About Atlas Concorde
One of the prominent brands of ceramic porcelain sintered materials available for architectural and interior designs is
Atlas Concorde. The company has the mission of providing its customers with solutions that are diverse and appealing. The company strives for achieving technical performance and has a record of 50 years in the ceramic business. As a product innovator, Atlas Concorde has played a role in the making of ceramic history.
Atlas Concorde is a brand that has been contributing to the world fo ceramics for decades as the following quote from their website states:
Founded in 1969, Atlas Concorde is the founder of the Concorde Group, the top Italian ceramic group in the world and undisputed leader of technological development in the industry with product and process innovations that have made the history of ceramics.
Atlas Concorde Porcelain Tiles
Atlas Concorde offers a number of materials with a variety of looks. The collections available feature an array of styles including:
- Wood Look
- Marble Look
- Stone Look
- Concrete Look
- Textile Look
- Colour Look
- 3D Wall Design
As you can see from the above list of collections, the products offered from Atlas Concorde have the appearance of many different materials. The list of porcelain tiles grouped by appearance is as follows:
Technology is so advanced these days that Atlas Concorde porcelain tiles can look just like wood, even though it is a
sintered material. Just look at all the options from Atlas Concorde.
Faux textures are achievable in the area of porcelain tiles. In fact, the ability to mimic all sorts of textures is possible; including natural leather.
The following collections list the names of the procelain tiles that resemble concrete surfaces:
- Artisan Cold
- Artisan Warm
- Deco Cold
- Deco Warm
- Wicker Dove
We already mentioned the fact that porcelain can be made to resemble a natural leather. However, porcelain tiles from Atlas Concorde also live in collections that copy textiles too.
- 3D Rice
- 3D Wicker White
- 3D Wicker Dove
- Pure Cotton
- Deep Fog
- Tan Burlap
- Brown Coffee
Atlas Concorde porcelain tiles can also look like natural marble stone and the list of colors in which the porcelain surfaces are produced is long. Check out the following collections:
- Corinthian Gray
- Corinthian Beige
- Calacatta Centennial
- Monument Cream
Just when you though the list was complete, we offer up the metal collections for you to scan. Though they are not extensive, it is pretty impressive that porcelain surfaces can be made to mimic sheets of metal.
Cork is a natural material that is appealing to some. Yet, the durability has much to be desired. With porcelain surfaces, you can have the look of cork without the fragility.
There are many types of stone that are used for hard surfaces. Additionally, several colors are available as well. Yet, even these are able to be duplicated using porcelain tiles for the floor and the walls.
- North Granite
- South Limestone
- East Bluestone
- West Quartzite
- 3D Rock Pearl
- 3D Rock Ivory
Colour Look Porcelain
Although visual texture is a key method to creating interest in hard surfaces, it is not the only way. Adding a bit of color to the design can pique the interest of onlookers.
Porcelain Wall Tiles by Atlas Concorde
The porcelain tiles above are all tiles designed for flooring. Yet Atlas Concorde also engineers wall tiles as well. These are available although they are grouped differently from the flooring tiles.
So we have covered the basic information about the company and the sintered material product lines. But what about information for those that are looking to begin fabricating, installing, or otherwise working with Atlas Concorde ceramic porcelain tiling? We will get into that next.
Tools for Fabricating Atlas Concorde Porcelain
If you are a fabrication professional that has been working with natural stone or even engineered stones like quartz, you may be inclined to just begin working with sintered materials too. After all, much of the same equipment used to fabricate natural and engineered stone is used for ceramic and porcelain right? Yes, and no. Yes, many of the machines that are used for natural and engineered stone are the same. But that is about where the yeses stop. What do we mean by that?
Although much of the machinery for stone can be used for sintered materials like porcelain, the workflow and even the tooling has different requirements. This is because sintered materials have specific traits that make them unique from other stone materials. Without getting into a long description of the differences in the workflows used, let's just state it this way; sintered materials are extremely hard and must be handled and cut using specific techniques to maintain their integrity and not crack or break. Make no mistake, these surfaces are extremely durable after installation. However, they must be installed according to best practices.
Another specific area in which working with Atlas Concorde porcelain surfaces is different is the tools used. The material is so hard, that a fabricator could wear out diamond blades faster than they need to if the proper blades are not used. Even worse, using the wrong blade on a piece of porcelain could damage the slab. So let's take a look at what the proper approach to blade selection is.
Diamond Bridge Saw Blades for Atlas Concorde
As we have already mentioned, cutting porcelain material requires a bridge saw blade that is engineered to perform well when cutting sintered materials. Since porcelain is a sintered material, the proper blades must be chosen and used correctly to get the best results. Why are special blades necessary for cutting materials such as Atlas Concorde porcelain?
Sintered surfaces like porcelain are very hard and are formed using intense pressure and heat during the sintering process. This creates a unique material with specific characteristics that give the material its benefits. The fact that the material is so hard means that it needs to be cut using blades designed for cutting it. We have developed a diamond blade designed to cut porcelain ceramic materials effectively. By researching and refining the blade design, we are able to offer
blades designed to cut porcelain ceramics effectively.
Tenax ceramic diamond blades offer the right combination of speed and durability that is needed to work with sintered materials like porcelain ceramic products such as those engineered by Atlas Concorde. Our diamond blades for cutting sintered materials with a bridge make clean cuts, they cut fast, and they live long.
Small Dry Cut Blades
Like the bridge saw blades, our smaller dry-cut blades are designed for cutting porcelain ceramic surfaces like Atlas Concorde porcelain. The thin blades means that it cuts the material and does not "knock" the edge off the slab as it cuts. As a result, it provides fast, chip-free cutting. The specially designed core is engineered to remain rigid while at the same time dissipating heat; keeping the blade cool.
So if you are looking to add Atlas Concorde porcelain ceramics to your repertoire, make sure you look into what recommended workflow and best practices are suggested by the company. Additionally, why not give one of our diamond blades a try?
Atlas Concorde Care & Maintenance
After you have the material installed, the focus of your attention will shift to another area. This might happen when you are preparing the surface for delivery or the customer might ask you the question; but it will most likely come up sometime after you have begun the project. The subject of cleaning, maintaining, and remove stains from porcelain ceramics is one that requires a bit of information. Let's look at two main aspects of cleaning porcelain ceramics in general, then you can use the knowledge when you learn about caring for Atlas Concorde surfaces.
The first aspect of cleaning porcelain ceramics is the daily cleaning routine. This is the wiping up and drying the surface after use. Most porcelain is cleaner friendly and can be cleaned with a variety of chemicals without hurting the surface. We always recommend that installers and fabricators become familiar with what Atlas Concorde suggests. We offer a line of products that are made for stone surfaces and other materials. Look into our line of
Lustro Italiano products. Give us a call to find out how you can become a distributor of these cleaning solutions to your customers.
Stain removal is another story altogether. This is often times a situation that requires something stronger. Hence, We have developed products specifically for removing various substance from porcelain ceramic materials; depending on the kind of substance and what works the best for it. These products are classified as stain removers and one is effective for
removing stains form Atlas Concorde surfaces. If you need assistance with which one to use, give us a call and we will help you find the proper solution.
In the long run, it can be very profitable for you to know how to effectively work with Atlas Concorde porcelain materials. And like most other things knowing a bit about the material is a good start. Yet, learning about the best workflow, which tools to use, and how to care for these surfaces is what will no doubt separate you from your competition.