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Blustyle launches in the U.S. at Coverings 2017

bluestyleNew YorkAttendees at Coverings 2017 will be the first to experience the North American launch of a Blustyle, the newest Panariagroup brand to enter the US market. The Blustyle brand will exhibit in the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion (Booth #1435) showing a robust offering of contemporary Italian ceramics for commercial and residential settings in different finishes, colors and formats.

The state-of-the-art products on display will include highlights from the 12 new Blustyle collections that are in step with the trends such as rustic and refined wood looks, concrete finishes, oversized stone looks and distinctive marbles in a range of thicknesses from 9mm to 11mm and even 20mm. The entire collection comes with a guarantee for up to 20 years—underscoring the quality and durability of tiles.

“Blustyle is a brand that leverages the experience and qualities of sister company, Cotto D’Este and the whole Panariagroup,” said Paolo Mussini, Panaria CEO. “The brand offers Made-in-Italy, porcelain solutions at traditional thicknesses, taking advantage of the latest technology, the best raw materials, distinctive aesthetics and the production team’s deep respect for the environment.”

In sync with its parent company’s commitment to responsible production methods, Blustyle has already secured eco-focused certifications (EMAS, ISO, Eco-Label) that cover its eco-compatible production that recycles, reduces the waste of all raw materials, manages the plant at its highest efficiency and uses renewable energy.

To accompany the new brand, the Blustyle team has created a range of tools and materials to help with the specification and installation process. A dedicated website and brochure lays out all of the details on the guarantee for up to 20 years and includes technical specs to assist with layout ideas.

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Turkishceramics to ‘talk Turkey’ at Coverings 2017

Turkishceramics_Coffee_CupAnkara, Turkey—Turkishceramics will showcase new products, savvy business initiatives, wonderful hospitality and, a new catchphrase themed specifically for the U.S.: “Let’s talk Turkey!” at this year’s Coverings in Orlando, April 4-8.

The new catchphrase is influenced by the American definition for “talking turkey,” meaning to talk business.

During Coverings, Turkishceramics, along with a number of its U.S.-focused manufacturer/members, will exhibit at the Turkish Pavilion. In addition to highlighting new products, the company will share various strategic business opportunities offered to prospective buyers. Visitors will also be updated on programs that emphasize the strong profits and benefits associated with featuring Turkish tile materials.

“We are focused even more on the United States than in the past,” declared Ahmet Yamaner of Turkishceramics. “Many of our members have been working closely with stateside customers for decades. Together, we have worked to better understand the marketplace and those who demand top quality tile materials. We have listened to distributors, retailers, contractors, architects, designers and end-users. As a result, our producers have developed products specifically to meet their respective demands.”

The company welcomes Coverings attendees to Booth # 4441 to experience the highest levels of Turkish hospitality. “And while doing so, ‘let’s talk Turkey’ over a fresh brewed, authentic cup of Turkish Coffee!” Yamaner said.

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Coverings 2017 seeks submissions for conference presentation

Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 4.01.56 PMArlington, Va.– Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, is inviting conference presenters and professional development leaders to submit proposals for the show’s 2017 programming. Returning to Orlando for 2017, Coverings will be held April 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Praised for its educational programs, Coverings calls for cutting-edge content that generates discussion and finds solutions in the categories of interior design and architecture, building and remodeling, distribution, fabrication, installation, retail sales, green practices, and health and safety. Individuals and groups interested in helping the industry to grow and thrive are encouraged to submit proposals for one or more topics.

The submission deadline is Sept. 6, 2016.

“Coverings offers an all-encompassing conference program dedicated to educating and engaging all levels of the industry, “ said Michele Nebel Peake, vice president, conference development of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings.

The complete Coverings 2017 conference program will be revealed in January 2017 on coverings.com/education.