Porcelain tiles modeled after grid paper

Paper is a collection of porcelain tiles from Ornamenta that, due to a special glaze, act like a chalkboard and elevates tile by giving it a utilitarian function meant to inspire creativity. With a design modeled after grid paper, the collection is available in three colors: gray, white and black. Features include a static coefficient […]

Porcelain stoneware slabs

Earth by Pininfarina is the first tile system designed by Pininfarina in partnership with Casalgrande Padana. The collection is said to have a distinctive character born out of the combination of Casalgrande Padana’s know-how and Pininfarina design. The originality of this project is said to lie in the great versatility of the system, which combines […]

Porcelain mimics fabric surface texture

The Knit porcelain collection by Walker Zanger is said to mirror the flexibility and texture of luxury textiles to create noteworthy and beautiful designs. Each of the design fields — Quilt, Twill and Corduroy —mimic their namesake fabric, recreating the look of quilted, woven and knitted material. The matte finish of the tile accentuates the […]

Best of both worlds

Mannington has added Beachwood to its porcelain floor offerings. The hardwood-look tiles combine the beauty of wood and the durability of tile, the company says. The tiles are six inches by 36 inches. Beachwood comes in three wood tones: Seashore, Oceanfront and Coastline. www.mannington.com

Designer-look grout

Custom Building Products has added a new dimension to its Fusion Pro grouts. Colours in the Fusion Pro Designer Series are based on metallic and mineral tones in Nature. Eight designer-inspired specialty grout colours create light reflecting effects. They highlight the beauty of glass, porcelain and ceramic tile, says Custom. Designer-line colours are Starlight, Moonshadow, Ice Crystal, Glitter, Raw Sugar, Starry Night, Gold and Smoked Quartz. www.custombuildingproducts.com

Laying down in the Berkshires

Florida Tile has expanded its Berkshire High Definition Porcelain wood-look collection. It has added a new eight-by-36-inch plank and a 12- by 12-inch mosaic in all five colours (Hickory, Maple, Oak, Olive and Walnut). Florida Tile first introduced this plank in 2013, in its Magnolia line. With consumer desire for wider, longer planks growing, Florida Tile says the time was right to add […]

A broadway performance

The new Broadway series of glazed, polished porcelain tiles from Emser Tile creates a high-end, modern room look. There are four colours in the Broadway palette: Andrasay, Gracia, Paulista and Reforma. Tiles come in three sizes: 17 inches square; 12 inches by 23 inches; and 13 inches square. Veining in the tiles is striking, says […]

A tropical ambiance

Emser Tile’s new Ambiance porcelain tile collection has a tropical feel, with five colours named Cayman, Fiji, Galapagos, Maldives and Palau. Tiles are 12 inches by 24 inches, and 3/8-inch thick. They can be used across residential, commercial and indoor/outdoor installations. www.emser.com

New ways to display mosaics

If you offer mosaic tiles from MS International in your store, the company has introduced a new display system for its mosaic tile. The updated system is adaptable for stands, tabletops and wall mounts. It showcases 90 best sellers incuding glass and stone blends; glass and metal blends; porcelain and porcelain blends; and natural stone […]

Terracotta-look tile

MS International debuted its new Capella porcelain tile collection at The International Surfaces Event 2015. The line provides an old-world terracotta look updated for modern room designs. Capella tiles feature rich colours and patinas of old-world pavers. Tiles come in 12-inch by 24-inch; 24-inch square; and three-inch by 18-inch sizes. There are four colours: Clay, […]