Challenging the role of ceramics in the design and build industry, Cersaie 2017 offered fresh insights into the latest and most innovative surfaces with over half of its 869 exhibitors from the ceramic tile sector.
Tile of Spain has reported back on some of the key styles on show at this year’s event…
As bright as a Seville orange, tiles with gorgeous glazes and intense pops of colours made a splash at Cersaie. Shown interspersed among cool, neutral colours or sat together to create a singular bold block, every shade from soft Terracotta’s to vibrant Citrus’ made an impact.
Some popular product picks at this year’s exhibition included Mainzu’s Diamond wall tiles in an on-trend selection of Tiger, Artic and Graphite colour finishes. High-performance Todatech porcelain also picked up on the sunny Spanish trend, while Peronda’s Lins tiles by Yonah were seen in a warm Pumpkin hue, and Dual Gres took it one step further, by inputting fresh oranges, blues and whites into its Arti patterned wall tiles.
Metallic surfaces have been a huge hit in the kitchen, bathroom and interiors industry for quite a while now, and they have been given an edgy, industrial twist at this year’s Cersaie. Tones of copper and brass were shown in a rusty, aged finish, while an interesting ‘Corten’ effect made its way into the kitchen and bathroom sector. Metal-effect porcelains, however, cleverly balance practicality and style, with a hardwearing surface and on-trend urban finish.
Tile of Spain’s third trend pick pushes the boundaries of marble, with the material’s natural veining becoming a trend in its own right. Adding a dramatic twist to any scheme, surfaces with heavy veining will make a feature-worthy bathroom splashback or kitchen countertop.
Deep black marble-effect surfaces, with a dramatic white veins work particularly well, though Cersaie also saw an influx of white, grey and golden tones.Tile of Spain | tileofspain.com