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The deVOL Journal

Lavello Porcelains

17th January 2017

By Sophie Mitchell

Ben and Emily have already given you a brief introduction to our new tiles (and if you follow us on social media you’ve probably seen a couple of sneaky peeks!), but I thought I’d properly and officially introduce our new range. Meet the Lavello Porcelain Stone-Effect tiles.

Whilst we love natural stone, we know that some customers want a bit more control over colour and natural variation, to make it easier to tie in with kitchen, furniture and wall colours. Also, with lots of busy families, something easy to lay and low maintenance is always going to be a winner.

So we hunted high and low for a tile which realistically imitated the look of natural stone (we saw some truly awful copies) that came in a large size tile, which so many of our customers are after. When we found this Italian range, we instantly knew this was the one. The tiles are 600x900mm in size and the colours are based on three of our most popular stones – the Dijon Limestone, Dove Grey Limestone and Light Jerusalem Limestone.

First up, the Lavello Taupe. This porcelain has been influenced by the Dijon Limestone, with warm mushroom, fawn and grey tones throughout. There’s also clever fossil and shell detail within the tiles, with ten different prints within each colourway, making them hard to distinguish from the real thing. A subtle texture across the surface of the tiles gives them grip and makes them really practical for kitchens, hallways or bathrooms.

Next, the Lavello Grigio. This tile is based on our Dove Grey Limestone, with delicate grey tones and quartz, shell and fossil detail coming through. The great thing about these tiles is they have a rectified edge, meaning they are really square and give a very clean, contemporary finish. Perfect if you want the look of natural stone, but the modern finish of porcelain. It also means you can get a really narrow grout joint, creating an almost seamless finish.

Last but not least, the Lavello Bianco. From the feedback we’ve had so far, I think this one is going to be super popular! For this tile, we’ve drawn inspiration from the Light Jerusalem Limestone, which we have laid on our showroom floor. Whilst it has the same beautiful, light tones, the Lavello Bianco is more towards the white/grey side of the spectrum than the cream/gold of the Light Jerusalem. I think it would look amazing in a sunny kitchen, with large French doors leading out to a garden beyond. The beauty of these tiles is that they can be used both outside and inside, so you could carry them through and unite the two areas to make the space look bigger.

An added bonus with these tiles is that they don’t need to be sealed, so they’re quick and easy to lay and there is minimal upkeep, just the usual sweeping and mopping. Simple!

I hope you love our new range as much as we do. We’d love to hear your feedback. We’re always on the hunt for new products, so if there’s anything in particular you’re looking for, do get in touch and we will try our very best to find something suitable.

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