Ceramiche Caesar was recently chosen to decorate the new Toyota showroom located in Austin, TX. The company managed to capture the functional and aesthetic appeal of public spaces with its floor tiles from the One collection, inspired by the natural effects of terracotta and cement.
In the heart of West Palm Beach, FL, is the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Widely known as the spring training home of the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros and NL East Champion Washington Nationals, the complex was recently renovated with a range of porcelain tile from Crossville, Inc.
In the heart of Florence, there is a central shopping center which is known by many as I Gigli. Inside of the 134-store space is Ai Banchi Del Mercato Centrale, an area dedicated solely to high-quality foods from all areas of Italy, such as handmade pasta and cured meats.
Istanbul, Turkey hosts an international ceramic tradeshow each year, known as Unicera. As the country’s largest international event covering this sector — as well as bathroom and kitchen furnishings — the show’s organizers plan diligently to make it as grandiose as possible.
Cevisama is a global event. The international fair for ceramics and bathroom furnishings, which held its 36th edition from February 5 to 9 at the Feria Valencia in Valencia, Spain, has evolved into a must-see event for designers, architects, manufacturers and contractors alike.
When assessing a tile installation, there are always questions to ask. Where do I start? What methods are best to utilize? Which products were developed for this job? We sat down with experienced industry professionals to learn more about what they recommend and how they solve certain issues.
Although Americans continue to spend billions on kitchen renovations each year — more than $67 billion on products alone was spent in 2016, according to market research by the National Kitchen & Bath Association — bathrooms have been treading behind them for some time now.
Each mosaic that Williams produces is hand-cut from ceramic clay, kiln-fired and glazed — and customized to each customer’s specifications. “I start out with a 25-pound block of clay and individually cut each piece,” said Williams. “Each mosaic is one-of-a-kind.”
After learning Sharon Taylor of Viva Tiling in London, UK was awarded Tile Fixer of the Year from The Tile Association (TTA) last year, the designer thought she would be the perfect fit for the project.
Tile is produced in all parts of the world, which makes traveling in this industry inevitable. As a business professional, I have been afforded the opportunity to travel to several countries throughout the years, which has been a very humbling experience, to say the least.
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!