Below the Surface
Cathedral Heights from Marazzi is a reimagining of ancient beams and doors reclaimed from old European churches and mansions. This visual of complex sawcut and hewn graining is achieved by 3-D digital imaging.
New Ravenna introduces Altimetry, designed by Sara Baldwin & Paul Schatz. Shown here is Flock, a stone and Serenity glass water-jet mosaic shown in infinity glass and polished Calacatta.
In the spirit of sequels, Walker Zanger revisits the ceramic Studio Moderne collection to create an extension of Century Suite in collaboration with designer Michael Berman. The Century Suite draws inspiration from 1970s glamour, art deco and neo-Egyptian architecture – exhibiting bold, graphic patterns and architectural backdrops. Walker Zanger will also be showing this and other new collections, such as Kaza and Sketchbook, at KBIS 2017.
HanStone Quartz is expanding the marble-inspired line to include six new colors. Echoing the wispy veining of Carrara Marble, the fresh new colors add a classic sophistication to an environment.
Composed of 99 percent recycled stone, Lithoverde from Daltile provides modern sustainability with the combined look of marble and limestone. Daltile will also be introducing several new ONE Quartz Surfaces colors at KBIS 2017.
Ege Seramik introduces the latest addition to its popular wood-grain look of tile offerings, Nordicwood, a pressed glazed porcelain tile collection. Available in 6-in. by 36-in. planks, Nordic wood has a light texture that mimics actual saw marks.
With more scientific literature out about the negative effects of formaldehyde in bamboo plywood, Bothbest has worked to eliminate the chemical by cross laminating and heat pressing multiple layers of bamboo plywood.
The flatness and lightness of the Laminam 12mm-thick, 1620 by 3240mm ceramic slabs to be used as the preferred material for horizontal surfaces, from tables to bathroom and kitchen tops. Expressed in five collections inspired by elements like concrete and wood, the new series offers a total of 14 colors.
Granada Tile has partnered with designer Paul Schatz to create 13 new patterns for the Echo Collection. Inspired by travels throughout Latin America and the Mediterranean, these new motifs have a bold, contemporary look.
Concreate plank flooring provides the performance of decorative concrete without the cost or complications of pouring a slab. Durable, non-combustible and Class A fire-rated, they are stain resistant concrete and available in three colors.
Reclaimed from raw waste materials often incinerated or discarded in landfill, Kirei’s Board, Bamboo and Coco Tiles are naturally derived millwork elements that can be applied to retrofit or new construction.
Margraf has broadened its offering of modular marble products with the new Vintage size collection that reinterprets the small rectangular formats that were commonly used in bathrooms in the 50s and 60s.
The Michael Aram Collection for Artistic Tile draws from some of Aram’s well-known collections in metallic bronze, steel or gloss white. Shown here is Gotham, which is manufactured in Japan.
Lunada Bay Tile interprets the metallic trend in interior design with the introduction of Tozen Glow, a glass tile collection that breaks formal design rules by blending textures and metals for dramatic effect.
From Vetrazzo, the Sea Pearl finish highlights the individual shapes of the shards of glass contained within the slab and are composed of 85 percent post-consumer recycled materials in a cement-based matrix.
Inspired by the pleasure-seeking goddess of the same name, Freya from Stikwood boasts a floral theme sure to brighten any environment. The tile is made from reclaimed Douglas fir with an Eco Coat finish.
Saltillo Tile from Rustico Tile is a type of terra cotta flooring that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and in three color finishes, including traditional, Manganese and antique finish.
Dekton by Cosentino has expanded its Dekton XGloss Series with the XGloss Naturals Series. Shown here, Fjord has a pronounced, yet simplified veining in a high-lacquer finish is an industry first and captures the allure of natural stone in a durable material. This and more new introductions will be shown at KBIS 2017.
The Ella Pattern is part of StoneImpressions’ Artisan Stone Tile and is offered in multiple colors and stone sizes. This hand-printed design is featured on Carrara marble and can be used as a backsplash or floor tile.
The 2016 Wilsonart Contract Laminate Collection inspired a new texture, Casual Rustic, which is a blend of grain variations ranging from linear to subtle movement. The overall low gloss surface is accented with higher-sheen woodgrain ticking and random highlights.
Containing 40 percent recycled content, White Sands from the Studio Collection is inspired by the dun fields of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.