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Ceramic producers launch upscale designs, colors

Dal-Tile

“Fashionable looks like diverse color tones, mixed textures and modern linear visuals are among the most popular today in both residential and commercial applications—and our newest upscale collections certainly fit the bill,” said Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director. “Our San Michele series mirrors the old world look of vein-cut and cross-cut travertine, while Stone A’ La Mod mixes beautiful natural stone in eight unique mosaic patterns and finishes with a contemporary flair. And with the multi-color, grained look of wood, Veranda Tones is the ultimate addition to our very popular Veranda series.”

San Michele is a glazed porcelain floor tile that is infused with Microban antimicrobial protection, which provides a layer of protection from stain- and odor-causing bacteria that won’t wash off or wear away. The new collection emulates natural antiqued travertine stone and is available in three colors (Crema, Dorato and Moka).

San Michele replicates vein-cut and cross-cut travertine through the mill’s Reveal Imaging, a new technology that creates dimensional graphics with rich coloration, texture variation, clefting and veining, she noted. “Reveal Imaging allows tile graphics to be much more realistic than traditional methods of printing with no two tiles alike. As a result, the tiles look more like the stones that they are emulating.”

San Michele includes a vein-cut graphic in a rectified field tile size (12 x 24-inches), and a cross-cut graphic in four rectified field tile sizes (12-, 18-, 12 x 24- and 24-inches).

Veranda Tones is a colorbody porcelain with a contemporary multi-color wood look that was designed to coordinate with Dal-Tile’s Veranda series. Each piece features detailed linear graining and high shade variation and comes in five earthy color blends (Zen Garden, Redland Hills, Urban Safari, Bamboo Forest and Iron Jungle). Each Veranda Tone blends three different solid colors from the existing Veranda’s series, now called Veranda Solids. Veranda Tones is available in three TruEdge rectified modular sizes (6-1/2 x 20-, 13 x 20 and 20-inches).

Veranda Tones is suitable for floors, walls, backsplashes, countertops and pool linings in both residential and commercial settings, as well as exterior floors and walls in Dal-Tile tilefreezing and non-freezing climates.

Stone A’ La Mod is a collection of natural stone mosaics and patterns, all with a modern flair. The collection’s eight unique mesh-mounted patterns include 2 x 3-inch wedge mosaics with a polished finish. All patterns are available in three contemporary colors (Nouveau Nero, Urban Bluestone and Contempo White).

Additionally, a mesh-mounted 12-inch block random pattern, made up of four mosaic sizes, combines the collection’s three colors, all with a polished finish, to create the Uptown Blend. Stone A’ La Mod is suitable for floors, walls and backsplashes in residential settings and walls and backsplashes in commercial settings.