The purpose of mixing and matching materials in ceramic tile floor is to give people a sense that they're customizing their home or interior environment in their own way. Like many other most forwarding-thinking innovations in color, format, technology, and style a material mixing idea come out from Italy as well.
The Patina Metals Series from Crossville featured below is a metal wall tile with a pleasingly "aged" exterior and a durable porcelain body. The handmade Patina Series has the look and character of an antique. Designed for use in all interior settings, the Patina Series is expected to particularly outshine other metal tiles in hospitality and residential installations, with its rustic color and depth. Metal tiles are typically used in wall tile patterns but can also be used with flooring tiles for innovative design.
Some of the material mixing was showcased at Ceraie (World's largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing) in collections that blended rich colors with glass and metallic effects, including one line combining liquid glass cut into thin strips and mixed with ceramic. Another line boasted the appearance of "a rich weave of fine wool and copper yarns" according to a Novita publicity release.
GranitiFiandre announced a unique architectural element and lighting panel: Geologica Luminous flooring tiles.
When utilized in conjunction with stones, they provide creative design solutions, beautiful accents and practical illuminations to their environment. A stainless steel satin-finish framing surrounds the emitting structure, which is created of opalescent, tempered glass and can withstand foot traffic.
ILVA S.A. the leading producer of porcelain tile, is now offering the natural landscape of Nevada in its series. The company has made the change from ceramic to porcelain tile since porcelain outperforms ceramic, slate, marble and even granite for years of low-maintenance looks that last. The available colors are: Reno, Sierra, Vegas, Canyon.