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New Tiles for 2020 by Villeroy & Boch - METALYN: Novel metal-concrete interpretation and trompe-l'oeil décor - Tile concept for high-end private and commercial sectors

Press release   •   Sep 23, 2019 08:00 BST


Metal and concrete characterise contemporary architecture in a special way. They not only feature in the design of fronts and exterior views of modern buildings, but these materials are also used in interiors, where they create rooms with extravagant, purist atmospheres. The METALYN range by Villeroy & Boch Tiles adapts the effects of these two typical materials to create a look that is new to ceramics: the design interprets a symbiosis of urban concrete and machined metal plates.

The idea behind the METALYN concept relies on design and clarity. The basic tiles made of vilbostone porcelain stoneware come in the six harmoniously coordinated colours of silver, pearl, bronze, iron, steel and oxide. They can be used to create tiled surfaces that are expressive and calm at the same time. Thanks to the anodised look of the finishes, the result is a beautiful and softly metallic covering for the wall and floor – monochrome or in individual colour combinations.

The selection of formats with R10 slip resistance is impressive, too: All of the basic tiles are available in formats of 30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm, 80 x 80 cm and 60 x 120 cm. METALYN is also offered in the two 6-mm-thick OPTIMA formats of 120 x 120 cm and 120 x 260 cm; these formats can be used to create attractive ceramic surfaces with very few joints.

A special highlight is the multicoloured décor tile made of glazed porcelain stoneware to match all the colours. It permits exclusive wall designs but can be used on the floor as well. Available in formats of 30 x 120 cm and 60 x 120 cm, this décor can be laid as a strip, as an accent or for full-surface installation. The sophisticated geometric pattern of fine, rust-coloured diamonds and cubes creates a surprising trompe-l'oeil effect that presents each viewer with different and ever-new, three-dimensional shapes, depending on the incidence of light, the point of view and the mood. A slightly ‘used’ look adds to the special appeal of the décor.

Further décor options include a 30 x 60-cm cut décor with a linear striped structure, available in all six colours. There are also 7.5 x 7.5-cm mosaics in all colours that are bonded to mesh in a format of 30 x 30 cm and can be used for floor-flush showers, not to mention strip skirting in a 7.5 x 60-cm format.

METALYN is a sophisticated tile concept that enables diverse, individual designs in the top-end private and commercial sectors. Whether in the bathroom and kitchen, in the hall or throughout the living area, whether in a hotel bathroom, lobby, restaurant, boutique or shop – with its high-quality, enduring design and high slip resistance, wherever it is used, the METALYN range meets the highest in aesthetic and functional expectations.

METALYN product information:

Material:vilbostone porcelain stoneware

Formats:30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm, 60 x 120 cm, 80 x 00 cm

OPTIMA: 120 x 120 cm, 120 x 260 cm (6 mm thick)

Colours:silver, pearl, bronze, iron, steel, oxide

Finish: Smooth, matt

Decorative elements:Décor tiles with trompe-l’oeileffect, 60 x 120 cm and 30 x 120 cm, glazed porcelain stoneware, multicolour

Cut décor, 30 x 60 cm, porcelain stoneware, in all colours

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

Special features:Strip skirting, 7.5 x 60 cm, porcelain stoneware, in all colours

R10 slip resistance

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.