Natural irregularities are the typical characteristic of the new Jasba collection Liberty. They are ceramically interpreted in the form of attractive, slight signs of wear and scratches, fine patina, harmoniously nuanced shades, flowing contours of filigree branches as well as natural patterns. The lively and yet unobtrusive overall impression is a stringent design statement which is of great importance especially in private homes if bathrooms or also entrance and living areas beyond standard solutions are to be designed.
The new tile and mosaic collection Liberty (standing for freedom, independence) lives up to its name: instead of simple straights, smooth transitions and flowing lines characterize the design and lend the series its natural liveliness. Liberty has not been created with certain styles in mind but is impressive because of its sovereign originality. Thanks to the various formats and decoration elements, it can be used in diverse areas of application and thus offers immense scope for individual compositions.
Stylish combinations on the wall and the floor
The new creation consists of high-quality unglazed porcelain stoneware (floor) and earthenware tiles (wall) with a noble surface on which varying discreet gloss effects are visible. The basis for the wall design are earthenware tiles in the size of 25x75 centimetres in a muted grey. Their chalky, soft look in conjunction with fine hatchings sets delicate accents and underlines the effect of the two decoration elements: both the border Piano in the format of 12.5x75 centimetres and the 5x5 centimetres decoration Ligno pick up the subject of the natural irregularities and are characterized by their gently flowing lines inspired by the contours of branches.
Slip-resistant (category R9) porcelain stoneware tiles in the format of 37.5x75 centimetres and the colours black and mid-grey are available as floor covering. Wet areas walked on barefoot such as, for example, showers at floor level, however, require the slip-resistance category R10/B. For this, Jasba offers unglazed mosaics in the size of 5x5 centimetres with special Secura surface in the colours graphite and basalt. They harmoniously fit in the series and thus permit a stylistically consistent room design.
Good to know
All Jasba mosaics are thermoplastically glued on a fine but stable glass fibre net on the back and offered as ready-made sheets (31.6 cm x 31.6 cm inclusive of outer joint on all sides). With them, columns, curvatures and other organic shapes can be elegantly and easily provided with a tailor-made ceramic cladding. In addition, the glass fibre net on the back prevents the penetration of tile adhesive in the joints, whereby it permits a quicker and simpler laying compared to the variant with a film on the face side. According to tests carried out by independent institutes, mosaics thermoplastically glued on the back are also suitable for underwater applications such as swimming pools or whirlpools and for so-called permanently wet areas such as showers or pool surrounds.
Jasba-Liberty is provided with the HT (“Hydrophilic Tile“) coating already ex factory. This innovative solution is based on the effect of light and lends ceramic tiles revolutionary characteristics: they are extremely easy to clean, have an antibacterial effect without using chemical products and eliminate unwelcome odours as well as air pollutants. Thus, HT saves time and money and contributes to environmental protection thanks to the considerably reduced use of cleaning agents and disinfectants.