Business is thriving, markets are growing and big things are happening. It’s good to see positive signs of growth in the industry. As I sit here writing this, I’m preparing for one of the busiest times of the year here at TILE. The “trade show season” is about to commence — a period when industry events are hosted back-to-back.
Over the last year, I have been fortunate to travel to many different countries around the world. During my travels, I’ve observed how much of an impact the tile industry has on different regions. It’s truly amazing to see how a manmade material such as tile can affect different ways of business and life.
As the summer winds down, one of the busiest times of the year approaches for us here at TILE. Traveling season. A time when we are able to get out of the office and explore all of the new products and standards that have been developed over the last year.
It’s officially summertime — arguably the best time of the year. A time when wildlife thrives, warm weather brings a smile to your face and spontaneous adventures become daily activities. Of all seasons, summer has the tendency to just wrap its arms around you like a warm blanket, wouldn’t you agree?
Tile is produced in all parts of the world, which makes traveling in this industry inevitable. As a business professional, I have been afforded the opportunity to travel to several countries throughout the years, which has been a very humbling experience, to say the least.
For those of you who have not met me yet, allow me to formally introduce myself. My name is Heather Fiore and I’m your new editor of TILE Magazine. Next month marks my four-year anniversary with the company, and to be honest, I couldn’t be much happier.
Throughout the pages of TILE each issue, we continually share information about the importance of proper tile installations. I recently had the opportunity to experience firsthand what it takes to install tile correctly and the consequences if corners are cut.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we put together an exclusive showcase of new products that would’ve been introduced at this year’s edition of Coverings, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, be sure to check out the detailed trend report for 2020, featuring advice from design professionals all over the country.