Glass and mosaic tile not only add a decorative touch to any wall or floor application, but they also bring awareness to the surface they are applied to by bringing to light certain parts of rooms with gleaming glass accents, or with their intricate mosaic patterns and designs.
No matter what the budget is, architects, designers and specifiers are able to find the optimal solution for their client’s needs thanks to the vast spectrum of products available in the marketplace today.
With Surfaces, Cevisama and Coverings just around the corner, it’s assured newly developed glass and mosaic tile pieces, as well as previously unthinkable new uses, will be revealed.
Artistic TilePraised for its natural beauty and showy burst of large blooms, the “Chrysanthemum” series from Artistic Tile is the latest addition to the Perlamarmi Collection. This recently updated flower petals of polished Calacatta Gold marble is paired with hints of white natural rivershell inserts. The mix of white on white elevates this classic flower to a new level in home decoration.
Inax“Dent Cube” is the latest product from Inax. Its three-dimensional porcelain stoneware cladding can be used to create indoor or outdoor walls, and features a distinctive indented pattern that offers extensive possibilities for customization.
Bellavita TileBellavita Tile’s “Corduroy Series” captures contemporary linear style with a subtle blend of tone and mixed color. The textured surface of the tiles in the series emulates the feel of corduroy with its front grooves, and its painted back panels create differing shades of light and shadow through the glass. It’s ideal for columns when used vertically, and generally for both interior and exterior applications, as well as wet or dry applications, according to Bellavita Tile.
New Ravenna MosaicsNew Ravenna Mosaics uses jewel glass and marble in its “Pamir” collection to create elegant texture and sinuous movement in custom mosaics for floors and walls. The warmth of hand-crafted mosaics in palettes of Winter White are classic and contemporary interpretations of myth and landscape. Central Asian Ikat textiles, silk ribbons, ancient Greek nudes and florals inspired by the Silk Road Collection all captivate the imagination.
Il MonileA fusion of high-temperature glazed ceramic and handmade Ravenna mosaics, Il Monile’s new “Pantheon” line is a unique interpretation of Gaudi’s Trencadis, “fitting walls like a second skin, merging seamlessly with the architecture of any surroundings,” states the company. From a base of six colored glazes and four metallic glazes, any possible decorative combination can be created.
FireclayFireclay has been hard at work launching its newest product, “Crush.” This made-to-order collection boasts 40 different colors, is available in both gloss and matte finishes, and is offered in an array of 17 sizes with complementary borders.
AppianiAppiani’s mosaic tiles can be formed into endless shape, pattern or design with the limitless potential to customize any wall or architectural structure, the company notes. A coordinated system of ceramic floor and wall coverings is available.
Florida TileThe “PietraArt Stone Mosaic” series is a collection of coordinating travertine mosaics and listellos. Created with the updated Travertine Collection color palette in mind, Florida Tile included the Scabos, Silver and Walnut along with the existing colors of Light, Noce and Picasso already in the line. The eight-color collection of 5/8-inch mosaics can be transformed into many designs -- from a pinwheel and basketweave-designed 12 x 12 inch, to a split-face piano strip.
SicisEarth, water and fire are the primary elements that come together to create the “Basic Collection” from Sicis. Precious metals present in nature determine its color. The product’s technical characteristics make it suitable as both a floor and wall covering in interiors and exteriors, according to the manufacturer. The mother-of-pearl accent is recommended solely for use in the bathroom and on interior walls.
ArianaInspired by sophisticated, exotic marble, “Stile” is the new tile collection created by Ariana to lend personality, character and elegance to the bathroom in accordance with the latest trends in furnishing and design. The white body, double-fired tile, which can be used in coordination with the company’s “Rovere” floor tile, features seven colors, and can be used on the floor or walls of residential bathrooms.