Talco Polished Finish
Talco is a stone-effect porcelain tile and forms part of our Timeless Range. This tile is offered with a Polished finish. To order a Talco tile sample in Polished finish click the Order Sample button below.
Talco Product Story
A subtle interpretation of natural stone and available in five neutral tones, Timeless is an enduring and atmospheric range, exclusive to our Stone Collection. With four sizes and three finishes, Timeless has the charm for contemporary living and the strength for larger commercial spaces. Available in Natural, Polished and Structured (R11 slip rated) finishes, Timeless is ideally suited to both indoor and outdoor applications. The Structured finish in particular, with its precise ridges, is ideal for a wet room or pool complex and has helped Timeless become one of our most popular collections. Timeless is also accompanied by imposing decorative pieces, including the three-dimensional surfaces of ‘Muretto' and unique to this range, ‘3D Design’. Talco is part of our Stone-effect Collection.
Size & finish
|Carbonio | Cotone | Talco||Natural||800 x 800 x 11|
|Carbonio | Talco | Vezio||Polished||800 x 800 x 11|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Natural||600 x 600 x 9.5|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Polished||600 x 600 x 9.5|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Polished||300 x 600 x 9.5|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Structured||300 x 600 x 9.5|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Natural||100 x 300 x 9.5|
In addition to Talco, we also offer a number of other white stone-effect porcelain tiles.
The Timeless Range is also available in the following colours and finishes:
Bindo – Natural Bindo – Polished Bindo – Structured Carbonio – Natural Carbonio – Polished Carbonio – Structured Cotone – Natural Cotone – Polished Cotone – Structured Talco – Natural Talco – Polished Talco – Structured Vezio – Natural Vezio – Polished Vezio – Structured Muretto Bindo – Natural Muretto Carbonio – Natural Muretto Cotone – Natural Muretto Talco – Natural Muretto Vezio – Natural 3D Design Bindo – Natural 3D Design Carbonio – Natural 3D Design Cotone – Natural 3D Design Talco – Natural 3D Design Vezio – Natural
Unique to Timeless is 3D Design, with its 3D surfaces capturing the light throughout the day creating a contemporary wall of contrasting facets. This captivating 300 x 600 mm tile is offered in all five colourways.
The Muretto option is particularly effective within Timeless and will transform any space when used as a high impact feature wall or dramatic focal point. Available in five colourways Muretto is supplied on 300 x 600 mm tiles.
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5||3D Design|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5||Muretto|
Special Pieces & Mosaics
|Colour||Finish||Size (MM)||Special Piece|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Natural||300 x 600 x 9.5||Step Tile - Gradino|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Polished||300 x 600 x 9.5||Step Tile - Gradino|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Natural||80 x 600 x 9.5||Skirting Tile|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Polished||80 x 600 x 9.5||Skirting Tile|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Natural||300 x 300 x 9.5||Mosaic (Chip Size 58x58mm)|
|Bindo | Carbonio | Cotone | Talco | Vezio||Polished||300 x 300 x 9.5||Mosaic (Chip Size 16x16mm)|
Shade Tone Variance
Timeless 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|
|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|
|Slip Resistance||DIN 51130||-||Natural - R10|
Timeless is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
Download PDF Catalogue
You can download the Timeless PDF catalogue here. Further catalogues are available on our catalogue page. You can call us on 020 8731 6787 or email email@example.com for more information about our Italian porcelain tiles.
Ordering tile samples
To order Talco – Polished tile samples please click this order button:
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Tile samples are provided in 10 x 20 cm format.
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.
Timeless is ECOLABEL and LEED® certified.
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All porcelain tiles within our collection comply with LEED® certification and are suitable for the LEED® approval process.
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