Modelled on Antique Mirrors

It’s the look of worn aged mirrors that give this collection from Viva an antique flair. Combining a high-gloss finish with the rough marks of wear gives Narciso 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

Matera Prima CIR Gruppo Romani new tile collection

CIR Celebrates Ceramics

The new Materia Prima collection from Gruppo Romani brand CIR Manifatture Ceramiche strips ceramic back to its basic form and reimagines it for a contemporary audience. Using cutting-edge technology and ceramic-focused research on aesthetics and fundamentals CIR have produced a wonderfully distinctive range. Continue reading CIR Celebrates Ceramics

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

Liquid collection Patternity Dekton Consentino 2020

Patternity Partnership

Strong believers in the power of pattern Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham founded the โ€˜conscious creative organisationโ€™ Patternity in 2009 to promote, inspire, and develop ideas surrounding the positive benefits of pattern in society. Embracing pattern as it presents itself in nature and the everyday in order to reconnect with our environment is at the core of Patternity’s philosphy. Continue reading Patternity Partnership

Magnified Momo

Large format slabs have been proving increasingly popular, offering an expansive and seamless look, most commonly in marble and stone-effects. Multiple companies have taken this trend a step further, providing designs that take us even closer to the veigning and intricasies of the imitated stone. For example, Bloom from Del Conca, which packs a punch with its magnified marble, making onlookers feel comparatively small. Continue reading Magnified Momo

B&W Marble Flor Gres Florim monochrome tile slab collection

Monochrome Marble

It’s rare to find a marble look that is entirely striking and unique, but this simple concept from Flor Gres for Florim takes marble to a whole other level. B&W Marble removes a lot of nuance often present in the waving shades and veins of the natural stone, focusing solely on the most distinct of colours – black and white. Continue reading Monochrome Marble

Glitch from Benoy tile design

Concrete Glitch

In interior design the consumer preference for unique products and surface solutions is only increasing. We covered the trend in a piece in March of this year, where the focus was predominantly for artisanal and hand crafted products and materials that have an organic level of imperfection. Since then we’ve explored a whole raft of gorgeous ranges that delight in their unique imperfections, from the … Continue reading Concrete Glitch

Alluring Agate

The rippling, multitonal interior of agate is the inspiration behind this new collection from GranitiFiandre. Agata Maximum makes use of Fiandre’s Maximum slab technology and incorporates the beauty of this intriguing rock. These large 3,000 by 1,500mm tiles are extraordinarily striking with their collective mass of unique cross-sections. Continue reading Alluring Agate

Casalgrande Padana Limpha leaf ceramic slab self cleaning

Lifelike Limpha

The bright green leafy print of Limpha is hard to ignore. An unexpected wall of foliage made entirely from ceramic slabs is an interesting take on the modern desire for green spaces. Creating a mask for structures that take from nature, by replicating not only the visual benefits but also the air purifying abilities of leaves and trees, this collection by Casalgrande Padana gives back … Continue reading Lifelike Limpha

Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. For the next few days we will take a sneak peek at some of the offerings in store. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers will be presented at ExCel, London with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra-compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, … Continue reading Wetrooms and Colour Combinations