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Bullnose and Step-tread tiles can enhance your project both visually and practically. These details are often overlooked by our competitors, but here at PrimaPorcelain, we think they can be a great addition to any project. 

What is a Bullnose Finish?

The term ‘bullnose’ is used to describe a tile edge with a convex radius. This means its edge or surface is curved rather than straight. This finish creates a softer look and feel to the edge of tiles that would normally have sharp corners or edges. These tiles are often used to create smooth step edges or rounded pool edges but can be installed anywhere to achieve a subtle finish.

 

What’s the Difference Between Full and Half Bullnose?

  • Full BullnoseBoth the top and bottom 90° edges of a tile are machined down to create a completely rounded edge.
  • Half BullnoseOnly the top surface edge of the tile is machined down to meet the bottom edge of the tile.

Which Tiles Achieve the Best Results When Bullnosed?

The best tiles to bullnose are tiles with a smooth, flat surface. If the tile has an uneven or structured surface, the finished tile might appear chipped or imperfect.

Generally, lighter coloured tiles offer a more uniform, desirable finish because the inside of the tile is a closer colour match to the outside of the tile.

The best tiles to be bullnosed are “through body tiles” which have a consistent colour running through them from the surface to the base.

Step-Treads

Step-tread tiles are a requirement for some projects, particularly commercial projects because they offer additional grip and a visual marker on steps or stairs, meaning a slip or fall down is unlikely to happen. You could also use step-tread tiles to add an interesting aesthetic element to your outdoor staircase.

Step-treading is easily done prior to installing your tiles using a wet jet-cutter to add the required score marks. The grooves that are created can be filled with metallic strips, beading or a grip compound material, giving you lots of practical and aesthetic options.

Bear in mind that there is also an option to combine the two manufacturing techniques we have just discussed and have step-tread tiles bullnosed for an even more unique and safety conscious finish!

Please contact a member of the PrimaPorcelain team for advice on which of our tiles are better for bullnosing if this effect would complement your project, or to find out if step-tread tiles would be an appropriate addition to your project.

We have come to expect a lot of rain and snow throughout the autumn and winter months and many porous stone tiles emerge in spring looking a little worse for wear.

PrimaPorcelain products all come with a 10-year guarantee, are frost proof and have been given a unique slip resistance Grip Factor rating so you can purchase paving stones to withstand the many winters to come with confidence.

When you see this symbol on any of our products, it indicates the product has been awarded a Grip Factor of 5. This means the paving has a high-grip surface, reducing the likelihood of you having a fall in your garden this winter due to a slippery surface underfoot.

We have selected some of our favourite tiles that have a Grip Factor of 5, however many others also have this rating so be sure to look for this symbol when browsing tiles across the site.

Stoneware Tiles & Paving

Our Stoneware Collection combines the characteristics of real stone with PrimaPorcelain’s top-grade materials to ensure that these paving stones will look good and last all winter! Available in 4 colourways to suit any garden for years to come. Click below to shop the Stoneware Collection.

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Bolzano Tiles and Paving

These beautiful Bolzano tiles have a concrete effect that is perfect for indoor and outdoor flooring. They too are made of high-grade PrimaPorcelain that protects from frost and water damage. Click below to shop our Bolzano Tiles and Paving.

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If you have any questions regarding our tiles and paving, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 02920 803 756 or send us an email at info@primaporcelain.co.uk. Remember, for a closer look at any of our tiles you can order 3 FREE SAMPLES today.

Bring a touch of modern elegance to any indoor or outdoor living space with PrimaPorcelain’s range of contemporary tiles and paving. With a diverse selection of low-maintenance porcelain tiles and slabs, you are guaranteed to find a flooring option that provides a distinctly modern appeal that you’ll love. We have a wide-ranging collection of light, mid and dark stone tiles and slabs, that aim to not just modernise any space they’re used in, but to inject a rich touch of luxury. Our contemporary porcelain range consists of 6 different styles, inspired by stunning Italian landscapes, Bolzano, Siena, Milan, GenoaModena and Tirolo, guaranteed to bring the latest trends into your living space.

Bolzano

Our gorgeous range of Bolzano porcelain tiles and paving is available in 3 different colours and two different sizes, making them ideal a for a number of different environments and designs. Coming in White, Grey and Graphite, these porcelain tiles and slabs offers a diverse selection of shades and tones that are ideal if you’re looking for a specific look and feel for your living space.

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Siena

These porcelain paving slabs offer a variegated colour with an appealing natural-stone texture, perfect for adding a modern and glamorous touch to your exterior living space. With an authentic finish and appearance, these porcelain slabs not only look gorgeous, but they are also extremely low-maintenance, meaning your outdoor space will stay looking beautiful for years to come with virtually no effort. As this product is only available in a 20mm thickness, we recommend they be used outdoors only.

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Milan

Our stunning Milan porcelain paving slabs are available in two contrasting colours, guaranteed to bring an elegant feel to your outdoor space while serving as the ideal complement to any other chosen designs. Manufactured with a superior thickness of 20mm, these porcelain slabs are well-suited suited to any exterior environment and will continue to look good for many years.

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Genoa

These beautiful paving slabs are named after the port city in Northwest Italy and would not look out of place on a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. Perfect for the use within roofs and balconies, our Genoa porcelain slabs come in two contrasting colours, Cream and Grey, guaranteed to take your living space to the next level. As well as offering a natural Mediterranean feel, these contemporary porcelain slabs offer high levels of grip and resistance to fading, ideal for keeping your outdoor space looking stunning for quite some time.

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Modena

Our Modena porcelain range comes in two striking colours and thicknesses. Available in Platinum and Gunmetal, these porcelain tiles and slabs offer an exceptionally contemporary look to any interior and exterior living space. Their metallic styled appearance allows you to create a modern design that meets the requirements of all the latest flooring trends.

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Tirolo

These bright and beautiful contemporary tiles are named after the picturesque province in Northern Italy and are perfect for anyone looking to lighten up any indoor or outdoor living space. Featuring a linear design and bursting with a sophisticated feel, our range of Tirolo porcelain tiles and paving come in three light colours that will never go out of fashion, the ideal addition to liven up your living space for many, many years.

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As you can see, our collection of contemporary tiles and slabs come in an array of colours and looks, perfect for a number of different design ideas. With practically zero maintenance required, our contemporary porcelain products allow you to fully enjoy your living space without the stress and effort of having to keep them looking good. With the ability to be either traditionally installed using a suitable adhesive or via our revolutionary pedestal support system, you should not look any further than PrimaPorcelain when it comes to choosing your new flooring option.

If you have any questions regarding our range of contemporary tiles and paving, then please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 02920 803 756 or emailing us at info@primaporcelain.co.uk. For a closer look at our contemporary range, do not forget to order your 3 FREE samples today.

Our Forest range is the ultimate in wood effect porcelain tiles! We all enjoy the beautiful grains, lines and whorls in natural wood, but with such beauty comes all the flaws of such a natural and porous material. Low-porosity porcelain is a superb alternative for all sorts of spaces!

Forest Oak

We've some great variety in our Forest range, including:

  • Forest Oak - These stunning wood look tiles mimic the natural beauty of oak, with all the super-performance of our Italian porcelain.
  • Forest Grey Larch - These gorgeous grey tiles have a far more cool and contemporary finish, and would thoroughly modernise just about any space.

Plus several other options!

Basically, if you'd like to decorate your garden with beautiful porcelain tiles that look like real wood, look no further than our Forest range!

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Kitchen Floor Tiles Fushion Stone Grey

Fusion Stone Grey

Our porcelain products are just fabulous for a larger kitchen area because their light and multi-tonal colour scheme provides a clean, fresh finish that is often missing from carpet and wooden flooring options. Larger rooms can sometimes feel empty and echoey, with our large kitchen floor tiles you can rest assured your spacious kitchen will maintain a modern style while also looking homely. 

PrimaPorcelain has a huge range of kitchen floor tiles which are guaranteed to suit any large kitchen space. And, whilst they enhance the décor of any kitchen area due to their amazing styles and textures, they are also extremely practical. Porcelain is a great flooring material for kitchens due to its durability and low-maintenance quality, from spillages to scratches, your PrimaPorcelain tiles will stand the test of time. 

If you’re in need of some inspiration in selecting kitchen flooring, keep reading! This blog will showcase our exclusive range of large kitchen floor tiles, for kitchens that need a bit of wow-factor. We’ll show you how to give your kitchen a grand feel worthy of its title as “the heart of the home”. Whether you like cool creams, sparkling greys or something in between, we have the style to match your taste!

Large Kitchen Floor Tiles: Lighter tones

 Lighter tone flooring is more suited to those kitchens which décor is darker. Our porcelain in lighter shades adds a feel of style and modernity to kitchen spaces – its brightness also captures and enhances your kitchen space, especially if your kitchen décor is dark!

If your large kitchen doesn’t get much natural sunlight, selecting lighter coloured tiles is a great way of counteracting this. Here are a few of our favourite lighter toned flooring options:

Italian Limestone Vintage

 

Limestone Vintage

Italian Limestone Vintage

This chic and modern tile is perfect for larger kitchen spaces as it’s extremely easy to clean –  Ideal for large kitchens, as they can get very messy. Being slip resistant, Italian Limestone Vintage would be great if your kitchen area links to your outdoor space. Italian Limestone can easily be cleaned when you return from snowy, wet or muddy conditions – and great for furry friends! 

 

Forest Oak

 

Forest Oak

Forest Oak Large Kitchen Floor Tiles

Forest Oak

If your kitchen has furniture in cool décor shades, (such as white and grey tones), these Forest Oak kitchen tiles will look simply stunning. Forest Oak tiles add classic and homely vibes to your modern kitchen space, whilst still keeping it extremely contemporary. The juxtaposition in styles and colours make for a stylish, beautiful kitchen. These tiles are great if you'd like to have a real wood effect floor without the maintenance! 

 

Large Kitchen Floor Tiles: Darker tones

 

What’s great about darker toned tiles, especially in larger areas, is that they are more hard-wearing. What we mean by this is, they show less marks as darker tiles often have flecks of different colours; making them very practical. What’s not to love? 

Quartz Twilight

 

Quartz Twilight Large Kitchen Floor Tile

Quartz Twilight 

Our Quartz Twilight range is part of our middle colour range as their gorgeous marble effect project an array of grey, white and oak shades.  If you’re looking to add a real wow-factor to your large kitchen space, these floor tiles are your perfect match! They instantly add character to both modern and vintage style kitchens and their look matches pretty much any kitchen décor and interior. PrimaPorcelain’s Quartz Twilight range projects the beauty and class of natural-looking Piedmont Quartzite and are a must-have for you lovers of shiny, multi-tonal flooring.

Midnight

 

Midnight Floor TIles

 

Large Kitchen Floor Tiles

Midnight 

Italian Limestone Midnight is the best choice for darker kitchen flooring as they are extremely durable; we know how messy, busy kitchens can get sometimes! Our Italian Limestone range is also easy to install as they require no adhesive to lay. What’s more, they also require little to zero maintenance - making your life easier! 

What Large Kitchen Floor Tiles Will You Choose?

These large kitchen floor tile ideas show only a handful of the products PrimaPorcelain have to offer. If you’re looking to add the wow-factor to your large kitchen space, why not visit PrimaPorcelain to see our full range and order your free samples today!

 

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