In this issue of TILE Magazine, we have tile installation case studies from Portland, OR, Milwaukee, WI, New York, NY, Tromsø, Norway, and Las Vegas, NV. Take a look at this month's Technical Focus on lippage-free tile installation, read the latest Contractor Spotlight, and much more!
Everyone is always on the go. Nothing is truer here in New Jersey, where it feels like you can’t even stop for a second to breathe without getting yelled at, bumped into or honked at. No matter where you are, people are always trying to get somewhere as quickly and as pain-free as possible — that one thing is evident.
In this edition, we sat down with Lee Callewaert, co-owner and senior craftsman of Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works, Inc. in Grafton, WI. Callewaert was recently awarded the first-ever Tile Setter Craftsperson of the Year Award from the NTCA, which was created in 2019 as a lifetime achievement award for tile setters.
The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American floor covering, stone and tile industry event. This year’s edition was held from January 27 to 30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, where it welcomed hundreds of exhibitors and tens of thousands of attendees.
When renovating an upscale residence in Portland, OR, installers implemented ceramic tile designs on the walls, two intricate marble mosaics on the floors and an underfloor heating system in the main bathrooms
Southwest Hills is an upscale residential neighborhood in Portland, OR. For one residence within the exclusive area, a couple of homeowners opted for a new take on his-and-hers bathrooms when renovating their 1908 home.
Piero Fornasetti was a versatile Italian artist known for his eclectic works. Deemed one of the most prolific figures of the 20th century, Fornasetti collaborated with a range of other artists from the 1930s to 1980s to create various artworks, from engravings to furniture.
For interior designer Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, combining porcelain tile and natural stone in her projects is what she genuinely enjoys to do. “The result is beautiful,” she said when describing an apartment in New York City that she recently renovated.
At Tromsø Airport in Tromsø, Norway, a mosaic mural featuring nearly 48,000 mosaic tiles from Artaic was created near the restrooms, greeting visitors in the terminal. The 54-square-foot mural was inspired by a photograph of the Northern Lights over Tromsdalen.
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.
On Via Roma in the commune of Quero Vas in Belluno, Italy, is a two-story home that has gone through many transformations since the early 1900s. In the late 1930s, the house was purchased by the Venetian Oliva family who stayed there permanently during the war and inspired the current interior design.
Professionals who can set evenly spaced, lippage-free tile take pride in their work — and they should. Professional results come from many years of accidentally kicking over your spacer bucket, irritatingly scattering knee shrapnel all over your workspace.
Levolution enables new and seasoned professionals to install evenly spaced, lippage-free tile quickly, so it’s secure throughout the setting material curing process. The spacers are durable, super easy to use and will take the guesswork out of your project. The caps are reusable and provide a wide base for strong and accurate tension creating tile that is level with its neighbor.