Posted 13th Apr 2019

Our top four tiles trends from Cevisama 2019

13th April 2019 - 11:00am
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Featured in ek&bbusiness magazine; Issue 159 (Subscribe)
Words Danielle Lett

Cevisama once again set the bar high and proved its position as a cornerstone event in the KBB and architectural industries with the 37th edition of its coveted tile fair. Based in the traditional heart of Spain’s porcelain tile producing region, Cevisama took place from 28th January to 1st February at Feria Valencia.

Spanning across 10 halls and with more than 120,000sq m of exhibits, attracting an impressive 91,179 attendees over the course of five days – with 20,000 of those being foreign professionals – these numbers confirmed that this year’s show was its best yet.

Cevisama’s president Manuel Rubert said: “The historic number of attendees, yet again, from other markets, further boosted the character of the fair and is an incentive for us to continue working along the same lines.”

Clara Vicedo Peñarrubia, architect, marketing and communications manager, ASCER – Tile of Spain added: “As ever the Spanish tile manufacturers exhibiting at Cevisama 2019 offered an inspiring blend of aesthetically beautiful and technically brilliant products that prove just how vibrant the tile sector is. The Valencia fair once again attracted a huge global crowd and is the place to find high-performance solutions.”

Tile of Spain unveiled some key aesthetics we can expect to see more of this year, with many of the brands showcasing their take on trends across their exhibits – we look at a handful of these below with our top picks.

1. Pretty in pink with Vives

Pink reigned supreme, and an abundance of stalls featured at least one or two styles of soft pink. Vives’ stand paid homage to this by unveiling its Hanami collection, including the Kasagi Rosa and Nagano Marsala tiles. Ideal to work alongside more muted schemes such as neutrals, soft pink is a great way to add colour to your interiors.

Hanami collection highlights

  • Wall tiles that are perfect for mixing and matching
  • Made from ceramic
  • Entire series is in a 230 x 335mm format
  • Vives describes it ‘a fresh and rejuvenated perspective’
  • Geometric variations available

2. Pamesa's shapes and sizes

Geometry also took centre stage this year, with a strong emphasis on the diamond shape, embellishing surfaces throughout.

From bold designs to more subtle motifs, Pamesa nailed this with its Artstract tiles.

Artstract tiles highlights

  • Glazed porcelain tiles
  • Suitable for both walls and floors
  • Available in two decors – Diamond and Diagonals
  • Available in four colours, Ocre, shown, as well as three grey tiles in Ash, Neutro and Cementgrey.
  • 223 x 223mm format

3. Taking a leaf out of Unicer's book

Seen among many stands a botanical theme was also evident, with various exhibitors revealing leaf print décor tiles at this year’s show.

A great way to bring nature inside, Unicer’s Bosco Collection, shown here in Décor Bimba is its subtle take on foliage for interiors with its rectified décor wall tiles.

Bosco Collection highlights

  • Rectified décor wall tile in a 250 x 800mm format
  • Complementary solid colour tiles are available in blanco, nude or gris.
  • Also featured in the collection is the Mosaico Bosco Mix – varying squares of greige

4. Neolith showcases wood-effect slabs

Wood-effect tiles and slabs proved to be another popular style at Cevisama, with brands such as Neolith taking full advantage of this and pushing inventive boundaries.

Its La Bohème bears a striking resemblance to natural wood – high in porosity, these slabs allow users to embrace the look of wood with all of the benefits of sintered stone

La Bohème collection highlights

  • Available in both tile (750 x 750mm, 1500 x 750mm, 1500 x 1500mm) and slab (3200 x 1600mm, 3200 x 1500mm) formats
  • 12mm in thickness
  • Neolith’s timber-effect slabs can handle the rigours of everyday life

The next edition of Cevisama will take place on the 3rd-7th February 2020

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