R11 Anti-Slip Finish
OBSCURE THE USUAL BOUNDARY BETWEEN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE WITH R11 ANTI-SLIP FINISH
The popularity of porcelain tile continues to rise for numerous reasons, not the least of which is its durability. Accordingly, the demand for porcelain in high-performance environments including high traffic, outdoor, and wet areas, including shower floors, has increased as well.
For these specific uses, a special finish called R11 Anti-Slip Finish is recommended. To be certified as R11 Anti-Slip Finish, a tile must pass internationally-recognized testing.
In order to achieve these results, the tile surface is modified during the production process in such a manner that the finish is rougher, without changing the aesthetic features of the product itself.
The rougher finish is primarily achieved by adding a mineral called Corundum into glazing mix. The Corundum mix is added into the production line after the digital surface application and before entering the kiln for firing. Since it crystallizes at the same exact temperatures as all of the other materials involved, it blends perfectly with the other raw materials, resulting in the R11 Anti-Slip Finish without changing the appearance of the tile.