Elios introduces Optica, a tile series which offers Wave, Belladonna, Glossy and Matt designs.
Elios introduces Optica, a tile series which offers Wave, Belladonna, Glossy and Matt designs. The highlight of Optica is a three-piece compositional set which showcases a blossoming orchid design rich with majestic colors, the company says. Circle 200 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
198-United States Ceramic Co.
Avalon is new from United States Ceramic Co. Available in 12" by 12" and 16" by 16" ceramic floor tiles, Avalon is offered in four colors: Pebblestone, Malachite, Ochre and Umber. A 3 1/4" by 12" bullnose rounds out the line. Circle 198 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
New from Laufen is Atlas, a 17 1/2" by 17 1/2" through-body porcelain tile. Available in the colors of Sand, Ash, Amber and Charcoal, the tile showcases a concrete look designed for use in heavy-duty commercial settings. Circle 199 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Oceana, a division of Jeannette Specialty Glass, presents Ocean Side Up glass tile. Available in twelve glistening colors and three-dimensional textures, Ocean Side Up is designed to complement the company's line of glass lavatories. The tile is made using Hard Roc borosilicate glass. Circle 196 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
195-B.A. Schmidt Arts & Enterprises Inc.
B.A. Schmidt Arts & Enterprises Inc. has taken the wraps off of Baker's Man, a 4" by 4" tile inspired by a Blanche Wright Fisher illustration. The porcelain tile, which depicts a kindly baker working on his latest creation, is made using high sculptural relief techniques and is finished with individual carvings. Circle 195 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Down to Earth, a new collection of resilient unglazed tile, is Ironrock's latest. The line showcases four natural colors of through-body tiles made using top-quality shale and clay. Tiles are 1/2" thick and are available in three versions: 4" by 12" Slate, 4" by 8" Velour and 6" by 9" Stone texture. Circle 193 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Ilva debuts Crema Marfil, a through-body porcelain designed to emulate the look and feel of true marble tile. Crema Marfil showcases a buttery finish and Old World visuals, and is available in antique, polished and natural looks. The line is offered in mesh-mounted mosaics and floor and wall combinations in 3" by 7", 7" by 7", 14" by 14" and 20" by 20" formats. Circle 190 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
New from Florida Tile, Horizon is a fine glazed porcelain floor tile available in five colors and large-format 13" by 13" and 18" by 18" sizes. Naturally rugged, the tile is inspired by the Nepalese landscape, the company says. Horizon is ADA compliant, and designed for use in both residential and commercial settings. Circle 189 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
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Saloni introduces Chen, a porcelain tile designed to imitate the texture and color of real wood planks. Available in four colors (Grey, Ochre, Marengo and Maroon), the tile is offered in 2" by 36", 4" by 36", 6" by 36", 12" by 24" and 18" by 36" formats. Circle 185 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
186-Wholesale Tile & Accessories
Offered in matte and gloss finishes, Timeless Tiles from Wholesale Tile & Accessories showcases whimsical fruit and vegetable designs on handcrafted tiles. Perfect from the garden to the wall, the tiles are also available in natural leaf patterns, the company says. Circle 186 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Seneca Tiles offers Acquaforte Travertine Decorative Tiles, handcrafted in Italy. The collection is made using a centuries-old engraving and acidifying technique called acquaforte. This technique ensures that the tiles present authentic, world-class visuals, the company says. Circle 187 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Eliane has rolled out Street, an urban porcelain tile offered in the stylish colors of Black, Cement and Sand. The series features a highly textured surface and a natural finish, the company says. Street is available for walls and floors in 18" by 36" and 24" by 24" tiles. Circle 188 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Una Terra presents Aqua Arte, a collection of handmade Italian glass mosaic tiles. Designed for walls, Aqua Arte tiles showcase a unique design palette for both residential and commercial settings, the company says. Circle 179 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
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Vitra Tiles has debuted Arsemia, a line of large-format porcelain tiles showcasing a natural look. Available in 12" by 24", 18" by 18" and 24" by 24" sizes, floor tiles are offered in matte and semi-matte finishes. Matte and glossy wall tiles are also available, in 10" by 16" formats. Circle 177 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
American Florim, a Florim USA brand, has launched Tundra, a line of slate-look porcelain tile. Field tiles are available in 6" by 6", 12" by 12" and 18" by 18" formats. Tundra is available in the slate-like colors of Autumn, Ocean, Terrain and Winter, and features realistic shade variation from tile to tile, Florim says. Circle 184 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Traces is a stylish new series from Steuler Fliesen. Part of the company's Alessi collection, Traces floor and wall tiles feature idiosyncratic designs for bathrooms, kitchens and standalone applications. Traces is offered in 6" by 6" wall, 13" by 13" floor and 6" by 2" border tiles. Circle 176 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Inspired by aged rock, Azuvi'sOrdesa from the Performance collection combines porcelain tile with raised textures and weather-beaten looks. Ordesa is offered in wall and floor sizes, in two Antique colors. Circle 174 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Porcelanosa has rolled out Cemento cement-look tile. Part of the Ston-Ker line, Cemento is offered in Manhatan, a light brownish-white color. The Cemento collection is presented in 22" by 44" modular sizes. Circle 168 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
The Vento collection from Keraben offers white-body tiles topped with a satin finish. The palette of four colorations takes cues from mixes of lime and white, beige and chocolate, gray and warm shades, and blue and purple. Vento is offered in 13" by 17 1/2" tiles. Circle 175 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Tau Ceramica has launched Metal Stone, a ceramic tile collection combining the look of natural stone with a metallic sheen. Colors in the line include dark steel, white rhodium, silver grey and copper rusty looks. Metal Stone is offered in 24" by 24", 12" by 24" and 18" by 18" formats. Circle 163 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
GranitiFiandre has launched the TCL line. Made in the USA, the collection features the Natural Stone and Gallery glazed series of porcelain tile. Both series are offered in 18" by 18", 12" by 12" and 6" by 6" formats, and are designed for residential and commercial use. Circle 197 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Cerim has unveiled the 4Trail collection of fine porcelain stoneware, designed to emulate natural stone. Available in three modular sizes, the collection is engineered for use on floors in both modern and classical environments. Circle 192 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
194-Michelle Griffoul Studios inc.
Michelle Griffoul Studios Inc. offers more than 400 shapes in its standard line of hand-crafted tiles, as well as 95 colors and 12 translucent glazes in the new Luminescence line. The company also offers Griffoul Bronze, which showcases 14 designs in four patinas; Organics Bronze, presenting 11 designs in two patinas; and Prisms fused dichroic glass tiles. Circle 194 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
StonePeak Ceramics'Castlerock is a glazed porcelain version of an Old World Stone. The product is impervious to staining, and features straight edges and uniform color in three shades and five sizes, according to the company. A trim package complements the series. Circle 191 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
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In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on outdoor installations and the importance of surface prep prior to any tile installation. Through various case studies, see what types of installations are possible in the great outdoors. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the product showcase, which highlights the newest surface prep products on the market.