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2014 March/April

In this month's issue of TILE, check out reviews of the The International Surface Event and Cevisama and a preview of the upcoming Coverings event.

Green: A practice not a tagline

In addition to staying at the top of cutting edge technology, Florida Tile has made a conscious effort to do all it can to maintain a sustainable manufacturing operation
March 24, 2014
Since it was founded in 1954, Florida Tile has evolved into a leading tile manufacturer that is at the forefront of technology and quality service


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ACT Membranes

There are numerous types of waterproofing and crack-isolation membranes available on the market, but the ACT testing focuses on liquid applied and sheet types
March 24, 2014
This is the second of four articles featuring the assessments involved in the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) program


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Luxurious master bath achieved with premium materials

A ranch home in Bethesda, MD, recently received a renovation that included the addition of a master bath suite that features high-end tile and an architecturally specified linear drain
March 24, 2014
Luxe Linear Drains was architecturally specified as part of an elegant collection of premium materials for a seamless master bath suite new addition to one end of a 1950s California Ranch in the charmed district of Bethesda, MD


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A showcase of tile at Cevisama 2014

At the 32nd edition of Cevisama, the international Spanish tile exhibition, new innovative technologies and products were introduced, with a focus on current trends in the market
March 24, 2014
Each year, the Feria Valencia Centre in Valencia, Spain, hosts Cevisama, an annual international ceramic tile exhibition, which draws in tens of thousands of visitors from around the world to view the latest products and technologies today’s market has to offer.


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The International Surface Event experiences success

Hanley Wood Exhibitions reported a 7% increase in attendance over last year for the 2014 exhibition which included Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas | TileExpo
March 24, 2014
The halls of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, were filled with the buzz of excited attendees at the start of The International Surface Event (TISE)


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Considerations still being taken for thin porcelain tile

While thin porcelain tile has hit the market at full speed, there are still many things that need to be considered, including what to call it and developing proper product standards
March 24, 2014
Thin porcelain tile products represent a very new category for our industry, yet as popularity rises, it is clear this category is here to stay.


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TCNA Spotlight

It has arrived…the EPD for North American-made ceramic tile

Making its debut at Coverings 2014, the North American ceramic tile EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is the newest tool for sustainable design and understanding ceramic tile’s environmental footprint
March 24, 2014
Specifiers and other building design and construction industry professionals seeking sustainable flooring options can now look to the North American ceramic tile EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), the first in the industry, to evaluate and understand ceramic tile’s environmental footprint.


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Coverings celebrates 25 years

Set for Las Vegas, NV, from April 29 to May 2, Coverings 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the international stone and tile exhibition
March 24, 2014
At a time when the tile and stone industry in the U.S. was gaining momentum and needed a single cohesive venue for distributors, retailers, contractors, installers and specifiers to see the finest examples of new tile production available in North America, Coverings was established as the first U.S. tile and stone exposition and conference.


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Tile offers sustainable solution

Ceramic and porcelain tile provided the durability that was needed for the elevator lobbies and restrooms of the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City, UT
March 24, 2014
The Salt Lake City Public Safety Building was designed with “sustainability” and “durability” in mind.


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Electric radiant floor heating

While consumers are gravitating toward tile for aesthetics and durability, they are also realizing more than ever the benefits of comfort floor systems
March 24, 2014
Innovation and technology are usually the driving force behind new tile trends.


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Continual new developments

March 24, 2014
When you look through the pages of this issue of TILE, you will see that the industry has been busy the first quarter of 2014, and there is still more to come.


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TILE Product Showcase - March/April 2014

March 24, 2014
Take a look at TILE's product showcase for March-April 2014.


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Cevisama 2014 product gallery

March 24, 2014
Take a look at the photo gallery from Cevisma 2014


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The International Surface Event 2014 Product Offerings

March 24, 2014
Take a look at the product showcase from The International Surface Event 2014


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Multi-surface bonding Primer by Custom Building Products

March 24, 2014
Custom Building Products recently introduced its Multi-Surface Bonding Primer, a ready-to-use, single-component, water-based primer engineered to deliver adhesion on a variety of substrates where proper bonding can be difficult.


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Arizona Tile introduces (free) iPad and Android app

March 5, 2014
Arizona Tile has launched a new app for both iPad and Android users to give customers a convenient and fun way to design their spaces. The


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NTCA sponsors multitude of highly professional installer and contractor events at Coverings 2014

March 10, 2014
The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), one of the world's largest tile contractors association, will be sponsoring a multitude of both installer and contractor events at Coverings 2014


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OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program recognizes Mapei’s facility

March 24, 2014
Mapei, one of the world’s leading adhesive manufacturers, was recently recognized by OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), with the certification of its operations facility in Tempe, AZ.


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CLEARselect award winners for tile and stone installation contractor category announced at Surfaces 2014

February 19, 2014
On Wednesday, January 29, at Surfaces in Las Vegas, NV, Clear Seas Research presented CLEARselect awards to the 2013 Tile and Stone Installation Contractor CLEAReport category winners.


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New Granquartz store opens in the Dallas area

February 27, 2014
The store, located at 1400 N. Interstate 35E, has 3,500 square feet of warehouse and showroom space, and will allow the company to better serve customers across the region with stock on hand and experts in the store.


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Florida Tile celebrates 60th anniversary

March 24, 2014
March 1, 2014 marked the start of a year-long 60th anniversary celebration for Florida Tile which has risen from a one-product specialty ceramic tile maker to become one of America’s top innovative brands.


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2013 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition winners

This year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, an annual awards program sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission, attracted the most competitive pool of projects in the contest's history. The winning projects speak to the A&D community's commitment to using a material that is technically advanced, aesthetically pleasing and manufactured with a focus on sustainability. Nine projects in three categories were recognized: residential, institutional and commercial. The grand-prize winners include a century-old, three-floor adaptive re-use project (Schaefer-Graf Residence), a 675,000-square-foot entertainment arena (Barclays Center) and a LEED-certified government building (NIST) in addition to six projects who received honorable mentions from the jury.

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TILE march april 2014 cover

2014 March/April

In this month's issue of TILE, check out reviews of the The International Surface Event and Cevisama and a preview of the upcoming Coverings event.

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