Obviously, in the ceramic tile sector, it is not simple to distinguish out and introduce true innovation. When attending cevisama, the international exposition of building ceramics and natural stones held in Valencia (Spain) this year, there is no other way to explain what has attracted our attention: numerous imitations of materials, sometimes quite similar, have nothing to do with tiles
Wood wants what is considered a greater sense of life
Take wood, for example. Almost no business does not sell tiles that look like parquet. In four or six distinct designs, you may combine knots and wooden structures a little bit and create the impression that nature works here. In addition, tiles are more durable than wood and give the same or even greater living comfort guarantee. Also available: wood for walls. There will be a "genuine Britain" vibe, and just a duplicate of the original.
Plagiarism error: "cement brick"
What is most noticeable, though, is the countless imitations of traditional cement bricks. Manufacturers want a piece of the vintage wave in the tile industry. The product range is named "Classico", "hidr á ulico" or "vintage" by them. They are not even half as attractive as the actual hand-made cement bricks, which are hardened by hydraulic press. Unlike ceramic tiles, they cannot be burned
The contradiction is that, under the guise of being unusual, it generates a stereotype once more, a kind of somewhat charming unit tile that is purposefully created "irregular" and then reproduced in exactly the same place on every three, four, or seven tiles. On closer inspection, the tiles appear fuzzy and pixelated because they are made up of many tiles with fake seams and the same "false" pattern.
It's no surprise, given that, despite modern technology, these designs are just printed on them. This can result in retribution, particularly on the floor, where the ornamentation isn't able to resist close scrutiny. When compared to a real cement brick with a decorative coating of around 0.5cm, which is utilized in a lot of interior design, you won't be able to enjoy a printed vintage replica for very long. Only on the wall, where the cement tile pattern is repeated in color and shape by different producers, can it be developed and survive longer.
Tile producers who stick to their guns, establish their niche, and/or provide truly innovative products are also helpful and invigorating. Cevica, our partner (who, despite the fact that he can't resist delivering cement tile optics, appears to be extremely careful), is one of these manufacturers. The family firm of Castell ó n is dominating the world in modest sizes, untouched by the craze for bigger tiles. The firm was formed in 1986, and it has received ceramic tiles from nearly no contemporary countries. The 7.5 x 15 cm size, which includes traditional Metro tiles (also known as Metro tiles or urban tiles) and anti style tiles, is extremely popular with customers.
Another producer that is committed to survive in a limited and sophisticated range has also been discovered. You won't be able to provide your name at this time because it's the only firm among all the suppliers that is eager to collaborate. We'll go through this in further detail later.
Valencia Cevisama: disorderly and chaotic
Overall, we were underwhelmed by cevisama 2015. Many businesses did not participate at the show this year, according to industry experts, while others appeared to swoop in at the last minute to fill the empty space. The exhibitor is generally arrogant and disrespectful - please keep in mind that you are in a difficulty. We found the fair itself to be hectic and unwelcoming to visitors. Despite the fact that we are fluent in Spanish and have lived in Valencia for several years, we are having a difficult time finding our way about. Not to mention the event's performance as a disaster on a global scale.
Valencia is a city that is always worth a visit. You can always have a good time in Valencia, with its beautiful city center, the dreamy atmosphere of "Barrio del Carmen," the name of the old city, many elegant cafes and bars, and the impressive "Ciudad de las arts y ciencias," which is the work of Santiago Calatrava, the famous Valencia architect. However, you are not required to return to the cevisama tile display.