When looking for new tiles, the choice is endless. There is a lot to pay attention to, such as the uses of tiles. One tile is more suitable for a showroom and the other tile fits better on your new bathroom wall. How do you know which tile is suitable for what? We help you out.
A bathroom is a place where it is often wet or damp. In addition, you often walk there with bare feet and not with dirty shoes. You can take this into account in your tile choice. It is very important to pay attention to the anti-slip value of the tiles. You don't want to slip on a wet floor.
The anti-slip value (R-value) indicates how much grip a tile has. The values you use range from 9 to 12 with 9 being the lowest value. The higher the value, the more grip the tile has. R11 is usually used for bathrooms. But for rooms where you walk with your bare feet, another anti-slip value also applies, expressed in A, B and C. The values R9 and R10 almost always have the addition A, so they can also be used for the bathroom. in your house. Read more about the anti-slip value for bare feet.
Tiles in a supermarket
There are many things to look out for with tiles in a supermarket. The floor has to endure a lot: dirty shoes, shopping carts, heavy racks and products that fall apart. The tiles have to be able to withstand that, of course.
That is why it is important to pay attention to the wear value, among other things. The wear resistance of the surface of ceramic tiles is measured according to the PEI (Porcelaine Enamel Institute) standard. This standard measures the wear class in which a tile falls and how well it is resistant to scratching dirt. PEI 4 applies to supermarkets: it is suitable for heavily trafficked areas. In addition to the wear value, the scratch resistance shown in MOHS is also important. It ranges from 1 to 10 and indicates the relative hardness of minerals, such as lime (1). We recommend at least 7 for a supermarket. The floor should also not be too slippery and easy to clean. Read more about the wear value of tiles.
Tiles in a car showroom
A showroom should radiate luxury, but at the same time needs a robust tile. The tiles should not be too slippery and should be easy to clean. Of course you can't see tire marks or oil and the floor must continue to shine.
It is therefore important here that the tiles have a good anti-slip value (R9/R10) and also a good wear value. Think PEI 4.
Tiles in the garden
Of course, you don't just lay any tile in the garden either. Ceramic garden tiles are best suited for the garden. have the great advantage that they are scratch-resistant, colour-fast, frost-free and dimensionally stable. They also do not absorb dirt or moisture. They are beautiful, stay beautiful and do not become slippery. It would be a shame if the tiles wear out quickly.