Sand Basalt Natural Finish






Sand Basalt is a stone-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Basalt Stone Range. This tile is offered with a Natural finish. To order a Sand Basalt tile sample in Natural finish click the Order Sample button below.

Sand Basalt Product Story

Celebrating the strength of volcanic rock, Basalt Stone features the exquisite detail and vesicular texture evident in basaltic lava. Carefully reproduced textures and veining mix to create layers of movement, resulting in a rich variation of hues and tones. Available in three generous formats, (including an extra large 1000 x 3000 mm slab suitable for wall cladding), Basalt Stone benefits from the latest compaction technology and is offered in a lightweight 6 mm thickness. This versatility brings with it new surfacing opportunities such as ‘hidden’ doors and integrated kitchen units. Five contemporary colours bring depth and richness to both walls and floors and ensure that Basalt Stone will continue to be a very relevant and popular surface covering. Sand Basalt is part of our Stone-effect Collection.

Sand Basalt Graphical Faces

Sand Basalt is supplied with a number of distinct graphical faces. Below are examples of 4 of these graphical faces when supplied in large formats. Click on any swatch for a closer look.

Use our graphical faces tool to reorganise the order and orientation of these faces.

Size & finish

Colour Finish Size (MM)
Antracite Basalt | Grey Basalt | Moka Basalt | Sand Basalt | White Basalt Active 1000 x 3000 x 6
Antracite Basalt | Grey Basalt | Moka Basalt | Sand Basalt | White Basalt Natural 1000 x 3000 x 6
Antracite Basalt | Grey Basalt | Moka Basalt | Sand Basalt | White Basalt Natural 1000 x 1500 x 6
Antracite Basalt | Grey Basalt | Moka Basalt | Sand Basalt | White Basalt Active 1000 x 1000 x 6
Antracite Basalt | Grey Basalt | Moka Basalt | Sand Basalt | White Basalt Natural 1000 x 1000 x 6

Graphical Faces

Graphical faces for 3000 x 1000 mm

Sand Basalt is supplied with a number of distinct graphical faces. Below are examples of 4 of these graphical faces when supplied in 3000 x 1000 mm format. Click on any swatch for a closer look.

Use our graphical faces tool to reorganise the order and orientation of these faces.

Related Tiles

In addition to Sand Basalt, we also offer a number of other beige stone-effect porcelain tiles.

Discover similar tiles

Alternative Colours

The Basalt Stone Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:

  • White Basalt – Natural
    White Basalt – Natural
  • Sand Basalt – Natural
    Sand Basalt – Natural
  • Grey Basalt – Natural
    Grey Basalt – Natural
  • Moka Basalt – Natural
    Moka Basalt – Natural
  • Antracite Basalt – Natural
    Antracite Basalt – Natural

Technical Specification

Shade Tone Variance

Basalt Stone has been classified: V2 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

Pendulum Test Values (BS 7976-2)

FinishConditionsResultSlip Potential

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.

PTVSlip Potential
0 - 24High
25 - 35Moderate
36 + Low

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/StyleR Rating ValueFriction

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
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 mean value
Length and WidthISO 10545-2± 0.6% max± 0.1%
ThicknessISO 10545-2± 5% max± 3%
LinearityISO 10545-2± 0.5% max± 0.1%
WedgingISO 10545-2± 0.6% max± 0.1%
WarpageISO 10545-2± 0.5% max± 0.2%
Water AbsorptionISO 10545-3≤ 0.5 %0.03% - 0.06%
Deep abrasion resistanceISO 10545-6≤ 175 mm³142 mm³
Coefficient of linear thermal expansionISO 10545-8Testing method availableOn Request
Resistance to thermal shocksISO 10545-9Testing method availableResistant
Frost resistanceISO 10545-12No sample must show alterations to surfaceFrost proof
Resistance to chemical productsISO 10545-13No sample must show visible signs of chemical attack (Acids, bases, additives for pools) Except for products contain hydrofluoric acid and derivatives.Complies
Stain resistanceISO 10545-14Testing method availableResistant to stain
Slip ResistanceDIN 51130-R9 Natural

Basalt Stone is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.

Download PDF Catalogue

You can download the Basalt Stone PDF catalogue here. Further catalogues are available on our catalogue page. You can call us on 020 8731 6787 or email for more information about our Italian porcelain tiles.

Ordering tile samples

To order Sand Basalt – Natural tile samples please click this order button:

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Tile samples are provided in 10 x 20 cm format.

Environmentally Certified

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.

Basalt Stone is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.

LEED® certification

LEED<sup>®</sup> 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.

EU Ecolabel

ECOLABEL certified

The EU Ecolabel helps you identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. Recognised throughout Europe, EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted.

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.

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