HD DIGITAL COLORED BODY PORCELAIN
MATTE / RECTIFIED
SEMI-POLISHED / RECTIFIED
|10x53 CHEVRON||4"×20" CHEVRON|
ISO 10545 – 2
FLOORS & WALLS
ANSI 137.1: DCOF > 0,42
DIN 51130: R10 (MATTE) | R9 (SEMI-POLISHED)
The Piemme development laboratory now draws inspiration from Ragusa’s “Pietra Pece” and offers it in four elegant ceramic variants, ranging from black to white and from grey to beige, and combining it with a home design style focused on the high-grade restoration of historic buildings, with decidedly contemporary inclusions.
Asphalt rock is a soft limestone impregnated with variable percentages of natural fossil hydrocarbons (bitumen). “Pietra Pece”, distinctive to the city of Ragusa, is a special Italian form of asphalt rock known for its unique colouring ranging from pale grey to dark brown and black; its fossils, veining and strong stippling give its surface character and depth of colour. Thanks to its workability, for many centuries it was central to the art and culture of the ancient part of Ragusa, known in past centuries as “Ibla” because its people, of Greek origin, venerated a goddess of that name. This slice of Mediterranean history, with its people and the special material they used to build their city over the centuries, now gives its name to a porcelain stoneware collection: Ibla.