Tile of Spain manufacturer Inalco won an honorable mention in the 2014 KBCULTURE Awards Surfacing category for Slimmker tile.
Slimmker by Inalco is a half-inch-thick porcelain slab comes in sheets that measure approximately 5×10 feet. It makes countertop installations seamless. According to KBCULTURE:
The most difficult part of the job might be selecting which of the ten colors and two finishes to use.
KBCULTURE is a highly regarded and selective online review of international products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design, produced by Leslie Clagett, a well-known industry editor and author. This is Tile of Spain’s fourth KBCULTURE win.
About Slimmker: For the kitchen and bath, there are always exciting new products to share. In 2012, Inalco was the first company in the world to bring textures and relief patterns to its large-format slimline Slimmker tiles. These slim tiles allowed greater flexibility for walls, backsplashes and countertops in porcelain. At CEVISAMA 2014, Inalco launched a 12mm (1/2”) thick ceramic slab measuring 1500x3000mm (4.9’x9.8’). Available in 10 colors with a natural or bush-hammered finish, it’s a step forward for thin tile countertop ceramic surfaces.
The new size allows for better utilization of the surface, as well as reduced waste. For instance, one large slab can be utilized for two full countertops.
Tile is an exceptional counter surface material as it is 100 percent natural and recyclable. Porcelain has near-zero porosity, making the product hygienic, stain resistant, easy-to-clean and impervious to chemicals. The product is also wear, scratch, heat resistant and its all-natural colors do not vary when exposed to UV rays. Additionally, the thin product is lightweight and easy to install, making it suitable for virtually every indoor and outdoor home surface.