CROSSVILLE, TN -- Crossville, Inc. has launched Satori, a Laminam by Crossville porcelain tile panel collection bringing an awakening to the design of surfaces with luxe, varied looks suited for floor and wall applications in commercial and residential environments.

"Satori is a Japanese word meaning enlightenment -- a bestowing of greater knowledge and understanding," said Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing for Crossville, when describing the inspiration behind this new collection. "As building materials shift, morph and change, our Laminam collections are truly enlightening products. It allows designers to utilize porcelain tiles in new ways and with new thinking in so many applications."

Satori porcelain tile panels are offered in three color options -- Black, Brown and Beige -- each in unpolished finish. The earthen palette's range from lighter to darker tones is versatile to support an array of design styles.

This collection's black and brown panels come in 1 x 3 meters with 5.6 mm in thickness. Though the 5.6 mm is a very lean profile, it is thick enough to be installed on interior floors as well as interior walls and other horizontal interior surfaces. It may also be specified for exterior walls. The beige panels are offered in 3+mm thickness exclusively for wall installations. Full product use recommendations may be found online and in product literature.

Waldrep explained that Satori is an example of "wabi-sabi," the Japanese view on design that focuses on a mixture of perfection and imperfection. "Characteristics of wabi-sabi include assymetry, roughness and irregularity, as well as respect for nature and the natural process," she said. "Satori's irregular texture and natural appearance answer this design movement, as does its perfection as a carefully manufactured building material idea for its intended use."

Satori was named IIDA/HD "Best of Show - Hard Surface Flooring" at the recent Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, visit