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Tile of Spain Debuts 2021 Quick Ship Collection

Posted on 27 September 2021 by cradmin4

Tile of Spain announced the 2021 update of the Tile of Spain USA Quick Ship Collection. The new catalog of Spanish tile includes more than 150 ceramic series from more than 40 Spanish companies.

The Quick Ship Collection is a reference guide that highlights a select group of ceramic products from Spanish manufacturers that are available for immediate purchase in the U.S. Established in 2013, the collection is updated annually and has become a resource for U.S. based architects, designers and trade professionals.

New Tile of Spain companies added to the Quick Ship Collection this year include: Arklam, Bellacasa, Dual Gres, Kedra, Porcelanite Dos and more. Products can be found by company name or product category through the Quick Ship Collection’s interactive catalog. Each entry includes the series name, a color image, a detailed description of each design, sizes available and the U.S. contact information for purchasing. 

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Call for Entries: Tile of Spain Awards 2021

Posted on 25 August 2021 by cradmin4

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) announced the call for entries for the 20th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. Sponsored by Endesa, the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), and Port Valencia, the Tile of Spain Awards promote the use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architecture and interior design projects worldwide.

For the 2021 awards, the jury will be chaired by architect Carlos Ferrater, who also led the jury during the first edition of the awards in 2001. Carlos Ferrater boasts a long history backed by numerous awards and distinctions, is a founding partner of the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) and is a Professor of Architectural Projects at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

A prize fund of €35,000 ($41,220.11) will be shared between three categories at the awards. The two main categories, Architecture and Interior Design, each have cash prizes of €15,000 ($17,665.76). The Final Degree Project award has a cash prize of €5,000 ($5,888,58). The panel of judges is also entitled to give two special mentions in each category.

Entries from Spain and abroad are being accepted now through October 28th, 2021. Visit www.tileofspainawards.com to enter the contest or learn more about the Tile of Spain Awards.

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Tile of Spain Manufacturers Release Top Trends of Fall 2020 & A Look Ahead

Posted on 23 October 2020 by cradmin3

Earlier this year, Spanish manufacturers vowed to continue to meet the needs of architects and interior designers by keeping production going in the ceramic tile sector. Maintaining that commitment, Spanish manufacturers overcame the setbacks that 2020 presented and emerge with new designs, technologies and innovations in tile.

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), announced the top trends in tile for fall with a preview of novelties for 2021.

2 CM Pavers: Leveraging outdoor space to the fullest has become increasingly important this year. The ability to seamlessly transition from indoor, out with a unified flooring creates the illusion of more space. 2cm pavers allows for quick, easy and less costly installs for exterior hardscapes than traditional mortar applications. Thanks to its technical properties, ceramic tile can withstand the passing of time, resisting temperature changes, humidity, and inclement weather, making it a preferred material for outdoor living spaces.

Gauged Porcelain: Long gone are the days when ceramic is just seen on backsplashes and floors. From worktops to bathroom sinks, large seamless multi-use surfaces are more relevant now than ever before; and the benefits of tile goes beyond aesthetic. With anti-microbial technologies and high durability along with easy cleaning and a vast array of surface options, gauged porcelain slabs are perhaps leading the trends as most versatile design solution this season.

Subway: With the ever expanding growth of formats, there remains a strong market for subway tile. Small rectangles and square formats have become increasingly present, in matte and glossy glazes, but we expect more multi-finish programs to emerge, lending another layer of interest to this traditionally stoic format.

Biophilia: In this trend, ceramic surfaces bring us back to basics with a color scheme reminiscent of hues found in nature. The true natural tones of fired clay are one of the essential anchoring mediums on par with white, black and grey. Green tones such as moss and mint evoke an organic feel while shades in sunset orange and deep brown create a relaxing ambiance. Known for its raw and earthy appeal, terracotta takes the lead in this palette with naturally inspired, organic textures like woodgrain and rattan.

Looking Ahead to Layers: While many of the trends introduced earlier this year have continued throughout, what we expect to see in the coming year are more Spanish manufacturers filling in the gaps of existing collections and building layers into their tile programs.

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Tile of Spain Unveils the 2020 Quick Ship Collection

Posted on 28 September 2020 by cradmin3

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing more than 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), announced the update of the Tile of Spain USA Quick Ship Collection. The new catalog of Spanish tile now includes 30 ceramic tile companies and more than 110 products that are available in the U.S.

The Quick Ship Collection reference guide includes a select group of tile products from Spanish manufacturers that are available for immediate purchase in the U.S. for delivery within 4-8 weeks. Established in 2013, the collection is updated annually to ensure the most up to date information and on trend selections are available to purchasers.

“We are thrilled to expand the Tile of Spain USA Quick Ship Collection for the eighth consecutive year and provide a resource for U.S. based architects, designers, installers and homeowners to discover cutting-edge ceramics from Spain,” said Rocamador Rubio, Director for Tile of Spain.

New Tile of Spain companies added to the Quick Ship Collection for 2020 include: Alaplana, Cristacer, Living Ceramics, and Onix Mosaico. These new collections, along with updates from additional ceramic tile companies, are available online at http://tileofspainusa.com/quickship/. The Quick Ship Collection’s interactive catalog makes it easy to search for Spanish Tile. Users can search by product category or by company name. Each entry includes the series name, a color image, a detailed description of each design, sizes available and the U.S. contact information for purchasing.

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Tile of Spain Launches New U.S. Website

Posted on 01 June 2020 by cradmin3

Tile of Spain, the International ceramic tile brand representing more than 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) has launched its newly redesigned website, www.TileofSpainUSA.com.

Designed with a user-friendly experience in mind the new site includes dynamic features, improved functionality, and more easily accessible information from Tile of Spain manufacturers, allowing visitors to delve into the world of Spanish tile from any device.

The newly revamped site also includes:

  • Interactive Inspiration Gallery – a gallery showcasing inspiring interiors, exteriors and projects featuring products from Tile of Spain manufacturers
  • Tile of Spain Connection – stay connected to the latest projects, news and events from all over the world with Tile of Spain USA
  • Continuing Education Center – this education hub offers opportunities for in-person and online CEUs, access to the CERASPAÑA Magazine, and a video learning center.
  • Request a CEU – Architects and Designers can now invite the wonder of Spanish tile to their firm by requesting an in-person or virtual Lunch & Learn with Tile of Spain’s Technical Consultant, Ryan Fasan.
  • Tile of Spain Quick Ship Collection – a collection of Spanish tiles available for immediate purchase in the U.S.
  • English and Spanish translation

The purpose of the new look and update to the Tile of Spain USA website is to better provide quality information and products through an easy to navigate source. The website will highlight all of the tools and resources available at the click of a button.

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Tile of Spain Announces Winners its 18th Annual Awards

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Tile of Spain Announces Winners its 18th Annual Awards

Posted on 04 December 2019 by cradmin

Tile of Spain, the association of more than 125 Spanish tile manufacturers, announced the winners of the 18th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design. The panel of judges, chaired by architect Jacob van Rijs of MVRDV, met on Wednesday, November 20th to select the award winners.

Architecture
In the Architecture category, the award went to the “Centro de investigación del Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona” designed by PICHarchitects/Pich-Aguilera and 2BMFG Arquitectes. Members of the judging panel were impressed by the use of ceramics to mimic the buildings environment. Ceramic tile enveloped the facade of the existing building in a transparent “ceramic skin” to create a harmonious balance between the interior and exterior of the hospital.

Two special mentions were also made in this category. The first “Patio de los valientes y nueva sala de padres” by Elisa Valero. The judges highlighted the unexpected use of identical ceramic pieces to create a dramatic geometric space. The second special mention went to “Edificio Tívoli. Rehabilitación de edificio para 22 viviendas, local y aparcamientos” by Martín Lejárraga. The judges valued the strategic contrasting revitalization of the building.

Interior Design
First prize in the Interior Design category was awarded to “Sala de espera en las dársenas de una estación de autobuses” by José María Sánchez Garíca. The judges applauded the relationship between the ceramic details, geometric construction, and expansive space to create a harmonious waiting area for travelers.

The judges also granted two special mentions in the Interior Design category. The first went to Vora Arquitectura for “Vallirana 47”, a 1920s farmhouse remodeled with ceramic tiles of different shapes, patterns and colors. The second mention was awarded to Kengo Kuma and Javier Villar Ruiz of KKA for their project, “Camper Paseo de Grácia” where ceramics is the prominent material of the multi-functional commercial space.

Final Degree Project
In the category reserved for Architecture students, the winning project was awarded to “Memento Mori. La presencia de la ausencia” the work of Óscar Cruz García from the Madrid School of Architecture. The judges admired the maturity and sensitivity of the student’s detailed design.

Two special mentions were also awarded to “Dance School” by Alexey Agarkov from the Moscow School of Architecture and “Barcelona Fabrica” by Felipe Sancho Cervera from the Barcelona School of Architecture.

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Coverings Announces Charitable Initiatives at the 2019 Show

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Coverings Announces Charitable Initiatives at the 2019 Show

Posted on 27 March 2019 by cradmin

Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile & stone exhibition and conference in North America, will give back to the local community through a range of charitable initiatives at this year’s show in Orlando, Florida. Continuing its tradition of supporting the host city, Coverings will partner with both Clean the World and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

“Coverings wouldn’t be possible without the support of our host cities, so it’s incredibly important that we give back to the communities that welcome us each year,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies, the management company for Coverings. “With so many industry professionals gathering in one place, we are honored to band together to benefit the area and build even deeper connections here.”

For a second year, Coverings will continue its partnership with Clean the World, assembling and providing hygiene kits for veterans’ associations in the Orlando area. Participants, including the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Tile of Spain, Ceramics of Italy and Coverings exhibitors Mapei and Florida Tile, will meet on Monday, April 8 for Coverings’ official service event, assembling kits onsite with daily items like toothpaste, shampoo, toothbrushes, lotion, Chapstick and more. The group hopes to double the output of last year’s initiative, with the aim of creating 1,600 kits for distribution to local veterans and will include handwritten notes within each kit as a thank you to those who have served their country.

“We’re excited to bring the initiative to Orlando and build on the success of Clean the World’s 2018 partnership with Coverings in Atlanta,” said NTCA Executive Director Bart Bettiga. “This joint service event brings the industry together for a truly positive and energizing start to the show, while generating immediate impact for those who have served our country living in our host city.”

Coverings 2019 also marks a continuation of the show’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity. In collaboration with both Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka and Freeman – the general service contractor for the show – Coverings will donate tile and building materials to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building affordable homes for those in need. The three organizations will work together during show breakdown to identify and collect usable tile, stone and other products from exhibitor booths.

Additionally, the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) and 21 of its members will continue their generous support for Orlando-area pets through TCNA’s tiled doghouse program at Coverings 2019. Showcasing tile’s versatility and style, participating members will design and build custom tiled doghouses. During the show these one-of-a-kind, handmade creations will be on display at the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard (Booth #4209), where attendees can see the craftsmanship firsthand and meet furry friends from the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. A donation ceremony will be held in the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th.

“We’re honored to bring the tiled doghouse program back to Coverings as a creative and charitable way to showcase the beauty and versatility of tile,” said Kathy Meyer, TCNA director of marketing. “We invite Coverings attendees to visit the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard to see these incredible works of art generously provided by our members, meet the dedicated volunteers from the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, and learn more about how this program benefits pets in the local community.”

Coverings returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando April 9-12, showing the latest and greatest from more than 1,100 exhibitors. For more information, and to register to attend, visit coverings.com.

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Tile of Spain Announces Award Winners

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Tile of Spain Announces Award Winners

Posted on 12 December 2018 by cradmin

Tile of Spain, the association of more than 100 Spanish tile manufacturers, announced the winners of the 17th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

The Tile of Spain Awards offer cash prizes totaling over $44,000 that are divided among three areas. The two main categories – Architecture and Interior Design – each have a cash prize of more than $19,000. Special mentions may also be made in both categories, based on the judges’ criteria. The third category, the Final Degree Project, targets students of architecture and has a cash prize of more than $5,000. In all three categories, entries are welcome from both Spanish and international participants.

This year’s winners are:

“New entrance to Palma’s Intermodal Station” by Joan Miquel Seguí Colomar

In the Architecture category, the award went to the “New entrance to Palma’s Intermodal Station,” designed by Joan Miquel Seguí Colomar. Ceramic tiles were used to create a latticework effect as a defining feature for the entrance, marking the threshold between the urban space and the intermodal station. The design marks a return to the Mediterranean tradition of latticework as a filter between exteriors and a more enclosed, user-friendly area.

Two special mentions were also made in this category. First, “Laan Van Spartaan Amsterdam Student Housing” by Studioninedots Amsterdam. The judges highlighted the project as a means of drawing attention to the vast potential of large format tiles. The second special mention went to “Sports hall and classrooms. Francisco de Vitoria University” by Alberto Campo Baeza. The judges particularly valued the outstanding precision in the use of ceramic materials that contributed to the streamlined effect of the building.

“House overlooking the sea” by Xavier Martí & Lucía Ferrater

First prize in the Interior Design category was awarded to “House overlooking the sea” by Xavier Martí and Lucía Ferrater. The judges applauded the use of ceramic floor tiles to create a sense of connection when moving between the various spaces and levels, which formed a harmonious space.

The judges also granted a special mention in the Interior Design category for the project entitled “Integral renovation of Casa Artium,” by María Fernández Torrado – from the Torrado Arquitectura studio. This project includes the use of lightweight large format marble-effect ceramic tiles that transform a seemingly simple hallway into a focal point that illuminates the entire home.

“A positive happening,” by Manuel Bouzas Barcala

In the category reserved for Architecture students, the winning project was awarded to “A positive happening,” the work of Manuel Bouzas Barcala from the Madrid School of Architecture. The judges admired the student’s creativity and desire to experiment.

Two special mentions were also awarded to “La Vall, a hallway to Barcelona” by Clàudia Calvet Gómez from the Barcelona School of Architecture and “The Limit. A School of Arts and Crafts in Chinchón” by Carmen Martín Hernando from the Polytechnic School at CEU San Pablo University.

 

 

The award ceremony will be held on January 29th in Valencia during CEVISAMA.

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Tile of Spain Mourns the Death of ASCER President Isidro Zarzoso

Posted on 12 January 2018 by cradmin

It is with great sadness that Tile of Spain has announced the death of Mr Isidro Zarzoso, president of the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER).

A well-known personality in the ceramic tile industry, Zarzoso died on January 3, 2018 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife, three children and grandchildren.

Zarzoso was a self-made businessman, with extensive experience in the ceramic sector and a member of a family with a long tradition in the tile industry. He came to ASCER in 1982 as member of its Governing Board, and he assumed the presidency in 2013 after the death of Joaquín Piñón. Throughout his career he collaborated with several companies and entities of the sector.

Zarzoso executed his duties in a responsible, efficient manner, steering the association through complex economic times for the industry. A defender of the industry, Zarzoso’s  strong convictions, clear vision and belief in the power of collective thinking will be sorely missed.

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Tile of Spain Expands Quick Ship Collection

Posted on 22 July 2016 by cradmin

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Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), announced new additions to the Tile of Spain Quick Ship Collection. The updated catalog of Spanish tile now includes 50 ceramic tile companies and 195 products.

Established in 2013, The Quick Ship Collection is a select group of tile products from Spanish manufacturers that are in stock and available for immediate purchase in the U.S. To qualify for the program products must be available for delivery within 4 to 8 weeks. The collection is updated annually to ensure the most up to date information is available to purchasers.

Available online at www.tileofspainusa.com/quickship, the Quick Ship Collection interactive catalog makes it easy to search for Spanish tile. Users can search by product category – dimensional, exterior, floor, innovations, metallic, mosaics, nature inspired, wood look and wall tile – or by company name. Each entry includes the tile series name, color image, detailed description of each pattern, available sizes and uses and contact information to purchase the product in the U.S.

“We’re pleased to see how the Quick Ship Collection has grown over the years,” states Rocamador Rubio, Tile of Spain Director. “The collection continues to be a great tool to connect U.S. based designers, architects and tile installers with a variety of Spanish tile companies.”

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