Dezeen promotion: British tile supplier Strata has launched a collection of large-format porcelain tiles that can be as little as three millimetres thin.
Slender tiles are produced using new roller-kiln technology to increase strength and durability, so they can be made as large as three metres by one metre.
The thin tiles can be installed on walls or floors in residential or commercial environments, cut to any size using glass-cutting equipment and fitted over existing tiling.
A selection of natural colours and wood effects plus metallic tones of copper, titanium and white are available.
The collection can be viewed at the Strata Tiles showroom Studio 62 in London, EC1.
Here's some additional information from Strata Tiles:
You can never be too thin
Large format porcelain tiles that are impossibly slim
With over 10 years experience in the tiles industry, Strata Tiles passion is to source the most beautiful and unique natural stone and porcelain tiles from across the World. Strata Tiles have a range of large format thin porcelain tiles that are the perfect design solution for floors or walls whether in a commercial or residential environment.
Many of the slim porcelain tile ranges are the result of the latest technology, the 300 by 100 centimetre tiles have a thickness of just 3mm and are constructed using a porcelain stoneware mixture composed of high quality clay and raw materials. Pressed using roller kiln technology giving it incredible tensile strength, flexibility and durability. The roller kiln process transfers the stress, allowing the product to be cut and shaped with less opportunity to fracture/break.
The traditional thickness of large format porcelain tiles meant that there used to be a number of design challenges due to the sheer weight of the tiles and installation was a labour intensive process. However the new thin large format tiles are ideal for floors or walls in commercial or residential buildings and can even be installed over existing tiling. The thin design of the tiles also means that they can easily be cut using standard glass cutting equipment to any design specification.
Clean simple lines are complimented in a host of natural colours and wood effects, or for a more dramatic design the metallic tones of copper, titanium and white create a striking environment.
To view the collection visit Studio 62, the Strata Tiles showroom in the heart of London’s EC1. For further information please contact [email protected] or call 0800 012 1454.