In this edition, we sat down with Dirk Sullivan, owner of Hawthorne Tile in Portland, OR. Sullivan is currently the only NTCA Five Star Contractor in the Northwest. He serves on NTCA’s Board of Directors, and is also part of NTCA’s membership and training and education committees.
In the center of Tel Aviv, Israel, at the intersection of two business streets, the ToHA building rises 29 stories. Its unique faceted volume, shaped like an iceberg, was designed by Ron Arad of Ron Arad Associates in London, with the local team of Avner Yashar from Yashar Architects in Tel Aviv.
Palm Springs, CA, is no stranger to the sun. With a hot desert climate, the resort city sees more than 300 days of sunshine and less than 5 inches of rain each year. Pretty favorable weather, wouldn’t you agree?
In 2017, a private villa was built in Austin, TX, where the American soul cohabits with typically Italian know-how and tradition. Ceramiche Caesar was selected to supply porcelain stoneware solutions that clad certain areas of the facility with sophistication and modernity.
Your project is complete. Every tile is in place, the installation was done on time and under budget, to the exact specifications. Even the project manager is beaming. But, the owners are calling because their sparkling new tile has turned dull in just days.
The Rainbow Recreation Center in Oakland, CA, serves the East Oakland community with recreational activities for all ages. In March, the 40-year-old center began an extensive renovation project to replace most of the facility and add new features, which was recently completed.
For Cheryl Underwood, creating fresh, inspiring spaces that bring her clients’ visions to life is at the heart of her passion for remodeling and design. The California-based designer is known for her sophisticated minimalism in her residential and commercial designs.
Designed by the architect, Marco Lucchi, the “Lounge Bar” at Salone de Mobile 2019 highlighted the ability of Sicis products to mold and adapt in infinite two-dimensional and three-dimensional combinations, allowing the development of high-impact entertainment spaces.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we have two technical focus articles. One is about flatness tolerances, self-leveling underlayments and radiant uncoupling mats. The other technical focus article is about advances in tile backer boards. Also, see the latest Contractor Spotlight with Robert Smeton, owner of Artisan Granite & Tile LLC, read a review of Cersaie 2019, and much more!