Crossville, Inc. has launched SpeakEasy, a porcelain tile collection that looks like authentic, old barn wood. The collection’s five colors mimic the tones of stained timber — Sidecar, Zoot Suit, Sweet Georgia Brown, Silver Screen and Bank Roll. The collection comes in four sizes: 6 x 36, 8 x 36 and 12 x 36 inches, as well as a 6- x 18-inch bullnose trim. SpeakEasy is recommended for interior floors and walls and exterior vertical applications in commercial and residential environments. The line is Green Squared certified and contains a minimum of 4% recycled pre-consumer content.
Daltile recently introduced three new ColorBody™ porcelain collections, including Pietra Jura™, a dynamic wall tile. The Pietra Jura™ collection mirrors the natural beauty of limestone, coupled with the long-lasting durability and ease of maintenance of porcelain tile. Unpolished and honed surfaces resemble natural textures, while neutral tones and grand sizes add to the line’s modern presence. Well-suited for high-traffic spaces and exteriors, Pietra Jura’s versatile, yet elegant look is sure to turn heads.
Thick20 is the new ImolaCeramica collection designed to meet outdoor design requirements, including gardens, terraces, paths, pool sides and driveways. The collection is full-body porcelain stoneware, not rectified and identically sized rectified, and offered in Almond, Beige, Grey and Dark Grey. Thick20 is both easy to lie and provides excellent performance, given its thickness of 20mm and ability to guarantee resistance to loads, frost, salt and mold. The collection is available in one size: 60 x 60 cm.
Mapei offers two ShowerPerfect Installation Kits — one that uses a liquid membrane for waterproofing and one that uses a sheet membrane. These installation systems focus on tub-to-shower conversions in hotels, hospitals, university dormitories, condominiums and rental apartments. ShowerPerfect Installation Systems feature a patented PVC linear drain with a unique design, including extenders that allow the installer to fabricate a wall-to-wall drain installation from 24 to 32 inches.
Mediterranea has announced the addition of two new colors to its Forum series — Ivory and Walnut — which features the look of classic, vein-cut travertine. Forum utilizes Mediterranea’s Dynamic HD ImagingTM design technology to deliver this eternal look. The Forum series is manufactured in a 12- x 24-inch format that highlights the rich veining and warm tones of classic Roman Travertine. Mediterranea also makes Forum available in 12- x 24-inch sheet-mounted mosaic strips as well as in 1- x 2-inch mosaic sheets.
Tesselle introduced its new Cement Tile collection which includes 13 different designs: Avenida, Baskerville, Boundera, Bouquet Toss, Circuit, Fine Vine, Geometricks (pictured), He Loves Me, Infinite Loop, Nature’s Net, Oblique, Origami and Solid Colors. Air-cured and created with natural colorants, Tesselle Cement Tiles are eco-friendly, and require no kiln firing in the manufacturing process. Tesselle Cement Tiles are custom-made in any combination from a palette of 50 colors. The line of exclusive patterns has been developed in 8-inch square tiles that are 5/8-inch thick.
Tile Redi® introduces Wonder Drain to market, the only one-piece tile-able shower pan with hidden drains combined with square tile-able drain grates, reports the company. The firm offers the industry’s largest line of Tile Ready® Brand patented one-piece shower pans, which include over 100 models of Redi Base® standard shower pans. These products only take 30 minutes to install. Shower pans are complete with fully integrated drains, curbs and splash walls. By solving water intrusion problems, Tile Redi® shower pans inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.