Florim Tundra new ceramics collection


Florim Tundra new ceramics collection

Florim Tundra the Patagonia inspired

A ceramic alternative to the quartzite Patagonia, Florim has now added a realistic ceramic look to its collection, the Florim Tundra. Available in 6mm, 12mm and 20mm. Both glossy and matt are now available in the Florim Nature Mood Collection.

The Tundra is available as bookmatch slabs as a Florim Tundra A and Florim Tundra B slab. As you might know, this material is available for kitchen worktop use in a maximum slab size of 320x160x1,2cm (3200x1600x12mm). And for interior use and bathrooms also in XXL tile sizes. Because Florim ceramics is calibrated, you can match their different sizes. The following sizes are available:

  • 120×280 cm (48″x111″)
  • 120×240 cm (48″x95″)
  • 120×120 cm (48″x48″)
  • 80×180 cm (32″x71″)
  • 60×120 cm (24″x48″)
  • 30×120 cm (12″x48″)
  • 26,5×180 cm (101/2“x71”)
  • 20×180 cm (8″x71″)

R10B tile finish – anti slip

For Flooring use make sure you inform for the availability of R10B finish. This is always a mat surface. This is an anti slip tile that is less slippery when it is wet. Of course you still have to be careful.

In the example kitchen you see that a PITT cooking  looks very nice in this design.

The Florim Nature Mood Collection

The ceramic patagonia inspired look of the Tundra is only a part of the Nature Mood Collection.

There are more Marble looks in this collection, like the:

  • Florim Mountain Peak
  • Florim Glacier
  • Florim Rainforest
  • Florim Riverbed

Then there are also Ceramic slabs that have wood looks in the Florim Nature Mood Collection, like the:

  • Florim Plank 01
  • Florim Plank 02
  • Florim Plank 03
  • Florim Plank 04
  • Florim Plank 05
  • Florim Plank 06


The slab design of the Tundra

(Florim is known for their consistent production, but please keep in mind that these images are indicative)



Energy saving with a Quooker Combi

The Quooker system is an energysaving option for delivering boiling water. If you need boiling water several times a day, the Quooker system uses no more energy than a kettle. The reason for the low energy consumption of the Quooker system lies under the worktop, but how does this actually work? Because the question is, can you save energy with a Quooker Combi?

The Quooker Combi is a system that provides both instant boiling water and hot water for your kitchen. It is an energyefficient system that uses a small amount of electricity to keep the water in the tank at temperature. In this article, we take a closer look at the energy consumption of the Quooker Combi.

The Quooker Combi system consists of a tank that is installed under the sink, a faucet that delivers boiling water and a mixer that delivers hot and cold water. The tank is connected to the cold water supply and is heated to a temperature of about 110°C (230°F converted). The tank is insulated to keep the water warm and reduce heat loss. The mixer tap is connected to the hot water supply and can be adjusted to control the temperature of the hot water.

The energy consumption of the Quooker Combi system can be divided into two parts: the energy used to heat the water in the tank, and the energy used to keep the water in the tank at temperature. The energy used to heat the water in the tank depends on the amount of water being heated and the temperature difference between the incoming cold water and the desired temperature of the hot water.

The Quooker Combi system is designed to be energy efficient and only heats the amount of water needed. This means that there is no waste of hot water and the system does not need to heat up water left in the tank. The system is also designed to be quick and easy to use, meaning that the hot water tap does not have to run for a long time to get hot water.

Reducing heat losses

The energy consumption of the Quooker Combi system also depends on the insulation of the tank. The tank is well insulated, keeping the energy used to heat the water within the tank. This reduces heat loss and minimizes the amount of energy needed to keep the water in the tank at temperature.

The Quooker Combi system also has a standby mode, which reduces energy consumption when the system is not in use. When not in use, the system goes into standby mode, which lowers the temperature of the water in the tank to save energy. When the system is used again, it quickly reheats the water to the desired temperature.


The Art of Living, Editie 100: The Home Factory

About the project



Material Dekton
Color Sirius
Location Utrecht, the Netherlands
Project finish 2020 may

One of our most well-known projects was the delivery of Dekton in a 13th century mansion in the old city centre of Utrecht. The history of this building is impressive. It was built in the Middle Ages and has long been a bakery. After the baker stopped baking bread in 2004, the building remained empty for almost 15 years. During that time, it served mainly as a sleeping place for the homeless. In 2019, the building got a new owner who refurbished it. He created 6 unique lofts ranging in size from 200 to 270 square metres.

Historic buildings like this one offer many possibilities. In one of the lofts, the owner chose to partially remove the floor. In doing so, he wanted to emphasise the height of the building, and he succeeded. The ceiling is now 6 metres above the floor. The kitchen of this beautiful loft is located in the most sunny part of the house. The room is 5 metres high and 16 metres long. The kitchen itself is divided into three parts. The largest part contains a convenient kitchen block with an integrated stove and a black sink. In the middle of the kitchen, the worktop is being used as a bar to relax at after a long day at work. The end of the kitchen is used as a sideboard for the television. In this way, they create a multifunctional room that serves for optimal use of the available space.

For this project, we used Dekton Sirius. This material is very strong and has a slightly tangible structure. Two solid walls lower the worktop to the ground so that it becomes part of a larger whole. This gives the kitchen a warm and robust appearance.

Villa d’arte Selected : Buiten wonen by Houtdoor

About the project



Material Granite Nero Portoro
Location Almelo, the Netherlands
Project finish 2020 august

We do not only supply products for indoors. Of course, we do not forget the outdoor area. After all, that is just as important. Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly popular. Together with Houtdoor, we make the pleasure of cooking and living outdoors a reality. Today, being outside means so much more than just a barbecue. Outdoor kitchens are complete copies of their indoor counterparts. They allow you to enjoy every season in the open air.

The most commonly chosen material for outdoor kitchens is wood. Houtdoor is one of the few companies that uses wood from the western red cedar. This type of wood is of extremely high quality and stands for durability. It is often used in Scandinavian saunas because of its great properties. Oak wood is not to be forgotten. In Europe, this type of wood always carries a certificate, which stands for quality.

Building an outdoor kitchen may look simple, but it is certainly not. The wood behaves differently in every season. It expands during the cold winter months and shrinks under the warm sun in summer. Houtdoor’s special constructions ensure that this does not happen.

The kitchen in the pictures is made of the wood of the western red cedar. The whole is decorated with a worktop of quartzite Portoro from Brazil. A hard and strong stone that is ideally suited for outdoor use. The kitchen was made for Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen XXL in Almelo, the Netherlands.