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Tile of Spain Unveils Schedule of Events for Coverings 2024

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 100 ceramic tile manufacturers from Spain, announces its schedule of events for Coverings 2024, North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference. The show will take place from April 22-25, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. This year, Tile of Spain is proud to host more than 60 exhibitors at the Spanish Pavilion , located in Hall B.

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Five Tile Trends Worth Considering For Your Home In 2024

JG Kitchens

This international expo brings together the best of Spanish, Italian and North American tile brands, along with natural stone companies from around the world. It's a fantastic opportunity to trend watch without jet lag! The post Five Tile Trends Worth Considering For Your Home In 2024 comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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CTEF to focus on CTI/ACT certification at Coverings

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will focus on the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) and the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) programs during Coverings 2024 taking place April 22-25, 2024, here. The organization has dedicated areas in its booth #6505 located in Hall C to specifically address the certifications. “Coverings allows us to highlight the CTI and ACT tile installation certification programs to an audience that is directly affected by tile installation

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Into the Kiasmo Cosmos

Diary of a Tile Addict

Kiasmo , established in 2011 by Vincenzo D’Alba in Apulia, is a unique homeware brand offering statement decor items and functional art. Amongst their many marvellous plates, pillows, and pottery sit some treats for Tile Addicts. Framed and fabulous, the Ginevra series by illustrator, designer and Kiasmo co-founder Vincenzo D’Alba feature whimsical minimalist portraits in black and white applied to plain ceramic tiles.

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Plan Your  Coverings 2024 Experience With These Activities Featured in the North American Pavilion

Why Tile

Coverings 2024 — North America’s premier tile and stone exhibition and conference — is an inspiring event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry that showcases more than 1,000 exhibitors from across the globe. The best of the best will come together April 22 to April 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center —… The post Plan Your Coverings 2024 Experience With These Activities Featured in the North American Pavilion appeared first on Why Tile.

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Gruppo Romani presents Smart Tiles

Ceramics of Italy

Following more than four years of research efforts and investments of around €10 million , Gruppo Romani is presenting its first Smart Tiles, a range of innovative surfaces capable of integrating with the latest home automation systems. The project received funding from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) in view of its focus on research and sustainable development and saw the participation of Sacmi, Iprel, CNR, Trebax and Studio-IOT as technical partners.

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Coverings announces 10th class of Rock Star winners

Floor Covering News

Atlanta— Coverings , the premier international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has unveiled the honorees of the annual Rock Star Awards ahead of Coverings 2024, taking place April 22-25, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center here. “Over the past decade, the Rock Stars program has become a Coverings cornerstone, commemorating the innovative spirit and remarkable achievements of emerging tile and stone leaders,” said Jenn Heinold, president of Taffy Event Strategies

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2024 Tile Trends: Geo Texture

Why Tile

Continuing our tile trends countdown to Coverings 2024, let’s delve into a trend we teased last week, which we’re calling Geo Texture. From sleek lines to captivating geometries, tile designs with linear textures and patterns are a useful tool for interior designers. Not only do they allow for creative expression, linear textures direct your eye,… The post 2024 Tile Trends: Geo Texture appeared first on Why Tile.

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Ep 148: Meetings are a Waste of Time

Life of an Architect

You check the time and realize that you have 4 minutes before your next meeting. Maybe it’s an internal meeting, maybe clients are coming in. Is it in person or online? Depending on how you answer those questions, time to start scrambling so that you are where you need to be and have the information […] The post Ep 148: Meetings are a Waste of Time first appeared on Life of an Architect.

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Tile of Spain unveils schedule of events for Coverings 2024

Floor Covering News

Atlanta— Tile of Spain has released its schedule of events for Coverings 2024, North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference. The show will take place from April 22-25, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center here. This year, Tile of Spain is set to host more than 60 exhibitors at the Spanish Pavilion, located in Hall B.

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Tackling Modern Construction Challenges with the Innovative Three-Row Pile Approach

The A to Z of Building

Researchers introduced a groundbreaking three-row pile support structure, addressing the complexities of ultra-deep foundation pit projects near sensitive buildings.

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How to Roughen a Concrete Surface

Onfloor Technology

In the pursuit of polished , clean, and modern spaces, the smoothness of a concrete surface might be its sole drawing factor for many. However, in certain projects — particularly those involving the addition of traction to a surface or concrete surface preparation for staining — a roughened concrete surface is not just an afterthought but a fundamental aspect of the design and function.

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Owner-Builder Construction Loans

The Armchair Builder

What is a Construction Loan? Building your dream home can be incredibly rewarding. But when you choose the owner-builder path, taking on the role of general contractor, it throws another layer of complexity onto an already intricate process. Securing a construction loan becomes vital for successfully financing your new home build.

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Louisville Tile promotes Tammy Henry

Floor Covering News

Tammy Henry Louisville, Ky.—Louisville Tile, a distributor of ceramic tile and related products, has promoted Tammy Henry to national director of architectural and design (A&D) sales. Henry brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having spent over 31 years with Louisville Tile. Her journey began in the showroom, where her design skills and natural talent for sales quickly became evident. “Tammy’s passion for the industry and her commitment to client success are truly inspi

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Where It All Began: How Kebony Developed a Sustainable Alternative to Tropical Hardwood

The A to Z of Building

As Kebony, the leading global producer of environmentally friendly and long-lasting alternatives to tropical hardwoods, seeks to continue its positive global impact under the leadership of newly appointed CEO, Tom Paemeleire, the Norwegian technology company looks back at where it all began and what inspired the creation of this successful technology that has been enjoyed by so many around the world.

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Essential tools for testing moisture in wood floors

Floor Covering News

When I grew up in Germany, we had what we called a “pitch pine” floor, which had gaps measuring about a quarter of an inch between the floor planks. Nowadays that would be totally unacceptable. I came to understand that the gaps developed because the planks were not dry when the floor was installed. The planks dried out after the installation had been finished.

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Tuesday Tips: The secret behind scheduling

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 reminds us that when scheduling an appointment for either you or another staff member, always keep control of the options available.

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Mercier Wood Flooring rolls out spring retail promotion

Floor Covering News

Montmagny, Quebec—Mercier Wood Flooring, regarded as a pioneer in the manufacture of prefinished hardwood flooring , is offering consumers a free upgrade to its signature Generations Intact 2500 finish. The promotion is designed to encourage more traffic into retail showrooms. How it works: Now through May 19, consumers can enjoy a free upgrade to Generations Intact 2500 finish with the purchase of at least 500 square feet or more on an eligible product purchased at an authorized Mercier Le Plus

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Benchwick signs i4F digital printing license agreement

Floor Covering News

Turnhout, Belgium—Benchwick has signed an i4F digital printing technologies license. The agreement covers Benchwick’s decorative panels, which are digitally printed and digitally embossed using a Hopetech digital printing line. The extent and broad scope of i4F’s digital printing technologies patent portfolio means an i4F license is essentially required for all direct-on-board digitally printed and digitally embossed floor and wall decorative products, irrespective of the printing line equipment

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Retailers: Consumer views on American-made are mixed

Floor Covering News

Ask flooring retailers whether American-made products matter to their customers and you’re likely going to get a wide range of answers—from affirmative to apathy. The consensus is that unless retailers point out country of origin during the sales process, most consumers have no idea where their flooring was made. It’s also true, dealers note, that many shoppers are unwilling to pay a premium for a flooring product unless it meets other criteria, namely style and design.

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Fuse Alliance appoints Sandra Drake to VP of supplier relations

Floor Covering News

Sandra Drake Houston, Texas—Fuse Commercial Flooring Alliance, a member-owned organization of leading commercial flooring contractors , has appointed Sandra Drake as vice president of supplier relations. Drake brings a wealth of experience in building strategic partnerships to her new role. “We are thrilled to welcome Sandra to the Fuse team at this pivotal time in our network’s trajectory,” said Geoff Gordon, executive director of Fuse Alliance.

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GIMIG signs i4F CeraGrout license agreement

Floor Covering News

Turnhout, Belgium—Zhejiang Gimig Technology Co. Ltd. (GIMIG) signed a license agreement for i4F’s CeraGrout technology. GIMIG is introducing the technology onto its SPC manufacturing lines. CeraGrout is exclusively available via an i4F surface finishing license agreement, and complements GIMIG’s other i4F license agreement for drop-lock floor installation technologies.