Sheffield tiles mimic coloured concrete and are available in six shades, with an exciting variety of tile sizes. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use too.
Sheffield Black Porcelain
From £45.00 + VAT /m²
- Additional Information
- Technical Information
- Porcelain, Ceramic & Encaustic Fitting Guidelines
- Finishing Touches
- Maintain your Floor
Slight shade and dimensional variation should be expected between both batches and sizes of porcelain tiles. Because of this, care should be taken if wishing to mix sizes and it should be ensured that sufficient materials are ordered for your requirement in one batch. We recommend when ordering to include 10-15% for wastage and cuts.
Due to the nature of porcelain tiles and the way that they are produced, a degree of variation in dimensions should be expected. Whilst this is minimal, it can become more noticeable on larger format tiles. In order to avoid emphasising this, joints should be staggered by a maximum of 30% of the length.
Lead time 2 to 3 weeks.
All products within the Sheffield range are rectified porcelain tiles.
Non-rectified and rectified
Non-rectified porcelain or ceramic tiles are cut to size prior to the firing process. The firing process then causes a degree of shrinkage and warping. These tiles are graded after firing but do not undergo any additional cutting. Because of this, greater variation in size (usually a matter of 1-2mm difference) between tiles should be expected compared with a rectified tile.
Rectified tiles are cut to size after the firing process and so are much more precisely sized and have perfect 90 degree corners.
When designing the tile layout consideration should be given as to whether tiles are rectified or non-rectified as this will have an influence on joint width and pattern. In order to avoid emphasising this variation, if staggering joints then it should be by a maximum of 30% of the length, i.e. do not install brick bond – either install in-line (stacked bond) or stagger the joints randomly but no more than 30%. Tiles should be installed using a clip levelling system such as Raimondi Tile Levelling System.
|Suitable for internal walls & ceilings (including wet areas)|
|Suitable for internal floors|
|Suitable for use with underfloor heating|
|Suitable for external use||*|
|Country of Origin||Italy|
|Straight Edge Finish|
|Suitable for light-traffic areas e.g. Residential|
|Suitable for medium-traffic areas e.g. Residential & Commercial|
|Suitable for high-traffic areas e.g. Residential & Commercial|
*20mm outdoor flag option available.
**R10 – slip rating for 10mm tile, R11 – slip rating for 20mm tile
Porcelain, Ceramic & Encaustic Fitting Guidelines
For information about preparation and installation of our porcelain, ceramic and encaustic tiles, see our Porcelain, Ceramic & Encaustic Fitting Guidelines.
We supply an extensive range of standard and customised finishing touches for your floor, including transitions and floor protection. For information, see Finishing Touches.
Maintain your Floor
For information on how to care for your floor, see Maintain your Floor.