Portugal is the world’s 8th Largest exporter of floor and wall ceramic coverings and the 7th largest exporter of natural ornamental stones. With in-depth global knowledge in over 137 international markets, the Portuguese industry is distinguished by its strategic innovation, high quality, continuous R&D, sustainability and customization.
The Portuguese experience goes far beyond ceramics, tiles and stones. Portugal is also the world’s largest cork producer and exporter with 100% sustainable cork solutions, developing new construction technics and material applications that open a wide range of new possibilities, projects and business.
PORTUGAL. THE NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLE CHOICE.
Ceramic tiles, natural stones and cork solutions are the most eco-friendly construction coverings, with unparalleled durability and zero-waste manufacturing methods. Apply different patterns, schemes and surface styles with innovative designs to ensure a beautiful result in all your design decisions. Stay up to date with the latest trends for your residential and commercial projects.
WHY CHOOSE PORTUGUESE FLOOR AND WALLCOVERINGS SOLUTIONS?
Tile and ceramic’s inherent thermal mass reduces peak heating and cooling, which helps moderate temperature swings in your home or office with less work for your HVAC system and more energy savings for you and your clients. You can also find new solutions for thermal and insulation challenges that combine the durability and style of ceramics with the performance of cork.
RECYCLING & REUSE
New solutions that combine cork, natural stones and wood sourced from recycled materials are developed every day. Plus, once the life span of the project ends, these materials can then be reused or recycled generation after generation. These natural materials are also more resistant and hold exceptional finishes, applications and patterns for your innovative designs.
Green design demands green materials at source. The culture of innovation, continuous R&D and highly specialized teams in the Portuguese industry guarantee resistant and environmentally friendly greener solutions, adding significant value for your projects and developments.
Ceramics, natural stone and cork are nonflammable by nature, reducing smoke in case of fire, mitigating flame spread and not expelling toxic fumes like synthetic materials. This is the natural way to add more safety, quality and comfort to you project decisions.
New innovative materials and solutions with ceramic, natural wood and cork avoid exposure to harmful contaminants found on other surface solutions. The hypoallergenic flooring option of ceramics or natural stone is inert and resistant to dust and other harmful pollutants that cause a variety of health problems.
CORK: THE WATER-RESISTANT SOLUTION
Like ceramics, tiles and stones, you might not know that cork is also water-resistant. There is a thoughtful reason to explain why cork is used as a bottle stopper and as a great flooring solution: Cork contains millions of cells in each cubic centimeter which may be mistaken as absorbent fabric. However, these cells also contain suberin, a natural fatty substance that prevents that almost no water retention is made within its cell. Cork is a natural, beautiful and water-resistant material that can add significant value to your projects and developments.
Portugal’s historical experience with natural stone refers to the most emblematic buildings and pavements, which have contributed for hundreds of years to the knowledge that is rooted in Portuguese companies.