Other labels to look for are Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3. Grade 1 and 2 are appropriate for medium to high traffic floors, respectively, but grade 3 is only for wall use. If you choose a glazed tile, look for the PEI Rating, a rating system developed by the Porcelain and Enamel Institute indicating a tile's level of resistance to wear. For floors, look for a PEI of lll (3) or higher. PEI l and ll are suitable only for walls.
Impervious means the tile is utterly impenetrable to water and can be used outdoors; vitreous tiles absorb a little more water and be used outdoors. Non-vitreous tiles are soft and highly porous; those and semi-vitreous tiles should only be used indoors. You might also see the word "density," but all that refers to is the ratio of water absorption to thickness; the less water, the heavier it becomes.
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