As trade shows in 2016 and 2017 have clearly shown, terrazzo is back in fashion. Little wonder, then that Inalco has taken the opportunities presented by Cevisama and Coverings to present Fluorite, a new porcelain tile collection inspired by the terrazzo floors of yesteryear, but one with an innovative revamped air.
The Fluorite collection was developed in collaboration with Katty Schiebeck. This talented young designer took the mineral fluorite as her source of inspiration, coming up with a collection offering neutral tones – plus white, black, blue and green – that infuses indoors with a sense of harmony and balance.
Fluorite provides large-format porcelain tiles in a thin Slimmker version.
All-in-all Fluorite is one of the most impressive additions to the uber-fashionable terrazzo aesthetic: one of today’s must-have interior looks. The success of the range lies in the way Schiebeck and Inalco have revamped a familiar design using mineral shades of the season, such as mauve and green, together with other timeless and neutral tones, such as blanco, piedra and crema.
The latest and most dramatic addition to Fluorite’s chromatic range is Negro, available in both natural and bush-hammered finishes.
The full range of formats is 1,500 by 1,500, 1,000 by 2,500, 1,000 by 1,000 and 500 by 1,000mm. The design/finish options are Blanco Plus Natural, Crema Natural, Piedra Natural, Negro Natural, Verde Natural, Azul Natural, Piedra Bush-hammered, Negro Bush-hammered and Blanco Plus Bush-hammered.
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.
Further coverage of the design trends at Cevisama 2017 can be found in Tile & Stone Journal March 2017, Pages 44 -50 and April 2017, Pages 74-76, or online at www.tileandstonejournal.com.
A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, April 2017.