It’s a new year, and with that comes new opportunities. Things are changing every day and we need to keep up with the times.

Beginning in 2018, TILE Magazine made the decision to release eight editions. For the last 15 years, TILE has served as a successful bi-monthly publication and knowledgeable resource for the tile industry. This ultimately sparked the decision to strengthen our brand, breadth and reach by offering more content and relatable information for our readers.

This issue marks the first-ever March edition of TILE Magazine, which we hope continues for many years to come. As the great Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

In today’s day and age, staying ahead of the curve is of utmost importance. Whether you’re looking for new products for residential or commercial projects or searching for new methods to utilize during your installations, you need to be up-to-speed on what’s new. Check out the latest developments in grout and mortar products, beginning on page 18, and learn more about the evolution of grouts and mortars in our Technical Focus, beginning on page 26.

While some installations rely on innovative products, others require experience. Kitchens remain the “heart of the home,” but we’ve been hearing more from contractors about the surge of bathroom renovations. Learn more about how one installer tackled an intricate bathroom installation using the correct products on page 24.

Seeking advice from seasoned professionals is crucial, but so is attending industry events and trade shows, where professionals are abundant and available to answer any questions you may have. Read about our first adventure to KBIS in Orlando, FL, this year on page 36, followed by this year’s offerings from The International Surface Event, an industry favorite that takes place each year in Las Vegas, NV, on page 38.

As we prepare for Coverings in Atlanta, which takes place from May 8 to 11 at the Georgia World Congress Center, it’s important to connect with our audience and learn more about what you’d like to read about. Don’t be shy. Let us know. We want to make your reading experience as enjoyable and informational as possible.

Sincerely,

Heather Fiore, Editor-in-Chief- TILE Magazine