Artistic Tile’s Embers Collection Features Look of Charred Wood

Embers Collection by Artistic Tile

Introducing the Embers Collection exclusively at Artistic Tile. Embers takes its inspiration from Shou Sugi Ban 焼杉板, an ancient Japanese exterior siding technique that preserves wood by charring it. The process involves charring the wood, cooling it, cleaning it, and finishing it with a natural oil. Embers captures the beautiful look of charred wood while giving you the benefits of a low […]

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AKDO’s New Etro Tile Collection Offers Luxurious Textures, Details

AKDO's Etro porcelain tile collection shown here in Metal Brown.

New from AKDO is the Etro Porcelain tile collection. Available in 10 colors, Etro offers luxurious textures and details – perfect for any flooring, wall or backsplash design. With its subtle metallic nuances, this new collection’s palette “reflects recent interior design trends by combining saturated matte pastels,” the company notes. Offered in three formats and a hexagon mix.

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Florida Tile Offers VitraArt Fusion with Tone­-On-­Tone Look

Florida Tile’s VitraArt Fusion features a tone-on-­tone, 12x12 random-sized pattern.

VitraArt Stained Glass is the newest collection of glass tile mosaics from Florida Tile. The colors, ranging from whites, grays, blacks and icy blues to bold earth tones, are called Alabastro, Arabescato, Calacatta, Carrara, Corallo, Paradiso and Pepperino. All are 12”x12”, mesh­-mounted mosaics. Each color is available in shapes that include 1”x1” squares, a three-­column random stack incorporating multi­-width 4-­inch […]

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Harvard’s Graduate School experiments with large, thin format tile

Harvard University ceramics project to be featured at CEVISAMA 2015

Tile of Spain — The Material Processes and Systems (MaPS) group at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has been experimenting with ceramics. Protoceramics is an ongoing project geared toward producing novel material formations with a special interest in tectonic performance. The project, led by professor of architectural technology program director of the Doctor of Design program Martin Bechthold, […]

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Spanish Tile Trends: Cevisama 2015 Preview

Dune Ceramics

Cevisama is set for Feb. 9-13 in Valencia, Spain. This annual exhibition shines the spotlight on new and upcoming tile designs from Spanish manufacturers. According to our friends at Tile of Spain, “The broad themes that marked the design of ceramic tiles in recent years remain in 2015, but with upgrades imposed by the decorative demands of the times: innovative formats […]

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MAPEI Showcases Work of SAMA Mosaic Artisans

SAMA Gallery at Surfaces 2015

MAPEI is continuing its support of the Society of American Mosaic Artists through a gallery of work displayed in the MAPEI booth at The International Surfaces Event (TISE), being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 21-23. The gallery consists of the work of 20 SAMA members. Each artist used a 12″ x 12″ (30 x 30 cm) base to […]

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Duquesa Tile Collection from Walker Zanger

Duquesa Collection from Walker Zanger. Shown is Fatima Decorative Field in Mezzanotte.

From Walker Zanger is Duquesa, a collection of hand-painted tiles influenced Italian textiles, Portuguese ceramic tiles, Moroccan mosaics, Egyptian wood inlay and Chinese decorative screens. Each tile is hand-painted on a cream background, creating a rich vintage look that fits a home with historical roots or brings gravitas to a newly constructed space. View the complete collection here.

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