glossary

Surfaces

BUSH-HAMMERED

Surface coming from manufacturing tiles subjected to mechanical processing consisting of irregularly removing a layer of material after pressing but before firing in order to obtain a surface like an absolutely pure natural stone (non-slip), with slight unrepeatable differences between one tile and another.

COMFORT

The new Comfort surface is the outcome of our company's historic industrial know-how and represents a real revolution in the use of ceramic products. Comfort combines the soft, pleasant feel of a matte surface with anti-slip technical performances (R10 class B and PTV >36) that make it particularly suitable for public and commercial applications, including in wet and humid conditions.

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GLOSSY / SHINY

Surface obtained after firing subjecting the slabs to mechanical brushing and polishing with a series of decreasing grain abrasive utensils. The final surface is soft, glossy and reflective.

GLOSSY-BRIGHT

Glossy - Bright is Florim’s innovative shiny surface that enhances the full body material used to make the slab. This surface has an effect of particular depth, evoking the typical appearance of polished products and delivering technical performances very similar to these. In fact, Glossy - Bright combines brilliance and excellent wear resistance, qualities rarely found in a material with a glossy effect.

MATTE

Surface coming from manufacturing pressed tiles without further work after firing.

POINT AND CANNETÈ

Surface resulting from the manufacturing of a tile pressed with a non-smooth pad featuring regular geometrical embossing with increasing intensity, with no further processing after firing.

POLISHED

Surface coming from manufacturing pressed tiles, with a smooth pad, subjected to a strong mechanical processing of strong intensity, after firing, making the product particularly bright.

R+PTV SURFACE

Surface obtained from the production of tiles with the appropriately shaped die in order to achieve precise safety characteristics measured based on the main prevailing regulatory methods in use. The final surface is slightly rough, matt and complies with R10 slipperiness requirements (reference standard DIN 51130) and Pendulum slipperiness >36 wet (slider 96, reference standard BS 7976 –AS/NZS 4586).

SMOOTH / SATIN

Surface obtained after firing subjecting unglazed slabs to intermediate intensity mechanical brushing with smooth or wavy die. The final surface is soft, slightly satin-finished, non-reflective.

SOFT

Surface coming from manufacturing pressed tiles, with a smooth or structured pad, subjected to intermediate intensity mechanical processing, with little removal of the material after firing to give the surface a smooth and slightly glazed finish, polished but not reflecting.

STRUCTURED / TEXTURED

Surface coming from manufacturing pressed tiles, using a rough pad with variable intensity (from a slightly undulating one to inspired cut stone), without processing after firing.

The new Comfort surface


The new Comfort surface is the outcome of our company's historic industrial know-how and represents a real revolution in the use of ceramic products. Comfort combines the soft, pleasant feel of a matte surface with anti-slip technical performances (R10 class B and PTV >36) that make it particularly suitable for public and commercial applications, including in wet and humid conditions.   WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS? Comfort provides multiple architectural solutions in a single product, offering architects simplicity in the selection of materials, continuity across the project’s spaces and features and safety for spaces’ users. Comfort is a versatile technical and…

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