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Ceramics of Italy Reports on 2024 Tile Trends

At the 2024 edition of Coverings in Atlanta, Georgia, Ceramics of Italy manufacturers showcased the ever-evolving advancements in ceramic and porcelain tile from an aesthetic and technological point of view. Pulling insight from the world of design, fashion and film, along with the trend scene on the show floor at Coverings, tile trend expert and artist Cristina Faedi breaks down this season's top five styles and applications in Italian ceramics. Read More

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Subway Tile Layout Patterns

Subway tiles were originally developed over 100 years ago for use in the New York subway system when designers were tasked with designing a surface that was both low-maintenance and bright. The Original Subway Tile Pattern The first subway tiles were glossy white and their highly reflective surface helped create a safe, sanitary feeling for passengers who may have had concerns about traveling underground. Victorians prioritized hygiene, so easy-to-clean, stain-resistant, and bacteria-resistant ceramic tile was soon being used anywhere hygiene was a concern, including kitchens and bathrooms. Read More

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Guide to Gauged Porcelain Tile Countertops 

Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs for countertops are extra large porcelain tiles that are growing in popularity as a stylish countertop material. Keep reading to learn why gauged porcelain tile is inspiring beautiful new room designs. We’ll cover the health, safety, and easy maintenance advantages of gauged porcelain tile countertops plus all the beautiful styles that are winning our hearts. Read More

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The Hottest Design Trends From Milan Design Week 2024

This spring, we were fortunate to visit the design mecca of the world for Milan Design Week 2024! From the vast fairgrounds of Salone del Mobile to the vibrant streets of the Brera District, we immersed ourselves in the latest design trends and styles unveiled throughout MDW. The exhibits we saw in Milan were a true reflection of the innovative spirit and boundless creativity of the global design and fashion community. From established iconic brands to up-and-coming visionaries, each showcase offered a glimpse into the future of design. Collaborations between industry leaders sparked new ideas and pushed the boundaries of traditional design concepts. Read More

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TILE OF SPAIN COMPANIES PRESENT AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING DISPLAY OF INNOVATIONS AT COVERINGS 2024 

More than 50 ceramic companies from the Spanish delegation showcased their latest collections and cutting-edge products at Coverings 2024, North America’s premier international tile and stone exhibition and conference. Held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from April 22 – 25, 2024, this year’s fair emphasized Spain’s position at the forefront of innovation in the industry. Here is a highlight of key trends from Spain that underscore the macro-diversity of new and emerging ceramics. Read More

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Coverings Ushers in Future Tile Colors

At Coverings 2024 held here, tile and stone showcased soft biophilic colors that not only mimicked nature, but enhanced it, while concrete looks outstripped previously popular marble looks. Furthermore, natural blues, green, and sands and warm terracotta neutrals and earthborn tones dominated the color palette, enriched by a variety of textures. Read More

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What is Ceramic Tile Made Of?

Ceramic tile is composed of a range of naturally-occurring minerals found in abundance all over the world. Each ingredient of ceramic tile has a unique technical property and undergoes robust testing by a raw material supplier to ensure a high level of quality for the long-lasting performance of the fired, finished product. Ceramic tile is most commonly composed of Ball Clay, Feldspar, Kaolin, and Bentonite. Experts at Imerys, a global provider of mineral-based products, have helped us define these ingredients: Read More

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2024 Tile Trends: Set in Stone

Stone look ceramic tile trends draw inspiration from the magnificent beauty of the earth’s geological past. Masterpieces of nature like limestone, bluestone, and slate are represented with such precision in characteristics like veining, coal lines, and visible fossils. Stone looks have secured a spot in our trend discussions before and we’re expecting a strong resurgence this year. So, it comes as no surprise that stone looks appear in our countdown to Coverings 2024. This trend showcases the evolution of stone look tiles. Read More

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How to Avoid Failures on Balcony and Roof Deck Tile Installations

Many projects encountered by tile installers involve water management where the only requirement is to direct the water to where it belongs. Unfortunately, when water is not managed appropriately, the results are less than stellar and almost always result in failure. Read More