2023 Spring-Summer Tile Trend Report

The main color, design and application proposals presented at Coverings 2023 by Italian ceramic companies outlined four main trends for this season.

From sight to touch: tactile surfaces and neutral colours

Progettare ambienti distensivi è un trend nell’interior design e i rivestimenti sono uno strumento fondamentale per raggiungere l’obiettivo, attraverso l’uso di tonalità neutre e finiture tattili

WELL certification: what it is and how it is used

What is WELL certification? WELL certification is a building comfort assessment system that focuses specifically on the health and well-being of the building’s occupants. Launched in 2014 by the International...

An eclectic bathroom

The latest interior design trends are seeing an increasingly close connection between the various rooms in the home, and the bathroom too is becoming a place of experimentation and openness

An ongoing commitment to reducing emissions

The Italian ceramic tile industry adopts innovative technologies and self-regulates to reduce emission levels and air pollution.

Ceramic tiles for mitigation of the heat island effect

The heat island effect contributes to global warming and has a significant impact on quality of life in metropolitan areas. So-called “cool materials” help reduce heat emissions by altering the solar reflectance and thermal emissivity of urban surfaces. Thanks to their intrinsic properties, ceramic surfaces fall naturally into this “cool materials” category.

Advantages and sustainability of dry installation

Dry installation is a ceramic tile installation method used for laying modular elements without the need for screed, mortar or adhesives. It is used for interlocking indoor tiles and exterior pavers on grass, gravel or sand. The technique has gained in popularity in recent years and also brings benefits in terms of environmental sustainability.

The sustainability benefits of rail transport

The Italian ceramic industry is focusing on rail logistics. 24% of raw materials and finished products are transported to and from the Sassuolo ceramic district by rail. This is more...

Those magnificent 1980s Italian designer tiles

Collaboration between the worlds of fashion and ceramics resulted in a fusion of style and modernity that reached the height of its success during the 1980s

The decalogue of Italian ceramic tableware

Italian ceramic tableware is a sustainable and healthy choice. Thanks to its properties, ceramic guarantees optimal performance throughout its entire life cycle and is particularly suitable for uses that involve contact with foodstuffs. Drawing from the country’s long ceramic tradition, Italian manufacturers deliver high-performance products that are ideal for domestic and food service applications.