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Ideal Standard presents its new showroom in Milan

Ceramics of Italy

Located inside the company headquarters in Via Borsi, Milan in a brightly-lit building with large windows and water features, Ideal Standard’s new showroom is a brand communication space tailored to the needs of design professionals.

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EPA Announces Inclusion of Green Squared in Federal Government Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing

The Tile Council of North America Blog

Washington, DC) – Green Squared®, the American National Standard Specifications for sustainable ceramic tiles, glass tiles, and tile installation materials, has been added to the current US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing, updated at the close of 2016, the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) announced today. For Immediate Release: January 31, 2017.

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Avente Tile Talk: Carter's Hand-Painted Ceramic Tiles, Murals and.

Tile Talk

Being interested in history, I decided to research some information on the building and its tiles. design standards. Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Carters Hand-Painted Ceramic Tiles, Murals and Façades - Disappearing History. When I set out to write this blog article, I intended to put a few words to a photograph of the Poole Arms (in Poole, Dorset, UK,) with its striking green tile fa ç ade.

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BEAM Built-in Vacuum Receives National Green Building Standard Certification

The A to Z of Building

BEAM Built-in Vacuums' have earned National Green Building Standard certification by the National Association of Homebuilders' Home Innovation Research Labs. Installing a BEAM central vacuum

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Aircuity’s CEO to Speak on the WELL Building Standard Relating to Laboratories

The A to Z of Building

Aircuity, creator of measurably better environments, announces that CEO, Dan Diehl, will be giving a presentation focused on the WELL Building Standard and Supporting the Core Research Mission at the

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Level by Emilgroup obtains NSF certification

Ceramics of Italy

Thanks to constant research into the highest quality performance and the utmost food safety, the company has been awarded the coveted certification for its slabs of 160×320 cm with thickness 6.5

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Casalgrande Padana awarded Green Star 2022

Ceramics of Italy

The Reggio-Emilia-based company’s production philosophy is focused on the tireless pursuit of quality through applied research and the use of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies that meet the highest environmental standards in every stage of the production process.

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Lunch and Learn with Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Industry innovations in manufacturing, standards and product characteristics that speak to your client’s desires through broader use of ceramic tile. Are you an architecture firm or design studio interested in expanding your tile expertise?

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School is Back in Session: Tile of Spain returns to Harvard

Tile of Spain USA

The ceramic systems research with the Design Robotics Group studies two major challenges for ceramic products in construction industry – the need for product diversity and customization, and the need to meet higher standards of environmental performance in design and construction. I t’s back to school time across the country. Did you know that Tile of Spain has a connection to Harvard University, America’s oldest educational institution?

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Ceramics Supporting the New Reality: Healthcare Sector Architecture

Tile of Spain USA

Thanks to their commitment to research and innovation, Spanish companies are crafting solutions that present profound advances in the possibilities ceramic walls, floors and countertops can offer.

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Tile Council Announces UL Certification of EPDs for North American-Made Tile Mortars and Tile Grouts, Two More Ways to Pick Up Points When Building Green

The Tile Council of North America Blog

That’s because virtually all green building standards and rating systems, including LEED v4, provide pathways for earning points and fulfilling criteria by using products with EPDs, and an EPD for North American-made ceramic tile—also certified by UL—has been available since 2014. Tile Council is recognized for its leadership role in facilitating the development of North American and international industry quality standards to benefit tile consumers.

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Green Squared Certified® Sustainable Tiles and Tile Installation Materials Qualify for New LEED Credit

The Tile Council of North America Blog

must meet the extensive environmental and social responsibility requirements of Green Squared, the ceramic tile industry’s multi-attribute, cradle-to-grave sustainability standard. To garner a LEED point under this credit, at least 25% by cost of the permanently installed building products on a project must meet a USGBC-approved product sustainability standard, like Green Squared, and have third-party validation to prove it. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2016.

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Static COF and the new DCOF AcuTest

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

COF is a standardized method to measure the frictional resistance of a walking surface, in this case, tile. T he method used for measuring COF of ceramic tile floors changed in 2012, after years of research and with the approval of the accredited national consensus of ANSI or American National Standards Institute. According to this standard, tiles with a wet DCOF AcuTest value of less than 0.42

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TCNA welcomes Lundgren

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Marketplace requirements, conformance to standards, and product research are all areas where the customer benefits from the synergy between JLC and TCNA lab services. I look forward to promoting their testing services, including the new glass tile standard [ANSI A137.2] The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) is pleased to announce that Joe Lundgren, of Joseph Lundgren Consulting (JLC), has joined the TCNA team to advance TCNA’s laboratory services.

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Green Squared Certified® Sustainable Tiles and Tile Installation Materials Qualify for New LEED Credit

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

must meet the extensive environmental and social responsibility requirements of Green Squared, the ceramic tile industry’s multi-attribute, cradle-to-grave sustainability standard. To garner a LEED point under this credit, at least 25% by cost of the permanently installed building products on a project must meet a USGBC-approved product sustainability standard, like Green Squared, and have third-party validation to prove it. CTDA Home | Contact Us.

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NIST’s Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility Meets Twin Goals of Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality

The A to Z of Building

You can breathe easy in the net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). After 15 months of monitoring, researchers report that even with its airtight

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Building Materials to Detect Uranium & Plutonium Residues

The A to Z of Building

A team of researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method that can establish whether bricks – the standard building material – have ever been near a radiological

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Tile Industry Launches Inspiration and Education Initiative; Why Tile Debuts Here at Coverings

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Tile Council is recognized for its leadership role in facilitating the development of North American and international industry quality standards to benefit tile consumers. Additionally, TCNA regularly conducts independent research and product testing, works with regulatory, trade, and other government agencies, offers professional training, and publishes industry consensus guidelines and standards, economic reports, and promotional literature. CTDA Home | Contact Us.

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Designer Backed Insight for Today’s Interior Designs

Garden State Tile Blog

But no matter the space or direction, all great design starts with a little bit of research. People are moving away from the safe standards like white subway tile (which will always be classic) and daring to be bolder!

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Product Benefits That Benefit Pros || James Hardie’s Contractor Alliance Program

Building Moxie

Scientists, engineers and researchers from The Good Housekeeping Research Institute awarded Hardie the coveted distinction for their HardiePlank in 2013. For one the industry’s most comprehensive array of product docs, including information that helps installers adhere to OSHA’s Silica Dust Standards , explore JamesHardiePros.com. *. This is a partnered post with James Hardie Industries. 8 Million North American Homes Served.

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Bostik inaugurates new R&D Center in France

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

This world-class R&D center – alongside its counterparts in Milwaukee in the United States, and Shanghai, China – strengthens our global research and development capacities,” declared Bostik Chairman and CEO Bernard Pinatel at the opening ceremony. Sustainable construction: built according to low energy consumption standards. Venette, France – October 9, 2014.

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Why slip resistance continues to be a “moving target.”

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Slip resistant standards-of-care and codes have been a moving target. The standard of care was expected to be a minimum of 0.60 As the tile industry performed more research, more practical and reliable test methods developed that were better indicators of slip resistance. Much of the research was done by the University of Wuppertal in Germany, which developed what some considered the most reliable test method known as the German Ramp test. standard.

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Quick Drain Spacer

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Researchers at MAPEI have delivered a new, patent-pending sound-reduction membrane for use in both residential (homes, apartments, condominiums) and light commercial (office buildings) environments. The challenge for MAPEI’s R&D group was to meet or exceed a rating of 50 for both STC (airborne sound) and IIC (impact sound) standards on a 6″ (15 cm) concrete slab with no ceiling. Quick Drain USA has announced the release of a new ¾” spacer.

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What’s New Right Now? Kerabond™T, Tile of Spain gets ready for Cersaie, and LATICRETE wins an award

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

standard and ISO 13007 Classification C1T. standard and ISO 13007 Classification C2ES2P2. Through research at its Centers for Excellence in Research and Development over the past two years, MAPEI has documented the successful process for installing large-format thin tile panels on walls and floors. MAPEI introduces Kerabond™ T.

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How to Get the Best Price When Buying a New Build

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You’ll get a base price for standard finishes, but each upgrade – think higher-end floors and finishes – will crank up your total price. Use your research as leverage. Once you’ve exhausted your research, you can choose a builder and sign a contract confidently. Look into your options and research costs when buying a new build to make sure that you’re getting the best deal. Buying an existing home is all about the art of the deal.

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Huddersfield Experts Lead Study to Identify Optimum Steel for Modern Railways

The A to Z of Building

RESEARCH to identify the optimum steel for modern railways – combining the highest safety standards and reduced whole life costs – is being headed by experts at the University of

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Behind The Tiles: Marcos Cajina

Granada Tile

We were doing research, learning how cement tiles were made and we were also looking for molds. Originally I’d planned to import them but I wasn’t able to find someone that conformed my manufacturing or shipping standard. We wanted to know a little bit more about Marcos Cajina, the founder of Granada Tile and how a little boy grows up to start a tile company.

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What is a Transitional Kitchen?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

In fact, 65% of kitchens designed in the past year were transitional, more than double the kitchens that were traditional, contemporary or farmhouse, according to Tricia Zack, Market Research Analyst at the NKBA. Updraft hoods and standard-door dishwashers are other staples in this design. Transitional is the most popular kitchen design in the National Kitchen + Bath Association’s 2019 kitchen design trends.

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Avente Tile Talk: Artist Series Cement Tile Collection Grows with.

Tile Talk

Guillermos research led him to train with Master Printer Marie Dormuth, with whom artists Andy Warhol, Peter Gee and Martin Mazorra received training in the art of lithography. design standards. Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Artist Series Cement Tile Collection Grows with Guillermo & Tania. By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry.

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When Should You Resurface Concrete? Everything You Need to Know

Onfloor Technology

Consider researching which resurfacing products and sealants will be best for the region. For instance, using our 16" machine in tight areas instead of a standard 30" machine makes a big difference. Resurfacing is an excellent option for deteriorated or damaged driveways.

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Designer Backed Tips for Today’s Interiors

Garden State Tile Blog

But no matter the space or direction, all great design starts with a little bit of research. People are moving away from the safe standards like white subway tile (which will always be classic) and daring to be bolder!

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The Ultimate Guide To Concrete Resurfacing

Onfloor Technology

Concrete is porous, making it challenging to restore with new paint or another standard finish. The CPG grade is a standardized measurement of the amount of concrete deterioration present in your concrete. Concrete resurfacing is a great way to improve the look of your home or business.

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Healthcare Design: Creating Healing Environments for Improved Patient Outcomes

Giotile

A number of studies have linked the physical environment of hospitals to health outcomes and research has demonstrated how specific design changes in health care environments can reduce stress and the negative outcomes associated with it. Here are some ways research has shown how organizations can make design changes to alleviate stress and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

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Tile Excellence Welcomes Guest Blogger from Truguard Systems, LLC

Tile Excellence

We always encourage readers to do their research! Generally speaking, the liquid membranes just have not been able to hold up to the same standard and performance as the bonded polyethylene waterproofing systems. Our guest bloggers are from the world of tile, and we offer our site to share their stories, experiences, niches and opinions. We at Tile Excellence, Inc. and SEO Marketing for Business in NO WAY endorse, agree/disagree with the opinions stated.

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Avente Tile Talk: Thanks to the Tile Heritage Foundation

Tile Talk

The Foundation provides consultation and research, leads preservation efforts and shares information about tile. The Tile Heritage library and research facility has a wealth of knowledge including books and slides about ceramic tile surfaces. design standards. Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Thanks to the Tile Heritage Foundation. Editorial Note (Jan.

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Tile Industry 2013: Primed for Recovery, Part 1

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

s Donato Pompo, citing findings from Catalina Research, ceramic tile is leading the floor covering sales recovery, as tile manufacturers leverage the rebound in existing home sales and housing starts. floor coverings market in 2013, since builder purchases and commercial sales are leading the recovery,” Catalina Research states. By Jeffrey Steele. The tile industry has been through a lot the past five years.

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Shape Up Your Space with Arabesque Tile

H.Winter Showroom Blog

Houzz Blogger, Rachel Grace comments “The arabesque shape allows you to break away from standards like subway tile, while still embracing the look of a regimented, staggered pattern.” Houzz Blogger, Karen Egly-Thompson found in her research that “figural representation of living things is not permitted in Islamic art forms, and the arabesque pattern arose as a stylized reference to flowers, vines and other foliage.” Has your kitchen become too square?

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Avente Tile Talk: Persian Tile: A Form of Art and Religious Expression

Tile Talk

I hope you enjoyed reading this series as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it. design standards. Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Persian Tile: A Form of Art and Religious Expression. Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran. Image via: www.IslamicArts.org. The impact of Persian tiles occupies a prominent place in the history of Islamic art.

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TCNA’s Tile Person of the Year Awarded to Donato Grosser

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Grosser is a scholar whose vision and quiet but massive efforts over 40 years have had a transformative effect on the North American tile industry; additionally, through Coverings, funding for the promotion of tile and industry standards work has been possible.” From 1974-1984 he worked for the Italian Trade Commission, first as market research director, then as director of consulting services.

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What to Know About Exterior Functional Wood Window Shutters :: History, Styles & Curb Appeal

Building Moxie

As I researched, I found myself exploring also the history and architectural significance of wood shutters. By my research, the louvered shutter is spotted on the earliest colonial dwellings. Do your research and select an architectural appropriate style of both shutter and hardware before you proceed. Given the weight and the height of a standard window shutter, two hinges should do. *. This is the second part of a two-part article on wood window shutters.

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What Are Encaustic Cement Tiles?

The Cement Tile

When you’re looking at a specific product, you’ll want to do your research and contact the manufacturer to determine whether they are cement or ceramic tiles if you aren’t sure. It meets the standards for slip resistance established by ASTM (can’t remember what that stands for). While hardly a modern material, encaustic tiles are very popular in the home decorating and interior design world.

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Collaboration on Installation is Key to Architect's Success

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Materials like terrazzo, stone and traditional tile can be intermixed, despite the different installation standards and slip coefficients. Large tile requires a higher standard of care and detail due to the challenges of its installation - cracking, expansion, movement and waterproofing must all be addressed to ensure that the project is completed successfully. Proper research into the surface material and its attributes will ensure a more efficient and long-lasting installation.

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Tile Industry 2013: Primed for Recovery

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

s Donato Pompo, citing findings from Catalina Research, the primary source for ceramic tile industry data, ceramic tile is leading the floor covering sales recovery, as tile manufacturers leverage the rebound in existing home sales and housing starts. floor coverings market in 2013, since builder purchases and commercial sales are leading the recovery,” Catalina Research states. By Jeffrey Steele. Like many industries, tile has been through a lot the past five years.

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