The Villeroy & Boch tiles shown are licence products from V&B Fliesen GmbH
Inspired by the silver-grey granite of Scotland
Aberdeen, the remote port city in the far north-east of Scotland, has the air of a landscape made of granite: Buildings in grey stone have determined the cityscape since the 17th century, giving it the nickname ‘Granite City’. The design of the ABERDEEN concept³ range features a fresh interpretation of the silver-grey granite from the former local quarries in wall and floor tiles. The resultant adaptation of natural stone in vilbostone porcelain stoneware and nonvitreous provides planners with scope for tiling designs both in interiors with a modern, purist character and also in more rustic settings.
The four expressive colours of the floor tiles are modelled on the colouring of the natural stone. Matt finishes and gentle reliefs make the finely detailed design authentic and contemporary. The wall tiles, which are also matt, and feature only a discreet granite character, are available exclusively in a light colour, which goes well with floor tiles of all colours. The lustre finish lends the nonvitreous interesting matt-gloss effects which are noticeable to varying degrees depending on the incidence of light and the angle from which the tiles are viewed.
The multi-format ABERDEEN architectural system range is suitable for both new buildings and renovation projects and covers a broad scope of functional and aesthetic applications in both the private and the commercial sector. Thanks to the vilbostoneplus surface seal, this porcelain stoneware is substantially easier to care for and more durable than real granite.