DORAL, FL -- Mediterranea, a leading designer and manufacturer of porcelain tile for over 30 years, announced the launch of Quantum -- a new brand of extra-large porcelain slabs that for the first time unites Mediterranea's design flair with the limitless possibilities afforded by a panel as large as 10 feet in length.

Founded by industry-leading tile designer, Michael Mariutto, Mediterranea is renowned for its numerous top-selling tile series, including Vatican Gallery, Boardwalk, Touch and Essence. This design heritage is now extended to Quantum -- porcelain panels that are 5 x 10 feet in size -- offering design possibilities never before imagined in a porcelain product.

"We are very proud and excited to launch the Quantum brand, as it symbolizes the technological future of porcelain," said Mediterranea president, Michael Mariutto. "When you conceive of a porcelain slab utilizing a blank canvas of 5 x 10 feet in size, the creative aspects and design possibilities can be limitless. It's like our industry has been granted a new beginning creatively."

Currently manufactured in Italy, and later in 2016 from Mediterranea's newly-expanded factory in the U.S., Quantum slabs offer the quality, durability and design innovation that architects and specifiers have come to expect from Mediterranea. Made with the same Dynamic HD Imaging® technology that powers Mediterranea's porcelain tile series, Quantum slabs are commercially-rated, and are suitable for interior and exterior walls, floors, wet walls, bathrooms, countertops, public lobbies, commercial centers and numerous other spaces where design and function are of supreme importance.

Mediterranea is officially launching the Quantum brand with two stunning new designs, including "Quantum Stone" and "White Wood." With Quantum Stone, the eternal beauty of vintage stone reimagined. An original look never seen before, Quantum Stone evokes the grand cathedrals and basilicas renowned for centuries in Europe. A totally original concept, Quantum Stone is destined to be an instant classic in interior design.

In White Wood, the look of classic stone is engineered to perfection. White Wood is the perfect representation of high-demand veined marble, featuring the most desirable color sought by designers worldwide. With graphics carefully enhanced to highlight the beauty of natural slabs, White Wood has none of nature's imperfections and flaws that make the actual stone product so difficult to obtain.

Quantum was officially unveiled to the industry for the first time at the recent edition of Coverings, held from April 18 to 21, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.