Tile Warehouse and one of the most highly regarded Italian tile and slab manufacturers, Ariostea, have worked together in partnership for over 20 years. Regarded as market leaders, Ariostea upholds the highest standards not only in technical production but also in keeping well in advance of product development in design and style. The entire factory has Greenguard certification, so for every commercial and residential building designers can attain Green Star or Homestar points using Ariostea’s products. Tile Warehouse is proud to partner with a factory that not only produces top-quality product and design but also cares about the environment.
Tile Warehouse stocks many items from Ariostea — from high commercial-use porcelains suitable for commercial kitchens, through to the stunning Marmi Classici range, one of the most visually stunning and accurate porcelain representations of marble, through to 1.5m x 3m slabs. These slabs are so realistic with a pure white background that when they are backlit stonemasons can’t even tell the difference.
Here are some of the latest trends coming out of Ariostea in 2020. There has been a definite nod to nature in their design in recent years which is in keeping with their core company values around creating healthy and beautiful environments.
This 1.5 x 3m 6mm slab is available in a polished finish only — staying true to the real agate that can be found in nature. The irregular contrasting bands of Agata overlap to create a pure representation of the real thing. The depth and opacity of this material make this product perfect for backlit applications and adds a little touch of luxury.
Ultra Crystal is Ariostea’s take on reinterpreting the fascinating mineral world with extreme sophistication. Available in three delicate shades that explore tones of grey and powder blue, the texture of the Ultra Crystal surfaces is characterised by the presence of crystallised areas and inclusions that add depth and bring out the material's natural stratification. Available in polished finish only, these stunning slabs are suitable for all internal and external cladding projects.
With 27 natural stone slab replicas, Ultra Marmi is one of the biggest collections of stone look slabs that can be found in any factory. Available in 1.5m x 3m with a 6mm thickness and frost-resistance, these are suitable for entire project applications, both internally and externally. From bathrooms to entire external cladding, these slabs are truly exceptional. Statuario Ultra in soft and polished finishes in stock now at Tile Warehouse. All colours are available on indent.
Another stunning and well-researched stone reproduction, Fragmenta really is one of the finest designs available. As certain stone quarries deplete, this range allows for the continuation and longevity of this particular style of stone for many years to come. Fragmenta will soon be in stock at Tile Warehouse in 600 x 600mm and 600 x 1200mm options in a few colours. This is full body with an R10 slip rating so perfect for all commercial and residential applications. The tiles are available in three finishes — soft, polished and structured.