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Ceramic Tile Testing - Evaluation & Analysis

Testing And Evaluation Of Ceramic Tiles

Stone Initiatives is a NATA accredited laboratory dedicated to the testing and evaluation of a range of materials including ceramic tiles. Comprehensive testing and evaluation of Ceramic Tiles provides data to determine the suitability of the tile for proposed uses. Test programmes can be compiled from a wide range of tests conforming to Australian standard procedures.

Tests include:

  • Dimensions and surface quality - AS 4459.2
  • Water absorption, apparent porosity, apparent relative density and bulk density - AS 4459.3
  • Modulus of rupture and breaking strength - AS 4459.4
  • Impact resistance by measurement of coefficient of restitution - AS 4459.5
  • Resistance to deep abrasion for unglazed tiles AS4459.6
  • Resistance to abrasion for glazed tiles - AS 4459.7
  • Linear thermal expansion - AS 4459.8
  • Resistance to thermal shock - AS 4459.9
  • Moisture expansion - AS 4459.10
  • Crazing resistance for glazed tiles - AS 4459.11
  • Frost resistance - AS 4459.12
  • Chemical & Stain Resistance (In-service) - SI-STAIN-13
  • Chemical resistance - AS 4459.13
  • Resistance to stains - AS 4459.14
  • Lead and cadmium given off by glazed tiles - AS 4459.15
  • Small colour difference - AS 4459.16
  • Slip Resistance - AS 4586:2013 & AS 4663:2013
 

Stone Initiatives is committed to providing a testing and consulting service that is an asset for the ceramic tile industry .  Stone Initiatives provides a NATA accredited one-stop testing and consulting service – from the development of the ceramic tile to the utilisation of the tile at the project level and beyond.