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Best of Show at IIDA South Florida Design Mix features Laminam by Crossville

Crossville, Tenn. – Crossville, D&B Tile Distributors and MC Harry & Associates recently created a unique runway dress featuring Laminam by Crossville; the design received the coveted Best of Show Award at the IIDA South Florida Design Mix. The event is an exciting fashion show pairing industry members with design firms in a team effort to create a one-of-a-kind, innovative wearable garment made of the sponsor’s product.

Designed by MC Harry & Associates and sponsored by Crossville and D&B Tile Distributors, the model appeared as a sun goddess of ancient times while wearing Crossville’s newest porcelain product Laminam. The Laminam large format sheets were cut into 2″ x 2″ tiles and adhered to a basic substructure creating an illuminating dress.

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Laminam by Crossville unveils the Filo collection

Crossville, Tenn. – Crossville’s Laminam by Crossville line has unveiled the Filo collection, a uniquely textured, metallic-finish line of large format porcelain panels ideal for skinning interior vertical surfaces in commercial settings.

Filo comes in eight colors: Brina, Mercurio, Pece, Rame, Oro, Argento, Ghisa and Bronzo – each featuring metallic effects and a texturized surface that adds dimension and subtle sparkle. The overall look is modern and glamorous—ideal for use in hotels, restaurants, spas, salons, retail and other contract design environments. Continue reading Laminam by Crossville unveils the Filo collection

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Executive forecast: Ceramic producers optimistic about 2013

By Louis Iannaco 

Volume 27/number 15; December 3/10, 2012

The term “cautiously optimistic” is a well-worn adage, and when it comes to what the future may hold for the ceramic segment, it begs to be used yet again. After doing somewhat better than expected in 2012, industry executives who spoke with FCNews feel better times may truly lie just ahead, even though some admittedly have used that refrain before.

Entering 2013, executives said digital technology has and will continue to make an impact in the coming months and years. Also, larger formats and rectangular designs will continue to grow, as will the emergence of thin tiles. Top players also generally see good things for the housing market, the great dictator of growth or shrinkage in the segment. Continue reading Executive forecast: Ceramic producers optimistic about 2013

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Garden State Tile to hold Laminam by Crossville launch event

Philadelphia – Regional tile distributor Garden State Tile (GST) will host the Laminam by Crossville launch event at its new, state-of-the-art Architectural & Design Center in Philadelphia in conjunction with the DesignPhiladelphia festival. The event will take place on Thursday, October 11th, with an open house from 5 – 8 p.m. and a presentation at 6 p.m. GST’s Architectural & Design Center is located at 2401 Walnut Street. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading Garden State Tile to hold Laminam by Crossville launch event

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Laminam by Crossville unveils the Oxide collection

Crossville, Tenn. – Crossville, Inc.‘s Laminam by Crossville line has unveiled the Oxide collection, a metallic-look porcelain panel product ideal for skinning walls, doors, countertops and custom applications in both commercial and residential settings.

Oxide comes in seven colors that range from light to dark—Bianco, Perla, Avorio, Moro, Moro Mat, Grigio and Nero, each beautifully alive with metallic effects that add sophisticated, subtle sparkle. The overall look is sleek and modern touched with gentle weathering inspired by natural elements. Continue reading Laminam by Crossville unveils the Oxide collection