Terracotta Extruded Floor Tile - 400 x 400mm

Extruded Tile
SKU
VHTITC40

Terracotta Extruded Floor Tile - 400 x 400mm

Extruded Tile
SKU
VHTITC40
KES 3,279 / m2
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Extruded tiles are made by forcing the clay material through a mould for a desired shape and size. The tiles are then passed into a kiln to be baked & dried to remove the moisture.

This Terracootta Floor tile is made via the above process and measures 400mm by 400mm in size. These floor tiles are full body tiles with a thickness of 12mm. Full body vitrified tiles have the same pigment in entire body (thickness) of the tile. This makes chips and scratches less noticeable and make this an ideal choice for high foot traffic zones.

The Terracotta Floor tile range has a natural, earthy, clay look & feel to the tile. Perfect for your outdoor area around a swimming pool, patio and verandas to create a natural East African atmosphere.

Due to their chemical resistance these full body tiles can survive in even the most rigorous conditions. These include industrial factories, laboratories, food & fruit industries as well as commercial kitchens. The Terracotta Floor tiles have been pre-sealed which will give the tile a very low water adsorption* level of only 6,46 - 6,83%.

We recommend you use the right spacing and adhesive for this elegant heavy-duty industrial tile for best and long lasting results. All tiles must be cleaned immediately after grouting to prevent staining.

Technical data

Cooking Temperature 1160°
Water Absorption* (ISO 10545-3:1995) 6,46 - 6,83%
Modulus of Rupture (ISO 10545-4:2014) 17,5 MPa
Breaking Strength 1196,0 N
Surface Scratch Hardness (UNE 67101/92) 7
Frost Resistance >100
Resistance To Thermal Shock (UNE EN ISO 10545-12) > 10
Resistance To Staining 4
Moisture Expansion 0,066 mm/m
Deep Abrasion Resistance 288 mm3
Anti-Slip Properties (DIN 51130)

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How To Install Tiles

  • As with everything you buy, it is important to check that you are 100% happy with the product before you install. Please compare the product to the images you saw online, check the shades and colour of the tile before you start. If you are not on-site, get your tiler to send you an image of a dry layout to approve. 
  • When you are ready, make sure that surface is dry, clean, flat and firm. Do not tile on old floor coverings like vinyl tiles.
  • Check screen, substrate and foundation are set for tiling.
  • Make sure there are expansion joints in the screed.
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  • Tiles are a fashion item and as new tile designs come in, you may not get the same size and shade of tile as what you originally bought.
  • Always buy 15% more meter squared of tiles than the size of the area you will be covering, as there will be offcuts when installing.
  • Always keep a spare box or two of tiles, for future renovations and incidentals.
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  • Make sure you have read any brand-specific instructions, listed on your tile box before starting to tile. 
  • For Kilimanjaro tiles, for example, make sure you are following the extrusion lines on the back of the tile when laying your tiles
  • Start tiling in the middle of the area.
  • Make sure you’re using the correct adhesive for the application.
  • Check screen, substrate and foundation are set for tiling.
  • Apply adhesive evenly using a notched trowel. (Apply 1m2 at a time)
  • Only mix enough adhesive to use within 1 hour.
  • Work over small areas so the adhesive does not dry.
  • Scrape away excess adhesive, separating each tile from the next.
  • All tiles must be fully embedded using a rubber mallet.
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  • Start off by creating building lines in your work space. This will allow you to achieve straight lines.
  • Do not butt join tiles. Please use recommended spacing on box or in the product details.
  • For Kilimanjaro tiles please use a minimum tile spacing of 8mm and above. 
  • When tiling large areas. Create expansion joints to allow for structural movement.
  • This is done by using a flexible compound (such as silicone) between tiles.
  • Expansion joints should be made every 9m2.
  • The perimeter joint needs to be 5-8mm.
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  • Make sure all the joints are clean.
  • Apply the grout using a rubber squeegee.
  • Grouting should be done 24 hours after the installation of the tiles to allow, the tile to set properly.
  • Once the grout has set the entire area must be cleaned, with a damp cloth, Grout Off and Easy Clean, Cleaning agents are recommended.
  • Avoid walking on the tiles for 2-3 days to prevent loosening of the tiles.
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