What is Johnson Endura?

Johnson Endura is brought to you by H & R Johnson (India), the country`s largest manufacturer of Industrial, Pavement and Specialty tiles such as Swimming pool tiles, Antistatic tiles, Antibacterial tiles, Tac Tiles etc. Johnson Endura offers virtually all types of interior and exterior tiling solutions.

Why is Core Johnson Endura 10mm tiles recommended for paving & Exterior applications?

Johnson Endura is a vitrified tile manufactured using special non-ferrous clays, processed and fired at ultra High temperatures of 1170-1200oc. This process causes the raw materials to fuse and form a Compact mass with a low water absorption of less 0.5% resulting in a very strong body (flexural Strength 35N/MM2) with a very hard surface (Mohs’hardness of 7). The surface of the tile is either Matt or textured to provide excellent non-slip property.

Which are the application areas recommended for Johnson Endura 10mm tiles?

Johnson Endura tiles are recommended when there is a need to achieve a perfect balance between aesthetics and Functionality. With its comprehensive exterior flooring solutions, the 10mm core Johnson Endura collection Is ideal for garden pathways, terraces, automobile workshops, educational institutions, warehouses Skyways, supermarkets and virtually any other outdoor area that encounters heavy traffic.

What are the other advantages of using Core Johnson Endura 10mm thickness tiles?

The 10mm thickness adds to the toughnees and durability of the product. Furthermore, the “Super-Grip” series, a collection of unique textured surfaces, offers excellent non-slip property thus making it an ideal choice for use in public places with high traffic.

What if any object falls on Johnson Endura Industrial? Will the tile break?

Johnson Endura Industrial tiles can withstand normal impact. They have been tested in automobiles Garage where various implements and equipment often keep falling with no significant damage To tiles. However, the tiles are not unbreakable and hence the extent of damage. If any, would Depend on the weight and shape and height of fall of the falling object. We therefore recommend A gap of few mm between tiles of easy maintenance or replacement. In the event of any damage.

What are the advantages of Johnson Endura Industrial Tiles over cement concrete tiles Epoxy floors over a long term?

Cement and cement concrete tiles tend to pit that from pot holes on usage. In epoxy floors, there Is a tendency to develop micro cracks which then tend to peel-off the floor. In both these cases it Is difficult to repair the floor. When Johnson Endura Industrial floors are installed with proper spacing and Grouting, they can be easily repaired by replacing the damaged tile.

Do Johnson Endura Industrial Tiles stain easily?

Johnson Endura Industrial is a vitrified tile with a very low water absorption. It is highly stain resistant as as compared to most natural stones. The application of special over-spray helps seal any residual micro porosity and enhances the stain resistance of the tile.

Are Johnson Endura Industrial tiles good for using above waterproofing surfaces? Do they help in Waterproofing?

Johnson Endura Industrial tiles are most suited for use over waterproofed terraces as they withstand all the Weathering effects roofs are exposed to and insulate against expansion and contraction of the Waterproofing layer below. Normally dust on the roof and movement of people leads to abrasion Of the waterproofing layer. Johnson Endura tiles on a waterproofed roof helps protects this surface. Care Should be taken to test the waterproofing layer prior to tilling and tile joints should be sealed Properly with epoxy or any other water-proof grouting material.

Is Johnson Endura Industrial Tile available in various shapes?

Johnson Endura Industrial tiles come in squares and rectangles. This makes it convenient to cut and create any designs or pattern as desired at the time of laying. Cement concrete tiles are cast into shapes and these cannot be cut.

What is the best way to fix Johnson Endura Industrial Tiles?

Johnson Endura Industrial tiles are best fixed using BAL-ENDURA Tile Fixing Adhesive and the gap between the tiles can be filled with BAL-ENDURA grouts. BAL-ENDURA Tile Fixing Adhesive and Grouts are available in India and are most compatible with Johnson Endura tiles.

Are Johnson Endura Industrial tiles acid/alkali resistant?

Johnson Endura Industrial tiles are resistant to all alkalis and all acid (in high concentration), except HF or Their derivatives.

In what size and thicknesses are Johnson Endura Industrial tiles available?

Johnson Endura Industrial tiles are available in the following sizes and thicknesses : 200x100-12mm, 300x 300-12mm, 200x100-15mm, 204x204-15mm, 300x300-15mm and 200x100-20mm.

why are special tiles required for swimming pools?

Safety of the swimmer and spectator is an important criteria for the swimming pool design. The pool surface is used when the feet are wet and the feet soles are soft after soaking in water. This condition necessitates the tiles to be specially designed to suit barefoot usage since the skin Is soft and can get hurt easily.

What benefits do Johnson Endura swimming pool tile offer?

Johnson Endura offers the best designed tiles for covering all areas of the swimming pool. Anti-skid property that give good grip without hurting in dry and wet areas. Colored pool tiles that show depth and pool edge tiles with safety marking as per international color coding standard (FINA) Specially designed fitting tiles to cover all corners ensuring so sharp edges. Unique body and glaze composition to remain water continuously.

Do the swimming pool tiles adhere to any international standard?

Yes. These tiles are made as per the stringent standard laid by ASN,FINA (Federation International de Natation Amateur) & European Standerd.

Why are Anti static tiles required?

Static charge is a constant source of problem in various industrial processes, in areas where Highly sensitive electronic or computing equipments are in operation, and in many areas of Industries where inflammable chemicals or explosives are being used. In such areas sparking Resulting from build up of static charge can become a major fire hazard. The use of antistatic Conductive and dissipative flooring products helps conduct static charge away. Thus the hazard.

Is the Anti-static effect in Johnson Endura tiles long lasting?

The Antistatic ceramic tiles (dissipative & conductive variety) are produced by mixing fine semi- Conducting oxide powders into the ceramic glaze. Firing of the glaze to a high temperature results in sintering and formation of a stable electrically conducting network of ions in solid Solution. This electrically conducting network is fused on the tile, thus.

How do Antistatic tiles help reduce fire hazards?

Static electricity accumulates on the surface of any floor be it natural stones, ceramic tiles or Other flooring material. This static electricity is accumulated due to the friction any two surface Like shoes and the floor. Johnson Endura Anti-static tiles are manufactured using a specially formulated Conducting glaze that carries that static electricity charge from the surface of the tileto ground thus eliminating the fire hazard.

Which are the application areas recommended for Johnson Endura Antistatic tiles?

Recommended application areas for Johnson Endura Antistatic tiles are Server room, Computer Data Center rooms, PLC Panel rooms, PCB manufacturing units, Laboratories handling sensitive equipment or chemicals, petrochemical industries, shell making factories, Ordinance factor and other factories, Bulk Drug plants, Chemical and Fertilizer plants, etc.

What are the other advantages of using Johnson Endura Antistatic tiles?

Apart from antistatic property Johnson Endura Anti-static tiles are highly abrasion resistant, have Superior chemical durability, very high mechanical strength and are stain-proof.

What are the advantages of Anti-static tiles versus Vinyl or Epoxy based Polymer tiles and Conducting rubber based flooring products?

S.No. Properties Vinyl/EproxyRubber Antistatic Floor Antistatic Tile
1 Abrasion Resistance Will Easyly scratch & tear Will not tear & is highly scratch resistant
2 Chemical Resistant Easily reacts with mild acids and alkalis Very high resitance to even concentrated acids & alkalis
3 Durability2 Low2 Very high2
4 Stain Resistance3 Easily Stains3 Stain - Proof3
5 Color permanence Fades with time Color is permanent
6 Hygiene Dampness or humidity causes fungus formation Glazed surface is impervious and easy to clean and maintain
7 Maintenance High Maintenance Virtually no Maitenance
8 Fire Resistance Susceptible to fire Fire Proof
9 Mecahnical Strength Low High
10 Impact Resistance Low High

Other advantages of Marbonite are that it is fade resistant, ecologically compatible, and environmentally green with no chemical or toxic substances, is odourless and has good heat energy retaining and conducting (conserving) properties. It is not inflammable and is also UV resistant.

What is the recommended procedure for installing Johnson Endura Antistatic tiles?

Johnson Endura Antistatic tiles can be installed using conventional cement-sand mortar or using synthetic adhesives such as BAL- Endura and maintaining a 3-5 mm joint that is about 6-8 mm deep. Rake open the joints and fix good quality copper wire into the joints. The joints would then need to be sealed with conducting epoxy grout, to allow for a smooth discharge of any accumulated static charge.

What are the other applications of swimming pool tiles?

Johnson Endura swimming pool tiles can be used to line water tanks in building. The water storage tank Which are either underground or overhead can be lined in the inside with Johnson Endura tiles to keep the area clean. The surface will have less algae growth as the tiles are coated with a impervious glass surface , thus making it an ideal choice for water storage, including drinking water.

What is Johnson Marbonite slabs? What are the advantages of using Johnson Marbonite Slabs over conventional vitrified tiles?

Johnson Marbonite is now available in a large format of 800x800mm. Conventional vitrified Tiles are typically 600x600mm. the large format make the product look similar to Ceramic floor tile. Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slabs is a fully homogenous product and is far too large marble slabs. It drastically reduces the number of monolithic pieces required to tile a given area by almost 44% and reduce the overall joint length by over 31%. The end-result is a seamless floor with minimum joint that makes your living space look bigger and more spacious.

What are the technical advantages of Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slabs compared to Ceramic floor tile?

Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slab is a fully homogenous product and is far superior to ordinary ceramic floor tiles. Ordinary ceramic floor tiles are porous products and require to be glazed before use. Johnson Marbonite Stain Free on the other hand is an unglazed product. It is made up of a single compact body mass and is fully vitrified (water absorption near zero). This makes it stronger and more durable. The near-zero water absorption resulting from a high degree of compaction imparts more strength and reduces moisture and thermal expansions, thus facilitating joint-free applications. The use of all pure-white raw materials ensures that there are no contaminants or impurities, which may otherwise deteriorate the product. The high firing temperature (1200°C) ensures complete reaction between all raw materials to obtain a high level of vitrification.

Who manufactures Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slabs in India?

Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slabs are brought to you by H & R Johnson (India), a division of Prism Cement Ltd. It is member of Johnson Ceramics International, UK, one of the top five ceramic tile groups in the world. Johnson Ceramics International has a very strong global presence and its manufacturing plants are spread across the world.

What is Johnson Marbonite GVS?

GVS stands for Glazed Vitrified Slabs. Conventional vitrified tiles are unglazed and usually polished. Even though these tiles are very strong and durable, the absence of a glaze severely restricts color and design possibilities. GV Slab combines the strength of vitrified tiles with the versatility and beauty of glazed tiles. The result is a stunning array of products that takes tile technology to a higher level.

In what sizes is Johnson Marbonite GVS available?

Currently Johnson Marbonite GVS is available in size of 800X800 mm

What kinds of surface finishes and designs are available in the Johnson Marbonite GVS range?

The Johnson Marbonite GVS range is available in full polish & Lapato finishes. They are available in a wide variety of designs from the best know Italian marbles to elegant natural stones & wood.

Which is more stain resistant - conventional vitrified tiles or Johnson Marbonite GVS?

Conventional vitrified tiles are unglazed and usually polished. The polished surface contains numerous micropores that easily pick up stains. GV Slabs on the other hand, are glazed to seal the micropores & enhance their stain resistance.

What precaution and maintenance is required for the Johnson Marbonite GV Slabs?

The Lapato series are stain-proof and require no precaution and are virtually maintenance free. Even though the Polished series tiles are more stain resistant when compared to conventional vitrified tiles, it is recommended that any stains or spills are cleaned-up immediately, especially for the lighter shades and delicate whites.

Are Johnson Marbonite GV Slabs suitable for wall and floor applications?

Yes, Johnson Marbonite GV is a Slab for universal application. It is suitable for use on wall and floor.

Where all can Johnson Marbonite GV Slabs be used?

Johnson Marbonite GVS range is designed for a wide variety of applications. The Polished range is recommended for use in low traffic areas such as living rooms and bedroom floors. The Lapato range is suitable for residential and commercial applications such as living room, kitchen, bathroom, children's room, gymnasium, old age homes, schools, office, high traffic areas such as shopping mall, airport etc.

What does Lapato mean?

“Lapato” in Italian language stands for “honed” or soft finish. This effect is achieved by giving gentle polish to the tile surface, using special abrasives.

How does Johnson Marbonite Lapato differ from conventional vitrified tiles?

The unique honed finish and texture of Johnson Marbonite Lapato takes it more close to natural stone. The honed finish makes Johnson Marbonite Lapato tiles less slippery and also reduces glare. The range comes in beautiful colors and natural design that are usually not seen in conventional vitrified tiles.

What are the technical advantages of Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slabs compared to Ceramic floor tile?

Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slab is a fully homogenous product and is far superior to ordinary ceramic floor tiles. Ordinary ceramic floor tiles are porous products and require to be glazed before use. Johnson Marbonite Stain Free on the other hand is an unglazed product. It is made up of a single compact body mass and is fully vitrified (water absorption near zero). This makes it stronger and more durable. The near-zero water absorption resulting from a high degree of compaction imparts more strength and reduces moisture and thermal expansions, thus facilitating joint-free applications. The use of all pure-white raw materials ensures that there are no contaminants or impurities, which may otherwise deteriorate the product. The high firing temperature (1200°C) ensures complete reaction between all raw materials to obtain a high level of vitrification.

Is Johnson Marbonite Lapato tile stain resistant?

Johnson Marbonite Lapato tiles are glazed vitrified tiles. After glazing and necessary decorations, the tile surface is filled with a specially formulated, extremely hard and transparent granule. The glazing process makes the tile impervious, while the hard granulation enables the Lapato polish. Hence, unlike ordinary vitrified tiles or natural stones that have surface pores that pick-up stains, Johnson Marbonite Lapato tiles are 100% stain-proof.

Where can Johnson Marbonite Lapato tiles be used?

Like normal Johnson Marbonite tiles, Johnson Marbonite Lapato is suitable for use in residential homes, offices, shopping malls, hospitals, airports etc.

Which products of Johnson Marbonite 600 x 600 size are GVT?

The Polished Marble and Lapato Series, the Stonex Series, Infinity and Metallium Series are all GVT products.

What are the technical advantages of Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slabs compared to Ceramic floor tile?

Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slab is a fully homogenous product and is far superior to ordinary ceramic floor tiles. Ordinary ceramic floor tiles are porous products and require to be glazed before use. Johnson Marbonite Stain Free on the other hand is an unglazed product. It is made up of a single compact body mass and is fully vitrified (water absorption near zero). This makes it stronger and more durable. The near-zero water absorption resulting from a high degree of compaction imparts more strength and reduces moisture and thermal expansions, thus facilitating joint-free applications. The use of all pure-white raw materials ensures that there are no contaminants or impurities, which may otherwise deteriorate the product. The high firing temperature (1200°C) ensures complete reaction between all raw materials to obtain a high level of vitrification.

What precaution and maintenance is required for the Johnson Marbonite GVT tiles?

The Stonex, Infinity, Metallium, and Lappato, Series are stain-proof and require no precaution and are virtually maintenance free. Even though the Polished Marble collection tiles are more resistant when compared to conventional vitrified tiles, it is recommended that any stains or spills are cleaned-up immediately, especially for the lighter shades and delicate whites.

If normal Johnson Marbonite is stain resistant, why is there a need for Johnson Marbonite Stain Free?

Normal Johnson Marbonite is easy to maintain and clean, so long as any stubborn stains are cleaned-off immediately upon contact with the tile. Such stubborn stain if not cleaned immediately will penetrate the micro pores present on the surface of the tile, making the stain permanent. Likewise, minute dust or dirt particles present in the ambient atmosphere, tend to settle into the micro pores, leaving a permanent dirt stain on the tile. Johnson Marbonite Stain Free offers a solution to these problems by sealing-off the micro pores that are the root cause of staining in vitrified tiles. Thus, with Johnson Marbonite Stain Free there is less danger of permanent staining, due to either stubborn stains or ambient dust particles.

What is the Super Gloss feature of Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slabs?

In normal Johnson Marbonite, the micro pores scatter incident light leading to reduction in the amount of light being reflected. By sealing the micro pores, the flatness of the surface of the tile is increased like never before. This increased flatness, drastically reduces light scattering, resulting in a significant increase in the amount of light reflected off the surface, thus imparting the Super Gloss feature to the slab.

Does the increased glossiness of Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slabs make them more susceptible to scratches?

No, there is no danger of Johnson Marbonite Stain Free Slabs attracting more scratches because of increased glossiness. The scratch hardness of the tile remains unchanged. Only the micro pores present on the surface of the tiles have been closed, giving the slabs the Super Gloss feature.

Where can Johnson Marbonite StainFree tiles be used?

Like normal Johnson Marbonite, Johnson Marbonite StainFree tiles are suitable for use in residential homes, offices, shopping malls, hospitals, airports etc.

What steps are recommended at the time of purchasing Johnson Marbonite StainFree tiles?

First and foremost a small quantity of extra tiles must be purchased over and above those specified by the contractor, say at least a box more. This is to make up for shortfalls that may arise eventually. It is likely that tiles belonging to the same batch (and hence same shade) may not be available at a later date. This may result in a compromise to use tiles of a different batch or shade that may disturb the overall homogeneity of the floor/wall. For the same reason, it is important to check at the time of purchase, the batch numbers and shade numbers on all the boxes for uniformity.

What precautions are advised during usage of Johnson Marbonite StainFree tiles?

Micro pores that open up during the manufacturing process are sealed using a break-through technology. These pores are sealed permanently and hence would impart significant stain resistance for the useful life of the tile. However, depending upon usage and maintenance, sand and grit particles from footwear etc may cause fresh micro pores to open-up which could attract stains. Hence, in order to increase the useful life of Johnson Marbonite Stain Free, it is recommended to take the same precautions that one would take with normal Johnson Marbonite tiles. Depending on usage of the polished surface, the life of Johnson Marbonite Stain Free will be much more than that of the best Italian marble or granite.

What are the Benefits of Johnson Marbonite compared to Marble and Granite?

Parameter Italian Marble Natural Granite Marbonite Benefits of Marbonite
Porosity Very High Medium porosity Very low porosity High Chemical & Stain Resistance, Clean & Hygienic,(Bacteria resistant)
Water absorption 0.25% 0.15% 0.05%
Flexural strength 6.3 N/mm2 13.8 N/mm2 >35 N/mm2 High strength, impact resistance & durability. Maintenance free.
Abrasion resistance 350 mm3 180 mm3 < 144 mm3
Hardness on MOHS scale 4 6 6
Colour & Design Variation Very high High Low Aesthetically superior
Polish Tin Oxide Polish Poor Durability Surface Polish. Medium Durability Grinding & Polishing of surface. High Durability Polished finish is long lasting
Laying / Installation Time consuming Process. Assorting required Time consuming Process. Assorting required Pre- polished & Pre - sized Ready to use. Easy to lay
Discolouring(Becomes yellowish) Frequent Frequent Nil Aesthetically superior
Life / Durability Low Low High Lasts the lifetime of your home

Other advantages of Marbonite are that it is fade resistant, ecologically compatible, and environmentally green with no chemical or toxic substances, is odourless and has good heat energy retaining and conducting (conserving) properties. It is not inflammable and is also UV resistant.

What is the scratch resistance of Johnson Marbonite tiles?

The scratch resistance of Johnson Marbonite is much higher than ordinary ceramic floor tiles, cement mosaics, and natural stones such as Italian marble and granites. It’s scratch resistance on the Mohs Scale is around 6.

Thickness of Johnson Marbonite tile is very less compared to natural marble tiles. Is it weaker than marble? Does it crack like marble after fixing?

No. Johnson Marbonite tile is tough and long lasting because it is manufactured using the finest white burning clay in the world, imported specially from Ukraine. High quality minerals are mixed with this clay to form a unique body composition. 4600 ton presses compress and compact the powdered mass to form the slab. The tile is then fired in a 142 m roller hearth kiln at an ultra high temperature of 1200ºC leading to high degree of vitrification to make the product stronger. This process makes Johnson Marbonite tile harder than natural stones such as granite and marble. Its lower thickness does in no way reduce its strength and during normal use it will never crack like a marble.

How durable is Johnson Marbonite tile? Can it be used for heavy traffic areas?

The entire collection of Johnson Marbonite tiles except the Diamond Marble and GV Polished Collection are recommended for heavy traffic areas. Its high hardness and breaking strength compared to marble and other ceramic flooring make it an ideal choice for high traffic application. It is specially suited for high traffic areas such as hotel lobbies and airports from the point of durability and aesthetics. If maintained properly, that is, kept free of grit and sand, it should last the lifetime of your home.

Can this be fixed on existing floor?

Yes, it can be fixed on the existing floor but by employing synthetic adhesives.

Can it be fixed with minimum gap between the tiles?

Johnson Marbonite tile is a pre-sized product with very low moisture and thermal expansion. It may be used for a joint-free application.

Should expert advise be sought at the time of fixing the tiles?

Yes, being a high value product and to get 100% satisfaction it is of paramount importance that great care and skill be employed while fixing the tiles. The company's service engineers or sales personnel may be contacted for assisting the contractor/mason for guidance on installation and for post-laying maintenance tips.

What regular maintenance is recommended for Johnson Marbonite tile?

In general no special maintenance is required for Johnson Marbonite tiles. Sweeping the floor on regular basis to remove any trapped-in dirt and keeping an anti-dust mat near the entrance/exterior door to minimize abrasive dirt like sand etc. being brought-in by footwear is sufficient. Other than that use of a neutral PH detergent or standard tile care product for mopping is enough to keep the tile looking fresh always.

What are the manufacturing technologies used to create Johnson Marbonite tile?

We use the best machinery and technology to ensure that Johnson Marbonite tile is truly a high quality product suited to satisfy all your expectations. Carefully selected raw materials mixed in a continuous ball mill to ensure consistency in product, 4600 ton presses for better compaction, and longer kilns for uniform firing, ensures the outcome of a world class product. A variety of technologies are used to design the tile. such as the Digital printing, Soluble Salts Technology and the Advanced Power Feeding technologies, like roll-feed and multi-pipe with special granulators for getting the granulated effect.

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