In shopping venues

They are buildings destined to address different worlds, different cultures and different needs. Large spaces that increasingly define the geography of cities, the direction in which we are heading and interaction models. Large malls or shopping districts no longer only consist of shops, but also of offices, restaurants, gyms, sometimes of hotels and various centres.

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Salam department store, Doha, Qatar - KERLITE 5plus BLACK-WHITE - KERLITE 5 plus CLUNY 

Design is therefore an activity that can go beyond a mere statement of functionality and that can be used for commercial visibility purposes, which is why it is important to draw on established schemes for the division of spaces and to create focal points. Since shopping centres are now part of a clearly defined landscape, architectural design is responsible for giving buildings an attractive appearance and transforming shopping centres into benchmarks of quality, embracing an architectural concept that shapes civil life.

In order to choose the right materials in an informed manner, it is necessary to start with a careful analysis of the target environment and the work conditions to which the surfaces, once installed, will be subjected, and to then select the types that best meet their respective technical and aesthetic needs.
 

The very nature of these environments and the variety of functions that characterize them require design solutions that are increasingly geared towards flexibility and customization, offering a wide and diverse spectrum of conceptual solutions to choose from. And that is not all. Highly frequented public environments, such as those in which trolleys are used, are characterised by very high levels of mechanical stress, especially on the surface. They also undergo high chemical stress, not only due to the risk and frequency of contact with aggressive substances, but also, and above all, due to the need for fast and effective cleaning, which involves the use of methods that are particularly energetic from both a chemical and mechanical standpoint.

Ceramic collections which are based on exclusive aesthetic research, as well as those with excellent technical features and performance, are widely used in public spaces, both for flooring and for various wall and surface coverings, which feature textures that embrace sophisticated colours, original material influences and products with a three-dimensional structure that can strongly characterize every single environment. Similar considerations can be made for Kerlite slabs with a large and very large format (up to 100×300 cm and 120x260 cm) and reduced thickness (up to 3 mm), which are also used as coordinated finishing elements for furnishings, customised composition elements and architectural volumes, applied in various contexts.

Moreover, since these public places are particularly sensitive to hygienic and sanitary requirements, since they are very crowded, it is essential to opt for new-generation tiles with integrated anti-bacterial and anti-odour systems that are able to guarantee high levels of cleanliness and hygiene.

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Shipping and logistics are still operational.

Italy, as well as many other countries around the world, is engaged in an aggressive battle against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

In order to keep the number of infections to a minimum, the Italian government has declared the temporary and limited closure of many manufacturing industries.

Nevertheless, certain activities related to the supervision of continuous production plants, such as the ones used in ceramic tile manufacturing, together with the preparation and shipping of stock materials have been permitted.

Therefore our warehouses and shipment departments remain fully operational, in full respect of the recent regulations imposed by the relevant authorities. Our staff will therefore continue to prepare and load merchandise, observing all of the necessary health and safety precautions.

Thanks to the remote working technologies that have already been implemented, all other sales supporting activities as well as your commercial and administrative contacts remain available, as always, to handle your requests.

We therefore wish to inform you that even during this manufacturing standstill, it is still possible to place orders, consult stock availability, request information, and pick up goods from our warehouses.

25/03/2020