Following on from the European press trips I was lucky enough to take part in last year, I’ve developed a real fixation with tiles. I’ll admit that before this I was a little conservative with tile choices. I liked to look and admire but because they’re such a permanent fixture, I was resistant to try anything flamboyant for fear of disliking them after a year. But my attitude has really changed now, particularly after seeing how European brands embrace the tile and use it as a real decorating feature in their homes, offices and workspaces.
So let me tell you about Techlam by Levantina. Techlam is slim and big format porcelain; a revolutionary product only 3mm thick developed and manufactured by Levantina in Spain. It is presented in panels of 1 x 3 metres giving interior designers and architects an almost infinite number of solutions for its use. it is an award winning design, shaping the way porcelain tiles are used and is available in all kinds of collections. Let me explain further.
Due to the innovative technical properties, Techlam is durable, hygienic and flexible. Designers are able to use it in all kinds of settings from football stadiums to shopping centres, train stations and of course, our homes. The versatility in particular allows it to be used extensively in kitchen design and this is where it has been particularly popular recently. Because of its heat resistant properties it makes an excellent kitchen worktop, retaining its original look for many years. No more faded or ring stained countertops in our kitchens any longer! And it can be used in kitchen furniture too, coordinating your home and creating something incredibly durable.
To help you find the right kind of pattern and solution, Techlam is available in nine different collections: Steel, Basic, Vulcana, Hydra, Deco, Wood, Slate, Stone and Blaze. In the imagery I’ve used here to showcase the collection, I’ve used examples from 1. Deco, 2. Slate and 3. Wood.
For those concerned about its environmental qualities, Techlam is 100% natural product derived from non-petroleum based mineral raw materials, and due to its minimal thickness less energy is used in the manufacturing process than for a conventional tile. It has the Greenguard certification for an environmentally friendly product.
Furthermore, the Techlam Strattos collection was chosen as the 2016 Best Product Design by the jury of the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards.
Would you like to see this in your home?
You can find out more about Techlam HERE and why not watch the video to discover where the inspiration for the range came from:
Images: All with permission from Levantina
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