February, 2024

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Tile of Spain Companies Prepare to Exhibit at the 40th Edition of Cevisama

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain USA will be traveling back to Valencia, Spain in less than two weeks for the 2024 edition of the “Passport to Creativity” tour. During the tour, Tile of Spain will be joined by a group of U.S. based architects, designers, editors and trade professionals to attend CEVISAMA , International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings.

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Illuminating the City of Light: A Journey Through Paris

As The Tile Turns

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Paris-born designer, Caroline Beaupére to learn about the inspirations behind Ville Lumiére , her new collection for New Ravenna. Explore the enchanting streets, iconic landmarks, and rich history of the City of Light with us, as we walk through Caroline's favorite Paris neighborhoods that inspired this captivating mosaic collection.

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TISE 2024: Bold design takes tile to the next level

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas— Surfaces might not be the biggest show for tile—that would be Coverings in April —but it doesn’t mean the industry’s best tile suppliers don’t come prepared. In fact, TISE had tile suppliers showing off their best offerings for the dealer community in 2024. The show itself was abuzz with excitement among the tile booths and suppliers noted the high energy and buying potential, plus the possibility for a strong year ahead.

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Discover the Timeless Elegance of Montblanc: A Ceramic Tile Collection by Original Style

Rubble Tile

When it comes to creating spaces that exude elegance and character, the details make all the difference. That’s why interior design professionals and tile enthusiasts alike are turning to the new Montblanc collection by Original Style for that quintessential blend of trend and timelessness. This. The post Discover the Timeless Elegance of Montblanc: A Ceramic Tile Collection by Original Style first appeared on Rubble Tile.

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Cyberspace Curiosities XVI

Diary of a Tile Addict

Five fabulous decorative tiles coming up in today’s collection of Cyberspace Curiosities. 1) Biselado Vintage Pearlescent and shimmering in varying shades of pink, Dreamtile ‘s Biselado Vintage tiles blend a mature shape with playful light and colour. 2) Art Deco Curve Blush Art Deco meets Barbiecore in Bert & May ‘s Art Deco Curve Blush tiles.

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2024 Tile Trends: Contempo Concrete

Why Tile

Happy National Tile Day! As a countdown to Coverings, each week we’ll present a new trend we expect to see at the show this year. To kick things off, our first 2024 tile trend is contemporary concrete looks. This isn’t the first time (and certainly not the last time) you’ll see cement looks as a… The post 2024 Tile Trends: Contempo Concrete appeared first on Why Tile.

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Tile of Spain Announces 2024 “Passport to Creativity” Tour Attendees

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 100 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), is jetting back to Spain for the annual “Passport to Creativity” Tour in just a few weeks! Each year, Tile of Spain invites a skilled group of architects, interior designers and journalists on a weeklong excursion in Valencia, Spain, that offers an immersive experience into the world of Spanish tile and design.

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TISE 2024: Resilient flooring focuses on innovation

Floor Covering News

Resilient flooring remains the top seller in the industry, and suppliers came with new innovations meant to grab even more share in 2024. Las Vegas—The resilient flooring category remains the top performer in the industry, overtaking the carpet category in dollars for the first time in 2022—by a whopping $1.3B. In fact, the rigid core subsegment alone outperformed carpet by $10M in 2022.

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Discover The World’s Most Sustainable Tile

Rubble Tile

Here at Rubble Tile, environmental sustainability is something that we greatly value and celebrate. That’s why we’re so excited to share that one of our tile designers and manufacturers, Mosa, has achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold certification for 99% of its entire tile collection. The post Discover The World’s Most Sustainable Tile first appeared on Rubble Tile.

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Surface showcase selections

Diary of a Tile Addict

Once again the Surface Design Show – the Islington-based specification showcase – provided plenty of grist for Tile Addict’s mill. The event’s main USPs – strong interior design and architectural audience, convenient location, restricted stand space, and eclectic product mix – thankfully remain intact. This means that any London-based specifier should really find the time each year for a 2 or 3 hours visit to the Business Design Centre.

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2024 Tile Trends: Organic Grandeur

Why Tile

As the countdown for Coverings 2024 continues, we’ve come to our second of eight 2024 trends: organic grandeur — a style that embodies the essence of nature’s beauty within interior design. Earth’s natural textures, patterns, and colors seamlessly integrate into a range of aesthetics. Pairing organic elements with tile’s craftsmanship and innovative glazing technology allows… The post 2024 Tile Trends: Organic Grandeur appeared first on Why Tile.

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Realstone Systems Carbon Slate Panels: A Modern Approach to Commercial Stone Exteriors

Realstone

In commercial architecture, Realstone Systems has been providing stone veneers for the exterior of a building for almost two decades. Stone plays a crucial role in defining its character and appeal. Carbon slate panels have emerged as a popular choice for those seeking a modern, stylish, and sustainable solution for their building exteriors. These panels not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also offer practical benefits like durability, low maintenance, and eco-friendliness.

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Black History Month Post: Wellness Design in the African American Community

JG Kitchens

This one celebrates Black History Month with a look at wellness design in the African American community. I interviewed professionals across disciplines and geography for their takes on what their clients are prioritizing. I hope you find the their responses as fascinating as I did. The post Black History Month Post: Wellness Design in the African American Community comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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America’s Floor Source purchases e-commerce retailer

Floor Covering News

Jason Goldberg, founder, chairman and COO of America’s Floor Source America’s Floor Source (AFS) , one of the largest flooring retailers in the U.S., has purchased the assets of C&S Flooring Group, one of the largest e-commerce flooring businesses in the country through the websites flooringmarket.com and floorlife.com. The move vaults AFS into a channel in which it had not been significantly participating.

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Stunning glazed ceramic tiles that add shine and brightness to your interior

Rubble Tile

This month at Rubble Tile, we’re featuring two exciting series from European Porcelain & Ceramics. Their mission is to introduce fabulous European tile lines to showrooms and designers in the U.S. The California and Highland collections fit the bill perfectly. They’re both designed and made in. The post Stunning glazed ceramic tiles that add shine and brightness to your interior first appeared on Rubble Tile.

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Global Study: 10% Reduction in Building and Construction CO2 Emissions Possible — Lack of Policy Support Slows Down Progress

The A to Z of Building

Decarbonization tech platform One Click LCA has launched a new international study about decarbonizing the construction value chain.

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The Irish Setter Fifty, a review

Kitchen and Residential Design

A few weeks ago I received a pair of Irish Setter Fifty boots from Irish Setter in exchange for an honest and candid review. To quote the Irish Setter website: The 6-inch leather Setter Fifty boot is inspired by the original Irish Setter that became a top-seller in the 1950s. Fully updated for a new era, it features sustainably sourced full-grain leather, an outsole made from 51% post-industrial materials and Goodyear Welt construction that is both durable and resoleable.

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Ep144: Objects of Design

Life of an Architect

From a design standpoint, some things are just cooler than other things – and these things don’t need to be justified to anyone because people either understand it or they don’t … but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an interesting and amazing story behind these objects that might contribute to their coolness in a meaningful way. Today Andrew and I each selected three items and we are going to share with you some amazing stories … Welcome to EP 144: Objects of Design [Note: If you are reading this

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Wellness and Sustainability Star in New Design Trends Report

JG Kitchens

The American Society of Interior Designers 2024 design trends report just published and, no surprise, wellness figured prominently. But so did wellness plus sustainability and resilience and mental health and working from home. Check out the findings here and, more important, how designers across the country are implementing them in their clients' homes!

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Latest formulations aim to help products stick

Floor Covering News

While innovations such as next-gen 3D ceramic tile and hardwood flooring with advanced finishing and surface texturing applications made headlines at Surfaces 2024, the fanfare was much more subdued for flooring adhesives. And yet, despite its low profile, adhesives remain an essential component to most types of installations, with companies showing new technologies and formulations to make the installation speedier and safer.

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Scaling Success: Growing Your Decorative Concrete Contracting Business

Onfloor Technology

Decorative concrete is a highly versatile and durable flooring option that has become increasingly popular in recent years. With its ability to mimic the appearance of more expensive materials, such as marble or granite, decorative concrete has become a go-to choice for homeowners and businesses alike.

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Morgan Sindall Appointed to Newcastle-Under-Lyme Car Ark as Part of Regeneration Plans

The A to Z of Building

Morgan Sindall Construction’s North West team has been appointed on behalf of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council to the design and build of a new £12m 450-space multi-storey car park.

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5 Clever Storage and Display Solutions Your Homeware Store Should Sell

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Pau Casals on Unsplash In the ever-evolving landscape of home design and decor, consumers constantly seek innovative solutions to maximize space and enhance functionality without compromising style. As a homeware store owner or manager, staying ahead of these trends is essential to meet the demands of your discerning clientele. One area where homeowners often struggle is finding efficient storage and display solutions that organize their space and add aesthetic appeal.

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Ep 145: Delegated Design

Life of an Architect

If you have ever wondered what Delegated Design and Design Assist mean and how the distinction between the two could impact you and your liability and responsibility then this is a good resource of information as we break it down and discuss it in fairly simple terms. The post Ep 145: Delegated Design first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 145: Delegated Design at Life of an Architect.

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14 Wellness Design Ideas For Valentine’s Day Gifts

JG Kitchens

While flowers and candy are traditional V Day gifts, they are short-lived.Why not celebrate the holiday of love with a lasting tribute to health and well-being? The post 14 Wellness Design Ideas For Valentine’s Day Gifts comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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AHF Products marks five-year anniversary

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—To say that AHF Products has grown in a few short years would be a vast understatement. Once predominantly a company focused on solid hardwood, AHF has since evolved into a powerhouse supplier offering the full spectrum of hard surface products. Now 15 brands strong—and with a portfolio that has been expanded over the past five years to include resilient, laminate and, more recently, tile—AHF Products has certainly come a long way, baby.

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6 Sure Ways Epoxy Contractors Can Boost Their Business

Onfloor Technology

Are you an epoxy contractor looking to take your epoxy floor business to the next level? Look no further than our list of 6 surefire ways to boost your business and increase your revenue.

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Innovative Urban Living Concept Tackles Housing Woes and Offers Socially Connected Solutions

The A to Z of Building

Co-locating homes on single suburban allotments to create smaller and more socially connected living options could help address the nation’s housing crisis, according to a University of South Australia researcher.

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Mapei expands its global presence with three recent acquisitions

Ceramics of Italy

The Mapei Group, which currently has 102 subsidiaries present in 57 countries across all five continents , pursues a strategy of geographical diversification in order to meet the specific needs of each market. As part of its efforts to further expand its global footprint, the Group recently acquired a 15,000 square metre factory in Vejen, Jutland, Denmark , which will house new offices, a warehouse and a plant for the production of concrete admixtures.

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TISE 2024: Tech leaders are not resting on their laurels

Floor Covering News

Some innovators in the flooring industry don’t necessarily make the products end users consume (although that’s changing). Rather, they specialize in the underlying installation, digital imaging and click technologies that improve the aesthetics and performance of the flooring materials. That sentiment sums up the leading flooring technology innovators such as i4F, Unilin Technologies and Välinge Innovation—firms that continue to work closely with their manufacturer partners, licensees and oth

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TISE 2024: Hardwood suppliers leverage style to reclaim share

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—The wood flooring sector is not going to sit idly by while look-alike alternatives such as laminate and LVP continue to eat hardwood’s lunch. While many of the laminate, SPC and hybrid/rigid core products aim to deliver more value to the consumer, a significant portion of products showcased at Surfaces 2024 targeted the upper range of the flooring market—a place where many competing hard surfaces fear to tread.

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Best of Surfaces contest winners recognized

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—For the second year in a row Mohawk was a multiple winner in the 2024 Best of Surfaces competition, a contest cosponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa Exhibitions, which owns and operates The International Surface Event (TISE). Mohawk earned praise from judges in two categories—style and design (SolidTech Premier with Signature HDX technology) and best larger booth design.

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Consensus on Surfaces ’24: ‘It’s back!’

Floor Covering News

Surfaces ’24 saw 20,000 attendees converge in Las Vegas. L as V egas —With every major flooring manufacturer represented, and with international attendees returning at their highest level in years, Surfaces ’24 very much hit the mark as the industry’s most important flooring event. “A lot of what I heard was, ‘It’s back,’” Amie Gilmore, Informa show director, told Floor Covering News.

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NFA Showcase: Supplier turnout, product diversification excites dealers

Floor Covering News

Jan Luan of SLCC Flooring with retailers at the NFA Showcase, from left: Steve Coles, Michael Longwill and Jimmy Poulos. Las Vegas—A record 47 suppliers took part in the annual National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) vendor trade show here on Jan. 22, before the official kickoff of TISE 2024 , but it wasn’t merely the volume of vendors that impressed NFA dealers—it was all about what they showcased.

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Shaw Contract launches Creative Zone carpet tile

Floor Covering News

Cartersville, Ga.—Shaw Contract introduced Creative Zone, a 24 x 24 carpet tile collection inspired by whimsical moments in everyday landscapes, designed with all learning environments in mind. Creative Zone was designed to not only help create inspiring spaces, but also to help establish a commitment to creativity, curiosity and a better, fairer future keeping paramount the experience and futures of learners and teachers.

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Shaw Floors looks to ‘Elevate’ retailers’ offerings

Floor Covering News

D a ll as —Shaw Floors is coming into 2024 loaded for bear with an increased focus on high style and exclusivity. Rather than focus its Phase 1 introductions on line extensions to core collections, the company unveiled an array of unique visuals, species and products designed to provide its retail partners with something different. Following is an overview: CARPET On the soft surface side of the ledger, the higher-end Anderson Tuftex (AT) brand has 17 new products.

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Coverings previews 2024 tile trends

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Coverings, North America’s largest and premier international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has unveiled the top tile trends for 2024 in celebration of National Tile Day, which takes place February 23. Alena Capra, owner of Alena Capra Designs, certified master kitchen and bath designer and Coverings spokesperson, collaborated with the tile associations to forecast the 2024 tile trends.

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