Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs (GPTP) are gaining a lot of traction in the tile and stone industries as of late. The large-format materials, which are technically defined as tiles measuring 1 x 1 meter (40 x 40 inches) or larger, have been creating a lot of buzz in the marketplace lately.
In today’s market, tile installers have numerous options when looking for tile backer boards — cement, gypsum, magnesium, as well as drywall plaster board or wood products — each with its own set of features and benefits.
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.
Houston Street is a major east-west thoroughfare in downtown Manhattan, which runs crosstown across the full width of the island, from Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive and East River Park on the East River to Pier 40 and West Street on the Hudson River.
Prodeso Heat Grip System from Progress Profiles is the ultimate revolutionary electrical heating system for floors and coverings that provides warmth only where desired in a few minutes, and is a cost-effective, time- and energy-saving solution.
HPS Schönox’s iFix® is based on a two-part powder and resin system, which allows sealing the membrane and the seams at the same time. This effective and efficient solution not only reduces application downtime by 40%, but also reduces material cost and is easy to apply.
The Rainbow Recreation Center in Oakland, CA, serves the East Oakland community with recreational activities for all ages. In March, the 40-year-old center began an extensive renovation project to replace most of the facility and add new features, which was recently completed.
The Palma Intermodal Station is the main railway station of Palma on the island of Majorca, Spain. Although it is situated in the center of the city at the Plaça d'Espanya, when it was built in 2007, it was hard to find since the main access is located underground between two historical buildings.
SuperiorBilt® tools from Custom Building Products deliver reliable professional performance when applying subfloor prep products, mortars and grouts to successfully install tile or stone. These tools include cut-and-mark tools, prep tools, set tools, and grout and finish tools.
wedi Corporation’s Tub Sealing Tape with a waterproof butyl connection strip creates a safe waterproofing connection to walls when installing tubs and trays with partial or with no nailing flange. The butyl sealing and adhesion strip offers flexible waterproofing to acrylic or fiberglass tubs subject to frequent movement.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we spoke with various professionals in the industry about Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (GPTP) and what the future holds for the innovative, trending products. One of the issue’s installation case studies, “An Attention-Grabbing Design,” features these larger-than-life products in a residential setting, highlighting their advantages. Also make sure to check out our Contractor Spotlight with Ken Ballin, owner of Skyro Floors in New Jersey, and much more!