Kitchen & Bath Design News

SEP 2018

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Statement Surfaces hile traditional subway tile has experienced a recent resurgence due to its ability to provide a clean, streamlined backdrop to the other stars of the design, interest in making the tile itself the show-stopping element in the room is gaining steam. Because of this, standard square and rectangle shapes have given way to hexagons, octagons, triangles, arabesques and the like, and colors and patterns are being noticed – from subtle to brilliant. Cement looks, glass, metals and mixed materials are all enjoying popularity, as are old-world and global-design influences. And, as with other elements in design, tile is embracing texture – from uneven and asymmetrical shapes to surfac- ing details – all begging to be touched and experienced. On these three pages, Kitchen & Bath Design News shares some of the latest materials and designs in the wall tile market. 1. Lunada Bay Tile has channeled vintage textile patterns and weaving tech- niques for its Textile line of glass mosaic tiles, translating embroidery, woven fabrics and other textures into sustainable surfaces. The tile is available in three patterns, with Imberline (shown) reflecting traditional weaving tech- niques that combine various colored strips. The glass tiles are available in six colorways: Anise, Blue Stone, Flannel, Lunar Eclipse, Mica and Morning Light. Circle No. 205 on Product Card 2. Island Stone has achieved a unique, three-dimensional look with Paragon Hex, which features stones that are precision cut and surface sculpted into rhomboids with a tapered, angled relief, and then placed into a hexagonal layout to create an interlocking tile. The edges of the Paragon Hex stones are lightly tumbled for a soft, punctuated look. Available in two colors – Sandstone Ocean and Sandstone Mint – each piece measures 5 ⁄8" deep at its thickest point. Circle No. 206 on Product Card 3. The Ann Sacks Lafayette Mosaic tile from Liaison by Kelly Wearstler fea- tures an assortment of distinctive marbles in a variety of patterns. Reminiscent of the symmetry and scale of centuries-past Parisian church floors, Wearstler added an architectural element for a modern edge. Circle No. 207 on Product Card 4. By utilizing American robotic production, Artaic produces custom intricate glass mosaic tile designs with quick turnaround times. In addition to custom work, Artaic offers several mosaic tile collections, including Flourish (shown), inspired by the abstract beauty of botanical shapes and colors. Circle No. 208 on Product Card 5. The Byzantium Collection is inspired by the intricate designs of colored marbles of Imperial Byzantium and Rome. Walker Zanger has reinterpreted the colors and shapes for contemporary interiors, and produced them in com- binations of blue and pure white as well as richly veined white and red, with accents of silver or gold leaf. Circle No. 209 on Product Card 6. Casablanca from Nemo Tile + Stone is a porcelain tile that captures the essence of handmade, old-world Moroccan tiles through digital printing. Eight solid color lines, four deco colors in a matte hexagon and square, or gloss square, are featured. Each solid hue is obtainable in a 5.5"x6.3" hexagon or 5"x5" square; the high gloss is also available in the 5"x5" squares. Circle No. 210 on Product Card W 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 4 62 Kitchen & Bath Design News • September 2018 PRODUCT REVIEW

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