The Porcelain Jungle

By Sergio Barro

All To Learn About Porcelain Tiles



Dear friend and/or colleague,

You have come to this website to learn all about todays making and up to date information of Porcelain Tiles. In the "Post It" section, you will find all answers realting to the questions below: 

  • How come there are digital porcelain tiles ranked UGL (UNGLAZED) and GL (GLAZED)?
  • Are all digital polished porcelain treated/nanotechnology sealed? Why do they perform differently?
  • Slip and fall, Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, indoor and outdoor? Why ex-Ansi 137.1 now Ansi 326.3 not reliable/ideal for outdoor guidance? What to look for on DIN 51130 (Ramp Testing) or Pendolum Test?
  • Abrasion test PEI testing vs Deep Abrasion Test...Mohs Scale?
  • Why do some digital porcelain tiles are way "deeper looking" more realistic than other ones?
  • Grout Haze, Stains, Porosity on Porcelain and their solutions?
  • Digital porcelain decoration technology vs traditional decoration technology, what are the differences?
  • Optical hazing and shadowing on polished porcelains?
  • How many faces? How many D.P.I./"pixels"...what are we talking abt.?
  • Lippage, warpage, grout joints, etc.

Please Check ANSI 326.3 New Product Use Classification Page. 
You'll Find:
  • The Full TCNA Document (3 parts) 
  • An Editied/Highlighted Version With Most imporatant Points
  • A Recap Version Compared With Ramp And Pendulum Test

Since the creation of this website (2005....) porcelain composition, sizes, thicknesses but above all its decoration, has changed quite a bit.

I recommend you focus on the Digital Decoration and if you have time, look through the History of porcelain tiles. 

This web site is entirely financed by Barro Sergio.

Only personal resources have been invested in its creation and maintenance.

No monetary contribution is requested and/or expected by any visitor.

Personal gratification is archived through the awareness of returning something back to an industry that so much has given and is currently giving. 


The following information support no manufacturer in particular, pictures, drawings, etc. have been borrowed or created to solely provide a visual back up for a better understanding of related subjects.