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Primus Vitoria: production paradox

Diary of a Tile Addict

Apicer’s 2024 The Art of Possibility Tour of Portugal proved hugely inspirational. It offered Diary of a Tile Addict’s Joe Simpson a wonderful opportunity to visit some of the country’s leading manufacturers, see numerous examples of ceramic street art, experience tile’s massive contribution to contemporary Portuguese architecture, and – best of all – get fully immersed in the history, heritage, and passion that drives Portugal’s tile sector.

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Atlas Concorde Park Studio redefines the concept of visitor experience

Ceramics of Italy

Atlas Concorde Park Studio is the newly opened Atlas Concorde exhibition space designed to showcase the essence and core values of a company that for more than 50 years has been renowned within the industry for the outstanding performance, quality and beauty of its products. The new space is located at the company’s headquarters in Fiorano Modenese , a multifunctional site that also houses its production facilities and state-of-the-art automated warehouse inside a four-hectare centuries-old park

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NTCA unveils training schedule for December

Floor Covering News

Jackson, Miss.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has unveiled its training schedule for December. The schedule includes 10 free, standards-based tile installation workshops, plus an art glass panel training session. The three-hour afternoon or evening events are open to tile installers and contractors, as well as sales personnel and the A&D community—basically anyone who wants to learn more about standards-based installation practices.

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Hydrogen Lighthouse Project in Essen Receives 7.5 Million in Funding

The A to Z of Building

14 November 2023 marked an important date for sustainable mobility. Yesterday was an important day for sustainable mobility. In the presence of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Prime.

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‘Tuesday Tips:’ Easy conflict resolution

Floor Covering News

Dalton—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) released a new “Tuesday Tips” this week. In the series, WFCA experts presents short video tips for improving customer service and optimizing staff performance. In the end, it’s all about understanding the importance of being 1% better than your competition. In this week’s “Tuesday Tips,” Tom Jennings, retail training expert, reminds us that the easiest mistake that you can make in a confrontation is slipping from purely factual cont

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Mohawk attains LF-02 sustainability certification

Floor Covering News

Washington D.C.—The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) , a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the laminate flooring category, stated that Mohawk Industries has become the first company among its members to achieve LF-02 Sustainability Certification since the standard’s creation. LF-02, created by NALFA as a benchmark in environmental responsibility for laminate floor coverings, aims to systematically document and enhance the sustainability profile of products.

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WOFB: Returning to the field after motherhood

Floor Covering News

Returning to the field after a three-year hiatus as a stay-at-home mom brought about a multitude of changes and challenges. My journey in the industry began in 2017 when it was known as Carpets of Arizona. Initially, I delved into the operations department, managing dispatch while my father-in-law, Jerry Levinson, and Shane led the business. Back then, the operations side was a realm of manual processes, drowning in paperwork, printing, scanning and reprinting.

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Engaging profitably with AI (part 2)

Floor Covering News

​( Part 2 ) One important question to ask yourself when considering an AI tool is this: will it help me reach my specific, written business goals? Let’s cover some tools that you may want to consider implementing. Roomvo: Roomvo.com There are not many AI powered platforms specifically for flooring retailers. Roomvo, the maestro of room visualization, is one of the exceptions.

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