In the late 15th century, under the Ottoman Empire, craftsmen of İznik created their own rendition of ceramic tile by replacing the traditional clay used with quartz. The innovative technique produced a bright white base, which made the four traditional colors found in İznik pieces.
For Cheryl Underwood, creating fresh, inspiring spaces that bring her clients’ visions to life is at the heart of her passion for remodeling and design. The California-based designer is known for her sophisticated minimalism in her residential and commercial designs.
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.
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.
Surface preparation includes many products and methods like self-leveling underlayments, mortar beds, waterproofing/crack isolation membranes, patching and repair products, moisture mitigation membranes, crack repair, diamond grinding, shot blasting and scarification, to name a few.
Your project is complete. Every tile is in place, the installation was done on time and under budget, to the exact specifications. Even the project manager is beaming. But, the owners are calling because their sparkling new tile has turned dull in just days.
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.
Summer is in full effect. Warmer weather is bringing smiles to everyone's faces, much-needed vacations are finally being taken, and spontaneous late nights are becoming the new normal. Aside from endless ice cream and poolside memories, what is there not to love about this time of year?
Showcasing the latest in product trends. This month, we look at new collections from Anatolia Tile & Stone, American Olean, Del Conca USA, Ege Seramik, Florida Tile, Lunada Bay Tile, Marazzi USA, MSI, Nemo Tile and Walker Zanger.
In this issue of TILE Magazine, see the latest Contractor Spotlight with Dirk Sullivan, owner of Hawthorne Tile, read about the challenges of sustainability and workplace safety in the tile industry, see the latest product showcase, and much more!