ISLIMM: 6MM-THICK BIG FORMATS
What are Slimmker tiles?

Islimm by Inalco-Logo  is the Inalco brand name for all its series of 6mm-thick slimlineand bif formats.

Islimm by Inalco-Logo  series are more environmentally friendly, lighter and hence easier to handle.

See Inalco’s Islimm by Inalco-Logo  collections.

What formats do Inalco’s ISLIMM come in?

Inalco’s 6mm-thick Islimm by Inalco-Logo  come in several large formats, ranging from 50x100 cm to 150x300 cm.

What finishes do slimline ISLIMM come in?

Inalco uses the latest technology in the production of its slimline Islimm by Inalco-Logo tiles, creating models with a natural-look, bush-hammered, and matt and high-gloss polished finishings, even in the case of its largest formats (150x300 and 100x250 cm).

Can ISLIMM pieces be used on floors?

Islimm by Inalco-Logo pieces can be laid on both wall and floor surfaces, providing that the tile-laying guidelines in the manuals available in the Technical Guides section of Inalco's website and in the videos on our Technical Videos section.

Even so, some collections have a design conceived for use on walls. If you are not sure if this is the case, send an e-mail to correo@inalco.es.

What are the advantages of Inalco’s ISLIMM series?

Islimm by Inalco-Logo has a lot of advantages:

  • Relief patterns and textures on slimline large formats of up to 150x300 cm. Inalco was the first company in the world to apply relief patterns and textures to large slimline formats.

  • A multitude of finishes, including a natural-look, polished, bush-hammered and non-slip finish.

  • Formats of up to 150 x 300 cm, making tile joints a thing of the past by replacing them with continuous surfaces.

  • Because these are slimline tiles with a thickness of just 6 mm, Islimm by Inalco-Logo is easy to cut or to perforate.

  • Because the tiles weigh less, they are easier to handle and lay.

  • Energy savings are made because fewer resources are required in the manufacturing and transportation processes and less ink and packaging is needed.

  • A more sustainable, eco-friendly product.

Can ISLIMM pieces be laid on top of existing floor coverings?

Thanks to the reduced thickness of Inalco’s slimline Islimm by Inalco-Logo tile collections, these tiles are ideal in refurbishment projects for use on top of existing floor coverings.

For its laying, check the Technical Guides and Technical Videos sections of the Inalco's website.

Can ISLIMM porcelain tiles be used on façades?

Inalco’s large-format porcelain tile series are perfect for use on façades. Thanks to their designs and technical characteristics (high durability, high resistance, low maintenance, energy savings,...) they offer numerous advantages when used to clad façades or in other architectural applications.

For further information, check our Façade Manual.

ITOP: 4, 6, 12 AND 20MM-THICK SLABS
What is ITOP?

ITOP by inalco are innovative surfaces for countertops, worktops and for cladding furniture with thicknesses of 4, 6, 12 and 20 mm that combine cutting-edge materials, large format 150x320 cm and a high design appeal.

What can ITOP be used for?

ITOP by inalco increases porcelain tile´s uses and applications, allowing its use as furniture fronts, countertops and table tops; as well as backplashs or any other use that a professional can imagine.

What is ITOP Countertops?

ITOP Countertops is Inalco’s range of 6,12 and 20mm-thick porcelain slabs in a large 150x320cm format.

Available in a wide range of different colours and visual finishes, ITOP Countertops ensures stylish designs expanding the use possibilities of porcelain tiles.

Check  ITOP by inalco collections.

What is ITOP Fronts?

ITOP Fronts is Inalco’s range of 4mm-thick porcelain slabs in a large 150x320cm format mainly conceived for use as cladding furniture. ITOP Fronts come in different colours and visual finishes so as to ensure stylish, trend-setting designs.

See the ITOP by inalco Catalogue.

What benefits do ITOP slabs offer in comparison with other countertops?

ITOP by inalco porcelain slabs offer numerous benefits:

  • They are stain resistant.

  • They are easier to clean and care for.

  • They are heat resistant.

  • They are scratch resistant.

  • They are very hygienic.

  • ITOP Solutions slabs are very resistant to the wear and tear that comes with use.

  • They are resistant to frost and ice and low temperatures.

  • They are resistant to ultra-violet rays.

  • They are resistant to impacts and have a high bending strength.

  • They have a high bending strength.

  • High resistance to thermal contrasts.

For further information, see the Benefits of ITOP section.

Is ITOP by Inalco an eco-friendly product?

Inalco products are eco-friendly, since part of the company’s philosophy is to use pollution-free manufacturing processes and to work toward a sustainable environment.

INALCO’s environmental policy can be summarized in the following points:

  • The reduction, re-use and recycling of all waste in the same production plant. INALCO porcelain tiles are made of between 40 and 50% recycled materials.

  • The optimized consumption of resources in both the manufacturing process and in all the company’s other departments.

  • The reduction of emissions. INALCO controls and filters all atmospheric emissions and it promotes strategies to reduce greenhouse gases so as to help comply with the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol.

  • H2O IPLUS Full Digital technology introduces water as base for inks and glazing decoration. Products with an outstanding resolution are obtained without generating polluting emissions, and water consumption is reduced during the production process with savings of water up to 70%. Also, a greater use of resources using 100% inks are obtained while minimizing the generation of waste.

For more information, see ECOINALCO section.

Are ITOP slabs resistant to impacts?

ITOP by inalco porcelain slabs are highly resistant to impacts by everyday objects and utensils (everyday items found in kitchens, restaurants and laboratories).

Are ITOP Countertops porcelain slabs stain resistant?

ITOP by inalco slabs do not need any special care or cleaning products. Stains can be cleaned away with water or common cleaning products. They are not affected by substances like solvents, detergents, bleach, oil, vinegar, or citrus juice, providing that these stains are cleaned away within 24 hours.

For further information, see the Benefits of ITOP by inalco section.

Are ITOP Countertops porcelain slabs scratch resistant?

ITOP by inalco slabs are scratch resistant, thanks to their highly resistant surfaces. Even so, chopping boards should be used to chop or cut food in order to conserve the beauty of their surfaces and their design.

For further information, see the Benefits of  ITOP by inalco.

Are ITOP slabs resistant to high and low temperatures?

One of the main features of porcelain tiles is their low water absorption rate of less than 0.1%. This makes them ideal for use in outdoor areas (terraces, ceramic façades, ..) where there might be sharp changes in temperature, including rain,frost and ice.

Can ITOP slabs be used outdoors?

The ITOP by inalco collections are made of porcelain tile material. Thanks to their low water absorption rate of less than 0.1%, they are ideal for use in outdoor environments subject to frost and ice.

Do ITOP slabs fade in colour with the passage of time or through exposure to sunlight?

ITOP by inalco slabs are resistant to ultraviolet rays and so their surfaces are colourfast, even when used outdoors.

For further information, see the Benefits of ITOP by inalco section.

Are ITOP slabs hygienic?

The surface of ITOP by inalco porcelain slabs is non-porous, thus preventing the build-up of bacteria or mould. This means that they are food grade.

Is the bush-hammered finish a problem when it comes to handling food?

The Bush-hammered finish is no problem when it comes to handling food. Indeed it is even more scratch resistant than the natural finish, although we always recommend the use of a chopping board for cutting food.

Can ITOP slabs be cut or perforated for use in specific locations?

ITOP by inalco slabs can be cut or drilled for use anywhere, providing that the right tools and techniques are used.

See ITOP by inalco Countertops Technical Guides and Technical Videos sections.

IBASINS BY INALCO
What is iBasins?

IBASINS a new series of products aimed at offering architects and interior designers another tool in the creation of projects with a high added value. These free-standing washbasins have all the technical benefits of the company’s other products: they are resistant to knocks, scratches and thermal shocks, they are easy to clean, and because they have a nil water absorption rate, they are very hygienic and prevent the growth of bacteria.

How many designs does Inalco Basins line have?

Inalco Basins has been initially launched with the Hydra model, available in two formats (117x43 cm y 60x43 cm) and five finishes: Larsen Super Blanco-gris Natural, Petra Crema Abujardado, Silk Camel Natural, Senda Gris Natural and Storm Negro Natural.

Thanks to its elegant design and choice of colours, this is a very versatile washbasin, combinable with all Inalco’s other collections for design projects with a well-balance harmonious appeal.

CUTTING AND LAYING
How should Inalco porcelain tiles be laid?

To ensure long-lasting tiled wall or floor surfaces clad in Inalco tiles, some basic tile-laying guidelines must always be followed in the case of both its 10mm standard-thickness and 6mm-thick slimline ISLIMM tiles.

For further information, consult the Technical Guides and Technical Videos sections of Inalco's website.

How do I cut Inalco porcelain tiles?

Cutting Inalco porcelain tiles on site is easy, providing that professional tools are used, such as a radial arm saw or manual tile cutter. To carry out cuts, easy-to-follow basic cutting recommendations should be followed.

For further information see the Cutting Guide for porcelain tiles.

Can ISLIMM porcelain tiles be cut in the same way as standard-thickness ones?

Yes, Islimm by Inalco-Logo porcelain tiles can be cut in the same way as standard thickness porcelain tiles.

For further information, consult the Technical Guides and Technical Videos sections.

How do I perforate Inalco porcelain tiles?

Inalco porcelain tiles can easily be perforated to create covers for inspection hatches and light or pipe connections or for any other use.

The instructions found in the Cutting Guide should be followed.

Is it necessary to leave tile joints between porcelain tiles?

Tile joints are the separation left between adjoining ceramic tiles. They serve to absorb any expansion or movement in the substrate due to temperature changes or slight structural movements. It is important to remember that substrates on which ceramic tiles are laid should always be clean, stable and level.

A tile joint of at least 2mm should be left between the tiles, using spacers and self-levelling wedges to make sure that the tiles are properly aligned, with a joint of the same thickness.

Is it necessary to grout Inalco porcelain tiles?

Porcelain tiles must always be grouted, both for aesthetic reasons and to avoid pathological risks (damp, fungus etc.).

Grout for porcelain tiles of a similar colour to the tiled surface should always be used, suitable for the place where the tiles are laid (indoors, outdoors, wet areas etc.).

A wide variety of grouting materials are available nowadays (waterproof, deformable, anti-acid etc.). Depending on the type of product, the manufacturer should specify the waiting time that is needed from the time that the tiles are laid until they can be grouted.

Always observe the necessary setting times and remove all surplus grout, taking care not to wait too long after the specified setting time.

Important: When grouting polished porcelain tiles, do not use ‘lamp black’ coloured grout due to the micronized carbon used to make it, since it will penetrate the surface pores of polished porcelain tiles and thus be very hard to remove.

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
How should porcelain tiles be cleaned?

Once porcelain tiles have been laid and grouted, after the required setting time has elapsed, the surface must be properly cleaned to remove all cement or grout residues. For this purpose, a slightly acidic detergent like Deterdek by Fila or Acid Cleaner by AKEMI should be used that does not give off toxic fumes or damage the grout, tiles or surrounding areas.

If porcelain tiles are laid on floors and the building work there has not concluded, the tiled surface must be protected with sheets of cardboard to avoid any direct contact with building materials, tools, machinery etc.

To remove atmospheric dust from porcelain tiles, just clean the surface with a dust mop or dry cloth. Do not use wax-based products or polishes.

For further information, see the Cleaning Guide.

Do porcelain tiles need any kind of special maintenance once laid?

Once they have been laid, porcelain tiles do not need any kind of special maintenance. Due to their composition and firing temperature, they are almost impervious.

Once they have been properly laid, it is vital to remove any surplus cement or grout, using specific products.

For further information, see the Cleaning Guide.

INALCO'S ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
What is ECOINALCO?

EcoInalco is Inalco’s public commitment to the environment and to society. It encompasses all the human and technological resources directed at preventing the impacts of its activities, together with ongoing reviews of the processes and investment needed in order to work toward sustainable development.

For further information, go to the ECOINALCO section of the website.

What are ECOINALCO´s main features?

Inalco´s Environmental Policy (EcoInalco) can be summarized in the following points:

  • The reduction, re-use and recycling of all waste in the same production plant. INALCO porcelain tiles are made of between 40 and 50% recycled materials.

  • The optimized consumption of resources in both the manufacturing process and in all the company’s other departments.

  • The reduction of emissions. INALCO controls and filters all atmospheric emissions and it promotes strategies to reduce greenhouse effect gases (GHG) so as to help comply with the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol.

  • Innovation and technology.

Do ISLIMM porcelain tiles contribute to the obtainment of LEED points?

Yes, by using ISLIMM porcelain tiles, up to 10 LEED ISLIMM points can be obtained.

For further information, see the LEED Points in the ECOINALCO section.

What is the H2O Full Digital technology?

Inalco is the first company in the world to have introduced H2O Full Digital Technology. This innovative water-based technology allows for the creation of collections with an outstanding resolution, as well as being sustainable and environmentally friendly.

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