High-tech ceramic is one of the most important covering materials for 2022, thanks to its technical and aesthetic performance.
Extremely versatile, practical and lightweight, the high-tech ceramic slabs may be used indoors or outdoors to cover walls and floors and create custom-made furnishings.
This variety of different applications is matched by few other materials in contemporary design, permitting creation, for example, of surfaces maintaining aesthetic continuity with one another, or evocative, unexpected combinations of materials in line with the latest new mix&match trends in interior design and architecture.
The materials’ most widely appreciated qualities definitely include the range of available sizes, offering designers plenty of creative flexibility.
These new slabs are based on the standard sizes used in contemporary design in order to optimise processing and installation, reducing scrap on the construction site.
This is a very important consideration in the green philosophy that has always distinguished the Iris Ceramica Group
and its many brands
, including Ariostea, a pioneer in the sustainable vision of materials for architecture
with its zero emissions plants
On the basis of these foundations, the new series of surface coverings in the 270x120 and 120x120 cm sizes adds to the range of ceramic maxi-slabs already available.
Their most important qualities
include simplification of installation, as they are easier to transport, take upstairs and handle during the installation process.
The 270x120 cm slab size corresponds to the requirements for the height of living spaces, making it perfect as a wall covering in projects of all kinds.
Ideally laid all the way up to the ceiling, this size eliminates cutting and scrap, as it corresponds to the standard room height of 270 cm. It is particularly recommended for renovation projects, as it "simplifies the refurbishment of floors and walls with no need to remove existing materials".
These three highly practical materials are available with a textured finish and in the sizes 300x100, 100x100, and the new 270x120 and 120x120 slabs.
Pietra di Vals
is a surface "in Mitteleuropean taste"
recalling the rocks of the Alps with bold, irregular pale veining against a medium-grey background.
Drawing its inspiration from a famous stone in the Apuan Alps, the Cardoso
collection stands out for its uniform dark ash-grey background with subtle white tone-on-tone veining.
is a brighter material in which irregular lighter inclusions and darker speckles stand out against a neutral beige background to create a highly contemporary atmosphere.
The three collections add to Ariostea’s vast Ultra range of stone effect surfaces, simply and elegantly fitting into a multitude of different spaces and atmospheres ranging from homes to wellness centres, offices and public facilities.