Aberdeen, the port city in the north-east of Scotland, has the air of a landscape made of granite: Buildings in grey stone have dominated the cityscape since the 17th century, giving this remote city the nickname ‘Granite City’. Inspired by the silver-grey granite from the quarries that once surrounded this city, Villeroy & Boch Tiles has developed ABERDEEN, the new architectural system range. With the contemporary interpretation of natural stone, its design an adaptation of the grey stones of Aberdeen, planners can create modern-minimalist and rustic room impressions alike.
The colours of the ABERDEEN range are based on their natural role model and interpret them in high-quality porcelain stoneware for the floor and in nonvitreous for walls. The floor tiles come in the four expressive shades of pearl, opal grey, tobacco and slate grey; they can be used to create both warm and cool atmospheres. The matt surfaces with a slight relief effect have a charm that is both authentic and distinct at the same time. The wall tiles, also matt, with a very discreet granite character are available exclusively in the light colour white pearl, which goes well with floor tiles of all colours. The finish in the lustre print creates interesting matt-gloss effects on the nonvitreous tiles that are perceived differently depending on the incidence of light and the beholder’s point of view.
The flooring concept for interior design comprises eight formats (7.5 x 60 cm, 15 x 60 cm, 30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm, 30 x 120 and 60 x 120 cm, as well as 40 x 80 cm and 80 x 80 cm), all with R10/A slip resistance and available for laying either in a single format or in a combination of different formats – on the floor and walls. Upon request, the formats of 30 x 60 cm, 30 x 30 cm and 15 x 15 cm are also available in various slip-resistant qualities of up to R12-V4, making them suited to use in swimming pools or sauna and wellness facilities as well. There are also 30 x 120 cm stair tread tiles with grooves to make step edges easier to see.
For outdoor applications, ABERDEEN includes 2-cm-thick outdoor tiles in 60 x 60 cm and 60 x 120 cm format, with R10 slip resistance. The design of these durable and easy-care outdoor tiles matches the 10-mm-thick porcelain stoneware, so the entire floor surface can be designed in a uniform style. Since the outdoor tiles can be laid not only firmly in a mortar bed but also loosely in a gravel and grit bed or with grout bags, they offer planners a suitable design solution for nearly any construction situation.
There are also three mosaics with R10/B slip resistance for use in building floor-flush showers or as a decoration: one classic consisting of 7.5 x 7.5 cm squares and a mosaic assembled from various formats in a brickwork-effect pattern. A 2.5 x 15-cm strip mosaic mat permits further decorative designs on floors and walls. The mosaics and the strip mosaic mat are bonded to a 30 x 30 cm mesh. 7.5 x 60-cm strip skirting can be used to create effective wall edges.
The comprehensive tile concept ABERDEEN can be used in new construction and renovation work alike. In the commercial setting, ABERDEEN offers numerous functional and aesthetic applications, for example in hotel lobbies, waiting rooms and entrance areas, on sales floors as well as in swimming pool and wellness facilities and the outdoor areas of restaurants or administrative and office buildings. In commercial and residential construction, high-quality designs for living and dining spaces, bedrooms and work spaces, hallways, kitchens and bathrooms, as well as terraces, balconies and garden paths, are possible with ABERDEEN. Thanks to the vilbostoneplus surface seal, this porcelain stoneware is easier to care for and more durable than genuine granite.
ABERDEEN product information:
Floor:vilbostone porcelain stoneware
Walls:33 x 100 cm, 30 x 60 cm
Floor:7.5 x 60 cm, 15 x 15 cm, 30 x 30 cm, 15 x 60 cm, 30 x 60 cm,
60 x 60 cm, 60 x 120 cm
30 x 120 cm, 40 x 80 cm, 80 x 80 cm
Walls: matt, ceramicplus
Floor: matt, slight relief
Floor:pearl, opal grey, tobacco, slate grey
Floor:Strip décor, 2.5 x 15 cm, bonded to 30 x 30 cm mats, in all colours
Mosaics, 7.5 x 7.5 cm, bonded to 30 x 30 cm mats, in all colours
Mosaics, various formats in a brickwork-effect pattern, bonded to a 30 x 30 cm mats, in all colours
Special features:Strip skirting, 7.5 x 60 cm, in all colours
Stair tread, 30 x 120 cm,with milled grooves as edge markings, in all colours
R10/A slip resistance, all formats
R10/B slip resistance, selected formats, MTO
R11/C slip resistance, selected formats, MTO
R12/-V4 slip resistance, selected formats, MTO
Outdoor Tiles:60 x 60 cm, 60 x120 cm all colours except pearl, R10 slip resistance
vilbostoneplus and CeramicPlus
MTO = made to order
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.