How Tile Is Made Part 2

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Tile and Natural Stone

5 classes:

Class 1: no foot traffic

  • interior wall applications only and not for the floor

Class 2: light traffic

  • interior wall applications and for residential bathroom flooring only

Class 3: light to moderate traffic

  • for residential floor and wall applications including bathrooms, kitchens, foyers, dining rooms and family rooms

Class 4: moderate to heavy traffic

  • residential, medium commercial and light industrial floor and wall applications including shopping malls, offices, restaurant dining rooms, showrooms and hallways

Class 5: heavy/extra heavy traffic

  • can be installed anywhere

Slip Resistance Rating

  • measured by its Coefficient of Friction (COF)
  • higher the COF the more slip resistant the tile
  •  important  for areas that get wet

Other ratings

  • scratch resistance
  • moisture absorption
  • chemical resistance
  • breaking strength


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