Lindsey and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Atlas Concorde’s brand new design/tile showroom and manufacturing facility in Nashville, Tennessee. Thanks to BPI and our local rep Melinda Kenning, we had a great trip learning all about their company and products. We would love to share our experience with you!
ABOUT ATLAS CONCORDE
In 1969, Atlas Concorde started Gruppo Concorde, the largest Italian ceramic tile group in Europe. Atlas Concorde is an internationally recognized company when it comes to Italian tile design and production. Atlas strengthened their presence when they introduced Atlas Concorde USA. Their mission is to:
“provide interior designers, architects and the most demanding customers with ceramic solutions suitable for every destination of use, ensuring an aesthetic appeal that is in line with market needs and, at the same time, combine them with excellent technical performance.”
Six new Atlas Concorde USA collections are on display in room scenes…take a look at our favorite tile collections!
Marble Look – “Brick Atelier” & “Marvel Gems” Collections – Venetian Terrazzo – marble look tiles – exquisite & refined collection that captures the timeless appeal of natural marble
Stone Look – walls and porcelain floors replicate the details found in natural stone. “Brave” – Stone look porcelain tiles makes a strong and expressive statement
Concrete Look – Porcelain floor and wall tiles with a fresh contemporary look. “Dwell” – Resin & concrete look porcelain floor tiles replicating brushed concrete look
Pavers – Premium thickness for premium performance. “Lastra” – This collection is perfect for both indoor and outdoor areas
These thick pavers can be installed in the dry-system onto grass, gravel or sand, with raised installation or adhesive installation. A great outdoor flooring solution! We especially love the continuous transition from indoor to outdoor spaces.
Which collection do you like the best?
The factory itself was very impressive. Covering over 175,000 square feet, it was amazing to get a behind the scenes look on how their manufacturing process works. Previously, all of their tile was imported from Italy, with their new plant here in the US they are able to cut down on lead times, manufacturing and shipping costs and get products to customers faster than ever! Fun Fact: the total time from minerals to packaged tile is 1-2 days!
It’s always a refreshing opportunity to step out of the office and get new inspiration on products for upcoming projects; both residential and commercial. Of course, we had to explore the city while were there! How could a group of rowdy Texans not enjoy the downtown Nashville experience?!