Piombo Natural Finish
Piombo is a stone-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Forte Range. This tile is offered with a Natural finish. To order a Piombo tile sample in Natural finish click the Order Sample button below.
Piombo Product Story
A light and delicate interpretation of limestone, Forte is available in five earthy colours and three surface finishes. Intricate veining and subtle textures combine to create a warm and elegant setting. Two accompanying decor tiles add exciting three-dimensional possibilities, perfect for a naturally chic feature wall; Linea, with its grooved geometric lines and Muretto, with its rough-hewn surface. Similar to all our porcelain ranges, Forte is water-resistant, suitable for underfloor heating and does not require sealing. Piombo is part of our Stone-effect Collection.
Size & finish
|Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Natural||800 x 800 x 11|
|Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Polished||800 x 800 x 11|
|Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Natural||600 x 600 x 9.5|
|Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Polished||600 x 600 x 9.5|
|Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5|
|Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Polished||300 x 600 x 9.5|
|Beige | Bianco | Grigio||Structured||300 x 600 x 9.5|
The Forte Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:
Piombo – Polished Antracite – Natural Antracite – Polished Piombo – Natural Bianco – Natural Bianco – Polished Bianco – Structured Beige – Natural Beige – Polished Beige – Structured Grigio – Natural Grigio – Polished Grigio – Structured Beige Muretto – Natural Bianco Muretto – Natural Grigio Muretto – Natural Antracite Linea Decor – Natural Beige Linea Decor – Natural Bianco Linea Decor – Natural Grigio Linea Decor – Natural Piombo Linea Decor – Natural
In addition to Piombo, we also offer a number of other stone-effect porcelain tiles in grey.
Forte offers designers a number of decorative options. Linea features a geometric grooved pattern and is available in all five colourways Bianco, Beige, Grigio, Piombo and Antracite. These contemporary tiles can be laid either horizontally or vertically for contrasting effects and are supplied in 300 x 600 mm Natural finish.
Forte Muretto contrasts beautifully with the smooth finish of the standard tile and can be used for a feature wall or fireplace surround. Three colours are available Beige, Bianco and Grigio with tiles supplied in 300 x 600 mm format.
|Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5||Linea Decor|
|Beige | Bianco | Grigio||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5||Muretto|
Special Pieces & Mosaics
Mosaic tiles are also available in 24 mm x 48 mm chip size, and are supplied on a 300 x 300 mm mesh.
|Mosaic (24x48mm)||Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Natural||300 x 300 x 9.5|
|Skirting Tile||Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Natural||80 x 800 x 11|
|Skirting Tile||Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Natural||80 x 600 x 9.5|
|Skirting Tile||Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Polished||80 x 600 x 9.5|
|Step Tile - Gradino||Antracite | Beige | Bianco | Grigio | Piombo||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5|
Shade Tone Variance
Forte 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|
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.
|Specification||Test Methods||Required Value||Manufacturers mean value|
|Length and width||ISO 10545-2||±0.6%||Conforms|
|Warpages of edges||ISO 10545-2||±0.5%||Conforms|
|Water Absorption||ISO 10545-3||≤ 0.5%||Conforms|
|Bending Strength||ISO 10545-4||>35N/mm²||Conforms|
|Thermal Shock Resistance||ISO 10545-9||On Request||Resistant|
|Frost Resistance||ISO 10545-12||On Request||Resistant|
|Resistance to chemical attack||ISO 10545-13||According to builder's specifications||Resistant|
|Stain Resistance||ISO 10545-14||Test method available||Conforms|
|Slip Resistance||DIN 51130||-||Natural - R9|
|-||Structured - R11|
Forte is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
Download PDF Catalogue
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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.
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