The virtues of porcelain slabs are numerous, which has led to its growing popularity. The material is light, thin and tough, making it suitable for nearly any interior project from bathroom sinks and vanities to shower trays, kitchen countertops and bathtubs. Because it is lightweight, in can be used in applications where weight is plays a role such as yachts, aircrafts and recreational vehicles, among many others. It is also highly stain-resistant, so as not to require sealing and is low maintenance. It’s also UV-stable, heat- and frost-resistant, so it can be used outdoors as well.
Caesarstone Ltd. announced today entering a transaction for the acquisition of majority ownership in Lioli Ceramica Pvt. Ltd. By entering the global porcelain category, Caesarstone achieves a significant milestone in its Global Growth Acceleration Plan.
Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs (GPTP) are gaining a lot of traction in the tile and stone industries as of late. The large-format materials, which are technically defined as tiles measuring 1 x 1 meter (40 x 40 inches) or larger, have been around for almost 10 years now, but have been creating a lot of buzz in the marketplace over the last handful of years.
When the Princes first opened their business in 1988, they focused primarily on solid surface countertops. However, as technology advanced and trends began to evolve, the couple shifted their focus to accommodate the growing sector.
Florida Tile recently introduced Stark. This porcelain floor and ceramic wall tile brings the luxury of understated elegance to everyday life. Evocative of natural stone in a most disciplined and exacting way, it has a modern, global appeal.
Florida Tile recently introduced Lost River HDP. This stone-look porcelain floor and wall tile is entirely made in the U.S. in a Green Squared®-certified Advanced Manufacturing Center in Lawrenceburg, KY, of 40% pre-consumer recycled content.
During a demonstration, Ron Hannah of Cadenza Granite and Marble shared his experiences with cutting porcelain slabs and discussed points of consideration that should be taken before fabricators take that next step
Each year, it seems design trends for both residential and commercial projects continue to evolve. While the beauty of natural stone is always an allure, over time, competitive materials continue to surface – providing more options for architects, designers and homeowners.