Tile Classification Guide

 
 
 
 
  PORCELAIN (P) CERAMIC (C) GLASS (G) NATURAL GRANITE (NG)
  TOP-LAYER (1) SYNTHETIC GRANITE TILES (2) GLAZED (3) UNGLAZED (RUSTIC) (4)  
  UNGLAZED (RUSTIC) (a) GLAZED (b) POLISHED
(c)
SUPERGLOSS (d)    
  NON-POROUS        
  STAIN  RESISTANT       
  HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS    RESISTANT        
  CRACKING RESISTANT √*  √* √*  
  SLIP RESISTANT      
  COLOR RESISTANCE TO FADING √*** √*** √*** √*** √*** √*** √*** √***
  SCRATCH RESISTANT    
  HEAT RESITANT    
  WALL
  FLOOR √* √* √* √* √* √* √* √*
  INDOOR √**
  OUTDOOR     √** √**
  
 
(P)PORCELAIN 1top layer
(C)CERAMIC 2 synthetic granite tiles
(G)GLASS 3glazed
(NG)NATURAL GRANITE 4unglazed (rustic)
*depends on the model the tile (a)unglazed (rustic)
**depends on the location (b)glazed
***lasts for 5 years (c)polished
   (d)supergloss
  
 

DIN (Deutsche Industrial Normale) 51130 (Tiles slip resistance with footwear)

 
 CLASSIFICATION

EXAMPLES OF USAGE

R9

 

Retail Stores, hospital rooms, entrances to buildings, corridors and stairs, e.g. in office buildings, banks, hospitals

 

R10

 

Storage cellars, serving counters for packed meats

 

R11*

 

Laundries, bottling of drinks, car washes, florist shops

 
 

Ref: http://www.cmit.csiro.qu/vb2/345/54/index.htm

  
 
 *  May require a level of displacement to allow subsurface drainage or entrapment of spillages. 
 *  R9 has a broad category range because it includes slightly slippery to moderate slip resistance. 
  
 
 

     Please note that numerous factors can affect tile appearances.  These factors can include, but are not limited to, the type of adhesive used, installation procedures, cleaning agents, humidity, climate and surface traffic.  This table diagram is only intended as a general reference guide and cannot be applied as an absolute  to all tiles.

     Certain tiles are stain, household chemical and/or crack resistant but this does not equate to being stain, household chemical and/or crack proof.  This means that while these tiles have a certain degree of resistance to staining, household chemicals and/or cracks, they are not immune to discoloration(s), cracks and/or breaks.  Proper care and maintenance are recommended in order to maintain the look and luster of the tiles.

     We recommend the use of our Rubi chemicals from Spain which are specifically made for tiles.