Launch Slideshow

Coverings Show: Day 2

Innovation dominates the latest product offerings.

Coverings Show: Day 2

Innovation dominates the latest product offerings.

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    Nigel F. Maynard

    Bellavita Tile Dimensions is the manufacturer’s new line of texture wall tiles, which come in a variety of colors and textures. Tiles come with a see-through glaze that gives the pieces a handmade quality. www.bellavitatile.com.

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    Nigel F. Maynard

    Dirk Elliot Tile The manufacturer specializes in mass production tiles that look like handmade artistic products. The brick tiles shown here feature a crackle glaze and come in eight colors. Each measures 2 inches by 8 inches. www.dirkelliottile.com.

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    Nigel F. Maynard

    Stone & Pewter Accents WineCellar is a new line of wood mosaic tiles that can be used on floors and walls. The mesh-backed products come in oak, pine, and mahogany. www.stonepewteraccents.com.

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    Apavisa

    Appavisa Porcelanico Neocountry is a full-body porcelain tile that offers high bending resistance, frost resistance, and low water absorption. Available in new hexagonal sizes, the tiles come in grey, beige, and white colors in natural and bocciardato finishes. www.apavisa.com.

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    Ragno USA

    Ragno USA Courtesy of next-level digital print technology, Eternal Limestones imitates the look of Crema Europa, Jura Beige and Lagos Blue limestones. The rectified tiles allow clean edges that accommodate narrower grout joints for the appearance of an uninterrupted honed surface. www.ragnousa.com.

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    Mosaico+ Vetrina “high resolution” mosaics allow designers to do marvellous things. The company says the product is a bridge between a contemporary geometric theme and more traditional Venetian glass. It’s available in chips and sheets in 72 glossy colors and 14 shades. www.mosaicopiu.it.

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    Bellavita Tile

    Bellavita Tile Bamboo Planks is a new collection that recreates the look of natural bamboo but in glass. The wall tiles measure 2 inches by 12 inches and are available in six colors (desert shown here). It also comes in glass mosaics. www.bellavitatile.com.

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    Lea Ceramiche

    Lea Ceramiche Dreaming is a new collection that reproduces the quality and look of real marbles. Made with high-definition digital printing technology, the line offers the smooth feel and visual nuance of stone but is low-maintenance and durable. It comes in two finishes and three sizes. www.ceramichelea.it.

As day two of Coverings, the annual international trade fair and expo for the American tile and stone market, came to an end, the theme of the day was certainly “fresh.”

After a few years of stagnation and decline, the tile industry is seeing growth again, and manufacturers are celebrating with fresh new products. “Tile is about innovation, and right now the industry is producing great products,” said Ryan Fasan, a tile consultant from Canada.

Though some of the trends in the market have been around for a few years, each year the industry takes design to a new level.

Here are some products from the second day of the show.