Walker Zanger has debuted a new collection of functional glazed porcelain tiles that delivers durability and a luxury look at an affordable price.
The tile collection is designed for affordable projects, apartments, commercial spaces, and other high-traffic areas.
“Porcelain has certainly been on the rise as a popular material due to its durability and low-maintenance, which is extremely useful when you’re talking about high-traffic areas like university student lounges, hotel showers or food service areas,” said Jared Becker, vice president of design and marketing. “We found that it was difficult for architects to find a wider range of contemporary colors for their larger commercial projects, so we created Architek as a more affordable solution, backed by the Walker Zanger brand.”
Architek, the company says, merges practical design with durability. The color palette includes a blend of 12 blues and greys, such as azul cristal, bahama blue, charcoal grey, as well as black and white. The 4-by-12-inch tiles are available in both gloss and matte, allowing designers and architects to use either one solid color or mix and match the neutral shades to create a uniquely patterned gradient.
Made to withstand heavy use, the European-crafted tile is suitable for both walls and flooring in commercial and residential spaces such as bathrooms, steam showers, and pools.