In the beginning, there was Thin Porcelain Panels. Between 2000 and 2001, Thin Porcelain Tile (TPT) was born. One version was created in 2001 by engineer, Franco Stefani, of the Systems Group, innovator of the ceramic industry.
A contemporary loft beneath the beams of an antique home in the Langhe district, paved entirely with the Grand Carpet collection, uses surfaces to enable the functional sharing of spaces with an appropriate stylistic language.
Although many of us thought this pandemic would be long gone by now, it has now become a matter of adapting to the changes. Over the last six months, countless businesses have been affected and we are now starting to really feel it. The new normal isn’t exactly desirable, but we are all just trying to cope and move forward.
Jonathan Stanton is a second-generation tile installer, who currently owns and operates Jonathan Stanton Tile, Inc. in Louisville, KY. He learned most of what he knows from his father, Ralph, a tile artisan who has been running Stanton Tile, a stone’s throw away, for more than 30 years.
Roberto Colonetti is a well-known professional in the tile and stone industries, and deservedly so. Known for his innovative porcelain techniques, Colonetti refers to himself as a porcelain artist and truly prides himself on pushing artistic boundaries with the material.
More than 30 different types of porcelain, glass and natural stone tile was utilized to decorate the new Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center in College Station, TX
June 7, 2020
The new Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center is located on the Texas A&M University campus, directly across from Kyle Field stadium. The 8-story, 252,000-square-foot hotel and conference center officially opened in August 2018.
Tile trends are constantly evolving. New colorways, patterns, textures and formats are being introduced each year, which give designers more inspiration and motivation to utilize tile products in their projects. Tile manufacturers are also working hard to craft innovative, unique designs to cater to every type of space.
Most hotels in Las Vegas are over the top. From the elaborate designs of ground-level casinos to the intricate details throughout various public areas and guestrooms, each property has its own pizazz. It is Las Vegas, after all, where no idea is too big or too small.
Coverings 2012 -- held last month at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL -- did not disappoint with its numerous displays of tile introductions. The diverse array of product lines ranged from large-format porcelain to wood-look tiles to glass mosaics. Here is just a glimpse of the latest developments that were showcased:
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we focus on gauged porcelain tile panels (GPTP), as well as waterproofing and moisture control. Through two detailed technical focuses, learn more about the history of GPTP, how much they have evolved since their introduction almost two decades ago and how to properly handle, fabricate and install them in residential and commercial spaces. Also be sure to check out the range of new tile collections, as well as waterproofing and moisture control products, which are available on the market in our detailed product showcases.