Technical Specification

WEAR RESISTANCE OF GLAZED SURFACES


Porcelain Enamel Institute (PEI)

This test is only for glazed tiles and does not apply to unglazed porcelain tile or unglazed types of tile. All glazed floor tiles are classified under a porcelain Enamel Institute (PEI) rating

PEI Class 0

No foot traffic - Wall use only

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PEI Class 1

Very light traffic - Bare or stocking foot traffic

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PEI Class 2

Light traffic - Slipper or soft-soled shoes: second level bathrooms & bedrooms

PEI Class 3

Light to moderate traffic - any residential area, with exception of some entrances and kitchens if traffic is heavy

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PEI Class 4

Moderate to high traffic - Residential entry, kitchen, covered balcony, and countertops; light commercial

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PEI Class 5

High traffic - Any residential, commercial