Codicer mix and match hexagonal tiles in green from Origin Range

Codicer Collections

Codicer is usually a favourite stand of ours at major tiling shows, so much so that we have, on occasion, dedicated entire articles to singing its praises. Seeing as there are no shows to head to we’ve taken to exploring its site instead, picking out ranges that we may have missed in our previous coverings of the company. Continue reading Codicer Collections

Modelled on Antique Mirrors

It’s the look of worn aged mirrors that give this collection from ACIF an antique flair. Combining a high-gloss finish with the rough marks of wear gives Riflessi the best of both worlds, chosen as ” as the gateway to a world of meanings”. These porcelain tiles demonstrate shade variations alongside the age marks, ensuring a visually rich surface. Continue reading Modelled on Antique Mirrors

Flaviker RE-TOUR Ivory Decor Mix new tile collection

Vintage Vibes from Flaviker

Over the next two months we will be continuing with our covering of Coverings due to its cancellation, maintaining the flow of tile information going world-wide. Flaviker is the latest to join us, sharing their RE-TOUR collection that was set to be showcased at the New Orleans show. Continue reading Vintage Vibes from Flaviker

Iberian Inspired Limestone

Ceramiche Refin‘s strong response during these times of uncertainty, with attempts at being “virtually nearer” to their customers, means they have been on the ball when it comes to digitally presenting what would otherwise have been their stand at this year’s Coverings. Thankfully Diary of a Tile Addict can also do a little to help, and we have opened up our site to known and … Continue reading Iberian Inspired Limestone

Crafting Colour Charts with CEDIT and Formafantasma

Florim brand CEDIT presents a unique celebration of colour in their collection Cromatica. Designed by Formafantasma, founded by Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin who “view every project as an opportunity for study and the acquisition of new knowledge”, Cromatica is evidence of the designer’s mission statement of “Looking back to look forward”. Continue reading Crafting Colour Charts with CEDIT and Formafantasma

Multicolour Moscow

Combining ‘Kabanchik’, typically used in Soviet pre-fab apartment blocks, with modern fibre cement panels, this housing project attempts to breathe life and colour into the surrounding area. With traditionally soulless towerblocks in varying shades of grey and beige in mind, Italian architecture firm Iosa Ghini Associati designed these exteriors with a little more joy. Continue reading Multicolour Moscow

Karak Collabs

We last covered the creatives at Karak back in 2017, providing their in-depth story, and an insight into their production processes. The Raku revivalists are still going strong, creating custom pieces, and utilising their expertise in developing dynamic and geometric designs created to highlight and magnify the unique finish. Continue reading Karak Collabs

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

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

Paprica by Marca Corona

Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Ceramic products can be certified as complying with the main international green building assessment protocols (LEED, BREEAM, etc.). Ceramic products may be compliant because they possess many of the characteristics required to earn credits, such as: a content of at least 20% by weight of post-consumer recycled material or the equivalent percentage of pre-consumer recycled material, the absence of VOC emissions, sector or product EPD certification, and optimised energy performance. Continue reading Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Retroactive2.0 by Crossville

Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

The UL-certified Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declaration for North American-made ceramic tile shows that ceramic tile has the lowest environmental impact across major impact categories, when compared to other floorings with generic EPDs evaluated under the same product category rules. Continue reading Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

A Decade in Colour II

A rich take on hope, growth, and freshness was offered with Pantone’s 2013 shade Emerald. Much like 2010’s Turquoise, this natural stone inspired colour has long been present in building and decor. It was chosen to counteract our complex world, as Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute stated “Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation”. The green shade also fell in … Continue reading A Decade in Colour II

A Decade in Colour I

Last year we made a point of highlighting the importance of colour as it was warmly welcomed back into the design world. It was exciting to see the ways companies interpreted and utilised the new-found passion for pigment, from the varied use of Pantone‘s Living Coral, to the plentiful display of pastels, to the vivacious and vibrant Cersaie stand of Francesco de Maio. Continue reading A Decade in Colour I