Conserving Character at The Corn Stores

The future now looks different for this Grade II listed building. Once left derelict and dilapidated, it has had the life breathed back into it by the folks from Rarebreed. This team of friends sought out Quadrant Design to reform it into “a sanctuary of good food, world-class drinks, and great company”. Their aim was to restore the property to its original open and industrial … Continue reading Conserving Character at The Corn Stores

Doggy Décor

Last month at Coverings the tiled doghouse program returned seeing twenty members of Tile Council of North America, Inc. (TCNA) generously donate unique, handcrafted tiled doghouses to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Using doghouse forms from WediCorp and TCNA, participating companies created works of art that not only represent the versatility that tiles have to offer, but the completed works will be auctioned to … Continue reading Doggy Décor

Terrazzo Triumph

The BMW Welt in Munich has been given a frosty new lease of life from none other than Patricia Urquiola. In this large space which acts as showroom, museum, and venue, cutting edge 3D printing technology has created a terrazzo spectacle of the 3,466 square feet (322 square-metre) of flooring. Designed by Urquiola, the colours, shape and style were inspired by the BMW Concept M8 … Continue reading Terrazzo Triumph

Redesigning Recycling in Rwanda

A new Rwandan start-up is seeking to reduce plastic waste one tile at a time. Coldharbour Tiles was founded by Emily Packer and Jake Calhoun in an attempt to take the world in a new, stylish direction whilst also benefiting the planet and creating something beautiful out of waste. They collect high-density polyethylene (HDPE), plastics marked with the #2 code, usually used in household waste … Continue reading Redesigning Recycling in Rwanda

Mar Del Plata from Neolith kitchen surface solution

Sensational Stone Simulation

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, … Continue reading Sensational Stone Simulation

Montana Gris from CRL Quartz kitchen surface

Quantum Of Quartz

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, … Continue reading Quantum Of Quartz

Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers will be presented at ExCel, London with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra-compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, … Continue reading Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

Centura Configuration

A dramatic façade encases the new Centura HQ in Quebec.  White, polished, large format Florim Oversize Magnum (1,200 by 2,400mm) create the look with a unique customised pentagon shape.  These slabs are versatile and lightweight and come with a thickness of just 6mm, as well as sizes raging from 800 by 800mm to 1,600 by 3,200mm. These large formats give a continuous look for fully … Continue reading Centura Configuration

Awesome Araldica

From CEDIT by Florim comes a truly magical collection. The brains behind these bold and beautiful pieces is artist and graphic designer Federico Pepe. Here he took inspiration from marbled paper, a technique that results in a paper surface with an uncanny resemblance to natural stone and marble, yet with the creative freedom afforded by a multitude of colour pigments. This effect is most commonly … Continue reading Awesome Araldica

Enjoy the view at Brew92

There is a whole host of surface solutions on display at this Saudi-Arabian coffee shop.  It is the third of its kind to be designed by Liqui for Brew92.  This time, Scandinavian design is the clear source of inspiration.  In order to incorporate many elements into this location, including a roastery and lounge rooms, the space is divided up with various bespoke elements.  Despite the … Continue reading Enjoy the view at Brew92

Lyon Legacy

To give an extensive display of the materials and surface solutions they offer, Marazzi has taken full advantage of the space in their new showroom. Their new location boasts over 400 square metres in a fashionable area of Lyon and has been designed with a range of visitors in mind, from architects and interior designers, to average customers seeking inspiration. Extra-large stoneware slabs are given … Continue reading Lyon Legacy

Rainscreen Dream

These terracotta rainscreens are here from Shildan in response to demand for larger format panels. They are designed to enable drainage and evaporation of rainwater and allows for building design to include rainwater penetration prevention. Instead of eliminating the opening that allows water in, the rainscreen prevents the process that that drives water through the opening by allowing air to circulate behind the panels. The … Continue reading Rainscreen Dream