Tacarena floor tile 75x75cm by Pamesa Ceramica (Spain).
A porcelain floor tile with a smooth satin finish, frost-proof glaze and rectified edges. As a digitally printed stone-effect tile, the Tacarena imitates natural veined marble with characteristic parallel layers of brecciated stone. Unlike natural products, porcelain tiles do not need sealing or have the same inherent variation and impurities. The Tacarena is suitable for all domestic uses and light commercial applications.
A growing demand combined with modern manufacturing has lead to the availability of affordable large format tiles. Also known as XL tiles, or simply “big” tiles, they create an illusion of space in busy homes as bigger tiles means fewer grout lines. They are ideal for open-plan kitchens, dining areas, living rooms and conservatories. Large format tiles may require two people for fitting and should be back-buttered to ensure that suitable contact with the tile is achieved. We recommend trowelling the substrate with a thick solid bed trowel (usually 12mm).
As a rectified tile, the Tacarena is a tile which has been mechanically cut to an exact size. Both ceramic and porcelain tiles can be rectified but it is typically more common with large porcelain floor tiles. Tiles that are not rectified can have very slight variations in size so rectification produces exact facial dimensions with more precise and narrow grout lines when tiling.
Frost-proof tiles are an important consideration for rooms where the temperature may drop below zero such as utility rooms and conservatories. Tiles with a frost-proof glaze have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5% meaning they are ideal for such conditions. Tiles which are not frost-proof may absorb water which would freeze at zero and below, causing the tile to crack.
Pamesa Ceramica is one of Spain’s leading tile manufacturers having been in business for over 40 years. It aims to be the leading benchmark in the design, manufacture and marketing of ceramic tiles guaranteeing quality, value and customer satisfaction.
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