In the late 15th century, under the Ottoman Empire, craftsmen of İznik created their own rendition of ceramic tile by replacing the traditional clay used with quartz. The innovative technique produced a bright white base, which made the four traditional colors found in İznik pieces.
Summer is in full effect. Warmer weather is bringing smiles to everyone's faces, much-needed vacations are finally being taken, and spontaneous late nights are becoming the new normal. Aside from endless ice cream and poolside memories, what is there not to love about this time of year?
In February 2016, American Airlines (AA) unveiled plans to complete major renovations to its network of Admirals Club lounges. With that came the introduction of its Flagship Lounges, which offer premium amenities for international passengers, transcon domestic first-class and business-class passengers, and Oneworld members.
550 West Jackson is a Class A high-rise located in the heart of downtown Chicago, IL. When it was being renovated, a local contractor was enlisted to provide a flooring solution that could handle heavy foot traffic while meeting the attractive design aesthetic of the building.
Seaside living is one of the most envied lifestyles. Living within walking distance of a beach has its benefits, especially in the summertime. And recent scientific research has even proven that spending time by the ocean is beneficial to your overall well being.
For many years, Coverings has been known as the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in America, and deservedly so. Each year, the event draws in thousands of visitors and exhibitors, which showcase some of their latest and greatest innovations.
Summer is right around the corner. The weather has been getting warmer with each passing day and all of the flowers are in bloom. Birds are up early chirping and the chatter of children is flooding the streets late into the night. Everything seems to come to life during this time of the year.
We sat down with a handful of industry professionals to discuss Gauged Porcelain Tiles (GPT) and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels (GPTP), how they’re handled and installed, and the best ways to approach any issues while utilizing the materials.
Coba Cocina opened in Lexington, KY, in 2013. The two-story restaurant, which includes 400 seats and the world’s largest jellyfish aquarium, is positioned adjacent to the city’s Idle Hour shopping center on Richmond Road.
Joshua Nordstrom is no stranger to change, as he tells me about his lifelong journey to pursue what he is truly passionate about — tilework. “With a creative mindset, over the years, I have managed to sell my clients not only on traditional tilework, but also on my mosaics,” explained the Battle Ground, WA native, who currently owns Tierra Tile, LLC in Homer, AK
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on outdoor installations and the importance of surface prep prior to any tile installation. Through various case studies, see what types of installations are possible in the great outdoors. Also make sure to check out two detailed technical focuses by industry professionals and the product showcase, which highlights the newest surface prep products on the market.