Innovative surface captures the dimensional appearance of Italian split-gauged slate
Crossville, Tennessee – Crossville, Inc. has announced the launch of its new Ardesia a Spacco porcelain tile panel collection. Inspired by Pietra di Lavagna slate from Liguria, Italy, these unique panels are crafted to replicate the appearance and structural depth of split-gauged stone. The line is made in Italy by Laminam and stocked in the United States.
Ardesia a Spacco is offered in two versatile, through-body colors, Bianco (white) and Nero (black) and a 1200mm x 3000mm (47 ¼” x 118 7/64”) size format that’s wider than traditional porcelain panels. Mesh backing provides enhanced strength and durability for use on floors and walls in commercial or residential settings.
The authenticity of the collection’s slate look is enhanced by variances of depth across the surface of the panels. The 5.6mm standard thickness alters up to 1.5mm across the surface to realistically mimic stone’s dimensional attributes.
“The subtle clefts make Ardesia a Spacco visually stunning,” shares Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s VP of marketing. “The way light plays over the true stone dimensions and texture gives the panels great depth and interest.”
The nuances in depth across the panels are achieved through some of the latest innovations in porcelain tile manufacturing technology.
“This collection is produced by Laminam in Italy using leading edge production techniques. It represents the amazing progression of what’s possible for porcelain tile today,” Waldrep explains.
Though Ardesia a Spacco beautifully captures natural slate’s appearance, the durability of the collection stands in contrast to natural slate’s more tender qualities.
“Real slate is friable and not very resistant to elements, limiting its use as a material in many areas of application. With this new collection, designers can bring the desired style of slate to even the most demanding commercial projects,” states Waldrep.
For more information on this collection, visit crossvilleinc.com.
About Crossville Inc.
Founded in 1986, Crossville Inc. is a U.S.-owned and operated manufacturer of award-winning tile collections for residential and contract applications. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Crossville, Tennessee. Crossville, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Curran Group, a privately held holding company renowned for its core values of family, respect, partnership, integrity, and improvement.
An industry innovator, Crossville is the first U.S. tile manufacturer to achieve the following:
– production of large format tile on site,
– manufacturing of tile with certified recycled content,
– development the Tile Take-Back® Program for recycling fired porcelain tile,
– attaining of certification for waste recycling programs,
– earning of TCNA’s Green Squared certification for all of its U.S.-produced tile lines,
– distribution of a complete line of large format porcelain tile panels, and
– designation as a net consumer of waste in the domestic tile industry.
For more information on Crossville, visit crossvilleinc.com.