Dark Natural Finish
Dark is a stone-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Vulcano Range. This tile is offered with a Natural finish. To order a Dark tile sample in Natural finish click the Order Sample button below.
Dark Product Story
Vulcano is a stone effect tile featuring the intricate patterns and authentic textures of volcanic rock. Offered in four complimentary shades and six practical sizes, Vulcano is perfectly suited for high traffic commercial areas and open plan living spaces. Two finishes are available, Natural for internal applications and a Grip R11 finish for outdoor, making this collection an excellent choice for contemporary environments where the floor area spans both inside and out. Dark is part of our Stone-effect Collection.
Size & finish
|Light | Mild||Natural||800 x 1600 x 10|
|Crema Delicata||Grip||600 x 1200 x 12|
|Crema Delicata||Natural||600 x 1200 x 12|
|Light||Grip||600 x 1200 x 10|
|Dark | Light | Mild||Natural||600 x 1200 x 10|
|Dark | Light | Mild||Natural||200 x 1200 x 10|
|Crema Delicata||Grip||600 x 600 x 12|
|Dark | Light | Mild||Grip||600 x 600 x 10|
|Dark | Light | Mild||Natural||600 x 600 x 10|
|Dark | Light | Mild||Grip||300 x 600 x 10|
|Dark | Light | Mild||Natural||300 x 600 x 10|
|Dark | Light | Mild||Natural||200 x 600 x 10|
|Dark | Light | Mild||Natural||100 x 600 x 10|
In addition to Dark, we also offer a number of other grey stone-effect porcelain tiles.
The Vulcano Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:
Special Pieces & Mosaics
|Mosaic (Chip Size 25x50mm)||Dark | Light | Mild||Grip||300 x 300 x 10|
|Mosaic (Chip Size 25x50mm)||Dark | Light | Mild||Natural||300 x 300 x 10|
|Skirting Tile||Crema Delicata||Natural||100 x 600 x 12|
|Skirting Tile||Dark | Light | Mild||Natural||70 x 600 x 10|
|Step Tile||Dark | Light | Mild||Grip||300 x 600 x 10|
|Step Tile||Dark | Light | Mild||Natural||300 x 600 x 10|
Shade Tone Variance
Vulcano 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.
Pendulum Test Values (BS 7976-2)
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.
|0 - 24||High|
|25 - 35||Moderate|
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/Style||R Rating Value||Friction|
|Crema - Natural||R9|
|Light, Mild, Dark - Natural||R10|
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.
|technical data||standard||requirement||collection value|
|sides||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.6% max||conforms|
|thickness||EN ISO 10545-2||± 5.0% max||conforms|
|straightness of sides||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.5% max||conforms|
|rectangularity||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.6% max||conforms|
|surface flatness||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.5% max||conforms|
|water absorption||EN ISO 10545-3||< 0.5% max||conforms|
|bending resistance||EN ISO 10545-5||≥ 35 N/mm²||conforms|
|abrasion resistance||EN ISO 10545-6||≤ 175mm³||conforms|
|coefficient of linear thermal expansion||EN ISO 10545-8||< 9 MK-1||conforms|
|thermal shock resistance||EN ISO 10545-9||no visible defects||conforms|
|frost resistance||EN ISO 10454-12||no visible defects or cracks||conforms|
|chemical resistance||EN ISO 10545-13||no visible changes to surface||conforms|
|stain resistance||EN ISO 10545-14||no permanent staining||conforms|
|slip resistance||DIN 51130 RAMP TEST||n/a||if applicable|
Vulcano is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
Download PDF Catalogue
You can download the Vulcano PDF catalogue here. Further catalogues are available on our catalogue page. You can call us on 020 8731 6787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our Italian porcelain tiles.
Ordering tile samples
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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.
Vulcano is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
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All porcelain tiles within our collection comply with LEED® certification and are suitable for the LEED® approval process.
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