Year one of TILE Magazine is under our belt and it's time to take pause and thank you, the thousands of avid TILE readers, for all of the wonderful encouragement and support you've given us. TILE has surpassed even our own high expectations, but it is you we have to thank for demanding more of us.

We promised from the beginning that you could depend on TILE to bring you insight into the tile business - including new products, industry trends, troubleshooting technical installation-related information, case studies, industry news, developments and people that shape this business.

We promised you that TILE would be delivered when you need it and when you expect it in a dramatic, colorful, compelling and engaging format that exemplifies this marvelous business segment. We promised that TILE would be well worth your time, that it would give you superior information to help you succeed in your business.

Now we urgently request that you complete and return the FREE Subscription form you received with this issue or, better yet, go to our SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE website at and click on TILE Magazine. In so doing, we can continue to send you TILE uninterrupted for each of the seven big issues coming in 2005!

You are now holding The "GOLD BOOK" Tile Industry Resource Guide, the first annual guide to help connect you to the tile industry. If it's a tile-related product or source you are searching for, industry terminology, educational opportunity, industry association, show or event; the GOLD BOOK is designed to help you find it quickly. You will want to keep this issue handy on the desktop as a quick and easy tile industry reference and buying tool.

For those who are more comfortable online, go to the TILE website; and click on GOLD BOOK Resource Guide for an easy-to-use, searchable, online version that's always updated.

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As we turn over the page to 2005, you can expect to see more of TILE. In fact, there will be seven issues, with a new, larger format. Please continue to expect the best from TILE. We promise that you won't be disappointed. As always, we look forward to hearing from you. TILE