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.
At the southern edge of Los Angeles County in California is a wealthy city known as La Cañada Flintridge. Before the city’s incorporation in 1976, it consisted of two distinct communities, La Cañada and Flintridge. La Cañada derives from the Spanish word “cañada,” which translates to ravine or canyon, while Flintridge was named after its developer, former U.S. Senator Frank P. Flint.
Although many of us thought this pandemic would be long gone by now, it has now become a matter of adapting to the changes. Over the last six months, countless businesses have been affected and we are now starting to really feel it. The new normal isn’t exactly desirable, but we are all just trying to cope and move forward.
The Fractal Group LLC is a full-service architecture and interior design firm located in New York, NY, with a philosophy that focuses on intricate detailing, innovative material selection and weaving the traditional style of landmarked buildings all within a contemporary design language.
Joseph & Sons Mosaic in Los Angeles, CA, is a family business that has been creating mosaic art since the 1960s. One of the family’s most recent residential projects, designed by Jonathan Cohen, was an outdoor mosaic featuring a tree filled with birds, which was inspired by an Italian artist.
For a couple of homeowners in Corte Madera, CA, their dream was to incorporate a grotto into their pool design, which was accomplished with the help of Martin Brookes and his talented team at Heritage Marble & Tile Inc. in Mill Valley, CA.
Jonathan Stanton is a second-generation tile installer, who currently owns and operates Jonathan Stanton Tile, Inc. in Louisville, KY. He learned most of what he knows from his father, Ralph, a tile artisan who has been running Stanton Tile, a stone’s throw away, for more than 30 years.
While it’s currently summertime, it sure doesn’t feel like it. During a time when we’re supposed to be celebrating our country and freedom, most places are still closed to the public. Beaches are limited, parks aren’t operating under normal circumstances and other outdoor areas just aren’t the same.
As states begin to phase out of shelter-in-place orders and businesses begin to reopen, a lot of people are still hesitant to do things that seemed second nature before this pandemic happened. Life as we know it has seemingly changed, for now at least.
Jkath Design Build + Reinvent is a residential remodeling firm located in St. Paul, MN, which services the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Jesse Kath founded Jkath Design Build + Reinvent and currently operates the business alongside his wife, Katie, the lead designer, and a team of four talented professionals.
Roberto Colonetti is a well-known professional in the tile and stone industries, and deservedly so. Known for his innovative porcelain techniques, Colonetti refers to himself as a porcelain artist and truly prides himself on pushing artistic boundaries with the material.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on current tile trends and waterproofing and sealers that are crucial to every tile installation. Through a detailed trend report, see how the current pandemic has been affecting the tile industry, and browse a selection of some new tile collections that were introduced this year. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the catered product showcase, which highlights the newest waterproofing and sealer products on the market.