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Large Surfaces & Community

A valid mental exercise to choose the flooring for a shopping center is to visualize how many thousands of people come in & out in a single day, considering that the floorings are fixed installations and for how long they have to perform that function without giving any hint of failure. It will display an enormity of steps and activities of various kinds to which that floor will have to stand up.

The flooring of a shopping center or a simple shop must have a high resistance to wear and to accidental impacts, it must be non-slip, abrasion resistant, fire resistant, waterproof, easy and quick to clean. Cipa Gres full body porcelain stoneware (ISO 13006 EN 14411 Group B1a UGL) is the most suitable solution for floorings subject to this type of stress (concentrated loads, high traffic of people and hand forklifts, exceptional loads, etc.). Below we list some features that will guide the user to an informed choice:


Product classification

Cipa Gres porcelain stoneware is classified according toISO 13006 EN 14411 Group B1a UGL or more simply as monolithic UGL (unglazed) porcelain stoneware. It is made up of a single homogeneous mass that makes it much more resistant than any other type of material that can be used for paving (mass colored stoneware, granite, marble, metal and many others). Foot traffic usury (thousands of users who often arrive directly from the road with dirty sand soles) and accidental blows. To this, and much more, UGL products resist.


Dimensional features EN ISO 10545-2

The high quality standard of Cipa Gres products, quite better than norms prescribe, gives a dimensional precision, both in the calibres (real size) and in the thickness, to our production that allows to reduce joints to the minimum.


Flexural strength and breaking strength EN ISO 10545-4

The very high values of our production, almost double those required by international standards, place our products at the top among the products on the market suitable for this intended use.

A suitable laying, so-called full-bed, will allow to take advantage of the greater performance of our porcelain stoneware at a value that stands, working by compression, at about 3500 Kg./cm2 .


Coefficients of friction

They are available in various formats and tested according to national and international standards, DIN 51130, DIN 51094, B.C.R.A. TORTUS, ASTM 1028, ANSI A 137.1: 2012, BS 7976-2: 2002, UNE ENV 12633: 2006, AS 4586: 2013 etc., all the anti-skid necessary for the working environments accessory to the commercial area (laboratories, changing rooms with showers , loading and unloading areas both internal and external, etc.).


Stain resistance UNI EN ISO 10545-14

Thanks to the closed surface micro porosity, typical of our porcelain stoneware, all our products are in class 5, so any accidental stains of any nature are easily removable.


Project productions

Our production techniques allow us to realize particular project finishing and colours upon customer request. Already several franchise brand companies developed exclusive formats with custom-made colours to use them in all their stores, reinforcing their image in the floors as well as in the furnishings.


Hydrojet cutting and sandblasting

Our technical porcelain stoneware, being a full body (UGL), allows us to create on demand your own logo inserted in the floor.

[For any further information contact our technical department: ufficiotecnico@cipagres.it]

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