Prospec, LLC, is a prominent northeast regional presenter of building materials distributed by wholly owned supply companies, including ProTile, ProTerrazo, ProStone, ProWood and ProExterior Systems. In February, the company hosted an event focused on the specification and installation of gauged porcelain tile panels.
Built upon the foundation of Italy’s Florim Group, Florim USA has been committed to creating innovative, timeless and sustainable porcelain products since 2001. The company is dedicated to providing high-end products that are made in the U.S. with a unique Italian style.
When renovating their new kitchen, a couple of homeowners sought a design that was eye-catching, yet maintainable. With an idea of implementing materials that would withstand the test of time, they turned to a local, custom countertop fabrication and installation company.
Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs (GPTP) are gaining a lot of traction in the tile and stone industries as of late. The large-format materials, which are technically defined as tiles measuring 1 x 1 meter (40 x 40 inches) or larger, have been creating a lot of buzz in the marketplace lately.
Mimicking the natural appearance of oak wood, SomerTile's Tribeka Hex Brown 8 5/8" x 9 7/8" porcelain floor and wall tile emulates rustic beauty with an abstract twist. This hexagon-shaped tile transforms any space into a work of art through triangular patterns reminiscent of Art Deco style.
Fincibec Group’s Over brand produces large-format porcelain slabs for modern architectural solutions. The largest size, 63 x 126 inches (12-mm-thick), can be used to cover floors, walls, and custom furnishings like bathroom and kitchen countertops, tables, doors and shelves.
Hollywood fuses Old World glamour with contemporary rustic tones for a distinct wood-look tile in Emser Tile’s new Hollywood series. Beige and Oak colorations recall the classic warm look of aged wood, while Blue and Taupe feature cool undertones.
An offshoot of the Emilgroup brand, Level is dedicated to the production of large-format porcelain tiles. The slabs are available in two sizes: 63 x 126 inches rectified (6 1/2-mm-thick) and 63 3/4 x 128 inches unrectified (12-mm-thick).
Ege Seramik’s Barocco Series brings high design and a unique sense of style to any room. State-of-the-art inkjet technology combined with meticulous design workmanship have afforded Barocco to give the illusion of a framed and textured, decorative tile.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we delved into the topic of Gauged Porcelain Tile. Through various case studies and a detailed technical focus by Jim Whitfield at MAPEI, learn more about the evergrowing topic that is currently dominating the tile market. Also, don’t forget to check out our product showcase, which highlights the newest tile tools and accessories that have been introduced.
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