Testing quality of the floor

For product conformity, quality control, safety, performance and legislative reasons, we offer testing of ceramic floor and wall tiles to a wide range of UK, European and International Standards in our UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No. 0013).

Tiles are categorized through their manufacturing process (extruded or pressed), application (floor or wall), water absorption level, and finish (glazed or unglazed). Once categorised specific tests are applicable from the following list described in ISO 10545:

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.
Additionally, Lucideon conducts slip resistance testing by pendulum according to BS 7976 as well as ramp tests according to DIN 51130 and 51097.

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