- story by MaterialDistrict
U-Turn is a concept created by Fraaie Dingen (founded by Dutch designers Karin Nefs and Jeroen Peetoom). With U-turn it’s possible to create an unlimited amount of shapes and patterns with just one single tile. It does not matter how you position the tile, it will always fit. By rotating one tile it’s possible to create a new pattern. The U-Turn collection now has more than 20 different designs and is available as ceramic floor and wall tiles, soft carpet tiles and wall paper tiles.
The ceramic floor and wall tiles are manufactured by Art on Tiles with a special printing technique. This technique involves the printing of images under the glazing of ceramic tiles with ceramic ink. The tiles are digitally printed with photos or illustrations. The tiles are UV-resistant and can be used on floors and walls. Furthermore they van be used in wet environments, such as bathrooms. The floor tiles are especially suited for commercial and high traffic public spaces due to their special glazing. They are frost-resistant and as such they can be applied both indoors and outdoors. On request different finishes are available, such as anti-slip surfacing.