Tiles used to be things you saw only in bathrooms and train stations, but now – thanks to innovative new technology and stunning new designs – they have uses throughout the home.
Tiles in the bedroom? No way! But technology now enables tiles and ceramics to be made much lighter in weight than before, yet stronger and able to be textured and styled any way you like. Because of this, designers are now starting to use them in bedrooms, living rooms and pretty much anywhere you’d never previously have expected to find tiles.
Where are the tiles in this wet-area bathroom? On the walls and floor, of course. Italian tile and ceramic maker Inalco creates large format and slim thickness ceramic panels like these which take the place of less durable panel systems.
The latest porcelain technology allows for 6mm light-weight panels that can be up to 3.2 metres in length, enabling you to create stunning effects such as this fireplace at a fraction of the cost of real marble. Tiles can be used for floors, walls, joinery, exterior cladding and furniture.
Wait a minute – furniture made from tiles? Well yes, this table is made from a single ceramic tile.
Always wanted to live in a Roman villa? Now you can do the next best thing in your own home with the Classico de Rex Statuario. High definition digital images locked into slimline ceramic technology gives you thousands of product options, finishes and sizes.
We simply had to show you this. It’s the iTOPKer porcelain stoneware kitchen worktop from Inalco, and we love the way it lets you meld the functionality of cooktops and basins – which normally stand out like sore thumbs – seamlessly into the beauty of your benchtop.