9 Miles of Tile

A.Clore Interior’s Role

Our very own Amber Clore was asked to be an influencer for the Coverings Show 2019 in Orlando, meaning she had an excuse to take all the photos she wanted! Amber’s interior designer heart was filled wandering the floor for 3 days with other like-minded professionals who also had a respectable social media presence. Keep reading for an insider’s look at the event.

Amber and her influencer friends!

Prevalent Trends

LED lighting, while it technically isn’t tile, stole the show. The lighting was strategically placed behind tile frames to enhance their effect, or positioned to shine onto the surface to bring focus to them. Clean white spaces are in, but what’s a well decorated space without amazing lighting? To achieve a stunning finish, LEDs bring out the glossy surface on many tiles.

LEDs scream for attention

 

Transitioning hexagons, and by this, we mean the way hexagons are being laid uniformly then scattered to creating a falling look; this often leads into a traditional hardwood flooring, or rectangular tile, or more hexagons just with other characteristics. We’ve noticed this trend taking over this design season, so the plethora of variations on it confirms our suspicion: hexagons are the new subway tile.

Hexagons are the new subway!

 

Large format tiles made a huge appearance too. These tiles are giant slabs of stone, meaning less grout lines and very realistic feels. Be careful not to mistake them as wallpaper, for the detail on them is amazing, but being made of stone, they’re much more durable and luxurious. Putting these large “photos” in a room would demand attention and transform the space from being mundane to memorable.

Goodbye wallpaper, hello tile

 

Our favorite colors, the pinks and purples of our A.Clore Interiors logo, were spotted throughout the floor. Adding these colors to a room give a youthful look and attract good vibes. The saturated fuchsia sparks excitement, while the toned-down lilac in the bathroom is a modern take on that old faded pink you can find in your grandmother’s powder room. If you’re ever looking for pops of color that aren’t traditionally found in a room, try one of these for a refreshing look.

We always spot these colors in a crowd

Last but not Least…

This year, Coverings also sent out invites to puppies! The Orange County Animal Shelter brought in these adorable, fluffy playmates to promote adoptions. And to relate it back to the main theme of the event, doghouses decorated with tile were surrounding the playpen to show that even owning a pet is fashionable… making it very tempting to adopt a studio mascot.

Look at those faces! Look at that tile!

Next year, the Coverings Show ’20 will take place in New Orleans, LA. While it’s a long trek, the A.Clore’s crew had such an amazing time at the year’s show, we’ll try to make next years too. Get excited!

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Why Tile? Coverings ’19

This Saturday, February 23rd is NATIONAL TILE DAY!! We’re celebrating along side Coverings 2019 – The Global Tile and Stone Experience. This year, they asked us to be a Coverings Influencer, which we have coined “Coverings Enthusiast”! Meaning, we will be spending a whole week immersed in the latest and greatest in all things tile and stone. Stay tuned and follow along on our socials as we countdown to…..

 

 

What are the benefits of using tile? Eeeehhh….where do we begin?

Coverings ’19 is an event held annually for close to 30 years, with everything tile and stone you could possibly dream of. This event leads the tile industry with over 25,000 attendees, 90 countries represented, and 9 miles of tile and stone is displayed. Below read more about what tile can do for you and then register for the expo to further your knowledge!

It’s Eco-Friendly

Being made of organic, renewable resources like sand, clay, and glass, it’s easy to make tile and stone surfaces of recyclable materials. Unlike other surface materials, in case of a fire, tile does not release toxic substances when exposed. This is a great advantage when caring about the health of people in the environment. Instead, due to the use of natural minerals fired at temperatures over 2300 degrees F, ceramic tile will never fade and isn’t even affected by UV rays. Additionally, because of its exceptional thermal mass, tile reduces the amount of energy needed for heating and cooling. All this ensures a low environmental impact.

It’s Durable

If you think about it, tile has been around for ages – archaeologists still find remains that date back to the 9th century B.C.. Not only is tile pretty to look at, it’s also smart to use with it’s scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean properties. If you’re looking to have a eco-friendly house, choosing tile ensures the surface will last for a long time, thus preventing consumption rates unlike choosing materials that need to be replaced every so many years: like carpet, laminate, wood. A simple Clorox spritz will rejuvenate your finish and a spill won’t stain unlike on textiles. This equals low maintenance and elongates its new condition with little investment.

It’s Versatile

Quite possibly the most beautiful characteristic of tile is its versatility in how it can be used. We’ve seen it a lot on known places such as backsplash, countertops, and bathrooms. A big trend in 2019 is incorporating it in unique, impactful places like on step faces and accent walls. In addition to its location, you can lay it horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. This allows for a variance of interest it offers the eye and adds more personal preference. Depending on the tile you’re looking at, you can even pick a certain finish that adds a reflective, matte, or cracked surface.

We’re so excited to be paying more attention to tile this year, especially on February 23, #NationalTileDay !! And to do this, we’re attending The Coverings Show in Orlando April 9-12. Keep up with trends and the latest products in tiles and coverings with us and register for the expo for a once in a lifetime experience!

https://www.coverings.com/home-attendees/

Facebook: @CoveringsShow
Twitter: @Coverings
Instagram: @CoveringsShow
#coverings2019

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Thank you for being an A.Clore Interiors Blog reader…..

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You can always find more design inspiration on our Pinterest and Instagram pages!

Connect with us on Google+ and LinkedIn

Visit our Website for more information on what we are about and how interior design can change your life!