The Decorative Materials team recently spent a week in Orlando, Florida to attend Coverings 2015, the world's premier trade show and exposition devoted exclusively to ceramic tile and natural stone.
Exhibitors from more than 35 countries were on-hand at Coverings, and thousands of distributors, retailers, and contractors made the trek to Orlando searching for products, trends, and inspiration. In addition, architects, designers, builders, and installers converged on the expo to learn from tile and stone experts.
From trends to innovation, here are Margot’s top picks from Coverings 2015!
Margot's Pick: Neo Geo
This geometric trend dominated the Italian Shows last Fall and continued to make a dynamic impact at Coverings. We were downright mesmerized by these mathematical prints; in every scale, texture and color this pattern kept reappearing. From geometric tessellations to abstract fractal designs, here is a glimpse into this geometric wonderland.
From fashion to mosaics, expect to see this pattern and other variations in 2015. Don't miss Duomo from Artistic Tile pictured below.
Margot's Pick: Chevron 2.0
We’ve all been watching the Chevron craze and we surprisingly refreshed by this pattern introduced to wood porcelain. A contrast to standard wood planking, the chevron shape breathes new life into classic wood. We previewed many shapes and sizes and this was by far our favorite. Look for it arriving in the Decorative Materials showrooms this Fall.
Margot's Pick: Tradition
Our passion for tile is always rekindled by traditional hand crafted tile which has become less and less prominent as trends shift and porcelain tile gains market share. Our team fell in love with this Balinese Flower from our friends at Wiseman Spaulding.
Margot's Pick: Best Of Show
By far the BEST OF SHOW 2015, goes to Mosaique Surface! We had a sneak peek at their Atelier Collection to be officially launched this Fall. Patterns inspired by fashion icons such as Versace, Lanvin, Kenzo and Lacroix. Drawing inspiration from textile patterns and blending stone, metal and glass, this is truly a revolutionary collection. Designs are under wraps, so to prevent copies, we are not permitted to show photographs.