Marked with natural imperfections, decorated with carvings, and shapes in formats both little and large, textured stone offers a deep seam to mine when it comes to tile design. These are the few I collected at Cersaie.
Alchemy and Deco Pierre
Irregularly ridged with scored lines, Peronda‘s Alchemy and Porcelanosa‘s Deco Pierre take a similar approach to adding texture to stone. Subtle veins can be seen across Alchemy, with the shadow of the ripples adding a static-like screen of detail whilst Deco Pierre is a touch more pixellated, allowing the tonal variations and relief-formed shading to add interest.
Invictus and Metastone
An almost identical attitude to texture is found in Ceramica Sant’Agostino‘s Invictus and Metastone tiles, with uneven and interrupted ridges adding depth over the various stone effects.
Copenhagen and Barro
Ocean Grey and Work Grey
Like looking at a sea bed, Novabell‘s Ocean Grey give a pebbled appearance and matching relief. Mercury‘s Stone Work Grey takes more of a Roadside Chic approach, mixing and matching between mini cobbles, lines, and other inviting textures.
Deco Infinity and Geology Habitat
Creating detail and finesse with simple shapes, Porcelanosa‘s Deco Infinity adds texture for an organic finish. As for Fincibec‘s Geology Habitat tiles, an unusual combination of splotchy stone, kerf marks, and inlaid flooring layouts make for a vary curious surface.
Heritage and Docks
Ridges of a different type decorate Keope‘s Heritage and Mariner’s Docks tiles. Ordered 3D strips in alternating thicknesses add industrial chic to Heritage whilst columns of lines at irregular angles offer something special to Docks.
Savannah Decor and Lune Concept
Nitco‘s Savannah Decor tiles are created to give the illusion of texture, without committing to real-life multi dimensions. Instead the waving pattern is flat and matt, but just as playful for the eye. Keraben‘s Lune Concept tiles are conversely decorated in various levels and forms of relief across angular shapes.
Gascogne and Kendo
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