Sculptural and textural wall tiles are adding new dimension to interior and exterior walls. These tiles can be used to create feature walls with geometric pattern and tactility, rather than merely flat, hard surfaces. This three-dimensionality offers a more organic aesthetic and natural feeling, promoting a calm and tranquil quality of space and having a positive impact on wellbeing.
FOR GRAPHIC EFFECT
Strong graphic effects can be created with 3D-tiles with geometric patterns and a crisp, sleek appearance.
INAX’s Architectural Ceramics are inspired by traditional motifs and created with intricately designed shapes and carefully calculated thicknesses to create textured effects and plays of light and shadow. Crescent Border is a three-dimensional radial tile inspired by the crescent moon and creates a graphic woven effect.
INAX Mosaic tiles demonstrate Japanese artisans’ sensitives towards the beauty of nature, such as the changing seasons, picturesque countryside and ebb and flow of the tides. Madoka has a gently rounded convex form and softened edges creating a graphic grid and pillowy appearance.
Lithos Design’s Cesello Pagoda is also inspired by traditional Japanese motifs. It has a wave-like form that evokes the curved roofs of Japanese pagodas, and a mottled colour adds another graphic layer.
FOR A NATURAL EFFECT
INAX handmade, extruded, sheeted tiles have a unique texture, colour and glaze that creates a natural 3D effect. Prelude has rectangular form and a textured profile with horizontal or vertical lines or a slightly rippled surface. Tourakuheki has a more extruded linear pattern that creates a dynamic shadow effect.
Antilia is a porcelain tile from Portugal. It has a matt surface for a more natural effect and is available in a wide range of colours create a subtle or bold aesthetic in any style.
FOR A SCULPTURAL EFFECT
Lithos Design’s sculptural tiles are unlike anything else on the market, creating feature walls with optical effects and tactility. The marble surfaces have moving geometries, abstract designs and bold colours and play with pattern and perspective.
Pietre Incise Sahara has a carved surface that appears to ripple and fan in spirals, while Pietre Incise Seta has a free-flowing wave-like surface that undulates up and down the wall. Rilievo Shanti has a more angular carved form with a snaking, criss-cross pattern.
FOR A MINIMAL EFFECT
Glazed tiles and porcelain panels with subtly textured surfaces and natural pigmentation can evoke the look of natural stone or concrete for a more minimalist effect.
Artedomus’ Beton collection, comprising Artetech and Artegres, offers a practical, high-performance alternative to traditional concrete. These surfaces look and feel like concrete, but with the technical benefits of porcelain. Artetech is a range of largeformat, technical, pressed Porcelain Panels with a finish that authentically recreates the look of concrete, produced randomly with a rolled and printed texture so that there is no pattern or repetition. The 10 colours range from ice and white to graphite and brown, and include dust, rope, beige, grey, mud and smoke. Artegres has 10 concrete-inspired colours to complement the large-format ceramic panels. The smooth, natural-finish tiles can be blended with structured, texture-finish tiles to create a variety of surface effects.
For a concrete panel look, Feri & Masi is a porcelain stoneware with a concrete aesthetic, inspired by minimalist Japanese architecture. Like the Beton collection, it offers a concrete look and feel with the outstanding performance of porcelain.
Artedomus is setting the benchmark in truly exceptional architectural tiles, surfaces, stone, bathware and furniture. Artedomus’ range of three-dimensional tiles is on display at its four showrooms across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and viewable online at http://www.artedomus.com.