FS Raku evokes raku pottery.

The authentic magic of raku

Francisco Segarra took the ancient raku technique as his source of inspiration for the FS Raku range, experimenting with it and coming up with a brick-format tile whose colours, textures, crackle effect, and surface nuances all evoke the authentic beauty of raku pottery. Continue reading The authentic magic of raku

Bacteria Builds bioLITH

The harsh reality of mass manufacturing is that, for the most part, it’s not particularly good for the planet. The production of building materials is no exception, yet with a large and growing population, individuals are going to continue to need housing. Looking for ways to produce these materials without polluting or taking too much from the environment is a giant step taken by bioMASON. Continue reading Bacteria Builds bioLITH

All in a Glaze Work

One thing that can transform a tile from humdrum to extraordinary is its glaze – not only there to add shine, but also to create exciting effects like craquelure or iridescence. One company has made glaze its focus, expanding its collection by experimenting with furnace temperature and mineral reactions. Continue reading All in a Glaze Work

Bouquet Of Beauty

Bouquet Ceramic’s Cevisama stand was a riot of commercially-aware, decorative designs in small formats, featuring unusual shapes, eye-popping glazes, beautiful graphics, sculptural forms and technical expertise in tile form. Continue reading Bouquet Of Beauty

Good Vibes in on-trend colours by Cevica

Islington Insights

At the Surface Design Show, London in early February, Tile of Spain will curate a display of new Spanish ceramic and porcelain tile designs that offer an eclectic choice of colours, shapes, finishes and formats for both residential and commercial projects. Continue reading Islington Insights

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

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

Sant Anselmo sculpts sumptuous glazed surfaces

Sublime Surface Selection

One of the highlights of The Surface & Materials Show; Lumentile is a luminous construction element that uses cutting-edge technology to display lights, colours and images, creating a chameleonic skin for horizontal or vertical applications. Continue reading Sublime Surface Selection

RAK’s Double Reward

RAK Ceramics pulled off an unprecedented double when the UAE-based manufacturing giant won both Wall Tile of the Year, for Country Brick, and Floor Tile of the Year, for Circle Wood, at the TTA Awards 2017. Continue reading RAK’s Double Reward

Winchester Tile

Floral Felicitations

A beautiful new collection of softly sophisticated glazed tiles, inspired by iconic British gardens and the historic market towns of Suffolk, has been introduced by The Winchester Tile Company: an Original Style’s brand. Continue reading Floral Felicitations

Dynamic Angle by Natucer

Natucer Naturally

Natucer is something of a one off. The company’s use of extruded clay techniques mean that is is able to offer 3D shapes, moulded pieces and textures that few other manufacturers can emulate. Continue reading Natucer Naturally