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Old 03-10-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Porcelain slate tile question

I am interested in putting Valleluga Pietra Lavica tiles in my kitchen/dining room area. It has a matte kind of rough finish. Any advice on these type of tiles such as wear, durability etc? It's going over a cement slab. The tiles are 12x12. What is the difference between these and say DalTile Continental Slate? I like the tiles just unsure of the finish. Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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Welcome, Pat.

Well, that appears to be marketed as a porcelain tile if this is what you're looking at.

I'd need our friend Mick to translate the Eye-tallian for me, but I can pick out "ANSI A137,1 impervious porcelain tiles" in there, but not much else.

As such, you will know a good deal about the general characteristics of tile, but you'll still need to know what the manufacturer claims as to the glaze and color and such properties. I don't see any of that on that site.

Same for the Daltile, but I don't even find reference to A137.1 on their site. Advertisement says it's porcelain, but without an ANSI reference we don't really know what that means.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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