Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Porcelain tile is a popular artificial building material that imitates natural stone. Despite the name, it does not contain granite, but only resembles it in properties. They make the material by pressing sand, clay, fireclay, spar and pegmatite, and then burn the mixture when temperature of 1300 degrees. This gives high strength tiles for facades, walls inside the building and floors. To pick up suitable artificial stone for decorating different buildings and premises, it is advisable to study the rating of the best manufacturers porcelain stoneware tailored to customer reviews and characteristics of the available goods.
- Rating of the best porcelain producers
- KERAMA MARAZZI
- Ceramika konskie
Rating of the best porcelain producers
|Rating of the best porcelain producers||1||Kerranova||5.0|
In the first place in the ranking we put domestic porcelain manufacturer Kerranova. The company’s factory is located in Samara, where the main office is located, as well as the show room, to customers could get to know the entire collection. In the halls stands and horizontal surfaces are presented to help see how the material will look after laying. Manufacturer offers porcelain tiles with different textures: onyx, marble, wood, dolomite, cement, leather. In the catalog you can find the products of the most Popular colors: beige, black, gray, white and brown. Customer reviews like the Madera range natural drawing of a natural tree on a stone.
Our experts rated the manufacturer as the best several reasons. The company has types of porcelain stoneware with anti-vandal properties – writing on them with a permanent marker easy to remove with a damp cloth. It is practical for galleries, schools and supermarkets. The manufacturer also has an interesting Pale collection. Wood combining concrete and wood. Tiles in bright colors imitate jellied concrete floor and bleached wood, which perfectly conveys Loft style.
- in Russia there are several showrooms (Samara and Moscow), where you can see the entire collection live;
- new collections of porcelain tiles are regularly released;
- large selection of porcelain tile sizes from 15×15 to 20×120 cm;
- the surface is filled with a penetration inhibitor dirt in the pores;
- rulers with different abrasion, for places with high and low traffic.
- there is no toll free number for customer calls;
- poor technical support;
- tiles with a length of 600-1200 mm must not be laid with an offset 50%.
The second place ranking belongs to Meissen Keramik, a subsidiary Cersanit brand. The company was built in 1863 in the city of Meissen, since there was a clay deposit nearby – fundamentals for production. Initially, the factory made porcelain, but then retrained in modern trends. In 2015 products became available in Russia, where a subsidiary is open company. Europeans control release and quality. IN the catalog presents a large selection of rulers: Bosco Verticale with trendy tropical print, Arego Touch with sand and earth shades of ocean romance reminiscent of sea waves and lace foam of a surf. The masters in the reviews report that the tile is heavy and Solid, cut clearly, without chips. We placed the manufacturer in rating due to the availability of the Vivid Colors collection. This is an unusual 3D tile with a pattern of wide leaves. High gloss surface and 3D images make the picture deep and natural. it ideal for decorating a living room, bathroom or other premises. The sizes of ceramic tiles 25×75 cm provide quick styling.
- strict quality control at all stages;
- wide range / wide selection of colors and textures;
- indelible drawing;
- porcelain stoneware thickness is stable regardless of batch;
- good value for money;
- high quality production materials.
- for the quality you have to pay the corresponding price;
- Available only at authorized distributor stores.
In third place ranking is domestic manufacturer whose modern plant is located in the city of Oryol. The company operates since 1988 and in 30 years managed to become a leader European brand. Italian style name not selected by chance – the company works closely with design studios in this country, so porcelain stoneware often conveys impulsive and hot notes. Recent collections contain especially much traditional ornaments and ethnic motifs. Production too is carried out on the Italian modern installations of Continua +, which helps reduce the amount of marriage. Buyers in reviews especially praise a product from a professional series with increased Dry performance Digital
Our experts put the manufacturer in the rating because It has a wide range of porcelain products. Company Directory contains over 3000 items of tile, mosaic and decorative details. Another brand produces porcelain tiles in the Maxi format 120×240 see, which provides quick finishing of buildings according to the system ventilated facades.
- porcelain stoneware production on Italian equipment;
- cooperation with European design studios;
- there is a catalog of finished projects;
- varied texture;
- there is porcelain tile in large sizes 120×240 cm.
- there are discrepancies in size;
- high price;
- increased fragility of the tile;
- hard to cut.
Our rating is continued by the manufacturer from Turkey, which is quite firmly entrenched in the domestic construction market. Company exists for about 30 years and produces porcelain tiles for decoration buildings outside and inside. Buyers praise in reviews polished tile, because despite its high smoothness, it retains increased traction with the sole, which combines beauty finishes and safety. Another Turkish manufacturer surprised everyone with its Dry Lux collection combining four types of processing at once surfaces: structuring, lapping, polishing and creating matte layer. It gives an exclusive design and helps create unexpected decisions during registration.
We included the manufacturer in the rating for two more reasons. Firstly, it has a large tile 120×240 cm, which is practical with accelerated decoration of facades or floors over a large area. Secondly, among the goods there is a unique type of porcelain tile with imitation marble. This makes the surface look richer and enhances product strength.
- 11 large collections;
- constant new developments;
- there are tiles under marble, concrete, wood and stone;
- frost resistance and durability of external porcelain tile for ventilated facades.
- high cost of individual items;
- mixed colors;
- You need to carefully choose in the store, because when delivered from Turkey may be chipped.
The fifth place in the ranking belongs to the Hexagon brand, which developed by ATEM in 2003. The manufacturer has purchased Italian equipment Sacmi and produces up to 22 million square meters of granite per year. In addition to finishing wall materials The company offers curbs and decors. There are collectibles products, ceramic panels and mosaics. Buyers in reviews note that this manufacturer has a good tile for clinker brick. In total, the company’s designers have developed up to 300 collections, including 800 color shades. A separate category is porcelain tiles in the form of handmade panels, where more than 50 are presented options.
Our experts liked the manufacturer because of the large the choice of hexagonal porcelain tile, for which he is listed in rating of the best. This form of decoration allows you to create an interesting a design that stands out from ordinary rectangular shapes. To choose this company’s porcelain stoneware stands for laying in bathrooms, pools and bathrooms.
- the catalog contains up to 30 sizes (large, medium and small tile);
- there is porcelain tile for any surfaces (floor, walls, external cladding of the building);
- there are textured types, matte, smooth, with imitation of skin;
- wide price range from economy to premium.
- you cannot buy a piece by piece – only a multiple of the packaging from the 11th units inside;
- a small selection of sizes of technical porcelain tiles.
In sixth place of the rating, Italon brand owned by Italian Concorde, a leader in porcelain stoneware. The manufacturer built one of its plants in Russia, which made Italian ceramics are more affordable for Russian consumers. IN in terms of design, the company adheres to an outstanding style, characteristic of Italian aesthetics. In Stupino updated 400 m² exhibition hall where customers can personally get to know the products. Unlike other brands in the ranking, Italon develops the concept of the One, providing ready-made solutions for the design of rooms in a common style. It helps better. navigate and find the finish according to your preference, for which manufacturer praised in reviews.
We added the company to the rating, because it leads in the number of new collections released. Only in 2019 the manufacturer introduced four lines of granite, among which: Floor Project with small flowers, Millennium with delicate stains on a beige background, Loft with smooth horizontal lines, and Surface, imitating black polished marble.
- there are hexagonal and quadrangular options;
- a large selection of decor for porcelain tiles (plinths, edging, reiki);
- rare sizes – 7×7 cm;
- Products are LEED certified.
- only one showroom in the country;
- outdoor porcelain tiles have a thickness of 2 cm when others manufacturers – 3 cm.
The seventh in the ranking is the domestic manufacturer, having a factory in Noginsk. The company was founded in 2001 and now produces up to 6 million m² of granite per year. Products have three main areas: Marni, Premier and Standart. In 2006, the company confidently mastered the production of rectified porcelain tile, which until that time was the prerogative of only foreign corporations. The use of a large fraction allowed to increase shape accuracy and caliber matching. Now among the goods of this brand can be met as a diverse technical decoration material (for floors in shops, corridors, workshops), and copyright collections for private interiors.
We included the manufacturer in the rating due to use advanced technology when creating a drawing on the surface porcelain tile. In addition to ordinary products for technical purposes, the company offers digital porcelain tiles with deep and volumetric patterned. This makes decorative elements more expressive and clear. Another new technology contributes to enhanced naturalness. texture of stone or other materials.
- charming design;
- there are goods for any areas of operation;
- high hardness of granite;
- variety of colors.
- there is a curve geometry – there is no flat angle;
- there is a tile with a broken plane (screw);
- it’s sometimes harder to grout to get a smooth surface;
- hard to cut.
The eighth ranking position belongs to the manufacturer from Valencia. The Spanish brand produces fairly high-quality products for Affordable price, therefore, has many positive reviews. Designers of the company try to follow fashion trends and regularly develop new collections. Among the latest issues Venis Mirage with marbled veins and Baltimore imitating natural wood. Manufacturer products are designed for installation indoor and outdoor, there is a large selection of porcelain stoneware for kitchen and bathroom. Buyers in reviews praise products without chamfer that allows you to quickly mount the tile without creating uniform gaps for seams.
We added the company to the rating because of the largest assortment. Unlike other members of the TOP-12, this manufacturer offers up to 5,000 products from porcelain tile. Those who want to find something unusual, definitely you need to start the selection in the Keraben catalog. For example, collection Vendome contains 32×37 cm hexagonal tiles that have a pattern with six triangles inside. It is difficult, creative and beautiful.
- Great price for imported products;
- the surface is easy to clean from dust;
- not difficult to cut;
- clear geometry is maintained;
- there is porcelain tile without bevels for fast laying.
- official site only in Spanish;
- increased fragility – beats during transportation and styling;
- purchased on order and must wait.
In ninth place is the rating of a manufacturer from India. Company Ikeramix is already well known in Russia and the CIS due to its affordable the price of porcelain tile and a wide selection of textures. Brand designers Now offer the following lines: Alaska with imitation of cold strokes on a light background, Canyon with a rock pattern, Perlite with coffee streaks creating a gemstone effect. For finishing floors in shops, hospitals and halls of other institutions a simple See Breeze line in gray tones is developed for whose surface is easy to care for. The shape of the tile is available with and without chamfer to create a suture and seamless finish.
Porcelain tile maker ranked due to development exclusive tile design in the Tornado series. This collection differs by the effect of wear on the stone structure, which at the same time stylish and increases the naturalness of the texture. Users in the reviews note that this line contains many color options from beige to dark brown, making it easy to match interior indoors.
- high print quality;
- strict adherence to geometry;
- the surface has an abrasion coefficient of PFI 4;
- relatively affordable price.
- dark porcelain is harder to make invisible seams
- Total collection has a very slippery surface;
- not a lot of collections.
Continues the rating of the Polish manufacturer, producing porcelain on the Italian equipment. By the number of collections the company is inferior to more famous brands, but there are a number in the catalog running rulers that will suit most tasks. For example, Amsterdam series looks great in the kitchen. Light colors can alternate with decor designed specifically for the thematic finishes (images of dishes, products and kitchen furniture). Ruler called Italia has embossed stripes and can be complemented frieze with small flowers, which is important for the bathroom and toilet. The manufacturer focuses on narrow forms of tiles 20×60 and 20×90 mm, and this simplifies installation and does not require frequent undercuts.
This manufacturer is rated because of the large quantity. positive reviews from masters who note high durability of porcelain tile and at the same time easy cut on the machine. The usual tile cutter will be able to cut both longitudinal and diagonal blanks. It’s not difficult to cut in such material and round holes for sockets.
- affordable price;
- strong tile even with a thickness of 3 mm;
- inside each series there are several color options to create your own style;
- enough frieze and decor to beautifully design perimeter;
- the plate is well cut.
- there is a mismatch in the size of the decor;
- there is a color difference from different parties;
- there are bumps on the back that spoils the uniformity seam.
The penultimate place of our rating is given to the manufacturer Grasaro. Despite the resounding Spanish name, the brand belongs domestic plant “Samara Stroyfarfor”, which since 2002 decided to retrain for the production of granite. But the Italians nevertheless had their hand in production, participating in the development of one from the lines of City Style. In this collaboration was implemented Monocolor technology, making the tile universal in application for various types of rooms. The company has its own line polishing, so among the products are Marno series with imitation marble and Travertino, reproducing the pattern of natural travertine. Buyers praise company for availability popular tile sizes 30×30, 40×40 and 60×60 cm. Recently the manufacturer introduced another size 120×60 cm, suitable to quickly fill a large area.
We rated the manufacturer for the variety offered. extravagant designs. In the catalog you can pick up porcelain tiles the rarest species with imitation of satin (fabric texture), volcanic stone, natural veneer or sand stone.
- affordable price;
- rare types of patterns and textures;
- wide selection of dimensions;
- there is polished and glazed porcelain tile;
- digital printing on equipment is involved in production VivaJet.
- it is difficult to remove protective wax (applied for transportation, so that the tile does not break);
- few options for the street (more for indoor use);
- in sunlight, visible on some surfaces divorces.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.