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.
The Astral Tower, one of the most prestigious hotels not only in Sydney but in all of Australia, selected tiles from Ceramiche Piemme to furnish its bathrooms. The interior design firm, Lombard & Jack in Melbourne, appreciated the brightness and texture of the Geostone collection in the color, “White.”
Offering a new living concept, Uptown in Milan is the first Italian smart district, entirely powered by geothermal energy and a district heating network, which focuses primarily on quality of life and services.
La Jolla is known for its prominent seaside location in California. Occupying seven miles of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean, the majority of homes in the community showcase panoramic views of the ocean.
Sustainability is at the forefront of design. Architects, designers, contractors, installers and even tile manufacturers are trying to find ways to incorporate green practices into their businesses nowadays.
In Dijon, France, the historical capital of Burgundy, the passion for culture, food and wine dictates the pace of numerous tours, guiding visitors in a discovery of the fine vines and the different architectural styles that stretch from the Gothic to the Art Deco period.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we have two technical focus articles. One is about flatness tolerances, self-leveling underlayments and radiant uncoupling mats. The other technical focus article is about advances in tile backer boards. Also, see the latest Contractor Spotlight with Robert Smeton, owner of Artisan Granite & Tile LLC, read a review of Cersaie 2019, and much more!