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Cevisama 2013: Cool character, nostalgic updates define ceramics

Ribadeo by Vives adds a jolt of color to the hydraulic cement trend interpreted by many ceramic manufacturers.

By Emily Bowbridge

Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013

Valencia, Spain—In the 1960s, Bob Dylan sang about boots of Spanish leather, but in the 21st century, praises are being sung for Spanish ceramics and tiles. The 31st edition of Cevisama attracted approximately 70,000 visitors from 78 countries to shop the latest stone, ceramic, and sanitary ware and building and design solutions from 673 exhibitors. Armando Ibáñez, president of Cevisama, noted that nearly 25% of the visitors were from international markets. Continue reading Cevisama 2013: Cool character, nostalgic updates define ceramics

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Coverings 2011 attracts world’s most innovative products

Las Vegas—This year’s edition of Coverings showcased an impressive array of tiles with innovative sizes, shapes, textures and designs. The March 21/28 issue of FCNews covered some of the major domestic tile producers and their offerings. In this issue, it’s all about the best Italy and Spain had to offer.

In line with current industry trends, Italian tile companies introduced a number of wood and stone looks that were as convincing as ever with many manufacturers using digital printing techniques. Others continue to play with the concept and introduced tiles with unnatural or colorful hues and varying “process techniques,” such as saw-cut wood or cross cut and vein cut stone used side by side. Continue reading Coverings 2011 attracts world’s most innovative products

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Cevisama 2011: Tile turns to art, fashion, science for inspiration

VALENCIA, SPAIN—“Come and see the future” was the slogan of the world’s second largest fair for all things tile, commencing for the 29th edition here, from Feb. 8 to 11. With 776 exhibitors from 36 countries showing, Cevisama showcased the newest innovations in tile for 2011. According to Pepe Castellano, vice chairman of the Spanish Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), it is the international fair that acts as a showroom for all its products. Continue reading Cevisama 2011: Tile turns to art, fashion, science for inspiration