Wear Rating System

While the composition of tiles can vary, the most important attribute of a tile is its wear rating. The wear rating is a tile's ability to resist scratching from serface abrasion.

The chart below shows how tiles are rated.

Wear ratings

Class 1 Wall applications only
Class 2 Light residential use. Class 2 tiles must not be used in residential areas that are subject to constant or heavy traffic (i.e. kitchen).
Class 3 Residential applications. Class 3 tiles are suitable for all residential applications.
Class 4 All residential and light commercial applications. Class 4 tiles may be used in all residential areas and light commercial applications. (i.e. restaurants, offices).
Class 5 Suitable for all residential and commercial applications. Class 5 tiles are suitable for all applications including those with heavy traffic and constant ise (i.e. shoppong malls, hospitals).