Tile of Spain Showcases Products and Expertise at NeoCon 2010

Jun 17, 2010

Miami, FL – Design. Technology. Innovation. Sustainability. All this and more is in store for visitors to Neo-Con 2010 as Tile of Spain branded manufacturers showcase the latest products from Spain at
booth #7-8086.


Additionally, industry veteran Patti Fasan, Tile of Spain’s CTC , will share her 20-plus years of ceramic experience in a series of seminars ideal for the commercial design specifier:


Ceramic Skin: Form & Function 2010
Gain a competitive edge and preview the latest innovations in Ceramic Skin for 2010. Vibrant images will take you through the color, texture, size and shape of ceramic that today’s consumers are looking for to customize and personalize home spaces and work places. Beyond simple wall and floor specifications, the presentation will reveal new opportunities, applications and sustainable technologies recently unveiled by the ceramic industry which are being adopted globally by design professionals.
Seminars held each day of NeoCon in the Tile of Spain booth #7-8086, unless otherwise noted. Guests at these presentations can enjoy a wine and cheese tasting pairing various wine regions to the local cuisine found throughout Spain.
Monday, June 14      10 am and 3 pm
Tuesday, June 15         10 am and 3 pm*
Wednesday, June 16  10 am and 3 pm
*3 pm presentation will be held in the Chicago Tile Institute in the Design Resource Center, Unit 163.


Tile of Spain Companies
Several Tile of Spain branded manufacturers will display their latest ceramic tile innovations at Neo-Con 2010 in booth # 7-8086. Expected manufacturers include:


Ceramicas Alcalaten offers the beauty of natural stone with Skabos and Tempus Red. The inkjet printing technology used to produce these series enables a wide range of variation in the same model. Available in several finishes -matte, gloss and tumbled- allows this product to adapt for use on walls and floor. Formats include 18″x18″, 13″x13″, 12″x24″, 6″x6″ and complimentary pieces.


Ceramica Elias offers a variety of products manufactured through both handmade practices and contemporary innovation. The various grades of roughness and flamed surface differ in each tile, enabling Elias to create beautiful, warm atmospheres for both interiors and exteriors. The Proven?a Series appears as an aged, worn product with a very rustic appearance. Available in three colors to evoke the look of traditional terracotta fired in moruno kilns, where products were partly burnt, under-fired and well-fired, depending on kiln conditions.


One of Keraben’s newest introductions is the Urban Collection, a compact and resilient porcelain material that’s highly technical with strong aesthetic value. The technical properties make it highly resistant to scratches, heavy wear and tear and stress. With 80% recycled material recovered during the production process for water, clay, combustible energy and raw materials, Urban also offers unique applications for sustainable architecture, ventilated facades and elevated technical floors. These unglazed, impervious porcelain paver tiles guarantee high-performance and safety features as well as versatility with six colors, six formats and two finishes.


Natucer earned the Alfa De Plato Award for its new architectural collection LifeArq, innovative wall solutions for architecture and urban environments. A study of light and space resulted in four classes of ceramic, each with a specific characteristic and function designed to satisfy the needs of the construction and design markets for an active and dynamic society. They include:

  • Bamboo, narrow porcelain columns in a variety of colors that when grouped together create a sunshade or can be used for architectural solutions. Colors include Frost, Dark, Crimson, Yolk and Gem. Format is 3.1” diameter x 11.5” and 3.1” diameter x 2.8”.
  • Ivy – In a 2.2” x 7.1” format, these special pieces can be stacked using an internal steel support structure to create a partially shaded wall or even an outdoor enclosure.
  • Scale – Offers a ceramic siding alternative with gently overlapping edges in format 13.8” x 3.9” in colors Frost, Lead, Grizzly and Dark.
  • Channel – Offers another exterior façade application but with more angular approach. Formats include 2.5” x 14.2”, 3.5” x 14.2” and 4.5” x 14.2”.


Roca Ceramica will display their ground-breaking Top Green Collection which includes the Green Earth and Green Urban series, tiles produced with 80% recycled pre-consumer waste. The Green Earth series reflects earth colors, including ochre-brownish tones. This porcelain tile is an ideal solution for interior spaces with rustic character. Available in beige, crème and ocre. Formats include 17”x17”, 17”x29”, and 12”x12” tile. For a concrete stone finish, Roca offers the Green Urban series. With outstanding performance, this porcelain tile is available in anthracite and gray and is suitable for floor space or wall covering as well as for technical purposes targeting both interiors and exteriors. Green Urban’s minimalism compliments a broad range of style décor, from traditional to contemporary. Available in a 19”x19” format.


The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s 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 220 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 tileofspain.com.

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