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  1. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    Customer asked me to check some tiles there thinking of purchasing.
    This is the info I looked at.
    Can you spot anything that doesn't make sense..

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  2. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
  3. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    And the answer is.....................
     
  4. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Indoor only
     
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  5. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    For me the 450 x 450 being classed as large
     
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  6. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Wimborne, Dorset
    I saw that but thought they are probably meaning its not frost resistant??
     
  7. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    North East England
    Yes - they are not Metros!
     
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  8. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    Why would a grade 5 porcelain tile be for indoor use only...??
     
  9. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    because of the slip rating i'd imagine Andy
     
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  10. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Flat texture, slip rated, indoor only
     
  11. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    I took this from a tile store web site.


    ‘The majority of floor tiles these days are given an anti slip rating. This rating comes in the form of an 'R' value. The 'R' stands for 'ramp test'. This 'R' value ranges from R9, which has a small degree of slip resistance, right up to R13, which is the highest slip resistance. This 'R' value shows the degree of slip resustance the tile has.

    R13 is the resistance recommended by many professionals for public wet areas such as showers in a changing room and pool surrounds, whereas R9 and R10 values are often used for domestic situations such as bathrooms and kitchens.’
     
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  12. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    The above are ramp test ratings,
    The other measurement used is the PTV test....


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    Uncle Ray has one of these, and I’m sure if anyone needed such a test doing he’d be only too happy to assist.
     
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  13. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Gloucester
    So it has nothing to do with the quality of the tiles, just you might slip on your arse if you're a clumsy prat...??
     
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  14. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    @3_fall@3_fall - great bit of information.
    Thank you.
     
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  15. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    Is that another way of saying old and infirm?
     
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