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Ceramic Tile Testing

These are tests commonly performed on ceramic tile, including those for testing for compliance with ANSI A137.1 and ISO 13006 specifications.

For more information on tests that comply with ANSI 137.1, download our Specification for Ceramic Tile testing checklist.

Available Tests

ANSI A326.3Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) [video]
ASTM C370Moisture Expansion
ASTM C372Linear Thermal Expansion
ASTM C373Water Absorption
ASTM C424Crazing Resistance
ASTM C482Bond Strength
ASTM C484Thermal Shock Resistance
ASTM C485, ASTM C499, ASTM C502Warpage, Facial & Thickness, Dimensions, and Wedging
ASTM C609Light Reflectance Value & Small Color Differences
ASTM C627Robinson Floor Test [video]
ASTM C648Breaking Strength
ASTM C650Chemical Resistance
ASTM C895Lead & Cadmium Extracted From Glazed Ceramic Tile
ASTM C1026Freeze-Thaw
ASTM C1027Surface Visible Abrasion
ASTM C1028Static Coefficient of Friction
ASTM C1243Deep Abrasion
ASTM C1378Staining Resistance
ASTM C1505Modulus of Rupture
ASTM C1895Mohs Scratch Hardness
DIN EN 16165 (formerly DIN 51130)German Ramp Test (R Classification) [video]
ISO 10545-2Warpage, Facial & Thickness Dimensions, and Wedging
ISO 10545-3Water Absorption
ISO 10545-4MOR & Breaking Strength
ISO 10545-5Coefficient of Restitution
ISO 10545-6Deep Abrasion Resistance
ISO 10545-7Surface Abrasion Resistance
ISO 10545-8Linear Thermal Expansion
ISO 10545-9Thermal Shock Resistance
ISO 10545-10Moisture Expansion
ISO 10545-11Crazing Resistance
ISO 10545-13Chemical Resistance
ISO 10545-14Stain Resistance
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