Tile manufacturers at this year’s Surfaces event will be showing off riskier collections with more daring colors and design. Whether it’s a pop of color, an accented wall or a total makeover, this year’s collections have the style to suite the demand.
Bellavita Tile presents the multi-textured and formatted Vesuvius Collection of glass mosaics, and the Andalucia Collection, a glass mosaic collection with Mediterranean-inspired texture and format.
For the Vesuvius collection, Bellavita used a new glazing technique and created three more colors of basalt to complement the natural grey of basalt or lavastone, and paired each of the colors with a matching glass.
Waterjet cutting and adaptations of ancient glass molding technique come together to make the Andalucìa Collection.
Crossville Inc. will be reintroducing Buenos Aires Mood to its product line-up. The “reinvented” Buenos Aires Mood offers a range of entirely new colors and options.
Sizes now offered are 12 x 12, 12 x 24, 24 x 24, 6 x 36, and 18 x 36 in both polished and unpolished finish (textured finish offered in 12 x 24 and 18 x 36 along with a 2 x 2 mosaic in unpolished only).
Daltile will be introducing two new tile collections, Showscape and Cotto Contempo, as well as three new mosaic lines, Uptown Glass, Jewel Tide and Retro Rounds.
The Showscape collection features large format glazed ceramic tiles that come in bold colors and raised patterns utilizing Dal-Tile’s Visual Imaging technology. Five patterns are available and include: Arabesque, Square Lattice, Chevron, Reverse Dot and Brushstroke. Also available in nine colors: Stylish White, Almond, Soft Gray, Deep Gray, Cocoa, Black, Vivid Green, Crisp Blue and Currant. This collection is available in 12 x 24 and is suitable for walls.
Cotto Contempo is a large-format glazed porcelain tile collection that marries a bold cotto look with elements of cracked cement. This collection utilizes the company’s reveal imaging technology and is available in sizes 6½ x 6½, 13 x 13, 20 x 20 and 12 x 24. Color options include: Pennsylvania Avenue, Wall Street, Michigan Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.
Del Conca USA
Del Conca USA will showcase its Wine Barrel collection, a wood-look porcelain tile available in three colors: Noce, Gray and Bianco. Sizes are 6 x 24 and 8 x 32, designed to replicate wood planks. Matching mosaics in each of the three colors are also available.
Emilceramica’s Ergon brand will be showcasing its Architect Resin and Cornerstone collections.
Architect Resin marries the simplicity of concrete with artistic creativity — broad strokes and expanses of color.
The key material is resin, interpreted in eight colors: Copenhagen Ivory, New York Sand, Hong Kong Taupe, Miami Brown, Tokyo White, Berlin Grey, London Smoke, Bruxelles Black.
Sizes available include: 80 x 80, 40 x 80, 60 x 60, 30 x 60 and 30 x 30.
Cornerstone offers a unique interpretation of stones found throughout the world based on new reproduction technologies.
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MS International (MSI) will be showcasing its Capella Porcelain — influenced from Old World Terracotta, the Capella line offers an updated look with colors and hues resembling old world pavers. Imagine a modern day villa with rich patinas and a modern flair. This line offers large format cotto tiles and coordinating wood planks that can be used together or stand alone.
Wood plank size is 6 x 40, and cotto tiles are 12 x 24 and 24 x 24. Colors include Ash, Birch, Java and Stable for wood planks, and Sand, Talc, Clay and Silt for cotto tiles.
The company will also introduce its new MSI Mosaic Display System, which features 90 actual mosaic samples of the best sellers assorted by collection and by color. It is then augmented by a Design Guide, which utilizes the same approach to over 250 choices shown in high-resolution 3D imaging. Finally, the guide features a multitude of room scenes.
Daltile’s Cotto Contempo
MSI’s Capella cotto tiles