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Abrasion Resistance Classification

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

ASTM C-1027 describes the standard test method for determining visible abrasion resistance of glazed ceramic tile. The classifications are 0 thru 5 sometimes referred to as the PEI Ratings.

Class O – Decorative use only, Not recommended for use on floors

Class I – Light Traffic, for residential bathroom floors, no direct outside access

Class II – Medium – Light Traffic, residential interiors with the exception of kitchens, stairs, landings and areas near external entries

Class III – Medium – Heavy Traffic, All residential applications. Commercial applications which are similar in traffic to residential applications. Specifically excepted are areas of prevalent circulation or turning points

Class IV – Heavy Traffic, all residential and most commercial applications such as the public areas of exhibition halls, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, shops and schools

Class V – Extra Heavy Traffic, all residential and commercial applications similar to class IV where extra durability may be required. Commercial usage, Industrial Applications.

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