New ceramic and porcelain designs from a selection of Spain’s leading tile manufacturers can be seen at Stand 400

At the cutting edge of contemporary design, Spanish tiles are famous for their quality and technical performance and draw on a rich heritage of creativity and craftsmanship. The Tile of Spain stand explores some fresh new ideas and offers architects and designers a sample of the wide variety of shapes, colours, finishes and formats available for both residential and commercial projects.

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Pattern is an important interiors story and an extensive range of products from Vives Ceramica, Bestile, Mainzu, Keros and Arcana illustrates the imaginativeness of Spanish tile design Colour is one of the most popular characteristics of ceramic as a material and brands such as Cerámica Elias, Cevica and Equipe Cerámicas impress us with the striking hues on offer.

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Meanwhile monochrome is still enjoying a renaissance and Dune’s Grid design gives black and white a distinctly modern feel.

Samples of the latest wood-effects are well represented, too, with Tau’s realistic digital-printed surfaces looking as authentic as the raw material, yet offering all the benefits of porcelain. Whether its recreating the rays and knots of old timber planks or taking design inspiration from traditional marquetry, products from many of Spain’s top ceramic brands pay homage to the warmth and cosiness of wood.

And if it’s high-performance tiles that are needed for a project, then Todagres Silk Tech and Small Size Pórfido Beige, amongst many other choices, offer sleek surfaces that are anti-slip and frost resistant, making them ideal for exterior use.