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Posted in Minoli
12th October 2023
This year we’ve seen a marked increase in demand for larger format interior tiles and coordinating exterior pavers as designers, housebuilders and homeowners seek to achieve ever-more joined-up, ‘Connected Living’ spaces.
Advancements in tiles for indoor use have seen the emergence of extended lines of extra-large format slabs that allow uninterrupted floor to ceiling coverage, a wider availability of different finishes including polished, matt, brushed, textured, structured and hammered, higher definition graphics and new techniques in transparent layering that produce designs with extraordinary depth and movement.
Over recent years however, beyond tiles for interior use, Minoli and our Italian production partners have focused investment into high-performance outdoor porcelain paving. Some of the progressive product developments mentioned above are also being applied to the expanding product lines that are purposefully produced for exterior installations, in a durable 20 mm thickness with increased load bearing, frost proofing and slip-resistance.
As such, many in Minoli’s extensive ranges have coordinating interior tiles and exterior pavers to match, so very consistent indoor to outside transitions can be achieved. We also stock a wide choice of complementary ranges that have different designs and colour palettes with compatible sizes. These can be laid to deliver visual alignment, but also fulfil requirements for a greater step-change in surface, whether within blended schemes or to create bolder breakpoints.
A 9 mm thickness indoor tile, which may be matt or gloss and easy to clean, is paired with a grippy, 20 mm external counterpart with a higher anti-slip rating, such as those ranging R11 and above. With outdoor paving now available in sizes up to 120/120, many of the Minoli series allow designers to achieve continuity of large format flooring through bi-fold doors to patios and terraces.
Some of the design styles and standout series that provide a holistic system of surface solutions for walls and floors, inside and outdoors include:
Celebrating one of the most prestigious and iconic architectural materials, Marvel Travertine captures the aesthetic appeal of natural stone with such authenticity, but with all the functional benefits of technically advanced porcelain. In three sublimely subtle tones, as well as a wide range of tile and extra-large slab formats for wall and floor applications, plus 20 mm pavers for use outdoors, the Marvel Travertine Series also features an extensive collection of Decor Tiles and Mosaics.
The Boost Stone range of rectified Italian porcelain tiles is inspired by limestone extracted from the French Pyrenees and, depending on the nature of the space and design intent, Boost Stone comes in a variety of ten tempting organic tints. Another defining feature of this series is the sheer diversity of format, with most colourways featuring up to ten different dimensions ranging from standard tile sizes, through to 120/278 slabs that offer uninterrupted coverage from floor to ceiling, plus 20 mm pavers for exterior applications with enhanced slip-resistance.
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. The Etic Series is available in a choice of seven different colourways, two of which can be ordered in outdoor specification.
The Travelling Series seemingly extends a space with its lean, linear look and we’re seeing more innovative installations 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, with variants available with an R11 anti-slip rating for use outdoors.
Concrete & Clay
The Flux Series is compact and remarkably cost effective. Whilst purposefully positioned at a lower price point, there’s no compromise on quality for these Italian porcelain tiles, with rectified edges and symmetry of inside and outdoor sizing. Both the Bone and Concrete colourways have a subtle, soft surface relief and their overlaid, tone-on-tone colour combinations create discernible depth and movement within designs. All Flux tiles and exterior pavers are held in plentiful UK stock, ready for prompt delivery.
The Clay series has been purposefully produced with professional designers and architects front of mind, enabling the use of seamless sections of superfine porcelain to create a canvas for other decorative materials, furnishing and fixtures. When you look at the mellow chromatic spectrum and the variety of scale with 20/80 planks, sizeable 160/160 squares, extra-large 120/278 slabs and 20 mm exterior pavers, you can see how the collection represents a holistic system of surfaces.
Distinct and dynamic in design, Boost Mix comes in three mesmerising, modern shades ranging through warm and light, to dark and cool colourways. In superior, technically advanced porcelain and with smooth and grip surfaces, beyond indoor installations, designers are using this material for exterior facades, pool surrounds, patio paving, balconies, pathways and even outdoor kitchens and garden living spaces. Also available in extra-large format slabs, the Boost series is ideal for installation where a more continuous surface will enhance the end appearance.
With such variety of shape and shading within the pronounced patterning, Norway brings interest and individuality to any environment. The breadth and depth of the range has a wide a variety of formats which included standard tile sizes, large format slabs and decorative mosaics, different surface finishes and both indoor and outdoor specification products. Norway has established itself with housebuilders, developers, interior designers and architects as solution to so many surface requirements.
You can see more Minoli ranges with interior and exterior pairings in the Connected Living Concept Report, which is available to download here.
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 – 01865 778225 / firstname.lastname@example.org