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University of Ceramic Tile and Stone launches tile specialist course

Floor Covering News

San Diego, Calif.—The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) has provided training to thousands of people in the tile and stone industry over the last decade. The online course “Installer Tile Specialist (ITS) Standards Verification course,” has been taken by both union and non-union installers as well as industry technical and salespeople to be up-to-date with the industry installation standards, methods and practices.

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The CTI Test at THASIE 2024

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation

Learn about the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) hands-on test that took place in conjunction with THASIE 2024 in Fresno, California.

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Guide to Gauged Porcelain Tile Countertops 

Why Tile

We expect a lot from our kitchen and bathroom countertops: They must be able to meet numerous functional demands while also looking great. It’s a tall order, and it makes finding the right countertop material an important decision. Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs for countertops are extra large porcelain tiles that are growing in popularity as… The post Guide to Gauged Porcelain Tile Countertops appeared first on Why Tile.

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Wellness Real Estate Is Surging – What Are the Top Home Features?

JG Kitchens

The new real estate report from the Global Wellness Institute didn't surprise me. I've been watching interest in – and demand for – healthy house features surge in the years since the pandemic drove us all home four years ago. It confirmed what I've been seeing and added some valuable insights. The post Wellness Real Estate Is Surging – What Are the Top Home Features?

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Florida Tile unveils Bellanova

Floor Covering News

Lawrenceburg, Ky.—Florida Tile is set to introduce Bellanova, a new line of color-body porcelain tiles that captures the timeless elements of European oak, also known as Rovere wood. This collection offers a range of visuals—from straight and uniform to intricately detailed. “We were inspired by the essence of European oak,” said Micah Hand, director of marketing and product management at Florida Tile.

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Sustainable Concrete from Recycled Construction Waste

The A to Z of Building

This study examines the use of recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste (CDW) in concrete. Highlighting the environmental and economic benefits, the review discusses various recycling processes and their impact on the physical, mechanical, and durability properties of concrete.

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Ep 151: Starting a Business

Life of an Architect

We are finally conceding to a request that’s been made a thousand times – do an episode on starting an architectural business – a topic that I have resisted for essentially 6 years, and I think I’ve finally broken. This is not as easy of a topic to discuss as you might think because there are a million different ways you could answer a question this broad.

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Mohawk Edge Summit early pricing sells out

Floor Covering News

Denver—Mohawk opened registration yesterday, May 22, for Edge Summit 2025 with an overwhelming response from retail partners. Early bird special pricing, which was set to run through June 21, sold out in record time. Limited registration packages are still available at regular price, and retailers eager to attend are encouraged to act quickly to secure their spot.

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Starnet helps members ‘chart their course’

Floor Covering News

Attendees packed the exhibition space at the Starnet 2024 spring conference. Amelia Island, Fla.—Many of North America’s largest and most influential commercial floor covering contractors assembled here this week for the 2024 Starnet spring conference. In keeping with tradition, the event offered attendees valuable educational opportunities while providing a forum for members to network and share best practices.

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Mannington Mills supports art in local schools

Floor Covering News

Salem, N.J.—For 22 years, Mannington Mills has hosted the “Art is Cool” program, recognizing and rewarding the talent of Salem County high school students and encouraging them to pursue their artistic endeavors. The manufacturer gathered at corporate headquarters with student artists, their families and teachers to announce this year’s winners. “We love hosting this event—it is amazing to see all the talented young people in our own community,” said Zack Zehner, executive chairman of the board a

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Enhancing Bridge Stress Control with Advanced Monitoring

The A to Z of Building

A study in "Scientific Reports" detailed new construction procedures for robust stress control in long-span bridges, highlighting the Tajo Bridge's innovative monitoring system. By integrating advanced load cells and synchronized multi-strain gauge networks, the research demonstrated significant improvements in monitoring and managing prestressing stresses, crucial for structural integrity and safety.

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Utilizing Moneypoint Fly Ash as Sustainable Cement Replacement

The A to Z of Building

An article in Applied Sciences investigates Moneypoint fly ash from 1985-1995 as a viable replacement for Portland cement in concrete. The study explores its mineral composition, hydration behavior, and potential to enhance concrete strength and durability, demonstrating its suitability as a supplementary cementitious material (SCM).

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Nano-Calcined Excavation Soil as Substitute for Cement

The A to Z of Building

Researchers have developed a sustainable method to use nano-sized calcined excavation soil (NCES) from waste soil as a cement substitute, enhancing the durability and strength of concrete structures. This approach addresses environmental concerns associated with excavation soil waste and demonstrates significant improvements in the mechanical properties of cementitious materials through refined pore structure and optimized hydration dynamics.

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Golesworthy Flooring appoints new managing director

Floor Covering News

Bristol, U.K.—Golesworthy Flooring, a premier flooring contractor catered toward housebuilders in the southwest of England, has appointed Louise Golesworthy as managing director. With over 18 years of experience and a solid background in both technical expertise and business leadership, Golesworthy is set to elevate the company’s commitment to excellence.

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Tuesday Tips: Developing a passion for practice

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 Jenning emphasizes the need to develop a passion for practicing.

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A success for Hospitality Design Conference

Floor Covering News

Milan, Italy—The latest edition of the Hospitality Design Conference, organized by Teamwork Hospitality, a leading hotel consultancy and training company headed by president Mauro Santinato, has drawn widespread enthusiasm after its success. Held on May 8 at the Melià Hotel here, this event served as a platform for exploring innovative ideas and solutions for hotel design and redevelopment, as well as for gaining insights into design trends and developments on both a national and international s

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Vacuum System From Atlas Copco Vacuum Enables Sustainable Production of Building Materials

The A to Z of Building

Isola, based in Notodden in the south of Norway, offers environmentally friendly products for the construction industry. The company manufactures insulation materials, roofing membranes, wind protection and sealing products.

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APM Steam Provides Expert Steam Trap Surveys to Document Operational Status and Provide Repair Recommendations

The A to Z of Building

American Plant Maintenance (APM Steam), a leading provider of steam systems maintenance services, announces its steam trap survey services, which can be used to create a full inventory of steam traps in a facility’s steam system, identify failing traps, and uncover steam trap station issues that negatively impact the delivery of thermal energy through the steam system and the proper removal of condensate.

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Komatsu Europe Launches New Sorting and Demolition Grapple Range

The A to Z of Building

Komatsu Europe is pleased to introduce the all-new sorting and demolition grapple range, the latest addition to the Komatsu attachments portfolio.

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Registration opens for Mohawk’s Edge Summit 2025

Floor Covering News

Denver, Colo.—Mohawk’s Edge Summit is returning this year with a newly-imagined customer experience at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center here from December 16 to 19. Early bird special pricing runs May 22 through June 21, 2024, and is limited to the first 125 bookings. Mohawk Edge retail partners can now take advantage of early bird special pricing and secure a spot to “Ignite Your Edge”.

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Shaw Industries’ Chuck Babcock inducted into Driver Hall of Fame

Floor Covering News

Dalton— Shaw Industries has inducted Charles “Chuck” Babcock into the National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) Hall of Fame. Imagine making 148 trips around the Earth and you’ll have a better idea of how far Babcock has driven with zero preventable accidents, injuries or moving violations over his 40-year career. With an impressive safety record covering 3.7 million miles and a demonstrated commitment to Shaw’s customers, he was the sixth Shaw Industries driver inducted into the NPTC Driver Hall