Ceramica Tile + Design, Adelaide—Polished Porcelain Tiles


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Promotional brochure for Ceramica Tile + Design in Adelaide, showcasing their range of Durastone polished porcelain tiles by Everstone. Copywriting, writing and design by Cadogan and Hall.

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Ceramica Tile + Design, Adelaide—Polished Porcelain Tiles

  1. 1. Durastone Porcelain Tiles www.ceramicatile.com.au
  2. 2. Everstone is one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of mosaic and porcelain tiles, specialising in designer ranges of contemporary tiles manufactured from a variety of top-end materials, including natural stone, glass and metal. Their award-winning ranges of tiles are notable for their innovative designs and luxurious finishes, and are sold throughout the world. The Everstone Durastone range of porcelain floor tiles, in a variety of colours and finishes, are available in Adelaide from Ceramica Tile + Design. We offer a free in-store design consultancy service and can help you to create a truly unique design concept if you are building a new home or renovating an existing one. 76 Grange Road, Welland SA 5007 Ph (08) 8346 6653 Fax (08) 8340 0968 info@ceramicatile.com.au www.ceramicatile.com.au
  3. 3. Porcelain tiles make an excellent choice for a floor covering because they are tough and durable and can take substantial amounts of foot traffic, while also being very easy to maintain. They retain their appearance and remain in good condition for many years, and are scratch resistant with qualities similar to those of natural stone. They absorb very little water, are resistant to abrasion and their colours remain vibrant due to their being embedded throughout the tile when they’re being made. Porcelain tiles are also a sustainable product, as they are produced from clay and water that is fired at very high temperatures, can be recycled into other building materials and don’t contain any waxes or other chemicals.
  4. 4. Durastone porcelain tiles come in nine different colours and a variety of finishes-Brushed, Honed, Matt, Polished, Rock Face and Stream-to enable you to choose the right tile to perfectly suit your design concept. CHARCOAL BRUSHED CHARCOAL POLISHED CHARCOAL HONED CHARCOAL ROCK FACE CHARCOAL MATT CHARCOAL STREAM Both matt and textured porcelain tiles can be used in high traffic areas in the home or anywhere it’s important to have a non-slip finish, and so are often found in outdoor living areas, and in pool surrounds or wet areas. www.ceramicatile.com.au
  5. 5. Polished porcelain tiles A highlight of the Durastone range is their polished porcelain tiles, ideally suited to spaces in the home where they can be showcased as a design feature. They’re produced from high-grade materials that produce an inherently shiny finish that adds light and lustre to any room, and when installed in lighter tones, also help to give an illusion of space.
  6. 6. However, it’s important to note that polished porcelain tiles will not create a mirror finish, but will rather display variations under certain lights in particular conditions, which is known as optical hazing. This does not represent a flaw in the manufacture of the tiles or a result of the materials used, but is rather a characteristic and feature of the tiles. The shine on polished porcelain tiles is produced when the surface of the tile is polished with a hard grinding stone (similar to the process used to polish granite and marble), which opens up small pores on its surface which then reflect light in different ways, which creates the variation or ‘haze.’ If sealer on the surface of the tiles is thicker in places, this too can produce what might look like a variation in the shininess, but again this is typical of polished porcelain tiles and isn’t a sign of a flaw or problem. Ash Grey MATT HONED BRUSHED STREAM ROCK FACE POLISHED
  7. 7. Stain resistant Durastone porcelain tiles are sealed with a penetrating sealer so as to make them largely resistant to staining, although it is nevertheless important to clean them promptly and thoroughly should you have a spillage, or they get dirt or mud on them—hot water and a neutral detergent, followed by a thorough rinsing will generally do the job. A penetrating sealer does not, however, affect the appearance or slip resistance of porcelain tiles, while helping to make everyday maintenance and cleaning much simpler. Choc MATT HONED BRUSHED STREAM ROCK FACE POLISHED
  8. 8. Noce MATT HONED BRUSHED STREAM ROCK FACE POLISHED www.ceramicatile.com.au
  9. 9. Steel Grey MATT HONED BRUSHED STREAM ROCK FACE POLISHED www.ceramicatile.com.au