Pietra del Cardoso

Product overview

Pietra del Cardoso

Pietra del Cardoso inherits the spirit of the homonymous Italian stone extracted from the mountains of Tuscany. A material appreciated for centuries due to its extraordinary longevity, resistance, style and functionality.

Nexion selected some of the most exclusive specimens conveying the essence of Cardoso into a new unique ceramic material, combining elegance with unrivalled technical qualities. Nexion has brought this stone to the next level, devising an extremely durable surface, highly resistant to chemicals, stains and abrasions which makes it particularly suitable for high traffic public spaces.

Pietra del Cardoso is a collection extremely wide and versatile, divided into six colors, five sizes, and three surfaces.

    Surfaces


    We offer the broadest range of surfaces.
    • Pietra del Cardoso is available in:
    • Bocciardato
    • Lappato in cresta
    Naturale
    Lappato
    in cresta
    Bocciardato
    • Lappato
      in cresta
    • Bocciardato

    Sizes


    120x120cm
    120x240cm
    30x60cm
    60x120cm
    60x60cm

    Thickness


    9 mm

    Specifications


    DIMENSIONS AND SURFACE QUALITY
    Technical feature Standard method ISO Nexion values Requirements
    SIZE < 1200 mm SIZE > 1200 mm
    % mm % mm
    Width ISO 10545 - 2 ± 0.1 ± 0.8 ± 0.1 ± 1 ± 0.3%
    Length ± 0.1 ± 0.8 ± 0.1 ± 1.2 ± 0.3%
    Thickness ± 4 ± 0.5 ± 4 ± 0.5 ± 5.0%
    Straightness of Side ± 0.1 ± 0.8 ± 0.1 ± 1 ± 0.3%
    Rectangularity ± 0.1 ± 1.3 ± 0.1 ± 1.5 ± 0.3%
    Surface Flatness ± 0.1 ± 1.8 ± 0.2 ± 3 ± 0.4%
    Surface Quality 95% A minimum of 95% of the tiles are to
    be free from visible defects which can
    impair the appearance of a major area
    of tiles
    PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
    Technical feature Standard method ISO Nexion values Requirements
    Water Absorption ISO 10545 - 3 Avg. ≤ 0.08%,
    Individual 0.2%
    ≤ 0.5%,
    Individual 0.6%
    Modulus of Rupture ISO 10545 - 4 Min. 42 N/mm² Min. 35 N/mm²,
    Individual Min. 32 N/mm²
    Breaking Strength ISO 10545 - 4 Min. 1800 N Not less than 1300 N
    Moisture Expansion ISO 10545 - 10 0,02 mm/n -
    Mohs Hardness of surface NA Full Lappato / Lappato Matt: 4
    Texture / Naturale: 7
    Coefficient of linear thermal
    expansion from ambient
    temperature to 100 °C
    ISO 10545 - 8 6x10⁻ ⁶ K⁻¹ max As declared by the Manufacturer
    Thermal Shock Resistance ISO 10545 - 9 No damage
    Crazing Resistance:
    glazed tiles
    ISO 10545 - 11 No damage for
    Min. 10 Cycles
    Required
    Bulk Density NA 2.2 gr/cc 2.2 gr/cc
    Impact Resistant ISO 10545 - 5 0,55 As declared by the Manufacturer
    Frost Resistant ISO 10545 - 12 No change
    Small colour differences ISO 10545 - 16 No change Plain coloured tiles only where required
    GL: ∆E < 0.75
    UGL: ∆E < 1.0
    CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
    Technical feature Standard method ISO Nexion values Requirements
    Resistance to staining ISO 10545 - 14 Class 4 Minimum Class 3
    Resistance to household
    chemicals and swimming pool
    salts
    ISO 10545 - 13 Compliant Minimum B
    Resistance to acids & alkalis As declared by the Manufacturer

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