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Porcelain

Porcelain tiles are available in five surface finishes, with each surface possessing its own particular aesthetic and practical qualities. During manufacturing, the tile surface is subjected to a number of finishing processes, and it is where the finishing process ends that determines the surface. Below you will find an explanation of the surface finishes that are offered within our porcelain tile collection.

Polished Surface

During the finishing process each porcelain slab passes through a series of graded polishing wheels. These pads first grind and then buff the surface of the tile which gradually acquires a glossy, highly reflective appearance.

Honed Surface

During the finishing process each porcelain slab passes through a series of graded polishing wheels. These pads first grind and then buff the surface of the tile which gradually acquires a glossy, highly reflective appearance.

Natural Surface

The surface of a Natural finished tile typically replicates the finish of the material on which it is based. For a stone and concrete effect tile, the surface will be very similar to the look and feel of the natural material, with its own unique markings, patterns and textures.

Grip Surface

For use in wet areas such bathrooms, pool surrounds and shower areas, Grip finish tiles offer a highly slip-resistant surface. Featuring a superfine ‘sandpaper-like’ texture they have been designed specifically for wet surface conditions where an anti-slip resistance is required. Please note that while it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of slipping, our Grip surface tiles are particularly suitable for public use facilities, and far exceed the benchmarks for friction in flooring applications.

Structured Surface

Structured finish means that the face of the tile is changed during the forming process from a flat to a textured surface. This texture can take many forms, ranging from a rough random texture to protruding geometric shapes. These structured tiles provide a degree of slip resistance, especially in the dry, although they do not have the anti-slip properties of Grip.