2023

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Tile of Spain USA Premieres its Annual Update of the Quick Ship Collection: Showcasing Over 140 Series

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing more than 100 ceramic tile manufacturers, announces the annual release of the U.S. Quick Ship Collection. The new catalog of Spanish tiles includes more than 140 ceramic series from over 35 Spanish companies. The Quick Ship Collection is a reference guide which features a select group of ceramic products from Spanish manufacturers that are available for immediate purchase in the U.S.

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2023 Tile Trends on Display at Coverings

Why Tile

After weeks of counting down, we’re thrilled that Coverings — the most important event of the year for the tile and stone industry — is finally here! Next week, industry professionals ranging from manufacturers and distributors to architects and designers will gather in Orlando. As in previous years, attendees will watch presentations to learn about… The post 2023 Tile Trends on Display at Coverings appeared first on Why Tile.

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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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Cevisama Curiosities: The 70s

Diary of a Tile Addict

We’ve cleared Cevisama ‘s trends, we’ve shared one of our favourite stands, and we’ve grouped together a whole bunch of mini-trends, but now it’s time to begin what you’ve all been waiting for – the Cevisama Curiosities series. This time I’m switching it up, creating ‘families’ of curiosities rather than the free-for-all you’ve grown accustomed to and the first family of this Cevisama season – The 70s.

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Italian-Designed Stoneware Tile Collection Features the Natural Flow of Cross-cut Travertine

Rubble Tile

Cross-cut travertine is the inspiration for one of our favorite porcelain stoneware collections, Stoneline. 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.

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Go Bold or Go Home: GIO Looks at Statement Stones

Giotile

Stone and stone-look porcelain for surfaces, in general, is still very much on trend, but increasingly, design clients in both the commercial and residential sectors are favoring big, bold stones that act as statement pieces. These bold stones in exotic species, unique or bold colors, and often with dramatic veining, aren’t shy; they take center … The post Go Bold or Go Home: GIO Looks at Statement Stones appeared first on Gio Tile.

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THE BEST WAYS TO USE STACKED STONE TO CREATE A KITCHEN BACKSPLASH DESIGN 

Realstone

The backsplash is the perfect finishing touch to any kitchen design. Backsplashes add color, texture, interest, and pattern to the kitchen, and are considered the most decorative part of the design. The backsplash can be designed in any material, color, shape, or style, but one of the most dramatic looks you can achieve is with stacked stone. Stacked stone backsplashes have a character and beauty lacking in other materials.

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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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How to Level a Concrete Surface

Onfloor Technology

Are you looking to level an uneven concrete floor? Whether it's for an existing concrete floor, a garage floor , or a driveway, leveling a concrete surface is an important step in creating a durable and even structure.

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Indulge in an Evening of Tile, Trends and Tapas: A CEU Event with Tile of Spain at AD EX Dallas

Tile of Spain USA

Join Tile of Spain at AIA Dallas on Tuesday, November 7 th from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm for a CEU presentation highlighting the latest in ceramic tile technologies presented by Tile of Spain Technical Consultant, Ryan Fasan. Along with the seminar and discussion on the best uses of tile, guests will enjoy Spanish tapas and wines, displays of new products and innovations from 15 Tile of Spain companies and the opportunity to network with industry peers.

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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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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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Tile of Spain Announces the Prestigious Jury Overseeing the 22nd Annual Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association (ASCER) has announced the five highly regarded architects and designers who will make up the jury for the 22 nd annual Tile of Spain Awards. The 2023 jury will be chaired by Carme Pinós, an award winning architect and founder of Estudio Carme Pinós. Alongside Pinós, the jury is comprised of Inma Bermúdez, founder of Studio Inma Bermúdez , Jesús Olivares, of COR Asociados Arquitectos , Gracia Cardona, director of Diario Design Magazine and Susana

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Must-have product introductions of 2023

Floor Covering News

I nnovation is at the heart of product development for flooring manufacturers. If that wasn’t the case, retailers would be stuck with racks full of me-too offerings. Fortunately, this year’s “must-have” product introductions serve as a compilation of in-demand and innovative soft and hard surface flooring. Following is a sampling of some notable products from 2023, along with their key selling points.

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Versatile Design Ideas With Porcelain and Ceramic Tile

Why Tile

“Design versatility” speaks to the ability to use a product for many different kinds of projects under a variety of conditions, while also offering diverse design aesthetics to fulfill a wide range of needs. It’s a tall order. The advantage of design versatility allows for a consistent aesthetic throughout a space, the ability to use… The post Versatile Design Ideas With Porcelain and Ceramic Tile appeared first on Why Tile.

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Coverings 2024 registration, awards now open

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Coverings, the premier international ceramic tile and natural stone exhibition and conference in North America, has launched the official openings for event registration, discounted hotel booking options and award program submissions for Coverings 2024, which will take place here at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) April 22-25, 2024.

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Leveraging laminate innovation to recoup market share

Floor Covering News

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to state that the resilient flooring category—specifically LVP/SPC/WPC—has been eating the lunch of competing segments such as hardwood, tile and laminate. The industry has watched closely in recent years as the resilient segment’s growth rate far outpaced that of both its hard and soft surface counterparts. However, other high-performance categories—laminate in particular—are not taking it lying down.

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Waterproof innovations take center stage

Floor Covering News

T oday’s flooring retailer is awash with options when it comes to waterproof flooring—a bona fide flooring category as retailers continue to tout the product as a major draw for flooring buyers in 2023. However, not all products are created equal and only those complete with next-level innovations will find homes at specialty retail stores. Luckily for dealers, innovation in waterproof technology has come flooding in this year.

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FCEF to offer 100% training scholarships for 100 days

Floor Covering News

Dalton—Through a new promotion named “100 in 100,” the Floor Covering Education Foundation ( FCEF) announced that it will offer scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition for installation training to 100 individuals in 100 days. The promotion kicks off Dec. 1 and runs through March 10, 2024. To be eligible for the scholarship, individuals must be new to the industry or have worked as an installation helper for less than a year.

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81 Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

Why Tile

Regardless of whether you have a small or large space, a ceramic tile backsplash can make a huge design impact. Particularly in the bathroom, backsplash tile can set the tone for the whole space while also protecting your walls from water damage and creating a low-maintenance, easy-to-clean surface. Of course, the impact of bathroom backsplash… The post 81 Bathroom Backsplash Ideas appeared first on Why Tile.

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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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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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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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Annual Flooring Product Guide 2023

Floor Covering News

N ew products are the lifeblood of the retail flooring industry, and dealers sometimes stake their reputations on selecting winning products that will resonate with customers while contributing to the bottom line. Floor Covering News ’ 2023 Annual Product Guide includes more than 100 distinctive products across a range of formats and categories. Each manufacturer that chose to participate in this special issue had the opportunity to submit a photo and description of four recently introduced pro

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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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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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Five iconic tiled exteriors

Diary of a Tile Addict

Few things pack a punch like a tiled exterior. Elegant, timeless, intricate, and striking, these iconic buildings all have one wonderful thing in common. 1) Eastern Columbia Building, Los Angeles This thirteen story Art Deco jewel in the Broadway Theatre and Commercial District was designed by Claud Beelman as the former HQ of the Eastern Outfitting Company and the Columbia Outfitting Company.

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Exclusive: MSI sees opportunities amid challenges

Floor Covering News

Raj Shah, MSI co-CEO M S International, more commonly known as MSI, started making headlines about 15 years ago as an affordable source of ceramic tile and stone. Over the past decade, the 48-year-old company got into the SPC game in a huge way, becoming the second-largest supplier of that product in the U.S. The company continues to grow through innovation, a diverse product assortment and holding true to its core tenet: “Making Dream Surfaces Attainable.

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Tapping the high-end market with tile and stone

Floor Covering News

The high-end tile market carries much potential for savvy flooring dealers. T he high-end, luxury market has thrived over the last several years despite a general malaise around economic uncertainty. Industry experts agree that while economic conditions can tighten the purse strings of the average consumer, those shopping for opulence tend to continue spending even during these times.

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Fresh-Faced Facade

Diary of a Tile Addict

Seeking to transform Coffs Harbour’s library, museum, and gallery to better suit its evolving presence as a tourist hub, the architects at BVN have reskinned Yarilla Place with a striking display of glass and ceramic. This refreshed aesthetic was chosen to fuse tradition with modern culture whilst also revitalising the function and vision of the building.

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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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Virginia Tile announces new distribution hub

Floor Covering News

Indianapolis—Virginia Tile is expanding its operations into Indiana with the opening of a brand-new, all-in-one, full-service branch located here. The new location will feature a state-of-the-art showroom, a user-friendly order and pick-up desk and a fully stocked warehouse of tile and installation materials providing customers with a comprehensive and convenient tile shopping experience.

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Stats 2023: Commercial flooring rebounds

Floor Covering News

C all it the “year of the comeback.” That’s how some industry observers might describe the commercial flooring industry in 2022, which continued to emerge from the wreckage of a global pandemic to experience a vibrant rebirth. As businesses reopened, construction and renovation projects activities increased, breathing new life into building interiors.

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Flooring STATS 2023: Dollars see gains, volume down

Floor Covering News

Generationally high inflation. A seemingly unending number of interest rate hikes. Disruptions in supply chains. The war in Ukraine that created a global energy crisis. A drop in American consumer confidence. Falling stock prices and unrealized profit forecasts. Such were the main challenges that defined 2022 for civilization in general and the flooring industry in particular.

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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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NTCA unveils training event schedule for September

Floor Covering News

Jackson, Miss.-The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has announced a robust fall training schedule, beginning with 13, three-hour workshops; four full-day regional training events; and a pair of two-day Art Glass Panel training events in September. The September workshops, which are free, cover topics such as “Ins and Outs of Layout for Contractors”; “Tile Matters: Best Practices for the Pros”; “Installation Failures–Could it be Me?

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79 Floor Tile Patterns: Find the Perfect Tile Layout for Any Space

Why Tile

Ceramic floor tile can help visually expand narrow rooms, elongate wide rooms, and even hide a room’s imperfections if you simply use the right installation pattern. Ceramic floor tile also offers wide versatility in how your floor is installed, — creative choices not possible with other flooring materials. So, how do you know which pattern… The post 79 Floor Tile Patterns: Find the Perfect Tile Layout for Any Space appeared first on Why Tile.

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