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Adding porcelain tile can increase a home’s value. Cousins are porcelain and ceramic tiles, both made of clay and baked or fired to harden them. The difference is in clay and the manufacturing process— porcelain tiles are baked at temperatures up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in a very hard tile.Porcelain Tile Cape Town

In homes on floors, countertops and walls, both ceramic and porcelain tiles are used, but porcelain is preferred in areas subject to humidity, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Porcelain is also the swimming pool choice. In selecting porcelain tile, the first step is to match the tile to the usage. Floor and counter tile cannot be slippery and must be resistant to spills and stains. Test tiles for hardness, fluid absorption, chemical resistance, and other factors and issue ratings for use by the American National Standards Institute and American Society for Testing Materials.

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Porcelain tile is classified for abrasion or wear resistance in five classes. For floors or hard use, Class 1 is not recommended. Classes 2 and 3, such as kitchens and bathrooms with little or no exposure from scratching dirt, are for light to medium traffic. Class 4 is most common in medium to high-traffic houses, such as entrances, halls and busy kitchens. For heavy traffic and commercial use, Class is the top.

Find out more useful tips from ANNA COTTRELL. Click here to read more info from realhomes.com.

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