Italian tile manufacturers are gearing up for Cersaie, which is scheduled to take place from September 20 to 24, 2011 in Bologna, Italy. The international tile and bathroom furnishing exhibition draws thousands of people together from all around the world. Displays will include the most innovative tile products that are on today's market. Defined surface textures, authentic stone and wood looks, large formats and shimmering glass mosaics are just a few of the abundant tile collections that Italian manufacturers will be showcasing.
"Supreme" by CaesarSupreme is the new ceramic collection from Caesar that draws its inspiration from natural stone. Among the various products of the collection, Pietra di Valmalenco recreates the typical effect and natural color of stone for contemporary designs. The Supreme collection is ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications in both residential and commercial settings.
"Radiance" by Atlas ConcordeUnexpected flashes of brilliance appear as stunning beams of light -- giving bathrooms an intimate and natural sophistication -- in the Radiance collection by Atlas Concorde. Radiance offers a color palette of four sought-after "shine" tones, made precious by vibrant iridescences, in combination with three complementing pure tints. Wall tile is available in 12- x 22-inch format as well as seven colors: White Shine, Sand Shine, Rose Shine, Grey Shine, White, Sand and Canvas.
"Mediterraneo" by CedirMediterraneo, the new collection from Cedir, is inspired by the colors of the Mediterranean seaside. Mediterraneo takes the blues from the sea and sky -- along with traditional terracotta colors of seaside homes -- to master the elegance and beauty of Italian style. This glazed porcelain collection is available in 20- x 20-inch format in a natural or honed finish.
"Challenge" by CenturyThe Challenge series by Century is a porcelain stoneware product made by dry pressing a mixture of atomized natural raw materials. The process makes the product frost resistant and resistant to chemical spills, reports the manufacturer.
"NaturalStones" by Flaviker PisaNaturalStones by Flaviker Pisa is a porcelain floor and wall tile that can be laid in both outdoor and indoor applications. By using the latest digital technology, the original Burgundy stone is reproduced showing the detailed delicate veining and color variations. The balance of shades and nuances makes the collection extremely versatile and ideal for rustic contemporary interiors. The product is available in four rectified sizes: 24 x 24, 12 x 24, 16 x 16 and 16 x 32 inches.
"Lignun" by La FabbricaLa Fabbrica's new collection, Lignun, is a full-bodied ceramic tile inspired by the perfection of nature. Lignun combines the uniqueness of nature with the natural resistance of ceramic tile. The collection is perfect for wall or floor applications in residential and commercial spaces and is available in eight natural colors and four sizes: 18 x 38, 9 x 38, 6 x 38 and 4 x 38 inches.
"Dialoghi "by Mosaico+Mosaico+ has added eco-friendly and sustainable elements to its visually distinct Dialoghi collection, a line of mosaic tile designed by Francesco Lucchese and composed of tile of various shapes and materials. The stone, glass, metal and wood mosaic is now updated by its incorporation of rare and precious woods obtained from eco-compatible sources, while the production of the tile itself utilizes an environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes. Every tile has been cut and beveled on four sides in different shapes and then assembled with the other materials to compose the mosaic sheets.
"Station" by KeopeStation, the new collection from Ceramiche Keope, is a clean-cut design for floor and wall tiles inspired by natural stone. A collection that is ideal not only for residential environments, but also for large-scale projects. The Station series bears the "GreenThinking" logo, which attests to the commitment of Ceramiche Keope to the protection of the environment. Station is available in four sizes: 35 x 35, 24 x 24, 12 x 24 and 6 x 24 inches as well as five original colors: Piccadilly Ivory, Victoria Beige, Regent Black, Covent Grey and King Mantis.
"Wire" by TaginaWire is the newest collection from Tagina, designed by Simone Micheli. The tiles can be used for interior and exterior projects, and includes a compact product -- 20 mm thick -- for raised flooring, and joins Wire House, a versatile wall modular system for interiors. Wire Natural is also part of the Wire line and includes two thickness sizes: 12 mm and 20 mm, and is available in an anti-slip protection finish. Using innovative developments, Tagina is available between 16 to 20 mm of thickness and is laid on a floating pavement in polypropylene that can be placed without adhesives to resemble raised floors. Without any use of supporting structures, this slab can also be laid as a normal tile, according to the manufacturer. Addressing difficult applications in ceramic, like corners, it was designed specifically for architectural fluidity.