It’s springtime and I’m sure everyone is happy to see brighter and warmer days.

In this issue, we touch on a handful of important topics. Tile trends are evolving, new issues are arising and innovative products are constantly being created to keep up with the times.

Scott Conwell of the International Masonry Institute sheds some light on the importance of mortar coverage in large-format tile installations, while Art Mintie of Laticrete discusses how to avoid any installation complications by properly preparing.

You can also check out a range of new tile tools and accessories that are available in our product showcase.

So many new things to discover and so many more still to come.