Tile Classification

Porcelain Polished tiles Collection »

Tiles used in heavy commercial traffic areas such as exterior areas, shopping centers, airports, hotel lobbies, public walkways.


Polished Porcelain Tile is fully-vitried porcelain body tile with mirror-like surface and rectified edging in usual size 600*600, 800*800, 1000*1000 and 600*1200mm. It is widely used in most indoor and outdoor wall and floor decoration due to its strong hardness and wear resistance characters. With advanced pattern penetrating technology, Polished porcelain tile could be produced in many different patterns e.g. Stone-like patterns, Wood-like pattern …etc.

Nowadays, Chinese Polished Porcelain tile is in top quality of the world with much higher quality standards than Europe, especially in surface flatness, straightness edge, straight angles and wear parameters, Chinese standard is in 2 times numerical higher than European standard.

Presently, Chinese export polished porcelain tile occupies nearly 50% of the total volume in world-wide market with regular size 600x600mm and 800x800mm. The large size tile e.g. 1000x1000mm and 600x1200mm has not yet became a trend in Export due to the environmental impact, strength and breakage rate causing by long transportation.

Technical Data

ITEM European Standard Our Standard
EN176 GB/T 4100-2006
Water absorption (E) Average E ≤ 3%
Single E ≤ 3.3%
Average 0.5% < E ≤ 3%
Single E ≤ 11%
Fracture strength (N) ---- Thickness ≥ 7.5mm ≥ 1100N
Breaking Mould (Mpa) ≥ 27 Mpa Average E ≥ 30 Mpa
Single E ≥ 27 Mpa
Abrasion Resistance (mm³) ≤ 205mm³ ≤ 174mm³
Thickness (%) S ≤ 190cm² 190 < S ≤410cm² S ≤ 190cm² S > 1600cm²
±10 ±5 ±10 ±5
Difference of the average size
and working size of single tiles
S ≤ 410cm² S ≤ 1600cm² 410 < S ≤ 1600cm² S > 1600cm²
± 0.75% ± 0.6% ± 0.6% ± 0.5%
Tolerant distortion (%) Right angle level ± 0.6% Area ≤ 1600cm ≤ ± 0.4%
Flatness Straightness ± 0.5% Area ≤ 1600cm ≤ ± 0.3%
Appearance quality Delamination (except the fraud delamination) At least 95% of the tiles hasn't visible
defections which may influence the quality
Not permit
Color difference Not obvious watching at the
distance of 2m to the tiles
Other defections (Ratio of incorrect checking) ≥ 5% watching at the
distance of 0.8m to the tiles