Porcelain meets terrazzo in revamped range

Natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has relaunched its range of porcelain tiles with updated contemporary design options suitable for both commercial and residential clients.

Whilst Diespeker has always offered porcelain as an option for floors and walls, the creative team agreed a fresh look was needed. The result is a collection of handpicked tiles offering a mixture of strong and subtle terrazzo designs, reflecting Diespeker’s dominance of this market in the UK.

Unlike traditional terrazzo, which is a combination of marble chippings and cement or resin, the porcelain style terrazzo is actually printed on to the tile. Although the material doesn’t have the exact appearance of terrazzo, it offers a number of advantages such as increased durability – as porcelain tiles are heated at high temperatures the result is a rigid material impenetrable to moisture. Other benefits include:

  • Lightweight material
  • Thin profile
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use and adverse weather conditions
  • As it is non-slip, it can be used for pools and other wet areas
  • Stain resistance
  • Three finishes: polished, honed and non-slip

Of the eight tiles currently available to order, three are based on Diespeker’s most popular standard terrazzo designs including TE007, recreated as porcelain and aptly named PC007. The tiles are only 10mm thick and with four sizes available, they offer versatility for a wide variety of wall or floor projects.

Diespeker MD, John Krause said: “We’re very excited about the opportunities presented by the new range of terrazzo effect porcelain tiles.

“With a thinner profile and non-slip properties, the tiles open up additional design possibilities for our clients – including mix and match with our real terrazzo.”

Diespeker plans to extend the range over the next few months with further popular terrazzo designs.

Samples of the new range are ready for ordering on Diespeker’s website: diespeker.co.uk/product-category/porcelain