Discover beautiful Italian marble effect tiles

Discover beautiful Italian marble effect tiles

This exquisite material needs little introduction. Our Italian marble effect tiles are Sleek, sumptuous and stunning in equal measure it's graced the walls and floors of luxurious properties for years and it just oozes opulence.

Marble is one of the finest materials but it is also one of the most delicate. It is beautifully soft and tactile, however, that also makes it prone to scratching. It is tricky to work with and it can be expensive but if you are prepared to carry out regular sealing, ensure spillages are wiped up in a flash to avoid staining and accept it will scratch fairly easily then the real thing may be for you.

Imitation without the limitations

If that all seems high maintenance, then Italian marble effect porcelain on the other hand is highly scratch resistant, doesn't need sealing, is far easier to handle and install, is highly resistant to stains and can be a fraction of the cost.

Add to that great design. Quality porcelains are capable of replicating the veining, shades and irregularities of the real thing with expert precision, whilst also bringing longevity. If you love real marble, but are having second thoughts about the genuine article, then Porcelain is your go-to.

Botanic Green in Polished to walls and Apuan Gold in Matt finish to floors

Polished and Natural Matt Finishes

When we think marble we generally think Polished, however, Natural or Matt finishes can completely transform the same tile, making marble effect porcelains brilliantly versatile. With a colour palette that includes classic marble tones alongside some of the coolest shades to satisfy the very latest trends in the interiors world - we dare you not to fall in love with our Aria collection.

Mixing up Matt finishes with contemporary concretes brings marbles into the modern sphere. Our Luxury White makes a strong, bold statement and in Matt finish co-ordinates beautifully with our Blend Dove concrete effect porcelain.

Aria Arabesque reinterprets a precious marble of Tuscany. The warm gold-brown tones marry with concretes as well as our Botanic Green to stunning effect. This is a super versatile tile, in both Polished and Matt finishes.

Apuan Gold is a statement making tile with a bold visual impact. Combine with concretes and cements as seen here with our Pave collection. Using two different tiles to create zones with flooring is a great idea to define space.

Carrara Marble is timeless. Aria Supreme reinterprets this classic with a contemporary take. The lightest of grey veins spin a subtle web across the white background creating a marble effect porcelain that in both Matt and Polished finishes is a wonderful canvas.

Based on a Brazilian marble of the same name, this exotic porcelain will bring warmth and lively, rich colour wherever it is used. Mix it up with our Apuan and Arabesque porcelains from the Aria collection and whether you use it lavishly or sparingly in your design, this is a marble that says wow.

Last but by no means least is White Onyx. We think it is the stand out colour of this collection. It's actually a little more grey than just white, but that just adds to how stunning it is. Like Botanic Green, it's only in Polished.

Porcelain at large

Just as developments in technology have enabled porcelain to echo natural materials with ever greater precision, it has also enabled formats to steadily increase. Larger tiles are becoming the go-to for interiors for those seeking 'more tile, less grout'.

Colour dependent, these marbles are in sizes spanning 800 x 800, 1200 x 600, 1200 x 1200mm along with super size slabs 2780 x 120mm.

Quality is key

These are marbles of the highest quality that offer consistent performance. The colour does not change or become opaque over time and as with all porcelains the advantages are so many to mention - easy to clean, suitable for underfloor heating, fire resistant, durable, recyclable, water and damp resistant, easy to install, scratch resistant.

The collection is the result of research and development utilising the best technical solutions combining aesthetic appeal, practicality and functionality. The Polished finish in particular is the result of a special mechanical process that produces small dots or hollows and a non-uniform shine across the surface. This is an intrinsic feature of the product giving them a more natural feel.

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