DTILE loves tiles.

Very much so, and we also love the pattern created by tilework. If it was up to us, the world would be completely tiled. The problem is that tiles are flat, but the world is not.

For practical reasons, it is often necessary to mount “wall furniture” onto the tile work (a toothbrush has to be stored somewhere, after all).

We designed tiles that bring the dream of a tiled world leapt one step closer.
Welcome to the world of DTILE.

 

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About the designers

In 2001 Arnout Visser, Erik Jan Kwakkel and Peter van der Jagt designed tiles which could tile the world. It turned out that the tiles were easier to design than produce.

Erik Jan and Peter travelled around the world to find a factory that could make them. No-one could, but they didn’t abandon their dream to tile the world. In 2010 they bought their own machine and after a year of experimenting, improving and perfecting, they succeeded in their quest.

The tiles could be made. After this success, they founded Dtile in 2011 and never looked back.

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Museum purchases, publications, awards

Dtile is not just a unique building material, which can used to cover almost anything, but is also considered, by some, to be good design. This is why it is widely acclaimed both at home and abroad. It has won many awards and features in the permanent collection of several European design museums.

 

Publications:
Dutch Design van de 20ste eeuw, De Gelderlander, Items, International Designers Yearbook, The New York Times, The toolpub, Wallpaper, Droog Design Spirit of the Nineties, Commitment, Simply droog, 101 woonideeen, Elle wonen, De Architect, Eigen Huis en Interieur, Elle, De Gelderlander, MAN, De Volkskrant, Villa d’Arte, Form, Hauser, DOMUS, ZOO, Intramuros, Numero, Ottagono, Detail in Architectuur, Project+, Installatie, Frame, Material World, NRC

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download awards (pdf, 3MB)

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kroonBATHROOM DESIGN AWARDS 2004
HONOURABLE MENTION
kroonGEMEENTELIJKE KUNSTAANKOPEN 2004
STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM
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4sterrenELLE WONEN
4sterrenNEW YORK TIMES

DTILE is a tile-system

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Dtile is a system which allows any space, object or surface to be fully tiled. Dtile covers the surfaces in a blanket of tiles, with a single, unbroken grid of tilework. This is possible because the DTILE collection consists of flat-, construction-, and function-tiles.
Dtile can be used in almost any conditions – on floors or walls, inside or out, wet or dry, domestic or industrial. And where white tiles are inappropriate or undesirable, colour tiles can be used.

 

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Function Tiles

Function Tiles live up to their name. They integrate a function into a tile so that the tile pattern will not be disturbed by a drain plug, shelf or knife magnet. We are continually developing our range of Function Tiles and welcome any suggestions or requests. No function is too obscure to be integrated into a Function Tile, so please contact us to discuss.

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Construction tiles

If the world is to be covered under a blanket of tiles, the blanket had better be three dimensional. The construction tiles make this blanket of a continuous tile pattern possible.

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Colours

The Dtile colour palette was inspired by that used by the Dutch Old Masters and it perfectly complements the product collection – clear, timeless and very Dutch.

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5_prussia6_night7_hering8_sky
9_grass10_sea11_fava12_dew
13_dandelion14_almond15_sand16_ivory
17_firefighter18_chestnut19_plum20_skin

What are the possibilities with Dtile?

When people think of tiles, they often initially think of bathrooms and of course Dtile is ideal for that. But we want to tile the world, and Dtile’s frost-resistant stoneware is safe and practical for use almost anywhere in the home or workplace. Saunas, car washes, fireplaces, cafeterias and espresso machines are only the beginning.

 

Have a look at: kitchens / bathrooms / objects professional kitchens

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Kitchens

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Bathrooms

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Objects

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Professional kitchens

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Design quality

Of course, we think our tiles are beautiful – but we are not the only ones. Design professionals and architects across the world use Dtile because they see the fantastic opportunities for making beautiful spaces with our system. For example, Phillip Starck worked with Dtile for his restaurant “Ma Cocotte” in Paris, and Droog Design used Dtile for its “Hotel Droog” in Amsterdam

 

If you would like to know more about our projects and collaborations, please see our Pinterest and Facebook pages – like and follow us to stay informed.

cupELLE DECO BEST IN KITCHEN DESIGN
cupGELDERSE VORMGEVINGSPRIJS 2001
kroonBATHROOM DESIGN AWARDS 2004
HONOURABLE MENTION
kroonGEMEENTELIJKE KUNSTAANKOPEN 2004
STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM
4sterrenWALLPAPER
4sterrenELLE WONEN
4sterrenNEW YORK TIMES

Everything is possible with DTILE

Dtile is suitable for almost anything and applicable almost anywhere. From entire pavilions to items of furniture, from shower trays to fireplaces, from saunas to kitchen work tops. Outside or inside; on the wall or on the floor; in the home or at the workplace – anything really is possible.

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Hygiene

Dtile is great for areas where hygiene is important. The tiles are durable and highly scratch-resistant, so cracks that accumulate bacteria are a thing of the past. When used with the special grouting, the tiles are completely waterproof – making them really easy to clean and maintain.

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Safety

Wet rooms can be dangerous places. Dtile floor tiles meet the stringent anti-slip standards, but any accidental slips will have much less dramatic consequences thanks to our rounded corners.

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The financial case

While Dtile is a high quality, beautiful, practical and durable system, it also brings some financial advantages over traditional tiles.

Dtile solutions can remove the need for some kitchen / bathroom components which would have to be purchased separately if using traditional tiles. For example, sinks, shower trays, baths and furniture can all be replaced by Dtile. This can result in a significant saving.

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I like Dtile – what next?

Working with Dtile is not difficult if you are an interior professional or competent Do-It-Yourselfer. However, if you are neither – or if you are but would just like to discuss things – feel free to contact us at any stage of this process. We are passionate about our tiles and we are always happy to work with clients and customers and help them on their journey. We have plenty of experience using Dtile and we love to share it!
There are 5 steps to using Dtile.

inspiratie

step 1

Inspiration

read more >

ontwerpen

step 2

Designing

read more >

uitwerken

step 3

Dimensions

read more >

kopen

step 4

Ordering tiles

read more >

tegelen

step 5

Building & tiling

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Getting inspiration

The possibilities with Dtile are endless – this website shows a small selection of what we’ve done, but you can see many more of our projects and ideas for Dtile on our Pinterest page. Please have a look to get some broad ideas of what you like.

 

Have a look at our pinterest

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Designing

Once you have decided what space (or object, or surface) that you want to tile and you have an idea of colour, it is time to design.

 

Sketchup is a free-to-download design tool used by interior professionals. We have developed a Dtile Sketchup Template which incorporates all Dtile products for you to drag and drop into your mock-up.

 

If you are already a Sketchup user then you can download the template here. Instructions are here.

 

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If you are not a Sketchup user and don’t want to be – no problem. Just contact us and we can make a draft design for you. We will need the dimensions of the space you want tiled and some idea of your preferred colours and inspirations (either from this website or from our Pinterest page). Of course we can also come up with some ideas for you.

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Dimensions

Now the design is complete, the precise dimensions of the space to be tiled and the number of tiles required need to be calculated.
If you are using Sketchup, then the software will calculate this from your measurements.

 

If you are not using Sketchup, then feel free to contact us and we shall gladly help you.

preparation

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the surfaces can now be prepared for tiling. This can often involve the use of reinforced foam as an intermediate layer between the wall and the tile. The foam is waterproof and shrink-proof and provides a perfect fixing surface for our tiles. Any objects (e.g. for a stand-alone kitchen block ) may also need to be built – either on-site or partially prefabricated off-site.

The space can now be covered with the Dtile blanket of tiles!

We have an enormous amount of experience preparing spaces and tiling them using Dtile and are always happy to share our knowledge with you so feel free to contact us. We are also experienced in working with 3rd party contractors and are happy to do so.

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Where to buy

The Netherlands:
DTILE
Markweg 13b
6883JL VELP
+31 (0)26 7024126
info@dtile.nl
www.dtile.nl

 

Rongen vof
Keizersveld 22
5803 AN Venray
+31 (0)478 550410
info@rongenvof.nl

 

Droog Design
Staalstraat 7B
Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 523 5059
shop@droog.com
www.droog.com/about

Belgium
Helder
Vrijdagmarkt 13 B
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
+32 (0)3 289 4318
info@studiohelder.be

 

France
Merci
111 boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42770033
contact@merci-merci.com

 

Pop corn (agent for france)
15 rue Jean-Baptiste Berlier
75013 Paris
contact@pop-corn.fr
+33 (0) 962 16 96 06
www.pop-corn.fr

Germany
Neue Objekte
Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse 106
D41460 Neuss
+49 (0)2131 4055885
info@neueobjekte.de
www.neueobjekte.de