Coverings 2017 exceeded expectations. The wide range of truly excellent tiles on display, from factories across the globe, was extremely impressive; with USA-based producers providing ample evidence of just how far American tile production has advanced in the past decade.
One factory to catch the eye was Metropolitan Tile, who included some neat explorations of the recent brick trend. Of course, brick has been a corner stone of architecture and design for thousands of years.
Royal Thin Brick can be used on walls or floors, giving the designer a multitude of options for adding the quality look of real brick to their design while keeping costs down.
Royal Thin Brick is tumbled after firing to capture the essence of worn reclaimed bricks. During the tumbling process, crisp edges are worn down, and sharp corners are rounded or knocked off. The appearance of distressed brick is made complete with a traditional wire cut face that gives it added texture and variation.
Further coverage of the design trends at Coverings 2017 can be found in Tile & Stone Journal May 2017, Pages 48-65, or online at www.tileandstonejournal.com.
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, April 2017.