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Tile of Spain Companies Celebrate Ceramic Excellence at the 40th Anniversary of CEVISAMA

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain manufacturers returned to Valencia, Spain last month for the landmark 40 th edition of CEVISAMA , the International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings. This year’s fair was held from February 26 – March 1, 2024 at Feria Valencia, located in Valencia’s center city. Photo Courtesy of Marcos Soria, Feria Valencia STATE OF THE INDUSTRY During Tile of Spain’s annual Press Conference, held on the second day of the exhibition, Vicente Nomdedeu, President of The Spanish

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The Power of Contrast: Achieving Elegance with Black + White Tile

As The Tile Turns

Drawn to neutral colors but still want to make a bold statement? Black and white tile is the perfect choice for your project. The powerful contrast of this coupling creates an air of elegance that elevates any space. While there are many ways to play with color, the timeless combination of black and white always stands out. This is one of few styles to seamlessly span the divide between minimalism and maximalism.

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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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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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Shaw Floors announces 2024 Phase I intros

Floor Covering News

Dalton—Shaw Floors, flagship residential brand of Shaw Industries , has announced its new 2024 Phase I soft surface and hard surface introductions. Soft surface The carpet introductions feature innovative and budget-friendly twists on classic styles. New offerings can be found in the Simply the Best Values collection, the new Classics collection, the performance-driven Pet Perfect and Pet Perfect+ collections and the colorful Anso Colorwall collection.

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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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From Bullnose to Metal Transition Profiles: CTI Hands-On Test Evolves

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation

CTEF has evolved the Certified Tile Installer (CTI ) hands-on test with a transition from bullnose to metal transition profiles. In this article, I'll share perspective on the change as, by now, you may have seen and heard about it.

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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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Creating New Options for Sustainable Construction

The A to Z of Building

The building industry today confronts a variety of issues. Natural sand is rapidly becoming a rare resource; humanity may run out of it by 2050. Carbon dioxide emissions are growing year after year, particularly from the production of cement or fired clay bricks.

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Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect

Life of an Architect

How good do you need to be at drawing if you want to become an architect? Or … How can I be an architect – I can’t draw? Is there an easy answer to these questions? Of course there is, but that doesn’t mean the getting is easy. The post Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect at Life of an Architect.

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“House in Puntiró”: A Harmony of Form, Material and Typography

Tile of Spain USA

Perched atop a steep property that rises above the Bay of Palma in Puntiró, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, is a striking residence that redefines the relationship between architecture and local typography. Effortlessly enmeshed with the surrounding landscape, “House in Puntiró” by Ripoll-Tizon establishes deep roots with nature and offers its residents a pure and organic living experience.

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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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Joe Lieberman’s Death Highlights At Home Fall Risks For Older Adults

JG Kitchens

Maybe you face this fear in your home and life too. It's not unreasonable. (An older relative fell in their condo not too long ago, and it took hours for someone to help; a tip in my article would have prevented that delay!) The post Joe Lieberman’s Death Highlights At Home Fall Risks For Older Adults comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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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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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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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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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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Make a Smart Splash: Complete Guide to Pool Tile

Why Tile

Whether you’re installing a new pool in your backyard or renovating an existing pool, ceramic and porcelain tile are a reliable, long-lasting, and beautiful choice. Learn everything you need to know about using ceramic and porcelain tile in and around your pool. Benefits of Ceramic and Porcelain Tile for Pools Waterproof Installation System Water resistance… The post Make a Smart Splash: Complete Guide to Pool Tile appeared first on Why Tile.

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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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New Perspectives on Emission-Free Concrete

The A to Z of Building

The construction industry as a sink for carbon dioxide? This is being worked on by researchers at Empa’s Concrete & Asphalt lab.

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EP 143: Architectural Drawings: Excessive or Essential

Life of an Architect

The episode "Architectural Drawings: Excessive or Essential" will focus on drawings and the question that first comes to mind is to talk about what we draw, why we draw it, and who we draw it for and why that impacts all other considerations The post EP 143: Architectural Drawings: Excessive or Essential first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading EP 143: Architectural Drawings: Excessive or Essential at Life of an Architect.

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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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Ceramics Conquest: The 2024 “Passport to Creativity” Tour 

Tile of Spain USA

On the 12 th edition of the annual “Passport to Creativity” tour, Tile of Spain USA warmly welcomed a talented cohort of architects, interior designers and journalists to Valencia, Spain, for an immersive dive into the world of Spanish ceramics. Throughout the week-long trip, our guests not only engrossed themselves in Spanish tile from a design perspective but also from a historic and fabrication viewpoint as well.

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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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Mercury Mosaics strengthens team new leadership

Floor Covering News

Minneapolis, Minn.—Mercury Mosaics, the female-founded maker of sustainable, handcrafted ceramic tiles , has expanded its leadership team with the appointments of Sarah Lien as chief marketing officer, Emma Remer as product manager and Emily Awaijane as sales and business development director. “I am incredibly grateful for the value these women bring to the team and the fresh energy they have imbued into this dream,” said Mercury Mosaics founder, Mercedes Austin.

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Underlayment: Padding products tout form and function

Floor Covering News

Underlayment is a crucial part of the flooring installation process. Its benefits include sound absorption, moisture protection, substrate leveling and more. Choosing the right underlayment for your needs is key as many are designed with specific purposes in mind. Following are the latest in underlayments and how they each shine. TAMING LVT Vinyl Trends: Eternity LVT SG For vinyl plank floors that click together, Vinyl Trends recommends Eternity LVT SG.

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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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JiaShiYiBao becomes Unilin licensee

Floor Covering News

Waregem, Belgium—Unilin and Zhejiang Jiashiyibao Flooring Co. Ltd. (Jiashiyibao), a prominent player in the flooring industry, have entered into licensing agreements for four innovative technologies. The move enables the company to elevate its flooring collections with diverse design choices and enhanced functionality, addressing the varied tastes of consumers.

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Regupol introduces Upscale rubber collection

Floor Covering News

Lebanon, Penn.—Regupol, a manufacturer of a wide range of recycled rubber surfaces for sports and fitness and acoustic insulation, introduced Regupol Upscale, a collection of recycled rubber tiles and planks for commercial installations. A blend of post-consumer tire rubber, post-industrial vibrant EPDM chips and low VOC binder, Upscale is available in two standard sizes: 4mm x 8 x 36 and 4mm x 12 x 24.

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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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Coverings 2024 and Earth Day activities

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Coverings, North America’s largest and preeminent international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has released a curated selection of sustainability-centric show activities to commemorate Earth Day, April 22, and celebrate the first day of Coverings 2024, taking place April 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), here. Earth Day activations and eco-focused programming at Coverings 2024 aims to unite thousands of industry professionals from around the world to collectiv

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Coverings 2024 to host Passover event

Floor Covering News

Coverings , the largest tile and stone show in North America, this year coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover, a celebration that most Jewish families enjoy at home together. Unfortunately, Jewish members of the flooring industry who attend the show will be unable to celebrate at home this year. To that end, two Coverings speakers, Allison Eden of Allison Eden Studios and Gianna Vallefuoco of Vallefuoco Contractors (who also happen to be Jewish women), presenters of the Women’s Passio

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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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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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TISE 2024 exceeds expectations

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—The International Surface Event (TISE) , Informa Markets’ premier exhibition comprised of three world-class trade events, Surfaces, StonExpo and TileExpo, created a bustling sold-out expo hall with palpable energy. The show convened more than 21,000 registered professionals, influencers, designers and architects to experience nearly 700 global and domestic brands.

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Lunada Bay Tile refreshes Linen collection

Floor Covering News

Harbor City, Calif.— Lunada Bay Tile is refreshing its popular Linen ceramic tile collection with a new hexagon 4-inch tile and new 4 ¾ x 9 ½ tiles available in six colors. The subtly three-dimensional, woven graphic aims to bring the textured pattern to life, giving it a rustic and elegant appearance, with all the performance benefits of porcelain tile.

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MSI builds its prowess as a design leader, brick by brick

Floor Covering News

MSI showcased its brick story, which includes Brickstone and BrickStaks, at TISE 2024. MSI, one of the largest suppliers of tile and natural stone in North America, is renowned for its on-trend approach to design. Recently, the company has taken that steadfast focus and applied it to create two solutions to support one timeless design trend: brick looks.

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