Builder grader porcelain tile--is it ok?
We are supposed to be tiling next week in our new home. I have looked high and low for a porcelain tile to go in the kitchen, dining, laundry, mudroom, and powder bath (all one tile as all the rooms connect). Am trying to match the granite which is Juparana Ipanema (Sukuri) so I went to the designer today and she led me to a builder grade porcelain tile that looks really good but the finish is very, very matt. The tile feels very "dry" when you run your hand over it--like it doesn't have a finish on it. I'm afraid that it might stain. Cost was under 2.50/ft for 18 inch tiles. Anybody know about the quality of this kind of tile? The name was Comet Cliff Tail (made by Cometstone) and was sold by a tile company that imports there own tile (they do have a good reputation in town). Anyone have any thoughts or experience with builder grade tile? I am somewhat on a budget but am willing to spend more if I should. Thanks