Surfaces in today’s architecture respond to a number of needs: they must be strong, versatile, capable of fitting into the interior décor, and quick and easy to install and maintain.
To this we must add aesthetic qualities which continue to evolve thanks to the numerous effects modern technology can interpret and translate into products, all intended for a highly diverse market.
This essential aesthetic aspect makes porcelain tiles (the strongest and most dependable product in the long term) true objects of design rather than classic wall coverings.
On the highly varied scene of porcelain surfaces, Maximum maxi-slabs by GranitiFiandre offer an innovative solution that goes beyond traditional ceramics to fit into numerous contemporary design projects.
Designed for indoor and outdoor floor and wall coverings, Maximum is characterised by its large size, 300x150 (though it is also available in numerous sub-multiples) and very thin thickness (6 mm), and is recommended for covering floors and walls in the home, in commercial enterprises both large and small, in the contract sector, and in wellness areas and exhibition spaces.
The principal benefits of large size will be perfectly clear: Maximum minimises the number of interruptions per unit of design and gives designers greater expressive freedom.
This flexibility casts light on a number of aspects worth examining more closely, which can create bold, high-impact solutions in any setting.
Applied as a ventilated façade, Maximum "takes advantage of the morphological properties of slabs in terms of lightness and dimensions" to redefine the outside walls of buildings and improve thermal insulation, with all the consequent aesthetic and economic benefits.
A second advantage is light weight: the reduced weight of a single porcelain tile clearly offers an advantage in the logistics of shipping and handling on the construction site, as well as offering the best solution in certain contexts, such as laying over existing surfaces, in shipbuilding and in furniture.
Maximum can also be used in items of furniture to cover tabletops, kitchen countertops, portable partitions, doors, ceilings, backlit walls, chairs and bathroom furnishings.
This particular use offers clear proof of the material’s ductility: in industrial design and made-to-measure furnishings, Maximum gives free reign to architects’ and interior designers’ creativity and ensures optimal aesthetic continuity between the floor, walls and furnishings.
Marmi Maximum slabs, presented here in the Nero Supremo, Calacatta, Imperial White, Travertino and Gold Onyx varieties (just a few of the many collections), "are comparable to the rarest and most prestigious types of natural marble".
Qualities that may be appreciated include not only radiance but refined details and veins that add to the perceived value of spaces and underline various decorating styles, in homes, commercial spaces, halls, offices and reception areas.