The varied tones and textures of natural slate are the inspiration behind Ceramique Internationale’s new tile collection, Era.

These large format 600x1200mm stone-effect porcelain tiles, by Italian producer Casalgrande Padana, have the subtle tactile quality of a sandblasted slate surface.

The Era collection is available in six earthy colours, each one tailored to appeal to UK interior design and colour trends, and with its own unique characteristics – warm grey Bruna; Bianca with pale grey cloud-like effects; Crema, featuring marble-effect white veining; versatile light grey Perla; minimalist Grigia with cool grey undertones; and dynamic dark grey Pepe.

The tiles are designed with anti-slip technology and wear-resistance, making them extremely functional and versatile as well as visually striking. They can be used alone or in a variety of combinations in bathrooms and kitchens, hallways and conservatories.

Peter Vann, Director at Ceramique Internationale, said: “These modern Era tiles combine stone’s natural charm with porcelain stoneware’s outstanding technical features.

“Their tactile quality and subtle colouring create a play of light and shadow on floors and walls. They are also extremely versatile and can be used in multiple combinations in a wide range of applications.”

More information on the collection can be found at