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Could be wood

An innovative wood-effect tile is a fine thing, adding another twist on this classic building material, and Bestile has a whole raft of unusual takes on wood-looks. Among their standard designs or natural looking planks are a few collections taking the design to another level. Atlas HexaA hexagonal wood-effect tile with rich veining in a range of eight shades – five natural, spanning light and … Continue reading Could be wood

Megeve’s Mountain Wood

For our virtual Coverings, all Italian tile brand Cerdisa has shared with us their comforting collection of wood-looks – Megeve. Four natural tones (Acero, Teak, Rovere, and Wenge) come in a natural effect finish, with four taking on the appearance of oiled wood (Iroko, Rovere, Acero, and Wenge), and three offering a grip finish (Iroko, Teak, and Rovere). Two sizes (200 by 1,200mm and 265 … Continue reading Megeve’s Mountain Wood

Wood-look Wonders II

Companies weren’t just mixing medias in their tiles to create incredible surfaces, many played with texture and detail for covering solutions with a difference. Azulindus y Marti showcased 3D relief tiles that had the appearance of square wooden cross-sections in various natural shades. They also added faux age marks on their 125 by 250mm ranges including Sabina, Old Wood, and Decapé, providing a gorgeous well-loved … Continue reading Wood-look Wonders II

Wood-look Wonders I

A favourite Tile Addict pastime is sniffing out imitation designs taking it to the next level. Even after seeing hundreds of interpretation, wood-looks remain paticularly exciting, and Cevisama didn’t disappoint. Combining the wood-looks with other materials appears to be increasingly popular. The freedom provided by ceramics enables wacky, impossible, and delightful designs to be realised and there really seems to be no end to what … Continue reading Wood-look Wonders I

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. We start with a design by … Continue reading Ten Years of Tile Timber

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

Worn Wood

The worn, rustic, and rough wood-look tiles from Portinari‘s Memory collection add immediate atmosphere. The colour and texture of the tiles were inspired by northern Italy’s mountain houses, whose exteriors have been deeply affected by years of sun and rain. The sun-bleached pale grey, and the jagged surface have a well worn appearance. They help one imagine time passed and add a sense of strength … Continue reading Worn Wood

Marazzi Cersaie 2019 tile preview

Sneak Peek for Next Week

Here is a quick little preview of the new collections Marazzi will present at Cersaie next week. Inspired by glossily glazed Moroccan terracotta tiles, Crogiolo Zellige is the new 100 by 100mm format tile. They are produced with a rough, handcrafted appearance, complete with uneven surfaces and glaze variations. Crogiolo d_Segni Blend is the new range of porcelain stoneware cement tiles. They come in 200 … Continue reading Sneak Peek for Next Week

Nemo’s Nouveau

Wood-effect tiles are a special creation- the resistance and lifespan of ceramic with the natural beauty of timber, plus the freedom and luxury to combine wood with underfloor heating. This plank/porcelain crossover is a Tile Addict favourite and seeing what innovations companies are bringing to the table is a real treat. From Nemo Tile, their Nouveau porcelain range has moved on from a traditional plank, … Continue reading Nemo’s Nouveau

Working with Wood-effects

On STN Ceramica’s stand at Cevisama you would have found wood-effect tiles in rude health. More than 10 ranges were featured on the main displays: Woodland, Springwood, Rainwood, Barnwood, Yukon, Foret, Lake, Mount, Asbury and Valley: and that is but a fraction of the timber-look tile in STN’s 2018 catalogue. Continue reading Working with Wood-effects

Tech Rail Aspen Teak by Natucer

Extruding Excellence

Natucer’s extruded porcelain products have an on-trend hand-crafted look. The subtle variation in size and surface texture is a desirable characteristic and adds to the appeal of the company’s tiles. At Cevisama, Natucer explored geometry through different formats, combining irregular with traditional forms; adding value while delivering new decorative options. Continue reading Extruding Excellence

Bouquet Of Beauty

Bouquet Ceramic’s Cevisama stand was a riot of commercially-aware, decorative designs in small formats, featuring unusual shapes, eye-popping glazes, beautiful graphics, sculptural forms and technical expertise in tile form. Continue reading Bouquet Of Beauty

An image from Cevisama 2017

Viva Valencia

Cevisama is a really good excuse to visit the delightful and visually-exciting city of Valencia. The city really shines in two areas: food and architecture. It is hard to get a bad meal in Valencia; providing you stick to Spanish and Valencian menus. Valencia is also a wonderful city for architecture. The old city offers a taste of historical splendour; while The City of Arts and Sciences is a modernist must. Continue reading Viva Valencia