TISE is the largest North American floor covering, stone and tile industry event, which has been operating for more than 30 years. Buyers, specifiers and influencers from the U.S. and countries all over the world attend to purchase products, gain design and trend inspiration, and develop their business strategies for the upcoming year.
The Berkmans, which have been honing their creative relationship with each new location, most recently ventured over state borders to open Urth Caffé’s first out-of-state location in Las Vegas, NV, at the Wynn Plaza Shops.
In 1986, the Dean E. Smith Center at UNC became the official home of the Tar Heels. As the fourth-largest college basketball arena in the U.S., it is one of the most recognized athletic venues. The 30,000-square-foot arena is named after former North Carolina men's basketball coach, Dean Smith, who coached the team for more than 30 years, from 1961 to 1997.
For this edition, we sat down with Mike Micalizzi, senior director of technical services for Custom Building Products, previous owner of a tile and stone installation company Ceramic Tile Services. He currently serves on technical committees for the TCNA, MMSA, NTCA, MIA, ANSI, and ASTM International.
Each year, TILE Magazine is afforded opportunities to travel to different trade shows all over the world. Wherever we go, one thing remains the same: the tile industry never ceases to amaze us. Nationally and internationally, trends continue to grow and thrive. They even manage to intertwine, concocting innovative designs and ideas, which is a neat thing to see.
For the last five years, Artaic and Bostik have hosted the Design ‘N Gather competition, which invites students, architects, designers, artists and other industry professionals to utilize Artaic’s Tylist™ program to create a mosaic that will be permanently installed in an exclusive location.
Greenwich Peninsula is a district of southeast London, England, within the borough of Greenwich. On the northernmost point of the peninsula on the riverside, there was a vibrant piece of public art recently installed, which adorns the exterior of a building on Millennium Way.
Just east of Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY, is P.S. 19 Marino P. Jeantet School. The elementary school recently underwent an extensive expansion. As part of the renovation, the NYCSCA hosted a local design competition to construct a tile mural in the new lobby.
The United Polaris Lounge is an exclusive service offered by United Airlines for its first class and business class travelers, which is currently only available at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL; George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX; San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, CA; and Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ.
The ninth edition of Total Solutions Plus (TSP) was held from October 27 to 30, 2018, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, where it welcomed more than 600 attendees. Distributors, manufacturers and contractors alike enjoyed a range of educational sessions and attend various motivational speeches.
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!