Professionals who can set evenly spaced, lippage-free tile take pride in their work — and they should. Professional results come from many years of accidentally kicking over your spacer bucket, irritatingly scattering knee shrapnel all over your workspace.
Near the end of 2017, UCLA sought to renovate its Botany Building, which is home to the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Thanks to an initial $5 million donation from alumnus Morton La Kretz, followed by an additional $15 million donation last year, the ongoing renovation was made possible.
The Palma Intermodal Station is the main railway station of Palma on the island of Majorca, Spain. Although it is situated in the center of the city at the Plaça d'Espanya, when it was built in 2007, it was hard to find since the main access is located underground between two historical buildings.
Without some degree of surface preparation, it’s highly unlikely that a concrete slab or wood-framed subfloor will be flat enough to meet the requirements for large-format tile. A quick check with a straightedge often shows that a small area or perhaps the entire surface dips and undulates outside of industry standards.
Greenwich Peninsula is a district of southeast London, England, within the borough of Greenwich. On the northernmost point of the peninsula on the riverside, there was a vibrant piece of public art recently installed, which adorns the exterior of a building on Millennium Way.
Flooring adhesive manufacturers have been chasing the moisture resistance levels that were possible with black cut-back adhesives for north of 35 years. This was a solvent-based adhesive, asbestos-containing adhesive, which was extremely durable and water-resistant.
The tile industry has talked about the market entrance and acceptance of an imported product which has had a myriad of names such as thin tiles, porcelain tile panels, and what the current Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook refers to as “reduced thickness porcelain tiles.”
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on outdoor installations and the importance of surface prep prior to any tile installation. Through various case studies, see what types of installations are possible in the great outdoors. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the product showcase, which highlights the newest surface prep products on the market.