Product Showcase: October 2019
Showcasing the latest in tile design trends. This month we look at products from: Ava Ceramica, Azulev, Casalgrande Padana, Cotto d’Este USA, Ceramiche Caesar, Ceramiche Refin, Crossville, Daltile, Emotion Ceramics, Florida Tile, Fondovalle, Garden State Tile, Grespania, Halcón Cerámicas, Island Stone, Lunada Bay Tile, MSI Surfaces, Nemo Tile + Stone, SomerTile, and Walker Zanger.
Ava Ceramica collaborated with Fuksas, an Italian architecture firm, to create Scratch, which features unique, contemporary decorations. Thanks to large sizes measuring up to 63 x 126 inches and minimal grout lines, the slabs become pieces of art, resembling graphic wallpaper. Five other large-format sizes make this collection extremely versatile, and suitable for use on floors, walls, countertops, tables and facades. Offered in 6- and 10-mm thicknesses, the tiles are available in six colors: Milky Way, Eclipse, Superluna, Moonlight, Light Graffiti and Dark Graffiti.
Sandstone by Azulev is a rectified porcelain tile collection, which is inspired by quartzite. Applicable on both walls and floors, the realistic design is suited for any commercial or residential space. The collection is offered in five sizes — 6 x 24, 12 x 24, 24 x 24, 30 x 30 and 30 x 60 inches — and four colors — Dark, Grey, Ivory and White.
Kontinua is a new line of ultra-thin, large-format porcelain slabs from Casalgrande Padana. Kontinua slabs have been integrated into five existing collections, with effects ranging from marble to cement and stone. The slabs can be used interchangeably with 10-mm-thick formats from each collection. They are lightweight, measuring 24 x 126, 47 x 102, 47 x 95, 47 x 47 and 24 x 47 inches. Kontinua slabs can also be cut-to-measure for customized furnishings and are ideal for floors and walls in both commercial and residential settings.
Wonderwall is an exclusive project by Cotto d’Este USA, inspired by interior decoration that interprets wall coverings and fine art decorations into slabs of durable, ultra-thin, large-format Kerlite porcelain stoneware. Twelve awe-inspiring design choices with profound texture and elegant visuals are printed in high definition. Large stoneware slabs measuring 1 x 3 meters, with fiberglass mesh reinforcement, are thin and light like wallpaper, yet strong, resistant to humidity, safe and guaranteed to last, making them perfect for interior design projects.
Project Evolution was born out of the growing demand for customization and versatility in architectural solutions. The new program — which expands the size offerings of several existing Ceramiche Caesar collections — satisfies nearly every design need, from external cladding and outdoor pavers to tabletops and flooring. Project Evolution can be applied in both residential and commercial settings, and a catalog of nine available collections provides effects in marble, metal, travertine, stone and concrete. The slabs measure 47 x 94, 47 x 110, 63 x 63 and 63 x 126 inches.
Prestigio from Ceramiche Refin is inspired by luxurious marbles from around the world, as well as travertine and other natural stones. A total of 14 effects make up this varied collection, ensuring a design solution for any style. Bold veins and rich color nuances are enhanced by the large-format sizes and highly polished surfaces, and a gold decor brings a touch of glamour to the collection. Prestigio slabs are offered in seven sizes and are available in 6- and 9-mm thicknesses.
Discover your new favorite tile collection, as creative as it is comfortable for your designs. Crossville’s Familiar Territory lays a comfortable groundwork for interior inspiration. Taking cues from the natural landscape, the collection’s thin, multi-directional striations are inspired by quartzite and shifting sands to subtly enhance the face of this digitally decorated tile. The simplicity of the line — featuring a 12- x 24-inch calibrated field tile, two trim options and a 2- x 2-inch mosaic — showcases five subtle, neutral hues.
Two of 2019’s main themes in interior design are shape and texture. The variety of design options in Daltile’s new Lavaliere collection embodies both of these trends. Daltile’s elegant Lavaliere assortment of natural stone mosaics creates show-stopping designs to produce sleek and sophisticated luxury. Integrating natural stone with antique mirror and metal elements, this collection comes in 25 unique mosaic shapes for floors and walls that feature architectural movement, geometric visuals, soft lines and dramatic visuals.
Naos is a porcelain tile collection by Emotion Ceramics, which creates an attractive and smooth surface that provides an exclusive distinction. Inspired by marble, Naos is available in two colors, Blanco and Gold, and six sizes — 12 x 24, 18 x 18, 24 x 24, 24 x 47, 31.5 x 31.5 and 47 x 47 inches.
Excursion HDP from Florida Tile is a new wood-look collection that exudes character with an interesting blend of wood species, including reclaimed deadfall, knots, splits and ash grain visuals. A premium glaze and a light punch create a surface with a smooth matte finish. High durability and beautiful colorations complete the look. Available in an 8- x 36-inch plank, five parquet mix mosaics and five colors (Rainier, Denal, Badlands, Sequoia and Zion), this line of awe-inspiring wood graphics is well suited for both residential and commercial spaces.
Infinito 2.0 from Fondovalle offers the ability to coordinate walls, floors and custom furnishings. The slabs, which range in size from 24 x 47 to 63 x 126 inches, measure only 6.5 mm thick. Fondovalle used advanced technologies to faithfully reproduce classic marbles from all around the world onto large-format surfaces. The result is an elegant, yet practical collection for all kinds of interior design projects for both commercial and residential spaces. The dimensions also allow for bookmatched installations — a bold statement for floors and walls.
Garden State Tile introduces the To BE Series into the Garden State Tile porcelain collection. The new three-part line features a special blend of marble, concrete and resin patterns in neutral hues that work together for coordinating concepts in one complete collection. Satin, lux and natural finishes are offered for a wide range of styles that create exceptional designs. Large-format sizes include 32 x 72, 24 x 48, 40 x 40, 32 x 32 and 24 x 24 inches. Additional trims and special pieces are also available.
Innovative and contemporary, the new Coverlam by Grespania Moma collection is perfect for modern but functional spaces, whether private or public, indoor or outdoor. The cement-inspired tile collection is available in four colors — Grey, Sand, Sienna and Anthracite — and three finishes — Moma, Orsay aand Arken. Tiles are available in a 5.6-mm thickness in three formats — 1200 x 3600, 1200 x 2600, 1200 x 1200 and 1200 x 600 mm — as well as a 3.5-mm-thick option in a 1000 x 3000-mm format.
Kyrian by Halcón Cerámicas perfectly imitates Nero Marquina marble and does not leave anybody unmoved. A polished and rectified porcelain tile collection, Kyrian is available in one size: 60 x 120 cm (24 x 47 inches). Discover this natural and dramatic marble, a perfect imitation of nature.
The elegantly drawn out subway tiles in the Dunes series by Island Stone are sculpted with an offset angled surface, forming a flow of connected ridges reminiscent of wind-swept sand dunes. The tapering trapezoid relief dances across the wall surface, creating intriguing shadows while remaining contemporary and clean for long-lasting appeal. Each color’s incandescent surface softens its geometric, sculptural design, creating a marble-like finish.
Lunada Bay Tile’s new JAW (Just Add Water) collection of glass tile borders is an ideal option for pools, showers, spas, water features and other areas. The new line takes 10 of the beautiful colors seen in Lunada Bay Tile’s Agate and Luce collections and expands their use to an easy-to-use border application. The tiles combine ocean-inspired shapes and pearlescent colors for a feeling that’s instantly transportive, whether the home is on the coast or far inland.
Black tile can create a big impact in a space and Urbano Ink 3D Mix from MSI Surfaces is just the wall tile to transform any wall or accent feature. The oversized subway tile comes in a 4- x 12-inch format, and the polished finish emphasizes the four mixed three-dimensional designs. Pair it with dark grout for a more subtle look or use white grout for an even bigger pop that’s perfect in a black-and-white design.
A boho-chic collection, Cadence from Nemo Tile + Stone is a wall tile built on a stylish white base and refined by gorgeous muted hues and texturing. The collection is available in two sizes and 10 colorways — Chalk, Sand, Dove, Rose, Raven, Blonde, Dusk, Jade, Turquoise and Pinot — a range of warm neutrals and cool tones, each featuring a semi-gloss finish. The collection also has numerous styles of trims, including a flat edge trim, smaller curved trim and rounded edge trim.
Modern and vintage design elements blend together to create the SomerTile’s Kings Vendome Gris 18-inch porcelain floor and wall tile. Featuring an authentic worn cement appearance designed by renowned Spanish designer Francisco Segarra, this tile is a reflection of vintage industrial design that brings rustic charm to any space. This outdoor-friendly tile achieves its patterned look with scored grout lines for convenient installation, which can be grouted with the color of your choice or left ungrouted for a rugged finish.
Botanicals from Walker Zanger is a collection of effortlessly cool, whimsical designs. Large floral and statement leafy patterns stimulate a room with a lively energy that bridges the gap between vintage and modern style. The green, pink, white and black large-format decorative porcelain tiles come together to bring a playful touch of escapism to a room. The dynamic tiles can be used on walls in a large range of commercial and residential applications, from a powder room to a hotel lounge.