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Posted in Minoli
26th April 2023
The veracity and variety of wood-effect tiles realistically replicates the timber tones of so many species. Across the breadth and depth of Minoli’s wood-look collections, specific ranges offer up distinctly different aesthetic qualities to support the trend of incorporating natural finishes into a diversity of traditional and modern interior designs.
The very latest advancements in wood-effect porcelain have also seen the introduction of outdoor specification product lines, with 20 mm thickness and R11 slip resistance ratings. With these exterior use attributes, Minoli’s wood-look ranges have become viable and very desirable alternatives to timber or composite decking.
Over natural wood, porcelain tiles have practical advantages in that they will not shrink, split or splinter, warp or show wear, and they are ultimately easier to clean and maintain. Being almost impervious to moisture and dirt, they are better suited for use in humid and wet areas, will not rot or attract algae, are highly resistant to extreme temperatures and are excellent conductors of underfloor heating.
The Etic Series faithfully reproduces the organic irregularities of real wood with extraordinary detail, but with all the technical advantages of a high-performance, rectified porcelain product. Within the surface we see the natural knots and gorgeous graining you would find in hardwood planks, with matt / natural and grip finishes for indoor tiles and a textured, slip-resistant surface and 20 mm thickness for outdoor applications.
For interior installations, Minoli Etic features perfectly plank-like proportions of 22.5/90 and 25/150. With a choice of seven different colourways spanning from rich, dark tones, through warm oaken shades, to soft and paler palettes, selected designs are also available in colour-coordinated chevron, herringbone and decor tiles. Also in 30/120 dimensions, Etic Rovere Venice and Noce Hickory can be ordered in outdoor specification, so enabling integrated designs to be realised through interior and exterior settings.
Full technical details are available for the Minoli Etic Series on our website here.
The Travelling Series is relatively compact range in terms of colour and format, yet highly contemporary. The slim 19.7/120 profile of the precision interior porcelain planks seemingly extends a space with their lean, linear look, available in a matt or textured / Strutturato surface. Whilst one often first thinks of wood-look tiles as a surface solution for floors, we’re seeing more innovative installations of the 9.5 mm thickness product on walls in living areas, bathrooms and to clad other vertical surfaces.
Travelling has the authentic look of planed wood but the surface is just softly structured to have the texture of timber underfoot with a safe and splinter-free surface. As such, the series can be used to great effect within residential or commercial properties and hospitality venues, to fulfil either traditional or modern designs. The outdoor versions of the Travelling Series are available to order in the East Grey and South Gold designs, in a 30/120 size with a robust 20 mm thickness.
You can read more about the Travelling Series on our website, here.
Stay tuned as later this week we’ll explore ranges that can be Mixed and Matched.
If you would like to see any of our extensive ranges in person, discuss design requirements or request samples, please don’t hesitate to contact the relevant Minoli teams:
Minoli Oxford – 01865 778225 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Minoli London – 020 7474 2934 / email@example.com
Existing Corporate Clients – Please contact your account manager directly
Outdoor Specific Product Enquiries – Shaun Liptrot – 01865 778225 / firstname.lastname@example.org