Ken Wiedemann, Ron Cook, and Heidi Martin recently attended COVERINGS on behalf of United Tile.  For those who aren’t familiar with this annual event, COVERINGS is the largest tile show in the U.S.  Manufacturers from all over the world come to display the latest in tile, stone, setting materials, machinery — and anything else that may be related to our tile world. 

COVERINGS is always a wonderful opportunity to connect with our current suppliers, and often find some new ones.  We are always excited to see the newest trends in tile.  We continue to be impressed with the new digital inkjet technology that allows porcelain manufacturer to produce an incredibly realistic replica of stone.  We are pleased to announce that we have adopted a couple of these looks, and look forward to introducing them to you in the next few months:

Century Darwin - Floreana

TRAVERTINE LOOK (Ethnos & Darwin Series) – We selected three colors from sister companies Monocibec & Century, to create a dynamic travertine looking package in a porcelain tile.  We will offer these in a 20×20, 10×20, 10×10, 13×13, 2×2 & battiscopa.  One color (Floreana, shown in photo) will also be offered in a 20×40 size!

NATURAL STONE – We are also looking at some new natural stone programs.  While these negotiations are still on-going, we are excited about the possibilities to expand our stone program to include some deeper, richer colors in limestone and vein-cut stones.

Quarrying Stone

Stay tuned for additional creative products this summer and fall!

Kirsti Wolfe Designs

We love this unique installation of our Oceanside glass on a master bedroom fireplace!  The custom home is located in Bend, Oregon.  Kirsti Wolfe, of Kirsti Wolfe Designs designed the fireplace along with assistance from Cement Elegance and Sun West Builders.  Slabs of concrete were designed around a two-sided, see-through Sparks fireplace and then carved out to allow United Tile’s Oceanside Elevations (color 957 Incense) 1.25″x10″ offset glass tiles.  The idea was to create a vision of flames rising from the fireplace.

Kirsti Wolfe Designs offers interior architecture and design for the entire home, with unique expertise in kitchens and baths.  Each design is exclusive, balanced, and harmonious while functional and strikingly beautiful.  Kirsti, based in Bend, demonstrates a sensitivity to each client’s personal taste.  With over 18 years of experience and a master’s degree in interior architecture, Kirsti understands and appreciates the architecture of the home.

And we appreciate her!