Standard tile laying has transformed into a real work of art, creating endless possibilities for making unique and interesting designs on the floor and wall surfaces. Let’s review the latest trends in floorings that have surfaced last month.
Bisazza has launched the new Wood collection. The company made its new oak parquet resistant to ultraviolet rays. The parquet features a variety of geometric palettes with contrasting colors. Palette consists of ten tints with laser-engraved ornaments. As for dirt resistance, the tiles are grinded and covered with a water-resistant acrylic paint coating, making the tiles impervious to dirt and stains. Multiple designers have contributed to the project, including Kiki van Eijk, Edward van Vliet and Studio Job.
Kerakoll Design House offers a new vision of interior design with a new collection. It masterfully combines various innovative materials, including cement, tar, hand-crafted wood, microsurfaces, paints and varnishes. Kerakoll’s new Warm collection consists of wall and floor surfaces that create a uniform design thanks to ideal combination of textures, tints and materials. The new background will create a modern harmonious space, as long as it will be augmented with proper furniture, lighting and accessories.
Finex’s WildWood oaken floors have a pronounced fiber image. The designers have purposefully left all swirls, cracks and peepholes, creating a unique coloring of the tree’s natural beauty. The lighter version of this collection, branded WildWood Light, has received the same advantages, albeit the height differences between the separate fibers are smoothed out. WildWood Light combines the most necessary colors from the base collection, as well as several completely new creations by Finex’s engineers. DiamondUV Oil finishing coating underlines the facture’s volume and protects the wooden surface.
Mutina has presented a new porcelain stoneware tiles that will go under the name of “Puzzle”. Created by Barber & Osgerby designers, the tiles feature the interchangeable images, allowing you to create different combinations. The geometrical image is developed in a special way, creating a beatiful combination regardless of positioning and layout. The tiles can be used to decorate the entire interior, including both walls and floors. Puzzle collection consists of six graphical ornaments made in three colors, three tints of monochromatic tiles, and two types of tiles with symmetrical angles in two colors.
New Ravenna’s new mosaic was developed by Paul Schatz and Sara Baldwin. The designers opted to use natural marble as a source material. They cracked it in pieces before grinding and manually crumbling it into small square elements. The color palette was devised from the stone’s natural properties. Known as Legend, the palette features a special apportionment devised from antique textile.
Ceramica Bardelli’s new Sofia collection features works of famous Marcel Wanders. The picture consists of floor-designated decorated tiles made from white enameled rectified porcelain stoneware. The palette consists of five tints: white, beige, blue, grey and black. Sofia allows for arbitrary layout, while the multi-layer serigraphy printing allows for three-dimensional surface perception and unique optical effects.
New porcelain stoneware tiles VitrA PRO is created with innovative materials. It is released in new surfaces and unorthodox tints. VitrA PRO includes eight collections – Tech-Slate (stone texture imitation), Mixcrete (combination of wood and concrete), Meridien (natural stone surface imitation), Woodmix (wood parquet imitation), Pera (old floor imitation), Metro (concrete texture imitation), British Stone (natural stone effect), Matrix (paint imitation). Each of them has a unique texture, making the space very emotional.