What Is ‘Kaolin Clay’?
“Kaolin”, pronounced /ˈkeɪəlɪn/, is named after Gaoling Village in China, where fine china has been made since the 15th century. It is the prime clay of porcelain from China and it is still considered the best clay, as it has the best hardness, elasticity and translucence.
The saying “白如玉，明如镜，薄如纸, 声如磬” translates to “white as jade, bright as mirror, thin as paper, sound as chime.” Kaolin Clay commemorates a glorious time of China, and the heritage, history, quality and skill of the age.
Backed by 25 years of experience in porcelain tile manufacturing, Kaolin celebrates the engineering and craftsmanship behind each individual tile. We own a leading manufacturing plant and will only bring out products from China’s best brands. Our vision is to deliver nothing less than excellence in quality, innovation, variety and service. Our vision is to become an integral part of Australia’s future architectural canvas by focusing on our valuable partnerships with our clients.
Property development experience
Kaolin Tiles was founded in 2020 by Anton and Rita. After years of property development experience, where they still run a successful business with Chosen Group, they realised, that tiles are one of the most important feature of everyone’s home. It is a material that defines your home, defines every single room and differentiates from any other interior or home, and it is not unlikely that it will be seen by several generations.
As developers, Anton and Rita, are always making sure that the finishes of each development are state-of-the-art, with high selection criteria for every single item including tiles. It is frustrating to see tiles treated as a staple construction material without seeing the bigger picture. That is why they established Kaolin, to provide an abundance of options in tiles and bring the best of the best to Australia.
FAMILY MANUFACTURER IS AWARDED TOP 10 BRAND IN CHINA
Rita is originally from Foshan China, from where 8 out of 10 of China’s top tile brands originate. Her family’s business Guanxing Ceramic is one of the top 10 and was recognised as one of the most innovative brands in 2020. Foshan is the ceramic capital of China and is also called the Silicon Valley of Porcelain. They understand the importance of tiles in every single space and revere them like jewellery.
From their years of living in Belgium, they understand that the idea ‘less is more’ isn’t about just having a plain white box as a cool ultra-modern space. It is that simplicity allows us to focus on the room’s true purpose and function, along with the beauty of its curated finishes. The everyday look and touch points are what deserve most effort.
Kaolin leads the industry in mimicking natural stone in its highest form, resulting from long-term research, development and investment in cutting-edge technology, which has reached a point where it not only allows us to replicate natural form – it allows us to enhance it.
We are changing the landscape of residential and commercial design, offering beloved stone, material and textile looks in an epic range of shapes and sizes. This is a coup for architects and designers, who can enhance their projects with looks that have previously been too difficult to source. Visit our showroom to witness the different characters of our pieces first-hand, to find the ones that will establish the perfect mood of your home, commercial environment or project.