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The Ceramic House

Diary of a Tile Addict

Somehow this unusual place has slipped by us, not featuring in a post or even given a passing mention. But that changes today. The Ceramic House will have its moment. Kay Aplin at her home – The Ceramic House Stanmer Villas Brighton Picture by Jim Holden Coated in unique tiled features, The Ceramic House serves as a permanent exhibition for the works of Brighton-based architectural ceramicist Kay Alpin.

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Revitalizing Urban Spaces: NYC Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Kitchen and Residential Design

via New York City is always at the cutting edge of design and lifestyle. Therefore, when it comes to NYC kitchen remodeling, keeping up with the trends is key. This guide explores ten current trends, offering some great ideas for kitchen renovations to help you transform it into a stylish, highly functional space. No. 1 Open Plan Living: Creating Spacious Kitchens Before you choose the best kitchen layout for your home, you should know that open-plan living is one of the top trends in NYC.

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Beginning, Intermediate Training Classes Qualify for FCEF “100 in 100”

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation

Do You Know About the '100 in 100'? It's a wonderful program that the Floor Covering Education Foundation recently announced. If you're new to tile installation, you can benefit from it. You'll find details below, including CTEF training programs that are eligible.

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CTEF training classes qualify for FCEF “100 in 100” scholarship

Floor Covering News

Dalton–The CTEF will offer beginning and intermediate training classes that qualify for the Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) “100 in 100” scholarship program announced on November 13, 2023. “100 in 100” stands for 100 scholarships that FCEF will award to cover the full cost of tuition for installation training over 100 days. The promotion kicks off on December 1 and runs through March 10, 2024.

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Six Wellness-Related Bathroom Design Trends For 2024

JG Kitchens

What are the hot trends for bathroom projects going into the new year? I shared six that are wellness related from the National Kitchen & Bath Association's authoritative new 2024 Bathroom Trends Research Report in my latest Forbes.com article. The post Six Wellness-Related Bathroom Design Trends For 2024 comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Luyten 3D Heads Up Formation of Global 3D Printing Body ‘Construction 3D Printing World Council’

The A to Z of Building

World leading Australian 3D printing technology company, Luyten 3D, has pioneered the formation of the world's first global 3D printing body to oversee and inform the creation of standards,

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Ceramica Sant’Agostino presents its first Sustainability Report

Ceramics of Italy

Innovation, research, functionality and an increasingly concrete commitment to the environment are the directions that guide Ceramica Sant’Agostino in the creation, design and manufacture of its products. Behind each collection there is a process of technological and formal research that is based on the desire to guarantee beauty to the material, technical efficiency and durability of the surfaces, created to maintain their appearance intact and unchanged over time.

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Builder confidence down, better conditions in view

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—High mortgage rates that approached 8% earlier this month continue to hammer builder confidence , but recent economic data suggest housing conditions may improve in the coming months, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes in November fell six points to 34 in November, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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Multifamily developer confidence weak in Q3

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing was in negative territory for the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two separate indices. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) had a reading of 38—well below the break-even point of 50—for the third quarter while the Multifamily Occupancy Index (MOI) reading was 82.

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Single-family starts flat in October

Floor Covering News

Washington, D.C.—Single-family construction held steady in October as high mortgage rates depressed demand but more buyers turned to new homes because of a lack of existing inventory, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Overall housing starts increased 1.9% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.37 million units, according to a report from the U.S.

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‘Tuesday Tips:’ How to build and use a budget

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,” Steve Abernathy, COO of the WFCA, walks through the simple steps of building and using a budget.

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Happy Feet, Unilin strengthen partnership

Floor Covering News

Waregem, Belgium– Happy Feet International , a national distributor of flooring materials, is working closely with Unilin Technologies and integrating Unilin’s cutting-edge solutions across its entire range of locking products. “Since our start in 2012, Happy Feet has supported the Unilin Technologies locking systems,” said Casey Johnson and his son CJ Johnson, co-founders of Happy Feet International. “Through the years we experimented with other systems, but quickly realized the s

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TISE exhibit hall nearly sold out

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas–Industry manufacturers have secured their exhibit spaces in droves for this year’s International Surface Event (TISE) in anticipation of connecting with the industry this January. The exhibit hall is now 99% sold out, according to show organizers, and the nearly 400,000-square-foot exhibit hall is wall-to-wall with products, services, networking and learning opportunities.

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Lions Floor welcomes Kevin Flannigan

Floor Covering News

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Lions Floor is again expanding its team with the addition of Kevin Flannigan, who is joining Lions Floor as director of tech services. Flannigan has more than 40 years in the flooring industry. He has 25 years as a flooring mechanic and 18 years in technical services. According to the company, Flannigan was able to be a part of launch of new products nationally that are said to have changed the industry—such as fiberglass sheet vinyl, floating LVT, WPC and SPC.