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These tiles use marble, water and the Caribbean as their inspiration. Have a look:

Royal Marble Collection

Fiandre, part of the Iris Ceramica Group, has unveiled its first U.S. production of marble looks and slabs in a new porcelain tile collection called Royal Marble. It features refined marble looks that include both large and traditional formats.

The Royal Marble Collection was designed in Italy and will be manufactured in the U.S. in the company’s 100-million-sq.-ft. facility in Tennessee.

“Royal Marble takes its inspiration from exquisite marble varieties, and evokes a sense of luxury in formal or relaxed hospitality spaces,” said Joy Klein, VP, Transceramica, Fiandre’s direct sales division. “The signature vein patterns and fine white lines that cut across the surfaces of the six neutral shades in the Royal Marble collection lends spaces character and sophisticated elegance. Marble looks also coordinate well with classic to contemporary decor styles, making it an ideal choice for hospitality floors, walls, and can also be used to create dramatic lobby desks and accent furniture clad in Royal Marble. In addition, the benefit of manufacturing Royal Marble in the U.S. means faster lead times and delivery for any size hospitality project.”

The Royal Marble collection includes six color shades from bright white to deep gray, available in two finishes, polished and honed, with colors in white, beige, light, charcoal, black and gray crosscut.

Echo Grand

Echo Grand tile from Artistic Tile interprets the dramatic diamond ombré-like pattern of its Echo glass pattern in three luxurious marble colorways. The cascading succession on all three blends produces a complex ripple effect, showcasing an assortment of remarkable color tones. It is available in blue (shown), green and gray.

“We are always aware that our design work for luxury hospitality is part of a larger context,” said Nancy Epstein, founder, Artistic Tile. “…Likewise, the art world fascinates and inspires me, and in the work of several artists of the 1960s, the geometric and concentric use of color intrigued me. We had created a glass mosaic, ‘Echo,’ that was all about concentric rhomboids, that has absolutely charmed our clients, and once that happened, adapting the concept to colorful stone that was also friendly for the higher-traffic floors found in hospitality projects was far too appealing to resist, and we love the result—Echo Grand!”

Cascade Collection

Cascade Collection glass tiles from Island Stone combine classic shapes with a textured finish to create subtle movement on the surface that mimics water. A dynamic alternative to matte- or gloss-finish glass tile, the custom engineered texture offers a compelling visual that is modern and fresh. The aesthetic is ideal for creating a retreat-like vibe on shower walls, kitchen backsplashes, interior and exterior accent walls, and more.

“Cascade was inspired by small irregular water droplets on glass. The texture effect is inspired by water that moves so fast, it can almost appear still,” said Nigel Eaton, CEO, Island Stone. “Catching the light, the tile is especially striking in the shower, where the effect is reminiscent of a glistening waterfall.”

The tiles come in six nature-inspired colors—Midnight (shown); Mojave; Oceania; Pure Silk; Stratos; and Tule.

Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Collection

The Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile collection is a line of handcrafted glass tile blends that reconnect your mind, spirit and emotions, according to the company.

“With soothing textures and soft color blends, our Tommy Bahama glass mosaics were inspired by the most exotic and untouched destinations around the world,” said Feras Irikat, director of design and marketing, Lunada Bay Tile. “The tiles’ textures and colors bring the feel of islands and seaside escapes to life, offering an exploration into beautiful, romantic new places—one free of deadlines and demands, and where we can reconnect with simple pleasures—whether we’re at the beach or relaxing at home.”

Lunada Bay Tile’s handmade process incorporates creases, waves, wrinkles, bubbles and other surface effects, which combine with color blends to evoke sandy beaches, rolling waves, and endless horizons.

Inspired by some of the world’s most treasured coastal landscapes, the collection’s five new color blends comprise:

  • Twillingate: Through a combination of oceanic blues, cool grays and seafoam whites, these hues echo the look and feel of the majestic island off the coast of Newfoundland, where the rock-ribbed landscape is dotted with forests and carpeted with soft grasses overlooking steel-gray waters and drifting icebergs.
  • Skyros: Using gray, white, midnight and sky blues and a hint of green, this blend embraces the contrasting vibes of Skyros, the most remote of the Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea. An island of dual personalities, Skyros features a landscape of green and fertile densely wooded forests on the northern end and jagged coastlines and barren scenery on the southern end.
  • San Blas: Aqua, whites and grays emulate the look of Panama’s San Blas Islands, an archipelago of 365 islands where coconut palms grow on pristine white beaches alongside bright turquoise waters.
  • Cayo Coco (shown): Combining whisper-soft whites, blues, aquas and greens, this glass blend transports you to this luscious tropical island getaway off the coast of Cuba, famous for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs and aquamarine waters.
  • Kaikoura: Deep blues, gray blue and white magically blend to reflect the dramatic, winding landscape of Kaikoura in New Zealand, where the snow-capped Southern Alps meet the Pacific Ocean.