Mela Natural Finish
Mela is a wood-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Quercia Range. This tile is offered with a Natural finish. To order a Mela tile sample in Natural finish click the Order Sample button below.
Mela Product Story
With its spectacular grain patterns and distinctive wood appearance, Quercia takes the application of wood surfacing to a new level. Drawing inspiration from fruit trees such as Apple, Peach, Apricot and Nut, and enjoying the inherent benefits of porcelain, Quercia beautifies wood and strength through a combination of highly authentic graining and delicate textures. Each of the four colours exudes genuine realism to create an inviting and highly versatile surface covering that is suitable for retail and residential developments, underfloor heating, wet rooms and fixing to walls. Available in a traditional 200 x 1200 mm floorboard and 200 x 1200 mm Chevron option, Quercia embodies the warmth and variety of mother nature. Mela is part of our Wood-effect Collection.
Size & finish
|Mela | Noce | Pallido | Pesca||Natural||200 x 1200 x 9|
|Mela Chevron | Noce Chevron | Pallido Chevron | Pesca Chevron||Natural||200 x 1200.00 x 9|
The Quercia Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:
In addition to Mela, we also offer a number of other wood-effect porcelain tiles in beige.
Quercia is available with the accompanying Nest decorative option. This geometric mosaic of wood pieces creates a stunning parquet effect and can be used on the floor or for an eye-catching feature panel. Nest is supplied on 210 x 420 mm mesh sheets ready for grouting.
|Nest||Mela | Noce | Pallido | Pesca||Natural||210 x 420|
Special Pieces & Mosaics
|Skirting Tile||Mela | Noce | Pallido | Pesca||Natural||72 x 600|
|Step Tile - Gradino A||Mela | Noce | Pallido | Pesca||Natural||300 x 1200|
Shade Tone Variance
Quercia 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||± 0.6% MAX (± 2.0 mm MAX)||Complies|
|Thickness||EN ISO 10545-2||± 5.0% MAX (± 0.5 mm MAX)||Complies|
|Straightness of sides||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.5% MAX (± 1.5 mm MAX)||Complies|
|Rectangularity||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.6% MAX (± 2.0 mm MAX)||Complies|
|Surface flatness||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.5% MAX (± 2.0 mm MAX)||Complies|
|Water absorption||EN ISO 10545-3||≤ 0.5%||0.04%|
|Flexion resistance||EN ISO 10545-4||S ≥ 700 N (< 7.5 mm)||S ≥ 2700 N|
|S ≥ 1.300 N (> 7.5 mm)|
|R ≥ 50 N/mm²|
|R ≥ 35 N/mm²|
|Impact resistance||EN ISO 10545-5||DECLARED VALUE||0.89|
|Coefficient of linear thermal-expansion||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||UB MIN.||UA ULA UHA|
|Resistance to stains||EN ISO 10545-14||DECLARED VALUE||5|
|Slip resistance||DIN 51130||-||Natural: R9|
|For specific certificates, we can provide them on request|
Quercia is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
Download PDF Catalogue
You can download the Quercia 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
To order Mela – Natural tile samples please click this order button:
To review your items or to complete your order simply click on the white tile icon in the top right-hand corner on any page of our website. You will then have the opportunity to review, edit or complete your order. You can also complete your order by clicking on the button below.
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.
Quercia 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.