Partner Profile: All About Division9 & Savoia
What product/service are you most excited about introducing this year at IIDEXCanada?
We're really excited to showcase our 6mm Porcelain slabs, which are available in many formats, including 5x10’, as well as Innovative Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks (LVT) that come in various formats and structures.
What trends do you see emerging for 2018?
We've noticed an increase in demand for Timeless Stone visuals with larger formats and various finish options. LVT offers realistic visuals, durability and easy care, as well as a versatility that caters to many design segments.
What are your top tips for specifying your products?
Our product consultants are incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the many product offerings we carry. Every project comes with its own set of requirements and unique challenges. Our consultants are best suited to help all of our clients specify the right product for their specific project, not just what product line or category they carry.
Tell us about Division9 & Savoia’s philosophy to sustainability.
Division9 and Savoia are GESCO (1938) companies and have been around for many years. Companies in this industry do not accomplish growth without focusing on having sustainable business practices, which is why we only represent products that meet our standards and industry demands–products that are sustainable, certified, ethical, reputable, and which often originate from LEED-rated facilities.
Savoia originated over 50 years ago in Italy and is today manufactured in Italy. Today, our products are manufactured in Italy, Germany and the US. Savoia has a reputation for only distributing a high-quality porcelain and ceramic tile throughout the world, focusing on sustainability and innovation. Over the years, this ongoing, forward-looking, environmentally conscious approach has resulted in the development of unique and innovative materials for commercial and residential applications, culminating recently in our large-format designs and in 2009, the exclusive, new generation of anti-pollution material ACTIVE Clean Air Ceramic
Tell us a fun fact about Gesco.
Gesco, established in 1938 by George Edward Shnier, began as a supplier of sponge rubber products. Today, Gesco group of companies has evolved into the largest total floorcovering distributor of its kind. It is known for innovation and being the first to bring new products to market. Gesco was the first to offer Pergo Laminate Flooring in 1995 and the first to offer online ordering. You can find out more about our history here.