With Coverings cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic, Diary of a Tile Addict has been opened up to select tile manufacturers to keep the flow of tile information flowing world-wide. Known and trusted tile brands have been offered one FREE post during an initial three month trial, covering April, May, and June 2020.
The latest of these posts comes from Fiandre, part of the Iris Ceramica Group. At Coverings, Fiandre had plans to debut new colours and finishes in the Maximum Marmi collection, initially introduced at Cersaie and Salone. These stunning products are now available in the U.S. market, and beyond. Agata, Amazonite, White Beauty, Grey Beauty, Calacatta Bellissimo, Arabescato Orobico, and Rock Salt are the latest editions to this best-selling premium porcelain collection; while Roc de Bourgogne, and Solida are new colour ranges in the Stone Effects category.
Agata Maximum is the combination of Maximum technology and Fiandre’s expertise and development of sophisticated surfaces. This collection of maxi-gems in porcelain stoneware has a powerful decorative effect. Irregular and concentric shaping filled with contrast and shading gives the slab a sense of depth and recreates the translucent effect typical of agate. Available in three colours – Agata Black, Agata Atena, and Agata Blu – the gem-like surfaces showcase the dominant shades of black, brown/orange, and blue respectively. The expressive power of Agata Maximum is ideal for creating stunning furniture and decorative features.
Amazonite is a new slab in the Maximum Marmi collection. The texture was inspired by the precious stone of the same name, considered by the Egyptians to be the “stone of hope.” Teal in colour, Amazonite is a very rare mineral with an intense aesthetic. Its dense speckled texture ranges from brown to peach tones, with touches of white and grey. In this design, a polished finish enhances the surface.
The new White Beauty by Maximum Marmi draws inspiration from a refined Asian marble characterised by white, green, grey, and black feldspars that create a rich and original design. The polished finish gives depth to the colour.
Grey Beauty presents an elegant contrast of white and grey shades in a design that will bring real character to any space or décor.
Calacatta Bellissimo enriches the Maximum Marmi collection with refined grey veining that stands out against a white background. Surfaces are enhanced by the two available finishes: polished and semi-polished. The wide variety of sizes meets the needs of customers and installers. The large 1,500 by 3,000mm slabs, the 2,500 by 1,000mm size, recently introduced along with 1,000 by 1,000mm, are intended to prevent cutting waste when cladding. The compact size also allows for the material to be transported in high rise buildings and skyscrapers, using lifts or goods hoists.
Tones of white, combined with varied grey and brown accents, and shades of ochre, give Arabescato Orobico an intense, sinuous aesthetic, emphasised by the polished finish. Also available in a book-match version, Arabescato Orobico is ideal for prestigious architectural projects and interiors, both residential or commercial. In addition to wall and flooring applications, the material can also be used to customise furniture and architectural details.
Rock Salt Maximum is a sophisticated collection in which the crystallization typical of sea salt is expressed in a wide-ranging colour palette spanning Pink, Grey, White, and Brown. The weave of the texture recalls the crystallization of sea salt, its delicate transparency, and contrasting shades.
Roc de Bourgogne is inspired by the famous stone from the Burgundy region of France. The authentic appearance and original texture of this famous stone is perfectly interpreted into a cutting-edge surface that has all the advantages of porcelain tile. The three neutral tones – Beige, Blanc, and Gris – are suitable for various interiors, featuring a “clouding” effect that provides movement and highlights the diversity of the natural material. This versatile range includes different formats, thicknesses, and finishes, offering designers and architects a living surface, for both interiors and exteriors, to use as flooring, cladding, or for ventilated façades.
The stone-inspired Solida has a subtle texture; a harmonious surface suited to both minimalist and luxurious environments. The well-balanced Solida palette offers six shades – Grey, Anthracite, White, Nut, Brown, and Black – to allow the creation of spaces with very different atmospheres. The collection comes in a wide range of formats, thicknesses, and finishes, for interior and exterior applications.
The new colours are available for the U.S. market through the Fiandre Group’s own distributor, Transceramica, as well as through a nationwide network of distributors. The products will also soon be on display in Fiandre’s Chicago and NY showrooms.
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, April 2020.