While some concrete-effects from the past are sterile, minimalist, surfaces without personality, that is not the case with many of the current iterations. One of the most imaginative and striking is Hyper by Flaviker. This is offered in Wide, the term used by the company to refer to the large, lightweight 7mm porcelain slabs produced using Continua+ production technology.

The collection boasts hyper-realistic concrete effects that display all the signs of natural ageing. Cracks, holes, and stains are accurately reproduced using latest-generation digital technology. The three main colour options – taupe, grey, and silver – are complemented by some really powerful decors – Street Lover, Tiger and Rose – that bring an urban, street art, graffiti vibe. There is even a cut piece option – Hyper Slim Pack – that offers potential to set these neutral tones against contrasting or statement grout colours.