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As states begin to phase out of shelter-in-place orders and businesses begin to reopen, a lot of people are still hesitant to do things that seemed second nature before this pandemic happened. Life as we know it has seemingly changed, for now at least.
Prospec, LLC, is a prominent northeast regional presenter of building materials distributed by wholly owned supply companies, including ProTile, ProTerrazo, ProStone, ProWood and ProExterior Systems. In February, the company hosted an event focused on the specification and installation of gauged porcelain tile panels.
On November 21 and 22, 2019, renowned porcelain artist, Roberto Colonetti, hosted a free workshop at The Stone Shop in Ankeny, IA. Colonetti, who is known for his innovative installation techniques, travels to countries all over the world to give hands-on demonstrations of his methods.
In this edition, we sat down with Erin Albrecht, principal and executive vice president at J&R Tile, Inc. in San Antonio, TX, which is a National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) Five-Star Contractor and Ardex Choice Contractor.
In this edition, we sat down with Dirk Sullivan, owner of Hawthorne Tile in Portland, OR. Sullivan is currently the only NTCA Five Star Contractor in the Northwest. He serves on NTCA’s Board of Directors, and is also part of NTCA’s membership and training and education committees.
Comprised of three world-class tradeshows: SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomac and TileExpo, The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American floor covering, stone and tile industry event, which is held each year at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Business is thriving, markets are growing and big things are happening. It’s good to see positive signs of growth in the industry. As I sit here writing this, I’m preparing for one of the busiest times of the year here at TILE. The “trade show season” is about to commence — a period when industry events are hosted back-to-back.
For this edition, we sat down with Michael Denis, owner of Denis Tiling Co. in Warwick, RI. Denis Tiling Co., which was established in 2014, specializes in custom showers, bathrooms, backsplashes and kitchen floors.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, we cover all things Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (GPTP), the TISE 2021 in Las Vegas and don't miss our product showcase of the newest underlayments and membranes available from domestic and international manufacturers.