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A Look at GIO’s Latest and Greatest!

In normal times, spring is the season for major trade shows that introduce to the design world the latest and greatest in flooring and surfacing solutions. These are certainly not normal times, but that hasn’t prevented us from finding new and exciting tile collections for your commercial designs. Trade shows have gone virtual, digital presentations are fast becoming the norm, and in spite of everything that’s changed the past few months due to the coronavirus, we’re excited to be able to bring you innovative new floor and wall tile collections.  Always assessing our offerings to ensure we’re bringing you the best of the best, we’ve retired a few lines to make way for fresh options that are sure to inspire upcoming specifications.
Here’s a look at what’s new and now:

Hex_Leonis packs a punch with geometric inkjet decorations on hexagonal shapes. This customizably cool collection for floors and walls is available in four versatile hues.

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HEX_LEONIS in Blue 7×8

 

We’ve added a new workhorse tile to our lineup. Absolute for commercial floors and walls is a color body, unglazed tile offered in all the necessary neutrals and a range of sizes including mosaic, bullnose, and cove base in addition to the field tiles.

Absolute Floor and Wall Tile in Marrone
ABSOLUTE in Marrone 12×24 Rectified

Wood-look porcelain goes minimal for maximum style with Atelier for floors and walls. The result is flawless Norwegian chic in four lightly grained hues, available in both standard or chevron planks.

Atelier Wood Look Floor and Wall Tile by GIO in Grey 8x40
ATELIER in Grey 8×40

 

Indulgently large size options and a six-color spectrum of sophisticated neutrals make Tribeca stand out from the crowd. Stacked mosaic and bullnose complement the rectified field tiles.

Tribeca by GIO porcelain tile for floors and walls
TRIBECA in Charcoal 24×48 Rectified

Handmade and meets modern with Pigment, available in six on-trend hues and a lean 2″ x 14″ format.  Recommended for all walls and light floor use.

Pigment Floor and Wall Tile
PIGMENT in Navy 2×14.

The look of hand-hewn clay is glazed to peak sophistication with Argille for walls. The result is a glossy, bossy, oversized  5x 10″ subway tile in a stunning 8-color palette.

Argille subway tile for floor and wall
ARGILLE in Anthracite 5″ x 10″

GIO is your gateway to beautifully designed, strategically selected collections of floor and wall tile sure to fit your demanding specification requirements and unique style. We’re here to help you stay on top of your design projects during these unusual times with digital resources, free sample delivery, and virtual presentations. We look forward to working with you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR STUDY: The Year for Blue Hues

Following Sherwin-Williams’ announcement of its 2020 Color of the Year, a bold navy blue called Naval, Pantone named Classic Blue as its Color of the Year for 2020. It’s no surprise that these blue shades were selected as colors of the year. One of the calmest colors in the spectrum, blue is a world-wide favorite, evocative of the sea and sky, offering classic appeal in all areas of design.

Blue’s range of hues offers so much diversity, simultaneously bringing us the depths of the ocean along with the light and airiness of clouds above. Blue stands for integrity, trust, power, tranquility, and health. Beneficial for both mind and body, the color blue promotes healing and understanding and can help us turn to a more mindful temperament. Reliable and familiar blue is a calming color we turn to in times of unease.

For interior designers and their customers, classic blues are a welcome return to calming, relaxing tones that are universally embraced.

When it comes to blue hues, GIO’s got you covered.  Let’s take a look at some of our tile offerings from the blue spectrum.

With our new ROMBO floor and wall line, you can create a range of cool pattern options. The tiles are available in four moody hues in antiqued gloss or matte finishes, including two beautiful blues, Cobalt and Sky.

Rombo on walls in cobalt, antiqued and glossy
ROMBO in Coblat
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ROMBO in Sky

 

A lean 2″ x 14″ format characterizes our PIGMENT collection, a new floor and wall line that blends “handmade” and “modern age” with six on-trend hues, including this soft Navy.

Pigment Floor and Wall Tile
PIGMENT in Navy

 

HARMONY offers the richness of rosewood’s striations interpreted in porcelain wood planks awash in four modern hues, including Blue.

Harmony Floor and Wall Tile
HARMONY in Blue

 

FLUID for floor and walls is a marble-look porcelain tile of a different stripe, available large-format sizes, plus a mosaic, in three luxe hues (including this very cool blue).

Fluid floor and wall tile by GIO
FLUID in Cobalt

 

Our MODA wall tile collection offers a modern twist on subway tile —over-sized  (5″ x 13″), 10 vibrant colors, bright finish, plus a decoria package. Shown here is Dark Blue.

GIO Moda Dark Blue & White Decoria

 

Many more GIO collections offer blue-toned options. Check out ARTÉ in Cobalt, RIVEL in Sky Blue, Stainless Glass & Stone in Sapphire, Stained Glass in Blue Pearl or Azul, Vein in Cobalt, HEX_AG in Aqua, HANDMADE in Blue, GLASS & STONE in Blue Ice and Blue Marine, and VINTAGE in Medici, Vecchio, and Machiavelli.

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GIO Looks at Floor Tile Trends

Because porcelain tile is durable, easy-to-maintain, and inherently green, it’s often the interior and exterior floor surfacing material of choice for restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, office spaces, and many other non-residential environments. While tile has long been a dependable and cost-efficient workhorse for long-term performance, tile used for flooring in commercial spaces today isn’t all about its functionality, longevity, and cost-efficiency. Commercial building owners also want their floor and wall surfacing to deliver on style, and modern designers now regard floor tile as a key player in the overall design scheme. It’s been a full year since we last took a look at floor tile trends on our blog. Since then, we’ve added a number of new tile collections to our lineup. Here’s a look at what’s happened in floor tile in the past 12 months.

Wood Looks Have Evolved

While classic wood-look porcelain tiles have become a staple of both commercial and residential design, thanks to ever-improving digital technology, wood looks have really evolved to push the aesthetic envelope. Traditional wood looks have become more realistic than ever, exotic species have joined the mix (check out our Tigerwood), and now we’re seeing exciting artistic looks that won’t necessarily fool the eye but will certainly make a design statement. Our Char and Harmony collections are stunning examples of wood interpretations taken to the next level. (You can see all our wood look tile collections here.)

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TIGERWOOD

 

Harmony rosewood look tile
HARMONY

 

Char by GIO floor tile
Char

Stone Looks

Always classic and often with a twist, stone look-alikes rendered in porcelain are the answer if you’re looking for a lower-cost and lower-maintenance alternative to the real thing. And then there are the looks! Some collections appear identical to their real-life counterparts and others are decidedly modern interpretations — there’s truly something for every design style. We’ve added Dorato, Neolith, Basaltina, and Harmony to our stone-look floor tile lineup. 

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DORATO

 

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NEOLITH

 

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BASALTINA

 

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FLUID

Concrete looks

Metallo is our latest concrete-look offering—but it’s certainly not your everyday concrete look with its sleek style and subtle metal sheen.

metallo porcelain tile
METALLO

Terrazzo Looks

Real terrazzo flooring has experienced a tremendous revival in recent years. Made of a composite of marble, quartz, granite, or glass and a binder material, it is poured or cast in place. then ground and polished smooth after it has cured. Authentic terrazzo is a beautiful material for floors, but the laborious process to make it is costly. Thanks to amazing advances in inkjet printing technology, the look can be yours at a fraction of the cost with our Terrazzo porcelain tile line.

TERRAZZO DECOMIX

 

Do you know about our new digital Binder Finder?  Though our binders are designed to be printed resource materials for your library or showroom, we hope these digital files help you select and specify GIO products. You can download your digital binders here.

GIO is your gateway to beautifully designed, strategically selected collections of floor and wall tile sure to fit your demanding specification requirements and unique style. We look forward to working with you!