We are proud to announce the return of the Installation Design Showcase at Coverings 2015 in Orlando. This year, attendees will witness four unique interpretations of bath design come to life – all representing different market segments, including a residential master bath, a boutique hotel bath and two interpretations of resort bath spaces. These vignettes will demonstrate the diverse ways tile and stone materials and advanced installation techniques can influence the look, feel and performance of a bath space.
Design teams led by representatives from Anne Rue Interiors, tvsdesign and HHCP will be paired with installers who hold Five Star Recognition from the National Tile Contractors Association and certification from the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation to execute each vision. Even more, for the first time in IDS history, one of the spaces has been fully designed by the tile contractor and tile manufacturer. Installation materials will be supplied by TEC/H.B. Fuller Construction Products Inc., LATICRETE and MAPEI; tools will be supplied by A.T.R. Leveling, Bellota/Corona, Montolit, Rubi Tools USA and Russo Trading, Co.; and backerboard will be provided by USG Corp. John Cox, of Cox Tile and Stone, has played a critical role as technical consultant for the showcase.
The four vignettes are as follows:
The residential master bath envisioned by Anne Rue, of Anne Rue Interiors, will put a modern spin on classic Hollywood glamour with a black, white and gold color palette combined with a variety of Crossville products that emulate natural stone. Frank Canto, of Canto Tile and Stone, and his team will be taking on the challenge of installing the tile.
Boutique Hotel Bath
Patricia Richey, of tvsdesign, has designed a boutique bathroom that combines modern and classic elements to create an unexpected space that encapsulates the one-of-a-kind aesthetics experienced at luxury boutique hotels. The extravagant bathing area incorporates Plane – Stonepeak’s large-format product line of upscale, natural stone-inspired porcelain tile panels. Installer Rodney Owen of C.C. Owen Tile Company will showcase his advanced technical skills in the space.
Lead designer Diana Chase, representing HHCP, has created a serene, tranquil resort experience that promotes relaxation and well-being by incorporating soothing colors and diverse textures of wood, stone and smooth porcelain. Tile products from Ceramics of Italy will be featured, and installer and first-time participant, Greg Michael, President of Michael’s Custom Tile, Inc, will be working with emerging products and features to complete the space.
5-Star Resort Bath
The 5-Star Resort Bath design team is utilizing a variety of products from Florim USA to craft a resort bath environment that illustrates how durable materials, a key consideration in hospitality settings, need not detract from the sophisticated design aesthetic required by 5-Star properties. In addition, tiles from the Mansion line will cover the floors, counters and shower bench to offset the rustic look of the walls. Installer and Project Manager Cameron Proctor, who is representing long-time Installation Design Showcase participant David Allen Company, is eager to take on the unique challenge.
The four vignettes will be open for the duration of the exposition and conference for all attendees to enjoy. On Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., Coverings Industry Ambassador Alena Capra will host “Installation Design Showcase Deconstructed,” during which the designers and installers will discuss the types of tiles selected and the thought-processes behind the designs and exceptional installation techniques. A cocktail reception will immediately follow. This free program and reception is open to all attendees, though it is suggested to pre-register to attend the show at coverings.com/register.
For full details regarding the Coverings Installation Design Showcase, please visit coverings.com/IDS, and follow along at the show by using the hashtag #CoveringsIDS.