It may look like wood, but the Amazon Wood line from Gyotoku Ceramics is merely a visual effect that may or may not find a home with U.S buyers. www.gyotoku.com.br.
Drenac is a landscape tile made with 82 percent recycled ceramic material. It allows 82 percent of water to drain right through to the earth. www.gyotoku.com.br.
Inspired by the modern architectural forms of its namesake, the Brasilia line by Pietra Revestimentos takes texture to a whole new level. www.pietrapisos.com.br
Lepri Ceramicas showed a line of tiles and mosaics made from spent fluorescent lamps in various colors, styles, and shapes. www.lepriceramicas.com.br.
ViaRosa Porcelanato’s ViaRosa is a botanical collection featuring porcelain tiles with varying types of flowers—sometimes with texture. www.viarosa.com.br.
Alicante uses nanotechnology to produce Nanoglass, a line of tiles with perfectly designed edges and frames. Tiles are also perfectly white, shiny, and highly resistant to acid and alkaline. www.alicante.com.br
Officina delle Pietre by Pedrastone offered the Leggenda I Gave Mari, a line of wooden mosaics made from the timber of ships that foundered. Each piece in the handmade line is unique. www.pedrastone.com
Eliane’s Laminum is a 3.5-millimeter-thin porcelain line that was produced using Italian technology. It’s 70 percent lighter than conventional porcelains and can be used on existing substrates. www.eliane.com.