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Chromtech 1.0 by Floor Gres
Chromtech 1.0 is a series of through-body porcelain tiles, manufactured in Italy by Floor Gres. This series updates the original, highly popular and innovative Chromtech series, by emphasizing the importance of neutrality in modern architecture with both warm and cool colors. Three of the colors in the series, Cool/4.0, Warm/4.0 and Warm/5.0 meet the requirements set by the LEED building rating system and may be used to earn LEED MR Credits 4.1 and 4.2. Tiles in these colors have been certified by Bureau Veritas.
Colors + Finishes
There are five warm and five cool colors in the Chromtech 1.0 product line. Each color is available in Matte, Polished and a three-dimensional Point finish, which is available in 12"x12" and 12"x24" tiles only. Point is notable both for its aesthetic and non-slip characteristics.
Chromtech 1.0 is available in the following nominal (and actual) sizes:
12"x12 (11.81"x11.81"), 12"x24" (11.81"x23.62"), and 24"x24" (23.62"x23.62") tiles.
Mosaics, listello patterns and trim pieces are also available.
The tile thickness is 3/8" (10 mm). All colors are rectified with perfectly squared edges and are mono-gauged, enabling the use of minimal grout joints, even when designing with multiple colors.
Chromtech 1.0 is a non-stock item.
Chromtech 1.0 is suitable for interior and exterior walls and interior floors, including heavy traffic commercial floors.
Water Absorption – ISO 10545-3: <.1%
Recommended Grout Line: 1/8"
Breaking Strength – ISO 10545-4: >1700
Scratch Hardness – ISO 10545-6: <150
Thermal Shock Resistance - ISO 10545-9: Resistant
Frost Resistance - ISO 10545-12: Resistant
Chemical Resistance - ISO 10545-13: UA ULA UHA
Stain Resistance - ISO10545-14: 4
Coefficient of Friction – DIN 51130: R10 (Matte), R11 (Bush-hammered)
Installation + Maintentance
Tiles can be installed using standard installation methods for thinset adhesives. A grout joint of 1/8" or greater is recommended. Use high quality adhesive from manufacturers such as Laticrete and Mapei, following manufacturers’ recommendations, depending on conditions. Clean with a neutral detergent.
(Previous Chromtech series colors in parenthesis)
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