PORTLAND, OR -- An extraordinary tile that makes its way from Italy into Ann Sacks’ portfolio of designs is the Platform collection, a versatile porcelain series that replicates the knots, whorls and natural irregularities of flat-cut Oak with remarkable clarity. Selecting a subtle palette based upon nature, the tile planks have a softly honed finish with a slight surface grain texture like that of real wood panels adding to its character and charm.

The Platform collection is a dry pressed, unglazed porcelain tiles that are in stock and sold by the box, currently available in an 8- x 48-inch field tile and a complementing 2- x 48-inch trim for professional, seamless results. Platform is offered in five colorways -- golden Corda, smoky Fumo, honeyed Paglia, dusky white Sbiancato and deep Wenge -- each designed to capture the slight shade variations and natural markings that organically occur in nature but without the maintenance and upkeep required with wood flooring.

With its forgiving ways, pure color that never fades and strength and durability, Platform porcelain tile is an excellent choice for a wide range of interior and exterior commercial and residential installations. From flooring and walls, shower walls and high-temperature places such as fireplace surrounds and behind-the-range applications to outdoor pools, fountains and other submerged areas, Platform will remain beautiful while continuing to perform with minimal maintenance for years after its installation.