Daltile Extends its Porcelain, Ceramic and Stone Palette

Daltile has extended its portfolio of stylish floor and wall tile options with the introduction of four new collections – Del Monoco, Spark, Palatina, Keystones(TM) Elements, Sandalo – and the enhancement of its Terrazzo line. These innovative lines are part of the brand’s growing palette of quality floor and wall products, created to inspire residential and commercial designs and applications.

“This new product launch represents Daltile’s dedicated focus on style, design and quality, and we’re pleased to be able to meet the diverse needs of residential and commercial audiences alike,” said Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director for Daltile. “Each new collection delivers an array of sophisticated design options, affording anyone the opportunity to design with confidence.”

As the industry leader in tile and stone products, Daltile continues to deliver a rich palette of stylish products that not only help create inspired design, but speak to emerging flooring trends. For example, the use of contemporary, monochromatic looks, minimal movement and varying shapes are three specific trends driving modern design. Additionally, all Daltile products are engineered to protect nature’s design with GreenWorks(TM), a Daltile corporate initiative that is reducing the company’s impact on the earth, while allowing the ability to design sustainable projects – without compromising artistic vision.


Del Monoco(TM) – Glazed Porcelain

Del Monoco is a glazed porcelain collection that creates the stylish impression of natural stone through its sophisticated graphic visuals. Enriched with beautiful shade variations, Del Monoco is available in four warm colors (Carmina Beige, Adriana Rosso, Tatiana Noce and Leona Grigio). A classic, time-worn look and dramatic installation can be achieved with the slightly chiseled, pillowed edge treatment offered by Del Monoco tile.

The Del Monoco line delivers a sweeping array of high-quality design options for residential and commercial applications alike, featuring five modular floor tile sizes with rounded edges (13″ x 13″, 20″ x 20″, 13″ x 20″, 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, and 3-1/4″ x 6-1/2″), a 3″x 3″ mosaic that is mesh-mounted on a 13″ x 13″ sheet, as well as bullnose, cove base trim pieces and cove corner pieces. Additional decorative accents are available including a 3″x 3″ floor deco and two wall deco sizes (6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ and 3-1/4″ x 6-1/2″).

Del Monoco is ideal for all residential and commercial applications, when proper installation methods are followed, except pool decks and commercial exterior floors/patios.

Spark(TM) – ColorBody(TM) Porcelain

Sophistication comes standard with the new Spark ColorBody(TM) porcelain series, Daltile’s answer to the continuing trend for more modern visuals. With its textured, fabric-like surface with a hint of shimmer, the Spark collection is the new wave when it comes to high-end ColorBody Porcelain. Give any room a modern upgrade with Spark tile, available in five rich colors (Firelight Flicker, Ember Flare, Toasted Luster, Smoky Glimmer and Midnight Glow) and made with pre-consumer recycled material content.

The line features three field tile sizes (12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″ and 24 x 24″) and a 12″ x 24″ Wall Tile (Thin Tile)* that are Tru Edge(TM) rectified, as well as modular. Also included is a 1″ x 2″ mosaic that is mesh-mounted on a 12″ x 12″ sheet that is modular with the field tile, and offered in two color blends. Through Linear Options, Daltile’s linear cutting service, three additional sizes are also available (6″ x 24″, 4″ x 24″ and 2″ x 24″). The trim package includes a 3″ x 12″ bullnose, 6″ x 12″ cove base and 1″ x 6″ cove corner.

A (6″ x 24″) decorative accent, available in 3 color combinations and a (12″ x 24″) Wall Decorative Accent (Thin Tile) available in all five colors, are also in the collection.

* Thin Tile offering for the 12×24 wall tile and 12×24 Decorative Accent are tiles offered in 4.8 mm and are available on a special order basis.

Spark is ideal for all residential and commercial applications, when proper installation methods are followed, except pool decks and commercial exterior floors/patios.

Palatina(TM) – Glazed Porcelain

Palatina Glazed Porcelain floor tiles deliver the look and elegance of natural travertine with the ease of maintenance associated with quality ceramic tile. Available in 12″ x 12″ and 18″ x 18″ sizes, as well as a 3″ x 12″ bullnose, Palatina’s smooth surface and warm color palette with three colors (Corinth Cream, Temple Beige and Olympus Brown) adds elegant style through color variation within each tile and from piece to piece.

Additionally, Palatina is the first Daltile product line produced at Sanfi Ceramics, a leading manufacturer of ceramic tile in China, a true testament of superior quality and value as a global manufacturer in the flooring industry.

Palatina is ideal for all residential and commercial applications, when proper installation methods are followed, except pool decks and commercial exterior floors/patios.

Keystones(TM) Elements – Colorbody(TM) Porcelain Mosaics

Daltile introduces eight new porcelain mosaic tiles with its Keystones Elements line. Produced in America, the Keystone line is made from the highest recycled content percentage of any Daltile mosaic, providing more options for green building practices within the residential and commercial markets. The beautiful 1″ x 1″ “green” mosaic blends are offered in a cool gray color palette (Cloud, Smoke, Storm, Gravel, Ash and Charcoal) and are suitable for any indoor or outdoor application, enhancing the sustainability and vitality of Daltile’s Keystone collection.

Keystones Elements is suitable for all residential and commercial applications, including pool decks, when proper installation methods are followed.

Sandalo(TM) – Glazed Ceramic

The Sandalo ceramic tile line delivers a quality floor/wall/mosaic combination in four soft colors (Serene White, Acacia Beige, Castillian Gray, Raffia Noce) that emulate natural stone through clean, minimalist graphics. The line features two floor field tile sizes (12″ x 12″ and 18″ x 18″), two wall field tile sizes (9″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″), as well as a universal 2″ x 2″ mosaic. An extensive trim package and 3″ x 12″ floor/wall border are also available, for wide-ranging design options.

Sandalo is ideal for all residential and commercial applications, when proper installation methods are followed, except pool decks and exterior floor/patios.

Terrazzo Atmosphere – Stone Tile and Slabs

Sixteen new, contemporary colors have been added to Daltile’s Terrazzo Atmosphere collection, now available in slabs and tiles. Six of these new color options are also available in both fine and large grain to meet varying aesthetic tastes.

All Terrazzo tiles and slabs are now delivered factory sealed with Daltile’s PROADVANCED Protection Sealer, ensuring the highest quality product prior to installation. In addition, there is a fifteen-year residential warranty and eight-year commercial warranty on slabs as well as a one-year limited warranty on tile.

The line features five field tile sizes (12″ x 12″, 16″ x 16″, 18″ x 18″, 24″ x 24″ and 96″ x 62″) as well as rectangular and thin tile offerings available on a special order basis. All slabs are available in standard format or cut to size for those who desire a more individualistic look using multiple sized tiles.

Terrazzo Atmosphere is suitable for most residential and commercial applications, when proper installation methods are followed.

This article was found on TalkFloor.com

New Product Profile: Dal Tile Stone A La Mod


Put your design shoes on and get ready to get creative and have some fun with natural stone from Dal Tile! One of their new product lines, called Stone a la Mod will surely give you inspiration to start a new project or give strong consideration for tiling more than just floors and walls!

This series is made up of Contmpo White, Nouveau Nero and Bluestone. Basically – blacks, whites and grays. This series shows you endless opportunities to use these neutrals to give as much pop as a room full of color.

The best part about this series is all of the different size and shape options  including:

  • Wedges
  • Linear
  • Oval
  • Mosaic
  • Basketweave
  • High / Low random
  • High / Low split face
  • Random brick joint
  • Split face
  • Block random

Imagine the possibilities of what you can do with these products! Living rooms, kitchens, entryways, bedrooms, bathrooms, showers, tubs, backslpashes, decorative inserts, sink splashes, mixes with other natural stone products. (interior use only)

View all the products in this series by clicking here. You will fall in love with all of the texture!

If this product inspires you, tell us what you would do with it!

Dal Tile Featured AGAIN on Extreme Home Makeover

Daltile, the largest U.S. manufacturer and distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone, has signed on for its seventh consecutive season as tile provider to ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

Daltile has supplied tile for nearly every episode of the show’s current six-season run, including the pilot episode filmed in September 2003.

“For nearly six years we have worked side by side with ABC and ‘Extreme Makeover’ to help well-deserving families all across America,” said Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director for Daltile.

“The show has been a great vehicle for showcasing many of our most stylish products while helping the ‘Extreme Makeover’ movement honor and support families and communities in their time of need.”

“The feedback we get from our participation is amazing. It’s energized both Daltile’s employees and dealers, as well as our customers,” Kirk-Rolley added.

In season seven, the show’s designers have used a variety of Daltile products, including Stone Radiance, Traditional Terrazzo, Metro Leather, Metal Effects and Timber Glenn.

Look for these tiles on Extreme Home Makeover and then see your local retailer for more information about how you can use these products in your home!

Dal Tile Launches Custom Tile Cutting Service

Dallas, TX, July 25, 2009–Dal-Tile has launched a customized cutting service that allows any Daltile or American Olean ceramic or porcelain floor tile to be custom ordered in linear and rectangular sizes, ranging from a minimum of 2” wide to a maximum of 24” long. With the launch, a core assortment of products from top-selling collections in a variety of popular sizes is being offered with a short lead-time. Any of the brands’ other ceramic or porcelain floor tiles can be special ordered.

The service, called Linear Options under the Daltile brand and Linear Express for American Olean, uses the company’s automated cutting equipment to create the custom sizes at the Dallas factory. Tiles can be specified with straight or beveled edges so that all four sides have the same visual appearance. In preparation for the launch of this service, Dal-Tile has made significant investments in new equipment and space at its manufacturing facilities.

“Before our linear-cutting service, anyone looking for linear shapes and rectangular sizes were either limited to a handful of collections that offered those options premade or they had to have the tiles cut down at the job site by their installer. Now, any Daltile or American Olean rectified porcelain tile or glazed floor tile can be ordered in popular linear and rectangular sizes, making the design options virtually endless,” said Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director for Daltile.  “And since the custom cuts are done at the factory, the quality of the cuts is more consistent and higher quality than doing it by hand.  Additionally, we’re helping reduce labor costs at the jobsite by removing this extra step in the installation process.”

The core assortment of products were selected from many popular porcelain tile collections and are being offered in a range sizes with a three-week lead time, including floor tiles from Daltile’s City View (2” x 24”, 4” x 24”, 6” x 24”), Concrete Connection (3 ¼” x 20”), Metal Effects (3 ¼” x 20”), Fabrique (2” x 24”, 4” x 24”, 6” x 24”), Monticito (6” x 18”), Veranda (3 ¼” x 20”) and Vibe (2” x 24”, 4” x 24”, 6” x 24”) collections and American Olean’s St. Germain (2” x 24”, 4” x 24”, 6” x 24”), Avenue One (2” x 24”, 4” x 24”, 6” x 24”), Nouveau (2” x 24”, 4” x 24”, 6” x 24”) and Ultra Tech (2” x 24”, 4” x 24”, 6” x 24”) collections. However, any ceramic floor tile, including these core offerings, can be custom cut to any size within the minimum width (2”) and maximum length (24”) limits, with lead times to be determined at the time of the order.

Shower Tile Design

This photo shows a gorgeous well designed shower, but what makes it so pleasing to the eye? Let’s take a look at some of the design features of this shower and reveal what makes it such a beautiful shower.

  • A darker stone tile is used around the perimeter to create a frame / border
  • The darker tile border creates a patterned design without making the shower design too busy
  • The field tile installation is simple  as not to compete with the shower fixtures
  • The shower door is frameless allowing all of the tile in the shower to be seen and enjoyed
  • The knee walls have been covered with chiseled stack stone for more detail and texture than plain sheet rock
  • The shower fixtures are in a complimentary finish to the stone color (even the hinges on the shower door coordinate!)

This shower is a great example of how to use simple and neutral tile choices to create a well designed shower with a natural, timeless look and feel.

Not being able to see some of the other details of the bathroom and shower it makes me wonder…..What’s on the shower floor? A complimentary mosaic? The same darker stone as the border? Could the mirrors be outlined or framed in the darker accent tile? What’s on the bathroom floor? A combination of the two tiles in the shower? Something with more texture and color range?  Is there a tub in the room with the chiseled stack stone on the tub front? Oh, the possibilities with tile and stone!

This photo features Chiseled Ready Stack in Spring Moss MS8 from Dal Tile.