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.
Each year, TILE Magazine is afforded opportunities to travel to different trade shows all over the world. Wherever we go, one thing remains the same: the tile industry never ceases to amaze us. Nationally and internationally, trends continue to grow and thrive. They even manage to intertwine, concocting innovative designs and ideas, which is a neat thing to see.
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!