Case Study

Solaia Gold Coast Condos

Case Study:
Solaia Gold Coast Condos

Porcelain tile provides a look of grandeur throughout this luxurious New Jersey building.


Project Description

Designers utilized natural materials and warm tones to craft an elegant ambiance at Solaia, a high-end condominium building on the glittering shores of the Hudson River.

Overcoming the challenge of building amongst numerous neighboring luxury buildings, the development team for this project harnessed the Italian meaning of Solaia — “a place where the energy of the sun radiates” — to create a distinctive name and ambiance. Derived from Italy’s Umbrian landscape and sun-inspired color story, the interior design of Solaia perfectly complements the incredible view of the New York City skyline. The Wellness Center and Spa, a three-tiered space allotted to health and relaxation, was the design team’s favorite portion of the project because of the challenge to merge three seemingly separate spaces together. The project developer created a multi-level experience by breaking through the gym ceiling to generate an open, two-story area. Each wellness floor boasts its own design characteristics, yet seamlessly intertwines to create a feeling of comfort and escape. Attention to detail and custom finishes garnered praise from the local mayor, who described the environment as “absolutely exquisite.”


Why Tile®?

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In areas with high foot traffic, such as the lobby and common areas of multifamily housing, porcelain and ceramic tile provide durable, easy-to-clean surfaces. Solaia utilized these benefits along with sumptuous design choices to create one-of-a-kind housing that cannot be found in any other building along the New Jersey coast.


Porcelain tile inlaid with brass welcomes visitors and condo owners in the lobby. Venturing beyond convention, the team introduced novel materials into the condos, such as stunning metallic-brushed ceramic tile and reclaimed teak in geometric patterns for added visual splendor.  Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs were used extensively throughout Solaia’s Wellness Center and Spa. Leading to the spa, the walls of the hallway are Italian porcelain slabs in a beautiful onyx green. To minimize grout lines, large format porcelain tile slabs were also used as the spa flooring and throughout the locker room area. Marble-look slabs were used for the the spa walls, as well as for creating custom coordinating spa beds in the halo therapy lounge.



Project Details

Spaces: Lobby, condominium backsplashes, spa walls, spa floors

Location: North Bergen, New Jersey

Designer: Doni Douglas

Developer: Skyline Development Group

Tile Category: Commercial

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