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New Tiles for 2019 by Villeroy & Boch Extravagant wall and floor concept in concrete-terrazzo look – URBAN JUNGLE: Refined decorations for the green oasis at home

Press release   •   Sep 24, 2018 08:00 BST

Urban Jungle – life is throbbing in the modern urban jungle. Day and night, always active and mobile, breathless, everything is possible, any time and anywhere. But there is also a downside to this: Constant stress, inner restlessness and a feeling of overexertion fuel a longing for a place to relax, a refuge in which body, mind and soul can harmonise. A place in which to recuperate and recharge your batteries. It was with this in mind that Villeroy & Boch Tiles created the extravagant wall and floor concept URBAN JUNGLE: in the midst of the tireless atmosphere of the big city, it creates a green oasis of calm.

The design of the URBAN JUNGLE range creates a synthesis of the typically urban material of concrete, artisanal-looking terrazzo and a sophisticated décor featuring floral motifs and shimmering gloss effects in soothing shades of green. The result is fascinating: URBAN JUNGLE is so modern and contemporary, so minimalist and clear, and yet so gentle and relaxed, to an extent one would hardly expect from a tile concept. And this makes it perfect for individual designs – on walls and floors alike.

The floor concept made of vilbostone porcelain stoneware exhibits a novel interpretation of concrete, one enlivened by inclusions in a terrazzo look that is modern and natural at the same time.The matt finishes give the tiles a powerful depth effect, making the material textures seem very sculptural and almost three-dimensional. Select from among the four colours of light grey, grey, dark grey and greige to create a cool or warm look to suit your taste.

With the four formats of 30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm, 80 x 80 cm and 45 x 45 cm, URBAN JUNGLE opens up a variety of design and installation options. Also available is URBAN JUNGLE OPTIMA, in the three impressive large formats of 60 x 120 cm, 120 x 120 cm and 120 x 260 cm, which can be used to bring a seamless design to walls and floors: OPTIMA tiles create large and attractive ceramic surfaces with few joints, adding comfortable minimalism to the space. This is not only very aesthetic-looking but also brings an added plus in terms of ease of care. As the tiles are just 6 mm thick, their weight and overall height are so low that they are also ideal for use in renovations or for attaching to old coverings.

For outdoor installations, the URBAN JUNGLE portfolio also includes 80 x 80 cm outdoor tiles with a thickness of 2 cm. The design of these durable and easy-care tiles matches the 10-mm-thick porcelain stoneware, so the entire floor surface can be finished in a single look, indoors and out.

The range also features two porcelain stoneware decorations: A functional mosaic in 7.5 x 7.5 cm format on 30 x 30 cm mesh and particularly suitable for use in designing floor-flush showers, along with a multi-coloured, 30 x 60-cm strip mosaic mat made of segments in all floor colours that can serve as borders or to create accents on the floor or walls. Skirting tiles 7.5 x 60 cm and 8 x 45 cm in size, in all colours, complete the floor concept.

The wall tiles are made of nonvitreous and available in the formats 30 x 60 cm and 40 x 120 cm. The 120-cm length is ideal for tiling shower walls with little use of joints. Choose from among basic tiles in two bright colours, the cool white grey and the warm soft greige, which are attuned to the colours for the floor. The surfaces are slightly textured and exhibit a discreet used look with fine veining.

Highlights of URBAN JUNGLE are the expressive wall decorations. To match the two basic tile colours, there are two floral décors that exhibit the broad leaves of exotic plants reminiscent of palms or philodendrons: In the subtle tone-in-tone variations of white grey jungle and soft greige jungle, the high-quality lustre print finish creates interesting matt-gloss effects, while the expressive variations of wild jungle grey and wild jungle greige employ rich, green shades to create their effects. Both décors are available in the format 40 x 120 cm and can be laid individually as single décor pieces, as accents or as a strip. Because the design has no repeat, new connections and pattern combinations are created constantly.

Further decoration possibilities are offered by the décor tile green mix, the design of which is reminiscent of old ceramic tiles. The fine used look of the squares in harmonious green-beige tones and the fine matt-gloss effects of the lustre glaze give this decoration its special charm. The décor is available in both basic tile formats and can be laid either independently or in combination with the floral variation.

URBAN JUNGLE is a high-quality design concept combining the trend themes of concrete and terrazzo and interpreting these in surprisingly new and independent ways. The exclusive design and the extravagant decorations are perfectly suited for modern wall and floor installations in private indoor areas – particularly in the bathroom, which is transformed quite literally into a green oasis of wellness. But URBAN JUNGLE creates a relaxed, feel-good atmosphere even in fitness and relaxation rooms as well as corridors and living rooms. With URBAN JUNGLE, individual designs are also possible for hotels and shops, and in office projects, too.

URBAN JUNGLE product information:

Material:

Walls: Nonvitreous, glazed

Floor: vilbostone porcelain stoneware

Formats:

Walls: 30 x 60 cm, 40 x 120 cm, rectified

Floor: 80 x 80 cm, 60 x 60 cm, 30 x 60 cm, 45 x 45 cm (not rectified)

Optima tiles:60 x 120 cm, 120 x 120 cm, 120 x 260 cm, 6 mm thin

Outdoor Tiles:80 x 80 cm, 2 cm thick

Colours:

Walls: white grey, soft greige

Floor:light grey, grey, dark grey, greige

Finishes:

Walls: matt

Floor: matt

Decorative elements:

Walls:Décor tiles, 40 x 120 cm

- wild jungle grey, wild jungle greige

-white grey jungle, soft greige jungle

Décor tiles 30 x 60 cm, 40 x 120 cm

- green mix

Floor:Strip mosaic mat, 30 x 60 cm, multicolor in all colours

Mosaics, 7.5 x 7.5 cm, bonded to 30 x 30 cm mesh, in all colours

Special features:Skirting, 7.5 x 60 cm, all colours

Skirting, 8 x 45 cm, all colours

R9 slip resistance, porcelain stoneware 10 mm

R11/B slip resistance, Outdoor Tiles

V&B Fliesen GmbH

V&B Fliesen GmbH manufactures Villeroy & Boch brand-name tiles and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of ceramics. The company now operates in more than 65 countries. 650 people are employed at the company headquarters in Merzig and at its site in La Ferté-Gaucher. High-quality materials are used in the manufacture of sophisticated premium ranges for the bathroom, living areas and architecture.