With Coverings cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic, travel and communications limited, and huge industry challenges to overcome, Diary of a Tile Addict have decided to help maintain a steady flow of tile news by using our on-line communication platform. Selected tile manufacturers and brands have been offered one FREE post during an initial three month trial, covering April, May, and June 2020.
Companies have been rising to the challenge, sending over selections of designs that were originally destined for this year’s show in New Orleans. One such company are Italian porcelain stoneware giants ItalGraniti. Their newest collection – Hematite – has been initially chosen for this opportunity.
This directionally-veined stoneware range is expressed with both a natural and a lapped finish in a variety of formats (600 by 1,200mm, 450 by 900mm, 300 by 600mm, and 100 by 300mm for natural and 800 by 1,600mm, 600 by 1,200mm, and 300 by 600mm for lapped).
The veins add a touch of drama to the tiles, directing the eye, softening colours, and adding a sense of continuity. Hematite’s application potential is supplemented by the incorporation of the mosaic option that demonstrates a subtlety of design through the delicate inclusion of the veins.
Four colours are offered in the collection: white, beige, grey, and black allowing different mood options and visual impacts. The textured angular relief decor adds diverse charm, emphasising the tonal qualities of the tile.
The surfaces designed by ItalGraniti are LEED certified and therefore are produced in an environmentally-friendly manner without chemical waterproofing products, paints, or other materials proven to be harmful to humans and the ecosystem.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, May 2020.