The newest coverings and tiles debuted at Cersaie may reference classic stones and motifs, but provide increased durability and flexibility over their traditional counterparts.
Featuring three brand-new colors from designer Marcel Wanders—Ice Queen, Shadow Queen, and Star Queen—the Lucia collection is a subtle refresh of traditional terrazzo flooring. Meant to evoke natural sparkle, like stars or light bouncing off the water, a combination of microparticles and coarser shavings give the colors their brilliance. The collection is also thermoformable, waterproof, and hygienic.
Silestone Iconic White
Silestone’s two best selling colors of quartz surfacing are white, and the new Iconic White is as close to pure white as you can get, with all of the added benefits of Silestone, such as incredible durability and scratch-resistance. The slabs are available in 1.2-, 2-, and 3-centimeter thicknesses and can be used as countertops, vanities, wall cladding, and more.
Savage Dark Tile
Part of the new XLIGHT Premium collection, Savage Dark tile is suitable to use for indoor flooring, walls, countertops, and washbasins, and as cladding for furniture, doors, and partitions. The slabs are 6 millimeters thick, making them easy to install and transport. They are also available in different striation patterns with polished or natural finishes.
Part of the Commercial Collection, which was created to bring a warm residential feel to commercial spaces, this laminate mimics the luxurious Italian marble used on the walls of the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles.
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Debuting at KBIS, this new addition to the Kaza collection is designed by architect Aybars Asci, and inspired by the classical Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The simple geometric tiles can be used to form many complex and sculptural patterns.
Neolith’s Zaha Stone, a contemporary take on Iranian Grey stone inspired by Zaha Hadid’s designs, is brand new for 2017. It is available in 6- and 12-millimeter thicknesses in both silk and antique finishes, and can be used for walls, flooring, cladding, and countertops.