Coverings 2024: Set in Stone

Ever-improving glazing technology paired with inspiration from Earth's ancient geological past were a dominant trend on display at Coverings 2024.

Ever-improving glazing technology paired with inspiration from Earth’s ancient geological past were a dominant trend on display at Coverings 2024. Limestone, bluestone, slate and even sand were represented with uncanny precision and included characteristics like veining, coal lines and visible fossils. The visual richness of their textures, nuances and details are maintained and paired with the practicality of ceramic.

Geo, a new collection from Halcón Cerámicas, explores limestone’s serene beauty, offering not just inspiration, but a language that speaks of history, culture and natural art.

Slate Design Project, Landmark Ceramics’ new porcelain collection inspired by natural slate, combines beauty, rich textures and a distinctive appearance with the superior performance of porcelain through its two distinct surface personalities.

Quartz Stone Grey Matte, the newest in Cicogres’ Quartz Stone collection, encourages creative design experimentation while enhancing the natural allure of stone to foster spaces with distinctive personality and visual delicacy.

Sinai, by Coem–Fioranese, is a newly introduced collection inspired by the timeless beauty of Golden Sinai stone mined in Egypt. Its dominating golden shades with grains from beige to pale brown add a charming flash of color to any space.

Blue Ridge Porcelain collection, by Wonder Porcelain, takes inspiration from the stone quarried in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee to craft an understated, minimalistic wood porcelain tile look.


The Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Award honours excellent accomplishments in ceramic tile and natural stone design as well as installation across multiple categories. The lone Canadian winner, Calgary-based Empire Kitchen & Bath, picked up an accolade in the Residential Stone Design category for their work on the Riverside Rouge project.