Valencia, Spain, might just be the perfect home for Cevisama, the annual international trade show for ceramic tile and other surface coverings. Both are steeped in tradition, yet highly attuned to changing tastes and advancing technology. Spain has its rustic, 15th-century buildings; ceramic, its old-style terra-cotta. But there are plenty of modern touches, too, from the swirling forms of futuristic buildings in Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences complex to the edgy, metallic-infused porcelain gleaming from the booths on the show floor.

Cevisama 2009 kicked off Feb. 10 and ended Feb. 13. For more information about Cevisama and next year's show, click here.

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Victoria Markovitz is associate products editor for BUILDING PRODUCTS, CUSTOM HOME, and PROSALES magazines.