Tile trends are constantly evolving. New colorways, patterns, textures and formats are being introduced each year, which give designers more inspiration and motivation to utilize tile products in their projects. Tile manufacturers are also working hard to craft innovative, unique designs to cater to every type of space.
This product showcase features new porcelain, ceramic and glass tile collections from American Olean, Artaic, Cotto d’Este, Daltile, Emser Tile, Karen Pearse Global Direct, Marazzi USA, Mediterranea, Nemo Tile + Stone, Shaw, SomerTile and Walker Zanger.
Mimicking the natural appearance of oak wood, SomerTile's Tribeka Hex Brown 8 5/8" x 9 7/8" porcelain floor and wall tile emulates rustic beauty with an abstract twist. This hexagon-shaped tile transforms any space into a work of art through triangular patterns reminiscent of Art Deco style.
The eternal charm of wood, with its naturalness, grain and color shades, is reflected in the Sequoia collection by Realonda Ceramica, and shown in different formats and reliefs. The 40- x 120-cm rectified porcelain is inspired by the warmth of the Nordic style with thin and irregular wood strips.
Hollywood fuses Old World glamour with contemporary rustic tones for a distinct wood-look tile in Emser Tile’s new Hollywood series. Beige and Oak colorations recall the classic warm look of aged wood, while Blue and Taupe feature cool undertones.
Daltile’s new RevoTile is a spectacular game-changer for the tile industry. It is a revolutionary, patented, floating floor system that installs two times faster than traditional tile. RevoTile installs in just three easy steps: place underlayment, click tiles together and grout.
Facing Lake Garda and set against the Alps, Hotel Bellariva is a high-end hotel designed by the local architecture firm, Studio Guerreschi & Associati. the hotel is a four-story wooden structure entirely built according to green building criteria.
Essence is an Italian-made, rectified glazed porcelain series from Arizona Tile that was created to emulate the appearance of natural wood planks. With more than 70 pattern faces throughout each color, repetition is limited thereby improving its realistic, wood-like appearance.
Timberbrook by American Olean captivates with the appeal of reclaimed barnwood that’s been given new life in a durable porcelain tile. A naturally distressed wood look is captured perfectly with richly blended colors on a unique plank size.
Coverings 2012 -- held last month at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL -- did not disappoint with its numerous displays of tile introductions. The diverse array of product lines ranged from large-format porcelain to wood-look tiles to glass mosaics. Here is just a glimpse of the latest developments that were showcased:
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on outdoor installations and the importance of surface prep prior to any tile installation. Through various case studies, see what types of installations are possible in the great outdoors. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the product showcase, which highlights the newest surface prep products on the market.