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TARGET DCOF WET SUITABLE Dry & Level - Interior Floor N/A Wet & Level - Interior Floor 0.42 * Shower Floors (Residential or Light Commercial) 0.42 Exterior Floor Applications (including pool decking & other wet areas with minimal footwear) 0.60 ** Ramps & Inclines 0.65 Walls/Backsplashes N/A Countertops N/A Pool Linings N/A A DCOF value of 0.42 is the standard for tiles specified for level interior spaces expected to be walked upon when wet, as stated in ANSI A137.1-2012, Section 9.6. For more information about DCOF and the DCOF AcuTest, refer to p. 294.
Since there are variations in all fired ceramic and natural products, tile and trim supplied for your particular installation may not match samples. Final confirmation should be made from actual tiles and trim prior to installation. Manufactured in accordance with ANSI A137.1 standards. Not for use on ramps. Water, oil, grease, improper drainage and certain footwear can create slippery conditions. Floor applications expected to be exposed to these conditions require extra caution in product selection. For additional information refer to "Factors to Consider" on p. 293. Special consideration needs to be given when installing tiles greater than 15 inches. Please refer to americanolean.com/LargeTiles for more information. Manufacturer Advisory: All tile is measured by the DCOF AcuTest method. Tiles with DCOF values <0.42 are not recommended for use in areas with wet or slippery conditions. For more information, see ANSI standard A137.1 section 220.127.116.11.10, available at www.tileusa.com. Special care should be taken when grouting with dark pigmented colors. A grout release is recommended to prevent finely powdered pigments from lodging in the pores of the surface. Use of a latex modified thin-set is recommended for installation. For information on Test Results & Classifications, see p. 294. For Installation Considerations, Care & Maintenance information, see pp. 295-297.
INSTALLATION & PRICING
RECOMMENDED GROUT JOINT: SHADE VARIATION Floor: 1/8" (3/16" when multiple sizes are installed in a modular pattern, and/or when installing tile with a length 15" or greater in a staggered brick-joint pattern; overlap should not exceed 33%.) RELATIVE PRICING: High HIGH (V3)
ASTM# FLOOR RESULT Water Absorption C373 < 0.5% Breaking Strength C648 > 275 lbs. Scratch Hardness MOHS 8.0 Chemical Resistance C650 Resistant Abrasion Resistance C1027 N/A APPLICATION NOTES: Suitable for exterior applications in freezing and non-freezing climates, when proper installation methods are followed. * Unpolished and textured finishes only ** Textured finish only
THICKNESS SQ. FT./ CARTON PIECES/ CARTON 24 x 24 Floor Tile Q 23-3/8" x 23-3/8" (59.44 cm x 59.44 cm) 3/8" 15.20 4 12 x 24 Floor Tile Q 11-5/8" x 23-3/8" (29.56 cm x 59.44 cm) 3/8" 15.12 8
NUMBER PIECES/ CARTON Floor Bullnose 3 x 12 S-43C9 30 Cove Base 6 x 12 S-36C9 20 Cove Base Corner 6 x 1 SC-36C9 10 Cove base trim is intended to coordinate with floor tile in the standard 90-degree installation position. Modular sizes All or select items within this series meet the requirements for these qualifications. For more information, refer to p. 304.
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