The new 2018 bath trends are increasingly dictated by new technologies, which allow continuous evolution of ceramic materials and production processes.
Above all, the ceramic reinterpretation of natural materials offers an ever wider and constantly evolving panorama of solutions, which give the possibility of obtaining the refined mood in the bathroom furniture, but also in the other rooms of the house.
New wood or stone effect tiles not only reproduce graphic textures but also materiality, rebuilding, often at 360 °, the same experience a user could have with natural material.
2018 floor tiles and coatings
Realistic reinterpretation of natural stone that aims to highlight the purity and essentiality of the material, is the proposal of Fap Ceramiche which presents its new 2017 cersaie collections North and Rome Diamond
The North collection proposes a raw-looking stone, selected for the naturalness and richness of details, with an explicit reference to the Nordic atmospheres, the result of the company's technological know-how, which has been able to reproduce with great fidelity the aesthetics of natural stone, revisiting it in contemporary key. The expressive force of this collection lies in its ability to be "true": natural fossil inclusions and delicate stenciling draw small imperfections on the clean and clean surface, giving life to matter.
Soft and neutral colors that highlight the details of the textures, but also the suggestions of black with Night, in all four colors chosen, with an international character - Artic, Natural, Smoke and Night - and three finishes: Matt, a slightly opaque surface irregular, Satin, slightly reflective, delicately irregular and silky to the touch and Out, strongly structured, ideal for outdoors thanks to its technical characteristics of extreme resistance to frost and wear.
Roma Diamond di Fap Ceramiche is a collection of ceramic marbles dedicated to the timeless charm of polished marble. A total of seven essences are proposed, four of which with a white finish: Carrara, Statuario, Calacatta and Frammenti white, to which are added two intense shades of black, Nero Reale and Frammenti Black, and a crystalline marble, Beige Duna, with a warm color and delicate veins.
Ceramiche Refin is inspired by Yakisugi, an artisanal technique that has remained in use in Japan for centuries which involved the use of fire to carbonize cedar wood, in order to protect and preserve it. A technique that is returning to international use in architecture both for the tendency to use increasingly natural and eco-sustainable materials and treatments, and because the final effect is very distinctive.
With Kasai, "fire" in Japanese, Ceramiche Refin honors the Japanese design culture, expressing on porcelain stoneware the same visual and tactile characteristics of traditional wooden slats burnt in a refined and elegant ceramic collection, perfect for interior projects that want to celebrate the encounter between different cultures and the one between past and innovation.
La Fabbrica confirms the tendency of large formats presenting its collections in 180 × 80 cm slabs declined in various moods, from the velvety surfaces of Velvet Vintage to the soft colors of the Resine collection. The commitment to the production of very large slabs is even greater in the case of AVA, also a brand owned by La Fabbrica that offers the collection Extraordinary Size, a format of 320 × 160 cm with black and white marble finish. A material also suitable for making tops and tops for kitchens and bathrooms in the innovative thickness of 12 mm.
Anima Select and Fabula are the two new interpretations of marbles and precious woods respectively Caesar pottery. The collection Fabula is the reproduction of 5 precious types of wood, the 30 × 120 and 20 × 120 slat formats, the 20 × 100 Chevron and a 5,7 × 60 blockboard format adapt to any wood-effect flooring and wall covering project.
Anima Select is a collection of marble-effect porcelain stoneware tiles, the precious varieties of marble are offered in 5 sizes, ranging from 30 × 60 to large 119,5 × 239 porcelain stoneware slabs.
Three collections that represent as many stylistic themes as they point Ceramic Piemme.
Uniquestone it is the result of continuous research on materials and digital technologies. The natural finish, for example, recreates in detail the material effect of the different minerals it is inspired by, while the polished version adds elegance and brilliance. 5 shades of the collection: from the lighter “silk” nuance to the darker “nite” one.
The series also features three 3d versions for wall coverings that reproduce the effect of hand-worked stone: Level, a large-format tile (60X120cm) on which the 4 material effects that inspire Uniquestone stand out.
Fragments is the collection designed by Pierre Charpin for Ceramiche Piemme, the name was chosen as a tribute to the patient work of collecting and composing references to his artistic work, elements of the history of the Fiorano Modenese company, inspirations and trends linked to his vision of space and surfaces. A world of signs and suggestions
summarized in two decors -Form and Oblong- strongly iconic.
Recreating the elegance of textile processing with new textures and mélange of textures: this is the bet of the new collection Incipit for Valentino by Ceramiche Piemme. Thanks to particular enamels and the precision of the latest digital decoration, the ceramic surfaces re-create the delicate flax effect, the arabesque thirst, and even the metal mesh of contemporary fabrics.
The use of ceramic in the radiator made by is innovative Hom, a brand that has been offering for some years now heating accessories which have underpinned a technology consisting of a particular sintered tile which has the property of maintaining heat for a long time and giving it slowly. This patented technology (property Rotfil, European leader in the production of electric heaters) represents the most advanced system in the field of low consumption electric heating (1 hour of ignition consumes 0,1 kw / h which corresponds to approximately € 0,02 - for heating accessories) and was born following three years of research carried out by the designer and the company in collaboration with the Polytechnic of Turin.
The new collection's heating complements are made of antique materials such as ceramic or natural and resistant like Lebanon's cedar wood, equipped with technology HOM low energy consumption, thanks to which they become heating accessories for clothing, wipes, food, enveloping seats or real electric radiators.