Even when they are not in operation, industrial production plants can bring several tons of weight to bear on surfaces measuring just a few square inches in area. And when they are in use, this load is further increased by vibrations and oscillations. Similar loads can be applied when forklift trucks and other items of cargo-handling equipment are driven around in industrial buildings.
Argelith ceramic clinker and Argelith stoneware tiles come in thicknesses designed to cope with such circumstances. They are extremely resistant to localized loads, while offering very high compressive and flexing strength. The four top edges of our industrial tiles are also chamfered to protect them from cracks and breaks caused by operations involving heavyweight mobile equipment. This is what our tiles can withstand:
15 mm workshop tiles installed on a concrete base
Tile fracture (including industrial tiles) at 37,800 N (average reading)
20 mm workshop tiles installed on a concrete base
Tile fracture (including industrial tiles) at 45,200 N (average reading). The tests were carried out with a load increase of 1,000 N (equivalent to 100 kg) per second. The fracture occurred as the amount of force dropped, accompanied by visible damage to the test items concerned.