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Rating Ceramic-Tiles
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There are many different types and colors of ceramic tiles and each as a result ceramic-tiles each have different ratings depending on what you want to use them for. In an effort to reduce purchasing mistakes made by a consumer, most manufacturers use the P.E.I (Porcelain Enamel Institute) guide to rate ceramic tiles.


The 5 Ratings for Ceramic Tiles
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The 5 ratings for ceramic-tiles are:
  • Group 1 ceramic tiles are soft and scuff easy. These ceramic tiles are most suitable for bathrooms, where soft footwear is worn or most preferably as wall ceramic tiles

  • Group 2 ceramic tiles are best used for general residential traffic. These ceramic tiles should not be installed in kitchens and foyers

  • Group 3 wall and floor ceramic tiles can be used in all residential applications. In addition, these ceramic tiles can also be used in light commercial situations such as offices and reception areas

  • Group 4 ceramic tiles can be installed in all residential conditions as well as moderate commercial areas

  • Group 5 ceramic tiles are the heaviest duty ceramic tiles. They can be used in heavy traffic areas such as malls and restaurants. These ceramic tiles can also be used in light external areas as they may resistant frost and freezing.


Glazed Ceramic-Tiles
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Ceramic tiles can be glazed or unglazed. The difference is:
  • Unglazed ceramic tiles are have a better durability and slip resistance
  • Glazed ceramic tiles have unlimited colors to choose from. In addition glazed ceramic tiles are also stain resistant.

The Ratings of Glazed Ceramic Tiles
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In addition to the P.E.I rating system for ceramic tiles, there is also the MOH (Method of Hardness) rating system used to measure the hardness of the ceramic tiles glaze. The strength of the glaze should be considered when picking your ceramic tiles. The strength rating for ceramic tiles is done on a scale of 1-10, the smaller the number, the easier the glaze on your ceramic tile will scratch.


Selecting your Ceramic Tiles
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When selecting your ceramic tiles you should first look at what you want it based on the P.E.I rating system. Next you should look at if you want your ceramic tiles to have durability and slip resistance. Finally, you can decide on the color and styles of your ceramic tiles.


Protecting Your Ceramic Tiles
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Once you have selected your ceramic tiles you will have to install them. You can either hire a professional installer of ceramic tiles or you can make it a home project. Regardless of which option you choose you should most definitely protect your ceramic tiles because they aren't cheap and you want their style and elegance to last. Using discount ceramic tiles's tile subfloor membrane will not only save you money over traditional installations (up to 70%), but it also helps:
  • Prevent cracks from spreading to your ceramic tiles
  • Prevent ceramic tiles becoming loose
  • Control nail popping


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