Aliantta International manufactured ceramic tiles and sanitaryware products are designed and manufactured using the up-to-date techniques that impart the two most vital properties to the tiles and make them higher water-resistant and frost-resistant.
In the latest technique of tile manufacturing and printing, a glaze on ceramic tile is added that makes the tile non-porous. The StepWise technology is used to make it more slip-resistant and to manufacture tiles, especially for areas where water retention or water usage is higher like in washrooms and kitchens.
Ceramic vitrified tile frost resistance is outlined as the ability of a tile to bear up cold climatic conditions. The frost resistance property of a tile is directly proportional to the water resisting property of a tile. In other words, the lesser water the tile absorbs, the higher will be the frost resistance property of the tile or greater frost the tile will endure.
Tiles are graded using a numerical numbering system based on their thickness and quality. A rating of 1 is the highest quality and thickest tile available, 3/4-inch thick, and you can use them anywhere. Grade 2 reflects that some imperfections exist but the tile still is usable on walls or floors. These tiles are approximately 1/2-inch thick. Grade 3 tiles are the thinnest, 1/4-inch thick, and are appropriate for use only on walls. Grades 1 through 3 sometimes are referred to as standard, secondary or cull grade, respectively.
The C.O.F. rating denotes the force required for an object to move across the surface of the tile divided by the tile's weight. The primary concern for this rating is whether a person walking on the tile risks slipping due to lack of friction. The rating is preferred to be above .50 foot pounds for home installations and must be above .60 for commercial buildings under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The values are indicated first in foot pounds, followed by SI Units in parenthesis on the tile information sheet.