One of the reasons that porcelain tile panels (a relatively young product category often referred to as “thin tile”) is growing in popularity is its ability to provide nearly seamless installations. Because these panels come in extremely large outer dimensions that are measured in feet–not inches yet thicknesses that are just a few millimeters in depth, they cover large amounts of surface area per panel and are extremely versatile. The style they offer, uninterrupted by grout lines, is a great option both aesthetically and functionally. Here’s a project that exemplifies the advantage of this burgeoning tile category we discovered on Houzz, featuring a Laminam by Crossville Collection.
A beautiful and modern Detroit Lakes, Minnesota home is now the setting for an ultra-sleek steam shower clad in our Laminam porcelain tile panels.
Custom home builder Tomlinson and Sons of Detroit Lakes constructed the contemporary home, with designer Lynne Shears at the helm of this prized space and Ramsey Flooring, a customer of distributor RBC Tile & Stone,supplying the large format Laminam Filo porcelain panels. Ramsey Flooring owner Steve Ramsey also supplied the final drawings for the shower layout. Having recently attended our Crossville training program for installing these innovative panels, installers Paul and John Jacobson of Jacobson Tile and Stone, were well-equipped to handle the job, achieving a flawless installation with the panels that measure just over 3′ x 9′ in outer dimensions, yet only 3 millimeters in thickness.
Here’s a look at the fabulous results. Note the minimal, elegant style of the shower walls, as well as the subtle detail and texture of the Filo panels in the close-up photo. The nuanced details add interest to the sleek installation that offers uninterrupted tile style and functionality.