I searched EVERYWHERE for Victorian hex tiles of this quality! What makes these especially beautiful is that they are also VERY durable! During my "due diligence investigation" I learned that tiles have a very important rating that folks should consider before making a purchase - it is called the PEI ratings [Porcelain Enamel Institute abrasion test]. The PEI scale tests the resilience of the tile surface in relation to what that tile can endure - reputable tiles manufacturers will include PEI ratings on their products. Tiles are ranked on a scale from 1-5. A PEI rating of 1 indicates that the tile is best suited for light traffic areas or better suited on walls since they tend to be less durable whereas a PEI of 5 indicates that the tile can endure high traffic industrial activity. I discovered that most Victorian hex tiles [especially those with the gloss shine] have a PEI rating of 2 [recommended for soft soled shoes with "very small amounts of scratching dirt." ] Because I have kids who often bring entire sandboxes into the house I knew the PEI 2 would not be a good choice for our family - since I do not want to get in the habit of having to replace small scratched tiles. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I found these tiles that have a PEI rating of 4 [medium commercial and light institutional use]. Proved to be the perfect choice for my old Victorian home and a bunch of active children!
I did lots of research on hex tiles for my Victorian home-exact same tile- half the price. Shipping was free and fast!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot-on