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Coatings and floors, trends 2019-2020

In about a month Cersaie will be held in Bologna, the most important ceramics and bathroom trade fair, and some companies have already begun to unveil interesting previews. Let’s see the different proposals together.

Formats: mini or maxi

Two opposite and by now consolidated tendencies see on the one hand mini-sized tiles and on the other large slabs.

It must be said that this is not contrasted in the choice of format: in the name of customization, both can be used, provided they are combined in style. An example? The Italgraniti Silver Grain collection, which we will preview at Cersaie, combines large slabs with a mixed strip. The materiality of natural stones, proposed in the 5 colors White, Beige, Gray, Taupe, and Dark, is softened by the soft and velvety finish.

Mosaico +, winner of the ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award 2018 with the Jointed collection, signed by Marialaura Rossiello for Studio Irvine and Kensaku Oshiro, will present 4 new collections. Following the research that has revolutionized the world of mosaic tiles, the tiles of the new collections can be assembled in customized compositions, made vibrant by the different textures of every single element.

Already presented at the Milan Design Week 2019, the Scenografica collection, designed by Cristina Celestino for Fornaci Brioni, is inspired by the great set designers of the Baroque. Characterized by a sumptuous color palette and varied patterns, it consists of tesserae with complex shapes, which can be combined in compositions, precisely, scenographic.

The Casalgrande Padana R-Evolution collection focuses on color and geometric decoration with its large porcelain stoneware slabs.

Impressive slabs (120x260cm) and ultra-thin (6mm) for the Nexttone Slimtech collection by Lea Ceramiche, which reproduces a natural stone effect.

Making its debut at Cersaie, the Cosentino Group, a world leader in the production of innovative surfaces, presents Dekton ® and Silestone ®, in a spectacular setting by art critic Philippe Daverio. These are ultra-compact, quartz and granite materials, resistant, non-slip, available in large-format slabs (320 × 144 cm), which reproduce countless natural stone, metal, and concrete effects. (see the cover image)

3D and material coatings and floors

Another confirmed trend for 2020 is that which sees the material, possibly raw, or the 3D effects, with grooved, embossed or irregular surfaces.

Polished, oxidized, shiny metal, for the Materia collection by Ceramiche Piemme, which will be presented for the first time at Cersaie. It’s a really rich collection, for the choice of colors and textures: 6 shades available OPAL (white), DEEP (anthracite), NACRE (light gray), dove gray SHIMMER, dark gray REFLEX, and corten RUST, 5 sizes with two three-dimensional structures and two decorations in the third fire.

3D effect marble for the Plissé collection by Salvatori, designed by Elisa Ossino and presented at the Milan Design Week 2019. A finish with clear and clean lines that lightens the characteristic pattern of marble.

Among the most popular materials, wood-effect porcelain stoneware and natural stone effect cannot be missing.

The watchword for 2020, in this case, is “raw effect”.

The Provenza (Emilgroup) company will launch two new collections at Cersaie: Alter and Ego, which respectively reproduce reclaimed wood and variegated rough stone.

As for the purchase of the collections and for the prices of the tiles for the bathroom, it will be necessary to wait for the production, which usually takes place within a few months from the presentation.

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