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August 5, 2020

Introducing New Retro by Ceramic Industries

Another Proudly South African Italtile Exclusive.


In line with the hot trend of patterned tiles taking the décor world by storm – at a time when brightness is the best antidote to Covid cabin fever – Italtile is thrilled to unpack Ceramic Industries’ beautiful, Proudly South African rendition of the classic Patchwork tile.

RETRO is a magnificent remastering of the tile look that has been loved and much sought after for centuries. Based on the ancient art of ‘cementine’, but remastered with high tech digital inkjet technology, RETRO features a soft, honey-toned pattern on a 600x600 matt, glazed porcelain tile. RETRO offers one face (one pattern) in a shade variance of V3; which means the design and intensity of pigment differs subtly from one tile to another, to recreate the natural appeal of the original ‘cementine’ artists’ brushwork.

It is suitable for floors, which means it can also be successfully used on feature walls, patio areas, countertops, or a kitchen splash back. This is a tile that will work beautifully with a Natural, Rustic, Urban or Contemporary homestyle. 

At Italtile, we have for some years been curators of an every-growing collection of exclusive, high-end local and internationally designed and manufactured Patchwork tiles. Each range is an incredibly authentic reworking of the original ancient art, and the collection includes bold black and white, clay-toned tribal symbols, bright, splashy Mediterranean mixes, fantasy florals, geometrics, elegant Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs, and bold modern graphics. RETRO by Ceramic Industries is a welcome deluxe local addition to our ever-growing pattern ‘fiesta’, and it is an Italtile Exclusive.

Italtile has enjoyed a partnership with Ceramic Industries for several years (and acquired a stake in 2017). It’s a relationship based on a shared philosophy of sustainability that extends to the support of communities in which we work. The RETRO range thus earns Italtile’s LiveGreen logo.

For more information on the RETRO range find a showroom near you:

Retro Patchwork Tile Rage | 600x600 mm

Tile: Floor

Size: 600 x 600 mm

Finish: Matt

Colours: One

Faces: 1

Grout Gap: 3 mm

Shade Variance: V3 High Variation