The LifeArq from Natucer, a Tile of Spain manufacturer, is a porcelain wall system. The collection is available in four formats: Bamboo, Ivy, Scale, and Channel. Bamboo's narrow columns can be grouped together to create a sunshade. Available in five colors—frost, dark, crimson, yolk, and gem—are sizes including 3-1/10" by 11-1/2" and 3-1/10" by 2-4/5". Ivy (shown here) measures 2-1/5" by 7-1/10" and can be stacked using an internal steel support structure. Scale, which is 13-4/5" by 3-9/10", is a siding with gently overlapping edges and is available in frost, lead, grizzly, and dark. Channel, also a façade application, is available in 2-1/2" by 14-1/5", 3-1/2" by 14-1/5", and 4-1/2" by 14-1/5". spaintiles.info
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