Celebrating 25 Years of Coverings: The Ultimate Stone & Tile Experience.
Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), is pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coverings: The Ultimate Stone & Tile Experience. Once again, the Spanish pavilion at the show featured one of the largest foreign delegations.
Nearly 70 Spanish ceramic and stone manufacturers participated. Visitors to the Tile of Spain booth (#5021) and the Spanish Pavilion at Coverings witnessed some of the most advanced ceramic tile technology, breathtaking design choices and diverse architectural solutions from leading Spanish tile manufacturers.
Highlights of the show included:
Idole, Moving, Neutral and Vanguard tile series were the centerpiece of the Aparici (#9008) booth. Aparici Neutral features style, quality and innovation, where technology and design coexist in perfect harmony. It offers a wide chromatic range to create contemporary and modern spaces. Slim Grey and Matter series from Land Porcelanico (#9008) were also displayed.
Pattern took precedence at the Apavisa (#8008) booth with the company’s Hydraulic series. Based on the hydraulic style developed in the South of France in the middle of the 19th century, the 30x30cm tile series is available in 4 colors: patchwork natural, grey natural, black natural and blue natural. Patchwork natural contains 27 random patterns per box. Apavisa also displayed the Materia collection; organic stone looks in 4 neutral tones. Materia includes curved pieces that create texture and movement.
Grespania (#9013) expanded its catalogue of wood-look ceramic tiles with two new collections: Amazonia and Patagonia. Patagonia is a multi-format series available in 19.5x120cm and 14.5x120cm that boasts a stylish relief and a gently worn appearance. The 15x80cm, non-rectified Amazonia tile displays a natural design enhanced by a marked relief resembling saw marks, which gives it a fresh, casual style. Also on display were new sizes of Palace Series (59x119cm and 59x59cm) and three new Coverlam collections in a new 5.6mm thickness developed for floors and walls, indoors or outdoors: Estatuario, Supreme and Titan series.
Keraben (#9025) featured the Future series, with its industrial rusty metal, oxidized futuristic look and satin finish that gives the tile a roller polished look. Nature series, a stone look tile in a set of 4 tones within the same color palette, is available in 15 sizes up to 75x75cm. Portobello and Town were also showcased.
Metropol (#9027) from the Keraben Group presented tiles in the Covent, Edition, Fossil and Legend series. Also on display was Loussiana – a cementitious look with a touch of rustic. The series comes with an accent piece in geometric shapes that is reminiscent of hydraulic cement.
La Platera (#5031), a recognized manufacturer of modular porcelain tiles, presented new Blendstone and Classic designs specially created for the U.S. Market. The two modular porcelain series are available in 6x6cm, 12x12cm, 18x18cm and 12x24cm sizes, which can be used separately or combined to personalize spaces.
Natucer (#6024) showcased the Caprice series extruded porcelain tile in hexagon shapes and 4 different designs, as well as the Mattone series featuring a linear look and texture in 5 different textures, 2 different thicknesses and 4 different colors. New series of Hexagon (Modeli), Stown and Provenzale were also shown.
Touch and Soft series from the Maison collection by Pamesa (#2011) were presented in 31.6 x 60cm format. Drawing from wallpaper designs as inspiration, the collection gives textured elegance to walls. Defined by the beauty, nobility and sophistication of marble, Pamesa also presented porcelain series Artic, Aryan, Naxos, Delphi and Onix in three formats (30x3x61.3cm, 30x60cm and 60x60cm), all of which lend a touch of class and glamour with a contemporary feel.
Tau (#2015) celebrated continued innovation with the introduction of Energy, a new generation of metallic tiles full of strength and dynamism, an evolution of the Corten series, one of the most prestigious ranges, well recognized world-wide, that has become synonymous with Tau. Plus ceramic reliefs, wood looks and cement tiles.
Togama (#5011) presented their line of mosaic tiles. New blends of Marrones and Spa feature a unique finish and mix of matte earthtones or mixes of matter and mother of pearl for depth and contrast. These serene color combinations are ideal for relaxing environments. Also on display was a new anti slip finish with increased grip, plus new pool color combinations of Ibiza and Azores.
Visit the Tile of Spain website at http://tileofspainusa.com/events/coverings-2014/ for a complete listing of the nearly 70 Spanish tile and stone exhibitors.
Sponsors of the booth
ASCER, the Professional Association of Ceramic Tile Manufacturers from Spain, and ICEX Spain Trade and Investment, organized the 2014 Spanish Pavilion.
About Tile of Spain
In Spain, tile makers labor as they have for centuries – pushing their passion for design and innovation to new levels of artisanship. With one of the purest and strongest domestic clays available, Spanish manufacturers have an unparalleled ability to make the end product more diverse. From rustic handmade forms; to technical facades that cool buildings and clean the air; to the impossibly slim, sustainable recycled and ink jet masterpieces that fire the imagination. The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) is the private organization whose primary objective is to support Spain’s ceramic tile manufacturers and the industry as a whole by stewarding and promoting the Tile of Spain brand worldwide. A strong global leader, the ceramic tile industry of Spain comprises 125 manufacturers concentrated primarily in the province of Castellón. For more about tile produced in Spain, contact Tile of Spain Center at the Trade Commission of Spain, 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 1114, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Call 305-446-4387 or visit tileofspainusa.com.
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