Technology

All Fincibec Group flooring is made of fine porcelain stoneware.

Porcelain stoneware is a compact, hard, non-porous ceramic.

The word “stoneware” means that the ceramic mass of the tile is extremely vitrified, wherefrom its exceptional strength and frost resistance are derived.

The production process of porcelain stoneware begins with the grinding of a mixture of raw materials (clay, sand, feldspars, kaolin) which leads to the creation of a liquid compound commonly called “slip”; this “slip” is finely atomised to obtain a powder with a fine and homogeneous particle size, commonly called “impasto”, suitable for pressing.

After the formation of the tile by pressing the impasto, the subsequent firing at temperatures ranging between 1,200 and 1,300 ° C permits the sintering necessary to give the porcelain stoneware those characteristics of exceptional hardness, strength, compactness, impermeability and, therefore, also the frost resistance that distinguish it.

Fincibec Group only produces flooring in fine porcelain stoneware, glazed and unglazed, belonging to the BIa group, defined by the UNI EN ISO as that with the best technical characteristics (absorption <0.5%, breaking load> 1300 Newton, maximum regularity and dimensional stability, etc.).

In the decoration Fincibec Group products can rely on the digital DJS decoration system (Digital Jet System), which, using equipment for decoration without contact, is able to reproduce the colours and emotions of natural stones, marble, textiles, wood, mosaics and more traditional ceramics on modern ceramic materials with sublime definition.

The Fincibec Group products can also count on equipment within the production cycle capable of performing on-line processes such as rectifying (perfect squaring of the material) and lapping (polishing to various levels and depths) which add both aesthetic and technical value to the materials.