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New Tiles for 2020 by Villeroy & Boch - FALCONAR: Concrete look, fine mesh structures and geometric décor - Wall and floor concept offers a perfect symbiosis of function and design

Press release   •   Sep 23, 2019 08:00 BST

A look at contemporary architecture makes it clear: in the field of urban interior design, a homogeneous concrete look often serves as the calm foundation of high-quality wall and floor designs in exquisite décors. That is why the new concept³ range FALCONAR from Villeroy & Boch Tiles has an on-trend interpretation of concrete that features a stylish design concept comprising geometric forms, honeycomb patterns and fine mesh structures. The result is a high-quality range of tiles that, thanks to state-of-the-art technology and surface finishes, is able to set new standards in feel and function.

The vilbostone porcelain stoneware floor tiles display a modern concrete look with a fine mesh structure. Their innovative new vilbotouch surface finish is pleasantly smooth and offers the R10 slip resistance that is desirable for so many areas of application. These tiles are available in the harmoniously coordinated shades of clay, opal grey and carbon. With the three modular formats of 30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm and 60 x 120 cm, the floor concept opens up a variety of tiling options that range from single formats to mixes.

The nonvitreous wall tiles, which are available in the formats 40 x 120 cm – ideal for use in shower areas – and 30 x 60 cm, have adapted the subtle mesh structure of porcelain stoneware to attractive effect. The combination of matt surfaces and fine shimmering lines gives the light ceramic in the colour pearl a soft-silvery hue of mother of pearl. The result is a special aesthetic appeal that can be seen, as well as felt.

The design of these expressive décor tiles fashioned from glazed porcelain stoneware takes the mesh structure and unites it with geometric patterns made up of hexagonal honeycomb structures. With its timeless used look, the décor is both modern and lasting, lending a touch of extravagance to any room. Available in the formats of 60 x 120 cm and 30 x 120 cm in colours that match the floor tiles, they can be laid on walls and floors – as rows, accent tiles or over large areas.

There is also a 30 x 60 cm cut décor in porcelain stoneware, in three floor tile colours, that is also conceived as a geometric mesh pattern. This opens up even more customised decorative possibilities for walls and floors. A 7.5 x 7.5 cm mosaic on a 30 x 30 cm mesh and strip skirting in 7.5 x 60 cm format, each of which is available in all floor tile colours, complete the concept.

The FALCONAR tile range – like its namesake, the lightweight Canadian aircraft – epitomises the perfect symbiosis of technology and design. The high-quality design concept's innovative finishes, structures and effects are both aesthetically pleasing and extremely functional. That is why FALCONAR is just as appealing for private areas as it is for the commercial sector: these high-quality tiles can be laid throughout the house – from the bathroom to the kitchen and hallway to living, sleeping and work spaces – as well as in hotel bathrooms and lobbies, restaurants, boutiques and shops.

FALCONAR product information:

Material:

Walls: Nonvitreous, glazed

Floor: vilbostone porcelain stoneware

Formats:

Walls: 40 x 120 cm, 30 x 60 cm

Floor: 60 x 60 cm, 60 x 120 cm, 30 x 60 cm

Colours:

Walls: pearl

Floor:clay, opal grey, carbon

Finishes:

Walls: Matt with shimmer effect

Floor: Matt, innovative vilbotouch finish

Decorative elements:Décor tiles with honeycomb structure, 60 x 120 cm and 30 x 120 cm, glazed porcelain stoneware, floor tiles of all colours

Cut décor, 30 x 30 cm, porcelain stoneware, floor tiles of all colours

Mosaics, 7.5 x 7.5 cm, bonded to 30 x 30 cm mesh, porcelain stoneware, floor tiles of all colours

Special features:Strip skirting, 7.5 x 60 cm, porcelain stoneware, floor tiles of 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.