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A selection of Spain’s leading tile manufacturers will present their latest ideas at the Surface Design Show next month.

A selection of Spain’s leading tile manufacturers will present their latest ideas at the Surface Design Show next month.

From 11th- 13th February, Tile of Spain, the voice of the Spanish tile industry, will be on Stand 400 at London’s Business Design Centre.

Known for their high-quality and technical performance, Spanish tiles draw on a rich heritage of creativity and craftsmanship while remaining at the leading edge of contemporary design. Whether your project is residential or commercial, the latest designs offer a wide choice of colours, shapes, finishes and formats.

Wood-effect porcelain is a growth area for architecture and interiors and the Tile of Spain manufacturers at Surface Design Show will demonstrate how the diversity of designs for wood-effect tiles has expanded significantly in recent times. Whether playing with the traditional designs of marquetry or recreating the rays and knots in old flooring planks, wood-effect porcelain offers the look of warmth of timber, but with the durable and water-resistant features of ceramic.

With every trend there is a counter-trend and, whilst devotees of colour and pattern are having a bit of a moment, it has to be said that there has never been so much choice for fans of the monochrome interior. Spanish tile manufacturers expertly reinvent their white products so that they feel completely new with exciting geometric patterns, painterly effects and interesting textures.

Tiles have always been used in exterior settings in Spain. Whether for terraces, balconies, patios or building facades, porcelain offers high-tech performance combined with the latest and most alluring finishes. Now, there’s a steady increase in demand for ceramic surfaces in the UK as the availability of specialist exterior solutions widens and the popularity of segueing interior to exterior space grows – a concept made easier with the virtues of porcelain. Suited to interior or exterior application, porcelain tiles benefit from a near-zero absorption rate making them frost-proof and ideal for the UK climate.

A number of tile brands offer products in complementary colours and sizes for both interior and exterior, making it simple to create a seamless effect from, say, kitchen to patio. Easy to maintain and durable in high-traffic areas, tiles often are the best solution.

Manufactured in Spain and widely available in the UK, these varied new products embody the spirit of an industry that prides itself on proposing beautiful, meaningful and high-performance solutions to flooring, wall coverings, furnishing and external cladding.



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