Dallas, Texas—Daltile launched its new Emergent collection of porcelain tile that offers the chic look of oxidized metal combined with a concrete visual. The made-in-the-USA product is suitable for floor, wall and countertop applications and is available nationwide, according to the company.
“Emergent is a metallic concrete visual, so from a design standpoint it combines the simplicity of concrete’s raw texture with the luxury of a metallic finish,” said Laura Grilli, director of product development for Daltile Corporation. “The uniqueness of the visual is enhanced by a contemporary color palette and a semi-polished shimmering surface, creating a design element that simultaneously adds intimacy and sophistication to a space.”
Emergent features a weathered metallic look in four metallic color tones: aluminum, pewter, titanium and iron. The distressed hues are available in contemporary, large-format tile sizes of 12 x 24, 24 x 24 and 24 x 48. A lappato finish gives the tiles a semi-gloss appearance enhancing the authenticity of the metallic visual. An on-trend cube mosaic is available in all colors, lending dimension and added intrigue to a space. The coordinating trim package includes cove base and bullnose.
Unlike real oxidized metal that has very definite installation and performance limitations, Emergent offers all of the advantages of porcelain tile while still providing the svelte visual of weathered, distressed metal, according to Daltile. Emergent is waterproof, dentproof, scratch-resistant, stainproof, low maintenance, durable and easily cleaned.