Black and white is an incredibly strong iconic look. It treads an elusive path that straddles both traditional styling and contemporary chic. Our award-winning Antique Marble porcelain collection opens this classic aesthete to a wider audience.


Classical to Modernist Monochrome

Black and white tiles have ancient origins in classical Egypt, Greece and Rome. Their monochromatic style symbolised harmony, representing light and darkness held in perfect balance. From the cathedrals of the Middle Ages to the Palace of Versailles, black and white tiles were prominent right through into the 20th Century, when they were taken up in succession by the Art Deco and Modernist movements. The perfect definition of a style icon, they can now bring geometric drama to contemporary interiors.

Traditionally, black and white tiles are often used to define entrances and hallways, but interior designers are increasingly using them for other areas of the home too, including bathrooms, where they also make striking feature walls in showers or cloakrooms. In large open-plan, multi-purpose spaces such as kitchens and living rooms, patterned areas can be laid together with co-ordinating plains to define particular zones. Forming a direct connection between the classical world and today’s interiors, the simple geometry of black and white tiles defines them as a true modern classic, offering a wealth of new design potential.

Get the Look of Antique Marble

To achieve this monochrome look at the most cost-effective price, try Lapicida’s Antique Marble porcelain. New-generation porcelains are high-tech materials, which are thin, light and extraordinarily durable. They offer easily installed solutions for a wide range of projects. Non-porous and maintenance-free, they also work beautifully alongside natural materials including new and antique marble.

The Antique Marble porcelain collection offers six different marble effects: Nero Marquina, Grigio, Calacatta Oro, Macchia Vecchia, Arabescato and Bianco Carrara available in two formats: 1192 x 595mm at £59.00/M² + VAT and 595 x 595mm at £49.00/M² + VAT. There are also two marble-effect mosaics: 3 Dimensional in 260 x 260mm and the award-winning Basketweave in 315 x 315mm.

Antique Marble porcelain chequerboard floors in Arabescato and Nero Marquina (featured above centre and left) make for a striking combination. For a subtle variation on the theme why not create a black and grey floor using Nero Marquina and Grigio (above right).

Explore the possibilities

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