Winckelmans technical info

Tile quality and standards

Floors of premises are classified in terms of the increasing levels of resistance and durability to the loads they carry and withstand wear and tear due to: surface abrasion, damage from static or moving loads, water used for cleaning or from normal use products or chemicals which are corrosive or may stain.

All our tiles comply with the French and European standard NF EN 14411 within group B1a. They comply with the U4 P4 E3 C2 ratings with the exception of the 20 x 20 mm, 50 x 50 mm tiles and relief tiles which are rated P4 S. Some of our 150 x 150 mm and 100 x 100 mm tiles comply with the rating U4 P4 + E3 C2 in 9 mm. Results obtained across our entire full-body product range, are significantly higher than the required standards.

Fully glazing of our tiles ensures that they have a long life. Our products are durable, resistant and easily maintained. They are resistant to scratches from standing stock and machinery passing over them. Our floor tiles will maintain their original colour for many years and when adapted for industrial use they are capable of heavy wear. With a near-zero porosity they can be used in all conditions, inside and out, on floors or walls and are equally suitable for dry and humid atmospheres.