With Like, Agrob Buchtal has launched a new tile series made of high-quality porcelain stoneware on the market in summer 2021, which can be used in many different ways: whether in private or public areas, on walls or floors, indoors or outdoors – the new collection always cuts an excellent figure. This variability and elegant large formats create ceramic coverings which visually widen rooms, convey sovereignty and coherently integrate the terrace as an outdoor retreat. The filigree 5×5-centimetre mosaic and the Tweed decorative element open up attractive possibilities for a charming architectural dialogue. The general visual impression of Like is a combination of the archaic charm of Industrial Style and the advantages of ceramic tiles.
The new collection does not demand attention in an obtrusive way, but discreetly prepares the ground – in a direct and figurative sense – for a wide range of design options. In this way, the restrained but definitely perceptible design leaves room for other materials and, as a veritable team player, creates the basis for holistic compositions. Five colours depicting different natural shades of grey support this philosophy and also allow a free choice of colours for furniture, fabrics, lighting, accessories and other parts of the interior.
Special design language
The special character and charm of this tile series is based on a well-dosed vitality, which is created by slightly iridescent nuances and pointedly applied irregularities in the finish. The designers of the series attached particular importance to an independent design statement, which is equally effective in all formats: from the filigree 5×5 centimetre mosaic to 30 x 60, 60 x 60 and 80 x 80 centimetres, right up to the particularly representative large format of 120 x 120 centimetres.
Merging indoors and outdoors
Like probably also is particularly interesting for those who want to turn the terrace into an outdoor retreat and integrate it into a coherent overall concept, who love consistent clarity and appreciate the advantages of a harmonious overall picture. The patio tiles of the series in the sizes of 60 x 60 and 120 x 120 centimetres allow representative outdoor areas and the seamless continuation of the floor covering to the outside – an advantagewhich is just as useful at home as in the hotel industry or outdoor gastronomy, for example.
Accents for walls and floors
Style and dynamism are conveyed by the Tweed decorative element, which picks up the very trendy herringbone pattern and implements it ceramically. It is supplied fixed to a glass fibre net on the back for convenient, speedy and precise laying. One element covers an area of around 30 x 30 centimetres, the size “overall” is 30 x 44.5 centimetres (see photo x). Tweed is equally attractive when used on larger surfaces or only partially, for example to highlight showers, to turn cloakroom niches into eye-catchers, to enhance wellness areas or foyers, to cover counters or to divide floors. The 5×5-centimetre mosaic has similar design advantages and functions. Due to its square geometry and filigree format, the mosaic is calmer, but still permits a discreetly elegant rhythmizing of defined areas. In this way, individual wall or floor surfaces can be created, because Tweed and the mosaic, just as the entire series, have the slip-resistance classification R10/B. The collection can therefore be used not only in private areas but also in areas where this property is relevant.
Ambience of the upscale kind
Like is predestined for forming a harmonious whole in interaction with other materials and for creating an unagitated, relaxed atmosphere. In short: these are tiles for living spaces – whether private, gastronomy, hotels, shops or public buildings – where the focus is on well-being and where people enjoy spending time.