Cersaie is an annual industry event that everyone at Reed Harris loves to attend. Our expert team go along each year to see what new tile design trends are being developed. This not only keeps us up to date with the latest industry news but also allows us to pass this onto our customers.
Cersaie 2018 highlights – a different feel
This is always a brilliant event to attend but this year had a very different feel. Instead of the usual grey or beige tiles on show, there was a real emphasis on colour and shapes. The stand-out colours that our team saw were lovely teal, stunning rose and warm terracotta bricks. A new attitude to tile shapes seemed to be present at this year’s Cersaie also. From triangles to diamonds and hexagons, there was a really fresh approach in this area.
What else did Cersaie 2018 have to offer?
With so much to see, it was more a case of what it didn’t offer. Floral patterns on small tiles were a great example of this – being on the smaller sized tile really made the floral element suitable for any space. Mixing plain and patterned tiles for total impact was something that our team saw a lot of as well. There was lots of interesting textures to take in too – this looks a popular trend still and is one that can really add some tactile fun to any room. Monochrome was also on show at Cersaie again this year, a tile effect we still love.
Handmade styles could be the next big thing
One thing that the Reed Harris team noticed a lot of this year was a move towards more traditional handmade style tiles. This seemed to involve using terracotta or terrazzo to craft stunning artisan type products. Terrazzo, in particular, seemed very much in – this includes porcelain terrazzo effect styles and also ones made from real terrazzo.
The porcelain style tile was one that really caught our eye. One amazing thing with these tiles is that they can be grouted within the lines for a fabulous textured look. In addition, they can be mixed together to create various patterns and shapes on your wall.
Large format porcelain tiles were also something that we liked the look of. These are able to replicate the look of natural materials like marble in amazing new ways whilst being easy to look after.
Cersaie 2018 – a great event
There is no doubt that this year’s Cersaie was a fantastic event full of new shapes, colours and ideas. We are looking forward to using some of what we saw to give our customers the best choice of the freshest tiles around. Browse our website today to find the perfect tiles for your wall.