Artic Grip Finish






Natural, Grip


Artic is a wood-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Essenza Range. This tile is offered with a Grip finish. To order a Artic tile sample in Grip finish click the Order Sample button below.

Artic Product Story

Encapsulating the finest in Scandinavian design, Essenza is an on-trend wood-effect collection of four contemporary shades. This exceptionally versatile range comes in two traditional floorboard sizes, one of which, a high strength (R11 rated) 20 mm thick plank, is ideal for raised installations, dry laying, outdoor swimming pools and high traffic areas. With authentic textures and airy shades, Essenza can be used within a calming palette or as the backdrop to this year's bold colour trends. Whatever the space requires, Essenza embodies the true essence of Nordic living. Artic is part of our Wood-effect Collection.

Size & finish

Artic | Board | Fossil | PowderGrip400 x 1200 x 20
Artic | Board | Fossil | PowderNatural200 x 1200 x 10

Related Tiles

In addition to Artic, we also offer a number of other white wood-effect porcelain tiles.

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Alternative Colours

The Essenza Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:

  • Artic – Natural
    Artic – Natural
  • Artic – Grip
    Artic – Grip
  • Board – Natural
    Board – Natural
  • Board – Grip
    Board – Grip
  • Fossil – Natural
    Fossil – Natural
  • Fossil – Grip
    Fossil – Grip
  • Powder – Natural
    Powder – Natural
  • Powder – Grip
    Powder – Grip

Special Pieces & Mosaics

Artic | Board | Fossil | PowderNatural65 x 1200 x 10Skirting Tile
Artic | Board | Fossil | PowderNatural330 x 1200 x 32Step Tile - Angolo Gradino DX Costa Retta
Artic | Board | Fossil | PowderNatural330 x 1200 x 32Step Tile - Angolo Gradino SX Costa Retta
Artic | Board | Fossil | PowderNatural330 x 1200 x 32Step Tile - Gradino Costa Retta

Technical Specification

Shade Tone Variance

Essenza has been classified: V2 Natural, Grip

Understanding Shade Tone Variance

porcelain tile shade tone variation

Shade, texture and tone can vary from piece to piece within a single tile production run. V1 shade tone variation has little or no change from piece to piece where a V4 might have a substantial variety of shade, texture and tone variation.

Variance RatingDescription
V1Uniform Appearance
V2Slight Variation
V3Moderate Variation
V4Substantial Variation

Pendulum Test Values (BS 7976-2)

FinishConditionsResultSlip Potential

Understanding Pendulum Data

The HSE Approved Pendulum Test accurately replicates the Dynamical Coefficient of Friction (COF) or 'Heel Slip' on floor surfaces and is designed to replicate a pedestrian heel strike, the point at which most slips occur.

The pendulum test readings obtained are referred to as either the Slip Resistance Value (SRV) or Pendulum Test Value (PTV). When the test is operated properly, the PTV should be interpreted as shown in the table below. This table relates to pedestrians walking in a straight line on a level surface. It can be used to accurately test the slip potential on dry or contaminated floors.

PTVSlip Potential
0 - 24High
25 - 35Moderate
36 +Low

See British Standard BS 7976-2 for more information on conducting Floor Pendulum Testing on pedestrian surfaces. Pendulum Test Certificate available on request.

Ramp Test Values (DIN 51130)

Finish/StyleR Rating ValueFriction

Understanding Ramp Test Data

DIN Standard Ramp Testing (DIN 51130) is an alternative to Pendulum Testing and generally categorised as an 'off-site' activity because of the size and complexity of the equipment required to carry out the test. The Slip Resistance Values (RSV) are factory gate values (based on supplied tiles) and categorised using the Ramp Test (DIN 51130) method which is commonly used by European factories. In this method, a lubricated inclined platform is adjusted to a gradually increasing gradient, and the angle is measured at which a person walking on it slips.

We have deliberately not included the ramp test angles on this page as this information can be confused with the angle that a floor may be safely set to, which is incorrect. The shod test results are quoted as an R Rating value from R9 to R13, which relates to the ramp angle.

R Rating ValueFriction
R13Very high

See the Health and Safety Executives website for more information regarding the Ramp Test procedure. Ramp Test Certificate available on request.

Technical Data

SpecificationTest MethodsRequired ValueManufacturers values
Length and WidthISO 10545-2± 0.5%± 0.1%
ThicknessISO 10545-2± 5%± 4%
Straightness of EdgesISO 10545-2± 0.5%± 0.1%
OrthogonalityISO 10545-2± 0.6%± 0.1%
PlanarityISO 10545-2± 0.5%± 0.3%
Water AbsorptionISO 10545-3≤ 0.5%≤ 0.02%
Breaking ModulusISO 10545-435 N/mm² = 356 Kg/cm²Thickness 10mm: > 35 N/mm²
   Thickness 20mm: 64.5 N/mm²
Modulus of RuptureISO 10545-4Thickness: ≥ 7.5mm: Min. 1300 NThickness 10mm: > 1300 N
  < 7.5mm: Min. 700 NThickness 20mm: 16060 N
Deep Abrasion ResistanceISO 10545-6≤ 175 mm³117 mm³
Thermal Expansion CoefficientISO 10545-8Available on RequestAvailable on request
Thermal Shock ResistanceISO 10545-9Available on RequestResistant
Frost ResistanceISO 10545-12Always TestedFrost proof
Chemical ReistanceISO 10545-13Min. UB/min.GBMin. UB/min.GB
Household Chemicals and Swimming Pool water cleanersISO 10545-13Min. UB/min.GBMin. UB/min.GB
Acids and Low Concentration AlkalisISO 10545-13From GLA, GLB to ULCFrom GLA, GLB to ULC
Acids and High Concentration AlkalisISO 10545-13Available on RequestAvailable on Request
Stain ResistanceISO 10545-14Available on RequestMin. 4

Essenza is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.

Download PDF Catalogue

You can download the Essenza PDF catalogue here. Further catalogues are available on our catalogue page. You can call us on 020 8731 6787 or email for more information about our Italian porcelain tiles.

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Environmentally Certified

Porcelain tiles are sustainable and environmentally certified and contain no harmful chemicals. They are made with 100% natural minerals and are frost resistant making them ideal for interior and exterior applications. Combining beauty with strength and possessing an ability to influence both lifestyle and emotion, porcelain tiles have become the new luxury surface covering. Expressing a style that demonstrates new forms of elegance and a versatility that caters for modern and traditional tastes, porcelain has the power to shape design trends.

Our Italian collection is carefully selected and regularly updated and uses the most advanced manufacturing techniques. This ensures we maintain the highest level of quality and performance without harming the environment.

Essenza is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.

LEED® certification

LEED<sup>®</sup> certified

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The LEED® program encourages the adoption of sustainable green building and development practices and promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

All porcelain tiles within our collection comply with LEED® certification and are suitable for the LEED® approval process.

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