Considering A Ceramic Floor? An excellent choice for kitchens for baths. As contractors in St. Louis with over 40 years experience, we can help you choose the best material for your home. Ceramic floors are durable, so you will not have to worry about wearing them down through frequent walking or moving on them over several years time. Ceramic floors can also withstand water and moisture better than other textures. There are however, classifications for the durability of ceramic texture varieties, provided by the Porcelain Enamel Institute (PEI). The PEI classes are as follows: PEI Rating 1: No walking PEI Rating 2: Light walking PEI Rating 3: Light to moderate walking PEI Rating 4: Moderate to heavy walking PEI Rating 5: Heavy & frequent walking Does Your Current Tile Need to be Replaced? Although ceramic tile tends to withstand potential damages better than most hardwoods or laminates, there are exceptions. Aging of the tile or cracks without maintenance can soon lead to required replacement. The typical lifespan for a ceramic floor can be two decades. However, what may start as a small break can then lead to air bubbles or pockets under the surface. When such happens, the texture is fallible to the same moistures or heavy traffic it could once uphold. The damage eventually effects the entire room when the subfloor is ruined. Contact American Flooring & Bath For a Free Estimate Give us a call or fill out our form to get in touch, and we can visit your home to get you on the right path. Our Contractors Will Install The Right Quality Texture We are available to assist you with gathering the proper materials for your home, all measurements and treatments to have flooring or tile installed, and will see the project from start to finish. With our trusted wholesale partners, we will ensure we stay within your price range while giving you the best material for durability and design. If you prefer, read more information about us and our contractors, or our wholesalers, reviews, or contact us via this site, or call 636-299-1043 today.