Cercom has been at the forefront on the industrial ceramics scene ever since 1975 because of the privileged relationship it has been able to build with architects and designers, forging a constant, uninterrupted dialogue to create a vast catalogue of innovative, high-profile solutions. Cercom is a focal point for developing ceramic solutions of excellence, able to respond to the particular needs of commercial, industrial, urban furnishing and design environments, as well as those of residential spaces. It fulfils technical requirements, needing to offer the right guarantees in areas exposed to intense traffic or subject to adverse weather conditions where maximum safety must be guaranteed, and also aesthetic and stylistic requirements to interpret clients’ wishes and contemporary design trends.
The versatility of the Cercom collections can be appreciated in the Palazzo Vecchio Museum in Florence where, in keeping with the simplicity of the medieval architecture, the In-Out-Reverse range has enhanced the design of the interior spaces laid out for the café, bookshop, ticket hall and offices. For the headquarters of the Ca’ dei Frati agricultural business in Sirmione (BS), a historic building housing modern production equipment, Cercom has developed a madeto-measure, exclusive “cement texture” capable of combining stylistic needs with the technical and hygiene aspects required by this prestigious winery.
Offering elegant combinations of technology and beauty, the Cercom catalogue has diverse solutions for interior surroundings as well as for outdoors. One of the most important challenges of contemporary design, in fact, concerns the outdoor areas, and these can be addressed with Cercom extra-thick tile solutions. The “19 mm” proposals transform porcelain tiles into the perfect solution for creating vehicle-accessible areas with traditional laying with adhesive, or dry floors on prepared bases of gravel, sand or grass – or even, using special adjustable supports, raised floors, both outdoors and indoors.
Being practical, easy to lay and clean, as well as having aesthetic qualities and safety features, raised floors are attracting growing interest. They meet the needs of sustainable architecture as they can be reused; due to their adjustable supports they enable perfectly flat pedestrian areas to be obtained even with different underlayers; and the accessible areas allow systems, pipes and cables that have not been set into the subfloor to be hidden, with consequent advantages for maintenance.
Created with a production system among the most advanced in the world, Cercom materials are manufactured with full respect for the environment and the ecosystem. Since 2005 Cercom has belonged to Gruppo Romani Industrie Ceramiche, a group of companies that embodies a highly authentic, “Made in Italy” entrepreneurial spirit, which today means complete dedication to product quality in a context of continual evolution.