Heather Fiore is the Editor-in-Chief of TILE Magazine. She has also served as the Associate Editor of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design and Stone World for the last five years. Before she began working at BNP Media in these capacities, Heather Fiore was an associate editor for The Sun newspapers in Central New Jersey.
Built upon the foundation of Italy’s Florim Group, Florim USA has been committed to creating innovative, timeless and sustainable porcelain products since 2001. The company is dedicated to providing high-end products that are made in the U.S. with a unique Italian style.
On November 21 and 22, 2019, renowned porcelain artist, Roberto Colonetti, hosted a free workshop at The Stone Shop in Ankeny, IA. Colonetti, who is known for his innovative installation techniques, travels to countries all over the world to give hands-on demonstrations of his methods.
Often times, when people hear the word “tilework,” the traditional 4- x 4- or 8- x 8-inch subway tiles that are commonly seen on kitchen walls may come to mind. However, there is an entire universe of tile artists creating custom artworks with different varieties of mosaic tile.
When renovating their new kitchen, a couple of homeowners sought a design that was eye-catching, yet maintainable. With an idea of implementing materials that would withstand the test of time, they turned to a local, custom countertop fabrication and installation company.
Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs (GPTP) are gaining a lot of traction in the tile and stone industries as of late. The large-format materials, which are technically defined as tiles measuring 1 x 1 meter (40 x 40 inches) or larger, have been creating a lot of buzz in the marketplace lately.
Another year has seemingly flew by and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. I can’t believe we’re already wrapping up 2019. Sometimes I wish time would just slow down, but I’m also eager to see what new things 2020 has in store.
Cersaie is the largest international exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, which is held annually in Bologna, Italy. This year, approximately 900 exhibitors showcased their newest, most innovative products to more than 112,000 visitors from all over the world.
This year, Total Solutions Plus (TSP) took place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN, from October 27 to 29. For the last 10 years, TSP has welcomed countless professionals in the tile industry to network and learn from each other.
Las Chicas, Los Chicos y los Maniquís Restaurant is located in Hotel Axel Madrid in Madrid, Spain. The objective of the design was to create an atmosphere of liberty and diversion, with a certain disruptive touch, which invited a varied clientele to enter the public areas of the hotel.
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!