Are you ready to hear about the five very strong tile trends I found during Cevisama 2017? I think you'll enjoy these!
First, What is Cevisama?
The Cevisama trade show takes place in Valencia, Spain, at the end of February and focuses on ceramics. Launched 35 years ago, it attracts distributors, importers, producers, wholesalers, major buying groups, architects, interior designers and the press from over 144 countries. They fill the aisles throughout the venue all week, making this the best edition of the fair in recent years according to the Cevisama International Trade Fair. Cevisama 2017 exceeded 80,000 visitors!
Here are articles from past shows we've documented for you:
Next, the Five Strong Tile Trends I Found During Cevisama 2017
This Cevisama definitely did not disappoint!
I noticed many exciting products, and found the installation displays truly inspiring. The best aspect of the attending the show, though, is getting to see not just what's new, but how past tile product introductions have evolved and which ones become lasting trends.
Here are the five strongest trends I observed.
1. The Wood Plank Tile Trend is a Keeper!
I can't say enough about the wood plank tile trend. Not only does it continue strong, but the variations, interpretations, blends, sizes and patterns make for endless creative design installations.
Check out these highlights from the show
Below is the K-Wood and K-Stone collection from Pamesa Spain. The colors break down into cool tones (on the right) and warm tones (on the left).
Bayard Gris wood look tile from STN resembles a barn wood look with a rustic feel.
The Bayard Natural was on the entire booth floor of STN displayed in a herringbone pattern. Look how warm, realistic and complex the wood look is.
The Allen Gris Mix shown below is a new wood look tile item available at Tile Outlets of America. Isn't it rich? This item is featured by Keratile in Spain.
Another favorite blended wood look floor tile from Codicer is the Catan series which is available in a couple of different blends. You are seeing the old barn floor and rustic feel of wood in this look.
Leaving the best in wood looks for last, notice how wood planks continue bigger and longer than ever.
These tall planks below from STN are 9” x 84” (7’ long planks). To put these in perspective, realize that, yes, I am 5’ 2” tall and they are still higher than my reach.
Wood Look Mosaics...
Now, although these next two images technically don't fall in the wood plank tile category, they demonstrate how very strong that wood look trend is even for mosaics!
These wall mosaics are created from old wood pallets.
They are wood finished in natural or white. You can still see the nail holes in the wood!
I found these really unique and a cool way to repurpose for old pallets. At the same time, they take the rustic natural wood look to an extreme, not to mention redefining what mosaics can look like.
Be on the lookout for wood plank tile assembled similarly for a mosaic look...
2. Patchwork Tile and Decorative Small Format Patterns Evolve
We love patchwork tile and small format decorative patterns.
I was delighted to see it going strong at Cevisama 2017 while evolving to create strong focal points that integrate perfectly with other tile formats and colors.
Here are several examples.
Above, you see 9” x 9” tile pieces available from Pamesa so you can create a custom designed floor or wall. The patterns and colors are fresh and very cool in tone and can look either traditional or contemporary. Talk about giving you many options.
Above you see a floor and wall feature done with a pattern tile that is 10”x10” in size. The subway tile on the left complements the look against a solid cream tile background.
Nicely done for a pop of design in a room!
I really liked the patchwork tile back drop for this makeshift “workshop” in the photo above. Designed tiles are so effective for adding a color pattern or design.
Did you notice the swing at the table?
Check out the patchwork tile on the floor under the table. You could easily create this outdoor or patio space with this look.
Finally, notice the patchwork design above in a subway format. Combine the patchwork tile with multiple solid colors also in a subway format and it creates a powerful focal point.
3. From Subway Tile to Brick Look Tile
Bricks, too, are still trending at the shows.
Notice, though, how bricks now come in all different tile designs and colors. They are just not your traditional clay brick look.
Here are a few brick offerings from Gomez that capture the different color families and the intense color variations. Did you see the floor patterns? Talk about warm and rustic.
4. Metal Looks Range from Distressed and Textured to Glitzy
There are still plenty of metal looks, colors and finishes available at many booths at Cevisama 2017.
The distressed metallic look is strong. It can look rustic or sophisticated, timeless yet also contemporary.
In the image below, you see large format wall tiles in a distressed metallic finish combined with an ornate wall time pattern.
Even larger panels from Coverlam with a metal look appear contemporary. Notice the different textures and patterns.
These large format decorative wall tiles look to have a slightly metallic fabric-like pattern; they give the wall a little bit of shine against the beige tile.
What would a tile show be without some cool glitzy mosaics?
To start we have these fine hand mosaic chairs which are most probably not as comfortable as they appear. Well done Intermatek!
By the way, notice the wood look floor tile which coordinates perfectly with these over-the-top chairs.
Better options for bringing metallics into a kitchen backsplash or feature wall design is an item such as what you see in the image below. This mosaic is this manufacturer's number one seller. It combines the metal look with texture and pattern and will match the stainless appliances in your kitchen.
5. Truly Classic Carrarra Marble Tile Looks
The Carrarra marble looks will always remain as a top choice. This is a classic look that is clean and timeless and a natural interpreted into porcelain tile.
Notice these larger format sizes that set off the beautiful veining patterns.
The Tresana Blanco from Pamesa above with a high gloss finish is nicely done with truly realisitc colors and veining.
Keratiles did half their booth in this Cararra look called Hera which is a matte finished tile in a 20”x40” format.
This last image features large panels from Coverlam. Notice how stunning the book matched Cararra pattern looks. These panels are 4’ x 12’ or larger.
Which Are Your Favorite Tile Trends From These Five?
I'd love to hear your reactions. Which products and trends are your favorite? How might you use them in your home?
Thanks for reading!