White Beauty by Fiandre

Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

Fiandre has added new colours and finishes to the Maximum Marmi collection: Agata, Amazonite, White Beauty, Grey Beauty, Calacatta Bellissimo, Arabescato Orobico, and Rock Salt; while Roc de Bourgogne, and Solida are new colour ranges in the Stone Effects category. Continue reading Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

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

Weaving and Panelling

Continuing our look at some of the mini-trends from Cevisama are two that lean towards the old-fashioned, replicating classic materials with ceramics. Tile textures have been all the rage for the past few years with companies exploring what can be done, and tactile surfaces adding an enticing element to interior design. At this year’s show there was one such surface that was especially appealing – … Continue reading Weaving and Panelling

Ike Summer from Codicer 70s retro tile trend 2020

Hot and Cold with 70s Retro

There were a few trends around Cevisama that didn’t make it to the big list, but they’re still worth a mention. Florals didn’t stop at quaint and delicate or bold and tropical, for many companies they simply went hand-in-hand with their retro revival designs. Exaggerated curves and cartoonish shapes paired with earthy browns, yellows, pinks, oranges, greys, and blues to create a 70s style. Continue reading Hot and Cold with 70s Retro

Bali Stones from Mainzu tile trend 2020

Pretty Petal Patterns

Botanical designs were set to prove popular this year, continuing on from the trend of 2017, incorporating florals for a “focus on health and wellness” through “the incorporation of the natural world into interiors”, as well as “tropical modernism” which saw a burst of demand last year. Tropical jungle prints haven’t entirely fallen out of favour just yet, and at Cevisama there was still plenty … Continue reading Pretty Petal Patterns

Wood-look Wonders II

Companies weren’t just mixing medias in their tiles to create incredible surfaces, many played with texture and detail for covering solutions with a difference. Azulindus y Marti showcased 3D relief tiles that had the appearance of square wooden cross-sections in various natural shades. They also added faux age marks on their 125 by 250mm ranges including Sabina, Old Wood, and Decapé, providing a gorgeous well-loved … Continue reading Wood-look Wonders II

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Going for Grey

Nobody did grey quite like Azuvi whose entire stand showcased their signature stylish neutrals in range after range of textured grey surfaces such as Montana Grey, Valley Light Grey, and Dexa Dark Grey. But it wasn’t just neutral natural stone looks that Cevisama had in spades as an overwhelming amount of companies presented delightful designs and patchwork patterns in an assortment of styles and a … Continue reading Going for Grey

Everyone’s got 2020 vision

The most unmistakeable theme of this year’s Cevisama was a play on the new decade. Celebrating the roaring 20s in a stylish fashion seemed to be the priority, looking back a hundred years for inspiration. One of the most dominant and memorable aspects of 1920s design was Art Deco. Since the 2013 remake of The Great Gastby the 20s have been back in style, gaining … Continue reading Everyone’s got 2020 vision

Ten Years of Tile Timber

If there’s one trend that’s skyrocketed this decade it’s wood-looks. Undeniable amounts of energy have been deployed throughout the past ten years to produce the most realistic, varied, textured, and creative ceramic interpretations of this building classic – so we’ve decided to take a closer look at how this ingenious creation has gone from strength to strength since 2010. Continue reading Ten Years of Tile Timber

Tile Trends 2020

As we’re coming towards the end of the year, it only seems appropriate to outline what can be expected in the tile world in 2020. We’ve scoured many trends lists, and drawn from our extensive exploration at Cersaie to compile our very own 2020 tile trends. Colour One colour in particular has been heralded as one to look out for, and its a slightly subtler … Continue reading Tile Trends 2020

Glitch from Benoy tile design

Concrete Glitch

In interior design the consumer preference for unique products and surface solutions is only increasing. We covered the trend in a piece in March of this year, where the focus was predominantly for artisanal and hand crafted products and materials that have an organic level of imperfection. Since then we’ve explored a whole raft of gorgeous ranges that delight in their unique imperfections, from the … Continue reading Concrete Glitch

Marazzi skinny format tile trend cersaie 2019

Skinny Selection

Skinny formats have been trending a lot this year so Tile Addict took a look around Cersaie to see how companies have incorporated them into their ranges. And there are definitely some interesting formats, decors, and effects to see! Ceramica Rondine‘s Oxyd (covered in the metallics and pearlescents article) had a new skinny format addition to its collection. The new format included all of the … Continue reading Skinny Selection

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Partners in light play

Metallic tiles and pearlescents both bring something magical to the tile world. The way they play with light and change colour offers a new experience each time they are viewed. At Cersaie many companies incorporated these two effects into their ranges, each presenting something a little different. Ceramica Rondine showcased a standard industrial style with Oxyd. Their range of metal-look tiles varies from rusty browns … Continue reading Partners in light play

Trending: Tropical II

Paul Ceramiche presented one of the most colourful selections of jungle print tiles at Cersaie with their Yes! Collection – offerring a whole range of bright colours in variations of green, blue, red, orange, and yellow, and a pattern that was solely leafy in nature. It was one of the most effective presentations of a jungle themed range, with demonstrations of its use in interior … Continue reading Trending: Tropical II

Trending: Tropical

In August we took a look at the tile world’s tropical offerings and this year at Cersaie company after company were incorporating jungle print into their collections. A large range of interpretations of the theme were presented, some with a focus on bright colourful flora and fauna, some incorporating textures and metallics, and some taking a very subtle approach. Over the next two posts, we … Continue reading Trending: Tropical

Aracana wood look tiles oriental wood cersaie 2019

Wacky Wood

Wood-effect tiles don’t have to be limited to simple planks, and the companies at Cersaie did a good job of showing just how versatile they can be. Ceramica Rondine was the first to draw Tile Addict’s attention with its curious multi-layered effect wood-look planks. With the collection consisting of predominantly traditional wood-effects, the decors have a very different take on the style. A variety of … Continue reading Wacky Wood