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

Waterfall by Lea Ceramiche

Darkly Mysterious

Lea Ceramiche’s Waterfall range has a surface that reproduces the iridescent effects typical of sedimentary rocks, with irregularities and variations of colour that mark the passage of time amplified on the large slabs 5.5mm thick. Continue reading Darkly Mysterious

February Fashion Feature

For more than ten years Surface Design Show has been the place where industry people immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers and suppliers. From 6th to 8th February 2018, the show will return to London’s Business Design Centre, presenting the newest and best surfaces that the design industry has to offer. Continue reading February Fashion Feature

Wavefront Townhouses, Lennox Head, NSW, Australia

Wavefront Townhouses

The dynamic street façade of the Wavefront Townhouses appears as a single integrated development, and references the fluid movement of the world class surf break the development overlooks. The pared back, low maintenance landscaping, white washed façades, and extensive use of ceramic tiles both reference the architecture of the Greek Islands from where the client’s family originates and provides a great reference for minimal ocean side development. Continue reading Wavefront Townhouses

Texas Ale Project features tiles and Laminam sheets from Crossville.

Basalt Brewery

When specifying The Texas Ale Project, The Orion Collection turned to Crossville for suitable tile collections to finish the tasting room. Dark, textural Laminam Oxide 3 Grigio was specified for the T.A.P. room walls, while Laminam Oxide 3 Nero was installed on the columnar walls. Crossville’s Basalt porcelain tiles in the Bedrock colour were used on the floor, co-ordinating with the Laminam-skinned walls. Continue reading Basalt Brewery

Antique Marble of Cerim

The new Antique Marble collection from Cerim exploits a variety of finishes, sizes and colour themes to satisfy the demands of contemporary architecture and modern lifestyles, while maintaining a connection to this timeless material’s historical roots. Continue reading Antique Marble of Cerim

Kontinua by Casalgrande Padana

Kontinua Knowhow

The lightweight, unbroken surfaces provided by new Kontinua large-format tiles redefine design boundaries, allowing the creation of ambitious residential and commercial spaces without compromising on the performance and aesthetics of Casalgrande Padana’s porcelain stoneware. Continue reading Kontinua Knowhow

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

Nexo Coverlam by Grespania

What Is A Tile?

Stepping on to the impressive Grespania stand, one was faced by presentations of ceramics and porcelain floor and wall tiles, alongside one-piece kitchen worktops formed from ceramics slabs, achingly stylish Danish tables with Laminam table tops, and giant Laminam slabs that stretch the definition of tiles to 1,200 by 3,600mm … some stretch and quite beyond belief if I cast my mind back to my first Cersaie 25 years ago. Continue reading What Is A Tile?