Originally, we had GranitiFiandre make a special mold to accommodate the special size that the Orlando Airport requested. As additions and replacements have occurred we took samples from old installations and sent them to a factory in order to match the original tiles that had been in use since the airport was constructed. We had 30,000 square feet of tile custom manufactured that blended in perfectly with their original shading. The tiles used are G810 Serena and G840 Adamello. Both the slate and matte textures have been used in different places throughout the terminal for an outstanding airport tile solution.
For exterior tiles, the terminal has drive through parking areas that required some particular characteristics. We supplied a 6x6 tile in a special thickness, with an aggressive texture that is designed to hold up to vehicular traffic when installed properly.
The stone at the airport is not your average stone either! The airport uses Jura Limestone from Germany. It is known to be the one of the hardest and most dense limestone's created. This stone is so dense, that Benjamin Franklin's original Printing press used it as the table where all the printing took place.
In addition to supplying airport tile and stone products, we also supplied Schluter transition strips and expansion joints throughout the facility to help protect tile edges and create permanent expansion joints that will hold up to the exceptional abuse of airport traffic.