LIVE SHOW UPDATE: Cevisama 2011 kicks off in Valencia, Spain
Cevisama -- the Ceramic, Natural Stone and Bath Equipment Show held annually in Valecia, Spain -- opened its doors today and will run through Friday, February 11th. The 2011 edition includes hundreds of exhibitors who have vivid diplays of new product introductions. It is expected the exhibition with draw thousands of visitors from around the world to view these latest collections in stone and tile as well as product lines for stone and tile installation and maintenance, and bathroom furnishings.
On initial observation of the show floor, it is evident that innovation remains high among tile manufacturers. One particular eye-catching display is from the Spanish manufacturer Distrimat, s.l. The company specializes in an assortment of specialty mosaics, including glass, metallic, ceramic and tiles designed to look like stone. These mosaics, which are available in a range of shapes, sizes and colors, can be used as decorative accents or to clad entire walls. The brightly colored ceramic mosaics in the shape of pebbles would be ideal in creating a fun playful design.
Always a leader in innovation, Ceracasa -- a Tile of Spain-branded manufacturer -- introduces ECOM4Tile, which can be used for both floor and wall applications. The main advantage of this tile is that it offers an energy savings of about 16 percent, reports the company. The tile consists of PCMs (Phase Changing Materials) that act like a buffer in the surface of the tile to absorb and then deliver energy. While the technology for this product is fully developed, ECOM4Tile is in the final process of completion and should be available in approximately six months, according to Ceracasa.
These products are just a few of numerous new introductions being showcased at Cevisama 2011. Another sampling of the latest innovations will be highlighted in tomorrow's report.