Monarch Polished Finish
Monarch is a marble-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Corona Range. This tile is offered with a Polished finish. To order a Monarch tile sample in Polished finish click the Order Sample button below.
Monarch Product Story
Corona is a luxurious collection of iconic Italian marble. Interior designers can now replicate the elegance of real marble, while benefiting from the technical performance, sustainability and low maintenance benefits of porcelain. Twelve marbles are available from the soothing whites of Statuario with its soft veins to Calacatta with its dramatic and unstructured veining. The creamy crystalline hues of Botticino and Travertine are also represented, while rich browns are exhibited in Piasentina and Nero. With six sizes (from 300 x 600 mm to 1200 x 2400 mm), Corona can be specified in both highly Polished and Natural finishes and is offered in a 9 mm thickness. Porcelain’s unrivalled durability and ease of installation also means that tiles can be specified for high-traffic commercial and retail projects. From sumptuous en suite bathrooms to grand hotel receptions, Corona can be used to clad both walls and floors in spectacular sheets of authentic marble. Corona can also be paired with dark or light woods and other surface materials to highlight architectural elements of the design. The dramatic veining is also well suited to Bookmatched pieces, which are available in our white shades. These creative options add a level of opulence and grandeur to both domestic and commercial spaces and help to ensure Corona’s continued popularity within our Marble Collection. Monarch is part of our Marble-effect Collection.
Size & finish
|Monarch | Romano | White Beauty||Natural||1200 x 2400 x 9|
|Bianco Royal | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Empra | Monarch | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | White Beauty||Polished||1200 x 2400 x 9|
|Monarch | Romano | White Beauty||Natural||1200 x 1200 x 9|
|Bianco Royal | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Empra | Monarch | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | White Beauty||Polished||1200 x 1200 x 9|
|Bianco Royal | Botticino | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Empra | Monarch | Nero Royal | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | Travertine | White Beauty||Natural||600 x 1200 x 9|
|Bianco Royal | Botticino | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Empra | Monarch | Nero Royal | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | Travertine | White Beauty||Polished||600 x 1200 x 9|
|Bianco Royal | Botticino | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Empra | Monarch | Nero Royal | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | Travertine | White Beauty||Natural||600 x 600 x 9|
|Polished||600 x 600 x 9|
|Natural||300 x 600 x 9|
|Polished||300 x 600 x 9|
|Botticino | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Empra | Monarch | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | Travertine | White Beauty||Natural||150 x 600 x 9|
|Botticino | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Empra | Monarch | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | Travertine | White Beauty||Polished||150 x 600 x 9|
In addition to Monarch, we also offer a number of other beige marble-effect porcelain tiles.
The Corona Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:
Bianco Royal – Natural Bianco Royal – Polished Botticino – Natural Botticino – Polished Calacatta Royal – Natural Calacatta Royal – Polished Calacatta Royal Bookmatched – Polished Capri – Natural Capri – Polished Capri Bookmatched – Polished Empra – Natural Empra – Polished Monarch – Natural Monarch – Polished Nero Royal – Natural Nero Royal – Polished Piasentina – Natural Piasentina – Polished Romano – Natural Romano – Polished Statuario – Natural Statuario – Polished Travertine – Natural Travertine – Polished White Beauty – Natural White Beauty – Polished White Beauty Bookmatched – Polished
The dramatic veining is also well suited to Bookmatched pieces, which are available in our white shades. Available in ‘Block A’ and ‘Block B’ Polished marble surfaces, these Bookmatched tiles are designed to create maximum impact. Ideal for use in hotel lobbies or luxury bathrooms, Corona bookmatched tiles are offered in 1200 x 2400 mm format, with a 600 x 1200 mm format also available in Calacatta Royal.
|Calacatta Royal||Polished||600 x 1200 x 9||Bookmatch Block A|
|Calacatta Royal||Polished||600 x 1200 x 9||Bookmatch Block B|
|Calacatta Royal||Natural||600 x 1200 x 9||Bookmatch Block A|
|Calacatta Royal||Natural||600 x 1200 x 9||Bookmatch Block B|
|Calacatta Royal | Capri | White Beauty||Polished||1200 x 2400 x 9||Bookmatch Block A|
|Calacatta Royal | Capri | White Beauty||Polished||1200 x 2400 x 9||Bookmatch Block B|
Special Pieces & Mosaics
Corona offers three mosaic options including the stunning 3D Mosaic that dazzles as light reflects across its undulated surface. 3D Mosaic comes in 55 x 55 mm chip size. Standard 24 x 24 mm and 48 x 48 mm mosaic tiles are also available with all supplied on 300 x 300 mm mesh. Finally Mosaic Decor comes on a Polished surface in Monarch, Piasentina and Royal Calacatta.
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Polished||300 x 300 x 9||Composizione F|
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Polished||300 x 300 x 9||Composizione L|
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Polished||285 x 330 x 9||Esagono|
|Botticino | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Monarch | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | Travertine | White Beauty||Polished||70 x 600 x 9||Listello|
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Polished||57 x 600 x 9||Listello|
|Botticino | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Monarch | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | Travertine | White Beauty||Polished||300 x 300 x 9||Mosaic (Chip Size 24x24mm)|
|Botticino | Calacatta Royal | Capri | Monarch | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | Travertine | White Beauty||Natural||300 x 300 x 9||Mosaic (Chip Size 48x48mm)|
|Botticino | Calacatta Royal | Monarch | Piasentina | Statuario | Travertine | White Beauty||Polished||300 x 300 x 9||Mosaic 3D|
|Calacatta Royal | Monarch | Piasentina||Polished||300 x 300 x 9||Mosaic Decor|
|Bianco Royal||Polished||600 x 600 x 9||Ottagono|
|Natural||72 x 600||Skirting Tile|
|Polished||72 x 600||Skirting Tile|
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Natural||72 x 600 x 9||Skirting Tile|
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Polished||72 x 600 x 9||Skirting Tile|
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Natural||330 x 330 x 9||Step Tile - Scalino Angolare|
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Polished||330 x 330 x 9||Step Tile - Scalino Angolare|
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Natural||330 x 600 x 9||Step Tile - Scalino Sagomato|
|Bianco Royal | Nero Royal||Polished||330 x 600 x 9||Step Tile - Scalino Sagomato|
|Natural||300 x 600 x 9||Step Tile Gradino A|
|Polished||300 x 600 x 9||Step Tile Gradino A|
|Natural||330 x 330 x 9||Step Tile Gradino Ang. B|
|Polished||330 x 330 x 9||Step Tile Gradino Ang. B|
|Polished||330 x 1200||Step Tile Gradino B|
|Natural||330 x 600 x 9||Step Tile Gradino B|
|Polished||330 x 600 x 9||Step Tile Gradino B|
|Botticino | White Beauty||Natural||330 x 600 x 9||Step Tile Gradino G|
|Calacatta Royal | Capri | Monarch | Piasentina | Romano | Statuario | Travertine||Natural||300 x 600 x 9||Step Tile Gradino G|
|Polished||70 x 70||Tozzetto|
Shade Tone Variance
Corona 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|
|R9 Natural (Emperador, Travertine, Piasentina)||R9|
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||Complies|
|Thickness||EN ISO 10545-2||± 5.0% MAX (± 0.5 mm MAX)||Complies||Complies|
|Straightness of sides||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.5% MAX (± 1.5 mm MAX)||Complies||Complies|
|Rectangularity||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.6% MAX (± 2.0 mm MAX)||Complies||Complies|
|Surface flatness||EN ISO 10545-2||± 0.5% MAX (± 2.0 mm MAX)||Complies||Complies|
|Water absorption||EN ISO 10545-3||≤ 0.5%||0.04%||0.04%|
|Flexion resistance||EN ISO 10545-4||S ≥ 700 N (< 7.5 mm)||S 2.900 N||S 2.900 N|
|S ≥ 1.300 N (> 7.5 mm)|
|R ≥ 35 N/mm²||R 52 N/mm²||R 52 N/mm²|
|(60x60 size)||(60x60 size)|
|Impact resistance||EN ISO 10545-5||DECLARED VALUE||0.89||0.89|
|Abrasion resistance||EN ISO 10545-6||≤ 175 mm³||139 mm³||139 mm³|
|Coefficient of linear thermal-expansion||EN ISO 10545-8||—||Available on Request||Available on request|
|Resistance to thermal shocks||EN ISO 10545-9||PASS ACCORDING EN ISO 10545-1||NO DAMAGE||NO DAMAGE|
|Frost resistance||EN ISO 10545-12||PASS ACCORDING EN ISO 10545-1||NO DAMAGE||NO DAMAGE|
|Resistance to chemicals||EN ISO 10545-13||UB MIN.||UA ULA UHA||GA GLA|
|Resistance to stains||EN ISO 10545-14||DECLARED VALUE||5||5|
|Slip resistance||DIN 51130||-||R9 (Piasentina, Travertine only)||-|
Corona is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
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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.
Corona is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
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