Cement tile technical sheet
Composition and production: Cement tiles are composed of grey or white Portland cement, marble powder, sand, cement pigments, and water. These components are mixed, moulded and then pressed. The hardening, maturing and drying process of cement is made naturally by air, gradually over time, without the use of ovens.
Applicable standards: Cement tiles are not part of, nor regulated by European (CE) or national standards.
The laboratory tests we refer to on this page were realised (in the absence of “cement tile” standards), based on the test protocols for terrazzo or cement and concrete slabbing.
Size tolerance :
LAENZA laboratories, 2007 AIDICO laboratory, 2011
Difference between the 4 sides of one same tile: +/- 0,2 mm
Thickness difference of one tile: +/- 0,5 mm
Average thickness of the pigmented layer 4mm: +/- 1 mm
Flatness of the surface: Maximum deflection -0,2 mm
Weight and packaging: Each tile of 20x20cm (16 mm thickness) weighs 1,35 kg, thus a total of 35 kilos/m2. The weight of the packaging, pallets and protection should be added for transport. Tiles are protected with foam dividers and packaged in 21x21x27 cm cardboard boxes containing 15 tiles and weighing 20 kilos.
IFA Laboratory, Germany, 2012,DIN 51-130 standard, 2010
Result: average angle12,2º, Classification R10 according to German standards, DIN = suitable for interior floors in indoor public areas, public toilets, toilets, schools and children’s playgrounds, operating theatres, corridors, stairs and food processing areas.
LAENSA Laboratory, 2007, UNE-ENV standard 12633, 2003
AIDICO Laboratory, 2011, UNE-ENV standard 12633, 2003
Slip rate Rd Rd 49,1 and 45,3, Classe 3
Class 3 according to UNE standards = adapted to humid indoor áreas, terraces, changing rooms, shower rooms, bathrooms stairs or slopes >6º
Abrasion resistance :
AIDICO Laboratory , Spain, 2011, UNE-EN 13748-1 :05
LAENSA Laboratory, Spain, 2009, UNE-ENV 1339 & 13748-2
Result: Length of the abrasive mark: 22,5 and 19,3 mm
The MOSAIC factory tile is more resistant to abrasion than marble.
Example of length of the mark left by the standard abrasive disc: 17 mm Granit - 19 mm Ceramics - 20-22 mm MOSAIC factory cement tiles - 27 mm Marble, travertine - 31 mm Slate.