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Coverings 2018: Editor’s Picks

This year’s Coverings showed both new and established trends. Here, part one of our round-up from this year’s show.


LaFence’s fresh take on wood look tile mixes effortlessly with classic and graphic patterns.

Patchwork tiles from Keros show last years trend is still holding strong. This look is great on entryway floors or on a backsplash.

A bathroom and outdoor kitchen clad in Keraben surfaces show the everyday consumer how to effectively use these their tiles for the most impact.

Ken Mason’s eponymous tile groupings highlight his penchant for the fresh and unexpected.

High lacquer small and large format surfaces use natural wood as the basis of inspiration.

A wall of new colors mimicking natural stone takes over the walls of Gruppo Romani.

Florim’s “outdoor” kitchen uses their materials on every surface, from countertops to tables to flooring.

Fincibec creates rustic, cool bathroom environments that can easily be recreated at home.

Fap’s new line of tiles mimics a nubby, grasscloth wallpaper, adding warmth to any interior.

Add a little glitz to the bar area with Equipe’s 3D gold metallic triangles.

Emil Groupe’s parquet inspired tiles offer a modern take on this classic style.

Shapes by Dune, shows just how transformative color can be in altering the style of any like materials.

Coem Ceramiche’s plays with lines using their various color ways to create a dynamic “striped” surface for wall or flooring.

For those that long for pattern, Cevica answers with an unusual mix of styles and colors.

K2, Ceramiche Koepe, small format tile, shows a range of textures and colors in organically inspired motifs.

Ceramic Vogue’s confetti comes in a range of color combinations that work perfectly in a shower surround.

Oxidation, a trend we saw a couple of markets ago, still held true this year with Sant’Agostino’s small format tiles. While their New Deco line provided a fresh take on terrazzo inspired surfaces.

Casa Ceramiche’s colorful and artful designs long to be displayed on a huge panel or in an outdoor setting.

Feel as if you’re always at a resort with Bati Orient’s globally inspired mosaics and tiles. Paired with an eclectic mix of wash basins they truly inspire design creativity.

Ape Group plays with graphics in both subtle grays and whites, then moves into classic blues with a Moorish point of view.

Aparici’s delicate motifs offer a retro-inspired look, while their unexpected tattoo like dog adds an unexpected shot of whimsy.


The ever popular Hexagon shape gets a graphic, textural update with fabric motifs done in metallics.

ABK’s “stitched” overcalled pattern has the look of patchwork cowhide and leather.

41Zero42 uses a range of pale neutrals and whites to create texture in contemporary settings.

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Laminate Surfaces

Shopping for countertops on a budget? We have two words: Laminate Surfaces!

Laminate countertops can add a fresh, new look to your kitchen or bath at an affordable price. Here is everything you need to know about one of the most affordable surfaces on the market, and why it is a great choice for your project.

Laminate Surfaces


Different from compact surfaces, laminate countertops are made of composite material and melamine resin, bonded to particle board to create a countertop surface. As a man-made product, laminate surfaces have benefits including being bacteria resistant as it is a non-porous surface.



Like other countertop options, laminate surfaces can be customizable with different finishes. These finishes can transform the look of your countertop. Finish options include high gloss, matte, leather, suede, concrete, and more.



Care is quite simple for laminate surfaces. Simply clean everyday spills with a soft cloth, mild soap, and warm water. To prevent stains, spills should be cleaned as soon as possible. For stubborn stains, you can use a nonabrasive brush. Darker colors require more frequent cleaning as dust is more visible. Always remember to use hot pads, trivets, cutting boards and coasters for additional protection.



Laminate surfaces commonly used for residential and commercial indoor spaces as countertops, flooring, walls cladding, backsplashes, and more. For large projects that require seaming, seams will be filled with a color-matching adhesive for a nearly seamless look. They will be visible and can be felt. For surfaces that have a more dynamic pattern, seams will be more apparent.


Laminate surfaces are an affordable choice for residential and commercial spaces and come in a vast array of design choices. Here’s our summary of all the things to know about laminate surfaces. For additional information on other surface options, visit our resource tab.








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EuroCucina at Salone del Mobil: Editor’s Picks

Every two years, EuroCucina comes to Salone with the worlds most innovative and forward-looking designs and collaborations for the kitchen market. Here’s Cutting Edge Countertops’ roundup of some of the most impressive offerings from this market.



Smeg partners with Dolce and Gabbana to expand their artist-inspired culinary offerings.


Abimis takes its notes from commercial kitchens, created a rounded edge frame in a super high polished stainless steel. The result: an extraordinary kitchen cooking area that can live indoors or out.


Arclinea mixes a range of materials that showcase the effects of cold and warm materials and integrates LED lighting throughout.


Bertazzoni introduces a new line of finishes, like antiqued copper, that add an old world charm to these modern appliances.


Boffi’s floating glass cabinets bring an airiness to kitchen design.


At Cesar’s booth, kitchens are naturally integrated into the work/living areas at home with seamless shelving and a continuous workstation.


Cesar cabinetry goes bold with a supersaturated coral palette.



Growing a garden of herbs and vegetables inside the kitchen at Comprex.


Cosentino’s ultracompact surface Dekton showcases the new additions that expanded its versatile range of colors in 2018.


ELLE Decor Italia teams up with over a one sponsors to showcase how millennials live. Here, a kitchen concept that focuses on easy access to supplies and a countertop that extends out for company and closes to hide the cooking area.

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Electrolux debuts Visual Garden. A refrigerator that lights up to show you the produce inside. Their goal is to eliminate food waste and help consumers lead healthier lives.


The new Fendi Cucine was born from the partnership between the haute couture brand Fendi and the top brand Scic kitchens. It focuses on the new Cucine Home Professional collection, a  super-luxury furnishing line designed by architect Marco Costanzi.


Franke’s Smart Deco range hood strikes a playful, colorful chord at this year’s EuroCucina. The new model boasts stunning shape and color that add a playful element of design to any kitchen. Cooking and living areas are thus combined to form a single living space.


Gaggenau newest refrigerators are stainless steel throughout, providing excellent cooling and preservation.


Ilve’s outdoor range is sleek and perfect for year-round entertaining.



Ilve takes modern white and chrome and gives it a traditional twist in this European kitchen.


Irinox continues to wow with their food preservation system that blast chills food and can warm foods for dinner.


Compact living is all about efficiency. Integrating a stackable laundry unit into the kitchen saves on space and can easily be hidden by the wall of continuous cabinetry.


Marchi Cucine inspires stunning kitchen design by playing with glass and solid pieces throughout.

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1, 2, 3…KitchenAid takes the sous vide trend into the built-in market. Here, the vacuum sealer sits in between the steam oven for cooking or the blast chiller for preserving.

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Neff brings the farmers market to Salone with a booth filled with global staples.


Toncelli creates a magical bar cabinet with hiding spots and secret compartments throughout.

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Valcucine’s creates “garage doors” for the kitchen. Simply wave your hand and the kitchen disappears behind a wall of whatever art or surface you choose.


Wolf continues to show how seamlessly their integrates appliances can stand up in any kitchen setting.

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide: Kitchen Edition

Spring is officially here and it’s time to clean! To kick this season off with a good start we are giving you some of our top tips to maintain a clean kitchen.

1. Clear and Cleanse

First thing first, let’s clear everything off those countertops. Remove décor, small appliances, and cooking utensils from your surfaces. Then, give them and your backsplash a good wipe down. Get a good deep clean to clear all the dust, grime, and crumbs from months of cooking.

If you have natural stone countertops, simply clean surfaces with a soft cloth using a mild liquid soap and warm water, or a natural stone cleaner to remove most residues. For stubborn stains, use a soft non-abrasive bristled brush and scrub lightly. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover. Be sure to rinse and towel dry the surface to prevent spotting.

For quartz surfaces use a soft cloth with a mild liquid soap and warm water, or a quartz cleaner. For tougher stains, use a soft non-abrasive bristled brush and scrub lightly. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover. Wipe down with a clean damp cloth to rinse, and towel dry prevent spotting.

Solid surfaces can also be cleaned with a soft cloth using a mild liquid soap and warm water, or a solid surface cleaner. For more difficult stains, use a non-abrasive soft bristled brush and scrub lightly. If soap scum is an issue, use a non-acidic soap scum remover. Rinse and towel dry to finish up.

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2. Declutter those Drawers

We tend to dump everything in drawers. Out of sight out of mind, right? It’s time to go through them and purge all the junk. This is also a good time to clean and reorganize those utensil drawer organizers. The amount of crumbs that can fall from your counters into your drawers is shocking.

3. Tackle the Tupperware

We all hate opening this cabinet because no matter how many times we reorganize and match the lids to containers there seems to always be an avalanche of plastic heading straight toward us. There are many ways to organize this cabinet from manufactured closet systems to DIY resources. Some DIY things to keep those lids in place are file organizing stands, baking cooling racks, dish drying racks, or large bins and baskets to help keep that plastic tamed.

4. Flawless Floors

Hopefully, you already clean your floors regularly, but now is a chance to really clean and disinfect. Wash your rugs and be sure to mop. Pay attention to cracks, corners, and the grout in your flooring. This might be the time to call in a professional to get your flooring steamed cleaned.

5. Scrub Down Those Appliances

Give your oven, stove, and fridge a good scrub. Take out the fridge drawers and give those burners new life. It’s time to get off all of that baked on gunk. You’ll feel like you have a brand new kitchen afterward!

6. Let in the Light

Last but certainly not least, let in some natural light to show off the beautiful sparkle and shine to your clean kitchen.

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Don’t worry, you don’t have to clean it all in a day. Take it step by step. Now, get out there, clean and enjoy spring.

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