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PRODUCT RANGE 2012

www.porcellan.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GLAZED PORCELAIN

ABOUT PORCELLAN

P. 04

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

P. 05

PRODUCTION PROCESS

P. 06

GLAZED PORCELAIN COLLECTIONS

P. 09

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN COLLECTIONS

P. 53

GUIDELINES

P. 78

COMPLIMENTARY ITEMS

P. 80

AMEERA

P. 11

GLAZED POLISHED - MATT

AMWAJ

P. 13

GLAZED MATT

BAWADI

45X45
30X60
60X60

P. 17

30X30
45X45
30X60
60X60

GLAZED MATT

CARRARA

P. 19

GLAZED POLISHED

DIBAJ

P. 21

GLAZED MATT

DUROUB

P. 23

GLAZED MATT

LAYING PATTERN AND SUGGESTIONS

P. 84

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE SUGGESTIONS

P. 86

TECHNICAL GLOSSARY

P. 88

ELAF

P. 25

GLAZED MATT

JIYAD

P. 27

GLAZED LAPPATO - MATT

JUMAN

P. 29

GLAZED MATT

PORCELLAN TILE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

P. 90

PORCELLAN TILE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

P. 91

(POLISHED / UNPOLISHED TILES)

KUNOOZ
GLAZED POLISHED
ALL SIZES ARE MEASURED IN CM

30X60
60X60
30X30
45X45
30X60
60X60
60X90

40X40
30X60
60X60

P. 82

LAYING INSTRUCTIONS

(GLAZED PORCELAIN TILES)

30X60
60X60

P. 15

GLAZED MATT

BAYAN

45X45
30X60
60X60

P. 31

30X30
45X45
30X60
60X60
60X90
45X45
30X60
60X60

30X30
40X40
60X60

45X45
30X60
60X60

MAJAZ

P. 33

40X40
45X45
30X60
60X60

P. 35

45X45
30X60
60X60

GLAZED MATT

MAJLIS
GLAZED GLOSSY

MARMAR

P. 37

GLAZED GLOSSY

RAMAD

P. 39

GLAZED MATT

RAND

P. 41

GLAZED LAPPATO

SADAF

P. 43

GLAZED GLOSSY

ASEEL
FULL BODY
MATT - POLISHED

P. 45

GLAZED MATT

SARAB

P. 47

GLAZED LAPPATO

SINDIAN

P. 49

GLAZED MATT

ZEINA

P. 51

GLAZED LAPPATO - MATT

45X45
30X60
60X60

40X40
60X60

JUMEIRAH

30X60
60X60

40X40
60X60

30X60
60X60

30X60
60X60
60X90

P. 55

45X45
30X60
60X60

P. 57

45X45
30X60
60X60

FULL BODY - RUSTIC MATT

ARJAN

SOLUBLE SALTS LAPPATO POLISHED

BONIAN
SOLUBLE SALTS POLISHED

P. 59

P. 63

DOUBLE CHARGE
MATT - POLISHED - SEMI POLISHED

60X60
100X100

60X60

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
ARDESIA

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

45X45
60X60

LEWAN

SAHARA

P. 61

30X60
60X60

P. 65

SOLUBLE SALTS
MATT

MADA

P. 67

45X45
30X60
60X60

P. 69

45X45
30X60
60X60

SOLUBLE SALTS POLISHED

MUROOJ

SOLUBLE SALTS LAPPATO POLISHED

RAKEEN

P. 71

SALT & PEPPER MATT - POLISHED - RUSTIC

RIMAL

P. 73

FULL BODY - CHROMA


MATT - POLISHED

SAFA

POLISHED - MATT

30X30
45X45
30X60
60X60

60X60

P. 75

30X60
60X60
60X90

P. 77

40X40
45X45
60X60

SOLUBLE SALTS POLISHED

SARMAD

40X40
60X60

ALL SIZES ARE MEASURED IN CM

ABOUT PORCELLAN
Porcellan Co. LLC is a United Arab Emirates based company, spread over an area of 765,000 square meters
in Abu Dhabi area. Founded in 2006, it plays a key role within the strong local and regional presence of
Jamal Al-Ghurair Group (JAG) by decisively re-defining the concept of porcelain tiles.
Its effective sales network reaches key distributors in over 25 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and
Europe. Porcellan serves large-scale distribution channels, specialized dealers, retailers and end-users. The
integrated efforts of its workforce along with the latest technologies utilized provided the company with
the capability to produce more than 50,000 square meters of tiles per day.
All the products manufactured by Porcellan match the quality and aesthetic criteria of architects, interior
designers and homeowners. There is no doubt that the company will set a new benchmark for porcelain in
the United Arab Emirates and worldwide.
It is worth mentioning that the company was established by Jamal Al-Ghurair who is accustomed to the
nuances of business and commerce at an early age. He recognized the untapped local and regional market
for porcelain tiles and bravely directed his vision into building one of the largest porcelain plants.

OUR VISION
Porcellan, is committed to achieving operational excellence and becoming one of the foremost players in the
tile industry.

OUR MISSION
At Porcellan, we strive to fully utilize our production capacity and use advanced technology. We transform
this into value for developers, distributors, homeowners and all customers through good quality, competitive
pricing, product customization, flexibility, on-time delivery and reliability.

OUR VALUES
IDENTIFY OUR CUSTOMERS NEEDS:
At Porcellan, we believe that customers dont only buy products. They buy good customer service and
solutions to their problems and doubts. The more we put our hearts in the work to get closer to customers
the more we understand their needs and meet their requirements.
IMPROVE OUR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM:
In todays business environment, having the most advanced technology may no longer be adequate to
guarantee a competitive advantage. With an effective communication system in place, we want to ensure
ideas and thoughts are properly communicated both to employees as well as clients. It is even more important
to give clients the chance to share information, suggestions and feedback by checking back regularly to see
how things are going and providing a method that invites constructive criticism.
PROMOTE A TEAMWORK CULTURE:
The team members at Porcellan work hand-in-hand to set strategies and goals, share ideas and resolve
conflicts quickly. We believe that great things can happen if we work together as one unit.
TEAM = Together Everybody Achieves More
RESPECT THE NATURE WHERE WE LIVE:
The world is a beautiful place and we are committed to protecting the environment throughout our daily
activities.

PRODUCTION PROCESS
RAW MATERIAL

The porcelain tiles process starts by selecting the raw materials required for the body composition of various tiles, which are
mainly clays, feldspars, alumina, zirconium, silica sands and kaolins. Porcellan uses fine and natural raw materials imported
from many countries around the world including Spain, Iran, Egypt, etc. The mixture of raw materials is crushed and then
moulded into the required shapes through special shaping processes, and finally fired in kilns at extremely high temperatures.

MILING & GRANULATION

The batched raw materials go into ball mills for grinding, mixing and transforming the ingredients into liquid-like refined
granules technically known as body slip. To complete this process effectively, Porcellan utilizes advanced ball mills from a
leader in supplying all production equipments for the tiles industry, SACMI.

SPRAY DRYING

Most of the water contained in the resulting body slip is removed by spray drying to form a powder with low moisture
content.

CROMA PRESS FEEDING

The CROMA press feeding unit is an advanced technology from LB company for the production of porcelain tiles with high
aesthetic values. The four CROMA machines at Porcellan make it possible to produce a wide range of technical tiles with
veined and varied color effects. In case of glazed products, after spray drying, is pressing and formation

PRESSING & FORMATION

The resulting powder is collected in huge silos before it goes to the SACMI pressers, PH-3800 or PH-6200, to be transformed
to the desired body size and shape. The pressing stage is controlled and regulated by proportional valves, which ensure
maximum pressing precision and repeatability over time without any variation in the tiles. The pressers have high compaction
force, high productivity, easy adjustment and consistency in holding the pressing cycle schedule. In addition, the machines are
eco-friendly because the consumption level is reduced to the minimum by eliminating energy use during stops. All SACMI
branded pressers at Porcellan have an operating pressure of 3,800 tons or 6,200 tons. This allows the production of various
tile sizes ranging from 30x30 cm to 100x100 cm.

GLAZING

Glazing involves applying one or more coats of silica sand which gives a high-gloss finish and makes the surface very hard,
smooth and slip resistant. Tile glazing is mostly used for residential units since it seals out water, is easy to clean, protects the
tile from wear and tear and extends the life of the surface.

FIRING

Firing is a crucial stage within the whole production process. During this stage, the texture of the tile will be adjusted
providing the body with strength, size stability, and resistance to chemical agents. At Porcellan, a state-of-the-art Sacmi kilns,
with a total length of 218.4 meters, are used for firing. Recycled and natural gas is used to supply kilns with heat that is then
transmitted to the tile body through radiation.

POLISHING

Porcellan has six polishing lines that provide glazed and technical polished products with a mirror-like soft and brilliant
surface. In case of matt products, polishing is not required.

RECTIFICATION

Porcellan has eight squaring lines to deliver products with squared edges and size uniformity. Rectified tiles must be installed
with minimum 2mm grout lines.

SORTING

All tiles with surface defect and variation in shade will be eliminated. There are nine advanced sorting lines at Porcellan to
automatically check each tile separately and ensure the quality of the products.

PACKING

Tiles are wrapped rigidly with a thick cartoon box around their perimeter to ensure it is safely delivered to the customers.

GLAZED PORCELAIN
COLLECTIONS

10

AMEERA

IVORY

POLISHED
45X45 CM - AM45GP1
30X60 CM - AM36GP1
60X60 CM - AM60GP1

BEIGE

MATT
45X45 CM - AM45GM1
30X60 CM - AM36GM1
60X60 CM - AM60GM1

POLISHED
45X45 CM - AM45GP2
30X60 CM - AM36GP2
60X60 CM - AM60GP2

MATT
45X45 CM - AM45GM2
30X60 CM - AM36GM2
60X60 CM - AM60GM2

GLAZED PORCELAIN

11

12

AMWAJ

GREY

BROWN

BLACK

MATT
30X60 CM - AW36GM1
60X60 CM - AW60GM1

MATT
30X60 CM - AW36GM2
60X60 CM - AW60GM2

MATT
30X60 CM - AW36GM3
60X60 CM - AW60GM3

GLAZED PORCELAIN
METALLIC

13

14

BAWADI

SMOKE

MUSTARD

BROWN

BLACK

MATT
45X45 CM - BW45GM1
30X60 CM - BW36GM1
60X60 CM - BW60GM1

MATT
45X45 CM - BW45GM2
30X60 CM - BW36GM2
60X60 CM - BW60GM2

MATT
45X45 CM - BW45GM3
30X60 CM - BW36GM3
60X60 CM - BW60GM3

MATT
45X45 CM - BW45GM4
30X60 CM - BW36GM4
60X60 CM - BW60GM4

GLAZED PORCELAIN

15

16

BAYAN

SMOKE

BEIGE

COFFEE

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

BY30GM1
BY45GM1
BY36GM1
BY60GM1

BY30GM2
BY45GM2
BY36GM2
BY60GM2

BY30GM3
BY45GM3
BY36GM3
BY60GM3

GLAZED PORCELAIN

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18

CARRARA

CRYSTAL

YELLOW

POLISHED
30X60 CM - CA36GP1
60X60 CM - CA60GP1

POLISHED
30X60 CM - CA36GP2
60X60 CM - CA60GP2

GLAZED PORCELAIN

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20

DIBAJ
GREY

MATT
30X30 CM - DJ30GM1
45X45 CM - DJ45GM1
30X60 CM - DJ36GM1

SMOKE

60X60 CM - DJ60GM1
60X90 CM - DJ69GM1

NIGHT

MATT
30X30 CM - DJ30GM4
45X45 CM - DJ45GM4
30X60 CM - DJ36GM4

MATT
30X30 CM - DJ30GM2
45X45 CM - DJ45GM2
30X60 CM - DJ36GM2

LIGHT BEIGE

60X60 CM - DJ60GM2
60X90 CM - DJ69GM2

CREAM

60X60 CM - DJ60GM4
60X90 CM - DJ69GM4

MATT
30X30 CM - DJ30GM5
45X45 CM - DJ45GM5
30X60 CM - DJ36GM5

MATT
30X30 CM - DJ30GM3
45X45 CM - DJ45GM3
30X60 CM - DJ36GM3

60X60 CM - DJ60GM3
60X90 CM - DJ69GM3

DARK BEIGE

60X60 CM - DJ60GM5
60X90 CM - DJ69GM5

MATT
30X30 CM - DJ30GM6
45X45 CM - DJ45GM6
30X60 CM - DJ36GM6

60X60 CM - DJ60GM6
60X90 CM - DJ69GM6

GLAZED PORCELAIN

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22

DUROUB
WHITE

IVORY

BEIGE

LIGHT GREY

MATT
40X40 CM - DR40GM1
30X60 CM - DR36GM1
60X60 CM - DR60GM1

MATT
40X40 CM - DR40GM2
30X60 CM - DR36GM2
60X60 CM - DR60GM2

MATT
40X40 CM - DR40GM3
30X60 CM - DR36GM3
60X60 CM - DR60GM3

MATT
40X40 CM - DR40GM4
30X60 CM - DR36GM4
60X60 CM - DR60GM4

DARK GREY

OLIVE

LIGHT BROWN

DARK BROWN

MATT
40X40 CM - DR40GM5
30X60 CM - DR36GM5
60X60 CM - DR60GM5

MATT
40X40 CM - DR40GM6
30X60 CM - DR36GM6
60X60 CM - DR60GM6

MATT
40X40 CM - DR40GM7
30X60 CM - DR36GM7
60X60 CM - DR60GM7

MATT
40X40 CM - DR40GM8
30X60 CM - DR36GM8
60X60 CM - DR60GM8

GLAZED PORCELAIN

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24

ELAF

GREY

BEIGE

BROWN

BLUE

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM
60X90 CM

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM
60X90 CM

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM
60X90 CM

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM
60X90 CM

EL30GM1
EL45GM1
EL36GM1
EL60GM1
EL69GM1

EL30GM2
EL45GM2
EL36GM2
EL60GM2
EL69GM2

EL30GM4
EL45GM4
EL36GM4
EL60GM4
EL69GM4

EL30GM5
EL45GM5
EL36GM5
EL60GM5
EL69GM5

GLAZED PORCELAIN

25

26

JIYAD

GREY

BEIGE

LAPPATO
45X45 CM - JD45GL1
30X60 CM - JD36GL1
60X60 CM - JD60GL1

MATT
45X45 CM - JD45GM1
30X60 CM - JD36GM1
60X60 CM - JD60GM1

LAPPATO
45X45 CM - JD45GL2
30X60 CM - JD36GL2
60X60 CM - JD60GL2

NIGHT

MATT
45X45 CM - JD45GM2
30X60 CM - JD36GM2
60X60 CM - JD60GM2

LAPPATO
45X45 CM - JD45GL3
30X60 CM - JD36GL3
60X60 CM - JD60GL3

BLACK

MATT
45X45 CM - JD45GM3
30X60 CM - JD36GM3
60X60 CM - JD60GM3

LAPPATO
45X45 CM - JD45GL4
30X60 CM - JD36GL4
60X60 CM - JD60GL4

MATT
45X45 CM - JD45GM4
30X60 CM - JD36GM4
60X60 CM - JD60GM4

GLAZED PORCELAIN

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28

JUMAN
WHITE

COFFEE

YELLOW

BEIGE

CHOCOLATE

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM1
40X40 CM - JN40GM1
60X60 CM - JN60GM1

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM2
40X40 CM - JN40GM2
60X60 CM - JN60GM2

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM3
40X40 CM - JN40GM3
60X60 CM - JN60GM3

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM4
40X40 CM - JN40GM4
60X60 CM - JN60GM4

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM5
40X40 CM - JN40GM5
60X60 CM - JN60GM5

SKY BLUE

ORANGE

GREEN

LIGHT BLUE

BLACK

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM6
40X40 CM - JN40GM6
60X60 CM - JN60GM6

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM7
40X40 CM - JN40GM7
60X60 CM - JN60GM7

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM8
40X40 CM - JN40GM8
60X60 CM - JN60GM8

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM9
40X40 CM - JN40GM9
60X60 CM - JN60GM9

MATT
30X30 CM - JN30GM10
40X40 CM - JN40GM10
60X60 CM - JN60GM10

GLAZED PORCELAIN

29

30

KUNOOZ

IVORY

CRYSTAL

BEIGE

POLISHED
45X45 CM - KZ45GP1
30X60 CM - KZ36GP1
60X60 CM - KZ60GP1

POLISHED
45X45 CM - KZ45GP2
30X60 CM - KZ36GP2
60X60 CM - KZ60GP2

POLISHED
45X45 CM - KZ45GP3
30X60 CM - KZ36GP3
60X60 CM - KZ60GP3

GLAZED PORCELAIN

31

32

MAJAZ

WHITE

IVORY

BLACK

MATT
40X40 CM - MZ40GM1
45X45 CM - MZ45GM1
30X60 CM - MZ36GM1
60X60 CM - MZ60GM1

MATT
40X40 CM - MZ40GM2
45X45 CM - MZ45GM2
30X60 CM - MZ36GM2
60X60 CM - MZ60GM2

MATT
40X40 CM - MZ40GM3
45X45 CM - MZ45GM3
30X60 CM - MZ36GM3
60X60 CM - MZ60GM3

GLAZED PORCELAIN

33

34

MAJLIS

SMOKE

BEIGE

ROSE

YELLOW

GLOSSY
45X45 CM - MJ45GG1
30X60 CM - MJ36GG1
60X60 CM - MJ60GG1

GLOSSY
45X45 CM - MJ45GG2
30X60 CM - MJ36GG2
60X60 CM - MJ60GG2

GLOSSY
45X45 CM - MJ45GG3
30X60 CM - MJ36GG3
60X60 CM - MJ60GG3

GLOSSY
45X45 CM - MJ45GG4
30X60 CM - MJ36GG4
60X60 CM - MJ60GG4

GLAZED PORCELAIN

35

36

MARMAR

WHITE

IVORY

GLOSSY
45X45 CM - MM45GG1
60X60 CM - MM60GG1

GLOSSY
45X45 CM - MM45GG2
60X60 CM - MM60GG2

GLAZED PORCELAIN

37

38

RAMAD
SMOKE

GREY

BROWN

MATT
45X45 CM - RM45GM1
30X60 CM - RM36GM1
60X60 CM - RM60GM1

MATT
45X45 CM - RM45GM2
30X60 CM - RM36GM2
60X60 CM - RM60GM2

MATT
45X45 CM - RM45GM3
30X60 CM - RM36GM3
60X60 CM - RM60GM3

BLACK

DARK GREY

MATT
45X45 CM - RM45GM4
30X60 CM - RM36GM4
60X60 CM - RM60GM4

MATT
45X45 CM - RM45GM5
30X60 CM - RM36GM5
60X60 CM - RM60GM5

GLAZED PORCELAIN
CEMENT

39

40

RAND

WHITE

IVORY

BLUE

LAPPATO
40X40 CM - RN40GL1
60X60 CM - RN60GL1

LAPPATO
40X40 CM - RN40GL2
60X60 CM - RN60GL2

LAPPATO
40X40 CM - RN40GL3
60X60 CM - RN60GL3

GLAZED PORCELAIN

41

42

SADAF

BEIGE

BROWNISH BEIGE

GREY

GLOSSY
60X60 CM - SF60GG1

GLOSSY
60X60 CM - SF60GG2

GLOSSY
60X60 CM - SF60GG3

GLAZED PORCELAIN

43

44

SAHARA
CREAM

GREY

BEIGE

MATT
30X60 CM - SH36GM1
60X60 CM - SH60GM1

MATT
30X60 CM - SH36GM2
60X60 CM - SH60GM2

MATT
30X60 CM - SH36GM3
60X60 CM - SH60GM3

TAN

BROWN

BLACK

MATT
30X60 CM - SH36GM4
60X60 CM - SH60GM4

MATT
30X60 CM - SH36GM5
60X60 CM - SH60GM5

MATT
30X60 CM - SH36GM6
60X60 CM - SH60GM6

GLAZED PORCELAIN

45

46

SARAB

WHITE

IVORY

GREY

BLUE

LAPPATO
40X40 CM - SB40GL1
60X60 CM - SB60GL1

LAPPATO
40X40 CM - SB40GL2
60X60 CM - SB60GL2

LAPPATO
40X40 CM - SB40GL3
60X60 CM - SB60GL3

LAPPATO
40X40 CM - SB40GL4
60X60 CM - SB60GL4

GLAZED PORCELAIN

47

48

SINDIAN

BROWN

BEIGE

MATT
30X60 CM - SN36GM1
60X60 CM - SN60GM1

MATT
30X60 CM - SN36GM2
60X60 CM - SN60GM2

GLAZED PORCELAIN
WOODY

49

50

ZEINA
SMOKE

GREY

IVORY

LAPPATO
30X60 CM - ZE36GL1
60X60 CM - ZE60GL1
60X90 CM - ZE69GL1

LAPPATO
30X60 CM - ZE36GL2
60X60 CM - ZE60GL2
60X90 CM - ZE69GL2

LAPPATO
30X60 CM - ZE36GL3
60X60 CM - ZE60GL3
60X90 CM - ZE69GL3

BLACK

SUPER WHITE

BROWN

LAPPATO
30X60 CM - ZE36GL4
60X60 CM - ZE60GL4
60X90 CM - ZE69GL4

LAPPATO
30X60 CM - ZE36GL5
60X60 CM - ZE60GL5
60X90 CM - ZE69GL5

LAPPATO
30X60 CM - ZE36GL6
60X60 CM - ZE60GL6
60X90 CM - ZE69GL6

GLAZED PORCELAIN

51

52

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
COLLECTIONS

53

54

ARDESIA
GREY

WHITE

BEIGE

MATT
45X45 CM - AE45FR1
30X60 CM - AE36FR1
60X60 CM - AE60FR1

MATT
45X45 CM - AE45FR2
30X60 CM - AE36FR2
60X60 CM - AE60FR2

MATT
45X45 CM - AE45FR3
30X60 CM - AE36FR3
60X60 CM - AE60FR3

BROWN

BLACK

MATT
45X45 CM - AE45FR4
30X60 CM - AE36FR4
60X60 CM - AE60FR4

MATT
45X45 CM - AE45FR5
30X60 CM - AE36FR5
60X60 CM - AE60FR5

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
FULL BODY - RUSTIC

55

56

ARJAN

BEIGE

GREY

LAPPATO POLISHED
45X45 CM - AJ45SL1
30X60 CM - AJ36SL1
60X60 CM - AJ60SL1

LAPPATO POLISHED
45X45 CM - AJ45SL2
30X60 CM - AJ36SL2
60X60 CM - AJ60SL2

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
SOLUBLE SALTS

57

58

BONIAN

OFF WHITE

IVORY

POLISHED
30X60 CM - BN36SP1
60X60 CM - BN60SP1

POLISHED
30X60 CM - BN36SP2
60X60 CM - BN60SP2

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
SOLUBLE SALTS

59

60

ASEEL
SMOKE

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP1
40X40 CM - AS40FP1
30X60 CM - AS36FP1
60X60 CM - AS60FP1

IVORY

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM1
AS40FM1
AS36FM1
AS60FM1

DARK GREY

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP7
40X40 CM - AS40FP7
30X60 CM - AS36FP7
60X60 CM - AS60FP7

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP2
40X40 CM - AS40FP2
30X60 CM - AS36FP2
60X60 CM - AS60FP2

DARK GREEN

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM2
AS40FM2
AS36FM2
AS60FM2

LIGHT GREY

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM7
AS40FM7
AS36FM7
AS60FM7

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP8
40X40 CM - AS40FP8
30X60 CM - AS36FP8
60X60 CM - AS60FP8

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP3
40X40 CM - AS40FP3
30X60 CM - AS36FP3
60X60 CM - AS60FP3

LIGHT GREEN

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM3
AS40FM3
AS36FM3
AS60FM3

DARK BROWN

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM8
AS40FM8
AS36FM8
AS60FM8

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP9
40X40 CM - AS40FP9
30X60 CM - AS36FP9
60X60 CM - AS60FP9

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM4
AS40FM4
AS36FM4
AS60FM4

LIGHT BROWN

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM9
AS40FM9
AS36FM9
AS60FM9

RED

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP14
40X40 CM - AS40FP14
30X60 CM - AS36FP14
60X60 CM - AS60FP14

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP4
40X40 CM - AS40FP4
30X60 CM - AS36FP4
60X60 CM - AS60FP4

DARK BLUE

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP10
40X40 CM - AS40FP10
30X60 CM - AS36FP10
60X60 CM - AS60FP10

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM14
AS40FM14
AS36FM14
AS60FM14

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP15
40X40 CM - AS40FP15
30X60 CM - AS36FP15
60X60 CM - AS60FP15

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM5
AS40FM5
AS36FM5
AS60FM5

DARK PINK

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM10
AS40FM10
AS36FM10
AS60FM10

ORANGE

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP5
40X40 CM - AS40FP5
30X60 CM - AS36FP5
60X60 CM - AS60FP5

LIGHT BLUE

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP11
40X40 CM - AS40FP11
30X60 CM - AS36FP11
60X60 CM - AS60FP11

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM15
AS40FM15
AS36FM15
AS60FM15

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP12
40X40 CM - AS40FP12
30X60 CM - AS36FP12
60X60 CM - AS60FP12

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM6
AS40FM6
AS36FM6
AS60FM6

LIGHT PINK

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM11
AS40FM11
AS36FM11
AS60FM11

BLACK

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP6
40X40 CM - AS40FP6
30X60 CM - AS36FP6
60X60 CM - AS60FP6

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP13
40X40 CM - AS40FP13
30X60 CM - AS36FP13
60X60 CM - AS60FP13

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM13
AS40FM13
AS36FM13
AS60FM13

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM40
AS40FM40
AS36FM40
AS60FM40

ULTRA WHITE

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

CM
CM
CM
CM

MATT
AS30FM12
AS40FM12
AS36FM12
AS60FM12

POLISHED
30X30 CM - AS30FP40
40X40 CM - AS40FP40
30X60 CM - AS36FP40
60X60 CM - AS60FP40

30X30
40X40
30X60
60X60

FULL BODY - UNICOLOR

61

62

JUMEIRAH
SMOKE

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP1
100X100 CM - JM11DLP1

IVORY

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM1
100X100 CM - JM11DLM1

BROWN

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP11
100X100 CM - JM11DLP11

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP2
100X100 CM - JM11DLP2

GOLD

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM2
100X100 CM - JM11DLM2

BRICK RED

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM11
100X100 CM - JM11DLM11

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP12
100X100 CM - JM11DLP12

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP6
100X100 CM - JM11DLP6

ROYAL BLUE

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM6
100X100 CM - JM11DLM6

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP13
100X100 CM - JM11DLP13

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM9
100X100 CM - JM11DLM9

DARK GREY

LIGHT GREY

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM12
100X100 CM - JM11DLM12

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP9
100X100 CM - JM11DLP9

CHOCOLATE

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM13
100X100 CM - JM11DLM13

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP14
100X100 CM - JM11DLP14

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP10
100X100 CM - JM11DLP10

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM10
100X100 CM - JM11DLM10

BLACK

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM14
100X100 CM - JM11DLM14

POLISHED
60X60 CM - JM60DLP16
100X100 CM - JM11DLP16

MATT
60X60 CM - JM60DLM16
100X100 CM - JM11DLM16

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
DOUBLE CHARGE

63

64

LEWAN
IVORY

BEIGE

LIGHT GREY

DARK GREY

MATT
40X40 CM - LW40SM1
60X60 CM - LW60SM1

MATT
40X40 CM - LW40SM2
60X60 CM - LW60SM2

MATT
40X40 CM - LW40SM3
60X60 CM - LW60SM3

MATT
40X40 CM - LW40SM4
60X60 CM - LW60SM4

GREEN

BROWN

BLACK

MATT
40X40 CM - LW40SM5
60X60 CM - LW60SM5

MATT
40X40 CM - LW40SM6
60X60 CM - LW60SM6

MATT
40X40 CM - LW40SM7
60X60 CM - LW60SM7

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
SOLUBLE SALTS

65

66

MADA

SMOKE

BEIGE

LIGHT ROSE

GREY

POLISHED
45X45 CM - MD45SP1
30X60 CM - MD36SP1
60X60 CM - MD60SP1

POLISHED
45X45 CM - MD45SP2
30X60 CM - MD36SP2
60X60 CM - MD60SP2

POLISHED
45X45 CM - MD45SP3
30X60 CM - MD36SP3
60X60 CM - MD60SP3

POLISHED
45X45 CM - MD45SP4
30X60 CM - MD36SP4
60X60 CM - MD60SP4

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
SOLUBLE SALTS

67

68

MUROOJ

OLIVE

GOLD

TAN

NUT

LAPPATO POLISHED
45X45 CM - MR45SL1
30X60 CM - MR36SL1
60X60 CM - MR60SL1

LAPPATO POLISHED
45X45 CM - MR45SL2
30X60 CM - MR36SL2
60X60 CM - MR60SL2

LAPPATO POLISHED
45X45 CM - MR45SL3
30X60 CM - MR36SL3
60X60 CM - MR60SL3

LAPPATO POLISHED
45X45 CM - MR45SL4
30X60 CM - MR36SL4
60X60 CM - MR60SL4

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
SOLUBLE SALTS

69

70

RAKEEN
WHITE

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

RK30FM1
RK45FM1
RK36FM1
RK60FM1

GREY

RUSTIC
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

RK30FR1
RK45FR1
RK36FR1
RK60FR1

30X30
45X45
30X60
60X60

POLISHED
CM - RK30FP1
CM - RK45FP1
CM - RK36FP1
CM - RK60FP1

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

DARK GREY

RK30FM2
RK45FM2
RK36FM2
RK60FM2

BLACK

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

RK30FM4
RK45FM4
RK36FM4
RK60FM4

RUSTIC
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

RUSTIC
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

RK30FR2
RK45FR2
RK36FR2
RK60FR2

RK30FR4
RK45FR4
RK36FR4
RK60FR4

30X30
45X45
30X60
60X60

POLISHED
CM - RK30FP2
CM - RK45FP2
CM - RK36FP2
CM - RK60FP2

30X30
45X45
30X60
60X60

POLISHED
CM - RK30FP4
CM - RK45FP4
CM - RK36FP4
CM - RK60FP4

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

RK30FM3
RK45FM3
RK36FM3
RK60FM3

RUSTIC
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

RK30FR3
RK45FR3
RK36FR3
RK60FR3

30X30
45X45
30X60
60X60

POLISHED
CM - RK30FP3
CM - RK45FP3
CM - RK36FP3
CM - RK60FP3

MATT
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

RK30FM5
RK45FM5
RK36FM5
RK60FM5

RUSTIC
30X30 CM
45X45 CM
30X60 CM
60X60 CM

RK30FR5
RK45FR5
RK36FR5
RK60FR5

30X30
45X45
30X60
60X60

POLISHED
CM - RK30FP5
CM - RK45FP5
CM - RK36FP5
CM - RK60FP5

BEIGE

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
SALT & PEPPER

71

72

RIMAL
SAND WHITE

POLISHED
60X60 CM - RL60FP1

IVORY

MATT
60X60 CM - RL60FM1

POLISHED
60X60 CM - RL60FP2

GREY

MATT
60X60 CM - RL60FM2

BRICK RED

POLISHED
60X60 CM - RL60FP8

POLISHED
60X60 CM - RL60FP5

SAND YELLOW

MATT
60X60 CM - RL60FM5

CHOCOLATE

MATT
60X60 CM - RL60FM8

POLISHED
60X60 CM - RL60FP10

POLISHED
60X60 CM - RL60FP6

MATT
60X60 CM - RL60FM6

BLACK

MATT
60X60 CM - RL60FM10

POLISHED
60X60 CM - RL60FP12

MATT
60X60 CM - RL60FM12

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
FULL BODY - CHROMA

73

74

SAFA

SKY

SAND

POLISHED
30X60 CM - SF36SP1
60X60 CM - SF60SP1
60X90 CM - SF69SP1

POLISHED
30X60 CM - SF36SP2
60X60 CM - SF60SP2
60X90 CM - SF69SP2

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
SOLUBLE SALTS

75

76

SARMAD
WHITE

POLISHED
40X40 CM - SR40FP1
45X45 CM - SR45FP1
60X60 CM - SR60FP1

BEIGE

MATT
40X40 CM - SR40FM1
45X45 CM - SR45FM1
60X60 CM - SR60FM1

BROWN

POLISHED
40X40 CM - SR40FP9
45X45 CM - SR45FP9
60X60 CM - SR60FP9

POLISHED
40X40 CM - SR40FP2
45X45 CM - SR45FP2
60X60 CM - SR60FP2

GREY

MATT
40X40 CM - SR40FM2
45X45 CM - SR45FM2
60X60 CM - SR60FM2

DARK GREY

MATT
40X40 CM - SR40FM9
45X45 CM - SR45FM9
60X60 CM - SR60FM9

POLISHED
40X40 CM - SR40FP11
45X45 CM - SR45FP11
60X60 CM - SR60FP11

POLISHED
40X40 CM - SR40FP5
45X45 CM - SR45FP5
60X60 CM - SR60FP5

MATT
40X40 CM - SR40FM5
45X45 CM - SR45FM5
60X60 CM - SR60FM5

BLACK

MATT
40X40 CM - SR40FM11
45X45 CM - SR45FM11
60X60 CM - SR60FM11

POLISHED
40X40 CM - SR40FP12
45X45 CM - SR45FP12
60X60 CM - SR60FP12

MATT
40X40 CM - SR40FM12
45X45 CM - SR45FM12
60X60 CM - SR60FM12

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
SALT & PEPPER

77

GUIDELINES
CODE SYSTEM

SYMBOLOGY
TYPOLOGIES

AL 60 GL 3
Name of collection

GM
GL
GP
GG
SP
SL
FP
FM
FR
DLP
DLM
DLSP

Glazed Matt
Glazed Lappato
Glazed Polished
Glazed Glossy
Soluble Salts Polished
Soluble Salts Lappato
Full Body Polished
Full Body Matt
Full Body Rustic
Double Loading Polished
Double Loading Matt
Double Loading Semi-Polished

PACKING LIST
SIZE

BOXES

SQUARE PALLETS

PCS

Sq.M

KG

Boxes Sq.M

KG

AVAILABLE
SIZES

VILLAS

SUITABLE FOR
WALLS

TECHNICAL
PORCELAIN

THICKNESS

HOTELS

SUITABLE FOR
FLOORS

CHROMA

RECTIFIED

RESTAURANTS

SUITABLE
FOR WALLS &
FLOORS

SALT & PEPPER

MODULAR

MALLS

SUITABLE FOR
VENTILATED
FACADES

DOUBLE
CHARGE

SLIP
RESISTANCE

BUILDINGS

SOLUBLE SALTS

ABRASION
RESISTANCE

SPORTS
COMPLEX

FROST
RESISTANCE

OFFICES

FINISHINGS
MATT

AESTHETIC
FEATURES

SCHOOLS

LAPPATO

UNIFORM
APPEARANCE

HOSPITALS

POLISHED

SLIGHT
VARIATION

INDUSTRIES

SEMI-POLISHED

MODERATE
VARIATION

RAILWAY
STATIONS

GLOSSY

RANDOM
VARIATION

AIRPORTS

RUSTIC

GRAPHICS
VARIATION

EURO PALLETS
Boxes Sq.M

KG

100 x 100

14.5

1.00

33.00

40

40.00

1,320.00

60 x 90

12.0

1.62

44.00

22

35.64

968.00

60 x 60

10.0

1.44

32.80

30

43.20

984.00

30

43.20

984.00

30 x 60

9.5

1.08

22.80

72

77.76

1,642.00

48

51.84

1,094.00

45 x 45

9.5

1.42

30.10

56

79.52

1,686.00

48

68.16

1,445.00

40 x 40

9.0

10

1.60

33.00

48

76.80

1,600.00

48

76.80

1,600.00

30 x 30

8.5

12

1.08

21.00

78

84.24

1,638.00

72

77.76

1,512.00

APPLICATIONS

GLAZED
PORCELAIN

Typology and surface finishing

30 30x30
40 40x40
45 45x45
36 30x60
60 60x60
69 60x90
11 100x100

78

DESTINATIONS

Colour
Size

in CM

TECHNICAL
FEATURES

COLLECTION CHECKLIST
TYPOLOGIES

FINISHINGS

TECHNICAL
FEATURES

AESTHETIC
FEATURES

DESTINATIONS

APPLICATIONS

AMEERA
AMWAJ
BAWADI
BAYAN
CARRARA
DIBAJ
DUROUB
ELAF
JIYAD
JUMAN
KUNOOZ
MAJAZ
MAJLIS
MARMAR
RAMAD
RAND
SADAF
SAHARA
SARAB
SINDIAN
ZEINA
ARDESIA
ARJAN
ASEEL
BONIAN
JUMEIRAH
LEWAN
MADA
MUROOJ
RAKEEN
RIMAL
SAFA
SARMAD

79

COMPLIMENTARY ITEMS

BAWADI

BAYAN

MADA

MADA

NET MUSTARD - 30X30 cm

IRREGULAR MIX - 30X30 cm

RHOMBUS BEIGE - 30X30 cm

RHOMBUS LIGHT ROSE - 30X30 cm

BAWADI

DIBAJ

MADA

MADA

NET BROWN - 30X30 cm

STRIPE MIX - 30X30 cm

RHOMBUS GREY - 30X30 cm

RHOMBUS SMOKE - 30X30 cm

80

MUROOJ

MUROOJ

MUROOJ

MUROOJ

SQUARE OLIVE - 30X30 cm

SQUARE GOLD - 30X30 cm

STRIPE OLIVE - 30X30 cm

SQUARE GOLD - 30X30 cm

MUROOJ

MUROOJ

MUROOJ

MUROOJ

SQUARE TAN - 30X30 cm

SQUARE NUT - 30X30 cm

SQUARE TAN - 30X30 cm

SQUARE NUT - 30X30 cm

81

LAYING PATTERN AND SUGGESTIONS

SCHEME 1 30x60 / 22.5x45 / 10x60 / 7.5x60 cm

60x60 cm

82

30x60 cm

SCHEME 2 60x60 / 45x45 cm

SCHEME 4 60x60 / 30x60 / 10x60 cm

SCHEME 3 60x60 / 30x60 / 45x45 / 22.5x45 cm

SCHEME 5 30x60 / 7.5x60 cm

10x60 cm

45x45 cm

22.5x45 cm

7.5x60 cm

SCHEME 6 30x60 / 10x60 / 7.5x60 cm

SCHEME 9 60x60 / 30x60 cm

SCHEME 7 60x60 / 30x60 cm

SCHEME 10 30x60 / 10x60 cm

SCHEME 12 10x60 / 7.5x60 cm

SCHEME 8 45x45 / 22.5x45 cm

SCHEME 11 30x60 cm

83

LAYING INSTRUCTIONS
Laying is fundamental for an excellent result. It is absolutely necessary to ensure that all
operations are carried out with accuracy by skilled professionals, creating oor and wall
coverings capable of lasting for many years. We would like to mention here some points
concerning the application of porcelain wall and oor tiles.

PRELIMINARY OPERATIONS
It is important to check that you have sufcient materials to complete the job. Moreover, it is
a good thing to have one or two boxes for cut tiles and for accidental breakages and one or
two boxes for the owner to keep, so that the owner can resolve any need that may arise in
the future. The boxes must be stacked no higher than 4 by 4 to avoid the risk of breaking tiles.
You always have to check the materials before laying. Inspect them to ensure that there are
no visible defects. Then dry lay a couple of square metres of tiles to check and reconrm the
overall effect.
Prior to laying tiles, the surface to be covered should be examined to ensure a stable base: it
must be level, dry, smooth and clean. If the surfaces are not absolutely vertical/horizontal,
you must get a stone mason to correct all of the irregularities.

LAYING
For a better result, take tiles from different boxes alternately to avoid any slight differences in
tone and size becoming very evident.
After choosing the most appropriate adhesive and preparing it properly following the
manufacturers instructions, spread the adhesive on the ground by using a straight-edged
spatula and then comb it with the toothed side.
For larger than 30x30 cm formats, oors subject to heavy pedestrian trafc and external uses,
it is advisable to use the double-glued technique that means distribute the xing material on
the ground and put a ne cover on the back side of the tile.
This practice prevents the creation of voids that could lead to breakage. Joints allow the oor
- (wall-) system to settle and adapt to technical-structural variations in the building, and for
this reason small joints are suggested also for rectied tiles.

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The choice of the type of joint space depends on several elements, that are: (1) the place
where the tiles are to be tted - indoors or outdoors; (2) tile size; (3) desired width oor tile
joint spaces are normally wider than wall joint spaces; (4) joint colour this can be the same
colour as the tiles or can be different to have a contrasting effect; (5) type of joint nishing
smooth, rustic, at or concave.
The choice of the type of joint space depends on several elements, that are: (1) the place
where the tiles are to be tted - indoors or outdoors; (2) tile size; (3) desired width oor tile
joint spaces are normally wider than wall joint spaces; (4) joint colour this can be the same
colour as the tiles or can be different to have a contrasting effect; (5) type of joint nishing
smooth, rustic, at or concave.
In order to ensure that the joints are well aligned, the tiles should be tted with the help of
cross guides (there are several types of cross guides that can be removed and re-used) and/
or wedges. Regarding laying outdoor, in addition, individual national laws may require specic
characteristics (eg. anti-slip properties): select between collections materials which comply
with the relevant regulations for the specic case.
Finally, to check that tiles have been well tted, make a sound test. If a tile is tapped and a
hollow sound is heard, this means that this tile is not correctly tted and the adhesive was not
spread out properly. When laying the tile, it is preferable to use adhesive instead of cement.

GROUTING THE JOINTS


Joints must be grouted at least 24-48 hours after the tiles are laid. The joints must be
completely clean throughout their entire body. The underside and edges of the tile must be
accurately soaked.
The grouting must be performed with grouts from reputed manufacturers available in the
market. The joints are normally grouted with rubber spatulas, letting the grout penetrate the
depths. Rectified tiles must be installed with minimum 2mm grout lines.
Everything is left to dry. When the sealant starts to take hold, the excess should then be
removed with a wet sponge.It is recommended not to use sand or sawdust that digs into and
removes the grout that is still fresh from the joints.

FINAL CLEANING OF THE FLOOR AFTER LAYING


After installation, residues of mortar, cement, grout or adhesives, often not visible to the
naked eye, are always left on the oor.
These materials make the oor less attractive and may trap dust and dirt. About 36-48 hours
after grouting is nished, the cleaning must be carried out using a descaling detergent in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Generally the detergent, diluted in water, must be applied to clean areas of a few square
metres at a time, after which each area should be abundantly rinsed and then dried.

85

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE SUGGESTIONS


The quality of porcelain tiles covering depends not only on good design and correct laying,
but also on the care that will be addressed to the surfaces. In order to highlight the aesthetic
features of the materials and ensure that the surface maintains its original beauty, we
recommend you to observe some basic precautions as regards maintenance, cleaning and
protection.

DURING BUILDING WORK


Once the tiles have been installed it will be necessary to provide adequate protection against
possible damages during subsequent work, covering them with cardboard, thick plastic or a
layer of sawdust.

FIRST CLEANING
The most important cleaning operation has to be performed immediately after the tiles have
been set and before the oor is used.It is essential to clean the tiles accurately the rst time
in order to highlight their aesthetic characteristics and guarantee that they are easy to clean
and stain resistant. If a surface layer of grout remains on the tiles, the oor will tend to get
dirty more quickly.
In this phase, it is advisable to apply an acid-based detergent to small surfaces as per the
concentration recommended by the manufacturer.Then let it soak for a few minutes before
removing it with a rough cloth. It is necessary and essential to rinse the surface with plenty of
clean water.Before proceeding with this type of activity, it is advisable to carry out a resistance
test on a small surface area of the material so as to not damage the entire surface.
To prevent the acid-based product from corroding the cement-based joint ller, wet the oor
prior to cleaning so that the joints are impregnated and thus protected from the corrosive
action of the acid.
If the rst cleaning is performed after the oor has been used, before applying the acidbased product it is advisable to remove any greasy or similar substances using right cleaning
products.

86

ORDINARY CLEANING
Customary cleaning eliminates dirt, marks or footprints and reinforces the protective layer in
case of wear.Surfaces should be cleaned with proper detergents that do not affect surfaces
and glazes. It is therefore appropriate to avoid using acid based or aggressive cleaners.
Grs porcellanato is a very tough material with particularly high resistance to chemicals and
frost. It is also waterproof and it does not retain stains of any type. For everyday cleaning, it
is sufcient to wash the oor with water and detergents for ceramic surfaces.
The use of warm water helps to increase the cleaning process efciently.Nevertheless,
persistent stains that are difcult to remove with normal cleaning may be eliminated with the
appropriate use of stronger and more concentrated cleaning products, capable of removing
heavier dirt and restoring the original appearance of the tiles. It is very important to identify
the type of stain and use the suitable cleaner, so it is advisable to chose the appropriate
detergent reading the label with attention.
Grs porcellanato is resistant to all chemicals, with the exception of hydrouoric acid, which
is harmful to all ceramic products. It is appropriate to avoid rubbing surfaces with abrasive
materials such as metal pads or hard brushes that can scratch or leave marks on the surface.
Grs porcellanato may undergo an industrial polishing process that produces the polished
type, which has a mirror nish. Unlike the natural (i.e. unpolished) material, it presents
some stainability problems: the polishing process, in fact, opens the pores of the porcelain
stoneware, making it easier for dirt to penetrate.
In addition, polished surfaces suffer with the passage of time a process of opacication. So, it
is important to distinguish between cleaning and protection for polished and for natural
material.
For commercial and heavily used surface areas such as airports, hospitals, supermarkets and
any public spaces which are subject to considerable soiling, it is necessary to use automatic
cleaning machines with suction of the washing liquids. This allows not only deep cleaning but
also the continuous removal of liquids containing substances that cause soiling.

EXTRA ORDINARY CARE PROCEDURE


When the original treatment has been heavily damaged or is very old, or if treatment care
procedures have not been carried out correctly, it is necessary to perform an exceptional
care procedure. In these cases, old treatments or old layer of care wax have to be removed
and then restored. Before using the appropriate product for this operation, it is advisable to
perform a test on a small part of the surface.

PROTECTION
The aim of the preservation process is to raise a barrier to prevent the oor from becoming
dirty and enhance the materials appearance. However, to preserve the genuine beauty of the
oor as long as possible, it is advisable to protect the entrance to the room, especially if it is
in direct contact with outdoor area, using a doormat that will as much as possible hold back
dust or other abrasive substances.
Ultimately, particular care should be given to the maintenance of joints, which are more
delicate and absorbing than the tiles themselves. For this reason, we suggest to cover the
area around the sink in kitchens or in bathrooms with special grouts able to protect joints and
increase their waterproof properties.
In case coloured joint llers are used in oor tiles, light colours are not recommended for
entrance areas or kitchen oors because they get dirty easily.

ORDINARY CLEANING
TYPE OF DIRT

TYPE OF CLEANER

Concrete, lime eforescence, Acid solution.


cement-based grout, coloured
grout, rust, metal residues, plaster.
Oils, animal and vegetable fats, Alkaline cleaners such as soaps,
coca cola, fruit, wine, beer, coffee, potash, bicarbonate of soda
ketchup, jam, lipstick.
diluted in hot water.
Inks of various types and marker Solvent, methylated spirits, bleach.
pens.
Tyres, putty, mineral oils and oils Solvents in general such as dryfrom mechanical components, tar, cleaning uid, nitro solvent,
candle wax.
turpentine, acetone and Filasolv
(Fila).
Organic dirt.

Hydrogen peroxide, bleach.

Iodine.

Ammonium.

Silicon and chewing gum.

Ice and a spatula.

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TECHNICAL GLOSSARY
TYPOLOGIES

SUPERFICIAL FINISHINGS

GLAZED PORCELAIN
Glazed porcelain tiles have a layer of colored glaze which is applied on the tile surface during
the manufacturing process. These tiles are resistant to stains and water, easy to clean and
hard-wearing, making them good for kitchen counter tops, bathrooms, living rooms and hightraffic residential areas.

NATURAL
An extremely compact crystallized surface obtained using an innovative production technique
that makes it possible to obtain an unglazed product devoid of porosity, with passing veins and
without the application of vitried or crystalline glaze.

TECHNICAL PORCELAIN
Technical porcelain tiles have exceptional technical characteristics since they are crafted using
best quality clays and a full body color. They are ideal for buildings, villas, shopping centers,
retail shops, hotels, and many other commercial and residential applications.
SOLUBLE SALTS
Contain aquatic compounds of inorganic salts that are applied on the surface of the tile.
DOUBLE CHARGE
SALT & PEPPER
Produced utilizing a dosing system technology that mixes various color pigments with the
body slip resulting in a dot-like appearance. These models are commonly used for industrial
and high-traffic areas.
CHROMA
Designed using the Chroma machine from LB, these full-body tiles have exceptional veined
and varied color effects.
UNICOLOR
Have the same technical features as soluble salts however these models are full-body single
colored.

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MATT
Opaque surface, not reecting; on glazed tiles it is due to a special composition that absorbs
the light creating surfaces without reections.
LAPPATO
Particularly soft to touch surface of relative brilliance, obtained by a mechanical action that
does not remove material in a homogeneous way, but only acts on certain areas, to create
partially polished zones.
POLISHED
The natural porcelain-body product is subject to the action of polishing springs that remove
part of the surface to make it perfectly glossy and reective. This nishing exalts the aesthetic
characteristics of the material by increasing the brilliance and elegance, out-beating the shine
of natural marble.
GLOSSY
Through the application of glazes to the ceramic support before ring, we get very reective
and shiny surfaces, until obtaining almost a mirror effect. This type of processing allows us to
offer our customers high-value products that can equal Porcelain nishing.

PEI (PORCELAIN ENAMEL INSTITUTE)


ABRASION RESISTANCE
PERFORMANCE
R SLIP RESITANCE
In its simplest sense, a slip resistant surface is one that allows a person to walk across it
without the risk of slipping.
The slip resistance coefcients indicated by R values refer to the German standard DIN
51130, which classies products according to end-use requirements, shown in ascending
order of risk, with particular reference to industrial and commercial environments.
The values range from R9 for materials that pass the rst level of the test, to R13 for materials
recommended for industrial use in particular.

R9 = person slips between 6-10 angle of elevation. Low static friction.

R10 = person slips between 10-19 angle of elevation. Normal static friction.

R11 = person slips between 19-27 angle of elevation. Increased static friction.

R12 = person slips between 27-35 angle of elevation. High static friction.

R13 = person slips more than 35 angle of elevation. Very high static friction.

The durability of a tiles glaze can be measured, subjectively, by observing the visible surface
of the tile when subjected to this test. Usually an abrasive pad is ground against the tile for
a period of time. The amount of damage done to the glaze is recorded and assigned a PEI
rating of #1-#5.
CLASS 1: Generally not recommended for use on oors.
CLASS 2: Residential oor coverings in areas subject to soft-soled to normal footwear trafc

with no scratching dirt. Domestic bathroom and bedrooms without exterior
access. (Light trafc)
CLASS 3: Residential oor coverings in areas subject to soft-soled to normal footwear

trafc with small amounts of scratching dirt. Rooms in living areas of homes

except kitchens, entrances, and other areas that may be subject to high trafc.

(Medium trafc)
CLASS 4: Residential or light commercial oor coverings in areas subject to soft-soled to

normal footwear. Halls, kitchens, entryways. (Medium-High trafc)
CLASS 5: Commercial or residential oor coverings in areas subject to high trafc and

scratching dirt. Malls, hotels, airports. (Heavy trafc)

AESTHETICS
SHADE VARIATION
Variations in size, colour, texture, and pattern should be expected. This distinguishing
characteristics of tile is a source of its natural beauty.
V1 = UNIFORM APPEARANCE

Minimal differences among pieces from the same production run.
V2 = SLIGHT VARIATION

Slight difference in texture and/or pattern among similar colours.
V3 = MODERATE APPEARANCE

Light to moderate shade and texture variation among pieces from the same carton.

While the same colours are found on all tiles, the quantity of a particular colour on each

piece may vary signicantly.
V4 = RANDOM VARIATION

Very high shade and texture variation among pieces from the same carton, random

colour differences from tile to tile. One tile may have totally different colour from those

of another tile.

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TEST

PORCELLAN TILE
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
(GLAZED PORCELAIN TILES)

UNIT

Method No. 10545

Requirement

Part 2

0.6%

< 0.20 %

Thickness

Part 2

5%

<5%

Straightness of sides

Part 2

0.5%

< 0.20 %

Rectangularity

Part 2

0.6%

< 0.20 %

Flatness

Part 2

0.5%

< 0.20 %

Surface quality

Part 2

Min 95%

> 95

Breaking Strength

1300 N

> 1800 N

Water absorption

Part 3

< 0.5%

< 0.4 %

Modulus of rupture

N/mm2

Part 4

Min. 35 N/mm2

> 40 N/mm2

Not in ISO

Not in ISO

>6

Part 7

TMA*

PEI class 2-5

Thermal expansion

Part 8

TMA*

< 9 x 10-6 C-1

Chemical resistance

Part 13

PASS / FAIL

PASS

Crazing resistance

Part 11

TMA*

No Crazing

Lead & Cadmium release

Part 15

TMA*

Lead < 0.1 mg /dm2


Cadmium < 0.01 mg/dm2

Frost resistance

Part 15

TMA*

PASS

Coefficient of restitution

Part 5

TMA*

Around 0.8

Stain resistance

Part 14

TMA*

Class 4-5

Moisture expansion

Part 10

TMA*

0.01%

Resistance to surface

mm3

Color resistance to UV light


Slip resistance

Specific and precise technical details for each tile can be provided
separately upon request

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PORCELLAN
SPECIFICATIONS

Length & Width

MOHS scratch hardness

GLAZED
PORCELAIN TILE

ISO STANDARD
ISO 13006 for B1 tiles & BS EN 14411:2006

No change in color
Part 17

TMA*

1. Inclined platform

Part 17

TMA*

Around 5-10 OC

2. Dynamic coefficient

Part 17

TMA*

Dry - Around 0.8


Wet - Around 0.5

3. Pendulum

Part 17

TMA*

Dry - Around 62
Wet - Around 34

* TMA Test Method Available

TEST

PORCELLAN TILE
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
(POLISHED / UNPOLISHED TILES)

UNIT

Requirement

Part 2

0.6%

0.10 %

Thickness

Part 2

5%

<5%

Straightness of sides

Part 2

0.5%

< 0.20 %

Rectangularity

Part 2

0.6%

< 0.20 %

Flatness

Part 2

0.5%

< 0.20 %

Surface quality

Part 2

Min 95%

> 95

Breaking Strength

> 1300 N

> 2000 N

Water absorption

Part 3

< 0.5%

< 0.05 %

Modulus of rupture

N/mm2

Part 4

Min. 35 N/mm2

>50 N/mm2

Not in ISO

Not in ISO

>6

Resistance to deep abrasion

Specific and precise technical details for each tile can be provided
separately upon request

Method No. 10545

PORCELLAN
SPECIFICATIONS

Length & Width

MOHS scratch hardness

TECHNICAL
PORCELAIN TILE

ISO STANDARD
ISO 13006 for B1 tiles & BS EN 14411:2006

mm3

Part 6

< 175

mm3

150 mm3

Moisture expansion

Part 10

TMA*

0.02 %

Thermal expansion

Part 8

TMA*

< 9 x 10-6 C-1

Thermal shock resistance

Part 9

TMA*

Resistant

Chemical resistance

Part 13

PASS / FAIL

PASS

Frost resistance

Part 12

PASS / FAIL

PASS

Coefficient of restitution

Part 5

TMA*

Around 0.8

Stain resistance

Part 14

TMA*

Class 4-5

Color resistance to UV light

Part 16

TMA*

No change in color

Slip resistance

Part 17

TMA*

1. Inclined platform

Part 17

TMA*

Around 5-10 OC

2. Dynamic coefficient

Part 17

TMA*

Dry - Around 0.8


Wet - Around 0.5

3. Pendulum

Part 17

TMA*

Dry - Around 62
Wet - Around 34

TMA*

Min 70 (at any point)

Gloss Value

(for polished tile surfaces)

* TMA Test Method Available

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Technical specifcations are valid only for those products classified as first choice. Please note the images illustrated in the
catalogue are just a pictorial representation of our products and should be considered as a reference. Shades and colours
shown here may vary from the actual products. For final tile selection we suggest, to make sure you see the complete range.
It is recommended to lay one square metre to see the aesthetic features and originality of each tile range. The information
contained in this catalogue is correct to the best of our knowledge and is up to date at the time of printing; the actual data
may be slightly different. Porcellan reserves the right to introduce, without notice any modifications deemed necessary
regarding the products and the data presented here.

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