September, 2023

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Vamos a Bologna: Tile of Spain Previews Manufacturers Exhibiting at Cersaie 2023

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile makers are preparing to embark on a journey to Bologna, Italy, later this month, to present a new wave of ceramic sensations at Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. 2023 marks the momentous 40th installment of the annual fair that celebrates standout furnishings, surfaces, advancements and trends in the bathroom industry.

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Guest Blog: White Marble in Showers

As The Tile Turns

Pro tips for marble tile installation in showers from Certified Tile Installer, Dan Lambert of Lambert Tile and Stone.

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Main Street SOI 2023: Prospects look promising

Floor Covering News

Barrali II LVT is positioned as a refresh of Aladdin’s original Barrali collection. W hy are flooring suppliers bullish about growth prospects for Main Street when most economic indicators convey uncertainty? To understand the reasons, one must go beyond the numbers to tell the whole story. “There have been concerns about higher inflation and rising interest rates within the lending industry over the past year,” noted Glenn King, vice president sales, Southeast region, Stanton Carpet.

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Interior Inspo: Statement Splashback

Diary of a Tile Addict

Looking for the perfect place to add a burst of personality? Look no further than the splashback. Small but mighty, they have the ability to transform a space from drab to daring with minimal cost. Get inspired with our selection below, and find the tiles you can use to get the look at home. @bertandmay @darkroom_london @sabinviehland.interiordesign @johnrgruen @cletile @cristinacelestino @fornacebrioni @agathe_convert @ameliebuvat @bcdfstudio 1) Pink Geo Indulge in a splash of pink with this mi

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What Made You the Ceramic Tile Installer You Are Today?

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation

CTEF has a question for you: What made you the ceramic tile installer you are today? What unique experiences affected you in such a way that you embraced education and training to become a successful Certified Tile Installer? Seriously, if you install ceramic tile, you have a story about your journey. When you talk with others who are successfully earning a living in the trade, they too have a story.

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AI Generative Design _ The Clayborn floor tile from the Bardelli Group

Ceramics of Italy

Continuous R&D investments in the field of technology have always been one of the core activities of the Bardelli Group , a well-established and dynamic industrial enterprise and a major player in the high-end ceramics sector with the Ceramica Bardelli, Ceramica Vogue and Appiani brands. The most recent innovative methods introduced by the Group include experimentation and new applications in the field of artificial intelligence , including the ability to generate images and products for arc

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Tile of Spain USA Publishes the Third Volume of it Digital Look Book

Tile of Spain USA

Celebrating the beauty and authenticity of Spanish ceramic design, the Tile of Spain USA Digital Look Book is a revered catalog, that highlights groundbreaking collections from Spanish tile makers. This annually published book honors members of The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), while fostering innovative designs inspired by featured collections.

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Ceramic: Digital printing changes the game

Floor Covering News

American Olean’s Foyer, which utilizes digital printing technology, is a striking marble-look tile designed to create a lasting impression. Digital printing may just now be making its way into the manufacturing process of some flooring categories, but for ceramic it has been changing the game for more than a decade. The advent of digital printing—versus the traditional silk screen and roto-color—brought with it a whole new world for tile.

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Swiss luxury in Kowloon

Diary of a Tile Addict

Striking columns of deep blue ceramic tiles coat the facade of the Hong Kong boutique store of Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Piaget. Photo credit: Kevin Mak Photo credit: Kevin Mak Designed by Chinese architecture firm Neri&Hu , Piaget’s storefront was created to honour the brand’s dedication to craftsmanship as well as the historic wharf area of Kowloon.

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Fall Fireplace Decor: Warmth, Elegance, and Style

Realstone

The Fireplace: A Lifetime Investment This time of year we start thinking of fall fireplace decor as the weather turns cooler and we drift from the outdoors to the coziest spot in the home. Whether its garlands and candle sticks, mirrors or natural finds, great fireplace decor will get you nowhere without a fantastic fireplace! A fireplace is not just a source of warmth; it is a statement, a piece of art that stands testament to your style and the aura of your home.

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Litokol opens a new facility in India in partnership with Pidilite Industries

Ceramics of Italy

After signing a joint venture agreement with chemical group Pidilite Industries Ltd in 2019, Litokol SpA recently opened a new production facility in the town of Amod in the Indian state of Gujarat. Pidilite has also set up two other new production companies, again connected to the tile installation and natural stone sectors. Litokol’s new facility in India has a state-of-the-art production plant that manufactures epoxy, polyurethane and other reactive two-component products for the ceramic and

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More Americans Adding Aging in Place Features to their Homes

JG Kitchens

This is great news! It means that individual households will be gaining safety and accessibility, making it easier for them to continue independent living. It's also great news for those who will eventually buy these homes. It means they can better handle temporary injuries that might have them on crutches or in a wheelchair for a period of time. It also means they can entertain guests who have these needs temporarily or permanently.

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New Spanish Cement-Style Porcelain Collection at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

Cement and encaustic tiles with a handmade look have been on trend for years, and now we’re excited to introduce our newest encaustic-style collection, Marlow. This new series combines the organic, somewhat rustic feel of encaustic cement tiles with the strength and durability of kiln-fired.

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Laminate suppliers up the ante with latest visuals

Floor Covering News

Mohawk RevWood L aminate flooring products have historically been associated with affordability, durability, extreme scratch resistance and, more recently, waterproof performance. Now suppliers are working overtime to add another important descriptor to the long list of desirable attributes: greater visual realism. Across the board, suppliers are utilizing the latest advancements in high-resolution scanning, direct digital printing and enhanced embossed-in-register technologies in their latest l

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Yinka Ilori x Domus

Diary of a Tile Addict

Launched at this year’s Clerkenwell and spreading joy wherever they land, the joyful debut tile collection by British artist Yinka Ilori is one for the books. Made in collaboration with Domus , the handmade Glaze range features 16 joyful colours and five modular shapes designed to be used alone or to create dopamine-boosting kaleidoscopic designs full of vibrancy and vim.

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Where can I use faux stone

Realstone

Everyone loves the classic and timeless appeal of stone. However, real stone installations can be expensive. Enter faux stone: the stylish, cost-effective, and versatile alternative. But you may ask yourself, where exactly can I use Faux stone? Understanding Faux Stone Definition and Components Faux stone, often referred to as manufactured stone veneer is part of a category of stones called Masonry Veneer.

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ABK Group continues its investment programme

Ceramics of Italy

ABK Group, a company specialising in the ceramic sector with a revenue of €233 million in 2022, is continuing its growth and expansion strategy following the acquisition of Gardenia Orchidea and the French company Desvres two years ago. The latest acquisition concerns the purchase of the business unit of the former Target Group of Fiorano Modenese, including its brands, plants and real estate consisting of a prestigious office building and a 6,000 square metre factory.

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GetYour Kitchen Ready For Healthy Holiday Cooking And Entertaining

JG Kitchens

I reached out to three pros -- one retail executive, one nutrition expert and one kitchen designer -- for what they're seeing as kitchen resources to consider. Their tips extend beyond healthy holiday entertaining into getting your new year's resolutions off to a good start. The post GetYour Kitchen Ready For Healthy Holiday Cooking And Entertaining comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Biochar Helps Reduce the Carbon Footprint of the Construction Industry

The A to Z of Building

One of the main causes of climate change and rising global temperatures is carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activity. Among the various anthropogenic activities that emit CO2, the.

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Latest innovations in subfloor solutions

Floor Covering News

Most professional installers would agree the ultimate success of any flooring installation largely depends on the condition of the subfloor that lies beneath. To that end, manufacturers/suppliers of subfloor prep materials are addressing this issue with products and accessories intended to ensure a more professional job. Following are some new introductions: Lignomat: V6-KS The V6-KS package includes the Ligno-VersaTec, a pin/pinless dual-depth and RH meter, which is useful throughout the instal

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Swiss luxury in Kowloon

Diary of a Tile Addict

Striking columns of deep blue ceramic tiles coat the facade of the Hong Kong boutique store of Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Piaget. Photo credit: Kevin Mak Photo credit: Kevin Mak Designed by Chinese architecture firm Neri&Hu , Piaget’s storefront was created to honour the brand’s dedication to craftsmanship as well as the historic wharf area of Kowloon.

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Discover the Best Cement Tile for a kitchen

Realstone

What is the Best Cement Tile for a kitchen? Introduction Choosing the right tile for your kitchen can elevate your kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary. It is not just about aesthetics; it’s also about durability, safety, and maintenance. In recent years, cement tiles have become a popular choice for many homeowners and designers. But what is the best cement tile for your kitchen?

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Le Gruppo Cerdisa Ricchetti a présenté SYN

Ceramics of Italy

Lors d’un événement de grand intérêt, qui s’est tenu le 19 juillet au Studio d’Andrea Castrignano, Piazza Tricolore à Milan, le Groupe Cerdisa Ricchetti – représenté par les marques Cerdisa, Ricchetti, Roberto Cavalli Home Luxury Tiles et la division GCR Project dédiée au monde du design – a présenté sa nouvelle philosophie d’entreprise.

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Homeowners Are Delaying Their Remodeling Projects – Should You?

JG Kitchens

What I've been experiencing in this small scale process is that it takes far longer than you'd imagine to get bids from contractors and samples from manufacturers. I'd sure hate to be taking on a kitchen or bath remodel at this point. Turns out that many other Americans are having the same thoughts -- and delaying remodeling projects, however beneficial they may be.

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Ep 134: Management 101

Life of an Architect

Today we are talking about firm management – but at a fairly introductory level so that we can focus on a broad range of considerations that are applicable to a broader range of individuals who are transitioning into management roles. The post Ep 134: Management 101 first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 134: Management 101 at Life of an Architect.

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Mohawk releases 2022 ESG Report

Floor Covering News

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries published its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, Connections That Create Value , which details the company’s progress toward its sustainability goals, highlights product innovation and shares stories that showcase the work accomplished by thousands of Mohawk employees around the globe. For customers and other stakeholders, the report provides insights into how Mohawk is creating differentiated products across multiple price points to deliver en

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Yinka Ilori x Domus

Diary of a Tile Addict

Launched at this year’s Clerkenwell and spreading joy wherever they land, the joyful debut tile collection by British artist Yinka Ilori is one for the books. Made in collaboration with Domus , the handmade Glaze range features 16 joyful colours and five modular shapes designed to be used alone or to create dopamine-boosting kaleidoscopic designs full of vibrancy and vim.

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AS SEEN IN: Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle

Realstone

We love seeing our products gracing beautiful spaces. Featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle is Yalda , a Persian-Mediterranean restaurant in Sandy Springs Georgia. Our Tempered Marine tiles grace the colorful space designed in partnership with Cy Bickers from Restaurants Consulting Group. Home Plate The post AS SEEN IN: Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle appeared first on Realstone Systems.

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Join Polyglass at Western States Roofing Contractors Association Expo!

The A to Z of Building

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing solutions in the United States, is pleased to announce its participation at the Western States Roofing Contractors.

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Wellness Benefits of Home Saunas and Steam Showers

JG Kitchens

I've enjoyed using steam showers and saunas at spas and would love to have one in my forever home. If you've been curious about adding one (or both) to yours, you'll want to check out my latest article on the topic. Either of these wellness amenities can enhance your health and resale value. The post Wellness Benefits of Home Saunas and Steam Showers comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Ep 133: Ask the Show Fall 2023

Life of an Architect

Management transition, Where to start a design, the Role of Artificial Intelligence in architecture, and What Cocktail Should Architects drink. We answer your questions today on Ep 133: Ask the Show. Fall 2023 The post Ep 133: Ask the Show Fall 2023 first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 133: Ask the Show Fall 2023 at Life of an Architect.

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Torlys names Chris Schneider executive director

Floor Covering News

Chris Schneider Toronto—Torlys has added Chris Schneider to the team as executive director, as part of Torlys’ continued investment in its business development goals. Backed by 20 years in the flooring industry in senior management positions, including vice president, marketing at Shnier/Gesco and president of Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile, Schneider also brings previous sales and marketing success in the packaged goods field at Schneider Foods and Sun-Rype Products.

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Portugal: tile tradition and technology

Diary of a Tile Addict

Earlier this year Diary of a Tile Addict was invited on a four-day ceramic tile study tour of Portugal. As a long-term admirer of Portugal’s long and influential ceramic tradition, DOATA’s founder, Joe Simpson readily accepted the invitation. Photo credit: Portugal Ceramics: Love Tiles For a self-proclaimed tile addict, this wonderful tour proved to be a complete pleasure and privilege.

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Using dark stone veneer to decorate your home

Realstone

Making Statements in Design Ever feel like your home’s design is just missing that final touch? You might’ve played it safe with neutral tones and traditional designs, but now you’re craving that bold, eye-catching element that ties everything together. Why Choose Dark Stone Veneer Enter dark stone veneer. This versatile material offers a potent mix of elegance and drama, perfectly suited to revitalize both interior and exterior spaces.

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Tall Buildings Could be Built Quicker if Damping Models Were Correct, Study Finds

The A to Z of Building

Multi-storey buildings are assembled over cautiously to withstand wind strengths, researchers have found. This is because there are several difficulties in estimating damping – the method of.

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Emser Tile releases 2024 catalog

Floor Covering News

Los Angeles—Emser Tile has released its 2023/2024 catalog , available both in print and online. The newly released 450+ page resource offers an extensive and varied assortment of products for interior and exterior design, catering to both residential and commercial needs. It encompasses a wide range of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, luxury vinyl tile and planks, glass, decorative accents, mosaics, natural stone, setting materials, whole shower systems and more.

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Daltile launches new tile, stone collections

Floor Covering News

Dallas, Texas—Daltile is currently launching six new tile and stone collections into its industry-leading product line : Artcrafted, Divinium, Acreage, Calgary, Pure and Gamma. “Our new Daltile products exemplify many of the most popular interior design trends,” said Laura Grill, director of product design, Dal-Tile. “These gorgeous new assortments represent unique, handcrafted, dramatic marble, natural wood and tranquil stone visuals in the finest quality porcelain and ceramic tiles and mosaics

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