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Coverings Tile Show Kicks Off With New Products and an Optimistic Outlook

The tile industry's must-attend event offers the latest in style and technology.

Coverings Tile Show Kicks Off With New Products and an Optimistic Outlook

The tile industry's must-attend event offers the latest in style and technology.

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    Stone Pewter Accents

    Stone & Pewter Accents The company has added Penny Round format to its hand-poured marbleized glass tile collection. Available in 12 colors and two finishes, the products mimic the look of candy because of the manufacturing process. www.stonepewteraccents.com

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    Tile Redi

    Tile Redi The company has added new sizes and shapes to its Tile Ready leak-proof shower pans. Now numbering more than 60 different bases, the products include single-curb models and barrier-free models. The bases are leak- and mold-proof and are ready to receive ceramic, glass, or stone tiles. www.tileredi.com

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    Ceramica Del Conca

    Ceramica Del Conca These tiles look like slate, but they’re not. They are, in fact, ceramic tiles that mimic the real thing. The colors and texture are achieved by using the most advanced digital technologies. www.delconca.com

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    La Fabrica

    La Fabbrica Cathay 4Fine is a full-bodied porcelain tile that is available in large formats and decorative pieces that are made by gluing two 4-millimeter slabs together. Ideal for renovations, the product comes in a variety of finishes. www.lafabbrica.it

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    sei Multimedia

    SICIS PixALL is a glass mosaic collection that composes images in a way similar to how a computer creates them. Various colors and sizes are available. www.sicis.com

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    StonePeak Ceramics

    StonePeak Ceramics Made from 69% recycled content, Raja uses advanced inkjet technology to replicate the exotic slate found in India. It’s available in three colors, three sizes, and a selection of trims. www.stonepeakceramics.com

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    Interstyle Clay

    Interstyle Earthenglass is a tile that is made from a blend of ceramic and post-consumer recycled glass. The full-bodied tile is available in 15 earth tones and five sizes. www.interstyleclay.com

Coverings, the annual international trade fair and expo for the American tile and stone market, kicked off Monday in Las Vegas, Nev., and manufacturers are optimistic that the worst is behind them and blue skies are ahead.

Exhibiting for the first time on the west coast, the show—which runs from March 14 to March 17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center—features more than 1,000 exhibitors from 50+ countries and is expecting architects, kitchen and bath designers, as well as all the trades and distributors associated with the tile and stone market.

“It’s [the] industry consensus that Coverings is unlike any other show and the only ‘must attend’ event for tile and stone industry professionals,” says Jennifer Hoff, president of events for National Trade Productions, which manages and produces Coverings. “This is where design trends and technology breakthroughs emerge, buyer-seller relationships are forged, and education and learning are imparted—all in equal measure and in a lively atmosphere.”

Those trends, says designer Alana Capra, include porcelain tiles that look like wood, glass tiles, rectilinear shapes, modular mosaics, and ever-popular subway tiles. Here is a sampling of some of the products on display at the show.