05/15/2017 - M S International, Inc. Expands Porcelain and Ceramic Collections with New Introductions
M S International, Inc. (MSI) enhances its already expansive porcelain and ceramic offerings with the release of four new collections: Optima, Livingstyle, Dekora, and Turin.
MSI’s newest porcelain and ceramic lines take cue from some of the year’s hottest tile trends, namely linear looks, cement looks, and stacked stone looks — all while echoing the renewed interest in alfresco living.
Optima distinguishes itself as MSI’s first truly commercial through-body tile line. With a contemporary cement design and competitively priced, Optima is ideal for architects and designers who want to give office buildings, retail outlets, hospitality projects, and other spaces modern flair while staying on budget. The pioneering line includes finishes to accommodate high-traffic entryways (matte), interior spaces (polished), and outdoors areas (textured) — for a unified, professional look. Optima is offered in multiple colors and in 12x24 and 24x24 tiles, with coordinating bullnose trim and mosaic tile
Livingstyle brings everything there is to love about natural stone to the surface in a high-performance, large format porcelain tile collection. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, it’s the perfect solution for the growing number of customers who want to connect these spaces with a seamless, flowing look. This limestone-inspired lineup is offered in 24x24 and 18x36 matte tiles, 24x24 matte pavers, and coordinating bullnose trim.
Turin is an economical and innovative line of never-seen-before linear wood look ceramic tiles. Boasting modern texture and chic hues complete with variegated shading, Turin adds depth and interest to floors, walls, and backsplashes. Available in 12x24 matte tiles and 6x24 matte planks, this next generation wood look tile collection is nothing short of inspirational.
Paulo Pereira, Jr., MSI’s Senior Buyer for Porcelain, comments, “This is quite an exciting time for MSI and the surfacing industry as a whole.” He explains, “We’re pushing the boundaries of artistic design and technology to bring pioneering collections — unachievable just a few years ago — to life. These product lines offer unprecedented design opportunities, especially as homeowners seek new, creative ways to blend their indoor and outdoor spaces.”
Founded in 1975, MSI is the leading supplier of premium surfaces in the U.S. - including flooring, countertops, decorative mosaics and wall tile, and hardscaping products. The company offers an extensive selection of granite, marble, porcelain, ceramic, quartz, glass, quartzite, among other styles. Headquartered in Orange, California, MSI has distribution centers across the United States and Canada and maintains over 125 million square feet of inventory, imported from over 36 different countries on six continents. For more information on MSI, visit msisurfaces.com.