Daltile Expands Portfolio of Stylish Floor and Wall Tile Options With New Collections and Line Extensions

New fall product line up offers total design versatility

DALLAS (November 15, 2011) – Daltile introduces a new line up of stylish floor and wall tile options, including six new tile collections – Ayers Rock, Heathland, Pinnacle, Alessi and Lodge– a line update to the Terrace ColorBody Porcelain collection and four new granite slabs. As the largest manufacturer and marketer of tile and natural stone products, Daltile’s new collections add to the range of design possibilities available to meet the varying needs of residential and commercial audiences.

“Our customers are looking for total design versatility in the products they choose, and these new collections bring such design freedom through a variety of styles, graphics, sizes and innovations,” said Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director for Daltile.  “Whether you’re a designer, architect or homeowner, know that with each new collection, Daltile continues to offer more quality, more selection and more inspiration to bring your visions to life.”

Combining the look of natural stone with the easy maintenance of glazed porcelain, Ayers Rock is the perfect tile for any residential or commercial space. Featuring Reveal Imaging™, Ayers Rock has a realistic natural slate visual and texture. Its rich, natural variation and beautiful color options (Solar Summit, Golden Ground, Rustic Remnant, Bronzed Beacon and Majestic Mound) make it a distinctive statement of elegance. Complete with five modular field sizes, mosaics, decorative accents, and a full trim package, this tile will create an upscale impression with any installation. Ayers Rock is made with pre-consumer recycled material content, and is ideal for residential and commercial applications, when proper installation methods are followed, including exterior floors and patios.

A second glazed porcelain collection, Alessi, emulates a stone visual in three neutral colors (Crema, Dorato, Noce) and two large format field tile sizes, including 13” x 13” and 20” x 20” that are Tru Edge™ rectified. In addition, a 3” x 13” floor bullnose is offered as trim.

Daltile has also expanded its breadth of floor and wall combinations with Healthland Glazed Ceramic Tile. Heathland offers homeowners, designers, builders, and architects the rustic look they have been seeking in a wide array of colors, sizes and mosaic patterns. In addition to its full floor and wall package, trim options and versatile decorative accents are also available. Suitable for both commercial and residential use, Heathland will add natural character to any décor.

New to Daltile’s expansive collection of ColorBody™ Porcelain tile is Pinnacle, which is available in two warm neutrals, three popular large-format sizes. Featuring an elegant stone visual, this ColorBody™ Porcelain has the ability to take any design to the pinnacle of perfection. With ease of maintenance and suitable for both floor and wall application, Pinnacle is ideal for commercial and light commercial projects.

A second ColorBody Porcelain, Lodge, is the perfect fusion of rustic meets contemporary. With a refined stone visual and smooth Tru-Edge cut, Lodge offers a compelling visual at an affordable price. Available in five warm colors and coordinating modern-linear accents, Lodge is sure to complement any project. The option of four field sizes available in three surface textures offers a wide range of application uses, including residential and commercial exteriors.

Finally, Daltile is updating existing product lines with the addition of several new color options. Daltile’s selection of granite slabs is now available in four new colors, Alpine White, Secret Garden, Barbados Sand and Moroccan Cliff. These new, exotic colors will bring the lustrous beauty of granite to life with unmistakable quality, transforming residential and commercial spaces with style, durability and polish.

In addition, two new colors have been added to the Terrace ColorBody porcelain  collection, Daltile’s innovative line that emulates the look of wood, but with the low maintenance of Porcelain tile. Similar to the original six warm wood tones offered in the line, the new colors, Willow and Ironwood, are available in a large plank size of 6” x 36” and a 3” x 18” bullnose.

About Daltile
Daltile is an industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, and natural stone tile products.  Daltile products are distributed through over 250 company-owned sales service centers, stone slabyards and gallery design centers that service a robust network of trade customers.  Dedicated to innovative product development and distinguished style, Daltile provides a rich palette of quality products created to inspire residential and commercial designs. For more information, visit www.daltile.com and follow Daltile on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 About Dal-Tile Corporation
Dal-Tile is the largest manufacturer of ceramic tile and natural stone products used in residential and commercial design and construction across North America. The company, a division of Mohawk Industries, was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. As a leader in the industry, Dal-Tile delivers advancements in product innovation with its Reveal Imaging™, Outstand Technology™ and Proadvanced™ Protection Program. The company is committed to incorporating environmentally friendly materials, processes and products throughout its organization. Dal-Tile has more than 7,500 employees in North America, and sells its products through a network of more than 250 company-owned sales service centers, stone slabyards, gallery design centers, independent distributors and leading home center retailers nationwide. For more information on Dal-Tile and its brands, visit www.dal-tile.com or call 1-800-933-8453.