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.
For the design of a high-end residence in Mexico, architects used stone-effect porcelain tiles from Emilgroup and Florim Ceramiche to mimic the topography of the surrounding mountains, resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind design
For Mercado Little Spain, located at 10 Hudson Yards in New York City, a variety of Spanish-made ceramic and porcelain tile from Vives Ceramica was used to create an atmosphere reminiscent of typical Spanish markets and plazas
Last week, I had to pleasure of attending the very first virtual Total Solutions Plus. Despite all of the hurdles industry organizations and companies have been forced to overcome during the last eight months, I was impressed at the level of attention and detail that was put into each and every daily session.
Bel Air is by far the wealthiest and most well-known neighborhood within Los Angeles County, CA. Situated in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, about 12 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, the neighborhood features older-style architecture, with some homes that are still standing from the time they were constructed in the early 1920s.
Katia McGuirk is one of 15 children. When she was 12 years old, she found her love for clay, when her mother enlisted her in a sculpting class. From there, she went on to study ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design, after which she began making tiles and renovating houses in Newport, RI.
Brooklyn-based interior designer-turned-tile artist, Allison Eden, has been crafting custom mosaic tile designs for the last 27 years, including a larger-than-life high heel display, which was recently placed in Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan
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.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on sustainability. Through two detailed technical focuses, learn more about the importance of hygiene in any tile and stone installation. Marco Galliozzi of Fila Chemicals USA Corp. explains more about why cleaning and sealing tile and stone surfaces is important to ensuring the longevity of these materials, while Art Mintie, Sr. of Laticrete details the increasing demand of antimicrobials. Also be sure to check out the range of new tile collections that are available on the market in our detailed product showcase.