RAK Ceramics Corporation USA, the United States arm of the world's largest manufacturer of ceramic and porcelain tile products, has launched an innovative tile series that creates a breathtaking impression for projects - even in the dark.
RAK Luminos "glow in the dark" ceramic tiles are energized by absorbing surrounding light sources, which the tiles later release as light energy in the form of a soft, luminescent glow. Once charged, RAK Luminos tiles will glow for up to 12 hours, depending on the strength of its previous exposure to sunlight or artificial light sources. RAK Luminos is ideal for exterior building facades, helping to create a prime attraction or landmark-type presence. In addition, this luminescent tile collection can be installed in more fun interior spaces such as nightclubs, discos, restaurants, bars, and hotels, making a statement that will truly differentiate an establishment.
RAK Ceramics has invested heavily in the research of photo luminous technology and how it applies to the ceramic industry in collaboration with leading European laboratories. By selecting high quality, non-toxic phosphorescent glazes and pigments that absorb and release light energy in a continuous cycle, RAK Luminos produces a very high initial luminescence that later translates into a gentle, visually appealing glow. RAK Luminos tiles are available in several different sizes and are designed to last for decades. With over 10 years of experience in the manufacturing of unique ceramic and porcelain tile products, RAK Ceramics is best positioned to offer the industry's most reliable levels of consistency and quality in luminescent ceramics.
RAK Ceramics recommends the specification of Laticrete SpectraLOCK PRO Grout and the optional Dazzle component for installation, which can itself provide a glowing effect for up to 12 hours on a six-hour charge of sun or electric light.
RAK Luminos tiles clean just like regular ceramic or porcelain tiles, using non-abrasive cleansers with clean, warm water. RAK Luminos, wonder tiles that glow in the dark, are available for architects, designers, specifiers, developers and distributors in the United States through RAK Ceramics Corp USA.
RAK Ceramics is a global conglomerate within the ceramic industry, exporting to five continents and over 135 countries worldwide. The firm offers thousands of designs in ceramic tiles and fully-rectified porcelain tiles for progressive customers across the globe.
For more information, please contact the United States office at RAK Ceramics Corporation USA, 4000 Porett Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031; call 847-244-1298, fax 847-2441259, or emailVisit them on the web at
Once charged, RAK Luminos tiles will glow for up to 12 hours, depending on the strength of its previous exposure to sunlight or artificial light sources. RAK Luminos is ideal for exterior building facades, helping to create a prime attraction or landmark-type presence.