Clinker Basalto

Basalto is a high fired clinker tile with black, grey and metallic shades which suits the new spaces created by modern architecture.
A constant process of innovation and development of new technologies has resulted in the creation of high fired clay tiles that recreate the aesthetic of basalt without its inherent flaws and drawbacks.
The high technical performance of Basalto makes it the ideal product for residential and commercial use, both indoors and outdoors, always respecting the environment and contributing to the development of sustainable architecture.

Basalto Clinker Tiles are the perfect high strength outdoor paving system for swimming pools and outdoor areas.

One of the real benefits of Basalto coloured tiles when used in landscape design is their ability to reflect heat, making a cooler pavement. In tests recently undertaken, Basalto Tiles offered a cooler pavement in the summer heat than Natural Basalt Stone tiles.

The following is results of tests under taken:
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Test Conditions
Outside temperature and conditions:
Temp: 22°C
Partly Cloudy
Wind: SW at 24 km/h
Humidity: 64%
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Average temperature readings of surfaces
(six readings taken hourly)
Surrounding terracotta tiled surface: 36°C
Natural Basalt Stone Tile: Average 48.3°C
Basalto Tile: Average 27.5°C
NOTE: Colour and shade variation are inherent qualities in all fired ceramic products. With all hand made products there will be slight variation in the actual tile size, any tile size should be treated as an indication only.
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330x330 and Basalto building cladding tile

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StepTread tile

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330x330 tile (Matakana Pub)

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330x330 tile

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StepTread and 330x330 tiles

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StepTread and 330x330 tiles

Tile Options

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330 x 330 x 18mm
StepTread 330 x 330 x 70 x 20
150 x 500 x 19mm

Technical Characteristics

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Scratch Hardness of Surface (MOHS):

8 according to standard UNE-EN 101

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Deep Abrasion Resistance:

< 180mm3, according to standard UNE-EN ISO 10545-6

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Frost Resistance:

complies with standard UNE-EN ISO 10545-12

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Impact Resistance:

complies with standard UNE-EN ISO 10545-5

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Dimension & Surface Quality:

complies with standard UNE-EN ISO 10545-2

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Thermal Shock Resistance:

complies with standard UNE-EN ISO 10545-9

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Acid & Bases Resistance:

complies with standard UNE-EN ISO 10545-13

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Resistance to Stains:

complies with standard UNE-EN ISO 10545-14

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Firing Temperature:

1360 degrees Celsius

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Water Absorption:

0.0% according to standard UNE-EN ISO 13748-1

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Bending Resistance:

> 30 N/mm2, according to standard UNE-EN ISO 10545-4

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Slip Resistance Scale:

R-12 according to standard DIN 51130

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