Dezeen promotion: Italian ceramics company FMG has produced a collection of large-scale tiles called Max Fine, which can be applied across floors, walls and furnishings.
Despite their large size, the tiles in FMG's Max Fine collection are lightweight and have a reduced thickness of six millimetres so that interior designers can easily apply them to a diverse array of surfaces.
The tiles are crafted from porcelain, but their surfaces are designed to hyper-realistically mimic different natural stones, marbles and metals.
When applied to both floors and walls, the tiles form a dramatic mono-material interior. Alternatively, different surface finishes can be contrasted to draw attention to different sections of a space.
The tiles can be used to clad specific decor pieces like dining tables, washbasins and storage cabinets, or they can be applied to spotlight more sizeable fixtures like shower cubicles and staircase balustrades.
They can also be used to create eye-catching textural panels in room dividers or partition walls.
"MaxFine large-format tiles provide cohesion, uninterrupted space and uniformity on walls and floors, but may also be used to define or highlight different areas with a contrasting appearance – personalizing a space can also extend to highlighting just a few elements," FMG explained.
"With this single, versatile across-the-board material, architects and interior designers can develop ideas and give free rein to their creativity, bringing new visual parameters to life and broadening creative horizons," it continued.
"It breaks down the barriers between surfaces for architecture and furnishing".
Together there are 74 colours and finishes available in the Max Fine tile collection, which are organised into sub-ranges.
Options include Marmi, which resembles a veiny marble, Agata, which appears to be inlaid with chunky aggregate, and Iron, which has a slightly worn, metallic appearance.
More classic, plain-colour options are available in the Limestone and Walk On ranges.
To ensure the tiles are durable in any environment, the company has also made each one to be scratch-resistant and repellent of mould, staining, chemical exposure and UV rays.
The imitation surfaces of the tiles mean they're also low maintenance and easy to clean.
"Large format tiles give ceramic surfaces a new, strikingly distinctive look, re-defining any space, domestic, commercial or public, yet ensuring utmost comfort and well-being," explained the company.
FMG, which stands for Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, was established in 1998 by Romano Minozzi.
The company's headquarters are situated in Modena, Italy, but it has provided flooring solutions for residential, hospitality and civic spaces all around the world.
More information on FMG's latest Max Fine collection can be found on the company's website.