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Gauged Porcelain Paver Testing

IPA Laboratories commonly performs these tests on gauged porcelain pavers with a thickness of 2 cm and greater, including those for testing for compliance with ANSI A137.3 specifications.

For more information about tests that comply with ANSI 137.3, download our 2 cm Gauged Porcelain Pavers testing checklist.

Available Tests

ANSI A137.3 – Section 5.3.11Compressive Strength
ANSI A137.3 – Section 8.5Bond Strength
ANSI A137.3 – Section 8.6Soft Body Impact
ANSI A137.3 – Section 8.7Hard Body Impact
ANSI A326.3Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF)
ASTM C372Linear Thermal Expansion
ASTM C373Water Absorption
ASTM C424Crazing Resistance
ASTM C484Thermal Shock Resistance
ASTM C485, ASTM C499, ASTM C502Warpage, Facial and Thickness Dimensions, and Wedging
ASTM C609Light Reflectance Value & Small Color Differences
ASTM C895Lead & Cadmium Extracted From Glazed Ceramic Tile
ASTM C650Chemical Resistance
ASTM C1026Freeze-Thaw
ASTM C1243Deep Abrasion
ASTM C1378Staining Resistance
ASTM C1505Breaking Strength and Modulus of Rupture (MOR)
ASTM C1895Mohs Scratch Hardness
DIN EN 16165 (formerly DIN 51130)German Ramp Test (R Classification) [video]
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