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Cersaie’s Textured Stone

Diary of a Tile Addict

Marked with natural imperfections, decorated with carvings, and shapes in formats both little and large, textured stone offers a deep seam to mine when it comes to tile design. These are the few I collected at Cersaie. Copenhagen from Bassanesi Heritage Ivory from Keope Alchemy and Deco Pierre Irregularly ridged with scored lines, Peronda ‘s Alchemy and Porcelanosa ‘s Deco Pierre take a similar approach to adding texture to stone.

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Virginia Tile welcomes two industry veterans to commercial division

Floor Covering News

Livonia, Minn.—Virginia Tile has named two new members to its commercial team, Stu Kinney and Bradley Walworth. Both seasoned professionals in the industry, Kinney and Walworth bring a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to excellence that will propel Virginia Tile to new heights. Stu Kinney Kinney, an accomplished national account sales manager, offers experience in the flooring industry.

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New Cooling Ceramic can Enhance Energy Efficiency for the Construction Sector and Help Combat Global Warming—City University of Hong Kong Research

The A to Z of Building

A significant breakthrough in developing a passive radiative cooling (PRC) material has been announced by researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). The findings have just been.

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Understanding Shade and Color Variation of Ceramic and Porcelain tile

Conestoga Tile Blog

The shade variation classification system for ceramic tile is a crucial tool in understanding and managing the inherent differences in color and texture that may exist within a product series. This system helps consumers and industry professionals navigate the natural variations in ceramic tile products, offering a standardized way to communicate the expected appearance of tiles.

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Recer: sublime surface selection 

Diary of a Tile Addict

One of the most respected Portuguese tile brands, Recer was founded in 1977. Today it is a medium sized producer of porcelain tiles, and ceramic wall tiles, offering home owners and designers a wide range of contemporary solutions with its wide and diversified product portfolio. In 2022, Recer produced around 5 million sq. metres of tiles, achieving total sales of Euro 45.3 million.

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stone fireplace ideas

Realstone

Welcome to our comprehensive guide for stone fireplace ideas. Whether you’re looking to enhance your home with a touch of elegance or seeking practical DIY solutions, this article is your one-stop destination. From modern designs to Rustic styles, we’ll explore a variety of stone fireplace concepts, providing you with inspiration and guidance to transform your living space.

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Italcer becomes a Benefit Company and reaffirms its commitment to ESG

Ceramics of Italy

Italcer , the Italian ceramic design hub led by Graziano Verdi and controlled by the Mindful Capital Partners Investment Fund, has become a Benefit Corporation. This marks the continuation of Italcer Group’s ongoing efforts to pursue goals for the common good alongside those of profitability. The company is committed to operating responsibly, sustainably and transparently towards people, communities, territories and the environment, with a particular focus on inclusivity and gender equality.

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Simple Home Changes Can Offset Negative Time Change Effects

JG Kitchens

Did "falling back" last weekend kick your butt too? I've never felt its effects as strongly as I have this time. Yeesh! I reached out to an occupational therapist with expertise in sleep and home environments for her insights. The post Simple Home Changes Can Offset Negative Time Change Effects comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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stone fireplace ideas

Realstone

Welcome to our comprehensive guide for stone fireplace ideas. Whether you’re looking to enhance your home with a touch of elegance or seeking practical DIY solutions, this article is your one-stop destination. From modern designs to Rustic styles, we’ll explore a variety of stone fireplace concepts, providing you with inspiration and guidance to transform your living space.

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New UCF Tech Uses AI, VR to Monitor Safety of Bridges, Buildings

The A to Z of Building

Monitoring the structural health of the nation’s aging budlings and bridges is vital to keeping people safe and helping prevent tragedies such as the Surfside condominium collapse in 2021.

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Resilient glues continue to evolve

Floor Covering News

B uoyed by technology advancements, the benefits of the latest adhesives for resilient flooring are wide and far-reaching—from better indoor air quality to less risk of moisture-related flooring failure. What’s more, within the last few years adhesives manufacturers have introduced products that can be installed in higher relative humidity (RH) conditions—as high as 99% RH.

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Safety First: Best Practices for Operating Concrete Grinders in Commercial Settings

Onfloor Technology

Operating a concrete grinder in a commercial setting can be dangerous if you’re not aware of the potential risks or take the proper precautions. You should consistently follow best practices when using a concrete grinder to ensure your safety and that of those around you.

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Mapei among the “World’s Best Employers”

Ceramics of Italy

Mapei is among the World’s Best Employers according to the rankings compiled by Forbes in cooperation with Statista that examines 700 companies assessed by 170,000 employees from over 50 countries to determine which businesses excel in terms of corporate impact and image, talent development, gender equality and social responsibility. Mapei, together with the other 13 Italian companies listed in the rankings, was prised by the people interviewed for showcasing the very best of Italian manuf

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Polyglass Roof Restoration Saves Nautical Towers From Extensive Water Damage

The A to Z of Building

The Nautical Towers, an iconic high-rise condominium boasting panoramic beach views and unique architectural design, recently faced a significant challenge with its rooftop. The building's.

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Interface releases Fall/Winter 2023 Design Trend Index? 

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Interface, a global flooring solutions company and leader in sustainability, published its Fall/Winter 2023 Design Trend Index , highlighting the latest trends in design within commercial and residential spaces. The Fall/Winter 2023 Design Trend Index includes: Enduring Essentials : A look at the timeless trends that took center stage this year and have staying power.

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i4F, AFT joins forces to reinforce install efficiencies

Floor Covering News

Turnhout, Belgium—i4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, announced a cooperation with AFT (Advanced Flooring Technology) aimed at further enhancing efficiencies linked to the installation of modular flooring featuring i4F drop-lock technologies. The flooring installer workforce remains a scarce resource meaning time management and efficiencies are of the essence.

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Shaw Contract launches ROAM hospitality collection

Floor Covering News

New York, N.Y.—Shaw Contract Hospitality will return to BDNY this year here at Jacob K. Javits Center November 12 and 13. Highlighting its latest products that shine in hospitality, the company will have a dual presence with its own booth and in the 1 Hotels: Designed by Nature space on the show floor. In Shaw Contract’s booth #469, three products will take center stage: Cultura Custom Collection, Mike Ford + Shaw Contract and ROAM, which will be making its market debut.

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Mohawk’s resilient revolution is about to change the game

Floor Covering News

Jackson Hole, Wyo.—Mohawk is seeking to “revolutionize” the resilient flooring market with a pair of innovations it claims are true game changers. And if early returns are any indication, the largest flooring manufacturer in the world may have struck gold. According to Jeff Meadows, president of Mohawk Residential, it’s a new day dawning for a company that may have initially lagged in resilient.

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Retailers tout top-selling hardwood offerings

Floor Covering News

W hile the hardwood flooring category has no doubt ceded some market share to the still-rising LVT segment—particularly the rigid core/SPC flooring market—there’s no denying hardwood remains arguably the most aspirational, natural floor covering product on the market today. That’s why, hardwood flooring proponents argue, so many competitive hard surface products are doing their level best to mimic real wood.

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Shaw Industries, PetSmart Charities collaborate to support pets in need

Floor Covering News

Dalton— Shaw Industries Group has collaborated with PetSmart Charities, the top funder of animal welfare in North America, to support the nonprofit’s mission of helping homeless pets. As part of this initiative, a portion of sales from Shaw Floors’ Pet Perfect products will be donated to PetSmart Charities to support initiatives that make life better for pets and people.

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Alliance Flooring holds showcase for early adopters of Perfect Home

Floor Covering News

Ryan Dunn and Kevin Logue flanked by their sons, RJ Dunn (far left) and Ethan Logue (right). Adairsville, Ga.—Alliance Flooring invited early adopters of its Perfect Home merchandising system here to discuss elements of the retail selling solution and technology platform. The gathering of retail members also included suppliers involved in the carpet rollout—the first phase—as well suppliers for the hard surface phase, which is scheduled to debut in Q2 2024.

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‘Tuesday Tips:’ How to appropriately apologize

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 advises to apologize once; more than that and the mistake grows to a bigger mistake because you’re putting a spotlight on it.

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TDG names Mike Johnson VP, hard surfaces

Floor Covering News

Dalton—The Dixie Group has appointed Mike Johnson to the position of vice president of hard surfaces. In this role, Johnson will lead TDG’s hard surface product innovation, marketing and strategic direction. TDG entered the hard surface segment in 2017. Since that time, TDG introduced and developed the TRUCOR brand into a nationally recognized trade brand with a 200+ SKU offering across the SPC, WPC and laminate categories.

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Bostik promotes Courtney Korselt

Floor Covering News

Courtney Korselt Wauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik has named Courtney Korselt regional business director, wall & floor products. With a career spanning over 17 years at Bostik in various key management positions, most recently as project management officer, construction & consumer division, Korselt brings a wealth of adhesive market knowledge and B2B marketing expertise to her new role.

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Cybersecurity becoming more important in home building industry

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—The toll data breaches are taking on U.S. businesses is on the rise and construction firms—especially general contractors—are becoming a more popular target for cyber criminals, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that in 2022 it received more than 800,000 complaints of cyber crimes with losses of around $10.3 billion, up sharply from $6.9 billion in 2021.

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Mortgage rates not deterring some buyers

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—Despite mortgage rates topping 7%, Americans persist in their desire to buy a home. According to the latest Housing Trends Report from NAHB , the share of adults with plans to purchase a home within a year edged up to 17% in the third quarter of 2023, up from 15% a quarter earlier, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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Shaw Sports Turf named official College Football Playoff turf provider

Floor Covering News

Houston—Shaw Sports Turf has been named the official synthetic turf provider of the College Football Playoff (CFP). An official sponsor, Shaw Sports Turf will have marketing segment exclusivity on-site within College Football Playoff National Championship weekend events in January 2024. Through this partnership, Shaw Sports Turf will showcase its products throughout the event spaces leading up to the 2024 national championship game, slated for Monday, January 8 at NRG Stadium here.

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Engineered Floors releases 2022 Sustainability Report

Floor Covering News

Dalton—Engineered Floors, parent company of J+J Flooring and EF Contract, has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, illustrating its commitment to ever-improving sustainability efforts. Through innovative, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and a passion for doing what’s right for the planet, Engineered Floors aims to lead the way across the commercial product manufacturing industry.

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Private label equals profit opportunities

Floor Covering News

Nox Corp., with U.S. headquarters in Fostoria, Ohio, has the capability to not only provide shorter lead times but also seemingly endless customization options for its private label clients. I n the race to compete in the hard surface arena—particularly LVT/P, SPC and WPC—it’s difficult to enter the game late, play catch-up and still establish a meaningful presence in such a highly contested market segment.

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AHF Products unveils redesigned website

Floor Covering News

Mountville, Pa.—AHF Products, which comprises top brands in hard surface flooring including Bruce, Armstrong Flooring, Hartco, LM Flooring, Robbins, Crossville and others, announced the launch of its redesigned corporate website with new user experience, functionality and branding. Located at www.AHFProducts.com , the new website is billed as a testament to AHF’s evolution as a dynamic industry leader, with a host of innovative features designed to engage, inform and inspire visitors. “We

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Aperion Surfaces launches new visualizer tool

Floor Covering News

Allendale, N.J.—Aperion Surfaces, a flooring importer and distributor, launched its custom room visualizer tool to enhance the shopping experience for flooring retailers, distributors, designers and contractors. In partnering with Roomvo, a leading room and floor visualization tool, users are able to browse Aperion’s entire product catalog 24/7 via any cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, for design inspiration and to visualize a product in any room of choice.

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RegalCraft enters flooring market with private label positioning  

Floor Covering News

Dallas—RegalCraft, a premier custom flooring procurement solutions provider, has entered the market, specializing in producing high-quality custom flooring products designed exclusively for OEM distribution and private label markets. RegalCraft aims to set a new standard by prioritizing craftsmanship, quality and uniqueness, making it the ultimate choice for businesses in search of distinctive and versatile custom flooring solutions.

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Flooring America names two new advisory council members

Floor Covering News

Manchester, N.H.—Flooring America recently appointed two new members to its advisory council. Chris Green of Great Southeast Flooring America in Melbourne, Fla., and Bill Huss, of D & M Interiors in Appleton, Wis., were selected to join the group, which represents the perspective of Flooring America’s retail members to the leadership team. Advisory council members are chosen for their dedication to the cooperative and history of business success.

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