For its 26th edition this year, Coverings, the international tile and stone exhibition held annually in the U.S., filled the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, which is the second largest convention center in the country. The four-day exhibition ran from April 14 to 17, 2015 and was anticipated to be the largest since 2009, with an overall increase in square footage and the number of attendees. Approximately 23,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors were in attendance.
The exhibition floor was filled with displays of the latest stone and tile collections, as well as installation and maintenance products. It is evident that tile sizes continue to grow and surface finishes such as cement are growing in popularity. Moreover, the “worn” look — such as tile collections resembling distressed wood planks as well as weathered stone looks — remains a hot trend. The following is a glimpse at the seemingly endless amount of products that were on display at Coverings 2015. SEE SLIDESHOW ABOVE