> Durable porcelain construction
> Large format means fewer tiles used and fewer grout lines
> Suitable for interior floors
R9 - Best used in dry indoor areas: Bathrooms*, kitchens*, hallways*, living rooms, bedrooms and studies.
Generally, smooth surface gloss or matt tiles which can produce a slip hazard when wet, as a shoe may slide over the tiles*Suitable matting should be in place to absorb water splashes etc
R10 - Best used in indoor or outdoor areas where there may be minimal wetting remaining on the surface: Bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, food courts, and commercial areas with external entrances.
The tile surface will generally be a textured matt glaze, sometimes with a slight surface structure, designed to prevent shoes from sliding over their surface.
R11 - Best used in areas which may be subject to heavy wetting of the surface: Wetrooms, exposed balconies, patios.
The tile surface will usually be a heavier textured matt glaze, sometimes with a slight surface structure, designed to prevent shoes from sliding over their surface. Designed for both indoor and outdoor areas, where there can also be the presence of other surface contaminants, such as liquid soaps and leaf debris.
R12 - Best used in areas which may be subject to heavy wetting of the surface: Wetrooms, exposed balconies, patios, swimming pool surrounds, factory production lines, vehicle inspection pits
The tile surface will often have deep recesses to drain water and other liquid contaminants from the raised surface areas.
R13 - Best used in areas which may be subject to heavy wetting of the surface combined with other contaminants, steps or ramps: Commercial swimming pool and spa surrounds, Factory production lines, vehicle inspection pits
The tile surface will have very deep recesses to drain water and other liquid contaminants, such as oils from the raised surface areas and are designed for commercial areas including industrial process areas where there is dangerous equipment present
What underlay should be used.
Our advice: You could use on of our mattings these can be found in our Accessories section of the website. We would advise calling us on 01782 223822 or emailing us at email@example.com to discuss this further as matting is not always needed.
We have a block & beam floor with a large span of 10m x 6m. We plan to put an anti fracture membrane under the tiles as there is a bit of bounce due to span. We also have heavy furniture as this is a kitchen/dining/living area. What is the PEI rating & would these be suitable? Thank you.
Our advice: This tile is PEI 5 which is the highest PEI rating.
Can underfloor heating be placed under these tiles?
Our advice: Yes, these tiles can be used with underfloor heating.
is there much difference between these tiles and the extreme matt ones please
Our advice: The Black Matt Lounge Tile is slightly thicker and comes with an anti-slip rating of R9. They are produced by different manufacturers so they would have slight cosmetic variances, but overall the style and colour seem to be the same.
Could I use this tile for a open fireplace hearth?
Our advice: Yes, these tiles are suitable for use in a fireplace. As the tiles are Porcelain tiles, they can withstand extreme heat.
These tiles are specified as floor only, but could they be used as a feature wall in a walk in shower?
Our advice: The Lounge Black Matt Porcelain (SKU: 431285) is suitable to use as a wall tile in a shower area. The only consideration would be that the substrate is strong enough to take the weight, we recommend discussing this with your tiler.
Are these tiles suitable for outdoor use?
Our advice: The Lounge Black Matt tiles (SKU: 431285) are suitable for external use as they are a porcelain tile rendering them water resistant and frost proof. This tile also has a matt finish an anti-slip rating of R9 giving it an element of grip factor. We recommend ordering a sample to ensure its suitability for your project.