Interior designers know that shapes and patterns are absolutely key to adding visual interest to any space. Geometric shapes, with their pops of visual interest and eye-catching dimension, seem to be just about everywhere these days–from upholstery and wall covering to furniture and, yes, tile! While this trend toward the geometric encompasses all manner of lines, angles, and curves, we’re noting a rising popularity in the versatile triangle shape. Triangular designs are hot, giving the spaces they adorn a most modern and polished look.
Across product categories and brands, we’re seeing design lovers taking fresh angles on triangles. Here are just a few examples (find even more on our Pinterest board!).
Never one to trail behind in the trends, Crossville recently released its new Groove Glass collection with its ode to the triangle in a vivid selection of mosaics inspired by the tunes and tones that always get things moving and shaking. Conga, Jitterbug, Jive, Swing, and Vogue are colorful–triangular–glass mosaic blends that are sure to make any space an instant hit!
To learn more about this Groove-y collection, click here to visit our website. And for more triangular inspiration, click here to head over to our Pinterest board!
Located in the historicand fashionable Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Dinner Key Marina is Florida’s largest wet-slip marina facility with spaces for 582 boats. The marina now boasts a stunning new LEED Gold Certified dockmaster facility which houses offices, showers and lockers and we at Crossville are honored that this exceptional multi-functional facility features lots of tile throughout, and it’s all Crossville!
Originally an island, Dinner Key was connected to the mainland in 1914 by filling in the intervening space. It has been said that the name was derived from the fact that the island was a convenient place to stop to eat while traveling by boat between the mouth of the Miami River and Snapper Creek south of Miami. Dinner Key’s rich history includes being the location of International Pan American Airport and home to its famed flying boats (the Clippers), that symbolized Pan Am in the 1930s and 40s.
The dock master facility at Dinner Key Marina was designed by MC Harry & Associates, a Miami based architectural and engineering firm with a long history of providing award winning planning and design services to a variety of government agencies and public institutions.The tile was provided by D&B Tile Distributors, the exclusive distributor for Crossville Tile in South Florida.
Because everything in the marina office building would need to be designed for slip resistance, as well as long-term heavy public use, the design team chose Crossville’s CrossColors intwo colors and in several special finishes, CrossTread, CrossSlate and CrossSheen. CrossTreadhas a cross hatch pattern across the top and is available in 8 x 8 tiles. CrossSlate, available in available in 6×6, 8×8, and 12×12, has the texture of stone. CrossSheen is an anti-graffiti finish and was used on the bathroom walls.
Here’s a look at this beautiful facility!
Check out our Facebook album to see more great photos of the Dinner Key Marina dockmaster facility and learn more about the story at the D&B Tile blog.
We created this line for design in its extremes–light to dark, traditional to modern. The eight field tile colors, available in a generous range of sizes, put the “fun” in fundamental thanks to the innate qualities that come with the glass tile body. There’s so much light reflection and movement to inspire unique design grooves!
These colors can be accented with our five on-trend, triangular mosaic blends. These are the hues designers can use for elevating spaces in courageous style.
The design possibilities aren’t just endless and endlessly exciting. Imagine creative installations for interior walls in residential and commercial settings.
Discover all the product details and see more photo inspiration on our website. Just click here to starting moving with the groove!
Floor Covering Weekly’s GreenStep Awards is an annual event that recognizes achievements in sustainability and environmental stewardship within the flooring industry. This year, Crossville earned a “win, win” that’s also a real “win-win” for our industry and the environment, as we took top honors in two categories in the competition.
Practice/Process Award for our innovative Crossville Tile Take-Back Program® and its positive results in the industry
Promotion Award for our 2104 Sustainability Report and subsequent communications program to share news of the report with our industry
Research Engineer Chris Lombardo represented Crossville at the GreenStep Awards ceremony, held in Dalton and attended by Floor Covering Weekly staff and flooring industry representatives from far and wide.
Chris Lombardo, Crossville Research Engineer–holding our two awards at today’s ceremony
GreenStep awards are based on votes cast by a distinguished judging panel comprised of the following leaders in the flooring industry.
How do you bridge the gap between the dignified elegance of a concert hall and the cozy intimacy of a jazz club? Turn to the SFJAZZ Center for your answer! This beautifully designed performance venue, located in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant cultural corridor, is America’s first stand-alone structure devoted specifically to jazz, and we at Crossville are honored that our tile products cover a portion of the 35,000 square feet in this exceptional structure.
Award-winning architectural firm of Mark Cavagnero Associates orchestrated the design of SFJAZZ Center. Product specifiers turned to Crossville for tile to create surfaces in the bathrooms that are inspired by piano keys.Black and white porcelain tiles from our RetroActive and Color Blox series are artfully combined in a minimalist design scheme that is both practical and inspired.
In keeping with LEED standards, Retro Active and Color Blox contain a minimum of 4% pre-consumer recycled content and are Green Squared certified through the Tile Council of North America for proven standards of sustainability.
Our Retro Active collection is ideal for design schemes in commercial spaces. It has the performance attributes of porcelain tile with the aesthetics and the versatility to make it a design favorite. Color Blox is produced with our Cross-Sheen® (UPS) finish for extra protection from dirt and stains and almost effortless cleaning.
Jazz in San Francisco is a permanent institution in the city’s musical culture thanks to this beautiful performance venue, and the Crossville tile collections featured in SFJAZZ’s restrooms will perform harmoniously for years and years to come
Available in 12×24 calibrated field tiles complimented by 2×6 tiles, as well as bullnose trim, our Ready to Wear collection is a fashionable fit for residential and commercial interior walls, floors and countertops, as well as exterior walls.
A beautifully green alternative, Wood Impressions captured the authentic details of the look of real wood in the undeniable durability of porcelain. Wood Impressions is available in plank formats up to 36″ long and six gorgeous finishes, each skillfully interpreted with natural graining and true wood touches.
Our Sideview Glass collection comes in four metallic colors—tungsten, silver, gold and copper—each offered in high sheen and frosted finishes. Sideview is available in 3”x3” mosaics, as well as a 3”x12” border and a 1⅛”x6” liner.
Of course, this is just a sneak peek of what’s to come. Stay tuned – we’ll be unveiling more beautiful details after the grand opening! Follow us here and across all our social platforms to keep up with the story as it unfolds.
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Have you heard the news? Our beloved Color By Numbers wall tile collection has relaunched with a refreshed 16-color palette featuring four NEW gorgeous, versatile hues that we know you can use!
The new colors are
* 19th Hole, a vibrant orange (available in gloss finish),
* 20-20 Vision, a deep, true purple (available in gloss finish),
* Edge of 17, a beige-toned neutral (offered in satin and gloss finishes), and
* 1812 Overture, a neutral of the gray scale (offered in satin and gloss finishes).
The hues join a dozen other brights and neutrals to round out the palette of 16 on trend colors.
Get all the product details on our website…and get colorful with your designs!