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TEST SUBJECT MATERIAL:Terra Bella
TEST DATE:6/16/06-6/17/06
TEST PROCEDURE:ASTM C1028: “Standard Test Method for Determining the Static Coefficient of Friction of Ceramic Tile and Other Like Surfaces by the Horizontal Dymometer Pull-Meter Method”

– A Chatillon DFIS 100 digital force guage was used to measure each pull in pounds-force.- A 3 x 3 x 1/8 inch piece of Neolite was used as the sensor.
– Internal calibration used in lieu of dry calibration factor.

TEST RESULTS:The average static coefficient of friction of four (4) pulls on each tile was as follows:

As ReceivedAfter Cleaning
Title 1:Dry:0.971.0
Wet:0.920.93
Title 2:Dry:0.941.04
Wet:0.940.97
Title 3:Dry:0.901.01
Wet:0.890.96

 

The average static coefficient of friction of twelve (12) pulls was as follows:

Dry:0.941.03
Wet:0.910.95

TEST SUBJECT MATERIAL:Terra Bella
TEST DATE:6/29/06-07/24/06
TEST PROCEDURE:ASTM C1026: “Standard Test Method for Measuring the Resistance of Ceramic Tile to Freeze-Thaw Cycling”

– Ten specimens were tested.
– The specimens were subjected to fifteen cycles of freeze-thaw consisting of freezing the title at 0°F for eight hours then thawing the tiles in water at 74°F.

TEST RESULTS:All ten (10) specimens showed no visible evidence of freeze-thaw damage after completing fifteen (15) cycles of freeze-thaw.

TEST SUBJECT MATERIAL:Terra Bella
TEST DATE:6/21/06
TEST PROCEDURE:ASTM C373: “Standard Test Method for Water Absorption, Bulk Density, Apparent Porosity, and Apparent Specific Gravity of Fired Whiteware Products:

– Five specimens were tested.
– The specimens were subjected to a five-hour boil and 24 hour soak to room temperature.

TEST RESULTS:The average water absorption of five (5) specimens was: 9.01%. This value classifies the subject material as non-vitreous (with a water absorption of more than 7.0 percent).

The individual results of water absorption were as follows:

Specimen 1: 6.85%
Specimen 2: 8.85%
Specimen 3: 6.97%
Specimen 4: 11.50%
Specimen 5: 10.87%

[The ANSI A137.1 Specification for the Paver Tile (unglazed) states: “the title in the same shall be impervious for porcelain pavar tile and shall not exceed 5.0 percent for natural clay paver tile.”]