Kitchen & Bath Design News

JUN 2019

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from oxidized to industrial, with antique slabs and modernist perforated panels. The glass went either glossy and translucent or mirrored. There were fabric remnants around the show floor, as well, reminiscent of stronger presences at Italian and Spanish shows in recent years. One of the interesting technical trends at the show was the ability to make glossy tiles slip resistant. This increases their potential use in more spaces, without sacrificing their looks. American Wonder Porcelain, Sant'Agostino and Marazzi, among others, were offering this. Gloss also got some softening in various lines for a more sophisticated style. Refin, Lea and others were showcasing these satin finishes. The most interesting tile offerings blended materials cleverly. Wood played with concrete at American Wonder Porcelain, with stone at Landmark, with graphics at Lamosa and with metallics and cement at Fanal. Metallics also played with marble at Refin and in lustrous glazes from Torrecid. There was a beautiful mélange of material inspiration everywhere you turned! SIZE AND SHAPE Some lines chose to make their style state- ments with interesting sizes and shapes. Hexagon, rhombus and trapezoid forms made enough appearances to delight your high school Wood-look plank continues to be a favorite style. Botanicals were a growing trend. Photo: Florida Tile/A Tile Council of North America member company Photo: Lunada Bay Tile/A Tile Council of North America member company June 2019 • 33 See all of our lifestyle bath collections at: Your source for lifestyle inspired fine bath furnishings. The difference is in the details! Cottage Retreat Urban Metallo Verticali Neeson Blake American Craftsman CONNECTION TO THE INDUSTRY SUBSCRIBE to the Kitchen & Bath Design News weekly newsletter to receive the latest news and product information in your inbox. Circle No. 17 on Product Card

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