tangos with Buenos Aires Mood, a new porcelain stone tile
series paying homage to Argentina’s famous city and its people. Using
Multistrato, the product was created for subtle shading (V3) and to flow from
tile to tile within each colorway. Available in three textures for commercial
and residential use, Buenos Aires Mood has the feel and slip-resistance of
slate, and the look of polished and unpolished marble. Circle
190 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
International Wholesale Tile
Wholesale Tile’sTesoro collection is natural
stone for both residential and commercial installations. All IWT’s stone tiles
are inspected for shade, the collection’s Pietra Antica program a V3 (medium)
shade variation, according to the company. All stones are also inspected for
excessive black or red veining and all defective tiles are removed.
Circle 196 on the Reader Inquiry
Oceana’sAnnaBella Medallion is a glass tile
medallion for wall and floor installations and applicable with marble, ceramic
and natural stone products. AnnaBella is supplied as a set of pre-cut pieces
for creating a design. The product is available in 36” by 36” dimensions and in
Crazy Colors, Earthtones (shown here) and Shades of Grey.
Circle 200 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Tile presents Coffee Beans, a tile-infused image
for home or business décor offering warmth, comfort and stimulation of fresh
coffee. Available in durable tile, Coffee Beans has a commercial wear rating
and is for indoor and outdoor installation. The product is suited for floors,
walls and countertops, the company notes. Circle 194 on the
Reader Inquiry Card.
Alcorense has taken the wraps off its ARA G
series. Illustrated is A Taste of Glam, the eye-catching, 12” by 24” porcelain
tiles surrounded with matching frosted crystal listellos, illuminating the
space with metallic shine. Spain-based Azulejera Alcorense has recently
expanded its business to Miami. Circle 188 on the Reader
Roca’sArctic series are 24” by 24” floor tiles with a dramatic
sheen. A creator of ceramic and porcelain wall/floor tiles since 1980, Roca is
the 5th largest ceramic tile manufacturer in the world, according to the
company. Circle 184 on the Reader Inquiry
Bar & Lounge-type
settings shimmer with the help of Onix’sOpalo
Blanco/Negro. Shown here as the bar’s surface is Opalo Blanco, 1” by
1” opalescent white glass mosaics contrasted by Opalo Negro, 1” by 1”
iridescent black glass mosaics as the counter’s surface. Onix offers 14
different product lines for many mosaic combinations, the company notes.
Circle 186 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Manhatten by Porcelanosa are buff, beige 23” by
23” porcelain tiles. The featured photo aims at showcasing Cemento Manhatten’s
versatility. The tiles along the floor continue seamlessly up the wall.
Circle 180 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
has unveiled the Carbono series, inspired by the effect and
texture of carbon fibre. According to the company, Carbono generates tiny
geometric glints and shimmers from its microtextures on porcelain. Carbono is
designed in 60” by 60” pieces with two finishes, natural and polished, and is
available in a graphite version. Circle 178 on the Reader Inquiry
Lava series from Apavisa Porcelanico’s
Lava collection are available in polished, semi-polished, satin, natural and
structured porcelain varieties. These technical and full porcelain tiles are
appropriate for both walls and floors. Apavisa offers contemporary options for
bathrooms, kitchens or pools with Lava, according to the company.
Circle 172 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Gres Breda’s Mosaics Collection is the
Arlequin series. The products are 3” by 3” cm, 4.7” by 4.7”
cm and 9.7” by 3” cm tiles for bathroom, kitchen and exterior walls. Arlequin
can fit the shape of any intricate space or object, according to the company.
Circle 168 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Appiani’sLight collection includes 4” by 4” glazed tiles measuring 4
millimeters thick. These tiles can be used to clad walls without demolishing
the surface, says the company. Appiani is single-fired with a semi-gloss
surface creating a wavy background effect. Circle 166 on the
Reader Inquiry Card.
Made of porcelain
stoneware, Majorca’sKenya captures the
look and feel of slate, but offers all the benefits of Italian style, according
to the company. Kenya is available in five colors: ivory, beige, green, grey
and savanna. This collection is suitable for floors and walls of public and
private interiors. Circle 164 on the Reader Inquiry
new collection Bloom has 16 different two-dimensional
patterns. The product can be freely composed in a single uninterrupted design
between the floor and the wall. Bloom is available in five colors: black, white
and three warm new shades, presented in a single square tile 19” by 19”, with a
6” by 19” strip and a 2” by 2” mosaic (on net backing) coordinated in a single
shade. Circle 162 on the Reader Inquiry
Ceramiche Di Siena
is a new collection by Ceramiche Di Siena that takes its
name from straw mats, which are traditionally used in Japanese homes as a floor
covering. The collection is available in 24” by 24”. Circle
160 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
Casa Dolce Casa
Casa’sClays, the new Casamood collection, aims
for a balance between the past and modern tastes. The warm shades of terracotta
are offset by softer, lighter colors, the strength of stone, contrasting on one
side with the natural colors of vegetation and on the other with the icy tints of
the north. This porcelain stoneware collection comes in tiles measuring 16” by
16”, 8” by 16” and in the mosaic 2” by 2” in sheets of 12” by 12” mounted on
mesh. Circle 158 on the Reader Inquiry
Lea’sHaute Couture offers a stylish textured surface. It comes in
neutral shades of white, brown, black and almond as well as a cool metallic
tint. The collection comes in the following sizes: 12” by 24”, 24” by 24”, 1”
by 24”, 2.4” by 24” and 8” by 48” formats. Circle 156 on the
Reader Inquiry Card.
Seramik has launched the Piel collection, a
glazed porcelain tile series for floors, walls and trim. The collection is
available in two sizes for floors, 18” by 18” and 13” by 13”, and two sizes for
walls, 6” by 18” and 12” by 18”, with mesh-mounted 13” by 13” mosaic sheets.
The Piel Collection’s leather/stone appearance comes in three colors: white,
tobacco and mocha. Circle 154 on the Reader Inquiry
by Mirage captures the look and feel of natural stone. It is
a full-body porcelain and comes in five shades. The modular collection is
available in 24” by 24”, 18” by 18” and 12” by 24” formats.
Circle 148 on the Reader Inquiry Card.
S.A. introduces Landscapes, a fully-rectified
glazed porcelain collection inspired by Argentina’s pure, natural colors.
Landscapes comes in three colors: Forest (chocolate), Beach (golden malt) and
Meadow (greenish hue), with random shade variations from tile to tile.
Landscape’s sizes include 20” by 20”, 10” by 20”, 14” by 14” and 7” by 7”, with
mosaics in 3.4” by 3.4” mesh mounted on 14” by 14” sheets.
Circle 198 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.