Ceramic Tile Guide
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This product group has a water absorption value of TS-EN 14411 E > 10%. It is suitable for indoor use. Due to its physical properties, it is suitable for use only on the walls.
This product group has a water absorption value of TS-EN 14411 0.5% ˂ E ≤ 3%. It is an indoor product. The physical properties of this group allow the product to be used both on the floors and walls. It is not recommended to be used outdoors because as it is not resistant to frost.
Glazed Porcelain Tile
This product group has a water absorption value of TS-EN 14411 E ≤ 0.5%. It is frost resistant. It can be used indoors and outdoors. The physical properties of this group allow the product to be used both on the floors and walls
Unglazed Porcelain Tile (Technical Porcelain)
This is another product group with a water absorption value of TS-EN 14411 E ≤ 0.5%. It takes its surface texture and design for aesthetics completely from its mass. It is frost resistant. As it is an unglazed product, its deep abrasion resistance is higher. It can be used outdoors, indoors, and in commercial spaces.
1. What is Water Absorption Feature (TS EN ISO 10545-3)?
It is the number of open pores in ceramic tiles. It is the expression of the difference as a percentage, between the weights of the ceramic tile with and without water absorption. According to TS-EN 14411, ceramic tiles are classified according to their water absorption values.
2. What is frost resistance?
It refers to the resistance of tiles used in colder climates to frost conditions. Ceramic tiles with a low water absorption value (E ≤ 0.5%) should be used in places and surfaces where there is a potential risk of frost.
3. What is anti-slip?
It means a non-slippery surface.
What are the Dry Slip Values (DIN 51130)?
Entrance areas, bathrooms, kitchens, pharmacies, banks, schools, hotels
Firehouses, car parks, industrial kitchens
Livestock facilities, leather textile factories, oil production sites
4. What is the Color-Ton Change Scale (V Value)?
It refers to the color, tone, and pattern change between ceramic tiles.
V1 Same View
Each tile has the same texture, color, tone, and motif with very few and insignificant differences
V2 Light View
There may be differences in texture and/or pattern of the same colors
The overall appearance of these tiles is quite similar.
V3 Significant Difference
While the colors in one tile provide insight about the colors in other tiles, they differ significantly in color intensity.
V4 Random Difference
Each tile may have completely different colors compared to other tiles.
Due to color differences, there is a completely natural appearance in the tiles.
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5. What are their dimensions?
Nominal Dimensions: It is the dimension used in the description of the product. (20x20 cm)
Working Dimension: It is the targeted dimension in manufacturing. (19.7x19.7 cm)
Modular Dimension: It is the dimension obtained by adding the joint gap to the Working Dimension. (M20x20 cm)
6. What is decor?
They are the tiles that are applied with a decorative purpose as a line between or randomly among the background tiles.
7. What is trim?
They are the complementary parts produced to complete the background and decor tiles during flooring.Edge-corner turning parts, bumps and final curbs fall into this group.
8. What is lapping?
It is a method of polishing some glazed or unglazed floor tiles and curbs with special abrasive stones. A semi-bright appearance is obtained as a result of application to the final product.
9. What is rectification?
It is the process of cutting and correcting the edges applied to some dimensions. There is no camber left on the edges of the product following this process.