Technical specifications

of the materials

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Water Absorption (E)

TEST STANDARD: UNE-EN ISO 10545:3
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Group Bla E ≤ 0.5%
HISBALIT RESPONDS: E ≤ 0.1%

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Resistance to deep abrasion

TEST STANDARD: UNE-EN ISO 10545:6 (Guía de la baldosa cerámica)
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: 393 mm3
(Type 5: for use in high pedestrian traffic areas)
HISBALIT RESPONDS: 215 mm3

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Resistance to to thermal shock

TEST STANDARD: UNE-EN ISO 10545:9
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Test method available
HISBALIT RESPONDS: Resists


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Frost resistance

TEST STANDARD: UNE-EN ISO 10545:12
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Required
HISBALIT RESPONDS: Resists

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Resistance to chemicals (low concentrations)

TEST STANDARD: UNE-EN ISO 10545:13
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: According to manufacturer’s classification
HISBALIT RESPONDS: ULA

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Resistance to household chemicals and swimming pool salts

TEST STANDARD: UNE-EN ISO 10545:13
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Minimum: UB
HISBALIT RESPONDS: UA


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Stain resistance

TEST STANDARD: UNE-EN ISO 10545:14
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Clase ≥ 3
HISBALIT RESPONDS: Class 5

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Scratch hardness (Mohs)

TEST STANDARD: EN-UNE 101:1991
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Minimun: 6
HISBALIT RESPONDS: 6

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Slip resistance (Pendulum)

TEST STANDARD: UNE-ENV 12633:2003
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Not required
HISBALIT RESPONDS: USRV = 57 (Class 3)


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TORTUS method

TEST STANDARD: ISO/DIS 10545-17
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Not required
HISBALIT RESPONDS: Fs=0,84 Fh=0,80 (Excellent)

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Slip resistance (barefoot)

TEST STANDARD: DIN 51097:1992
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Not required
HISBALIT RESPONDS: Angle 30° = Class C

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Slip resistance (wearing shoes)

TEST STANDARD: DIN 51130:2004
UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006 DEMANDED REQUIREMENTS: Not required
HISBALIT RESPONDS: Angle 30,2° = Class R12

Reference standard: UNE/EN 14411 ISO 13006. Ceramic Tiles: Definitions, classification, characteristics and marking.