How to Select Materials and Methods of Installation for Tile Floors
Our easy-to-use, Quick Reference Chart makes material and method
selection a simple process for any job. First, review the Performance
Level Rating Definitions listed below. Using the Suggested Performance
Selector Table, note the Performance Level Rating category number that most
closely matches your requirement.
Performance Level Rating Definitions:
1. Residential: Use in private homes or multiple family dwellings.
2. Light Commercial: Use in light commercial areas, such as offices,
reception areas, etc. and for residential use in premium or high-traffic
3. Commercial/Light Institutional: Restaurants, stores, public
walkways, commercial bathrooms, etc.
4. Heavy Commercial: Institutional bathrooms, shopping malls,
commercial kitchens, exterior decks and walkways on grade, hospital operating
rooms, light work areas, laboratories, light shipping and receiving, etc.
5. Extra Heavy Duty: For commercial use and high-impact service
areas such as food plants, bottling plants, breweries, dairies, roof decks,
institutional kitchens, industrial work areas, etc.
|Suggested Performance Selector|
|Area to be Tiled
||Performance Level Rating|
|Hallways, Foyers, Entranceways,
Reception Areas and Offices:
|Restaurants, Stores, Public Corridors,
and Shopping Malls
Walkways, Patios (Decks on grade)
|Light Work Areas, Laboratories
|Food or Bottling Plants, Breweries,
Dairies and Slaughterhouses
Using the Installation Method Locator, click on the link for the
method that matches your job, i.e. Tile Over Plywood. There may be several
methods applicable to meet your needs; the page that you go to will list
all of the methods, arranged according to the performance level that they
meet. Review the detailed drawings pertaining to your needs.
Installation Method Locator