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Raku tiles by Orvi Surfaces are created with a unique firing technique

Raku tiles by Orvi Surfaces are created with a unique firing technique

Each tile is expertly hand-glazed, fired and rapidly cooled to display intense colours and unpredictable patterns. These splendid designs bring life, lustre, and a lavish individuality to any interior, says Sanjeev Agrawal, CEO & Co-founder, Orvi Surfaces.

How can tiles enhance the design value of interiors?
Being a focal point in home decor, surfaces set the look and feel for interiors. With countless options available in colour, patterns and textures especially with Orvi Surfaces, one can achieve the desired ambiance with the right choice in tiles e.g. contemporary, earthy or rustic. There is more to these tiles than what meets the eye as they instantly accentuate the grace and splendour of your living spaces. For smaller spaces, textured surfaces can give the illusion of a spacious room and make it look expansive.

For example, Raku tiles by Orvi Surfaces are created with a unique firing technique where each tile is expertly handglazed, fired, and rapidly cooled to display intense colours and unpredictable patterns. These splendid designs bring life, lustre, and a lavish individuality to any interior.

Terracotta tiles are resistant to mold and bacteria, do you feel in the current scenario they will re-emerge as one of the choicest materials for tiling purposes? What is the other option we have material wise?
Terracotta surfaces have been extensively used in architectural designs but most homeowners prefer the trending Natural stone surfaces instead of terracotta for urban homes. The quality and longevity of terracotta tiles are very difficult to deduce. The material is very porous and can absorb moisture quickly. It can also crack and deteriorate quickly if left unsealed. Also, the material can quickly absorb stains if not protected properly. Such issues are difficult to repair and will usually require replacements, in which case matching tiles are difficult to find.

With the unique craftsmanship at Orvi, the artisans and designers have innovated a material confluence between Terracotta, Natural Stone and Metal. These stunning surfaces highlight the earthy beauty of Terracota along with the stunning grace and timeless charm of Natural Stone and Metal.

What kind of tiles are best suited for royal and heritage structures?
Heritage structures must be preserved in their pristine state for future generations. Such buildings need to withstand many hazards like natural ageing, catastrophes, significant weather shifts, and high traffic. Therefore, it is advisable to choose surfaces that are nonporous, highly durable and look elegant for visitors. Natural stone surfaces such as granite work seamlessly for such buildings owing to their head-turning appearance and low maintenance. Limestone is an earth-friendly and super tough material that is available in a range of earthy hues from striking white to edgy black. Moreover, honed limestone tiles have inbuilt slip resistance which makes them safer than other options.

Apart from lobbies and museums, what are some of the apt spaces where tiles can be used for walling purposes?
Surfaces can also be a great accompaniment for bathroom walls, kitchen backsplash, and highlighter walls in modern houses and any other areas that need to break away from the boredom of plain floors and walls, or even just plain wood. They are also great options for areas that experience water and moisture, like bathrooms and kitchen sink backsplashes.

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