09.02.2017 - 2017 novelty / Flowing lines on the wall and the floor
Jasba-Liberty: natural irregularities ceramically interpreted

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.

HT coating
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.

Contact for Architecture and tile publications

Werner Ziegelmeier (Head of Public Relations)
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Contact for Interior design, hotel and housing publications

Evelyn Grau PR-Services
Mrs. Evelyn Grau
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Motif 1 (Picture source: Jasba Mosaik GmbH)

This design example shows the great versatility of the new Jasba collection Liberty. Rhythmically combined with the wall tiles in soft grey, the border Piano intentionally becomes a real eye-catcher. On the bathtub, on the other hand, it is convincing as attractive surface covering and conveys the visual impression of a seamless transition to the floor tiles of the same colour.
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Motif 2 (Picture source: Jasba Mosaik GmbH)

The main element in this bathroom example designed with the new Jasba collection Liberty is the ceramic mosaic in the format of 5x5 centimetres. The decoration Ligno was used both on the walls and on the washbasin. With its design characterized by gently flowing lines, it conveys discreet liveliness. Even the mosaic tiles with slip-resistant Secura surface (here laid in the shower at floor level) pick up the design features of the series Liberty and thus permit comprehensive room concepts.
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Motif 3 (Picture source: Jasba Mosaik GmbH)

Smoothly flowing lines visually subdivide the border Piano (here in black) into small rods resembling abstract filigree branches. Always after two branches, a fine “notch“ is incorporated by means of which the border can be easily cut into sets of two small rods - thus offering extreme flexibility of application.
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Motif 4 (Picture source: Jasba Mosaik GmbH)

The decoration Ligno (here in the colour basalt) makes the design principle of the new Jasba collection Liberty clear: slight signs of wear and scratches, harmoniously nuanced shades and filigree contours of branches produce an aesthetic pattern with a lively but at the same time unobtrusive look.
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