Trends in the Tile World
The Watercolors collection from Lunada Bay Tile pays homage to the palettes of five famous painters. The multi-tint green mix is named for Georgia O’Keefe, the light grey for J.M.W. Turner, the dark grey for John Singer Sargent, the white for James McNeill Whistler and the cream for Albrecht Durer.
Making its debut in America and Canada after being available to the U.K. since 2002, the Laura Ashley collection from the British Ceramic Tile Co. will feature popular designs from collaborations with the fashion house. The 2017 line includes a timeless range of wall and floor tiles featuring iconic Laura Ashley prints.
Coverings 2017 was Antolini’s official debut of Azerocare to the public. The treatment is an industry game-changer that protects marbles, onyxes and soft quartzites from staining and etching caused by acidic foods, liquids, oil and grease.
Classentino marble offers the bold, realistic look of marble in a porcelain tile. The intricacies and veining of natural marble are artfully reproduced with Marazzi’s Reveal Imaging technology. The collection is offered in five colors, as well as two different finishes.
Aparici from Tile of Spain showcases encaustic tile style with the Bondi series. This porcelain collection offers a smoother finish with a higher adherence and anti-slip rating because of a new technique the company has developed.
To create ROAD, Ege Seramik worked closely with its design partners to replicate a piece of torn linen embodied in cement. Its matte finish reinforces this textile-like design, which was created with actual gauze being applied on a plaster.
ABK Group showcased their Alpes porcelain tile collection, which combines the decorative quality of various stones from the south of France to create an elegant and original look.
American Wonder Porcelain featured Fabric Folio, a new interpretation of a blended fabric-cement look.
Designed by Gordon Gordon Guillaumier, the Bits & Pieces collection from Ceramiche Piemme reinterprets terrazzo flooring with square and irregular polygonal shapes.
Fondovalle introduces the Dream collection, inspired by the natural weft of linen. The tile provides a natural and refined look that draws connections to traditional textiles.