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TILE JANUARY 2015 COVER

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2015 January/February

Check out the latest issue of TILE, which features articles about Total Solutions Plus and a preview of TISE 2015.

TISE prepares for its second year

Thousands of people are expected to head back to Las Vegas again this year to attend the second edition of The International Surfaces Event (TISE), which has become a major event for the flooring, stone and tile industries
This year, for its second edition, TISE will be held from January 21 to 23, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, with exhibits open from January 21 to 23 and education programs running from January 20 to 23.


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TCNA Spotlight

The EPD for North American-made ceramic tile: certified and LEED friendly

The tile EPD joins the ranks of publicly available EPDs for construction materials—bringing with it contributions toward earning LEED points for using North American-made ceramic tile
The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ceramic tile made in North America is now available for use by architects and specifiers seeking to satisfy green building project requirements such as those set forth by LEED


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Installation Case Study

Updating an iconic landmark: Walgreens in the Wrigley Building in Chicago

Close to 30,000 square feet of marble-like porcelain tile and custom-made glass tile create a fresh interior design for the new Walgreens in the north tower of the Wrigley Building in Chicago
Within the last couple of years, Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building has experienced a significant amount of change


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Total Solutions Plus reaches all time high

The fifth annual educational and networking event continued to grow this year with almost 600 attendees — an increase of approximately 100 more people than last year
Five years ago, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) and Tile Council of North America (TCNA) came together to create Total Solutions Plus (TSP), an industry-wide educational and networking event targeted towards distributors, contractors and manufacturers.


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Technical Focus

The six truths about concrete moisture that no one should ignore

There are several important factors that installers should know about concrete in order to make solid decisions about their tile project
How often do you work on a tile project where concrete has been poured?


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Installation Case Study

One of San Francisco’s hidden treasures

Bordering the Inner Sunset District of San Francisco in the affluent neighborhood of Golden Gate Heights is an aging, secluded staircase that underwent a major ceramic tile transformation
Tucked away in the quiet residential neighborhood of Golden Gate Heights in San Francisco, CA, is a 148-step staircase that was recently the focus of a volunteer and community-based public art project known as the “Hidden Garden Steps.”


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Cevisama 2015 broadens its reach

The 2015 edition of the international tile exhibition focuses on connecting more professionals within the industry
Cevisama, the annual international tile exhibition, will be returning to the Feria Valencia convention center in Valencia, Spain, this year from February 9 to 13, 2015.


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Off to a good start

As we start 2015, it seems there is quite a bit of activity going on in the tile industry — from trade shows and other industry events to new standards and certification programs.
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January/February 2015 Product Showcase

Infused with striking color, touchable texture and sensuous movement, Crossville, Inc.’s Buenos Aires Mood Porcelain Stone® collection dances between modern and mythic, urban and earthy.


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The Coastal series by Lungarno Ceramics

Lungarno Ceramics introduces the Coastal series to its innovative porcelain floor tile line.


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Mountain Re-Source Center honors Florida Tile for 10 years of partnership, impact on communities

MRC and TPFH met Florida Tile employees at the company's corporate headquarters in Lexington, KY, to personally thank them for the incredible impact of the donations and the involvement of the company.


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Q.E.P. announces senior position appointment

Q.E.P. Co., Inc. has announced the appointment of Brian Kura as its new executive vice president. Kura joined the company after spending the last 16 years at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.


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Call for entries: 2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition

Now in its third decade, the annual awards program honors the work of North American architects and designers who create exceptional spaces using Italian ceramic and porcelain tile.


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TILE JANUARY 2015 COVER

2015 January/February

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