Cevisama 2019

The CTDA team were recently in Valencia, Spain among the 91’000 visitors to Cevisama, the main exhibition of the Spanish tile manufacturers. From the huge amount of speculative designs, technical innovations and ready to go new products, we have picked the below as the key trends to look out for.

Patterned floor tiles

Not so much a new theme but a continued evolution of the geometric patterns and encaustic inspired decorative floor tiles that we have seen over recent years. Designs and the use of colour getting bolder as this trend enters into maturity.

Cuban/Havana | Hamptons | Frame_15

Cuban Havana Hampton Tiles

Pinks and Corals

The recent transition from grey to cool blues has now moved onto brighter and warmer colours. Pinks and Corals abounded. Vives went big into colour with their new Hanami range which played with enamelled effects and special glazes in two complementary small sizes and an eye catching art deco inspired “Arch” décor tile.

Poitiers | Swedeglaze Ceramic

Poitiers Swedeglaze Ceramic Wall Tiles

Deep 3D Reliefs

Structured reliefs have long been a feature of tile design, working to make ‘zoned’ areas that catch the eye and provide boundaries to spaces. A noticeable development in this area is a significant increase in depth of these reliefs where the press is driving deep into the tile creating deep grooves and fissures that catch the light and add further nuance to the design.


The increased appreciation for biophilic design has challenged tile manufacturers to develop ceramic and porcelain products that are sympathetic to this trend. We see this manifest itself in natural looking aged greens and verdigris colour tones and also botanical prints.


ceramic and porcelain Amazonia Range

Heavily glazed bricks

The designers appetite for authentic, artisanal product is being addressed by industrial producers with heavy glazes that puddle in the grooves of a deep-cut relief, or reactive glazes that hint at metallic glints in the light.

Arles | Crackle

Arles Crackle reactive glazes tile

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