Coverings is heading back to Orlando this year, and the show is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before. When the doors open at the Orange County Convention Center, April 17 through April 20, attendees can expect to be amazed by the latest in tile and stone showcased by more than 800 exhibitors lining the aisles of the 300,000- square-foot expo floor. What’s more, with 50-plus countries represented, the global dimension of products, trends and technologies on view is unrivaled. From start to finish, Coverings promises to be a worthwhile investment in time and an eye-opener for all who attend.
‘There’s good reason why Coverings is the ultimate tile and stone experience,’ said Karin Fendrich, show director of Coverings. ‘Aside from the innovations and products to be found on the expo floor, the show is an inspiring and empowering forum with a conference program that raises the bar on professional development and offers valuable ideas for business owners in every segment of this industry. The networking opportunity ices this cake and seems to always have countless payoffs.’
So, what will show goers see? Here’s a sneak peek of some of the great goods that Coverings’ exceptional crop of exhibitors will have on display. And, to learn more about additional exhibitor previews, and for insider information on the expo, visit Coverings’ Facebook page. New and Noteworthy in Tile & Stone, Adhesives, Membranes and more…
Apavisa (Booth 2519) is heading to Coverings with Archconcept, a new collection of patterns in stone, metal and cement finishings that are inspired by the latest manufacturing technology and trends in architecture. This revolutionary range of porcelain is well suited for indoor and outdoor applications.
Azulejos Plaza (Booth 2106) will impress attendees with Ecowood, a porcelain stoneware wall tile comprised of 85% recycled content. It comes in four colors and can be used outdoors.
Casalgrande Padana SpA (Booth 4700) is showing Architecture and Bios. The first newcomer is a fully vitrified porcelain stoneware collection that’s a sophisticated, high-performance option for floor and wall covering, indoors and out. The line is available in a range of 12 colors and a finish reminiscent of brushed cement. Bios brings sustainability to the surface with its unique antibacterial properties, achieved by blending the material base with mineral particles. Such tiles have become a requisite for LEED-ID credit eligibility, and have won extensive recognition.
Ceramiche Refin (Booth 4123) has three new products that capitalize on the latest technology. Among them, Cromie is a collection of chromatic ceramic tiles based on the scientific criteria of brightness, saturation and shade.
Crossville (Booth 3200) found inspiration in concrete and refined stone to create Structure, a minimalist design that contains at least 20% consumer certified recycled content. The new offering is apt for commercial and residential installations, and is offered in large format and plank-shaped sizes.
Emilceramica SpA (Booth 4718) is presenting On Square. The new collection exemplifies the elegance and simplicity of balance, bringing together 45 blocks of cement reproduced on the ceramic surface to maintain the richness of the material. The contemporary offering comes in four colors in 80-x-80, 60-x-60 and 30-x-60 cm formats. Additionally, look for inspiring introductions from three of company’s sister brands: Ergon, Provenza and Viva.
Granada Tile (Booth 4465) will be calling attention to three new whimsical works of cement tile art–Normandy, Alhambra and Barcelona. All are part of the Echo Tile Collection that is made of durable and recycled content, and are ideal for bathroom and kitchen applications.
Metropolitan Ceramics (Booth 2800) will roll out Quarrybasics Abrasive, a product providing excellent silicon carbide coverage that prevents slips and enhances the look and longevity of quarry tile.
Oscar & Izzy (Booth 2554) is a newcomer to the international expo and is bringing fun to the show floor with its retro-inspired collections of decorative ceramic tile. All lines boast bold illustrations and bright colors, and are offered in 4-x-4 and 6-x-6 inch and subway sizes.
Settecento (Booth 5012) is showing Lodge, which is a glazed porcelain portraying the essence of rustic, reclaimed wood. This natural beauty is available in four colors, two sizes (9-x-38 and 6-x-38 inches) and two surface finishes.
Taulell (Booth 1723) is premiering a variety of new products, one of which is ónice. Neoclassical in nature, it features the spectacular shine of onyx stone and is available in seven sizes.
Zirconio (Booth 2111) will zoom in on its incorporation of inkjet technology to create Dolomite, a captivating color-body porcelain that seamlessly imitates the look of natural stone.
Be sure to register for the show today by following this link. Remember, it’s all FREE and we’ll see you in Orlando!