In the next few days, we are going to experience the aftermath of another hurricane. After last weeks flurry of unbelievable flood damage,we need to be prepared. A good place to start is proper flooring. This is especially good if you have a basement that has potential for flooding and/or retains moisture from outside elements.
The first and most important thing to look for is tile density. The higher the percentage the more moisture it absorbs.
Non Vitreous – 7% or more
Semi Vitreous- 3 – 7%
Vitreous – .5 – 3%
Impervious – .001 – .5%
The examples above should give you somewhat of a starting place when it comes to which tile to choose. The bottom two are the best choices for indoor flooring as far as repelling water and moisture. Make sure to waterproof seal all grout to double the protection. Good luck and happy tiling!