I’m sharing some of the cool new tile and countertop materials, shower enclosures, and some unique cabinet finishes that really blew me away during my trip to KBIS 2019 recently.
I think you’re going to love these.
Tile Seen at KBIS 2019
Oh, Ann Sacks, you never disappoint in the beautiful products you display.
Terrazzo is definitely on trend and Ann Sacks displayed this pattern in a shower. Love me some terrazzo.
Bedrozians has such a wide variety of tiles and a big display this year. These 3 dimensional tiles were unique.
You know they must be on trend when I saw some of the tiled walls in the New American Remodel home tour later that day, a few of those walls pictured below.
(I’ll be sharing that home tour soon here on my blog. It was such a major transformation of an existing property.)
I was on the hunt for some new vendors that had great looking porcelain tile that looks like cement tile.
Bedrozians had these displayed.
Everyone wants the trendy cement tile look, but it comes with cement tile problems…..cracking, slippery when wet, absorbent, etc. Porcelain has none of those problems and finding some look-alike options is always a goal.
I found a new vendor I hadn’t seen before, Somer Tile.
They caught my eye with these graffiti and cartoon art type tiles surrounding their booth. (I later saw these tiles in the Miracle Mile shopping mall across from my hotel in Vegas, on a storefront!)
They also had some porcelain tile that looked like cement tiles.
Love this hex shape cement-look porcelain tile. The black has a little texture to it which is good for slip resistance and for not-showing-every-single-spec-of-anything that falls to the floor. :-)
You can play with these tiles and make your own patterns. (I sent this pic to a client for their guest bath tile floor.)
Porcelain Slabs For Countertops
Porcelain slabs have been around for a few years and people find them indestructible. They are becoming a great option for countertops as a thinner material and can be used vertically in shower stalls, etc. for a groutless installation.
However, it all boils down to the edges or corners and how to hide the fact that the product look doesn’t go through the body of the slab. You can disguise it on the edges by mitering two slabs together, but with an undermount sink where you see the cut edge, it has been a problem.
Sapienstone has a product that goes through the body of the slab as seen with this new wood-look pattern they have, Rovere Buckskin.
Looks amazing, no? See how the wood grain goes all the way through the inside of the slab? It looks so realistic.
And it is incredibly durable.
Check out these super thin panels they used as cabinetry on this wall. Wow, the design possibilities are endless!
Shower enclosures are no longer the simple, straightforward functional elements of a bathroom that we all know.
They now have style, color and pattern!
Check out this vintage look rounded brass enclosure offered by Coastal Shower Doors.
They have more styles of their divided aluminum series available now, in standard sizes for faster and more economical offerings, and of course, you can always customize. :-)
The popular Gridscape Series has the mullions on the outside part of the glass. The inside is solid glass, for effortless squeegeeing. :-)
This interesting series by Dreamline brings in color and pattern to the glass. They have a grid series too.
I love finding unexpected, brand-new-to-me vendors. This one, Ikonni, supplies metal and glass cabinet door fronts that can be used on any type of cabinetry. They can be used as architectural panels too, with so many options. All are made to order with your measurements.
Here is a simple brushed brass panel door, I’m holding below, and some of the options on the wall of the different types of metals they offer.
There are more metal finishes below and even back painted glass! These could even be used to customize furniture pieces, like drawer fronts.
I can really see these in a special area like a wet bar or on a glamorous paneled tv or fireplace wall.
The possibilities are endless!
More KBIS 2019 coming your way!
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