Crossville launches new tile collection

CrossvilleCrossville, Tenn.-Crossville has launched its new Ardesia a Spacco porcelain tile panel collection. Inspired by Pietra di Lavagna slate from Liguria, Italy, these unique panels are crafted to mimic the appearance and structural depth of cleft stone. The line is made in Italy by Laminam.

Ardesia a Spacco is offered in two versatile, continuous colours, Bianco (white) and Nero (black) and a size of 1200 mm x 3000 mm. Mesh backing provides enhanced strength and durability for use on floors and walls in commercial or residential settings, the company said.

Crossville said the authenticity of the collection’s slate look is enhanced by variations in depth across the panels’ surface. The standard thickness of 5.6mm changes to 1.5mm across the surface to realistically mimic the dimensional properties of stone.

“The subtle splits make Ardesia a Spacco visually stunning,” said Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville vice president of marketing. “The way light plays over the real stone size and texture gives the panels a lot of depth and interest.”

According to the company, the depth nuances across the panels are achieved through some of the latest innovations in porcelain tile manufacturing technology.

“This collection is produced by Laminam in Italy using advanced manufacturing techniques,” adds Waldrep. “It represents the amazing advancement of what is possible for porcelain tile today.”

While Ardesia a Spacco aims to capture the look of natural slate, Crossville said the collection’s durability contrasts with the softer properties of natural slate.

As Waldrep explained, “True slate is brittle and not very resistant to elements, limiting its use as a material in many areas of application. With this new collection, designers can provide even the most demanding commercial projects with the desired style of slate.”

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