Tile Addict’s Top 10 Favourite Tiles

Today marks our 1,000th post! That’s a heck of a lot of tiles enjoyed and shared and to celebrate we’ve selected our top ten favourites. From little to large, mass made to uniquely artisan and in no particular order we’re bringing a broad spectrum of weird and wonderful design delights! 1. Diverge by Aimee Munro for Kaza Concrete Five textured tile designs in a Bauhaus … Continue reading Tile Addict’s Top 10 Favourite Tiles

A bit of Bestile

Bestile has a large collection catalogue covering many styles and finishes so we’ve selected a few of their more curious ranges to share today. Afra: A mysterious mix-and-match collection, Afra makes the most of glaze to highlight motifs and the varied shapes and styles the range utilises. At 225 by 225mm, matt grey and dark metallic gold mix together in geometric patterns and futuristic designs. … Continue reading A bit of Bestile

Emery & Cie

True lovers of tile are found at today’s company of choice – Emery & Cie. Since 1993 Paris, Brussels, and London based Emery & Cie has brough curated interior touches to homes and spaces, under the creative direction of Agnés Emery. There are so many wonderfully unique designs to be found, including a classic collection of zellige, beautiful fez pottery styles, relief tiles, and faux … Continue reading Emery & Cie

Diverse Da Vinci

There are a lot of collections in Da Vinci‘s portfolio that we’ve really been enjoying, with some interesting takes on pattern and relief, and some curious patchwork designs. But despite the large number to share, we have selected just a few for today. Wakame and Magma We first saw these two collections at Cevisama last year where they sat amongst pop-culture icons. The electric green … Continue reading Diverse Da Vinci

Evoluta’s Exceptional Elements

Offering an abstracted wonderland woods with their Forest 3D decor is Ceramiche Piemme. Their otherwise reasonably classic Evoluta porcelain stoneware tile collection is demonstrating something completely new with this 3D element. The innovative technology utilised by Piemme creates a unique multi-finish feel and look, emphasising the inspired motif and inviting hands to touch and explore its tactile nature. The tiles are created to imitate organic … Continue reading Evoluta’s Exceptional Elements

Tajimi Custom Tiles

Tajimi Custom Tiles seeks to put creativity and tile design into its customers’ hands. Displaying some of their incredible pieces with a huge variety of effects, colours, and shapes Tajimi shows just a little of what they are capable of. Tajimi is named after the centre of the Japanese tile industry, Tajimi City. With that they offer traditional craftsmanship, honed over centuries. Made in Japan, … Continue reading Tajimi Custom Tiles

Handcrafted by Habito

Although it’s ceramic and porcelain that we tend to focus on here (and occasionally weird and wonderful innovative materials), we can’t ignore awesome design when we see it, especially if it’s still technically tile. And today it’s wood that’s getting the spotlight. Luxury interior expert Fameed Khalique recently added to his range of surfaces this year with a variety of Engineered Wood Tiles, and that’s … Continue reading Handcrafted by Habito

Brooklyn-Based Barnett

Heritage, world travel, natural materials and a West African vision take form in the work of multidisciplinary artist Malene Barnett. Expressing the modern black experience within her art, Barnett uses both her work and influence to create and improve discourse on marginalisation within the arts. Founding the Black Artists + Designers Guild, Barnett offers a platform for black design professionals, providing exposure as well as … Continue reading Brooklyn-Based Barnett

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Ten terrific textured tiles

Textured tiles are increasing in popularity, partly due to the unique subtleties of decoration they can provide an interior, but also due to the increasing designs made available thanks to advances in tile technology. At this year’s Cevisama we focused on the hand-made look – the bumpy organic surface of Moroccan zellige – as well as intricately made ornate panel-looks. There is texture a-plenty cropping … Continue reading Ten terrific textured tiles

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Fractal Forms

A collaboration between architect Daniel Libeskind and Casalgrande Padana brings forward a celebration of fractal mathematics. Fractals are difficult to define concisely, but for the fractals in this case it can be said that there are structures within structures that allow for both the whole and parts of it to be seen as complete. Continue reading Fractal Forms

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Belgian Bleu Brilliance

Emilgroup brand Provenza takes ancient inspiration for their Unique Bleu collection. Subtly interspersed with fossilised flora and fauna, Belgian Pierre Bleu stone provides the primitive appearance imitated by Provenza’s range. The veining and shade variation present in the limestone recall millions of years past, when what is now Belgium lay beneath a tropical sea. Continue reading Belgian Bleu Brilliance

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

ItalGraniti Hematite Coverings new tile collection

Italgraniti: Hematite’s Natural Neutrals

The veins add a touch of drama to the tiles, directing the eye, softening colours, and adding a sense of continuity. Hematite’s application potential is supplemented by the incorporation of the mosaic option that demonstrates a subtlety of design through the delicate inclusion of the veins. Continue reading Italgraniti: Hematite’s Natural Neutrals

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Cevisama Curiosities VI

Our last collection of curiosities are some of our favourite finds from the show. We’ve been waiting to share these eye-catching geometric reliefs, intricate mix-and-match, and fantastical displays for a month. First up is Nexo‘s Decorative Mix. These 330 by 330mm tiles take the mix-and-match trend to the next level, creating patterns within patterns and tiles within tiles. The result is an enormously impactful feature … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities VI

Cevisama Curiosities IV

At this year’s Cevisama there was a notable lean towards matching sets – that is, differing formats that work together, collections utilising the same shades for cohesive design, and combinations that one might not have thought of. Durstone combined their 315 by 1,000mm 3D square decor relief tiles Japandi Kayachi with the 230 by 270mm hexagonal terrazzo designs of Six. Matching the colours of Blue, … Continue reading Cevisama Curiosities IV