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Usage and Performance Charts

Product Usage and Perfromance Charts ASTM Test Tile and Natural Stone

Determining a product's usage based on ASTM or ISO testing can be a daunting task as many applications require the review of multiple tests, not just a single one. 

Are you looking at the correct tests and are certain the product you are selecting will perform in its intended application without failure?

Many labs will conduct product testing according to industry standards, but they will not make any recommendations on how to use a product, or provide any benchmarks regarding usage. At Riata Group, we tell you what each result means and the best applications the product will be suited for based on those results. We are also able to send your products out to a third party lab for testing if necessary for an additional cost.  

The usage charts we create for you will be based on test information you provide regarding performance characteristics. For example:

  • Freeze Thaw Cycles
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Stain Resistance
  • DCOF
  • Water Absorption
  • Modulus of Rupture
  • Flexural Strength
  • Compressive Strength
  • Breaking Strength
  • MOHS
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Shade Variation 

We will provide all necessary disclaimers associated with the use of a product, as well as the applications it would be best suited in; interior/exterior, floor/wall, wet/dry etc.

Some slate, marble, limestone and travertine tiles for example are not suitable for exterior applications. Some glass tiles may not be suitable for shower walls. We are able to provide guidance so you don't need to deal with unnecessary product failures and help incorporate technical data into marketing.