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Posted in Minoli
3rd May 2023
Porcelain tile ranges that emulate the multi-tonal layers of limestone bring warmth and depth to designs as never before. As a naturally occurring sedimentary rock, limestone has long been favoured in architecture and design as an abundant and versatile material for structures and surfaces, but the latest porcelain tile collections have inherent advantages. Unlike their quarried stone counterparts, porcelain tiles do not require sealing, will not corrode over time, are non-porous, resistant to stains and have precision rectified edges for ease of exact installation.
In these interpretations of stone in porcelain, we find a kind of symbiosis between nature and architecture, where technically demanding designs can be realised using materials of organic appearance but with the qualities of a man-made, high-performance product. The mottled markings and subtle striations have been created with such breadth of pattern frequency that these tiles are almost indiscernible from stone of natural origin.
Aix-en-Provence is nestled in the hills above the Mediterranean and, if you’ve ever strolled its streets, you’ll find this collection reminiscent of the beautiful stonework villas of that French region. The Aix series has defined shade variation in its pattern and, while this gives the appearance of a more strongly structured surface, both the indoor and outdoor derivatives are deceptively smooth, but with R10 and R11 slip resistance respectively.
The Aix Series has the look of weathered stone and would work beautifully to realise more classical or traditional design schemes. Available in three warm and welcoming tones: Aix Blanc is sandy with brighter, lighter accents and tints of taupe, Aix Beige is more bronzed, with a biscuit base layer, tan and toffee tones and Aix Cendre is smouldering with a palette mix from mushroom to mink.
Further details and specifications for the Minoli Aix Ranges can be found on our website here.
Lims draws inspiration from various types of Limestone renown across Europe from Portugal, Germany, France, Italy and Slovenia. Lims brings colour and warmth but in a measured and muted way, allowing other furnishings and fittings to complement or contrast, depending on the desired décor direction.
Alongside standard sized tiles, large format slabs and outdoor product lines, Lims also features a selection of four different décor or mosaic tiles with which to create feature areas or provide extra grip or texture in wet areas of the home.
You can find details of the full range of colours, sizes and finishes of Minoli Lims on our website here.
Elysian elevates the effect of natural stoneware to new levels of architectural and aesthetic appeal. From a distance, the softly shaded surfaces appear minimalist, while up close we find the nuances and delicate detailing of the minerals found in the original material.
Elysian is a compact and uncomplicated collection, within which the Meditarranea colourway has a creamy and cloud-like composition, and the Desert Stone design is slightly duskier and varied in tone. Both indoor and outdoor variants feature in an 80/80 size so surfaces can be aligned with near seamless interior to exterior transitions.
Explore the Elysian range further on our website here.
This Friday we’ll take a closer look at porcelain tile ranges that reproduce the surfaces of Concrete & Clay.