Sahara Black Honed Finish

Sizes

Natural

R9

Variation

V4

Sahara Black is a marble-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Grandi Marmi Range. This tile is offered with a Honed finish. To order a Sahara Black tile sample in Honed finish click the Order Sample button below.

Sahara Black Product Story

Reproducing seven of the finest marbles including Calacatta and Carrara, Grandi Marmi uses cutting- edge technology to offer a precise marble finish in a highly versatile format. Due to its scale, Grandi Marmi is suitable for rooms with higher ceilings and larger areas of floorspace, while the 6 mm thickness means it can be incorporated into a vast array of fabrication pieces. Grandi Marmi also features a continuous veining design, which spans across multiple panels and can also be provided in Bookmatched panels for use within hotel lobbies and entrance halls or for creating that spectacular feature wall. With Polished, Honed and Natural finishes, Grandi Marmi is the most flexible dressing for any internal space. Sahara Black is part of our Marble-effect Collection.

Sahara Black Graphical Faces

Sahara Black is supplied with a number of distinct graphical faces. Below are examples of 5 of these graphical faces when supplied in large formats. Click on any swatch for a closer look.

Size & finish

ColourFinishSize(MM)
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro Calacatta | Sahara BlackHoned1500 x 3000 x 6
Bianco Elegante | Covelano Calacatta | NegrescoNatural1500 x 3000 x 6
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Covelano Calacatta | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro Calacatta | Sahara BlackPolished1500 x 3000 x 6
Nero MarquinaHoned1000 x 2700 x 6
Nero MarquinaPolished1000 x 2700 x 6
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaHoned1000 x 2000 x 9
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaPolished1000 x 2000 x 9
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro Calacatta | Sahara BlackHoned1500 x 1500 x 6
Bianco Elegante | Covelano Calacatta | NegrescoNatural1500 x 1500 x 6
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Covelano Calacatta | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro Calacatta | Sahara BlackPolished1500 x 1500 x 6
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaHoned1000 x 1000 x 9
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaPolished1000 x 1000 x 9
Nero MarquinaHoned1000 x 1000 x 6
Nero MarquinaPolished1000 x 1000 x 6
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro Calacatta | Sahara BlackHoned750 x 1500 x 6
Bianco Elegante | Covelano Calacatta | NegrescoNatural750 x 1500 x 6
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Covelano Calacatta | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro Calacatta | Sahara BlackPolished750 x 1500 x 6
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaHoned600 x 1200 x 8
Bianco Elegante | Negresco | Oro CalacattaNatural600 x 1200 x 8
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro CalacattaPolished600 x 1200 x 8
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro Calacatta | Sahara BlackHoned750 x 750 x 6
Bianco Elegante | Covelano Calacatta | NegrescoNatural750 x 750 x 6
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Covelano Calacatta | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro Calacatta | Sahara BlackPolished750 x 750 x 6
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaHoned600 x 600 x 8
Bianco Elegante | Negresco | Oro CalacattaNatural600 x 600 x 8
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro CalacattaPolished600 x 600 x 8
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaHoned300 x 600 x 8
Bianco Elegante | Negresco | Oro CalacattaNatural300 x 600 x 8
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro CalacattaPolished300 x 600 x 8

Graphical Faces

Sahara Black is supplied with a number of distinct graphical faces. Below are examples of 5 of these graphical faces when supplied in large formats. Click on any swatch for a closer look.

Related Tiles

In addition to Sahara Black, we also offer a number of other grey marble-effect porcelain tiles.

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Alternative Colours

The Grandi Marmi Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:

  • Bianco Elegante – Natural
    Bianco Elegante – Natural
  • Bianco Elegante – Polished
    Bianco Elegante – Polished
  • Bianco Elegante – Honed
    Bianco Elegante – Honed
  • Carrara Elite – Polished
    Carrara Elite – Polished
  • Carrara Elite – Honed
    Carrara Elite – Honed
  • Covelano Calacatta – Polished
    Covelano Calacatta – Polished
  • Covelano Calacatta – Natural
    Covelano Calacatta – Natural
  • Negresco – Natural
    Negresco – Natural
  • Negresco – Honed
    Negresco – Honed
  • Negresco – Polished
    Negresco – Polished
  • Nero Marquina – Honed
    Nero Marquina – Honed
  • Nero Marquina – Polished
    Nero Marquina – Polished
  • Oro Calacatta – Polished
    Oro Calacatta – Polished
  • Oro Calacatta – Honed
    Oro Calacatta – Honed
  • Oro Calacatta – Natural
    Oro Calacatta – Natural
  • Sahara Black – Polished
    Sahara Black – Polished
  • Sahara Black – Honed
    Sahara Black – Honed
  • Bianco Elegante Bookmatched – Polished
    Bianco Elegante Bookmatched – Polished
  • Covelano Calacatta Bookmatched – Polished
    Covelano Calacatta Bookmatched – Polished
  • Oro Calacatta Bookmatched – Polished
    Oro Calacatta Bookmatched – Polished

Bookmatched

For a dramatic statement, Grandi Marmi offers stunning Bookmatched tiles in Bianco Elegante, Covelano Calacatta and Oro Calacatta. Available in ‘Block A’ and ‘Block B’ Polished marble surfaces and designed to create maximum impact these Bookmatched tiles are offered in 1500 x 3000 mm format, ideal for use in hotel lobbies, stairwells and luxury bathrooms.
ColourFinishSize(MM)Detail
Bianco Elegante | Covelano Calacatta | Oro CalacattaPolished1500 x 3000 x 6Bookmatch Block A
Bianco Elegante | Covelano Calacatta | Oro CalacattaPolished1500 x 3000 x 6Bookmatch Block B

Special Pieces & Mosaics

ColourFinishSize(MM)Detail
Bianco Elegante | Negresco | Oro CalacattaNatural90 x 600 x 8Skirting Tile
Bianco Elegante | Negresco | Oro CalacattaPolished90 x 600 x 8Skirting Tile
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaHoned65 x 600 x 8Skirting Tile
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaPolished65 x 600 x 8Skirting Tile
Carrara Elite | Nero MarquinaHoned300 x 600 x 8Step Tile - Gradino
Bianco Elegante | Negresco | Oro CalacattaNatural300 x 600 x 8Step Tile - Gradino
Bianco Elegante | Carrara Elite | Negresco | Nero Marquina | Oro CalacattaPolished300 x 600 x 8Step Tile - Gradino

Technical Specification

Shade Tone Variance

Grandi Marmi has been classified: V4 Variation

Understanding Shade Tone Variance

porcelain tile shade tone variation

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.

Variance RatingDescription
V1Uniform Appearance
V2Slight Variation
V3Moderate Variation
V4Substantial Variation

Ramp Test Values (DIN 51130)

Finish/StyleR Rating ValueFriction
NaturalR9

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 ValueFriction
R9Minimal
R10Normal
R11Good
R12Good
R13Very high

See the Health and Safety Executives website for more information regarding the Ramp Test procedure. Ramp Test Certificate available on request.

Technical Data

SpecificationTest MethodsRequired valueManufacturers Values 
   HonedPolished
Length and WidthISO 10545-2± 0.6% max± 0.1%± 0.1%
ThicknessISO 10545-2± 5% max± 5%± 5%
LinearityISO 10545-2± 0.5% max--
WedgingISO 10545-2± 0.6% max± 0.1%± 0.1%
Surface FlatnessISO 10545-2± 0.5% max± 0.2%± 0.2%
Water AbsorbtionISO 10545-3≤ 0.5%0.08%< 0.1%
Modulus of RuptureISO 10545-4≥35N/mm²50N/mm²47N/mm²
Deep Abrasion ResistanceISO 10545-6≤ 175mm³140 mm³140 mm³
Coefficient of Linear Thermal-ExpansionISO 10545-8On RequestOn RequestOn Request
Thermal shock resistanceISO 10545-9Testing method availableResistantResistant
Frost ResistanceISO 10545-12Must not produce noticeable alteration to surfaceFrost-proofFrost-proof
Chemical ResistanceISO 10545-13No sample must show visible signs of chemical attack (acids-bases-additives for pools) except for products containing hydrofluoric acid and derivativesUnaffectedUnaffected
Stain resistanceISO 10545-14Testing method availableResistance to stainResistance to stain

Download PDF Catalogue

You can download the Grandi Marmi PDF catalogue here. Further catalogues are available on our catalogue page. You can call us on 020 8731 6787 or email enquiry@porcelaintiles.co.uk for more information about our Italian porcelain tiles.

Ordering tile samples

To order Sahara Black – Honed tile samples please click this order button:

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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.

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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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