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Ceramic tiles: the best choice
Ceramic tiles are a sustainable product due to their very nature and the production process used. The raw materials used (clays) come straight from the earth and are combined with water and fire to create a natural top quality product. Clay is a natural raw material whose properties and features have been inextricably linked with Man’s development throughout history, in his quest to improve his living conditions and level of comfort in his habitat.

In recent years, ceramic tiles have undergone major developments in all areas. The tile industry’s investments in R&D&I have led to the appearance of outstanding products offering maximum quality and technological standards.

Ceramic tiles are easy to clean and are highly resistant to dirt and all types of contamination. Cleaning is easy: simply wipe a damp cloth over the tile, and, if it is stained with dirt or grease, cleaning agents such as a detergent or bleach can be used. In addition, the fact that ceramic is an electrical insulator means that the tiles repel electrically active atmospheric dust, thereby contributing to a more pleasant environment.

The inert and impermeable nature of ceramic tiles helps to prevent damp from forming, a factor which contributes to the development of colonies of germs and fungi.

Once laid, ceramic tiles do not require any type of maintenance apart from normal cleaning. Ceramic tiles are easy to clean and resistant to dirt and all types of contamination.

Ceramic tiles offer optimum levels of durability in buildings, thanks to their resistance to sudden temperature changes, damp and chemical and biological agents, as well as their hardness and scratch resistance. They are therefore an extremely popular choice for use on façades, in public spaces, shopping malls, promenades and avenues.

Thanks to the sector’s focus on innovation, ceramic paving today offers a series of technical properties that make it a high performance material that is ideal for use in high traffic outdoor areas that are exposed to considerable levels of wear and tear and low temperatures. These products are non-slip, frost and stain resistant and are also highly resistant to heavy blows. Known as ‘high traffic flooring’, they are used in buildings, large constructions and major architecture projects.

Only three of nature’s basic elements are used in the production of ceramic tiles: earth (clay), water and fire. They are highly resistant to wear and tear, and can therefore reach highly sustainable and lengthy life cycles. The industry is currently researching the recycling options this material offers. Furthermore, the use of ceramic tiles on façades (ventilated façades) and roofs guarantees major energy savings.

Ceramic paving offers finishes (without affecting their aesthetic properties) to ensure high performance non-slip surfaces.

Ceramic tiles are highly versatile and can be adapted to any surface. Laying the tiles in one direction or another and mixing and matching formats and colours allow for the creation of unique spaces, turning an ordinary room into a trend-setting space. The various layout patterns, textures and volumes allow for a countless range of options and truly spectacular results.

The beauty, smoothness and warmth of ceramic tiles are perfect for any season. Combining this material with leather or fabrics enhances the number of décor options, creating warm settings.

Combining ceramic tiles with other materials and decorative elements such as steel, glass, paper, paint, fabrics, leather and mirrors leads to an endless number of possibilities, creating attractive and unique settings.

Light takes on form and body in ceramic tiles, which mould and shape its presence. The gloss and metallic effects of ceramic tiles allow for clever plays of light, adding a sense of depth, space and movement, bringing spaces to life.
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