Stone and polymer combine to create Stone Floor Accents, a lightweight alternative to natural stone. The pieces, which feature hand-carved designs, can be used to complement natural tile floor applications. The accents are offered in two finishes and are treated with the company's Lifetime Sealer for durability. 802.773.1228. www.questech.com.
Several new tile collections are drawn from the work of textile designer Angela Adams. Corice — an exclusive colorway of chocolate, frost, citron, and graphite — is meant to suggest the irregularities found in leaves and fruit. The 4-inch and 6-inch tiles feature the company's Old World glaze technique. 800.278.8453. www.annsacks.com.
Embossed textures atop architectural glass make for a unique light-catching surface on Taffeta tiles. Offered in 31 colors, the tiles are kiln-formed and come in a 5/16-inch thickness. Custom-matched colors and greater thicknesses can be specified. The tiles coordinate with the company's line of decos, liners, and corners. 800.777.2332. www.ultraglas.com.
Glass Windows are glass-fused ceramic tiles that combine a unique, crackled glass surface with a ceramic back for easier installation. The tile is freeze-, thaw-, and chemical-resistant, and suitable for both exterior and vertical interior applications. Colors and patterns abound in the collection. 603.352.4299. www.trikeenan.com.
Neutral colors on unpolished porcelain provide the Verona collection's earthy look and feel. Available in pearl, tan, and almond, the tiles come in 18x18 and 12x24 inches for floor and countertop applications, and can be complemented by 4¼x18-inch border tiles. The durable tiles are easy to clean and resist stains, the maker says. 800.321.0684. www.laufenusa.com.
Custom Tile Images.
Nearly any image can be applied to the company's Duramax tiles to create a one-of-a-kind statement on floors, walls, countertops, or as an artistic accent piece. A proprietary process applies the image (provided by the client or chosen from the firm's library) to the scratch-resistant tiles, then a UV protective, non-fade coating is applied. 800.605.2072. www.customtileimages.com.
The Jade series gives glazed porcelain a slate-like appearance, with four deep, natural colors — sage, ochre, chestnut, and taupe. The tiles, which feature vein and mineral deposit patterns, have a burnished finish. Varied color segues add to the tile's appeal. The series includes both wall and floor tiles with a Class 4 rating for moderate to heavy traffic. 972.226.0110. www.marazzitile.com.
Distinctive patterns — Pinwheel, Running Bond, and Brick — make the Savoy collection unique. These architectural wall tiles come in five colors and can be used in baths and showers, for back-splashes, accent walls, and light-duty counter-tops. Sheet-mounted for easy installation, the tiles feature two glazes and are offered in several sizes. 800.221.9093. www.crossville.com.
The latest from the firm's cutting-edge Neo collection is Neo Provence, a porcelain tile with a weathered look. The tile's stone veining and sandstone texture give it a rustic feel. Four colors — snow, sun, sand, and walnut — are offered in two formats: 12x12 inches and 18x18 inches. Mosaic sheets, skirtings, and decorative pieces are also available. 972.481.7854. www.elianeusa.com.
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