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Posted on May 21, 2018 by Frank John Garcia in Tile


In May 2018, Stonepeak Ceramics, as part of Iris Ceramica Group announced the launch of their first production line in the United States dedicated to manufacturing 120”x 60” LARGE FORMAT PORCELAIN PANELS, known as“gauged” panels.

This monumental collection is the first large porcelain panel option of its kind made in the US.

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The production plant, located in the hills of Tennessee, is the first and only American tile manufacturer to produce large porcelain panels characterized by its minimal thickness between 6mm to 2cm thick. Through concentrated research Stone Peak invested in a specific type of technology to manufacturer these unique porcelain slabs in the U.S. Market, using the finest raw materials in combination with the newest manufacturing techniques. Gulf Tile & Cabinetry is proud to be a distributor in the Tampa Bay area for this new and exciting launch.

This monumental collection is the first large porcelain panel option of its kind made in the US. It provides a new source of inspiration to the design community; offering endless design options for floors, accent walls, kitchen islands, countertops, backsplashes, and other residential and commercial installations, including exterior applications. Handsomely proportioned, thin, large format tiles opens up new possibilities in the design world. Professionals agree that large format tiles convey a sense of greater space even in small rooms. The lesser interruption from distracting grout lines creates a clean modern flow and cohesive look in the home.

Technology keeps moving forward and we are in another transition period for tile. This is an “aha” moment in America, and we are ready for the endless opportunities now available at Gulf tile & Cabinetry. Come see us about this amazing new product!

StonePeak large porcelain panels offer many advantages:

  • 8 amazing new colors
  • Flexibility
  • Resistance to heat
  • Resistance to frost
  • Resistance to mold
  • Resistance to stain
  • Energy efficient
  • Continuous surfaces with minimal grout lines
  • Washable, non-absorbent solid surfaces
  • No VOCs
  • No artificial binders

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