Challenging the most perceptive eye and the most skeptical mind. It is hard to tell whether the colors, knots and vein patterns are the work of Mother Nature or technology: a state-of-the-art technology, with the capacity for endless renewal, constantly perfecting its ability to reproduce the inspiration material.
The Pietta Donovan collection from Walker Zanger is a bold and balanced artful palette of handmade tiles that emphasizes pattern play, bright colors and new shapes, each invigorating the spaces they dwell in with depth and emotion.
Walker Zanger, the leading stone and tile design resource in North America, brings an age-old Italian tradition to their already-impressive catalog of tiles with the new Cotto Toscano collection. Made in Tuscany, each terra cotta tile is hand-crafted and inspired by Italy’s adoration of espresso, the rare, rich color gives the collection a rustic, sophisticated allure.
As demand for outdoor living spaces continues to grow among both homeowners and homebuyers, designers are challenged to ensure those spaces are just as style-forward as the inside of the home while offering durability and livability amid the elements. Island Stone’s innovative tile collections offer the perfect opportunity to create eye-catching exterior walls, walkways, pool decks, pools, showers, and water features, with looks ranging from classic, natural split-face stone to dimensional or sleek glass mosaics that shimmer in the sun.
Laticrete has launched the Hydro Ban Shower Pan, which comes in multiple interlocking pieces for easy transportability and sizing, and the Hydro Ban Shower Pan Kit provides everything needed for a shower installation in one package, offering customers a cost-effective system of products needed to waterproof a shower.
CASTELLÒN, SPAIN --TheSize, manufacturer of sintered stone brand Neolith, expands its range of premium surfaces with four new color introductions for its 2018 catalogue: Retrostone, Mirage, Krater and Calatorao.
Following rigorous market research and a customer survey of prototypes, the new décors are a direct response to today’s trends for high-end commercial and residential architectural surfacing design. Inspired by past and present, these four color additions are complemented by an expanded range of Neolith products, including two new colors in the NanoTech polished finish – pale-gray Luna and light-brown Bombón and 13 new 20mm thick slabs, bringing the full range to 18.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the upcoming Xiamen Stone Fair, which is in it's twentieth year, hear the latest news from the stone industry, tips on cutting alternative stone surfaces, and much more!