The acclaimed exhibition, Cersaie, celebrated its 40th edition this year with almost 100 000 visitors to Bologna, Italy, to see the latest in ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings. Walls & Roofs presents a snapshot from the show with news from some of the top tile manufacturers who exhibited. 

 Classic marble from ABK 

 ABK expands its SENSI marble-effect range with the new 900 collection, inspired by architecture from the beginning of the last century. The Soft slabs and polished Lux surfaces are complemented by the two new versions: Ptech, which offers improved slip resistance; and Antique 3D, in which exclusive 3Dtech technology recreates the unique aesthetics of antique marble. 

 The SENSI 900 collection includes several classic marble varieties, including the more decorative Oyster Gold and Oyster White slabs as well as Venezia Nuvola, a terrazzo-inspired product that enhances the three-dimensionality of the new Antique 3D surfaces. 

 

SENSI 900 from ABK in Oyster Gold.

Introducing Stonetech by Casalgrande Padana 

 Casalgrande Padana’s research and experimentation, cutting-edge production process and technical expertise acquired in its 60 years in the business have led to the Stonetech collection. These new technical porcelain stoneware tiles replicate the texture and effects of the rocks of the Central Alps: Marble, quartz and feldspar fragments of different sizes blend within the slab, becoming one with it. 

 Random repetition of irregular patterns makes each tile a unique decorative element with the overall effect of a modern jigsaw puzzle, creating sophisticated indoor and outdoor walls. Stonetech is also ideal for facade cladding (insulation systems and ventilated walls). 

 The manufacturer’s porcelain stoneware tiles are made exclusively with natural raw materials, making them environmentally sustainable and fully recyclable.

Gardenia Orchidea 

 Gardenia Orchidea showcased advanced ceramics with form, colour and technology taking centre stage. The company launched its new I Pigmenti porcelain tile collection, which stands out for its trowelled look and earthtone-inspired plain colours, and is available in two finishes, matt and gloss. Another new collection presented at the show was Forma, a decorative porcelain wall tile that uses 3D technology to recreate small ceramic pieces such as mosaics on a 60x120cm tile. 

 New-generation, extra-thin ceramic materials with a thickness of just 6mm were also on display. The 6mm-thick tiles have a lower environmental impact due to their reduced energy consumption and CO emissions during manufacture and transport. 

Gardenia Orchidea La Geoteca in Travertino Grey.

Art Walls from Flaviker 

 Flaviker presented Art Walls, a collection of artistically decorated surfaces designed to complement the brand’s existing range of floors and walls. The collection is suitable for many different design contexts, including residential applications, where the ceramic surfaces bring a touch of originality to both bathrooms and living rooms, and communal spaces such as hospitality, wellness and outdoor areas. In keeping with the latest style trends, the collection is being expanded with the addition of four new designs: Drape, Tapis, Metal and Frost. 

Classic marble with exaggerated veining, terrazzo-inspired patterns and stone-look designs was prevalent at Cersaie 2023, together with some exciting new decorative wall tiles using 3D technology.  

 Full acknowledgement and thanks go to www.cersaie.it, www.abk.it, www.flavikerpisa.it, www.gardenia.it and www.casalgrandepadana.com for the information in this editorial. 

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