of the longevity and durability of tile, it is ideal for all sorts of
applications, and designers and homeowners alike are now discovering new
imaginative installations and incorporating them into residential projects more
stone tile trends continue to evolve as new products constantly enter the
market enabling architects and designers to enhance their designs in all sorts
of applications, including interior and exterior, commercial and residential or
floors and walls.
on 300 acres of land, just north of Houston, TX, stands a 2,500-square-foot
residence that was recently redesigned with a “green” architecture concept in
mind. Using locally available materials that had minimal impact on the
environment and/or used recycled material in their fabrication, Robert Reid,
ASID, with Brooks-Reid Studio, a local architectural firm, transformed the home
into an updated space.
curved exterior facade of the Wing Lung Bank in Alhambra, CA, features the
largest glass tile mural in North America, measuring 34.5 feet tall by 129.5
feet wide. The mural comprises approximately 1 million pieces of glass tile set
in an abstract interpretation designed to reflect the nearby San Gabriel
Charlotte Arena in Charlotte, NC, features two large murals comprised of glass
and ceramic tile, which are representative of the city’s basketball
history. In total, 3,300 square feet of
mosaic tiles were pieced together to create two separate photographic images
that were installed at the Trade Street and the Fifth Street entrances to the
The idea of using
tiny, irregular-shaped colored pieces of material to create patterns and
pictures has been around for thousands of years. Today, the idea of mosaics has
taken on a whole new meaning, which includes a vast variety of design options
that stem far from the original concept behind the meaning of mosaics.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we spoke with various professionals in the industry about Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (GPTP) and what the future holds for the innovative, trending products. One of the issue’s installation case studies, “An Attention-Grabbing Design,” features these larger-than-life products in a residential setting, highlighting their advantages. Also make sure to check out our Contractor Spotlight with Ken Ballin, owner of Skyro Floors in New Jersey, and much more!