I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, announced that it has partnered with the Turkish ceramics manufacturer Akgün Group-Duratiles to bring a clickable floating floor installation system to the world of ceramics. The company also announced Akgün as the world’s first licensee of its i4F Ceramic Click technology.

Akgün will launch its new i4F Ceramic Click-enabled modular floor tile, branded DuraClick, at Coverings 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

I4F Ceramic Click attaches a ceramic tile to a board featuring an i4F drop-lock system. The tiles are joined together by thin grouts measuring 1 mm. The drop-lock technology enables ceramic tiles to click into place quickly and easily. 

“Our collaboration with i4F provides us with the perfect launch pad for our new DuraClick tiles," said Murat Sencok, general coordinator, Akgün Group-Duratiles. "For years, the market has been asking for the beauty of real ceramics with the flexibility of floating floors. Porcelain floors remain in high demand with their water - as well as scratch and stress – resistance. The trend for hygienic aesthetics is met with very thin grouts enabling easy cleaning and maintenance.”

"With our new Ceramic Click system, consumers can save on installation costs by doing it themselves," said I4F CEO John Rietveldt. "Of course, with less materials and just a few tools required, professionals also benefit by being able to install more floors per day!"