What all the experts who visited the exhibition noted was the abundance of parquet imitations. Modern tiles imitate the noble texture of wood so accurately that at first glance it is difficult to distinguish it from a natural parquet board. This trend has become especially fashionable, because it allows you to create classic interiors with the help of a floor covering that has the appearance of parquet, but much more durable and free from all its shortcomings.
The second place is taken by tiles imitating natural marble. It looks just as expensive and prestigious, but costs less. And easier to care for than quarried stone.
The third very noticeable trend at Cersaie-2017 is tiles that imitate fabric. The binding is repeated, the familiar connection of threads, various small patterns, on the wall or floor looks like a piece of fabric, a curtain. Many designers today turned to this topic, because the tiles under the fabric look much softer, home-like, and can transform the interior of the bathroom.
The fourth trend is concrete-look tiles. In fact, the industrial style, which involves the use of brutal materials like concrete, is still in vogue. Therefore, the manufacturers decided to simply imitate the concrete pavement, offering tiles of various sizes and all kinds of shades – from almost white to coal black.
As for the most popular shade of ceramic tiles at Cersaie-2017, these are all shades of blue. Indigo, denim, cobalt, azure go well with floor and wall coverings in basic, neutral shades. Blue tiles are still in vogue and fit a wide variety of interior styles. At the same time, designers are experimenting with abrasions, smooth transitions, deep shades. Yes, golden thread, such small bright inserts on tiles of a completely neutral color are especially relevant this year. The designers decided to move away from using too bright gold on the entire surface of the tiles, but blotches of this shade are used.
From the rest of the most memorable and relevant trends of the Cersaie-2017 exhibition, one can single out tiles with a three-dimensional effect, protruding details. Also in the trend are handmade tiles, often with an antiquity effect, a special aura and unique external data. Terracotta is also in fashion, or rather, its modern interpretation..