The tiles of the 500GK pressed range, made of vitrified full body stoneware, are composed of selected raw materials that allow to obtain a powder which is pressed under high pressure in steel molds, then fired at high temperature. This method of manufacture gives the tiles great dimensional stability.
500GK tiles contain sharp-edged silica carbide grains throughout the mass, which provide a remarkably non-slip surface even under the most difficult conditions (grease-covered floor). Tiles with anti-slip in the mass have a greater resistance to solicitations (traffic, pedestrians), as well as a greater maintenance of the level of anti-slip in time, compared to tiles whose anti-slip is obtained only by sprinkling anti-slip grains on the surface.
Thanks to their high resistance to chemical products (acids, bases…), their mechanical resistance (impact resistance, rolling resistance, puncture resistance…), 500GK tiles are designed for the realization of industrial floor and wall coverings in highly stressed buildings. They are particularly suitable for production areas in the food industry (slaughterhouses, cutting rooms, tripe factories, minced steak factories, salting plants, ready-made meals, canning plants, fish shops).
The low water absorption of ceramic tiles also gives them a high resistance to stains, for easier floor maintenance. Despite their non-slip surfaces, 500 GK tiles are easily maintained with the use of an industrial cleaning protocol (scrubber or rotating brush).
To maximize the life of your tiles, we recommend the use of our complete range of antacid mortars (primers, adhesive mortar FB67 or FB30, grout mortar FB60 or FB30 or OS1500, expansion joint FB50…) specially designed to fulfill your needs.