This was one of the innovations I spotted at the Coverings tile expo last month. (Forbes won’t let me write about trade shows that cover writers’ travel expenses, hence why it’s not mentioned in the story.) I thought this technology was particularly cool and expect to see it expand. The one shortcoming, as I mentioned, is that there’s not a lot of info about compatible countertop appliances that can work with this system. Take a look at this counter intelligence feature and let me know your thoughts! (Some industry pros shared theirs in the piece.)

Kitchen with open wine rack, multiple wall ovens and porcelain top with smart panel.
New technology allows for wireless power for compatible countertop appliances.


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