I was recently invited to the media launch for Italcotto. I couldn’t attend but did enjoy pouring over their catalogues featuring the latest, exclusive tiling collections from Italy. The Italians are globally acknowledged as the design and manufacturing leaders in tiles and just looking at these new ranges it’s not difficult to see why! Innovative new design creates tiles that look like wood, marble, concrete and stone and yet offers all the benefits and the durability of porcelain tiles.
The first collection is Walks by Floor Gres who have revisited the beauty of quartzite using porcelain stoneware. These beautiful tiles have the natural appearance of quartzite and are ideal for flooring, wall cladding and building façades.
The next collection is Nuances by Fap Ceramiche which is a new collection of wood-effect porcelain stoneware tiles, suitable for indoors and outdoors. I love this collection and that it is so much more practical and durable than wood. I would love to have this in our back courtyard!
The third collection is Urban Concrete from Flaviker which is a sophisticated and neutral range offering a contemporary concrete feel. The tiles are available in six colours and the large format really appeals to me. All of these spaces look so stunning, I’m wishing I had the budget to go a crazy tiling spree!
Visit Italcotto for more information.
Italcotto, Italcotto Centre, Christiaan Barnard Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 425 4192