Porcelain Wood: Surfaces Trend
Hard-wearing, wood-effect porcelain tiles are growing in popularity as companies are finding ways in which to make longer and wider planks as well as a wider range of layers, colors and textures.
Lea Ceramiche worked with Diego Grandi to create the hard-wearing Type-32 Slimtech tiles. Type"‘32 consists of four graphics, in warm and cool tones, that look convincingly like wooden herringbone planks when mixed and matched.
Designed to look like reclaimed wood, Spanish brand Apavisa Porcelano‘s Vintage tiles require almost no maintenance, have almost zero water absorption and also have a higher bending resistance than natural stone.
Italian firm 41zero42‘s wood-grain effect U-Color tiles are made from HD artisan porcelain in cold glazings – the process of making them dramatically reduces environmental impact of manufacturing.The U-Color tiles have the same performance as regular porcelain tiles, but with a much wider range of color options.
Authentic visuals and textures translate the warmth of handcrafted wood onto Marazzi‘s easy-care porcelain Treverchic tiles. These close-grain natural walnut and teak designs were developed with 3-D digital print technology ensuring no two tiles would be the same.
Digital imaging and ink-jet printing have allowed Pamesa CerÃ¡mica to create its weathered Castle wood tiles.