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Villeroy & Boch Tiles New Products 2018 - Collection Hudson

Press release   •   Sep 25, 2017 08:00 BST

Series Hudson

A comprehensive floor concept for indoors and out

HUDSON: A tranquil sandstone effect in modular colours and formats

Villeroy & Boch's new HUDSON floor range takes its inspiration from the expressive charm of natural sand paintings and landscapes. This select design captures the delicate grain of sand surfaces, which are then authentically reinterpreted in ceramic. The result is convincing: with its warm, gentle colours, subtle shading and homogeneous yet convincing sandstone structure, worked in a delicate relief, HUDSON has a natural, timeless appearance. The unglazed vilbostone porcelain stoneware range is perfect for tranquil, understated surface designs in modern architecture.

The HUDSON colour scheme includes four natural shades: the warm white sand and sand tones and the cooler colours with warm background nuances, clay and volcano, bring a homely, minimalist atmosphere to any room. With nine different formats, including one OUTDOOR TILE format with a thickness of 2 cm, the range is a comprehensive architectural concept, comprising everything from slim tiles to square and rectangular large-format tiles and offering planners the perfect solution for any design or combination.

The range features tiles in 7.5 x 60 cm, 15 x 15 cm, 15 x 60 cm, 30 x 30 cm, 30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm, 30 x 120 cm and 60 x 120 cm formats.

HUDSON comes in different surface finishes and non-slip class R9 to R11/C for the broadest possible range of applications.

The tiles with a rough-polished surface and R9 non-slip rating are available in 30 x 60 cm and 60 x 60 cm formats. All formats come with matt finishes that offer non-slip class R10/A. The 30 x 60 cm and 60 x 60 cm formats come with an R10/B slip rating. The 15 x 15 cm, 30 x 30 cm and 30 x 60 cm formats are also available with non-slip class R11/C and therefore ideal for swimming pools, saunas or wellness facilities.

In addition, the HUDSON range includes a 7.5 x 7.5 cm mosaic on 30 x 30 cm mesh, a 2.5 x 15 cm decorative strip mosaic, large-format 30 x 120 cm stair tiles with milled grooves along the front edge for use in public and semi-public projects, and 7.5 x 60 cm strip skirting.

The HUDSON portfolio is completed by OUTDOOR TILES with a thickness of 2 cm in white sand, sand and volcano in 60 x 60 cm format. The design of these hard-wearing outdoor tiles coordinates with the vilbostone interior porcelain stoneware, creating harmony across all floors and an elegant continuity between indoor and outdoor styles. The OUTDOOR TILES are colour-fast, light-fast and weather-resistant, and thanks to their vilbostoneplus surface finish, are also resilient to dirt and easy to clean. As an added advantage, the tile edges are precisely cut to allow particularly aesthetic tiling and narrow joints. OUTDOOR TILES can also be laid in the conventional manner in a mortar bed, loosely in a gravel bed, on pile foundations or mortar bags, making them a practical, elegant solution for almost any situation. Furthermore, the tiles come with an R11/B slip rating and are therefore perfect for all wet area applications, especially swimming pools and pathways through wellness facilities or sauna gardens.

With its minimalist yet natural sandstone design, the HUDSON range makes a striking feature in areas requiring a timeless aesthetic, rendered in hard-wearing, easy-to-clean materials, such as prestigiously-decorated public and semi-public areas like hotel foyers, hallways and office buildings, showrooms, shops, guest rooms and sanitary facilities in the hotel and hospitality industry. Its high slip resistance also makes the HUDSON range perfect for swimming pools and wellness facilities. In addition, HUDSON makes an attractive yet functional floor covering for outdoor areas or transitions between indoor and outdoor areas, such as entrances and stairwells.

HUDSON product information:

Material: vilbostone porcelain stoneware, unglazed

Formats: 7.5 x 60 cm, 15 x 15 cm, 15 x 60 cm, 30 x 30 cm , 30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm, 60 x 120 cm

Finish: Relief-effect/matt, relief-effect/rough-polished

Colours: white sand, sand, clay, volcano

Decorative elements: Strip mosaic mat, 2.5 x 15 cm, bonded to a 30 x 30 cm mesh and available in all colours.

Mosaics, 7.5 x 7.5 cm, bonded to a 30 x 30 cm mesh and available in all colours.

Special features: Stairtread, 30 x 120 cm, with grooves as edge markings,

in all colours

Strip skirting, 7.5 x 60 cm, in all colours

Non-slip class R9, 30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm

Non-slip class R10/A, all formats

Non-slip class R10/B, 30 x 30 cm, 30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm, mosaics

Non-slip class R11/C, 15 x 15 cm, 30 x 30 cm, 30 x 60 cm


OUTDOOR TILES: 60 x 60 cm, 2 cm thick

white sand, sand, volcano

Non-slip class R11/B


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 80 countries. More than 700 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.