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Unread 04-29-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Ceramic and Porcelain tile mixed

Hey All, I decided I'm going to do my own tile work in my basement I'm finishing (never done tile before). I started into a pattern in the hallway using a mixture of Ceramic tile with Porcelain tile for the borders/pattern. I got to thinking, is there an issue with mixing the tiles together in terms of expansion rate, etc? Not sure if it's relevant but both tiles have a PEI rating of 4 but the porcelain of course has less water absortion .05% vs the ceramic that is at 2.5%. Here is a picture of the tile work so far.
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Unread 04-29-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, Kevin.

No worries. Porcelain tile is actually a subset of ceramic tile.
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Unread 04-29-2009, 11:04 AM   #3
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Good news, thanks!
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Unread 04-29-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
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Yeah, they're all the same as to setting them. Porcelean is harder, but "It's All Good."
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Unread 04-29-2009, 04:46 PM   #5
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Nice job man it looks great!
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Unread 04-29-2009, 05:20 PM   #6
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That looks awesome! Way to go
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Unread 05-04-2009, 07:33 AM   #7
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Thanks!! I was a little concerned that it wouldn't look good. But so far everyone who has seen it has liked it.
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