Frequently Asked Questions

There is no such thing as a "right" or "wrong" product, just the product which is best suited for your requirement. Therefore, it's a good idea to identify the requirements of your project first, then you can let yourself wander among the wide range of designs and colours, and select relying on your taste.

For outdoor laying it is necessary to use tiles which absorb less than 0.5% water, "fully vitrified" according to international standards. All of the products in Naturgress, Irisgress and Irisstone, with water absorption of 0.04%, are completely frost-resistant and covered by a 50-year warranty, even for outdoor use.

Yes, if the correct laying methods are used.

All of the collections in Naturgress, Irisstone and Irisgress porcelain tile are covered by a 50 year guarantee against tread-wear, frost and stains, under any conditions of use.

Ceramic is primarily made up of clays, quartziferous sands, glass substances and other minerals. Only natural raw materials are used, mixed with water and fired at high temperatures to create a naturally beautiful product and to achieve hardness and durability.

Made from special clay minerals, porcelain tile (or porcelain stoneware tile) is a highly-resistant ceramic product with a solid structure and a hard surface which doesn't absorb water (classified as impervious), doesn't stain, and isn't affected by wear and tear over time. All of the wall tiles and flooring in Naturgress, Irisstone and Irisgress are covered by a fifty-year guarantee against wear, frost and stains, under any conditions of use. Moreover, glazed porcelain tile requires lower maintenance than natural stone, granite and marble.

Ceramic tiles are made from natural raw materials using the most up-to-date technology for safe-guarding the environment. Iris Ceramica has obtained both ISO 14001 and EMAS registrations which relate to eco-management, and periodically provides a statement of its environmental performance and its improvement programme. In 2004 the company's environmental commitment was awarded with the ANAB-IBO-IBN accreditation mark, reserved for materials approved to be used in sustainable architecture, for its Naturgress porcelain floor tiles.

The durability of ceramic tiles is superior to that of almost all the other surface finishes on the market. By choosing the most suitable product for your needs, taking due care during installation and cleaning regularly, combined with the manufacturer's experience, their long life is ensured.

Ceramic is a natural material with a natural composition which becomes resistant when fired at very high temperatures. This process, however, can cause slight differences in the shades of colour and in the actual dimensions of a tile between one batch and the next. Therefore, tiles are grouped before packaging according to their shade and their calibre. These are then indicated on the label of every pack.

Ceramic products are natural, beautiful, versatile, lasting, resistant, hygienic and easy to clean.

The wide range of colours and textures, along with an accurate recreation of the look of natural stones, granites, slates, travertine, limestone, marbles, quartzite, terracotta and even wood and metal, combined with the low maintenance of ceramics and the technical properties of a hard-wearing material which is resistant to all weather conditions, chemical attack, scratches, stains, fading, heavy loads and fire.

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