Center for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

Suffolk (UK)

When it comes to the environment and sustainability – crucial issues that the whole world should be increasingly aware of at this difficult time – Lea Ceramiche, a leading company in the production of the highest quality ceramic coverings, has always implemented cutting-edge improvement policies: better technologies to minimise the environmental impact of its operations; optimal working conditions for all employees; the achievement of prestigious environmental certifications for all its collections, a balance between aesthetics, design, functionality and durability.

With this in mind, Lea Ceramiche is proud to have been selected to supply coverings for the redevelopment of Cefas – Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science – the executive agency of the UK government’s department for the environment, food and the state of the marine and freshwater ecosystem. This organisation addresses the serious global problems of climate change, marine debris, overfishing and pollution to ensure a sustainable future for all. It guarantees extensive research to keep our seas, oceans and rivers healthy and productive and our seafood safe and sustainable, providing information and advice to the UK government and various foreign partners. As part of the process to restyle its facilities, Lea Ceramiche’s Cliffstone collection was chosen for the coverings.

A reinterpretation of a kind of stone that does not exist in nature, but that has been creatively reinvented by Lea Ceramiche’s research laboratory, the collection is characterized by different finishes (naturale, lappata, grip) and by a wide choice of formats (30x60cm; 60x60cm; 60x120cm; 90x90cm). The stone-effect modules reproduce the veins and inclusions of the stone-like material. With amazing realism, digital printing reproduces not only colours and textures, but also irregularities, shades and imperfections. Cliffstone also boasts Protect® antibacterial protection, an active component with silver-based particles applied to the surface before firing, which is permanently integrated in the tile body, guaranteeing safety and hygiene in every environment and in particular in research centres such as Cefas, in which such requirements are highly important.