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.
The true blacksmith artists use an anvil, hammer and blazing heat to create unique works of value and longevity. From this tradition, Mediterranea utilizes the heat of the kiln to create a porcelain tile that fuses the essential elements of metal and wood — the result is the Forge series.
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 have tile installation case studies from Portland, OR, Milwaukee, WI, New York, NY, Tromsø, Norway, and Las Vegas, NV. Take a look at this month's Technical Focus on lippage-free tile installation, read the latest Contractor Spotlight, and much more!