Guide to Ceramic Tile Qualities and Ratings

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Guide to Ceramic Tile Qualities and Ratings

The quality of ceramic tile is rated in five groups. Each group represents a tile’s durability under specific levels of traffic. The lower the group number, the lower the tile’s durability. The following information provides a group-number-to-traffic-level correlation and describes the location best suited for each group.

Floor Tiles Classification Description

ECB Codes in This Category

Group 1 Light Traffic TilesTiles in this group are usually used for residential bathroom flooring and are not recommended for any area exposed to heavy foot traffic.

EC&B currently has no stock this category

Group 2 Moderate Traffic TilesThese can be used on residential interior floors, but should not be used in areas such as kitchens, entryways and stairs that are subject to tracked in or spilled abrasives.

EC&B currently has no stock this category

Group 3 Moderate to Heavy Traffic TilesThese can be used for any residential or light commercial application. The only place that they are not recommended is in heavy traffic commercial areas, like banks and restaurants.

EC&B currently has no stock this category

Group 4 Heavy Traffic TilesThese can be used for any residential and nearly all commercial applications. These tiles are durable enough to be used in such heavy traffic areas as shopping malls.

EC&B currently has no stock this category

Group 5 Ultra Heavy Traffic Tiles 

These are the most durable and can be used for all residential, commercial, and even industrial applications §where extreme durability is a must.

EC&B Codes in this Range

FW01

FW02

FW03

FW04

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