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Five Tile Trends Worth Considering For Your Home In 2024

JG Kitchens

This international expo brings together the best of Spanish, Italian and North American tile brands, along with natural stone companies from around the world. It's a fantastic opportunity to trend watch without jet lag! The post Five Tile Trends Worth Considering For Your Home In 2024 comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Coverings announces 10th class of Rock Star winners

Floor Covering News

Atlanta— Coverings , the premier international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has unveiled the honorees of the annual Rock Star Awards ahead of Coverings 2024, taking place April 22-25, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center here. “Over the past decade, the Rock Stars program has become a Coverings cornerstone, commemorating the innovative spirit and remarkable achievements of emerging tile and stone leaders,” said Jenn Heinold, president of Taffy Event Strategies

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Tile of Spain Unveils Schedule of Events for Coverings 2024

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 100 ceramic tile manufacturers from Spain, announces its schedule of events for Coverings 2024, North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference. The show will take place from April 22-25, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. This year, Tile of Spain is proud to host more than 60 exhibitors at the Spanish Pavilion , located in Hall B.

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CTEF to focus on CTI/ACT certification at Coverings

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will focus on the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) and the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) programs during Coverings 2024 taking place April 22-25, 2024, here. The organization has dedicated areas in its booth #6505 located in Hall C to specifically address the certifications. “Coverings allows us to highlight the CTI and ACT tile installation certification programs to an audience that is directly affected by tile installation

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Into the Kiasmo Cosmos

Diary of a Tile Addict

Kiasmo , established in 2011 by Vincenzo D’Alba in Apulia, is a unique homeware brand offering statement decor items and functional art. Amongst their many marvellous plates, pillows, and pottery sit some treats for Tile Addicts. Framed and fabulous, the Ginevra series by illustrator, designer and Kiasmo co-founder Vincenzo D’Alba feature whimsical minimalist portraits in black and white applied to plain ceramic tiles.

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Plan Your  Coverings 2024 Experience With These Activities Featured in the North American Pavilion

Why Tile

Coverings 2024 — North America’s premier tile and stone exhibition and conference — is an inspiring event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry that showcases more than 1,000 exhibitors from across the globe. The best of the best will come together April 22 to April 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center —… The post Plan Your Coverings 2024 Experience With These Activities Featured in the North American Pavilion appeared first on Why Tile.

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Gruppo Romani presents Smart Tiles

Ceramics of Italy

Following more than four years of research efforts and investments of around €10 million , Gruppo Romani is presenting its first Smart Tiles, a range of innovative surfaces capable of integrating with the latest home automation systems. The project received funding from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) in view of its focus on research and sustainable development and saw the participation of Sacmi, Iprel, CNR, Trebax and Studio-IOT as technical partners.

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Underlayment: Padding products tout form and function

Floor Covering News

Underlayment is a crucial part of the flooring installation process. Its benefits include sound absorption, moisture protection, substrate leveling and more. Choosing the right underlayment for your needs is key as many are designed with specific purposes in mind. Following are the latest in underlayments and how they each shine. TAMING LVT Vinyl Trends: Eternity LVT SG For vinyl plank floors that click together, Vinyl Trends recommends Eternity LVT SG.

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GIO Looks at the Timeless Legacy of Belgian Bluestone

Giotile

Belgian Bluestone, also known as “Petit Granit,” is a distinctive and high-quality limestone quarried in Belgium for centuries. The stone is also known by many other names: Pierre Bleu, Belgian Granite, Belgian Bleu, and Coal Limestone, to name just a few. Belgium’s history, architecture, culture, and economy are deeply intertwined with the unique characteristics and … The post GIO Looks at the Timeless Legacy of Belgian Bluestone appeared first on Gio Tile.

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2024 Tile Trends: Geo Texture

Why Tile

Continuing our tile trends countdown to Coverings 2024, let’s delve into a trend we teased last week, which we’re calling Geo Texture. From sleek lines to captivating geometries, tile designs with linear textures and patterns are a useful tool for interior designers. Not only do they allow for creative expression, linear textures direct your eye,… The post 2024 Tile Trends: Geo Texture appeared first on Why Tile.

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Beloved Dutch Porcelain Tile Collections In Stock in the U.S. & on Display at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

Dutch Tilemakers, Mosa, are known as innovators in the porcelain tile space. For many years they’ve created design-forward concepts that are highly sustainable and suitable for both residential and commercial spaces. The Core Collection underscores the timeless quality of Mosa products by bringing together three. The post Beloved Dutch Porcelain Tile Collections In Stock in the U.S.

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Joe Lieberman’s Death Highlights At Home Fall Risks For Older Adults

JG Kitchens

Maybe you face this fear in your home and life too. It's not unreasonable. (An older relative fell in their condo not too long ago, and it took hours for someone to help; a tip in my article would have prevented that delay!) The post Joe Lieberman’s Death Highlights At Home Fall Risks For Older Adults comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Creating New Options for Sustainable Construction

The A to Z of Building

The building industry today confronts a variety of issues. Natural sand is rapidly becoming a rare resource; humanity may run out of it by 2050. Carbon dioxide emissions are growing year after year, particularly from the production of cement or fired clay bricks.

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2024 Tile Trends: Down to Earth

Why Tile

As we explore trends in our lead up to Coverings 2024, the allure of earth tones for interior design marks a “down to earth” tile style that has both traditional roots and contemporary fashion. From Mediterranean villas to modern urban lofts, tiles in earthy hues infuse spaces with cozy elegance. [Related: 2022 Tile Trends: Earthy… The post 2024 Tile Trends: Down to Earth appeared first on Why Tile.

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Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect

Life of an Architect

How good do you need to be at drawing if you want to become an architect? Or … How can I be an architect – I can’t draw? Is there an easy answer to these questions? Of course there is, but that doesn’t mean the getting is easy. The post Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect at Life of an Architect.

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Landslide Risks Are Growing Nationwide — What To Know

JG Kitchens

I love the ocean. I love walking along its surf line, letting it wash over my bare feet. I love looking at the beautiful homes on the bluffs overlooking it and envying their views. But there's absolutely no way I'd buy one of them! The post Landslide Risks Are Growing Nationwide — What To Know comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Coverings 2024 to host Passover event

Floor Covering News

Coverings , the largest tile and stone show in North America, this year coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover, a celebration that most Jewish families enjoy at home together. Unfortunately, Jewish members of the flooring industry who attend the show will be unable to celebrate at home this year. To that end, two Coverings speakers, Allison Eden of Allison Eden Studios and Gianna Vallefuoco of Vallefuoco Contractors (who also happen to be Jewish women), presenters of the Women’s Passio

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Cool vs. Green: Rooftop Solutions for Urban Energy Efficiency

The A to Z of Building

This study explores the efficacy of cool roofs and green roofs in reducing building energy consumption amid urban heat and climate change. Findings reveal cool roofs' suitability for warm, rainy regions and green roofs' sensitivity to environmental factors, advocating tailored solutions for urban energy efficiency challenges.

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Sustainable Flooring 101 Guide

Why Tile

Sustainability is a leading priority in today’s building design. Understanding the sustainability features of different building materials helps architects, specifiers, and designers choose the best materials for a project. Recognizing these “green” advantages for flooring requires looking at what a flooring is made of, how it is manufactured, its expected useful life, and how it… The post Sustainable Flooring 101 Guide appeared first on Why Tile.

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Ep 148: Meetings are a Waste of Time

Life of an Architect

You check the time and realize that you have 4 minutes before your next meeting. Maybe it’s an internal meeting, maybe clients are coming in. Is it in person or online? Depending on how you answer those questions, time to start scrambling so that you are where you need to be and have the information […] The post Ep 148: Meetings are a Waste of Time first appeared on Life of an Architect.

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How to Roughen a Concrete Surface

Onfloor Technology

In the pursuit of polished , clean, and modern spaces, the smoothness of a concrete surface might be its sole drawing factor for many. However, in certain projects — particularly those involving the addition of traction to a surface or concrete surface preparation for staining — a roughened concrete surface is not just an afterthought but a fundamental aspect of the design and function.

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Coverings 2024 and Earth Day activities

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Coverings, North America’s largest and preeminent international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has released a curated selection of sustainability-centric show activities to commemorate Earth Day, April 22, and celebrate the first day of Coverings 2024, taking place April 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), here. Earth Day activations and eco-focused programming at Coverings 2024 aims to unite thousands of industry professionals from around the world to collectiv

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Tackling Modern Construction Challenges with the Innovative Three-Row Pile Approach

The A to Z of Building

Researchers introduced a groundbreaking three-row pile support structure, addressing the complexities of ultra-deep foundation pit projects near sensitive buildings.

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Owner-Builder Construction Loans

The Armchair Builder

What is a Construction Loan? Building your dream home can be incredibly rewarding. But when you choose the owner-builder path, taking on the role of general contractor, it throws another layer of complexity onto an already intricate process. Securing a construction loan becomes vital for successfully financing your new home build.

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Italcer Group obtains gender equality certification

Ceramics of Italy

Italcer Group has obtained UNI/PdR 125:2022 gender equality certification issued by Bureau Veritas based on the company’s commitment to promoting inclusivity and developing gender equality policies. In particular, the Group has successfully adopted a common human resource management system that has enabled it to become the first in its sector to obtain certification for the entire group, which includes five Italian companies: Italcer S.p.A.

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9 Ways to Seamlessly Transform Your Garage Floor with Concrete

Onfloor Technology

Although the garage is often seen as a utilitarian space, its concrete floor can be a canvas for creative homemaking and personal expression. When you think of creating a new garage floor, concrete might not be the first material that comes to mind. yet, concrete floors are not only durable but also have a sleek, modern aesthetic that can elevate the look of your garage.

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CTEF improves two core tile installation training programs

Floor Covering News

Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) has improved two core tile installation training programs : Understanding and Installing Ceramic Tile and Comprehensive Shower Class. “Based on student feedback, observations and the need for additional repetitions, CTEF felt it was important to expand these two training programs to offer more hands-on training time and better explanations of the different methods to achieve a goal,” said Brad Denny, CTEF executive director.

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Researchers Develop Highly Stable Self-Cleaning Paints

The A to Z of Building

Researchers from TU Wien and the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) have created unique titanium oxide nanoparticles that can be added to standard, commercially available wall paint to provide self-cleaning properties.

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AIA24 Conference on Architecture & Design

Life of an Architect

There are many reasons to attend the AIA24 Conference on Architecture & Design - camaraderie with fellow architects, a chance to reconnect with friends, recharge your creative batteries, and that I would like to meet you. The post AIA24 Conference on Architecture & Design first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading AIA24 Conference on Architecture & Design at Life of an Architect.

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Mapei opens a new facility in Portugal

Ceramics of Italy

Mapei is continuing its international expansion strategy with the opening of a new plant in Cantanhede , Portugal for an investment of around €13 million. For the occasion Marco Squinzi, joint CEO of Mapei together with his sister Veronica , met the Italian Ambassador to Portugal, Carlo Formosa, in Lisbon. Occupying a total surface area of 26,500 m² (including 12,000 m² under cover), the new facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology that will allow the Portuguese subsidiary to boost its

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Cevisama Trends 2024

Diary of a Tile Addict

As I wasn’t there to gather up goodies, collect curiosities, and scout the trends, Joe (my dad and Tile Addict in chief) did all Cevisama the leg work for me, writing up a full report of everything that was worth seeing. And here is what he had to say about the trends. 1) Light Cotto and Deep Green There are currently two clear colour trends. The first is light cotto – now the background tone of choice in both wall and floor tiles.

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Mapei, Mohawk Group headline sustainability summit

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—Mapei Corporation and Mohawk Industries’ Daltile/Mohawk Group businesses have signed as headline sponsors of the Flooring Sustainability Summit , taking place here July 17-18. The Flooring Sustainability Summit will bring together sustainability leaders within the flooring industry, architects and designers, policymakers, advocacy groups and more.

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Cintec™ Fire Resistant Anchors

The A to Z of Building

In view of the recent fires and loss of life in refurbished buildings, Cintec™ has been fully aware of the danger of fire and has always produced fire resistant remedial anchors and reinforcement.

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Lessons learned from turning down business

Floor Covering News

In today’s soft retail environment, watching a customer walk into your showroom may seem like a remedy to what ails you, a potential lifeline for a flooring dealer. On the other hand, it can also be a potential headache not worth the trouble. But lessons learned by many flooring retailers includes the idea that turning down business is sometimes the smart move.

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Johnsonite named Top Product in Fuse Alliance Supplier Awards

Floor Covering News

Solon, Ohio—Tarkett’s Johnsonite family of rubber tile and finishing accessories was named Top Product in the Fuse Alliance Supplier Awards during the group’s annual conference earlier this month , recognizing the brand’s commitment to serving the industry with dependable, high-performance solutions. “Having re-launched the Johnsonite brand in late 2022, we are thrilled to receive this recognition from the group,” said Rusty Joyce, president of commercial for Tarkett North America.

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Tile of Spain unveils schedule of events for Coverings 2024

Floor Covering News

Atlanta— Tile of Spain has released its schedule of events for Coverings 2024, North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference. The show will take place from April 22-25, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center here. This year, Tile of Spain is set to host more than 60 exhibitors at the Spanish Pavilion, located in Hall B.

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Louisville Tile promotes Tammy Henry

Floor Covering News

Tammy Henry Louisville, Ky.—Louisville Tile, a distributor of ceramic tile and related products, has promoted Tammy Henry to national director of architectural and design (A&D) sales. Henry brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having spent over 31 years with Louisville Tile. Her journey began in the showroom, where her design skills and natural talent for sales quickly became evident. “Tammy’s passion for the industry and her commitment to client success are truly inspi