Like most innovations and inventions, rigid cement backer boards were born out of necessity. Historically, builders would use drywall or wood to support tile installations because these two materials proved to work well at first, but they inevitably failed over time.
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.
Mediterranea’s audacious new porcelain tile series Forge brings more to today’s marketplace in every way — with bolder graphics and special design touches, all with the durability and “Made in the USA” quality the industry has come to expect from Mediterranea’s innovative porcelain tile offerings.
In 1986, the Dean E. Smith Center at UNC became the official home of the Tar Heels. As the fourth-largest college basketball arena in the U.S., it is one of the most recognized athletic venues. The 30,000-square-foot arena is named after former North Carolina men's basketball coach, Dean Smith, who coached the team for more than 30 years, from 1961 to 1997.
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.
Ege Seramik continues to have its finger on the pulse of design when it comes to tile manufacturing. The firm’s latest series, Arya, offers design flexibility for both wall and floor applications in an array of sizes, allowing for major graphic statements.
In line with the on-trend industrial design aesthetic, SistemP™ by Marazzioffers a minimalistic, concrete aesthetic. Graciously positioned as a commercial series, SistemP™ is an impeccable choice for vast spaces exhibiting an ultramodern look.
Produced in Northern Italy using the latest in 3D digital technology, Reservoir is a concise line of 6- x 24-inch porcelain panels, creating realism that simulates a natural stone and wood look. The porcelain constructed panels expand utility and open new possibilities for designers and homeowners.
Timberbrook by American Olean captivates with the appeal of reclaimed barnwood that’s been given new life in a durable porcelain tile. A naturally distressed wood look is captured perfectly with richly blended colors on a unique plank size.