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Picking the Right Tiles for Your Home Project

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While only #ParexPH can offer you the best value for money, reliability, and durability for the tile adhesives and grout for your next tiling project, you are faced with one other challenge -- picking the right tiles! This guide will help you pick out the right tiles for whatever surface you need to work on.

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Hardness is your first consideration when picking out a tile. Thankfully, the Porcelain Enamel Institute has ratings that best describes the durability of a tile. Those fit only for wall-only applications are labeled as Class I. Class II tiles are still only best for interior walls or areas with soft-soled or normal foot traffic. Class III can handle areas with light to moderate foot traffic, and can withstand use as tiling for countertops. Class IV can handle moderate to heavy traffic and can be installed anywhere in the home. Class V is the most durable as it can handle scratching dirt, extra-heavy traffic, and can even be used for commercial spaces.

Porosity is another factor to consider when picking out tiles. Areas or surfaces that are always exposed to moisture should be described as impervious or with a water absorption factor of 0.5 or less. Make sure to inquire about this whenever choosing tiles, as using porous tiles in areas that are prone to get wet may lead to early breakage, an accumulation of grime, and perhaps even foul odors.

Slip Resistance is a tile trait best looked into when picking out tiles for floors. Areas such as bathrooms, showers, and kitchens require floor tiles with a high coefficient of friction to avoid accidents due to slipping. Tiles with special textured surfaces tend to be slip resistant. And as a rule, use tiles that are 4x4 or smaller to better manage areas intended to have more texture, and thus have less slippage.

Your choice of tile material, color, and texture all have effects on your space or surface aesthetic. Pick the one that best matches your design goal and you should be all set!

Now that you have this simple guide in picking out tiles, all you have to do is visit http://parexgroup.com.ph/ to pick out the best tile adhesive for your project! Or if you need direct help, don’t hesitate to message us on Facebook or leave an inquiry on our website so we can connect you to a Sales Officer right away.