Daltile's Sweet Sensation event

National Tile Day USA

“This year we are hosting events nationwide to celebrate this day. Amidst the festive decorations, we are also prominently highlighting the ‘4 Ts of Tile’ which we have created to help customers clearly remember why tile is such a fabulous choice. The attributes of tile as presented by our Why Tile campaign are: Tough, Timeless, Trouble-Free and Trustworthy.” Daltile Continue reading National Tile Day USA

An image from Cevisama 2017

Viva Valencia

Cevisama is a really good excuse to visit the delightful and visually-exciting city of Valencia. The city really shines in two areas: food and architecture. It is hard to get a bad meal in Valencia; providing you stick to Spanish and Valencian menus. Valencia is also a wonderful city for architecture. The old city offers a taste of historical splendour; while The City of Arts and Sciences is a modernist must. Continue reading Viva Valencia

Pastel Progression

Moving beyond the celebrity of millenial pink, shades of blush, lavender, sea green and pale yellow can be found in dozens of floor and wall tiles. Less saturated than primary colors, pastels create a light, soft and calming effect, which dovetails with a few other trends from this year from Painterly to Nostalgia. Continue reading Pastel Progression

New Typologies

While some tile manufacturers recreate the look of wood or stone to an impressive degree of realism, others mix different materials or handpick certain characteristics to form a whole new typology. Continue reading New Typologies

Bountiful Botanicals

While floral designs have been around since decorative tile was invented, botanical is a new trend that reflects two movements in the design industry. The first is a focus on health and wellness and the incorporation of the natural world into interiors. Meanwhile, the influence of tropical modernism has seeped into interiors and product design, shown by the abundance of palm, cacti and other flora-inspired patterns. Continue reading Bountiful Botanicals

Lavazza's new flagship store in Milan's Piazza San Fedele

Lavazza Luxury

Tile Addict’s favourite Italian coffee brand Lavazza has created a flagship store and café in the centre of Milan, where it is seeking to engage customers in a multi-sensory themed coffee experience. UK agency JHP has designed the space, which seeks to present the everyday ingredient of coffee in surprising new ways, while embodying every aspect of the Lavazza brand. The store pioneers Coffee Design, an ‘artform’ created by Lavazza to offer innovative and unusual flavour combinations. Continue reading Lavazza Luxury

Earthy Enthusiasm

Crossroad brings together the experience of the two brands – ABK and Oikos – through a moodboard concept that combines different material effects and co-ordinating colours in identical or complimentary tones. The result is a selection of sophisticated, on trend, surface options. Continue reading Earthy Enthusiasm

TSJ Newsletter

The latest issue of the Tile & Stone Journal e-newsletter (shown above) is now available. Coverage of technical innovations, the latest ceramic tile design trends, profiles of leading manufacturers and much more can be found in Tile & Stone Journal, or online at http://www.tileandstonejournal.com. Continue reading TSJ Newsletter