Tiles have become a surface covering for multiple surfaces. Read about the latest international trends and possibilities for your project.

Cersaie, the world’s leading surfaces event, recently showcased the world’s latest and finest surface trends. There were a record 91 296 visitors across five days at the 39th event.Sustainability is without a doubt the keyword and the current movement.

Italtile’s Marketing Manager Nicole Russel says, “The most traditional slip-resistant tile surfaces have randomly applied abrasives which, while safe, create a hard-to-clean surface texture.

INOUT is a technology that creates a fine, uniform coating of microscopic granules which is applied to the tile to deliver a comfortably smooth, slip-resistant surface which is very easy to wipe clean.”

All Stylnul’s INOUT tile designs are designed for high-traffic use, inside and outside. The INOUT Civic matt rectified porcelain tiles are incredibly durable, being resistant to temperature extremes, and chemical, UV, and fire resistant.

Italtile’s impressions on the top 10 at Cersaie 2022

  • Wallpaper prints: For the past two years, wallpaper designs have been a popular trend. Cersaie proved that tiles can do it better with their advanced digital printing techniques. These large-format porcelain tiles can be installed looking like a seamless wallpaper effect without worrying about water, heat, or sun damage. It is way more durable and practical.
  • Green: Popular greens bringing us closer to nature include sage, soft eucalyptus shades, richer marbles, metallics, and matt stone, which have magical hues and graphic representations and are available in any size. Italtile stocks a wide range of greens such as Mint Bevelled Mini Subway Mosaics and Aria Green Gloss Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles.
  • Pastels: Blush pink and light blue. New neutrals, aka Newtrals, are on the rise. These include colours such as soft lavenders, pale blues, shell pinks, tender lilacs, and sage. These colours can be used alongside classic neutral beiges, greys, terracottas and creams. Italtile has the chic Morrocotto Rose Ceramic Brick Tiles. Howard Blue can be added with its light blue patterns.
  • The Mighty Slab: Tile technology has enabled the tile world to have giant slabs from 120mm x 2 400mm to a possibility of 3,26m and beyond. Italtile sports the Marvel range, like the 120 x 240 Marvel Calacatta Extra Lappato Colour Bodied Porcelain tile.
  • Vein-cut Travertine: A new aesthetic, with incredibly realistic graphic detail that mimics travertine stone cut in the same direction as the vein.
  • The Mini Brick: With brilliant techniques that flaunt the versatility of mini-subways and mini bricks, creating diagonal, vertical, and herringbone feature walls with exquisite beauty.
  • Wooden Slats: a new trend used to clad bathroom vanities and other furniture.
  • The 2cm Paver: Italtile has curated a select range of 2cm tiles with high slip resistance and a high breaking load, such as their exclusive Plus Amstel Antracita range. Due to fuel shortages (gas is used in the firing process), pavers were only available in 120 x 120 and 60 x120 sizes. Italtile curated a range of 2cm tiles with high slip resistance and a high breaking load.
  • Tile-Clad Furniture: not only floors, walls, and ceilings are cladded, but also pots, vases, kitchen cupboard doors, kitchen islands, basins, vanities, etc. The Japanese-style bathtub plus seat is completely clad in marbled tile by precision waterjet cutting, a service offered by Italtile.
  • Oversized Mirrors: the funkier the better and can be backlit with smart LED lighting as a feature across the board.
    Italtile has the Affirmations Dark Moon Pill-Shaped Mirror and the Affirmations Day Break Pill-Shaped LED Mirror.

INOUT Civic by Stylnul, exclusive to Italtile.

Italtile’s exclusive new Civic wood-look tiles by Stylnul feature unique INOUT technology. The extensive wood looks include honeyed oak-style looks, classic, rich dark tones, reclaimed wood styles, as well as bleached and raw timber looks, in both slim and broad sizes.

All Stylnul’s INOUT tile designs, whether cement looks, stone, or wood effect, are designed for high-traffic use inside and outside. INOUT Civic matt rectified porcelain tiles are incredibly durable, being resistant to temperature extremes as well as chemical, UV, and fire resistant. 

The INOUT Civic range offers ashy Cenere with a grey undertone and White, a bleached look. Both are perfect in spaces with a neutral palette and will add simplicity and ‘story’. INOUT Civic Cenere gives a sense of reclaimed burnt wood, while INOUT Civic White is reminiscent of the sun-weathered, sea-washed wood seen in bleached beach house interiors and exteriors. Both are exciting, contemporary alternatives to the more traditional, dark wood tones.

For more information, contact Italtile:
Tel: +27 11 271 2272
Email: sales@italtile.co.za
Website: www.italtile.co.za

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