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by Refin Ceramiche
|Cromie is a series of through-body porcelain tiles. With a carefully conceived color palette that ranges from warm to cool, Cromie is designed around the Natural Color System (NCS), a color notation system that classifies color according to the way the human eye perceives it. Unlike arbitrary numeric|
systems, NCS is capable of identifying and accurately notating any of the 10 million colors the eye can perceive. Relying on the six elementary colors (White, Black, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green), the NCS notation classifies a color in relation to each of the six elementary colors.
As an example, the NCS notation S 1050-Y90R would translate as follows: the letter S before the complete notation indicates that the color is part of the NCS Second Edition. The number 1050 indicates the shade (i.e. the amount of blackness (S) and the chromaticity (C)). In this case, the blackness, or darkness (S), is 10% and the chromaticity (C) is 50%. Y90R indicates the similarity to the other two elementary colors, Y (yellow) and R (red). Y90R indicates yellow with 90% of red.
Neutral gray tints have no shade (chromaticity equals 0) and are notated by the nuance followed by -N, as it is neutral color. 0300-N is white, followed by 0500-N, 1000-N, 1500 N, etc. up to 9000-N, which is black.
For further detail, reference the Cromie - Color Explanation PDF.
Colors + Finishes
The Cromie series includes 30 colors, with a range of warm, cool and neutral shades. Fango, Terra and Polvere colors are offered in a Matte finish.
Standard nominal (and actual) tile sizes are 12"x24" (11.81"x23.62"), 24"x24" (23.62"x23.62"), 30"x30" (29.53"x29.53") and 30"x60" (29.53"x59.06") tiles. The series also includes trim pieces.
Cromie is a non-stock item.
Tiles are suitable for interior and exterior walls, as well as interior residential and heavy-traffic commercial floors.
Recommended Grout Line: 1/16”
Water Absorption - ISO 10545-3: .2%
Breaking Strength – ISO 10545-4: > 35N/mm2
Abrasion Resistance – ISO 10545-7: < 175mm3
Thermal Shock Resistance - ISO 10545-9: Resistant
Frost Resistance - ISO 10545-12: Resistant
Chemical Resistance - ISO 10545-13: Resistant
Stain Resistance - ISO10545-14: GL SMALTATI > 3
Coefficient of Friction – ASTM C1028: Wet > 0.60
Installation + Maintenance
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.