September, 2022

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This Season, Choose Ceramics

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramics have become an indispensable building and surface material and remain one of the key design elements when building or renovating a home. The advancements Spanish manufacturers have made to the production processes of ceramics have imbued collections with immeasurable benefits. The quality, inalterability, resistance to severe weather conditions and temperatures, non-toxic properties, ease of maintenance, and stability of new ceramic ranges are just a few essential variables to consider

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Global Tile Inspiration

As The Tile Turns

There’s a lot of talent in Colorado, but it’s fun to think globally from time to time. At Decorative Materials, we appreciate local tiles but are also in awe of the international styles that have held strong – both literally and aesthetically speaking – through the generations. Chances are, you see historically relevant or culturally diverse tiles on a daily basis.

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Why Rustic and Elegant Cement Tiles are a Great Option for Your Space.

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are a great option for any space. They are durable and can be customized to fit your tastes. Cement tiles add elegance and dimension to the room Cement tiles add texture and dimension to the floor, wall or stairs the decorate. They are available in a variety of colors and patterns, which allows you to choose the perfect look for your space.

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Underlayment: Latest products offer the silent treatment

Floor Covering News

In today’s work-home settings, silence is indeed golden. The age-old expression is especially relevant these days as more people work from home and require a more comfortable and tranquil environment. That’s where sound-reducing padding and acoustical underlayment products shine. These essential installation products not only reduce noise transfer from room-to-room but also from ceiling to the floor below in multi-family applications.

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39 Tips for Using Ceramic Tile Outdoors

Why Tile

Versatility within the “ceramic tile family” (porcelain tile, quarry tile, wall tile, pressed floor tile, and mosaic tile) gives you a wide variety for specifying the appropriate option for your outdoor project. Each of these tile subsets is ceramic tile and thus shares ceramic tile’s general benefits. For example, ceramic tile is water-resistant, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant,… The post 39 Tips for Using Ceramic Tile Outdoors appeared first on Why Tile.

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Nature-Inspired Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Display in the Twin Cities

Rubble Tile

Fall is the perfect time to schedule an appointment the Rubble Tile showroom! Come see the Abitare La Terra collection from AlysEdwards. The collection, whose name translates to Inhabit the Earth, utilizes rich natural tones and is available in twelve colors of ceramic wall tile and.

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Spanish Manufacturers Set to Return to Italy for the 2022 Edition of Cersaie

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile manufactures are preparing to travel to Bologna, Italy next week to attend CERSAIE , the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. Now in its 39 th year, the annual exhibition celebrates standout furnishings, surfaces, advancements and trends in the bathroom sector. This year, 69 companies belonging to The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) will showcase their latest range of ceramics during the weeklong show that takes place from Septem

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Why Olvera Collection is the Right Tile for 2023 Design Projects

Granada Tile

Granada tile caters to the needs of top architects, decorators, and interior designers who have found the Olvera Collection to be their choice for 2023. These cement tiles are a favorite because they allow professional decorators to create the most innovative, beautiful, and versatile projects you’ll find anywhere. . Granada Tile specializes in designing and creating handmade cement tiles for residential and commercial projects.

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Daltile launches Synchronic collection

Floor Covering News

Dallas—Daltile launched its new Synchronic porcelain tile collection that delivers a stylish, minimalist concrete visual and embodies the popular interior design trend Noble Simplicity—where purity, minimalism and simplicity are at the forefront, according to the company. “As a component of the overarching pursuit of well-being through design, Noble Simplicity creates spaces that are uncluttered, calm, quiet and soothing—where life feels in order,” said Laura Grill, director of product design fo

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New 2 cm Gauged Porcelain Tile Paver Specifications Released

Why Tile

The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) is proud to announce the revised ANSI A137.3 American National Standard Specifications for Gauged Porcelain Tiles and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs – 2022 publication. This standard is available now from TCNA and includes new specifications for 2 cm gauged porcelain tile pavers. The Importance of the Standard 2 cm… The post New 2 cm Gauged Porcelain Tile Paver Specifications Released appeared first on Why Tile.

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The Floor Collection: trending shapes, sustainably made residential tile

Rubble Tile

Adex USA’s highly functional and timely porcelain collection, Floor, is on display at Rubble Tile. All of the tiles in this collection are produced using recycled material ranging from 39% – 98%, making Floor a great choice in sustainable design. Designers love the tiles’ natural.

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Call for Entries: Tile of Spain Awards 2022

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) announces the call for entry for the 2022 edition of Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. Celebrating twenty one years of ceramic excellence, the highly coveted Tile of Spain Awards program honors the outstanding use of Spanish ceramic tiles in architectural and interior design and highlights projects from all around the world.

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A Comprehensive Collection: Introducing Forma

Garden State Tile Blog

The Forma Collection from Garden State Tile is a 3-part wall and floor tile collection unlike anything seen before. The comprehensive collection features a unique array of full-body porcelain tile, through-body ceramic wall tile, and glazed porcelain wall tiles that are inspired by cement and resin. To round out the collection, unique decos capture a botanical twist for a soft, biophilic design.

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COEM – Accredited sustainability

Ceramics of Italy

In 2022, Coem was awarded third-party verification by Certyquality according to ‘ISO 17889-1 – Sustainability for ceramic tiles’ , a new international standard for determining the level of sustainability of ceramic products in the construction trade. This standard analyses the entire life cycle of the product, from raw materials to disposal, also assessing health and safety parameters for workers, and much more.

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Waterproof flooring makes a splash in 2022

Floor Covering News

It seems like every supplier of flooring has jumped on the waterproof bandwagon to reap the benefits of the industry’s fastest growing category—and for good reason. Dealers across the country report that “waterproof flooring,” when positioned correctly , draws in more consumers than any other tagline in today’s market. From luxury vinyl to laminate and even hardwood—virtually every hard surface flooring category is capitalizing on craze surrounding waterproof.

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Go for the Gold With Gold Tile

Why Tile

Searching for a “wow factor” look that’s sure to impress? Gold tile might just be the answer. Gold tile offers everything from luxurious gilded designs to clean contemporary aesthetics. At the same time, it provides all of the low-maintenance benefits you’ve come to expect from ceramic tile, including scratch, stain, fade, and fire resistance.

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Queen Elizabeth’s Home Style, Influences and Legacy

JG Kitchens

I took the occasion to ponder her taste, style and influence on home design with three design industry leaders. I hope you enjoy this look at her private quarters, gardens and, yes, those irrepressible pups she loved so much! . The post Queen Elizabeth’s Home Style, Influences and Legacy comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Tile of Spain Celebrates a Decade of Ceramic Innovation with the Debut of its 2022 Quick Ship Collection for the U.S. Market

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing more than 100 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), announces the 2022 update to the U.S. Quick Ship Collection. This year’s momentous 10 th annual catalog of Spanish tile includes more than 150 ceramic series from 44 Spanish companies.

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Ep 108: Ask the Show (Fall 2022)

Life of an Architect

How much drafting does a fully licensed architect do? What is something you learned in the industry that you hadn’t been taught in school? Are you as condescending to your employees as your redlines let on? All this and potentially other hateful questions on today’s episode as Andrew and I answer discuss the questions submitted by the listeners. Welcome to episode 108: Ask the Show – Fall Edition.

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Importance Of Using Roofing Services & How To Choose A Company

Kitchen and Residential Design

Roofs are among those constructions that people rarely think about until they end up needing them repaired or installed. We could argue that the roof is among the most important parts of our homes and commercial buildings and we wouldn’t be wrong. Yet, people usually take it for granted until something happens. This is probably because the long life-span of these constructions makes us forget that they can get damaged too.

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Mohawk releases new ESG Report

Floor Covering News

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk’s 13th annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report highlights the company’s internal and external partnerships that are driving its commitment to achieving a better tomorrow together. The report is now available online. “During Climate Week NYC, we announced a unique collaboration with the International Future Living Institute (IFLI) and shared stories about Mohawk’s progress in reducing CO2 emissions; delivering more carbon neutral products; lowering our w

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Setra Supplies Timber Frame for New Electrolux Development Greenhouse Sthlm

The A to Z of Building

Setra has been commissioned to supply locally produced CLT and glulam for the first phase of Greenhouse Sthlm, a climate-smart development by Electrolux on Kungsholmen in Stockholm. The contract.

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Are Our Homes Hurricane Safe? (Architects Say Many Aren’t!)

JG Kitchens

Storm surge can inundate a home with water. It can also pull a home off its foundations and wash it out to sea. You don't want to be inside if that happens. . The post Are Our Homes Hurricane Safe? (Architects Say Many Aren’t!) comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Case Study: Amanecer Promenade

Tile of Spain USA

One of Xabia´s prominent landmarks, the Amanecer Promenade borders the beautiful Arenal Beach and stands out with its crescent shape, stylish material choices and covers over 11,000 sq. yards of beach and Atlantic Ocean. Renovated in 2013 to reduce environmental concerns, architects Manuel Lillo Navarro and Emilio Vicedo Ortiz converted the promenade into a stylish yet functional “buffer zone” between the ocean and the city of Xabia.

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Ep 109: Traveling for Work

Life of an Architect

Most architects are able to get out of the office and travel as part of their job. but is work-related travel as awesome as we all thought it would be? In today's post and podcast, we discuss the pros and cons of "Traveling for Work". The post Ep 109: Traveling for Work first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 109: Traveling for Work at Life of an Architect.

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How Regular HVAC Maintenance Can Save Your Money

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Alexander Mils It's no secret that regular HVAC maintenance helps keep your furnace running smoothly and your home more comfortable. But did you know it can also help you save money in the long run? By scheduling routine maintenance, you can avoid common furnace problems and unexpected breakdowns that mean costly repairs and even furnace replacement due to total neglect.

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Tile of Spain updates U.S. Quick Ship Collection

Floor Covering News

Miami, Fla.—Tile of Spain (TOS), the international brand representing more than 100 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), has updated the 2022 U.S. Quick Ship Collection. This year’s momentous 10th annual catalog of Spanish tile includes more than 150 ceramic series from 44 Spanish companies, the group said.

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GCCA: Cement and Concrete Industry Scales Up Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) Efforts to Accelerate Decarbonisation

The A to Z of Building

The Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS (CEM CCUS) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have today, at the first-ever Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF), announced.

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Garages Are Getting Greater — Tips and Trends for Yours!

JG Kitchens

For many other homeowners -- including some of my friends and neighbors -- their garages have become gyms, bars and hobby workshops. . The post Garages Are Getting Greater — Tips and Trends for Yours! comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Laminam acquires the Polish distributor Interstone

Ceramics of Italy

On Tuesday 30 August, Alberto Selmi for Laminam and Wies?aw Sordyl for Interstone witnessed the signing of an agreement by which the Fiorano Modenese-based company acquires its Polish distributor, in which it already held a 30% stake. The agreement makes it possible to enhance the strategic positioning of the brand, which remains determined to optimize the value chain by focusing on targeted, highly strategic acquisition processes, in spite of economic constraints.

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How to Coat Industrial Concrete: Step-by-Step Guide

Onfloor Technology

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Emser releases new tile product catalog

Floor Covering News

Los Angeles—Emser Tile announced its complete suite of products with a new 2022/2023 tile product catalog , available both in print and online. According to the company, the newly released 400+ page tile product catalog features one of the most diverse collections available to the industry for interiors and exteriors, both residential and commercial, including: porcelain , ceramic , glass, decorative accents, metal, quarry, mosaics, natural and engineered stone, cut-to-size products, setting mat

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Ceramic: Consumers yearn for outdoor living

Floor Covering News

Consumers are spending more money on creating outdoor oases using products like Daltile’s My Stone Moon collection, seen here. . The past two-plus years have shown the strength of the tile industry as consumers flocked to the ceramic tile aisle for their home renovation needs in droves during the height of the pandemic. It’s no surprise as the ceramic category is the most visually dynamic and tried-and-tested flooring material available—in addition to being one of only two truly aspiration

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U.S. Stone Industries earns sustainability certification

Floor Covering News

Herington, Kan.— U.S. Stone Industries, located here, has earned certification to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard (ANSI/NSI 373). The company has achieved Silver status for its fabrication facility, which processes limestone from raw blocks of stone into usable building materials. “Our experience throughout the certification process validated our core belief that sustainable initiatives are exceedingly beneficial to our environment, our industry, our customers and our operations,” said

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Walking homeowners through design trade-offs

Floor Covering News

(This article was originally published on Houzz.com and has been edited for content and style.). While homeowners may be prepared to prioritize certain elements and make sacrifices in others, it can still be a challenge for many to navigate the best choices given their resources. As the experienced designer, they’ll likely look to you for guidance. We’ll discuss common trade-offs that homeowners may face and tips for how to work with clients, make the best use of their resources and help them fe

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Interface meets carbon neutral status

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Interface said it has been third-party certified as a Carbon Neutral Enterprise. The company said it met Carbon Neutral Enterprise status according to the PAS 2060 standard, the leading international carbon neutrality standard created by the British Standards Institution (BSI). To achieve this, Interface said it has transformed its factories, products and supply chain—including using innovative new carbon storing raw materials—to dramatically reduce its carbon emissions.

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Top three ways to keep homeowners on board

Floor Covering News

(This article was originally published on Houzz.com and has been edited for content and style.). The global home renovation market is expected to surpass $1 trillion by 2027, according to Global Market Insights. Add in the facts that 56% of homeowners are planning to undertake at least one home project in 2022 and nearly nine in 10 are hiring pros to help (per Houzz research) and you’ve got a state of affairs positively brimming with potential for home pros.