Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, recently introduced Spectralock 1, the industry’s first pre-mixed, stain-proof grout with true epoxy performance.
Custom® Building Products, a leading provider of flooring preparation products and tile and stone installation systems, recently affirmed “Right Grout. Right Color. For Any Job” declaration with the introduction of eight new grout colors and Polyblend® Plus.
Near the end of 2017, UCLA sought to renovate its Botany Building, which is home to the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Thanks to an initial $5 million donation from alumnus Morton La Kretz, followed by an additional $15 million donation last year, the ongoing renovation was made possible.
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.
Without some degree of surface preparation, it’s highly unlikely that a concrete slab or wood-framed subfloor will be flat enough to meet the requirements for large-format tile. A quick check with a straightedge often shows that a small area or perhaps the entire surface dips and undulates outside of industry standards.
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 have tile installation case studies from Portland, OR, Milwaukee, WI, New York, NY, Tromsø, Norway, and Las Vegas, NV. Take a look at this month's Technical Focus on lippage-free tile installation, read the latest Contractor Spotlight, and much more!