10 Trend Takeaways from Coverings
Historia from Marazzi was inspired by the marbled halls in timeless estates. These glazed porcelain tiles are available in large-format sizes, including 12-in. by 24-in., 24-in. by 24-in. and 24-in. by 48-in. The collection also includes a 4-in. by 8-in. half hexagon that offers multiple design options when mixing colors to create unique patterns.
The Dunes Series of tile from Island Stone is made up of subway tiles sculpted with an offset angled surface, forming connected ridges reminiscent of sand dunes. Two new colors – Crystal White and Typhoon Grey – completes the series.
Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile transforms the brand’s most iconic prints, tranquil wallpaper-like patterns and fabric textures into concrete tile surfaces. The embossed relief surfaces have a three-dimensional quality in six colors that coordinate with Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile glass blends.
Ragno has launched five new collections for summer, including Romantic Marble. Reflecting Italian marble, Romantic Marble offers large-format Colorbody porcelain tile and a unique rhombus mosaic in several finishes or a natural finish.
Inspired by the Art Deco movement of the 20s and 30s, Tango by Aparici features geometric shapes for sophisticated and nostalgic environments. Color tones include calming blue, gray, rose and neutral hues.
Available in three different looks – marble, concrete and stone – Marvel Edge from Atlas Concorde is a large-format, 6mm, 48-in. by 109-in. tile for bold spaces. Matte and glossy finishes are possible options.
Marmi by AVA Ceramica mimics the textures and veins of natural marble. With 12 colors available, the collection includes seven 6mm formats, two 10mm formats and one 127-in. by 64-in. by 12mm format.
Ceramica Fondovalle’s My Top is a large, 12mm-thick slab that boasts hygienic, stain-proof qualities ideal for a number of different settings. A sophisticated, natural finish is part of the offering.
Paying homage to Venetian terrazzo floors, Newdecò from Ceramica Sant-Agnostino is available in six colors. Sizes include a 10mm-thick square floor and wall tiles.
Cerdisa Stonemix blends together a variety of minerals spanning from Burgundy stone to veined marble for a modern look. This collection is available in five colors – white, gold, gray, antrax and multicolor – seven formats and two finishes.
Offered in four hues, Reformation from Crossville includes three large-format plank tile sizes and two mosaic options. Reformation is available in two cool grays and two warm neutrals. Bullnose and cove base trims complement Reformation, along with a traditional and block mosaic.
The Divinity HDP Color Body Porcelain from Florida Tile is distinguished by the veining, striations and imperfections of natural stone. These floor and wall tiles are available in four colors.
Recalling the sophistication of whiskey, Old Fashioned from Lamosa replicates an elegant wood with characteristic grain. The tile is available in four colors and 8-in. planks range from 24 to 48 inches for a realistic look.
Designed by architect Fabio Novembre, Lea Ceramiche’s Slimtech Concreto boasts a highly realistic cement look. These 6mm thick slabs are also available in large formats.
Eternity 0.3 from Panaria Ceramica was inspired by the aesthetic of marble veining, patterns, shades and designs. The collection is available in two 6mm sizes and four styles.
From a fusion of materials like limestones, cements and basalts, Ms. Barcelona from Portobello America creates a minimalist surface combining veins and elements of natural stones or cement textures with aggregates.
Made of glass sheets, Sicis’ Vetrite Gem Glass reflects the beauty of precious stones and lava rocks. These 47-in. by 110-in. slabs are available in 6mm and 10mm, in a range of effects.
Vitromex from Brooklyn is an expansion of the brand’s ceramic wall tile collection. Vitromex introduces four new colors – including Cloud, shown here – for subway tiles, offered in a 3-in. by 10-in. wall tile and coordinating 3-in. by 10-in. bullnose.
The HardieBacker 500 Waterproof Cement Board from James Hardie is the first and only waterproof cement board. This introduction passes ANSI 118.10 for waterproofness and protects tile installation and wall cavities from wall penetration, eliminating the need for added coating.
MULTIMAX Lite from Laticrete Intl. is a one-step, non-sag, large and heavy tile mortar for interior and exterior ceramic tile, porcelain tile, glass tile and stone installations. MULTIMAX Lite exceeds the industry’s standard for a cement-based adhesive mortar and can be more easily transported and troweled.
The Noble Deck sheet membrane from Noble Company is engineered for outdoor use, providing waterproofing and high-performance crack isolation for thin-bed tile installations. Noble Deck is also one of the only sheet membranes approved for primary waterproofing for exterior applications over occupied spaces.
Made in the U.S., the Tuscan SeamClip TruSpace from Pearl Abrasive is an all-in-one tool that brings tiles into alignment and sets the grout spacing without the need for additional spacers. Clips hold tiles in place until they are set, then are easily snapped off leaving a level tile surface.