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Hard Surfaces: Fondovalle

April 2019

This year’s Natural Stone Show will be joined at ExCeL, London, by a new sister show: Hard Surfaces.  From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, contractors, and specifiers alike. 

Wednesday 1st May 2019 will see a series of talks organised and Chaired by Tile & Stone Journal’s Editor, Joe Simpson. These sessions are free to attend and will take place in South Gallery Room 6, accessed from the back of the Hard Surfaces Show. Guarantee your seat at:

Exhibitors will include Fondovalle.  Combining design and function is a key driver of research at Fondovalle.  With this in mind, the MyTop collection breaks down the traditional view of porcelain stoneware for tiling only, by offering the revolutionary concept  of large slabs (measuring 1,630 by 3,240mm) which were originally  available in a 12mm thick version and now also include a 20mm option.  These extra-large slabs, featuring a mesh-backing covering the entire surface offer all the engineering and aesthetics of porcelain stoneware,  together with  greater  creative possibilities, opening up the field to new users and new uses alike.

Worktops, baths, wash basins and sinks, and tops for bathrooms and kitchens, tables of any shape and size, doors for furniture and containers, custom furniture ... these are just some of the uses that are calling out for MyTop. A valid alternative to natural materials, the collection offers all the long-lasting strength, hygiene, water-resistance, and easy-to-clean properties of porcelain stoneware.

Stone has also become part of this important project, with the launch of 20Pure, the new stone-effect option offering original looks and technology.  20Pure is the latest step in the evolution of MyTop, which now also includes a 20mm thick version with veining running throughout the tile body, the result of a cutting edge production process that, rather than using digital technology,  involves mixing the dry paste components with powder pigments, to create a through-colour product.

With 20Pure, the stone-effect material features continuous veining, running from the top surface to the edge surface, through the thickness of the slab, bringing out all the natural beauty as if carved from a single block. The stunning looks, combined with the advanced performance of porcelain stoneware, translates into a design that offers total practicality and freedom, without any limits to or precautions needed during daily use, which also means extreme versatility of processing and use, and unlimited creativity and planning.  These features earned 20Pure the ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award 2018.  More at:




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