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Marca Corona: Modern industrial style for ‘Made in Italy’ porcelain tiles

photo1Sassuolo, 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.

Marca Corona's Bleeker.
Marca Corona’s Bleecker.

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.

Marca Corona's Type.
Marca Corona’s Type.

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.

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Emser Tile introduces new Legacy collection

Emser Tile_Legacy_WhiteLos Angeles—Emser Tile has launched Legacy, a glazed porcelain tile collection for residential and commercial interiors that elevates wood-look aesthetics through cutting-edge techniques.

Three-dimensional surface texture and high-resolution graphics mirror contemporary hardwood panels with the inherent reliability and durability of glazed porcelain tile. Five rich, wood colors—white, sand, Havana, gray and brown—allow Legacy to lend a range of aesthetics, spanning both modern and traditional.

“Wood-look tile has the ability to suit almost every approach to design, from farmhouse rustic to elegant and refined,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of marketing, Emser Tile. “By marrying high-definition printing with true surface texture, Legacy evolves what wood-look tile can be, for a result that is fresh and familiar.”

The collection is available in 8 x 47 plank tiles. It is suitable for interior and exterior environments, contributes to LEED v4 certification and improves indoor air quality with zero VOCs emissions.

For more information, visit emser.com/products/legacy.

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Emser Tile elevates concrete-look trends with Cassero collection

Emser Tile_Cassero_WhiteLos Angeles—Emser Tile previewed its latest glazed porcelain tile collection, Cassero, at HD Expo 2017. The collection is available for both residential and commercial interiors and was inspired by the gradations and linear textures from concrete forms.

Cassero offers a rustic yet refined aesthetic. Four neutral colors—Black, Gray, Moka and White—in a matte finish lend a modern edge to its linear-formed texture.

The series is available in two large format tile sizes ideal for floor and wall applications: 24 x 47 and 12 x 24. Suitable for interior and exterior applications, Cassero supports the design trend of creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.

“We are dedicated to continuously introducing high quality floor and wall tile that support the latest design trends,” said Barbara Haaksma, vice president of marketing, Emser Tile. “With unique texture and modern colorways and sizes, Cassero elevates the aesthetic of concrete.”

For more information, visit: emser.com/products/cassero.

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Crossville launches new porcelain tile collection

crossville logoCrossville, Tenn.–Crossville has announced its latest porcelain tile collection, Notorious. The line is created with warm, neutral tones in the sophisticated look of concrete, delivering high impact design style and offering the strong technical performance expected of porcelain tile. Complimentary samples of the new product may be ordered on crossvilleinc.com.

“This line is all about inviting designers to mix and match to create their own surfacing solutions,” said Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing. “From the range of colors, sizes, and trims—as well as the unpolished and honed finishes, Notorious offers lots of design alternatives.”

The line’s six colors cover a spectrum of neutral hues. The options—Femme Fatale, Private Eye, Sugar Daddy, Suspense, Leading Man and Film Noir—were developed for maximum versatility in modern design schemes.

Field tile size options include 24 x 24, 24 x 36, 12 x 12, 12 x 24. Plank sizes of 3 x 15 and a mosaic mesh mounted on 12 x 12 are also available. Bullnose and cove base are offered to complete installations. In addition to the unpolished finish offered for all field tile sizes, a honed finish is available for the 24 x 24, 24 x 36, 12 x 12, and 12 x 24 options.

As with all products produced at Crossville’s Tennessee manufacturing facilities, Notorious is made using third-party certified, sustainable processes and is Green Squared certified.

For more information, visit crossvilleinc.com.

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Crossville launches porcelain tile collection

Crossville OceanairCrossville, Tenn.–Crossville Inc. has launched Oceanaire, a porcelain tile collection designed to capture the appearance of sea- and sand-swept natural stone. According to the company, the line is notable for its multidirectional striations interpreted in five gradient color options and a range of versatile size options—including large formats and a mosaic option.

“This line is inspired by the vast scenery associated with the ocean, but it really comes to life in its details and subtlety,” said Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing for Crossville. “Striations coming from every direction, nuanced color options—the look takes you beachside.”

Oceanaire’s color options offer an earthen palette that ranges from lighter to darker tones. Each color comes in both unpolished and honed finishes. Field tile size options for Oceanaire are 24 x 24, 12 x 24, 18 x 36 and 6 x 36. The line offers a 4 x 24 bullnose as well.

Oceanaire is suitable for commercial and residential interior floors, walls, countertops, and exterior walls in both residential and commercial applications.

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Florida Tile introduces Alava

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 2.38.53 PMLexington, Ky.—Florida Tile has introduced Alava, its latest high definition porcelain line which combines a stone and wood look within one single color. Alava is comprised of three colors: Cottage, Lodge and Villa. Each color is presented in four formats: 12 x 12, 12 x 24, 6 x 24 and 8 x 36.

“The Alava line is named after a region in Northwestern Spain known for its rugged rocky landscape and for the tradition of being one of the most productive logging centers of Southern Europe,” said Sean Cilona, director of marketing for Florida Tile. “Not only does Alava reflect that rugged stone and wood persona, it also establishes a unique new concept for the American tile industry by marring two completely different materials into a single line.”

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Crossville returns to its colorful roots with Argent

Argent_by_Crossville-seating_areaCrossville, Tenn. – Crossville has announced the introduction of Argent, a 20-color, porcelain tile collection inspired by the rich look of argent stone, suitable for commercial and residential applications. With Argent’s launch, Crossville is returning to its roots in offering vast, colorful collections. Previous multi-color lines—Cross-Colors, Color Blox and Color Blox Too—earned the company the reputation as a resource for broad palettes in porcelain tile for commercial and residential designers alike.

Renowned color expert and Crossville consultant Barbara Schirmeister, ASID, CAUS, DC developed Argent’s palette with awareness of trends in contract and residential design and as the next phase in Crossville’s production of colorful lines. Continue reading Crossville returns to its colorful roots with Argent

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Mediterranea introduces Bayside series

The tile design artisans at Mediterranea have taken high-tech design of porcelain tile to the next level with pioneering a new series targeted squarely at the American marketplace.  Welcome to Bayside — a perfect combination of cement and stone that features cutting-edge design, yet has mass-market appeal.

Bayside is designed for the new age we live in, delivering a clean, more minimalist look sought after by architects and designers while offering a totally unique blend of graphics and colors that are poised to be volume sellers in the U.S. market.  Utilizing Dynamic HD Imaging inkjet technology to replicate cement and stone graphics, Mediterranea blends these two essential elements into one porcelain tile product, delivering a look never before seen in designer showrooms or grand estates. Continue reading Mediterranea introduces Bayside series

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Florida Tile introduces Aventis to porcelain line

Lexington, Ky. — The latest addition to Florida Tile’s porcelain line, Aventis, is a contemporary urban design in a strong, six-color palette that delivers a cool, minimalist look to any modern residential or commercial space.

According to Sean Cilona, Florida Tile’s marketing director, “Aventis is inspired by the weathered urban landscape. Using strong grays, cream, black and olive tones, Aventis projects a clean, cool, metro look.” Continue reading Florida Tile introduces Aventis to porcelain line

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Mediterranea releases complete product catalog

Mediterranea, a leading manufacturer and designer of porcelain tile, is for the first time making its entire product line available to the general public in a unique reference catalog. 

Printed exclusively for distribution at Surfaces 2012 in Las Vegas, Mediterranea’s catalog contains 36 pages of vivid product photographs, room scenes and product specifications.

The size of a small booklet is an ideal resource to showcase the company’s 16 distinct product lines, including Mediterranea’s latest collection, Tuscan Stone.

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