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Traditional Ceramics

Materials Selection - Tiles

One of the most common causes of problems in wall and floor tiles second only to installation errors is failure of the tile itself. To ensure this doesn’t occur you need to understand your material at the most basic level. This will help you to select the right materials for your application.

We offer a wide range of services for ensuring the materials used for your tiles are fit for purpose, free of contaminants and safe. Our unique blend of experience and test facilities means that we can offer support with every stage of materials selection including:

  • Dimensions and surface quality
  • Water absorption
  • Modulus of rupture/breaking strength
  • Impact resistance
  • Deep abrasion
  • Surface abrasion
  • Thermal expansion
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Moisture expansion
  • Crazing resistance
  • Frost resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Stain resistance
  • Metal release for lead and cadmium