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.
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.
Happy New Year, everyone! It’s officially 2020. Can you believe it’s been one entire century since women have been able to vote? What a better way to kick off the year than with that celebratory news, am I right, ladies!?
Another year has seemingly flew by and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. I can’t believe we’re already wrapping up 2019. Sometimes I wish time would just slow down, but I’m also eager to see what new things 2020 has in store.
Sustainability is at the forefront of design. Architects, designers, contractors, installers and even tile manufacturers are trying to find ways to incorporate green practices into their businesses nowadays.
Crystalline silica has always been an issue in the tile world, as well as the natural stone industry. Very small dust particles are produced. These tiny particles, known as respirable particles, can travel deep into workers’ lungs over time and cause various health issues.
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?
Summer is right around the corner. The weather has been getting warmer with each passing day and all of the flowers are in bloom. Birds are up early chirping and the chatter of children is flooding the streets late into the night. Everything seems to come to life during this time of the year.
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!