Life-sized porcelain tiles from Porcelanosa, which emulate Calacatta marble, were used on the walls and ceiling of a local flat in Albacete, Spain, in conjunction with LED lighting to create a contemporary aesthetic
Positioned on the second floor of a block of a flat in Albacete, Spain is a private residence known as the Atrium House. The 2,153-square-foot home was recently renovated using large-format porcelain tiles from Porcelanosa’s XLight collection.
Sustainable building is a design philosophy that focuses on minimizing the negative impact the construction process can have on the environment by not only reducing waste, but also through increasing the comfort, safety and productivity of a structure’s lifecycle through better material selection, design and engineering.
Capri from Cancos Tile is a gorgeous marble-inspired porcelain tile collection, which has very unique offerings. Applicable on both floors and walls, the collection is available in three colors and four standard sizes. Capri also offers decorative items, including torellos and pencils.
The Flash Line cutting system from Montolit is designed for cutting porcelain tiles and slabs from 24- to 134-inches-long and up to 3/8-inch-thick. The system uses three "click-together" aluminum extensions as cutting guides.
The ceramic tile industry has grown substantially in recent years and a big percentage of the growth is seen on exterior installations. This can be for multiple reasons, including a cleaner, more contemporary look, better mortars and grouts, and large-format and gauged porcelain tiles.
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.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we have two technical focus articles. One is about flatness tolerances, self-leveling underlayments and radiant uncoupling mats. The other technical focus article is about advances in tile backer boards. Also, see the latest Contractor Spotlight with Robert Smeton, owner of Artisan Granite & Tile LLC, read a review of Cersaie 2019, and much more!