cersaie 2014

Our Commercial Manager, Suzi Hambly and her parents Mike and Jane Hudson, founders of Collinson Tiles, flew off to Bologna, Italy, in September to attend Cersaie 2014, the largest international exhibition of the ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings industries.

This is THE big show and, for us, the best opportunity for buying in new exciting ranges.  Attendance figures for this event saw over 100,000 visitors between 22-26 September and with 945 exhibitors from 38 countries, it was important for us to know what we were looking for!

The team go out with an idea of what they want from the trip and with the hope to secure some exclusive looking new lines in tiling.  It turned out to be an amazing and fruitful experience, for Suzi especially, who only recently joined the family enterprise to participate in running the company.

“It is the biggest international event in the tiling calendar. It was my first one and my dad’s thirty-sixth. We visited over ten halls of stands from tile factories around the world. We’ve chosen a few new ranges – some of which are already in our warehouse and the rest will follow over the next few months,” explained Suzi. “Go to our homepage to check out the new Matrix 3D tiles which we selected from the show. This is a real ‘statement’ tile with a 3D stone effect that is perfect for feature walls or fireplaces. Also check out V-Stone new in, a stone-effect in a long plank size.  Plus a new hexagon-shaped rustic range in soon which is just stunning and our favourite from the many hexagons showcased at this Cersaie this year”.

We’ll always be on the lookout for the newest trends and most interesting tiles so keep an eye on our website for the new ranges. They can work wonders with the right spaces!

take care!