Two brands whose work I've always admired are KerabenandPeronda. One of the highlights of my time in Spain was the chance to tour Keraben's factory in Castellón. My friendBob Borsonwas on the Spain trip too and he wrote what I say is the definitive post on that factory tour on his site, Life of an Architect. Bob's report from the factory floor is chock-full of pointers about what makes good tile good and is well worth the read. Tile expertRyan Fasanprovided the technical details in Bob's article and it's a definite keeper.
Keraben is breaking new ground when it comes to high-resolution printing on tile. Their products do such a good job of imitating natural stone and wood that I have a hard time telling the difference between tile and the real stuff. Here's an overview of their new releases for 2011.
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