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Traditional Ceramics - Performance Testing

Tableware and Tiles Performance Testing

Through Lucideon’s UKAS ISO 17025:2017-accredited UK and approved overseas laboratories, we offer manufacturers, retailers, and importers full materials and product testing of all tabletop and giftware items to international standards, including the full suite of standardised toxic metal release testing for ceramic ware, glassware, and cookware, to cover most countries and their associated regulations.

Performance Testing of Ceramics


We have supported the global ceramics industry for over 100 years and with experience in the testing of finished ceramic tiles and ancillary products, Lucideon’s experts provide:

  • finished product testing
  • benchmarking products against competitors’ products or the client’s newly developed products
  • floor and wall tile testing of all categories to ISO 10545
  • testing of slip resistance to BS 7976 (pendulum) and DIN 51130 / 51097 (ramp)
  • adhesives and grout testing to EN12004 and EN13888

Sanitaryware performance testing

We provide full materials development and product testing for manufacturers, importers and retailers of:

  • vitreous china
  • fireclay
  • shower trays
  • basin / lavatory styles
  • commercial / laboratory

We are also able to offer a full suite of BS & EN product test facilities to cover all EN997 & BS3402 standards, including:

  • water absorption
  • crazing resistance
  • chemical attack resistance
  • abrasion resistance
  • colour
  • shape dimensional checks
  • customized and customer-specific tests
  • benchmarking and product comparisons

White Papers

Milling Processes
Milling Processes and Techniques

This white paper discusses milling options, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as focusing on how the milling process can help to control key characteristics to optimize the properties of end products in manufacturing processes

Drying Processes - the Balance Between Efficiency and Product Quality

Drying is an important process in almost all industry sectors, including ceramics, pharmaceutical, food, chemical, construction and semiconductors

The Value of Drying - Choosing the Right Equipment and Methods

Drying is an important and often necessary unit operation for many processes, determining the quality of the final product and its shelf life

Case Studies

Lucideon Expertise is a Winner with Ikea

IKEA wished to appoint a preferred consultant for ceramic product sourcing around the globe

Topps Tiles
Topps Tiles

Benchmarking study carried out by Lucideon

Ceramic Basin
Pinholing in Sanitaryware

Scanning electron microscopy was used to identify the cause of a glaze pinhole fault in sanitaryware manufacture