Amongst architects or interior designers looking for reliability coupled with visual appeal, the Marmox Slicedstone range is increasingly being specified in areas that need dependable and durable performance, such as hotel bathrooms and wetrooms, sports and leisure complexes, spas & wellness centres – and recently, even a dog grooming parlour in Kent.
Marmox has long been known for the quality of its bathroom and wetroom solutions, from products such as its waterproof Multiboards to the highly adaptable Showerlay membrane. But while these are very up to date and modern options for new-build or refurbishment applications, it is the mosaic tiles that are truly a cutting-edge innovation from the British-based company, as a twenty-first century nod, to the mosaics of the ancient Romans.
Marmox’s Slicedstone Mosaic tiles are laser-cut from beautiful Indian sedimentary rock, backed with a decoupling waterproof membrane, ensuring the individual tiles are precisely spaced at 3mm for consistent neat grouting. The Slicedstone range is supplied in easy to handle rolls, which are 80% faster to install, require 60% less grout and come with a reassuring 10-year guarantee. With a choice of 10 beautiful finishes, the 4mm thick tiles’ faces have been treated with a clear Polycarbonate solution to create a stable surface that is waterproof, stain resistant, UV stable and allows for the easy removal of adhesive and grout residue after application.
The choice of natural looking finishes will appeal to specifiers of all persuasions, from the traditionalist to the Mies van der Rohe advocates of the modernist movement: the palette of stone colours consists of Bronze, Copper, Mars Stone and Sea Stone, Graphite, Autumn Leaf and Beige, as well as Slate, Lava Stone and Slate Lava Stone.
For even more freedom of design expression, Marmox offers a choice of tile sizes too, these being 25 x 25mm or 50 x 50mm; while the lightweight rolls measure 500 x 1000mm or the installer can opt for 300mm square sheets. In other words, Marmox has ensured infinitely variable design opportunities in its Slicedstone range of mosaics: the sizes can be mixed or matched, the colourways are the same and the mosaics can be applied to walls, ceilings, floors and shelving. Additionally, the tiling can be applied over all flooring substrates, including across underfloor heating.
Safety, or course, is an all-important consideration for every designer, in planning a project for the commercial/business client wishing to avoid litigation. The riven finish of the stone means that it can be used for non-slip steps as in the case of the dog grooming parlour or shower floors and flooring generally.
Lastly, for the specifier or specialist sub-contractor seeking guidance around installation and site preparation, Marmox is able to provide a full technical backup service, which can stretch from simple design ideas and tips on preparing the substrate, to extensive on-site support and guidance for both the residential and commercial sectors.