Galvanised Glamour

Industrial chic takes centre stage with British Ceramic Tile’s new HD Galvanised collection. Offering a glimmer of the unexpected, this metal-effect ceramic tile range brings surface textures to walls and provides the element of surprise at which today’s ceramic tiles truly excel. Continue reading Galvanised Glamour

Isaiah Zagar

Philadelphia’s Philanthropist

Isaiah Zagar’s magnum opus is his vast and visionary mosaic environment, The Magic Gardens of South Philadelphia. Here Zagar covered the interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and floors of nearly half a block with mosaic to create what is, in effect, an overwhelming and inspiring 40 year personal diary. Continue reading Philadelphia’s Philanthropist

Chalk & Choice

Confirming the commitment of the Marca Corona Line 1741 to experimentation, Chalk is a concrete-effect collection that combines delicate tones with bold shapes. On one hand it explores cold and chalky nuances. On the other it makes great use of the rhombus, and allows installers to create virtually endless decorative compositions. Continue reading Chalk & Choice

Terrazzo Takes Off

A major project to lay around 7,500 sq. metres of new conglomerate flooring and screeding at Gatwick North Terminal – an exemplar of a high profile, high footfall area – has been undertaken by NFTMMS members DMC Contracts and InOpera Group. The main contractor for the project was Balfour Beatty. Continue reading Terrazzo Takes Off

Little Greene's Colours of England

Curating The Colours Of England

Looking at Little Greene’s beautifully curated 2017 palette, clear similarities emerge between what this market-leading paint and wallpaper company is currently offering to the market, and what is set to come down the pipe in Sassuolo, Castellon and the other ceramic tile hubs in 2018. Continue reading Curating The Colours Of England

Modern Maiolica Mastery

Marca Corona Gallery, the historical archive of the Rubbiani Collection, was the source of inspiration for Marca Corona’s new small-format Maiolica collection in which tiling tradition is reinterpreted through one of its timeless guises: white and blue majolica. Innovative decoration techniques give these floor and wall tiles a thoroughly modern look, suitable for the most sophisticated and on-trend spaces. Continue reading Modern Maiolica Mastery

Casa Caesar

Ceramiche Caesar’s new showroom in Fiorano Modenese has been divided into two floors, which feature exhibition and work spaces, as well as an impressive reception area and spaces for specific displays. The showroom has been designed to be a new interpretation of the company’s products and its aim is to captivate the visitor in the same manner as an art exhibition. Continue reading Casa Caesar

Tile Fire's mural adorns the new Lidl supermarket in Halstead, Essex

Lidl Lights Up Tile Fire

The Lidl supermarket chain has commissioned Liverpool’s Tile Fire to manufacture and install two bespoke tile murals depicting the towns history at their new store in Halstead, Essex. The murals were produced from photographs dating back to the early 1900s; one depicting the town centre and the other Halstead’s former train station. Continue reading Lidl Lights Up Tile Fire

Deconstructing Decoration

The key to the impact of Decortiles’ 2017 portfolio lies in the duality between the brutal and the delicate. This, together with a multiplicity of surfaces, formats, and finishes, including on-trend sober tones of grey, black, and white, results in a range that both excites and offers clear commercial potential. Continue reading Deconstructing Decoration

Apposite Aparici

Right now very few companies on the planet can match Aparici’s 2017/18 portfolio for sheer inventiveness, humour, tone, texture and graphic joie de vivre. Continue reading Apposite Aparici

Del Conca’s Cartoon Capers

Iconic cartoon character Valentina returns in a glamorous tile collection by Del Conca, featuring classic black and white images, and available in two décors. Black and white images with flashes of red recall creator Guido Crepax’s attention to detail. Continue reading Del Conca’s Cartoon Capers

The Oyster: Salerno's scupltural ferry terminal designed by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid’s Organic Oyster

Standing near the quay dedicated to Manfred, Salerno’s new, highly sculptural concrete, glass and tiled terminal building was conceived by Zaha Hadid, as “an oyster with a hard outer shell containing soft, fluid elements, with a ‘tempered’ roof to shield it from the harsh Mediterranean sun.” Continue reading Zaha Hadid’s Organic Oyster

Rondine Inwood 3D Multicolour

Walking In A Wooden Wonderworld

Rondine’s Inwood range features ceramic surfaces with a charmingly rugged feel to both sight and touch.

 The six colour options, with their attractive warm tones, have been selected to bring out the natural essence of wood in all its beauty and imperfection. The tiles’ shade variations are capable of creating different moods depending on how they are laid.

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Waterfall by Lea Ceramiche

Darkly Mysterious

Lea Ceramiche’s Waterfall range has a surface that reproduces the iridescent effects typical of sedimentary rocks, with irregularities and variations of colour that mark the passage of time amplified on the large slabs 5.5mm thick. Continue reading Darkly Mysterious

75 by 300mm tiles from the Industrial range by British Ceramic Tile

Metallic Tile Morphism

Cersaie 2016 saw everything from the neo-industrial chic of large format corten and burnished steel slabs, through to bright cold, copper and platinum tesserae; and this design thread had some fresh impetus at Cersaie 2018 through the widespread adoption of continuous pressing technology giving rise to the simulated sheet-metal ultra-large tile ranges. Metallic tiles are also featuring in cutting-edge interiors as decorative inlays, either framing tiles or creating geometric motifs. Continue reading Metallic Tile Morphism

Tempting Tactile Textures

Ceramica Sant’Agostino is one of the leading pioneers in the area of textile-effect tiles. The ground-breaking Digitalart and Tailorart ranges have now been joined by Fineart. This new fabric-effect porcelain collection features high-end digital printing techniques and a light 3D structure. It offers a fine texture, soft tones, delicate melanges, and small formats. Continue reading Tempting Tactile Textures

Casa Andamio by Bosch Capdeferro Arquitectos

Sustainable Surface Solutions

Ceramic tile is, without a shadow of a doubt, essential to sustainable architecture and construction, not just because it is a natural material but also because of the range of construction systems in which it can be used. Continue reading Sustainable Surface Solutions