Contes Natural Finish
Contes is a wood-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Parquet Range. This tile is offered with a Natural finish. To order a Contes tile sample in Natural finish click the Order Sample button below.
Contes Product Story
Parquet is a contemporary collection of five wood styles, each one characterised by intricate knots and authentic graining. With delicate shades and textures, the appearance of Parquet has been thoughtfully designed for functionality and timeless elegance. The highly durable porcelain surface provides a responsible and environmentally sound flooring solution, with none of the maintenance requirements of real wood. Two sizes allow for a number of creative laying patterns, including an oversized 300 x 2400 mm plank which is ideal for open-plan living, while a 1200 mm option can be used to recreate the splendor of a herringbone floor. Beautiful and practical, Parquet is available in Natural and Structured finishes making it suitable for both residential and high-traffic commercial projects. With its characterful aesthetic, Parquet has the beauty and technical requirements to meet the growing demand for sustainable wood flooring. Contes is part of our Wood-effect Collection.
Size & finish
|Azur | Contes | Menton | Naves | Villard||Natural||300 x 2400 x 9|
|Azur | Contes | Menton | Naves | Villard||Natural||200 x 1200 x 9|
|Azur | Contes | Menton | Naves | Villard||Structured||200 x 1200 x 9|
With over 200 styles and colours to choose from, Italian porcelain offers designers an unrivalled level of creativity. But which tile pairings create a contrasting design, and which display similar hues for a more complementary look? The following tiles have been precisely selected by our design experts to work flawlessly with Contes.
In addition to Contes, we also offer a number of other brown wood-effect porcelain tiles.
The Parquet Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:
Special Pieces & Mosaics
|Azur | Contes | Menton | Naves | Villard||Natural||300 x 600 x 9||Muretto|
|Azur | Contes | Menton | Naves | Villard||Natural||72 x 600 x 9||Skirting Tile|
|Azur | Contes | Menton | Naves | Villard||Natural||300 x 1200 x 9||Step Tile - Gradino A|
Shade Tone Variance
Parquet has been classified:
Understanding Shade Tone Variance
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.
Ramp Test Values (DIN 51130)
|Finish/Style||R Rating Value||Friction|
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 Value||Friction|
See the Health and Safety Executives website for more information regarding the Ramp Test procedure. Ramp Test Certificate available on request.
|Physical Properties||Standard of Test||Required Value||Manufacturers Mean Values|
|Sides||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.3% MAX||Complies|
|Thickness||EN ISO 10545-2||± 5.0% MAX||Complies|
|Straightness of sides||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.3% MAX||Complies|
|Rectangularity||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.3% MAX||Complies|
|Surface flatness||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.4% MAX||Complies|
|Water absorption||EN ISO 10545-3||≤ 0.5%||≤ 0.1%|
|Flexion resistance||EN ISO 10545-4||S ≥ 700 N (< 7.5 mm)||S ≥ 2.400 N|
|S ≥ 1.300 N (> 7.5 mm)|
|R ≥ 48 N/mm²|
|R ≥ 35 N/mm²||(9mm)|
|Impact resistance||EN ISO 10545-5||Declared value||> 0.48|
|Abrasion resistance||EN ISO 10545-6||≤ 175 mm³||< 150 mm³|
|Coefficient of linear thermal expension||EN ISO 10545-8||-||Available on Request|
|Resistance to thermal shocks||EN ISO 10545-9||Pass according EN ISO 10545-1||No damage|
|Frost resistance||EN ISO 10545-12||Pass according EN ISO 10545-1||No damage|
|Resistance to chemicals||EN ISO 10545-13||B Min.||A LA HA|
|Resistance to stains||EN ISO 10545-14||Declared value||5|
|Lead and cadmium discharge||EN ISO 10545-15||Declared value||< Than instrument limit|
|Slip Resistance||DIN 51130||-||R9 Natural|
Parquet is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
Download PDF Catalogue
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Ordering tile samples
To order Contes – Natural tile samples please click this order button:
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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.
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.
Parquet is ECOLABEL and LEED® 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.
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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.