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

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

Nemo Tile's new Cape Cod collection

Cape Cod Collection

USA retailer Nemo Tile a new collection that is inspired by the classic American seaside destination after which it is named. It is a range of glazed ceramic subway tiles with a smooth yet uneven finish that mimics rolling ocean waves. The range, which has an artisanal, weathered look, is available in 12 soft pastel finishes. Continue reading Cape Cod Collection

NID textured wall decor by Atlas Concorde

Mixed Messages

Atlas Concore’s NID floor tiles’ pure timber-effect personality is augmented by 3D wall tiles rich in relief and decorative character.  They are available in a matt finish, in two shades of oak: one light and delicate, the other elegant and sophisticated. The 3D ceramic surface comprises irregular and asymmetrical horizontal lines, inspired by planks viewed from the side.
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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

Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

Tile surfaces resembling natural textures have been around for some years now. One influence remains natural fibres, such as seagrass and coir, but the relief surfaces have become subtler, with new decoration techniques giving a false perception of depth of relief: thereby improving the cleanability of the tile’s surface. Timber effects are still surprisingly prominent. The look now is more towards simulating distressed and aged timber floors, and the darker hues of heat-treated woods and exotic rain forest timbers. In terms of format, the trends is away from parquet-effects towards larger planks – just as it is in the actual wood flooring market today. Continue reading Turning Back The Years: Pt 2

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Turning Back The Years

As the French would express it: “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!” Cersaie 2007 was like déjà vu, all over again … only more so, if you get my drift. The powerful influence of the Russian market was clearly in evidence again, while the decorative themes of 2006 were refined and repackaged: notably baroque, feminine florals and mosaics. However, pundits who had predicted a general colour revival were sadly disappointed. Today, it seem, Henry Ford is back in control of the painting pool. Continue reading Turning Back The Years

Tile & Stone Journal, July-August 2017

Trending: TSJ July-August

The July-August 2017 issue of Tile & Stone Journal, the leading B2B ceramic tile magazine for the UK and Irish markets, is now online at http://www.tileandstonejournal.com. Continue reading Trending: TSJ July-August

Resin Reverberations

Casalgrande Padana’s Resina is a new range that this prominent Italian manufacturer will be displaying at Cersaie 2017. It offers a neutral palette with added visual impact through flashes of light, subtle brushstroke markings, and restrained splashes of colour interspersed with a body of neutral tones inspired by the homogeneity of resin. Continue reading Resin Reverberations