How Thin Tiles Have Revolutionized Architecture

How Ultra-Thin Tiles Have Revolutionized Architecture

One of the most innovative products of the last decade has been thin porcelain tiles (3mm – 5mm thick). These tiles are remarkable not only for their thinness, but also their large formats—length to width ratios. The resulting product is incredibly lightweight, easy to cut, and easy to install and fix.

The product is resistive, light, flexible, pliable and versatile due to a revolutionary production process. These tiles can be used as a wall or floor covering as well as countertops, and are ideal for renovation projects since they can be installed directly over existing surfaces, eliminating the need for demolition and disposal of materials.

Thin porcelain tiles can replicate the look of many materials such as:

  • Marble
  • Wood
  • Concrete

Projects with Thin Tiles

The technical advantages of thin tiles makes them suitable for airport and bus terminals, government and public buildings, healthcare facilities, and private residences. Some Atlantic Link projects that have benefited from thin tiles are:

Lea Ceramiche, our partner for providing Italian-made thin porcelain tiles to the U.S. market, is the manufacturer of Slimtech tiles. Slimtech are slabs of laminated porcelain in record sizes (118in. x 39in.) due to extraordinary lightness resulting from a thickness of only 0.12 in.

If you would like to learn more about how Slimtech tiles could be suitable for your project, here is a convenient form for contacting Atlantic Link.

Advantages of Porcelain Tiles Outdoors

Advantages of Porcelain Slabs Outdoors

Porcelain tiles add an elegant, natural feel outdoors. Porcelain tiles outdoors are also resilient and able to withstand the elements.

Lea Ceramiche, Atlantic Link’s partner for providing high-end porcelain tiles from Europe to the US, has a collection called Outdoor which is inspired from barge stone, and as a result, recreates a natural look. The collection is available in 3 colors:

Grigio

Grigio

Bruno

Bruno

Dorato

Dorato

These tiles are also available in 3 different sizes (7.9×15.9”, 7.9×11.9” & 7.9×7.9”) and 9mm thick, and created with the same cutting-edge technology as other Lea Ceramich Products. More specifically, Lea Ceramiche has created Outdoor using an exclusive Full HD digital printing technology that makes it possible to create tiles that are different each time, with a smooth, even color and painstaking attention to detail. Therefore, in both the surfaces and the colors, this technology allows for a perfect reproduction of the natural look of the stone.

In addition to replicating a natural look, the Outdoor collection offers these benefits:

  • Frost resistant
  • Resistant to breaks and abrasions,
  • Allows for thermal expansion
  • Shock resistant
  • Resistant from chemicals
  • Stain resistant
  • Slip resistant

Consequently, Outdoor can be used in various outdoor projects:

  • The courtyard of a country house.
  • An elegant, minimalist-style balcony.
  • Poolside in a villa.

Furthermore, Outdoors is suitable for residential houses, public spaces, retail shops, restaurants and hotels. While used in a variety of outdoor applications, the tiles convey all the strength of the material, the force of nature.

To learn how Outdoor can benefit your project, here is a convenient form for contacting Atlantic Link.

REFERENCES:

http://www.ceramichelea.it/en/collections/outdoor/

http://www.ceramichelea.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/OUTDOOR_0813.pdf