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When we look at tiled floors or walls, we see a finished product where required installation standards have been strictly followed. However, without taking the damaging effects of moisture into account, the installation is guaranteed to be considered a failure.
Solutions intended to reduce environmental impact are just one of several highlights planned for the 2012 edition of Expo Revestir, taking place March 6 to 9, at the Transamérica Expo Center, in São Paulo, Brazil.
The way of conducting a successful business has changed. From the days of the Yellow Pages salesperson who went store-to-store, to responding to email and voicemail day or night, we have become a 24/7 society where we want and need information immediately, and if it’s not available, we know where to find it.
Achieving and maintaining a successful tile-related business, be it manufacturers, distributors, retailers or installers, was the underlying message during the recently held Total Solutions Plus event in Chandler, AZ. With the combined force, know-how and generations of experience, the event proved to be a provider of knowledge to the more than 450 attendees.
Glass and mosaic tile not only add a decorative touch to any wall or floor application, but they also bring awareness to the surface they are applied to by bringing to light certain parts of rooms with gleaming glass accents, or with their intricate mosaic patterns and designs.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we delve into all things bathroom-related, from innovative shower designs to the types of tiles and installation systems used to accent these integral spaces. Through various articles, learn more about how tile complements bathroom designs in both residential and commercial spaces, and check out our product showcase of the newest shower installation systems on the market. Also, don’t forget to read our technical focuses, which discuss the importance of shower installation systems, as well as critical points of ceramic tile design and installation in tiled shower assemblies.