This year marks the 30th edition of Cersaie -- the annual international ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings exhibition in Bologna, Italy -- that will take place from September25 to 29, 2012. The show will feature nearly 1,000 exhibitors from 31 countries and a sprawling 176,000 square meters of exhibition space. At Cersaie, companies will introduce cutting-edge designs and new technological innovations to the tile world.

Some of the trends expected to be seen at this year's show include monolithic porcelain slabs and self-laying floors, bold geometric patterns, textured tiles inspired by terra-cotta, wood, concrete and stone, and three-dimensional ceramic wall tiles in a monochromatic color palette. Here's a sneak peak of some of the show features. SEE SLIDESHOW