K-Slate Grafito floor tile 37.5x75cm by Pamesa Ceramica (Spain).
A frost-proof porcelain tile with a smooth semipolished glaze, an R9 slip-resistant finish and rectified edges. The K-Slate Grafito is a digitally printed stone-effect tile which imitates slate without the inherent variation found in natural products. Slate is a natural rock composed of volcanic ash or clay which is noted for its characteristic foliated layers. A large floor tile like this means fewer grout lines which creates an illusion of space in smaller rooms. It is suitable for all domestic and commercial uses and part of the K-Slate range of rectified semipolished porcelain tiles.
A rectified tile is a tile which has been mechanically cut to an exact size. Both ceramic and porcelain tiles can be rectified but it is typically more common with large porcelain floor tiles. Tiles that are not rectified can have very slight variations in size so rectification produces exact facial dimensions with more precise and narrow grout lines when tiling.
Tiles classified as an anti-slip floor tile are assigned an ‘R’ value which runs along a scale from R9 (not tested but manufactured to a minimum standard) all the way through to R13 (the highest slip resistance). Floor tiles with an R9 slip rating are most suitable in dry areas but should be avoided in wet environments.
Frost-proof tiles are an important consideration for rooms where the temperature may drop below zero such as utility rooms and conservatories. Tiles with a frost-proof glaze have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5% meaning they are ideal for such conditions. Tiles which are not frost-proof may absorb water which would freeze at zero and below, causing the tile to crack.
Pamesa Ceramica is one of Spain’s leading tile manufacturers having been in business for over 40 years. It aims to be the leading benchmark in the design, manufacture and marketing of ceramic tiles guaranteeing quality, value and customer satisfaction.
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