Sassuolo, Italy—Marca Corona, one of the oldest ceramic tile manufacturers in northern Italy, has been producing top-quality ceramic tiles since 1741. The company has consistently been a part of the ceramic industry’s evolution by combining the most advanced techniques and aesthetic designs.
Today, Marca Corona produces top-quality products and distributes mosaics, wall and floor coverings in Italy and across the world. In 2006, Marca Corona USA was established, introducing North America to the elegance of “Made in Italy” porcelain and the new trend of tile fashion.
The porcelain tiles of Marca Corona are designed and manufactured to meet the ever-changing market needs. The manufacturer’s new collections, Bleecker and Type, are suitable for both residential and commercial areas. These collections combine industrial style of the last trend with innovative materials, with a touch of exclusive elegance. The products are available in different colors and sizes in order to meet not only the needs of comfortable living but also planning requirements.
Bleecker perfectly embodies the metropolitan style: modern, dynamic and pragmatic. It fits with modern industrial designs and recalls recycled wood, particularly the oriented strand board. This collection is appreciated for its natural, matte finish with partial light and shiny application, which make the wood grain even more lively and natural.
The collection is available in six different shades—white, beige, gray, sage, maple and dark—and five sizes ranging from 12 x 24 to 48 x 96. The combinations of colors, formats and finishes are endless to inspire great and unique ideas from designers. Type highlights three simply colors—rust, gray and dark—along with a natural finish. This sheet metal-look collection proposes the perfect balance between industrial strength and elegance, suitable for both residential and commercial areas. The collection is available in various sizes from 24 x 24 to 48 x 96. In addition, Type has original three-dimensional walls tiles (31.5 x 45) with linear reliefs on the surface, making the sheet metal effect even more touchable and sophisticated.
New York—Attendees 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.
Coverings 2012 will be bursting at the seams as more than 800 exhibitors from around the world show off the latest and greatest in tile. New inkjet products, eco-friendly offerings and new accessory pieces will be on display as retailers and distributors gear up for the selling year ahead. The following are some of the companies and their launches along with those from the Italian and Spanish pavilions, which were highlighted in the April 2/9 issue of Floor Covering News: Continue reading 800+ exhibitors will bring stand-out goods to Coverings