I have heard various answers to this question: Should 6"x6" 8.0 mm
ceramic wall tiles be used on a bathroom floor?
Can anyone answer this with quantifiable results to back it up? The
tiles I'm looking at have a "rough" texture (not slick).
I have done this. I have set a good amount of tile and thought with a
superior installation (mud) I could get away with using wall tiles on the
floor. Wrong, lasted about 4 years and stress cracks started developing on
the surface. They have never cracked though or chipped but have noticeable
hairline cracks in them in the wear areas. Guess that is why they call them
Hmm. This box of tiles says "PEI IV". I guess that's OK for bathroom
floors according to the link you suggested.
Thanks for the input.
Anyone else have any experience with wall tiles on floors?
Won't wall tiles be exceedingly slippery? Wouldn't that encourage "I've
fallen and can't get up!" problems?
There's LOTS of HARD things in the toilet to bang against (including,
evidently, floor tiles).
As he said, they're not slick. Some wall tiles are, some aren't. But if
they're rated for floor use, it's hard to know if they were designed for
walls but can also be used for floors, or were designed for floors and can
also be used on walls.
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