It’s been a busy few months over here at Statements. In addition to our new warehouse, which opened its doors earlier in May, we’ve been traveling around the country recently in search of fresh inspiration and products for our showroom.
We have some beautiful new products in store with brand new lines coming soon, and we can’t wait to show them to you. Until then, we wanted to tell you about the gorgeous tiles and trends we saw at Coverings 2019, a global tile and stone trade show hosted in New Orleans each year.
What is Coverings?
Coverings is the biggest event in North America when it comes to ceramic tile and natural stone. In other words, it’s like a giant playground for folks like us! It’s grown a lot over the last 30 years, and this year featured 1,100 exhibitors from 90 different countries: everywhere from Spain and Italy to Brazil, China, and Japan.
Our Favorite Takeaways
We saw many beautiful things at Coverings 2019, from striking geometric tile work to intricate stone pieces. There was something there for every taste, whether you’re a fan of vibrant colors or a pared-back, more classic look.
Our favorite thing at Coverings this year, though, was the tiled dog house collection in the Art Tile Courtyard. These dog houses were all decorated with hand-crafted tiles by TCNA (Tile Council of North America) members and were both adorable and highly creative.
We were also surprised to learn that Versace makes a porcelain tile line. We always seem to learn something new at these trade shows!
New Additions to our Showroom
Trade shows like Coverings always offer us a chance to see what new and interesting developments our vendors are coming out with. It was great to see their new lines up close, giving us the chance to bring some beautiful new additions to our showroom.
A long-time favorite of ours, a tile company from Silver City, NM, had some great new additions, shapes, color tones, and blends. Another popular marble tile manufacturer also had some new, cutting-edge offerings—no surprise, as they always seem to be at the forefront of the market. We’re sure you’re going to love them.
We met with several new brands at Coverings this year and are excited to say that we’re in the process of picking up some new vendors. We’ll be announcing those new products soon, so be sure to keep your eyes on this space and to stop by the Showroom!
Chip & Lynsey