As we looked for trends in the tile industry at Coverings here in Chicago, cream-colored natural stone tile was probably the hands-down winner. Almost every booth featured multiple variations of marble, limestone, and travertine...
• 6 Turkish Stone from FedMar
• 7 Light Green Herringbone from Bestview International
• 8 Tile from Bestview International
• 9 Tile from Bestview International
• 10 Gray Tile from Bestview International
Based in Toronto, Marme Canada specializes in natural stone tile, much of it quarried in Turkey. They sell to the trade only.
FedMar's natural stone tile comes from Turkey. They have a warehouse in Long Beach, California and a retail showroom in North Hollywood.
Bestview International has an office in Wood Dale, Illinois. They supplied the marble for the Field Museum renovation, and they sell to the trade only. Their stock comes from China.
Photos: Sarah Coffey