Natural stones like marble, quartzite and onyx have been a longtime favorite for countertops and backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms, offering an organic statement in modern or contemporary homes. It is also known that these materials, while beautiful, can require a level of maintenance that isn’t for everyone or for every space.
To recreate the appearance of exquisite vein-cut onyx, Walker Zanger introduces Barcelona, a collection of large format porcelain tile made through innovative glazing technology and Italian artisanship. Barcelona has striking stone-like patterns, drawing inspiration from both nature and modernist architecture.
While Barcelona replicates the dramatic and contemporary aesthetic of onyx, the collection finds itself suitable for applications and environments that onyx can’t always occupy. Porcelain is heat, scratch and stain-resistant and absorbs less than 0.5 percent of water, making the material ideal for use in wet spaces such as bathrooms or outdoor patios. Its durability is also perfect for kitchens or high-traffic commercial spaces like restaurants, hotels and retail. Because Walker Zanger’s Barcelona is a large format tile, it also has less grout lines and is incredibly easy to clean. Barcelona’s low maintenance is an unexpected yet welcoming feature for the luxuriously designed tile.
Barcelona is available in four earthy colors: grey, sand, silver and ivory. The collection is offered in two sizes, polished or matte, or as four piece bookmatched tiles, providing a stunning practicality to any space.
See more of the collection at walkerzanger.com