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Products and Trends

U.S. construction market: prospects for 2017

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by Donato Grosser U.S. residential construction market is made up of two main segments: new residential construction, the most important sector for ceramic tiles, furniture, electrical appliances and other house products; and new home sales, generating

The two Photo Galleries of Italian ceramics: Products and Architectural Projects

Products & Trends

The website www.laceramicaitaliana.it, aimed at consumers and professionals, is the online platform for the world of Italian ceramics. Two photo galleries offer, at a glance, a full range of information on the wide range of products and their use of this world leading industry.

Russia: a new promised land

After a difficult three years, also because of EU and US sanctions and a reduction in GDP, sales of Italian tiles onto the Russian market are expected to rise during 2017 and 2018. Meanwhile, distribution is also being enhanced from Moscow up to remoted areas.

Russia is still a Promised Land for the Sassuolo-based ceramic district. Last December’s Prometeia Forecasting report for the ceramic tile industry clearly states so. If it can’t be denied that over the last three years exports towards the Euroasiatic giant from the Tile Valley have diminished, it is on the other hand true that recovery is approaching.

Dress code

Fashion and tiles: a bond dating back to the origins of ceramic industry which gives surplus value to tiles Made in Italy

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The most sophisticated production technologies available for the ceramic industry not only enhance the technical, aesthetical and performative aspects of Italian tiles; they glorify their surface, where reliefs, textures, creases, weft and warp are reproduced with the highest definition and accuracy. Watch the ‘Dress Code’ clip on the new trends launched at Cersaie 2016 – the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings.

Residential property leads construction

After a slow 2016, global construction investments expecting to accelerate in the next two years

by Luca Agolini, Prometeia In 2016 growth of construction industry has remained weak at a global level, in line with the evolution of the international economic activity. Forecasts on an actual cost basis indicate for 2016

Les tendances de la céramique italienne à Maison & Objet 2017

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  Vingt-quatre entreprises italiennes représentent la céramique made in Italy à Maison & Objet, le salon international dédié à l’univers du design, de la décoration et de l’intérieur, prévu à Paris du 20 au 24 janvier 2017.

Home renovation in 14 countries all over the world

A Houzz survey carried out on more than 200,000 website users doing renovation works shows ongoing different approaches

by Nicola Tedeschini Well, yes: home sweet home is always home. From United States to Australia, from Japan to Spain, the will to renovate someone’s old home seems to be stronger than that of buying a

Havana series inspires unusual atmospheres with great personality

Warmth, colour and craftsmanship. But also innovation. The Style Office of Ceramica CIR has designed this ceramic series to combine the Cuban capital’s long and eclectic architectural history and achieve an ambitious and contemporary project.

A different and unique country where time seems to have stood still. Havana, the largest city in the Caribbean, is culturally one of the richest urban centres in the world, where the streets, museums and cathedrals,

Adjustable support Star.T

The lowest exterior elevated floor pedestal in the word

Star.T it’s the thinnest exterior elevated floor pedestal in the world, extremely adaptable and constantly adjustable thanks to the well known adjustment key. With the possibility of laying any kind of floor on Star.T, it makes

A peaceful oasis in a noisy world

(Article source: Realtà Mapei Americas n.19/2014) “Please make it stop!” In a world filled with ever-louder demands for our attention from every direction, the most precious commodity around can often be just a little peace and