Coral Matt Beige multiuse stone-effect tile 80x80cm by Yurtbay Seramik (Turkey).
A glazed porcelain floor tile with a matt finish and rectified edges. Using high-definition inkjet technology and digital printing, the Coral Matt Beige imitates natural honed travertine without the inherent variation found in natural products. Travertine is an Italian limestone marble named after the Roman city of Tibur (modern-day Tivoli) which the Colosseum in Rome is built of. Natural travertine can be cross-cut or vein-cut depending on how the blocks are sawn when quarried. This tile imitates cross-cut travertine meaning the natural veining is avoided when cut which produces a clouded appearance which has been honed.
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).
A rectified tile 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.
Yurtbay Seramik was founded by Zeki Yurtbay over 50 years ago as a brick and roof tile manufacturer before turning to ceramics in 1995. Yurtbay manufactures and distributes tiles under a single brand name and now exports tiles to over 50 countries.
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