European Tile Manufacturers Still Pushing Faux Wood Ceramic


Let me get this out of the way. European tile companies rock. They experiment with form, color, finish, large size, texture, and even occasionally push the boundaries of technology. But that’s not to say they always get it right. One trend that has been coming out of Europe for some years now and one that I can’t endorse is the faux-wood ceramic tile. Take Marazzi USA’s new American Heritage line, a collection of porcelain tiles that the use three-dimensional digital printing technology to give planks the appearance of hand-scraped, hand-oiled hardwood. The pieces withstand water, stains, and freezing, and will not be affected by seasonal changes in humidity. They also will not expand or contract. The rectified (completely straight edge) planks measure 36 inches long and 6 inches or 9 inches wide. www.marazzitile.com.

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2 comments on “European Tile Manufacturers Still Pushing Faux Wood Ceramic

  1. Tiles are most often made from porcelain, fired clay or ceramic with a hard glaze, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, metal, cork, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require thicker, more durable surfaces.

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