Coverings, North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference, is underway in Orlando, Fla. From Sabine Hill's reclaimed-wood planks to Appiani's pastel-hued mini mosaics, here are 10 highlights from the show so far.
1. Inkjet printing mimics old world, traditional hand-painting techniques in Matisse Moonstone, a ceramic wall tile from Anthology's Artistic Impressions Collection. anthologytile.com
2. With a striking optical effect that’s purely trompe l’oeil, the Kinetic cement tile comes from Sabine Hill, which also carries three-dimensional cement tiles. sabinehill.com
3. Decorative options abound with the Lined collection from Aparici. Inspired by Neo-Memphis style, a movement known for use of patterns, geometry, and color, this porcelain tile for walls and floors can be combined with solid white tile for dramatic effect. aparici.com
4. Mini mosaics in pastel colorways from Appiani are an especially refreshing choice around a pool. Pastelli, the small-format stoneware collection, is available in eight colors and three sizes on 30-by-30 centimeter sheets. appianimosaic.com
5. Made from porcelain, Triangle from Realonda Ceramica combines a dozen patterns into a patchwork for a lively display. The smaller triangles are arranged on a 19-by-11-inch sheet. realonda.com
6. Brick formats are trending again, and color and surface finish are making them fresh. Songbird, a ceramic model from Florida Tile, is available in a nature-inspired green (among other hues) and glossy and matte finishes. A complementary square tile adds versatility. floridatile.com
7. The Art Deco fan shape of Cliff Positano, a glazed-porcelain mosaic tile from Arcana Cerámica, is inspired by cement tiles. The granulated ground is accented with a rust hue and gold for a luxe look. arcanatiles.com
8. Another endorsement for brick shapes: the porcelain Rebels collection from Wow. Above, the glossy wall tile is installed vertically, while the matte floor tile alternates vertical and horizontal placements to create a pattern. wowdesigneu.com
9. The Nordby collection from KTL Ceramica—comprising wide-plank, wood-look porcelain tile—is one appealing solution for transitioning from indoors to outdoors. ktlceramica.com
10. Sabine Hill scours old barns, factories, and farms for its collection of reclaimed wood from the early 1800s and 1900s. The blackened, certified-reclaimed planks of Saloon have the appearance of shou sugi ban, a Japanese woodworking technique. sabinehill.com
See more coverage of Coverings 2023 here.