Daltile Responds to Demand for Sleek, Contemporary Visuals With ColorBody™ Porcelain Collections

New products inspire high-quality design options for residential and commercial applications

DALLAS (June 18, 2013) – For modern flair, coupled with ultimate durability, look no further than Santino™ and Invoke™, Daltile’s newest ColorBody™ Porcelain tile collections that add to the range of design possibilities available to meet the varying needs of residential and commercial audiences alike. Both lines feature sleek, contemporary visuals and are available in popular large format and linear sizes for broad pattern options, which designers are utilizing more frequently for creating unique designs.

“New technologies allow us to leverage different types of glazes, resulting in unique and beautiful visual combinations, such as concrete, veining and metallics, as well as textured highs and lows in graphics or subtle patterns,” said Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director for Daltile. “In terms of trends, we’ll also continue to see larger and larger sizes being used. Invoke and Santino are the new wave when it comes to such sleek, contemporary visuals that modernize any space.”

New Product Introductions:

Invoke™ ColorBody™ Porcelain

Invoke creates the sleek, modern look of stained concrete with cool undertones and a subtle shimmer. This undulated surface adds dimension, showcasing highlights and lowlights in the tile. Invoke is available in five robust sizes and four earthy tones, including Sheer Glow, Mystic Way, Copper Haze and Evening Veil.

  • Field tile sizes include 18x36, 24x24, 18x18, 24x24 and 6x24.
  • Trim options include a 4x18 Floor Bullnose, 6x12 Cove Base and a 1x6 Cove Base Corner to coordinate with floor field tile.

Santino™ ColorBody™ Porcelain

Santino is a stunning interpretation of a vein cut travertine, with the ease of maintenance of porcelain tile. Its unique, textured surface features a gorgeous reflective shimmer in the veining for look of unmatched elegance. Santino is available in four large format sizes and four contemporary colors, ranging from a crisp white to a rich dark brown.

  • Contemporary colors available include Bianco, Chiaro, Grigio and Bruno.
  • Field tile sizes include 18x36, 18x18, 12x24 and 6x24.
  • Trim options include 4x18 Floor Bullnose, 6x12 Cove Base and 1x6 Cove Base Corner.

Santino and Invoke are just two of the new collections added to Daltile’s palette of quality tile options through the company’s expansive spring launch. Also new are two wood looks, Forest Park™ ColorBody™ Porcelain and Emblem™ Glazed Ceramic, two stone inspired Glazed Porcelain Floor & Glazed Ceramic Mosaic collections, Valtellina™ and Esta Villa™ and new Glass Mosaics, Glass Horizons™ and Color Wave™. Also new this spring come several color additions to Daltile’s Granite and Quartzite Natural Stone Slabs, new Natural Stone Planks and Mosaics, as well as a new collection and four fresh colors to its ONE™ Quartz Slabs. These new product lines bring even greater design flexibility to Daltile’s residential and commercial audiences, a testament to the brand’s constant focus on its customers. To view all of Daltile’s new product offerings, visit www.daltile.com.

About Daltile

Daltile is an industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, manufactured stone 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 and marketer 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.