Polvere Natural Finish
Polvere is a concrete-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Futura Range. This tile is offered with a Natural finish. To order a Polvere tile sample in Natural finish click the Order Sample button below.
Polvere Product Story
Through a delicate combination of cement and clay, Futura presents a dusty concrete-effect surface through a calming palette of four earthy shades. These complimentary colours create the perfect backdrop when juxtaposed with accent colour and integrate beautifully when used together within a single development. Six practical sizes, including a 20 mm grip finish, mean that Futura helps with continuity when laid through adjoining living areas and is ideal for projects that span both internal and external spaces. Unique to Futura, and available for the first time as part of a 'concrete' range, is the charming assortment of artistic and geometric decorative tiles. 'Shape' and 'Style' in particular, provide a creative solution for differentiating living areas, while 'Craft' and 'Brick' are ideal for a bespoke, hand-finished surface. Polvere is part of our Concrete-effect Collection.
Size & finish
|Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||600 x 1200 x 10.5|
|Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Grip (20mm)||450 x 900 x 20|
|Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||800 x 800 x 11|
|Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Grip (9.5mm)||600 x 600 x 9.5|
|Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||600 x 600 x 9.5|
|Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5|
|Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||300 x 300 x 9.5|
The Futura Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:
In addition to Polvere, we also offer a number of other concrete-effect porcelain tiles in beige.
Unique to Futura is the charming assortment of artistic and geometric decorative options.
Shape comes in two matching colourways, Pomice-Nickel which is supplied in three subtly different graphics, and Polvere-Seta which is supplied with two graphic variations. Each 600 x 600 mm slab comprises of a 3 x 3 grid of nine tiles.
Shape Flourence is available in the Pomice-Nickel colourway. Each 600 x 600 mm slab features a 3 x 3 grid of nine tiles and displays an abstract floral design.
Shape Murano is supplied as a set of three, each with a distinct graphical variation. The 600 x 600 mm slab comes in the Polvere-Seta colourway and comprises of a 3 x 3 grid of nine tiles.
Feature Decor is a 300 x 300 mm decorative option displaying delicate but comtemporary floral patterns and is available in all four shades, Nickel, Polvere, Pomice and Seta.
Brick is available in 900 x 150 mm tiles and features all shades.
Finally we have Style, available in either Pomice-Nickel or Polvere-Seta variations. Each 600 x 300 mm slab featuring a 4 x 2 grid of eight tiles.
|Brick Decor||Brick||Natural||150 x 900 x 11|
|Feature Decor||Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||300 x 300 x 9.5|
|Shape||Polvere-Seta | Pomice-Nickel||Natural||600 x 600 x 9.5|
|Shape Flourence||Pomice-Nickel||Natural||600 x 600 x 9.5|
|Shape Murano||Polvere-Seta||Natural||600 x 600 x 9.5|
|Style Decor||Polvere-Seta | Pomice-Nickel||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5|
Special Pieces & Mosaics
Futura is also available as a mosaic displaying a random combination of all four shades of Nickel, Polvere, Pomice and Seta. Two options, a soft Craft Mosiac (with 25 mm chip size), and a geometric Mix Mosaic (with 60 mm chip size), are supplied on 300 x 300 mm mesh.
|Craft Mosaic||Craft||Natural||300 x 300 x 9.5|
|Mix Mosaic||Mix||Natural||300 x 300 x 9.5|
|Skirting Tile||Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||65 x 1200 x 10.5|
|Skirting Tile||Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||80 x 800 x 11|
|Skirting Tile||Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||80 x 600 x 9.5|
|Step Tile - Elemento ad L||Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Grip (20mm)||300 x 900 x 20|
|Step Tile - Gradino||Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||300 x 1200 x 10.5|
|Step Tile - Gradino||Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5|
|Step Tile - Gradone||Nickel | Polvere | Pomice | Seta||Grip (20mm)||450 x 900 x 20|
Shade Tone Variance
Futura 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.
|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|
|Linear thermal expansion between 20C and 100C||ISO 10545-8||According to manufacturers specifications||On Request|
|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 manufacturers specifications||Resistant|
|Stain Resistance||ISO 10545-14||Test method available||Conforms|
Futura is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
Download PDF Catalogue
You can download the Futura 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.
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