Earthenglass by Interstyle is hand-crafted with 100% recycled glass, blended with clay and porcelain for extra durability. This new quarry tile line is perfect for walls, high-traffic floors and pools. With smooth raw or glazed surfaces and textured option, in rectangle, square, hex and triangle shapes, Earthenglass offers modular sizes, eight earthy colors, custom hues, and metallics.
Bostik, Inc., a world leader in adhesives and installation systems for building construction, was awarded the “Best Of” Innovation for its revolutionary new product, BAM, during The International Surface Event (TISE), January 28-30, 2020 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
TISE selected the “Best Of” Awards Program winners for 2020, and Bostik was chosen as winner in the Innovation Category. TISE, along with the awards program sponsors, host the “Best Of” Award programs to celebrate industry innovation and ingenuity, and exhibitors’ contributions to the floor covering industry. The “Best Of” Event Awards is an annual awards program for exhibiting companies whose product, program, service, business practice and/or booth design are considered to be “Best Of” in their class.
Adam Abell, Bostik’s Market Manager for Tile & Stone Installation Systems, stated that his entire team was very excited to hear the news. “We all worked very hard to develop this technology, and this proves that our perseverance paid off. As our industry advances, the need for speed and workability becomes more and more of a reality. Winning this innovation award proves that we are developing products that our industry demands.”
BAM™ is Bostik’s latest high-performance, fiber-reinforced tile mortar. Formulated with RapidCure™ Technology, BAM™ offers maximum performance for installations of large and heavy tile, glass tile, mosaics, quarry, porcelain, ceramic, most natural stone tiles, and even gauged porcelain tile / panels.
Most notably, its RapidCure™ Technology allows for a consistent cure resulting in tile being ready for grouting in just 4 hours. Additionally, BAM™ delivers exceptional bond strength that exceeds ANSI 118.15 requirements.
“Our team has to stay on the front line of product and innovation from our indusry,” explains Erin Albrecht, Principal at J&R Tile, Inc. in San Antonio, TX. “We discovered BAM™ late in 2019 and have adapted this product to some of our more technically challenging projects that have required very high bond strength with gauged porcelain tile panels and glass tiles, and we have leveraged the technology in both residential and commercial projects as a result of its versatility. BAM™ has allowed us to turn work over faster and reduce the risks present on job sites due to compressed construction schedules and traffic from other trades.”
Crossville, Tennessee – Crossville, Inc. has launched the Cursive porcelain wall tile collection. This unique product line is notable for its range of eclectic shapes and vibrant color offerings.
already excited to see what designers will create with this really
inventive wall tile collection,” explains Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville VP
of marketing.”We filled this line with so many exciting, customizable
options that will empower designers to create spaces as unique as their
personal handwriting.” The
selection of shapes and sizes makes Cursive a stand-out collection.
Tiles are available in 3”x6” and 3”x12” rectangles, 6” squares, 6”
triangles, as well as 4” circles and 2” demilunes. Coordinating corner
options are available to frame the circles and demilunes. Additionally, a
1½” x 6” trim piece with finished edges on short and long sides
completes the bold offering. Cursive’s
nine color options are also adventurous: Iris, Goldenrod, Rose Gold,
Ghost, Smoke, Charcoal, Soft Teal, Old Denim, and Oxblood. Each hue is
interpreted with a handmade appearance and watercolor effect around the
edges, achieving nuanced effects across the range of trending light and
dark colors. “Today,
designers and property owners are looking for extreme personalization
in interior design. Cursive certainly answers this trend with its nearly
endless options for customization. It’s fun to imagine designers
creating walls so unique there may be no look-alike,” Waldrep
summarizes. Crossville’s Cursive wall tile collection is suited for interior walls in commercial and residential settings. For more information on this collection, visit crossvilleinc.com.
CustomTech® formally introduced the industry’s most advanced flooring preparation system to CSI Division 3 construction professionals with debut at the World of Concrete. Developed in collaboration with commercial contractors, the full line of CustomTech flooring preparation products including its new TechPatch™ TW (Tilt Wall) was showcased at the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Feb. 4-7, 2020.
“As a division of
Custom® Building Products and part of
The QUIKRETE® Companies,
CustomTech is grounded in nearly 140 years of concrete and floor prep
experience,” said Eric Carr, vice president, commercial marketing and
product management at Custom Building Products.
“In addition, our world-class solutions are designed by pros for pros
for the largest, most challenging projects like pumping self-leveling
underlayment 60-stories and finishing each floor within required
tolerance. We’re at the World of Concrete so contractors
and other industry professionals know they can count on CustomTech for
even the toughest jobs.”
CustomTech covers every facet of floor preparation for any type of floor covering with high-performance patches, levelers, primers and moisture mitigation products. The latest addition to CustomTech’s portfolio is TechPatch TW, which is a rapid-curing, calcium aluminate cement-based compound that makes finishing vertical interior and exterior concrete and masonry surfaces fast and easy. Ideal for hiding chips, holes and irregularities on tilt-up concrete as well as preparing cast concrete and masonry surfaces for painting or sealing, TechPatch TW dries in 15-60 minutes. Available in 10-pound boxes, TechPatch TW can be applied from 1/16” featheredge to 3” thick.
(Chicago, IL – February 2020) – Fiandre, part of the Iris Ceramica Group, debuts new colors and finishes in the Maximum Marmi collection. Initially introduced at Cersaie and Salone, the products are now available in the U.S. market. Agata, Amazonite, White Beauty, Grey Beauty, Calacatta Bellissimo, Arabescato Orobico and Rock Salt are the latest editions in Fiandre’s top-selling Maximum Marmi Italian premium porcelain collection. Roc de Bourgogne and Solida are new color ranges in the Stone Effects category.
AgataMaximum is the combination of Maximum technology and Fiandre’s expertise and development of sophisticated surfaces. This collection of maxi-gems in porcelain stoneware has a powerful decorative effect. Irregular and concentric shaping filled with contrast and shading gives the slab a sense of depth and recreates the translucent effect typical of agate.
Available in three colors, Agata Black, Agata Atena and Agata Blu, the gem-like surfaces showcase the dominant shades of black, brown/orange and blue respectively. The expressive power of Agata Maximum makes it the ideal choice to bring both personality and creativity to a room and to create stunning furniture and decorative features.
Amazonite is a new slab in the Maximum Marmi collection, the texture of which is inspired by the precious stone of the same name, considered by the Egyptians to be the “stone of hope”.
Teal in color, Amazonite is a very rare mineral with an intense aesthetic, its dense speckled texture ranging from brown to peach tones, with touches of white and grey. A polished finish enhances the surface, for a unique and precious material.
The new White Beauty by Maximum Marmi draws inspiration from a refined Asian marble characterized by white, green, grey and black feldspars that create a rich and original design. The polished finish gives depth to the color and beauty to the details of this rare and exotic texture.
Grey Beauty presents an elegant contrast of white and grey shades and a unique design that brings real character to any space or décor. The polished finish gives depth to the color and beauty to the details of this rare and exotic texture.
Calacatta Bellissimo enriches the Maximum Marmi collection with refined grey veining that stands out on the white background. Refined grey veining on a white background brings brilliance and elegance to private homes and public or commercial spaces.
Surfaces are enhanced by the two available finishes, polished and semi-polished.
The wide variety of sizes meets the needs of customers and installers. The large 150×300 slabs, the 250×100 cm size, recently introduced along with the 100×100 cm, prevents any cutting waste when cladding. The compact size also allows for the material to be transported in tower buildings and skyscrapers, using lifts or goods hoists.
Tones of white, combined with varied grey and brown accents and shades of ochre give Arabescato Orobico an intense, sinuous aesthetic. The polished finish highlights the sophisticated surface. Also available in a book match version, Arabescato Orobico is the ideal choice for prestigious architectural projects and interior décor, whether residential or commercial.
In addition to wall and flooring applications, the material can also be used to customize furniture and architectural details.
Fiandre takes inspiration from an essential element—salt, and gives life to Rock Salt Maximum, a sophisticated collection in which the crystallization typical of sea salt is expressed in a wide-ranging color palette—Pink, Grey, White and Brown. The weave of the texture recalls the crystallization of sea salt, its delicate transparency, and contrasting shades. The aesthetic beauty of Rock Salt is enhanced by a polished finish.
Roc de Bourgogne is inspired by the famous stone of Burgundy, France. The authentic appearance and original texture of this famous stone is perfectly interpreted into a cutting-edge surface that has all the advantages of porcelain tile. The three neutral tones—Beige, Blanc and Gris— in the collection are suitable for various interiors, featuring a “clouding” effect that provides movement and highlights the diversity of the natural material. The wide range includes different sizes, thicknesses and finishes, and offers designers and architects a living surface, for both interiors and exteriors, to use as flooring, cladding or for ventilated façades.
Solida draws inspiration from Northern stone, for spaces that are light and elegant. With an aesthetic characterized by a subtle texture, this harmonious surface adapts to both minimalist and luxurious environments thanks to a formal precision that makes it very versatile.
The well-balanced Solida palette is designed to fit naturally into any context, bringing that sense of well-being that only pure nature can offer.
The six shades (Grey, Anthracite, White, Nut, Brown and Black) allow for the creation of spaces with very different atmospheres. The collection has a rich and detailed appeal- available in a wide range of sizes, thicknesses and finishes, for interior and exterior applications.
Debuting for the first time in the U.S., Agata, Rock Salt, Amazonite, White Beauty, Grey Beauty, Calacatta Bellissimo, Arabescato Orobico Roc de Bourgogne and Solida all include the latest in advanced technology and manufacturing capabilities in these new collections of high tech architectural surfaces.
The new colors are now available for the U.S. market through the Fiandre Group’s own distributor, Transceramica as well as through its nationwide network of distributors. The sleek styles and surface solutions are engineered for both commercial and contemporary residential projects. The porcelain products will also soon be on display in Fiandre’s Chicago and NY showrooms. For more information, visit www.transceramica.com or www.granitifiandre.com
Produced in Italy, the Maximum Marmi 120×60 large format sophisticated slabs are inspired by the fine veins, color variations, and elegant details. Fiandre’s MaximumMarmi collection of large format porcelain wall and floor solutions encourages the most ambitious architectural ideas and enhances the most exclusive furnishing installations for hospitality, commercial and residential settings. Produced in Italy, the Maximum Marmi 120×60 large format sophisticated slabs are inspired by the fine veins, color variations, and elegant details found in very rare marble quarries. The collection is available in the following dimensions, in polished or semi-polished finishes: 120”x60”, 120”x40”, 60”x60”, 60”x40”, 40”x40”, 60”x30”, 30”x30”, and 30”x15”.
Maximum is recommended for industrial design and custom-made furnishings due to its reduced 6 mm thickness and increased flexibility. Maximum offers a broader surface area, unbroken and free of discontinuities, and therefore recommended for custom made furniture as a layover onto existing materials, such as kitchen countertops, tables and coffee table tops, seating and bathroom furniture.
Sustainability is a key principle of Fiandre’s philosophy
Fiandre’s commitment to environmental issues and its sustainability positioning distinguishes the brand in the global porcelain and ceramic marketplace. The pureness of the raw materials along with the most advanced technology and continuous study of aesthetic design trends ensures long-lasting products. Recognized globally for its environmental commitment and certifications: ISO 1400, EMAS (EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) and over 250 Fiandre materials are LEED certified.
ATLANTA – Jan. 20, 2020 – LG Hausys is introducing 10 new colors, and a new brushed finish option for select colors, within its Viatera Masterpiece and Musica Collections. Featuring an array of soothing neutrals and calming hues, the new additions can transform any kitchen or bath into a space where serenity and relaxation are easily achieved.
Joining Viatera’s Masterpiece Collection are Lumina, Ribera, Sabbia, Arion and Carbo. Lumina and Arion bring a depth and cooling presence with gray and white veining. Ribera’s tranquil blue-gray design emulates the calming sea while Sabbia provides an updated take on the nostalgia and neutrality of beige. Alongside these polished finish designs, Carbo’s brushed finish black backdrop with light gray veining is high-design without being high-maintenance.
New additions to Viatera’s Musica Collection include Coda, Encore, Rondo, Forte and Etude. All offerings except Etude and Forte are available in a new brushed finish.The brushed finish is also available for existing collection colors Minuet, Clarino and Basso. Coda elevates modern industrial with warm mid-toned gray, while Encore balances warm charcoal and white for a stunning versatile pattern. Etude and Forte offer bright, clean designs with gray and gold veining for a classic and timeless look. Rondo’s creamy beige background with charcoal and white veining creates a refreshed and tranquil feel.
LG Hausys’ launch of a new brushed finish option aligns with the marketplace shift toward matte products with depth and dimension.
“These new colors were developed knowing that calming hues and designs, rooted in nature, can provide refuge from our hectic, fast-paced and technology driven world,” shared Andrea Flint, product design manager for LG Hausys. “Along with our brushed finish option, which adds a sense of depth and can minimize finger print marks, the new colors offer even more dynamic visual options to further enhance a space.”
Like all Viatera colors, each new color is comprised of up to 93 percent quartz, making it a superior surfacing option comparable to stone. The colors come in a Jumbo II size slab of 63” x 130,” which can accommodate larger layouts, including kitchen islands with fewer seams. Each format is available in 2cm and 3cm thickness.
Viatera, defined by its classic and timeless aesthetic, is comprised of four different collections, each inspired by and celebrating the earth’s natural splendor.
Viatera is an exceptional quartz surface solution used in a wide variety of residential and commercial kitchen and bath applications. Manufactured as a non-porous product, Viatera prevents harmful bacteria or mold from appearing. Unlike natural stone products, Viatera does not require regular application of sealants. Viatera is manufactured to prevent against everyday wear and tear and offers a higher resistance to stains, chemicals and heat, ensuring its long-lasting beauty and durability. Using sustainable material and an eco-friendly manufacturing process, Viatera is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) and Greenguard® certified. Viatera is backed by LG Hausys’ 15-year transferable warranty.
Dimensional split-face stone, trendy pebble tiles, and sleek glass mosaics among the options to elevate the look of walls, walkways, patios, and pools
(Watsonville, CA, December 18, 2019) As demand for outdoor living spaces continues to grow among both homeowners and homebuyers, designers are challenged to ensure those spaces are just as style-forward as the inside of the home while offering durability and livability amid the elements. Island Stone’s innovative tile collections offer the perfect opportunity to create eye-catching exterior walls, walkways, pool decks, pools, showers, and water features, with looks ranging from classic, natural split-face stone to dimensional or sleek glass mosaics that shimmer in the sun.
It’s no coincidence that Island Stone’s collections are well-suited to outdoor living—the company and its artisans draw inspiration from cool exterior living spaces around the world, from top designers in the US to world-famous Balinese tropical pools and gardens.
“Wanting to spend time outdoors ourselves, we appreciate the different styles and ambience created by different materials and designs,” said Nigel Eaton, CEO of Island Stone. “We have something for every outdoor living aesthetic, from great natural stone options for outdoor walkways and pool surrounds to beautiful contemporary looks for pool spas and unique water features that really stand out from the everyday. Our comprehensive selection of colors ensures a look to suit every mood.”
Among the stone claddings and mosaics ideal for eye-catching natural exteriors:
Spindrift Marble: Mosaic pebble-shaped tiles with honed, organic forms, creating a very clean, high-end pebble look.
Level Pebble: The on-trend aesthetic of natural pebble tile with a more even surface.
Paragon Hex: Perfect for unique walls, these tiles blend precision cutting and surface sculpting to create rhomboids with a tapering angled relief.
Dunes: Composed of elegantly drawn out subway tiles sculpted with an offset angled surface, these tiles create a modern, tapered trapezoid relief across the wall surface.
Rustic II: Narrow tiles with a honed surface can be combined in various horizontal and vertical stacking arrangements for unique, stunning patterns.
Among the glass mosaics and tile that dazzle outdoors:
Spindrift: The look of classic pebble tile, but with the brightness and additional color options provided by glass.
Waveline: Subtle angles create a wave pattern that evokes the rhythm of ocean swells.
Palms: This bold, large-format chevron glass tile combines fluid wedge shapes to evoke the look of a tropical palm frond.
Ripple: Combining effortless beauty and precise uniformity, these tapered, curved strips emulate an approaching ocean swell.
Glass Essentials: Go-to, every-day use shapes in stunning colors that blend effortlessly with designer offerings for timeless-yet-modern mosaics.
“Not only are the designs fresh and new, and leading the way in dimensional looks, the quality is also superior,” said Eaton. “We have fine-tuned production processes through to installation techniques to provide a product that is reliable and efficient to use while offering a wide range of designs.”
Introducing Antolini’s Dedalus, from their Exclusive Collection. Antolini has been a leader in stone processing, capturing the divine and captivating designs from Mother Nature for over six decades.
Dedalus conveys depth and imagery in immeasurable ways that challenge the human focal point. Through the turbulent ivory shades and unpredictable dark veining that only Antolini can perfect, we can find a certain serenity. The interlaced tones that melt together throughout the surface is poetically tumultuous. Be enthralled and study the meticulous fury brought on by this stone.
The impact of this soft quartzite is the presence of riotous elegance with harmonious tones. Allow the inclusive warm and sultry hues wash over any setting and sink into the undoubtable charm of Dedalus. The duality can suit a variety of unique platforms to ensure tranquility and peace of mind. The uncontrollable nature of design is melodious as it is chaotic. Reimagine and construct a new kinetic living space with Antolini.
Ege Seramik’s state-of-the-art manufacturing technology has brought classic hexagon-shaped tiles back with the introduction of the FORCE and APINI Collections.
Newton Mix Hexagon deco in FORCE line by Ege
Both ranges feature 9×11 pressed hexagon tiles in a matte finish. The APINI Collection is available in three solid colors (black, white, grey) with the FORCE Collection adding three more colors (light grey, dark grey and taupe). The FORCE Collection includes Newton Mix decos, which are offered in 10 random designs, right out of the box.
“Our new hexagon collections are truly unique with their 9×11 size,” stated Alp Er, General Manager of Ege Seramik USA. “Hexagon tile designs are ideal for making a statement in both wall or floor applications. By combining geometric shape/modern colors with porcelain durability… any installation becomes both beautiful and practical. These new products convert large surfaces into eye-catching masterpieces.”
Neolith®, a market-leading brand of Sintered Stone, is taking the design of its material even further with revolutionary Full Body Veining technology: a game-changing innovation that achieves an essential degree of detail the industry has struggled to achieve over the last decade.
Since Neolith first arrived on the market in 2009, the brand has strived to manufacture surfaces as true to the original source material as possible, but with the enhanced strength and characteristics of Sintered Stone.
From sustainable, high definition digital design to continually improved natural composition, Neolith has positioned itself as the industry pioneer. The brand is known for creating patterns which faithfully imitate materials found in nature such as marble, stone, metals and wood.
Neolith® Full Body Veining
Neolith® Full Body Veining achieves veins throughout the entire slab and not just the surface, replicating the 3D veining found in genuine stone such as marble. The hyper-realistic effect will be visible in the slab’s edges and will thus be implemented in the 1/2″ and 3/4” thickness models.
This new technology is an industry milestone, and comes after seven years of intense research and development. Two prototypes were recently showcased by Neolith in Verona, Italy, where visitors to the brand’s Xth Anniversary installation had the chance to see the level of refinement with the slabs’ veining.
Neolith® Full Body Veining
Carlos García, Head of Product Design at Neolith, commented: “Neolith’s introduction of its new Full Body Veining technology is a significant step in the brand’s design evolution and means a new generation of Neolith models will soon be released. Where before the veining stopped at the edges of the slabs, they now continue throughout the material, giving a more authentic appearance.
Both the technology and new Neolith® Full Body Veining collections will be launched in 2020.
For more information on the current collection and Neolith® Full Body Veining, click here.