Rubble Tile Debuts a Concrete-Look Porcelain Tile with The Core Collection
The natural world is often the muse of choice for tile artisans, full of beauty and phenomena that inspire designs we’ve all come to love. But sometimes, great inspiration can come from humankind itself. The things we create can be just as beautiful as what came before us, from ancient materials to modern day innovations. Milestone has been struck by this inspiration and created a porcelain tile with the trending look of concrete for their newest collection, Core.
Taming A Concrete Jungle with Great Design
If you’re in an urban area, concrete is omnipresent. It’s beneath our feet, it’s within our vision – it’s so commonplace we don’t think much about it at all. But there is an organic simplicity created by it’s main component, cement, that can be visually absorbing.
Core takes the natural look of concrete and applies it to porcelain tile for a neo-industrial style which pays homage to modern cities. With this collection, Milestone incorporates the organic, flowing design elements that make concrete one of the most widely used building materials.
The Advantages of Porcelain vs. Concrete
While the presence of concrete can be a calming constant, it’s a material with plenty of natural variation. Concrete is a porous material and difficult to maintain a “like new” look over time. More importantly, the concrete industry heavily contributes to the production of carbon dioxide, one of the many green house gases flooding our planet. Milestone is doing it’s part by producing low-VOC porcelain with the aesthetics of cement.
Core is made of 40% recycled content and locally sourced, natural materials. It contains no VOCs, PVC, or Formaldehyde, unlike other common flooring options. On top of that, this porcelain is durable, low maintenance, and budget friendly. Core is frost resistant, slip resistant, and easy to clean. It’s superior to concrete both in terms of upkeep and in sustainability, making it a perfect fit for nearly all projects.
The Core Collection at Rubble Tile
The tile in this series comes in White, Light Grey, Dark Grey, and Beige. The sizes include 12×24 and a 2×2 mosaic mesh mounted on a 12 x 12 sheet. The minimalist color scheme and the two types of shapes give designers a lot of leeway when it comes to setting up installations as they please.
When in a city, concrete seems to be everywhere you look. However, Milestone’s Core porcelain tile is built to last, and designed with beauty in mind. It’s perfect for lofts, kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, or any number of commercial projects.
If you’re looking to use the organic feel and aesthetic of cement and concrete in your project, Core is the collection for you. Visit the Rubble Tile Showroom today to learn more!