Avorio Natural Finish

Sizes

Natural

R10

Grip

R11

variation

V3

Avorio is a concrete-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Urbe Range. This tile is offered with a Natural finish. To order a Avorio tile sample in Natural finish click the Order Sample button below.

Avorio Product Story

Fitting perfectly with today’s architectural trend for industrial materials, Urbe is a contemporary concrete-effect range that is available in six cool shades. Eight sizes are available, including the extra large 1000 x 3000 mm format that looks stunning when used as an internal or external wall covering. Urbe can also be specified in 20 mm thick slabs that can be laid on pedestals or used for outdoor applications, with or without adhesive. As with all our porcelain tiles, Urbe is suitable for use with underfloor heating systems creating a backdrop that displays that industrial feel whilst remaining both comfortable and warm to the touch. Each shade also comes in ‘Weave’, a subtle 600 x 600 mm decor tile which can be used to create an original floor or a spectacular feature wall. Avorio is part of our Concrete-effect Collection.

Avorio Decorative Options

Size & finish

ColourFinishSize(MM)
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural1000 x 3000 x 6
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural1000 x 1500 x 6
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural1000 x 1000 x 6
Avorio | Carbone | GrigioGrip1000 x 1000 x 20
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural750 x 1500 x 6
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaGrip600 x 1200 x 20
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural600 x 1200 x 8
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural750 x 750 x 6
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaGrip600 x 600 x 20
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural600 x 600 x 8
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural300 x 600 x 8

Related Tiles

In addition to Avorio, we also offer a number of other beige concrete-effect porcelain tiles.

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Alternative Colours

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

  • Avorio – Natural
    Avorio – Natural
  • Avorio – Grip
    Avorio – Grip
  • Avorio Weave Decor – Natural
    Avorio Weave Decor – Natural
  • Carbone – Natural
    Carbone – Natural
  • Carbone Weave Decor – Natural
    Carbone Weave Decor – Natural
  • Carbone – Grip
    Carbone – Grip
  • Corda – Natural
    Corda – Natural
  • Corda Weave Decor – Natural
    Corda Weave Decor – Natural
  • Corda – Grip
    Corda – Grip
  • Fume – Natural
    Fume – Natural
  • Fume – Grip
    Fume – Grip
  • Fume Weave Decor – Natural
    Fume Weave Decor – Natural
  • Grigio – Natural
    Grigio – Natural
  • Grigio – Grip
    Grigio – Grip
  • Grigio Weave Decor – Natural
    Grigio Weave Decor – Natural
  • Nocciola – Natural
    Nocciola – Natural
  • Nocciola Weave Decor – Natural
    Nocciola Weave Decor – Natural
  • Nocciola – Grip
    Nocciola – Grip

Decors

Urbe Weave is a subtle decorative option that can be used to soften Urbe’s industrial feel by introducing a delicate pattern that appears to float on the surface of the tile. These coordinating 600 x 600 mm tiles are available in all six colourways and a Natural finish.

ColourFinishSize(MM)Detail
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural600 x 600 x 8Weave

Special Pieces & Mosaics

ColourFinishSize(MM)Detail
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural300 x 300 x 8Mosaic (Chip Size 50x50mm)
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural90 x 750 x 6Skirting Tile
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural70 x 600 x 8Skirting Tile
Avorio | Carbone | Corda | Fume | Grigio | NocciolaNatural300 x 600 x 8Step Tile

Technical Specification

Shade Tone Variance

Urbe has been classified: V3 variation

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
NaturalDry64
NaturalWet45

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
NaturalR10
GripR11

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
R9Minimal
R10Normal
R11Good
R12Good
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 mean value
Length and widthISO 10545-2±0.6%Conforms
ThicknessISO 10545-2±5%Conforms
LinearityISO 10545-2±0.5%Conforms
WedgingISO 10545-2±0.6%Conforms
WarpageISO 10545-2±0.5%Conforms
Water AbsorptionISO 10545-3≤ 0.5%Average ≤ 0.1%
Surface ResistanceISO 10545-4Medium value 35 N/mm² minConforms
Scratch ResistanceISO 10545-6175mm³Average <150mm³
Coefficient of linear thermal-expansionISO 10545-8On RequestOn Request
Thermal Shock ResistanceISO 10545-9On RequestResistant
Frost ResistanceISO 10545-12On RequestResistant
Resistance to chemical attackISO 10545-13Test method availableResistant
Stain Resistance of unglazed matt porcelainISO 10545-14Test method availableOn Request
Slip ResistanceDIN 51130-Natural R10
   Structured R11

Urbe is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.

Download PDF Catalogue

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

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Tile samples are provided in 120 x 120 mm or 150 x 150 mm format. For more complex or subtle patterned tiles, we provide 150 x 300 mm format samples.

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.

Urbe is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.

LEED® certification

LEED<sup>®</sup> certified

LEED® certification provides independent, third party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measure. All certified projects receive a LEED® plaque, which is nationally recognized symbol demonstrating that a building us environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.

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.

EU Ecolabel

ECOLABEL certified

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The EU Ecolabel is awarded according to ecological criteria agreed on by experts, industry, consumer organisations and environmental NGOs and verified by independent third parties.

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