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The Spanish Tile industry continues to pioneer new developments and innovative designs from the interior design industry. Providing a wealth of versatile and practical solutions for spa style bathrooms and swimming pools, Tile of Spain members offer a diverse range of high specification surface solutions ranging from on-trend metallic’s through to timeless neutrals and naturals.
Tau Ceramica
Textured finishes and visual effects have become key considerations when sourcing tiles for a spa style bathroom. Mosaics, reflective metallics and textural patterns complement a whole host of interior design techniques including bordering, statement feature walls and light enhancing surfaces. The Greta range from Tau Ceramica enables interior designers to experiment with metallic effects in an understated way through subtle injections of detail and shimmer. Available in 20x60cm formats and either pastel or neutral complementary shades, the metallic effect tiles offer real scope for creativity when it comes to creating interesting wall surfaces in the bathroom.
Glass mosaic tiles work effectively within bathrooms and spas but can also be used to embellish and enhance a swimming pool area. Onix Mosaico produces a comprehensive range of glass mosaics through its extensive portfolio of versatile and colourful designs, geometrics configurations and tactile finishes. To create the perfect balance between aesthetics and practicality, Onix’s Crystone range was developed to introduce elaborate mosaic tiles that successfully bring together glass, stone and metallic pieces to stunning effect. The contrasting blend of materials adds interest to a pool surround, whilst also producing an irresistibly touchable surface that creates the illusion of depth and light.
Intricate layered surfaces make an eclectic style statement in the bathroom. Adding textured tiles to a feature wall will immediately lift a bathroom scheme, by adding dimensional interest and a level of decorative detail normally achieved through the application of wallpaper or fabric. Spanish ceramic tile manufacturer Inalco has perfected the development of neutral toned aesthetics that offer a sense of restrained design through clever nuances of texture. Emulating the delicate effect offered by textiles, the Motif collection has been designed to evoke surface tactility and works effectively within a bathroom when paired with neutral base tiles. Motif comes in a selection of shades including Camel and Cream.
Nature inspired ceramics work well in exterior areas such as swimming pools because they are sympathetic to their surroundings, whilst also providing a practical surface for areas or walkways which come into regular contact with water. The Neocountry range of porcelain tiles from Apavisa replicates the look of a natural stone and is available in shades of grey, beige or white, and multiple formats which embrace aspect variation. The different formats have expanded the design possibilities for exterior spaces, with more classic shaped square and rectangular formats (60x60 and 30x60cm) sitting alongside geometric hexagonal pieces. Offering a high anti-slip rating and low water absorption (0.1%), the Neocountry tile is perfect for demanding areas such as spa bathrooms and swimming pools.

Tile of Spain members Apavisa and Tau Ceramica will be exhibiting at 100% Design. Visit stand C70 (Apavisa) and B40 (Tau) for further information.

ASCER, the ceramic tile manufacturers’ association of Spain, represents over 130 member companies under the collective brand Tile of Spain. This is a joint initiative with the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX). For further information on Tile of Spain members products and services please email or call 020 7467 2385.

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