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Peter Pental Talks Tile

Peter Pental, founder of Pental Surfaces, was interviewed for Floor Trends Magazine’s April article, ‘Advances in Tile’. The article looks at tile trends and technology and offers insight into where the industry is heading in 2018 and beyond.

Here’s a look at what is trending for 2018:

Stone and Concrete Looks

Classic stone and concrete looks are in – think Limestone/sandstone looks without the delicate surface of natural stone – like Pental’s Stone Focus, Material Stones, and Eco-Stone porcelain tile lines.

Stone Focus Porcelain Tile – 12×24” Grigio

“Classic stone looks are very popular right now, as well as concrete looks. Everyone wants a limestone/sandstone look without the maintenance.”

– Peter Pental, CEO Pental Surfaces


Large Format Tile

Large format tiles like Pental’s Hard Leather porcelain tile are popular to create a high-end, uniform look.

Hard Leather Porcelain Tile – 24×48” Dark

“Large format tile is super popular as well, as it looks more elegant and higher end. Most tile on the market today is good quality, so it’s really the format that sets one tile apart from another. Large-format thin tiles can be used as either slab or tile and are ideal for flooring since it allows for the look without the thickness issues that came with using stone slab on the floor.”

– Peter Pental


Porcelain Slabs

Large-scale gauged porcelain and seamless slabs like Pental’s MarvelPro Tile and our new PentalTek slab line create expansive patterns with clean lines.

PentalTek Porcelain Slab – Calacatta Elegante 62 x 125 x ½ inches

“These nonporous surfaces are etch and stain resistant, making the material suitable for a variety of kitchen and bathroom projects—ranging from floors to walls to countertops—in both commercial and residential properties. Gauged porcelain panels provide the seamless look of continuous natural stone for a fraction of the cost of stone, and unlike natural stone, they require no routine maintenance and can be installed with minimal grout lines.” – Peter Pental


Modern and Architectural Looks

Modern and bold tile looks are making statements in 2018 like our dynamic 3D Wall Tile and the new architectural ZYX Ceramic 3D Tile line.

ZYX Ceramic Tile – White Matte Rombo Drop 5.9×10.2”

“3D tile is very popular, as well as geometric and organic shapes including hexagon, diamond, esagono, and triangle.”

– Peter Pental


Read the full article on the Floor Trends Magazine website.