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

Concluding Cersaie

A few specific things caught the Tile Addict’s eye this year at Cersaie. Each will be explored further in detail, but here is a small round-up of what we have in store in the coming days. Working with wood A few curious and interesting takes on the wood-look tile were presented at a handful of stands- from a play on inlaid wood, to impossible material … Continue reading Concluding Cersaie

Deco Tayberry for 2020

In keeping with the tile world’s take on Pantone’s Colour of the Year – muted and dusty pinks used in place of the bright and lively Living Coral – Original Style‘s Tile of the Year is a mixture of soft pinks and berry tones. Deco Tayberry was selected for the 2020 honour in a combined effort from Original Style and interior designers 2LG Studio. Continue reading Deco Tayberry for 2020

Jungle is Massive

Inspired by the release of one of the newest additions to Wallsauce.com‘s endless wall decor options – Andrea Hasse and her Jungle murals – Tile Addict has been scouring the ceramic world for similar jungle inspiration. As stylised jungle patterns have been a must-have for interiors and design for a while- large Monstera, Arelia and palm leaves featuring heavily with a range of vibrant summery … Continue reading Jungle is Massive

Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

In February we took a look at the five biggest trends anticipated to take the tile world by storm. Each has taken the stage over the past few months, but for Ceramics of Italy, the breakdown of Italian tile producers from Coverings in Orlando and ICFF in New York means we’ve now been treated to a slightly different set of trends. This selection of six … Continue reading Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

The production of fatigue lea mazy tile printing

The Aesthetics of Fatigue

An unorthodox new concept is being laid out in the tile industry. Léa Mazy, a French designer, has taken the often ignored and discarded low-on-ink printing cartridges and shown that the last few drops still contain beauty. Using ‘fatigue’ as a source of inspiration she explores how this concept, when applied to machinery, can produce something unexpectedly spectacular. Continue reading The Aesthetics of Fatigue

Gem Glass Magma from Sicis

Playing with Nature

This is a small selection of companies’ offerings that take large formats to the next level and into the ether. Using inspiration from nature in the form of marble and gemstones, digital printing helps to create truly incredible out-of-this-world tiles. Sicis offers both mystic marble and grand-scale gems. The veining in their marble collection comes in five powerful metallic shades, giving the collection its name … Continue reading Playing with Nature

Too much Terrazzo?

It’s been claimed to be both a growing trend and a dying one. Interior designers don’t seem to agree on 2019’s taste for terrazzo. Terrazzo with a twist was a very big trend last year, with multiple designs creating a vast range in materials, colours, and finishes. There has been a growing trend towards Terrazzo-effect tiles and Tile Addict has been following the numerous terrazzo-inspired … Continue reading Too much Terrazzo?

Rivoli Grey, Luserna and Saboya from Mainzu (150x300mm)

Old Meets New

Both tradition and its partner, craftsmanship, are things consumers are excitedly welcoming into their homes. Whether it’s the comfort factor that comes along with natural textures and colour variations, or the uniqueness they provide that can be hard to locate in modern, sterile environments, the incorporation of artisanal interior elements is a trend that cannot be ignored in 2019. Thankfully it’s also a trend that … Continue reading Old Meets New

Creations Big and Small

Stretching from floor to ceiling, large format tiles are here in a big way. Rather than selecting separate materials and colours for wall, countertops, cabinets and backsplashes, it’s now trendy to simply extend the floor upwards. This has a grand impact on interior spaces, especially open plan living areas, creating a clean, smooth expanse. Continue reading Creations Big and Small

Tremendous Trends 2019

After trawling through list after list of proposed tile and interior trends of 2019, it seems there are a few things everyone is ready to see a lot of (predominantly those growing on the success of last years trends), and a couple of others from left-field that stand alone. There are also a some things trend-spotters really can’t agree on. For the benefit of Tile … Continue reading Tremendous Trends 2019

Stories Beyond The Biscuit

Look carefully at the compositional flexibility, subtle play of light and shadow, and the strength yet delicacy of the mouldings, and it is clear that Biscuit by 41Zero42 is a very refined range; a sophisticated product based on in-depth research. This collection is capable of surprise because of the simplicity of its elements. Continue reading Stories Beyond The Biscuit

Top Five Tile Trends

In Italy, where tradition is a cultural hallmark, it is unsurprising that heritage plays a big role in tile design. From patterns inspired by centuries-old, handcrafted techniques such as intarsia, pietra dura and maiolica to styles with deep Italian roots such as terra cotta and terrazzo, brands are reinventing the past in new and interesting ways. Continue reading Top Five Tile Trends

Earthy Energy

Earth Tones continue to engage and enthuse tile designers. Drawing their main inspiration from natural elements, a wide range of Italian tiles fall into this theme. Colour palettes range from dirt, clay and sand inspired browns; forest, moss and grass-like greens; red and golden tones reminiscent of the sun; and shades of blue to evoke an oceanic feel. This trend has become popular partially due to a revival of 1970s style along with a greater focus on mother nature and its ability to create a sense of natural serenity. Continue reading Earthy Energy

Decoration Deconstructed

Tile companies are constantly seeking new ways to add movement and volume to the flat surface, whether by texture, pattern, or trompe l’oeil effects. Continue reading Decoration Deconstructed