Tiles that can link the outside with the inside were in the past a very expensive choice, but not any more. Advances in technology now make it possible to create a fluid link between the inside of a home and the garden outside. The new “super rooms” are becoming an increasingly desirable feature of a property, linking the kitchen, dining and living rooms to the sun terrace. Not only does it create a seamless appearance but it offers the illusion of added space which is highly sought after especially in the London property market.
Jonathon Minoli, who is a leading supplier of floor and wall tiles to the development industry, has been at the forefront of supplying hard wearing tiles that harmonise indoor and outdoor spaces.
“Many of the developers we work with have built homes that maximise light and space with floor-to-ceiling windows and glazed sliding doors that lead onto a terrace or balcony. As a company that principally supplies porcelain tiles, a material that can be applied both indoors and outdoors, we have embraced this theme, sourcing new ranges to complement what the developers, interiors designers and furniture-makers are doing” commented Jonathon.
New wood and stone-effect tiles offer the natural almost organic finishes that complement indoor and outdoor spaces as well as enabling interior designers to create either a traditional or more contemporary scheme. The tiles can also come textured for areas that aren’t sheltered from the more extreme elements and they still allow the floor to flow seamlessly between the indoor and outdoor areas without any change of design. Porcelain is particular suitable for use with under-floor heating, which is predominantly used inside, but those same characteristics that work well with under-floor heating means that the same tile fitted outside retains the heat of the sun and provides a warm terrace on a chilly summers day.
The new Minoli All Over Series of Italian polished (Lux) and Natural rectified porcelain has a unique look, which could be mistaken for marble or an unusual stone depending on the colour and angle of view. Colours and finishes include polished (Lux) and Matt, White, Grey and Dark Grey. There is also a coordinating mosaic tile.
This wood effect tile, one of the original Minoli collections and produced in Italy to exceptionally high standards, has been specified by many developers and designers in recent years and the range has now had an injection of new colours and finishes to meet growing demand for wood effect as a means to create unique installations.
The Minoli wood-effect tile TwelveNoon, range is considered the ultimate example of the recently pioneered wood effect in porcelain tile. Colours include Daylight and Ember, as well as the Honey, in Matt Natural finish.
The availability of unique pieces, mosaic and Lastra (20mm thick) more heavy-duty external tiles, makes this collection ideal for developers, residential projects and commercial installation.