Ege Seramik’s design team has raised the bar with its recent introduction of the Smyrna Collection. State of the art ink-jet technology and meticulous design work has allowed this new series to give the illusion of a three-dimensional, textured tile in a full line of glazed porcelain tile.

















The SMYRNA Series is comprised of pressed, glazed porcelain tile: a unique 8”x20” wall tile with Antique Deco offerings are complimented with 18”x18” and 12”x24” glazed porcelain for floor tiles.

According to Alp Er, Ege Seramik’s General Manager, “These unique designs are printed on the field tile, almost transparent, allowing one to see the tile underneath. Its mystique makes for an eye-catching, conversation piece in any installation.”

Three (3) colors are available with different decorative patterns mixed into each carton… no one installation can truly be the same. Its industrious qualities as a durable, hard-wearing tile — plus its ease of maintenance​ characteristic — all​ make SMYRNA ideal for both residential and commercial applications, indoors and out.  For more information, visit



Emser Tile’s Xtra Pavers brings TIberwood, Concrete and Stone looks to durable porcelain

Emser Tile’s Xtra Series Inspires Outdoor Living Tiberwood, concrete and stone looks take shape in versatile installations

LOS ANGELES – Emser Tile introduces Xtra: a compelling new approach to outdoor surfacing in 2- centimeter glazed porcelain pavers. The collection combines the sought-after resilient and accessible qualities of modern residential and commercial living spaces with highly realistic designs achieved through high-definition printing.

Emser Tile’s Xtra Tiberwood












Xtra replicates tiberwood, concrete, travertine and basalt marble looks in an array of tones exuding rustic elegance, and a matte finish to enhance their foundational essence. Ideal for accent floors and walls, concrete and stone looks take shape in large format 24” x 24” tiles, and wood looks are available in 12” x 47” planks.

“Outdoor surfaces call for durability without sacrificing design,” shared Barbara Haaksma, Emser Tile Vice President of Marketing. “Xtra withstands the challenges of outdoor environments while instilling an innate sense of beauty through simplistic aesthetic.”

With the ability to transition tiles across multiple surfaces, the collection can be installed atop a pedestal system or above gravel, sand or a traditional mortar bed. Additionally, Xtra pavers are easy to maintain and can be carried from indoor to outdoor environments.

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Dallas, TX – August 16, 2018 – In its over 250 company-owned Sales Service Centers nationwide, Daltile is now selling Nue Tile DemoFlex underlayment to make removal of installed Daltile ceramic and porcelain tile fast, clean, and easy.

“DemoFlex self describes as an underlayment that makes tile removal 10x faster,” said Jay Samber, senior director of installation product sales, Dal-Tile.  “Daltile is making this underlayment material available in all of our SSCs nationwide, because using it beneath installed tile turns a 2-day demo job into a 2-hour easy removal process.  Bringing the availability of DemoFlex to our customers at the point of their tile purchase adds additional value to the high level of service and expertise that they already experience when using Daltile for their projects.”

“DemoFlex is essentially a sheet that is easily and inexpensively adhered to the substrate and is immediately ready to install tile on top of,” added Samber.  “Then, when it comes time to repair a single tile or change out an entire tile floor, the individual tile, mortar, and grout can be easily lifted up and come out together in one piece.  Removal will not cause damage to backer boards or electric radiant heating systems. Another benefit is the absence of silica dust during tile removal. This makes the removal process healthier and greener.”

DemoFlex underlayment has undergone extensive TCNA testing and received the Extra Heavy Traffic Classification via ASTM C627 Robinson tests which means it is suitable for heavily trafficked areas, such as shopping malls, airports, or even where forklift or pickup truck traffic is present.  DemoFlex has also exceeded TCNA High Performance Crack-Isolation in ANSI A118.12, and is highly cost competitive.

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Mansfield, Massachusetts. The Belknap White Group (BWG), one of America’s leading full-service flooring distributors, has announced it will be now distributing Crossville Ceramics’ Convergence Glass Tile Collection throughout all of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and parts of upstate New York.

This stunning glass tile range is characterized by its “convergence of design and style.” Edge-grain woods cast as polished glass mosaics offer the unique look of wood grain with a lustrous sheen. Four neutral tone and four bright tone colors are available. Each mosaic sheet consists of nine mesh-mounted, 4” x 4” glass tiles.








“This is a product line that beautifully coordinates within interior design projects where the look of wood is part of the overall design theme,” stated Jane Twombly, Belknap White’s Director of Specifications. “The Convergence Collection uniquely combines the increasingly popular end-grain wood visual with the sophisticated brilliance of glass. The result is an outstanding visual statement in glass mosaics. We are very excited about introducing this line to architects and designers, as it offers them many ways to take their creativity to the next level.”

For samples and pricing, please contact The Belknap White Group at


Mid America Tile introduces new products

Mid America Tile introduces three new series

DIVINITY: Taking artistry to another level

Distinguished by a rich surface of captivating veining, delicate striations, and subtle imperfections of natural stone, this color body porcelain floor and wall tile exceeds even the highest expectations.

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A glazed porcelain plank collection with the look of aged wood.

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Italwood Light










Thicker Quest

THICKER as part of Outdoor Living

Composed of 5 different series, Thicker offers something for everyone! Surface your outdoors with one of these ultra-thick porcelain paver tiles.

Thicker Relive


Thicker Cadore

Thicker Mineral

Thicker Span

Bedrosians Tile & Stone unveils shapes, large and small, for Fall 2018

Our innovative and design-forward Fall 2018 Collections bring new shape, dimension and unparalleled performance to homeowners and trade professionals.

Achieve the look of timeless stone and contemporary design with durable, large porcelain panels. Magnifica® Porcelain by Bedrosians is a perfect surface for creating seamless countertops, floors, walls, kitchen islands, backsplashes, and ventilated building facades because of its thin profile options and large dimensions. Designers and architects are drawn to its sleek aesthetic that allows for minimal grout lines and the grandeur of a solid wall or floor.

Pietra Grey on island front and cabinets, and Luxe White on floor and countertop

Introducing three new beautiful colors


Other new additions to the program

1) Satin finish in some of our 12mm colors – truly feels like natural stone
2) Honed finish in our 30×30 sizes
3) 12mm book match in the following colors: Statuario Super White, Lincoln Super White & Calacatta Super White

The perfect choice for homeowners, designers and architects, Magnifica® offers endless possibilities for indoor and outdoor applications, ranging from traditional floors and walls to uses as cabinet, table and door coverings. Its low thickness, light weight and strength make the Magnifica® Collection a second skin perfect for just about any surface, including those in aircrafts, yachts, RVs and elevators.

Nero Marquina on wall and Luxe White on floor

Alicia Bedrosian, our Product Manager for Sourced Porcelain, is amazed by the realism of Magnifica® compared to natural stone. She said, “I’ve been in the industry my whole life and honestly most times cannot tell the difference between the two. When developing this line, I completely fell in love with the fact that we could offer the premium high-end look of stone without the maintenance”





The appearance of 3-dimensional tiles has changed the face of tiled surfaces, with embossed or molded patterns that make walls pop. They add drama to a space and naturally attract attention. Our two new 3D ceramic wall tile collections, Hedron and Triangolo, fit right into this trend.

Hedron is a 5”x4” hexagon. Its design plays with light and shadow to give walls visual depth and dimension. Hedron is offered in eight colors, in matte, glossy and metallic finishes. Mix and match the colors, finishes and patterns to create unique wallscapes. Strategically placed lighting of the wall will add impact and help define all the angles and shadows of the tile’s peaks and valleys.

Hedron in White and Black gloss

Hedron Colors


Felicia Clark, Creative Director for Decorative Products, who curated these collections said, “3D tiles in stone, ceramic or porcelain are a huge trend for 2018. With my love of shapes and textures, Hedron and Triangolo brings this concept to life in a subtle way. Shapes like the hexagon and triangle continue to make a big impact on the design scene. It is contemporary and fun without being over the top. It’s like wallpaper taken up a notch with a continuous flow of texture and movement. Its timeless style offered to you in luxury that is refined yet outspoken.”

Triangolo, with characteristics just like Hedron, is a 4.5”x5” 3D triangle. We offer six colors, in matte, glossy and metallic finishes. Depending on how you group the tiles, you can create several patterns.

Triangolo in Sky Blue gloss

Triangolo in Fog glass


Triangolo Colors


Woodmark 6″x36″ wood-look porcelain in Oak

Styled with rustic knots and grain, the Woodmark Collection delivers a classic hardwood look to your projects. This 6”x36” glazed non-rectified porcelain tile comes in five organic colors: Anthracite, Grey, Light Oak, Oak and Walnut.

Woodmark Colors


To reach the commercial market with larger sizes, we have created a 20”x20” large format size in two of our most popular tile stone-look porcelain collections, Stone Mountain (Alabaster, Gris and Silver) and Yosemite (Almond and Silver).

Stone Mountain Colors

Yosemite Colors

With our Fall 2018 Collections, from hexes and triangles to large format porcelain, you’re sure to find something to make your next project pop with style!

Local HDP, the latest wood-look plank from Florida Tile creates an atmosphere that invites you to linger and belong

Lexington, KY: August 6, 2018 ⎯ Florida Tile introduces Local HDP. This glazed porcelain floor and wall tile allows you to design an atmosphere that creates a sense of connection – a place of both possibility and comfort – a place to linger and belong. The look of weathered, painted wood introduces comfort and familiarity that is rustic…yet graceful.

“Local HDP is one of those rare products that immediately gives you a warm, almost nostalgic feeling when you look at it. It reminds you of a place you have been, even if you can’t quite remember where that place was,” said Tressa Samdal, Director of Marketing for Florida Tile. “During development we focused on the urban planning idea of ‘third spaces’, places beyond home and work where you spend time. Those spaces transcend locale and invite you to be part of the community and its story.”

The seasoned color palette of Bistro, Café, Lounge, Market, and Tavern will give any interior or exterior space tone and personality. The refined white, cool and warm grays, calming creams, and taupes set a mood that is welcoming and chic, delivering you to your favorite local haunt. An 8″x36″ pressed plank provides a format that works well in an array of traditional, contemporary, or eclectic environments. A 2″x12″ herringbone mosaic available in each of the five colors, as well as warm and cool mix cube mosaics make a modern and impactful statement.

Manufactured using proprietary HDP—High Definition Porcelain® printing technology, Local HDP is appropriate for all applications in both residential and commercial settings. It is entirely made in the USA in Florida Tile’s Green Squared® certified Advanced Manufacturing Center in Lawrenceburg, KY, of 40% pre-consumer recycled content. It meets the DCOF AcuTest® requirements to be installed in wet areas and is GREENGUARD® and Porcelain Tile certified. Incorporated into the tile surface is Microban® antimicrobial technology that works continuously to inhibit bacteria growth, improve visible cleanliness, and reduce odors.




Florida Tile is a fully owned subsidiary of Panariagroup, a publicly owned company traded on the Milan Stock Exchange (MILAN: PAN IM). Panariagroup is a leading manufacturer and distributor in over 60 countries around the world with six manufacturing sites in Italy, Portugal and the USA and nine brands positioned in the high-end of the market. 

Island Stone Introduces Paragon Hex Sculpted Stone Tiles

(Santa Cruz, CA, July 12, 2018) Island Stone’s artistry and creativity with natural stone pushes the limits of the imagination again with the introduction of Paragon Hex, one of the company’s most sophisticated designs to date. Paragon Hex stones are precision cut and surface sculpted into rhomboids with a tapered, angled relief. Those unique pieces are then placed into a hexagonal layout to create an interlocking tile. The result is a seamless, three-dimensional array that is at once complex yet elegant.

“Paragon Hex is a truly unique achievement in stone. Typically, a shape this involved would be made out of porcelain or glass,” says Paul Sepulveda, National Sales Manager for Island Stone.“The combination of complexity and sophistication Island Stone has achieved with Paragon Hex is a testament to our unique vision and intimate expertise with the stone medium. It’s one more way we’re expanding our customers’ expectations about how stone can be used in more modern forms while preserving its earthen, natural feel.”

The edges of the Paragon Hex stones are lightly tumbled for a soft, punctuated look. The stone comes in two colors: Sandstone Ocean and Sandstone Mint. Each hexagonal piece measures 5/8” deep at its thickest point and covers .38 square feet.

Paragon Hex is part of Island Stone’s Profile Series. The line also includes Paragon Chevron, in which the same rhomboid stones are interlocked into a repeating chevron pattern.

DALTILE’s FLEXFIT reduces installation time and cost

Dallas, TX – August 7, 2018 – When Daltile ( introduced its leading-edge Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces into the market last year, the new extra-large-format porcelain products offered customers a chance to “go big” with slabs approximately 10’ x 5’ in size – ideal for floors, walls, countertops, shower walls, tub surrounds, and exterior applications.

Now, Daltile’s new “FlexFit Size Solutions” program offers customers additional flexibility using Panoramic’s innovative porcelain slab products – through a pre-cut program that includes multiple sizing options, giving customers many new possibilities for their projects and enabling Daltile to further grow its business. The FlexFit program offers the slabs pre-cut into seven smaller stocked sizes that reflect the most standard cut dimensions needed for both residential and commercial applications.

“A key advantage we offer is a very short lead time for both full size slabs and our new standard sizes,” said Ben Redding, director countertop operations and sales, Dal-Tile.  “Our FlexFit seven pre-cut smaller dimensions give our customers a superior thin porcelain product that they do not have to cut, saving retailers, contractors, and builders time and money.”

“The reaction in the market from customers to the FlexFit program has been extremely positive,” added Redding.  “Installers like the fact that they don’t have to logistically move a full panel around, and the design community is loving the new size options.  With FlexFit we’re enhancing our groundbreaking porcelain slab offering, by providing stunning natural stone and concrete visuals in our seven standard smaller sizes, making it even easier to create seamless design in a kitchen or wrap-around luxury in a master bath, for example.”

The pre-cut sizes are available in both 6 mm and 12 mm thicknesses.  All Panoramic colors are stocked in extra-large slab as well as in the new standard sizes, at key Daltile slab yards across the nation.  Pre-cut sizes include:

63” x 63”

31.50″ x 126″

31.50″ x 63″

31.50″ x 31.50″

21″ x 21″

15.75″ x 63″

15.75″ x 31.50″

As an additional component of FlexFit, the program also offers the option to order a custom cut to any size.

MSI introduces the Classique Ceramic Tile Collection

Already a beloved designer collection, Classique is now available in even more inspirational marble looks and contemporary multi-textured tiles. Introducing Classique White Calacatta in 4×16” traditional, beveled, and bullnose tile, as well as a mixed-finish tile featuring various linear textures that can be seen and felt. With all the beauty of highly-sought-after Calacatta marble, these low-maintenance ceramic tiles offer a soft white background and gorgeous gold veining that’s the essence of elegance.

This perfectly curated all-inclusive ceramic tile collection is an ideal choice for backsplashes, vanity walls, shower surrounds, and other spaces where a touch of timeless sophistication is desired. Offered in several 4×16” formats—including beveled edge tiles for detail and drama—Classique comes complete with matching bullnose for an ultra-professional finish. What’s more, all tiles are GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certified® so you can feel good about incorporating Classique into your residential or commercial space.

The soft white background and gold veins of Classique White Calacatta Glossy 4×16 ceramic tiles are elegant, timeless, and rich with character.

With its distinguished edge and classic good looks, Classique White Calacatta Beveled tile adds interest and detail to your space.

A mosaic of 4″ x 16″ Classique White Calacatta Subway of Classique White Calacatta Mixed tiles has a contemporary twist—it’s a mixture of multiple subtle surface textures, randomly arranged.

Affordable, luxurious, and now in more color choices, this authentic natural-stone look line is worth obsessing over! Explore the Classique Collection and enhance your space with one or more of these exquisite tiles.


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