Florida Tile Offers “Sneak Peek” Of New Products To Debut At April COVERINGS Show In Las Vegas
April 17th, 2014

Florida Tile will continue expanding its line of tile, much of it in the popular HDP – High Definition Porcelain™, and also premiere its initial entries in to the thin tile market during the industry’s largest tile and stone show and conference, Coverings commencing April 29.

Florida Tile Marketing Director Sean Cilona has offered a preview of products to be introduced at Coverings. He says that no photos are available at this time but will be provided during the show as part of the media and marketing kits.

Introductions are as follows:

Marquis: Five colors of classic marble in Florida Tile’s proprietary and trademarked brand HDP – High Definition Porcelain™. Marquis is a classic marble look with stylized touches for a unique look in the best selling natural stone. It will be offered in 12- and 18-inch glazed porcelain squares with a natural finish for floors and in 9×18 glossy ceramic for walls. Cilona says Marquis will include a full line of trim. “This is a “big package” style aimed at the mid- to high-end of the line.”

Maltese: Is the look of soft limestone in a combination of warm tones using minimalist designs with directional and open graphics. Available in three colors, Maltese will be offered in 12 x 12, 18 x 18 and 12 x 24 -inch formats for the floor, all in a natural finish, and 10×13 ceramic for the walls. Both floor and wall tile feature a natural finish. Maltese is complemented by select trim and chair rails plus listellos.

Retroclassique: As the name suggests, this is a rustic, classic tile with a hand-molded look. High shade variation creating using a strong fume application gives each tile a truly unique look. It is a very thick tile available as a 3×6 inch ceramic wall tile in six colors. The line will be supported with a substantial supplement of traditional hand-made decorative and accessories.

Thin Tile: “Of special note,“ says Cilona,“ Florida Tile will preview its new thin tile program. The umbrella name will be called Thinner by Florida Tile. We will feature a broad mix of thin tile products in three lines in as many as five sizes. Thicknesses range from 3.5 to 5.5 millimeters.” he says.



Florida Tile is a fully owned subsidiary of Panariagroup, a publicly owned company traded on the Milan Stock Exchange (MILAN: PAN IM). Panariagroup is a leading manufacturer and distributor in over 60 countries around the world with six manufacturing sites in Italy, Portugal and the USA and eight brands positioned in the high-end of the market. 


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