Cevisama Tech will spotlight on the effort the Spanish ceramic tile industry has invested in research, design, and innovation, including the field of machinery, frits, glazes and colors for ceramic, software, logistics, BIM technologies and applied technology.
Industry veteran Greg Schmitz of Fishman Flooring Solutions, shares his thoughts on increasingly popular advanced tiles and some of the important considerations for installing them, including some newly introduced products that facilitate their installation.
TILE recently sat down with Pavlo “Pasha” Starykov, owner of Star Tile & Stone, LLC in Portland, OR. Starykov is a Certified Tile Installer (CTI #1480) with the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), a NTCA Region 9 State Ambassador and a certified stone and tile inspector.
An innovative ceiling system from Hunter Douglas, used vertically as a wall system, was accented by LED lighting and ceramic tile to provide a relaxing environment for students in the new student commons on Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus (NOTL) in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
A couple of years ago, Niagara College in Ontario, Canada invested tens of millions of dollars in renovating and redesigning its two campuses — Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) and Welland (WC) — to make the college experience more appealing for students with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.
This year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, an annual awards program sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission, attracted the most competitive pool of projects in the contest's history. The winning projects speak to the A&D community's commitment to using a material that is technically advanced, aesthetically pleasing and manufactured with a focus on sustainability. Nine projects in three categories were recognized: residential, institutional and commercial. The grand-prize winners include a century-old, three-floor adaptive re-use project (Schaefer-Graf Residence), a 675,000-square-foot entertainment arena (Barclays Center) and a LEED-certified government building (NIST) in addition to six projects who received honorable mentions from the jury.
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