February, 2023

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Spanish Manufacturers Preview New Collections Ahead of Cevisama 2023

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain will be heading back to Valencia, Spain in just a few days for the highly anticipated return of CEVISAMA , International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings. Taking place from February 27th to March 3rd at Feria Valencia, this year’s event will be the premier trade show for architectural ceramics as well as various complementary sectors such as glazes, natural stone, raw materials and machinery.

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How to Safely Remove Stains from Cement Tile

Granada Tile

Cement tiles have become popular for homeowners and interior designers because of their unique patterns, durability, and versatility. However, one of the most common questions we are asked is how to maintain cement tiles when dealing with stains. Stains can appear on cement tiles for various reasons. Like any flooring, many things can cause stains such as biological growth, food and beverage spills, ink, and inorganic materials.

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Bold Tile Guide

As The Tile Turns

Experimenting with interior design trends is exciting, but it can also be risky. After all, this isn't personal fashion we're talking about. You can always ditch a hat or a pair of shoes if you make a bad choice at the store, but with household design, the potential for permanence limits your options. You best get it right the first time, or you'll either be stuck with a look you don't love for years, or you'll pay a lot to fix your mistake.

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Surfaces 2023: Tile emulates home trends

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas— The International Surface Event, held here last month, was home to three powerhouse tile companies this year: Dal-Tile, MSI and Emser Tile. While the main event for tile each year is Coverings, being held in Orlando, Fla., in April, TISE gives tile dealers an advantage over those who choose to wait for the Florida show to discover what’s new.

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2023 Tile Trends: Undulated

Why Tile

Happy National Tile Day! Why Tile is celebrating National Tile Day by counting down to Coverings, the preeminent event of the North American tile and stone industry. Every week until Coverings, we’ll share one of the tile trends experts expect to take off in 2023 (and that we are likely to see a lot of… The post 2023 Tile Trends: Undulated appeared first on Why Tile.

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Brand New Stoneware Tile Collection Features the Natural Flow of Cross-cut Travertine

Rubble Tile

Our newest porcelain stoneware tile line, Stoneline, was inspired by cross-cut travertine. The ancient sedimentary stone contains layers and swirls of amalgamated rock materials that create wavy streaks of veining and stratification formed over time. When cross-cut to purposefully feature the less uniform aspect of.

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Tile of Spain Announces 2023 “Passport to Creativity” Tour Attendees

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 100 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) will be heading back to Spain at the end of February for its annual “Passport to Creativity” Tour. Each year, Tile of Spain invites a talented group of Architects, Interior Designers and Journalists on the weeklong trip for an immersive experience, exploring the world of Spanish tile and design.

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The Current Constellation of Cosmic Clouds

Diary of a Tile Addict

The ceramic creatives at Clay Squared have released a new set of Cosmic Cloud tiles, each more wonderfully otherwordly than the next. Opting to open the task of naming the tiles to their Instagram followers, the resulting names create an intergalactic drama. Mixing star clusters, gemstones, galaxies, and astronomical features, Clay Squared’s new Cosmic Cloud tiles offer up bubbles, bursts, and swirling colours intermingling in unique patterns.

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The Dixie Group feels at home at the high end

Floor Covering News

D alton —For those who seek alternative options to the largest flooring manufacturers, retailers need to look no further than The Dixie Group, which, through its four brands—DH Floors, Masland, Fabrica and TRUCOR—offers an assortment of products from mid to high end that can satisfy any consumer’s style and performance preferences. Once known exclusively as a supplier of nylon and tufted wool carpet, the company in the past few years has expanded into new fibers (polyester and decorative wool) a

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GIO Looks at the Handcrafted Tile Trend

Giotile

With handmade tiles, no two tiles are exactly the same. Irregularity is the hallmark of tiles that have been crafted entirely by hand. Uneven edges and surfaces are the characteristics that make handmade tiles charming and irresistible, adding interest and dimension to spaces. It’s the “perfectly imperfect” in handcrafted tiles that ensures each project is … The post GIO Looks at the Handcrafted Tile Trend appeared first on Gio Tile.

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Put Your Best Foot Forward With These 2023 Colors of the Year

Why Tile

With a new year comes new color prediction trends that can dictate everything from interior decor to fashion and even technology. But these color trends represent much more than that, giving us a lens into the feelings that resonate most with society today. For example, the 2022 colors of the year were byproducts of the… The post Put Your Best Foot Forward With These 2023 Colors of the Year appeared first on Why Tile.

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Crossville Cross-Tread ® – Best Tile for Restaurant Floors

Garden State Tile Blog

As many business owners and commercial contractors know too well, certain industries have particularly strict commercial flooring standards for the health and safety of the building’s occupants. Restaurant kitchens present a unique challenge to owners and contractors because of the prevalence of moisture and grease within the space that can settle on floors and make this high traffic area dangerous.

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Marazzi opens its flagship showroom in Athens

Ceramics of Italy

A space of 400 sqm located on the ground floor of “The Orbit” building inspired by Greek mythology. The exhibition concept of Marazzi showroom sees ceramic and porcelain stoneware products displayed as a contemporary labyrinth. Marazzi, founded in 1935 in Italy and present in the Greek market since the end of 1990, opens its first flagship showroom in Athens, in the Ampelokipoi district, to promote the dialogue, in a blend of tradition and innovation, with the community of customers, architects

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Castle Hill Faux Stone

Realstone

OUR ARCHITECTURAL STONE VENEER WAS DESIGNED BY MASONS Our stone profiles were created with decades of industry knowledge as an end user. Our team are experienced masons that set out to develop a product that includes the most superior attributes around. Castlehill Stone has natural features, exquisite composition, and authentic beauty. PROFILE SELECTION Castlehill stone profiles are hand-crafted by masons, for masons.

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Surfaces 2023: Technology innovators raise the bar

Floor Covering News

They don’t make the flooring products consumers buy; they provide the underlying technology that makes the floors they buy even better. That best describes inventive companies such as i4F, Unilin Technologies and Valinge Innovation—companies that continue to work closely with their manufacturing partners and licensees on everything from time-saving, waterproof locking systems to digital printing.

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Rubble Tile’s Trending Concrete-Look Porcelain Collection, Core

Rubble Tile

The natural world is full of beauty that inspires tile artisans to create the designs we’ve all come to love. But sometimes, great inspiration can come from humankind itself. The things we create can be just as beautiful as what came before us, from ancient.

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Food for Thought #23: We Shouldn’t Need Black History Month But…

JG Kitchens

This is not a political blog, but sometimes politics, home design and housing intersect and I explore those occasions when I feel I can be helpful. I did that in my latest Forbes.com article on fair housing barriers that persist to this day. The post Food for Thought #23: We Shouldn’t Need Black History Month But… comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Ep 119: Architectural Defrag

Life of an Architect

There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes on the Life of an Architect podcast. In today's episode, we cover some changes that we think you will find amazing and some other changes that might merely be incredible. We are pulling the curtains back and discussing 2023 in a way that we've never done before. The post Ep 119: Architectural Defrag first appeared on Life of an Architect.

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SICIS opens a new showroom in Dubai devoted entirely to surfaces

Ceramics of Italy

Last November SICIS opened a new sales hub for the entire Middle East, a 150 square metre showroom in Dubai devoted exclusively to surfaces with a special focus on large sizes. The operation marks an important step forward for the brand in its efforts to expand its distribution network in the highly strategic UAE market. The opening comes just over a year since Expo Dubai, an event where SICIS memorably clad the Theatre of Memory housing a 3D reproduction of Michelangelo’s David with 2 million g

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CO2-Trapping Engineered Wood Paves Way for Green Building

The A to Z of Building

Rice University researchers have found a method to engineer wood to trap CO2 by a likely scalable, energy-efficient approach. Wood pieces at different stages of modification, from natural (far.

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Surfaces 2023: Latest hardwood intros target high end

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—While many of the laminate, SPC and hybrid/rigid core products aim to deliver more value to the consumer, a significant portion of hardwood flooring products showcased at Surfaces this year targeted the upper echelon of the market. These range from trendy, wide-and-long plank products to specialty, customized floors featuring proprietary finishes and surface texture applications.

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Weaving in Blue Glass: Mosaic Texture to Catch the Light

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Texture from Latin textura “web, texture, structure,” from stem of texere “to weave” Texture delights my hand as well as my hands. This mosaic was slow to start until I picked up the thread of texture in the glass and pieces that hadn’t found a place in other other work seemed made for this. The etymology of texture connects it to weaving and although I’ve imagined mosaic as a kind of quilting, weaving is also apt.

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Add a Fireplace To Your Home for Wellness and Resale!

JG Kitchens

One of my health experts shared a study in my latest article that says relaxing in front of a fire can help your mind and body destress. Heck, yeah! (The fact that having a fireplace also enhances the appeal of a real estate listing is also a plus.) The post Add a Fireplace To Your Home for Wellness and Resale! comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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How to Waterproof Floors

Onfloor Technology

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Surfaces 2023: Resilient touts premium products, ease of doing business

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—The resilient category had a lot to live up to coming into The International Surface Event this year, which kicked off here Jan. 30-Feb. 2. The category remains the leader in flooring when it comes to growth—SPC the reigning powerhouse. So, the outlook of those exhibiting resilient flooring at TISE 2023 provided a glimpse into what the industry could expect for the coming year.

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Multi-family: State of the industry 2023

Floor Covering News

Strong headwinds in the form of surging construction materials costs and higher lending rates are threatening to stymie the multi-family housing sector. This despite the steady momentum the critical housing sub-sector has been building since early 2021. Industry observers point to several factors impacting multi-family investments and development, including higher capital costs, rising rents and expensive cap rates.

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Best of Surfaces Awards 2023

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—Mohawk emerged as the big winner in the 2023 Best of Surfaces 2023 competition, a contest cosponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa Exhibitions, which owns and operates The International Surface Event (TISE). Mohawk earned accolades from judges in two categories—sustainability/disruption (Color Wall) and technology (Omnify+)—as well as best booth design.

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Optimism reigns at Surfaces 2023

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—Slowdown? Impending recession? There was none of that sentiment at Surfaces 2023, which drew its largest attendance since before the pandemic and earned near-unanimous praise among exhibitors and retailers for its vibrancy and business activity. “In a word, the show was terrific,” Dana Hicks, Surfaces show director, told FCNews. Hicks, having just crunched the numbers, said attendance for Surfaces 2023 was up “10%- 11%” over 2019 and 2020—the last shows prior to the full onslaught of C

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NSI names 2023 award winners

Floor Covering News

Katie Jensen (Triton Stone Group) is the 2023 Women in Stone Pioneer Award recipient. Oberlin, Ohio—Katie Jensen (Triton Stone Group) is the 2023 Women in Stone Pioneer Award recipient, which was awarded by the Natural Stone Institute. “It has been apparent and clear there are no limitations for women in this company nor in this industry,” said Alison Mullins, marketing consultant for Triton Stone Group’s Richmond, Va., location, in her recommendation letter.

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Marazzi launches industry-leading visualizer

Floor Covering News

Dallas, Texas—Marazzi is a tile brand focused on style, design and total customer satisfaction—and to help ensure success during the selection phase of a shopping journey, the brand has launched a new visualizers onto its website, the Marazzi Stylizer. According to Marazzi, its new visualizer, the Stylizer, is more powerful than most other visualizers in the tile industry because it links to a myriad of ‘pre-selected, curated sets’ of floor, wall and mosaic tiles.

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Coverings 2023 unveils annual Top 10 Tile Trends

Floor Covering News

Orlando, Fla.—Coverings, North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has announced the top 10 ceramic tile trends for 2023. The tile trends were gathered and forecasted by the three leading international tile associations and sponsors of Coverings 2023—Ceramics of Italy, Tile Council of North America and Tile of Spain—to highlight the most popular, on-trend styles of tile from the global marketplace.

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MILEstone adds two carbon neutral collections

Floor Covering News

Area 51 Clarksville, Tenn.—MILE stone, a leader in sustainable tile, has added two new carbon neutral porcelain tile collections to its carbon neutral tile portfolio: Area 51 and Atelier. The new collections add aesthetic diversity to the company’s carbon neutral offering—which now includes four lines—for beauty, style variety and the environment. Area 51 provides a unique graphic design, offered in four colors and two sizes, dubbed as “industrial design for any space.

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Aladdin Commercial debuts four new collections

Floor Covering News

Aladdin Commercial Wildwood Preserve Calhoun, Ga.—Aladdin Commercial debuted four new curated collections during Mohawk’s 2023 Momentum Roadshow. The new product releases offer the very best in Mohawk’s design and performance technology, including WetProtect waterproof technology and Everlast hardwood protection. “Aladdin Commercial welcomes the ever-changing market,” said Robb Myer, vice president.

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Daltile celebrates National Tile Day 2023

Floor Covering News

Dallas, Texas—Daltile, the largest designer and manufacturer of tile in North America, is celebrating National Tile Day 2023 by highlighting the level of outstanding “style and design” present in modern tile offerings. From conversations taking place this week in Daltile’s nationwide network of high-end design studios to the pages of its recently launched Daltile Trend Report 2023 , fashion is taking center stage in the brand’s conversations on National Tile Day 2023.

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Sales veteran, Kyle Schlosser, joins Louisville Tile

Floor Covering News

Kyle Schlosser Louisville, Ky.—Louisville Tile continues to grow its executive team with the addition of Kyle Schlosser, the company’s new business development manager/national accounts. Schlosser brings a blue-chip sales resume to Louisville Tile, having worked at major sales positions within the flooring industry. Previously, he was director of sales/corporate sales partnerships at Cambria Quartz Surfaces; key accounts manager/retail at Gerflor USA; and for nine years was district manage

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Retailers React: What will be your major areas of interest in 2023?

Floor Covering News

Every two weeks, FCNews seeks out flooring retailers across the country to offer their advice on hot topics of the day. This week we asked: What will be your major areas of interest in 2023? Here are their responses: Our emphasis will be to reduce unnecessary inventory, minimize expenses, focus more on digital marketing and get the staff up to date on our system training.

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Floors & More gives members competitive advantage

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—New supplier partners, enhanced digital marketing tools and innovative lead-generation initiatives to help drive more business for retail members. These were just some of the highlights of the 2023 Floors & More winter convention held here recently. New to the Floors & More vendor lineup—which runs the gamut from producers of flooring, countertops and fixtures to window treatments and hardware—is Mannington Mills, winner of the Floors & More Vendor of the Year Award and a l