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Red Quarry Tiles

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215 x 102.5mm

150 x 150 quarry tile

150 x 150mm

red brick size

215 x 65mm

red brick sized quarry tiles unite the indoor and outdoor space in this London home Staffordshire red quarry tiles unite the indoor and outdoor space at a residential property in North London Ketley Staffs red quarry tiles at the Van Gogh House in London Staffs red quarry tiles in the new kitchen at the Van Gogh House in London staffs blue and red square quarry tiles give authenticity to the interior at new building at Bridgnorth Station Ketley Quarry Tiles Restoration of Old Engine Rooms at Walthamstow Wetlands staffs red square quarry tiles at Jesus College Cambridge Staffs red quarry tiles at Jesus College Cambridge The Draft House in Milton Keynes with staffs red brick sized quarry tiles Staffs red quarry tiles at the Draft House in Milton Keynes

Ketley Staffordshire red quarry tiles provide a very good match to red quarry tiles of old, their rich colour working particularly well with Victorian restoration projects.  

 

interior exterior icon small      Frost resistant
      Suitable for exterior & interior

slip resistance icon small      High slip resistance
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      Category R11 C

 

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Case Studies

Jesus College Cambridge

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Architects Niall Mclaughlin are a practice that puts a strong emphasis on the inventive use of building materials, the qualities of light and the relationship between the building and its surroundings.  At Jesus College Cambridge, the project was to refurbish and extend a Grade II listed building and  staying within the historic footprint of the building was a key requirement.  Oak, stone, brick and quarry tiles were chosen as a consistent pallette of materials throughout the project, unifying the refurbished elements with the new build and all perfectly suiting the historical context of the site. Tom Mcglyn, the project architect explains  "there were already old terracotta square quarry tiles in use internally in the existing circulation areas and there was considerable brick used within the building.  Internally, we wanted to use a robust material for the floors in the circulation areas, a material that could even be external, and Ketley quarry tiles fitted this brief whilst also paying homage to the existing square quarries and the brick lined walls in the new design" Full details>>

Van Gogh House

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A Grade II listed Georgian terrace, home to Vincent Van Gogh in 1873 has been meticulously restored over 6 years using original materials and traditional techniques.  Ketley Staffordshire red quarry tiles have been laid in the new kitchen extension as well as the new artists studio.  "It was important that these new additions complemented the house’s Victorian history and the original palette of clay, lime plaster, and timber, and using Staffordshire clay quarry tiles sourced from Ketley Brick was key to the design of the modern extensions", explains  designer Livia Wang.  Full details>>

DRaft House In Milton Keynes

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This new Draft House pub in Milton Keynes uses Staffordshire Red brick sized quarry tiles in a herringbone pattern.  Naomi Doran from Relic Interiors London, who designs the Draft Houses explains, "I love these floor tiles as they give the impression that they are integral to the building, that they have always been there and have just been uncovered.  Unlike a lot of other floor tiles that have perfect regular finishes, these tiles are effectively thin bricks.  Their finish has imperfections and irregularities that can transform an interior and give the space a warmth and character from the moment they are laid.  The variety of colours and sizes available in the range  makes them very versatile and I find that I can achieve a very different look by using a different colour or laying pattern."  Full Details>>

  

Details

Ketley Quarry Tiles, sometimes known also as paving tiles or clay floor tiles, are available in a range of natural clay colours and offer similar performance to traditional quarry tiles.  For restoration projects our Quarry Tiles offer a very good match to the discontinued Hawkins and Dennis Ruabon Quarry tiles which can be found in many parts of the UK.   They offer excellent slip resistance and suit most flooring and wall cladding applications indoors or externally, in commercial premises or the home.  They can also be used with underfloor heating systems as they are good conductors.

18mm thick, Ketley Quarry tiles  are manufactured from the proven Etruria Marl clay, which becomes dense when fired, and is hard wearing and resistant to acids, alkalis, oils, grease and fats.  In pendulum tests where anything higher than 36 indicates low slip potential, they score a dry value average of 63 and a wet value average of 55 meaning they have excellent slip resistance in both wet and dry conditions. They can be classified as R11 and Category C which is the highest rating for slip resistance according to BS EN 14411.

Rectangular quarry tiles are available as standard, but square ones (150mm and 100mm) can be made to order.

Fittings

Quarry Tile Fittings

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These products shown here match our rectangular quarry tiles 102mm x 215mm.  Similar products are available to match our squares 100mm x 100mm and 150mm x 150mm.  Please for further details.

Round Edge Long - KQTREL


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Round Edge Short - KQTRES

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Double Round Edge - KQTREX

Double Round Edge                 

Step Tread - KQTST

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Coved Based Round Top - KQTCBRT

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Coved Based Round Top External - KQTCBRTX

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Eco

Place of Manufacture: Brierley Hill, UK
Environmental Management: 14001        Download Certificate
Quality Management : 9001                     Download Certificate

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Energy: Cured in gas fired kilns to 1130
Raw materials: Etruria Marl Clay from our local quarry in Brierley Hill
Lifespan:  Ketley's bricks are the toughest and most durable bricks you can buy.
Recyclability: Can be crushed and used as aggregate and/or as an inert bulk fill
Packaging: We keep packaging to a minimum using wooden pallets. We do not shrink wrap or use plastic straps.

Find out more about Ketley's approach to sustainability

Tech Spec

Ketley Quarry Tiles FOR FLOORING

Standard: BS EN 14411:2012

Ketley Quarry Tiles are manufactured from the same clay, using the same processes as the Ketley 50mm and 65mm pavers and deliver the same technical characteristics of very low water absorption, very high strength and unrivalled frost resistance. 

Quarry Tile Joint size Coverage per m2
215x102mm

10mm

40

215x102mm 6mm 42
215x102mm 5mm 43
215x65mm 10mm 60

Packing On pallets -  1350 pieces on a pallet for 215x102mm size 

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Properties

BS EN 14411 Group A1b requirement

Typical values for Ketley Quarry tiles

DIMENSIONS AND SURFACE QUALITY    
                                  length x width
215mm x 102mm
215mm x 65mm
100mm x 100mm
150mm x 150mm
average tolerance +/-2% to an individual maximum of +/- 4mm
length 215mm+/-2.5mm
width 102.5mm+/-1.5mm
                                   Thickness (18mm)
average tolerance +/-10%
+/-1mm
                              Straightness of sides
within ± 0.6%
0.2%
                                     Rectangularity
within ±1%
0.2%
Surface flatness
centre curvature ± 1.5%
centre curvature +/-1.5mm
edge curvature ± 1.5%
edge curvature +/- 1mm
warpage ± 1.5%
warpage +/- 1.5mm

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

   
Breaking Strength
Min 1100N
2995N
Water Absorption
0.5 < 3%
1.5%
Resistance to deep abrasion
Max 275mm³
106mm³
Frost resistance
Value to be stated
No damage after 100 cycles
Slip resistance
Pendulum test results exceeding 36 indicate low slip potential
Dry value av 96  
Wet value av of 58
on Slider 55 for Staffs Blue
Dry value av 63  
Wet value av of 55
on Slider 96 for Brown Brindle

Inclined platform in shod conditions
Category R11 which indicates that they are considered not to be slippery in wet or greasy conditions.
Inclined platform in wet barefoot conditions
Category C which is the highest rating for slip resistance.
 
 
 
Bond strength
C2 Cementatious adhesives
>1.0 N/mm²
Reaction resin adhesives      
>2.0N/mm²
Mortar
0.15N/mm²
Moisture expansion
No requirement
Negligible
Reaction to fire
Value to be stated
A1
CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Resistance to staining
 
 
Minimum requirement 3
 
Paste stain 5            
Chemical/oxydising stain 4
Film stain 3
Chemical Resistance
 
NPD

 

Laying

Laying Quarry tiles

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During the floor laying operation the areas being treated should be accessible to no-one but the floor layers and should not be subjected to traffic until the bedding has stiffened and sufficient bond has developed between the bedding and the tile.  The floor should be kept clean and free from cement and plaster droppings.

As a general guide the following fixing should be followed;

  1. A joint width of between 6 & 10 mm
  2. A bedding layer to be approximately 6mm for cement based adhesives, 15-25mm for cement mortar and up to 70mm for a semi dry bed.
  3. A screed would normally be applied with a thickness of 50mm.
  4. A separating layer may be used to isolate the slips or paving tiles and their bedding from the base, preventing stresses in the base affecting the floor finish.  This method is not recommended for exterior applications.

When a screed is applied, the concrete base must be at least 4 weeks old.  The screed must then be allowed to mature for at least 2 weeks before fixing commences, during which time it must be protected from rain and frost.

Bedding directly to the base can be used where the base is completely matured and where there is no risk of further shrinkage movement or where a damp-proof membrane is incorporated between the concrete base and screed.  This method is suitable for external applications.

Care should be taken to incorporate appropriate falls and movement/expansion joints within the design of structure.

A suitable damp-proof membrane should be incorporated in the construction.

Quarry tiles should only be laid on a rigid bed with no voids underneath so the load applied to them is transferred through to the base.  In situations where heavy loads are involved the strength of the installation can be improved by the use of a thicker paver as the transverse breaking load of a clay paving product is directly related to its thickness where all other factors are equal.  It is advisable to select the material to resist the most arduous conditions likely to be imposed during the life of the product.

Grouting

Grouting of Quarry tiles laid with wet cement-sand mortars or adhesives should not be carried out for 12 hours after laying the quarry tiles. Where a semi-dry mix method is used, tiles should be grouted within 4 hours of laying to ensure a full bond between the grout and the bedding.

Board should be laid over the tiled area to spread the load of the tiler when carrying out the grouting operation. The grouting mortar should be adapted for the width of the joint with a lower ratio of cement for wider joints. A mixture of 1:1 cement to fine dry sand by volume mixed to a paste with only the minimum of water for workability, should be used for joints of less that 3mm and a ratio of 1:3 for joints wider than 6mm.  Avoid too wet a mix, as this will dry out rapidly and the grouting will crack and break out. Work in the grout in small joints with a squeegee action. In wider joints pointing is recommended.  After the joints have been filled, scatter a dry 1:3 or 4 mortar mix over the joints: allow to dry for about 5 to 10 minutes, then brush away excess loose material with a soft bristle brush. Finally clean off the tiles with water and a cloth, avoid excess watering of the tiles in this operation.

If an impervious joint is required, additives may be used in the grout mix or proprietary ready grouts can be used. However advice should be sought from the manufacturers as to their suitability for the application.  Attention should be paid to cleaning any proprietary grout or grouts mixed with additives off the surface of the Quarry tiles immediately.

Tiles should be cleaned as work proceeds. Such cleaning should be minimal with good workmanship.

For further information on fixing products and their suitability for your project please refer to the manufacturers listed below.

Instarmac www.instarmac.co.uk     They supply a fully BS7533 compliant Ultrascape’s Mortar Paving System developed for constructing rigid paved areas offering a minimum construction life of 40 years.  Relevant case studies, data sheets and COSH information can be downloaded from their website.

Cleaning

Cleaning and Maintenance

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Under normal circumstances Quarry Tiles require little maintenance and can be kept clean by sweeping then washing with warm water to which a suitable non-soapy detergent has been added.

Clean and dry flooring surfaces possess a low slip potential, the majority of slip accidents occur in the presence of a contamination between the floor surface and foot. The likelihood of a slip occurring is greatly reduced if contamination is controlled by means of a cleaning and maintenance procedure. In order for a cleaning and/or maintenance regime to be effective there are a number of basic elements that should be considered:

  • Before establishing a floor cleaning protocol, the specific contaminants must be identified in order to enable the selection of the appropriate cleaning agent

  • The cleaning tools provided should be appropriate for use with the floor in question ­ it may be necessary to assign dedicated tools for specific areas

  • Regular cleaning of the floor should be scheduled, specifying the responsible person and time of day or night (dependent on likely volume of pedestrian traffic) cleaning should take place

  • Clear instruction should be provided as to the cleaning requirements and procedures, correct use and disposal of detergents, emergency conditions and procedures and recording and reporting of maintenance operations

  • Wear, damage, debris and contaminants should be identified through routine inspection of floor surfaces.

Contamination cleansing routines are dependent upon a number of factors including the type of surface to be cleaned, the contamination present, the availability of chemical cleaning agents and the practicality of manoeuvring cleaning machinery in the given space. Beyond the method used, it is imperative to ensure all contaminates are removed following the cleansing process  The freshly cleaned floor must be thoroughly rinsed with clean water to make certain that all cleaning agents are removed and the floor is dry on completion. Failure to conduct these last actions can lead to a build-up of concentrated contaminate and cleaning agent on the surface of floors. These contaminant and cleaning agent residues will combine with any water subsequently applied to form an emulsion that can spread over the floor’s surface, significantly increasing the slip potential.

Quarry Tiles should require only a small amount of cleaning on completion, and this only when the joints are hard.  This should be done with a non-soapy, neutral, sulphate-free detergent and cleaned off with clean water. Strong detergents should not be used as they can cause scumming.  Always damp tiles before applying a cleaning agent to avoid the cleaner being drawn into the body of the tile: the cleaning treatment is then restricted to the surface of the tile.

Difficult stains can be removed in one of three ways;

  • By the use of an abrasive soap.  Steel wool should not be used as small particles ma be deposited in the grouting causing rust marks

  • By chemical means, by reaction with the appropriate solvent but due to the variety of materials that may cause staining it is recommended that advice is sought from organisations such as Lucideon in Stoke on Trent.

  • By bleaching to remove the colour from the stain, although this should not be done on a regular basis.

NB: The use of sealers and polishes on Quarry Tiles can make regular cleaning more difficult.

Case Studies

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"It has taken us a while to find a brick that looks good and can deal with exposure on all surfaces," Friedrich Ludewig, director of award winning Acme Architects who used Ketley Staffordshire red bricks for the Victoria Gate Arcade in Leeds.