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.
Comprised of three world-class tradeshows: SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomac and TileExpo, The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American floor covering, stone and tile industry event, which is held each year at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
This year, Cevisama is scheduled to take place from Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019, at the Feria Valencia Center in Valencia, Spain. The international ceramic exhibition showcases the newest products relating to architecture, bathroom and kitchen equipment, natural stone, raw materials, frits, glazes, colors and even machinery.
Business is thriving, markets are growing and big things are happening. It’s good to see positive signs of growth in the industry. As I sit here writing this, I’m preparing for one of the busiest times of the year here at TILE. The “trade show season” is about to commence — a period when industry events are hosted back-to-back.
In 1937, Rodolfo Squinzi founded MAPEI as a small family business in Milan, Italy. Looking to fill a void in the local construction industry, Squinzi established the company with only three employees. He named it “Materiali ausiliari per l’edilizia e l’industria,” for which MAPEI is now the acronym.
Over the last year, I have been fortunate to travel to many different countries around the world. During my travels, I’ve observed how much of an impact the tile industry has on different regions. It’s truly amazing to see how a manmade material such as tile can affect different ways of business and life.
Organized annually by BolognaFiere, Cersaie is known as the world's largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings. With more than 1.7 million square feet of exhibition space, the renowned tradeshow is held each year at the end of September in Bologna, Italy.
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.