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    Marca Corona: Modern industrial style for ‘Made in Italy’ porcelain tiles

Marca Corona: Modern industrial style for ‘Made in Italy’ porcelain tiles

Sassuolo, Italy—Marca Corona, one of the oldest ceramic tile manufacturers in northern Italy, has been producing top-quality ceramic tiles since 1741. The company has consistently been a part of the ceramic industry’s evolution by combining the most advanced techniques and aesthetic designs. Today, Marca Corona produces top-quality products and distributes mosaics, wall and floor coverings in Italy and across the world. In 2006, Marca Corona USA was established, introducing North

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    Iris Ceramica, Diesel Living partner for new Italian tile collections

Iris Ceramica, Diesel Living partner for new Italian tile collections

Chicago—Iris Ceramica, a Fiandre Group brand, teamed up with the lifestyle fashion brand Diesel Living to present their collaboration of new floor and wall solutions, inspired by industrial and modern urban design trends. Debuting for the first time in the U.S., the seven new eclectic ceramic and porcelain collections are Fence, Ribbed, Ribbed Oxide, Arizona Concrete, Grunge Concrete, Combustion Crackle and Shades of Blinds. Along with Diesel’s global fashion savvy and

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    Ceramic: Domestic expansion continues to pick up steam

Ceramic: Domestic expansion continues to pick up steam

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Ken Ryan   U.S.-based ceramic tile manufacturers—as well as several foreign entities—continue to ramp up domestic production with new builds or plant expansions. This latest trend began earlier this decade and has been picking up steam ever since. Market leader Dal-Tile Corp. has been making the most noise lately. In July the company announced plans to build a second plant in Dickson,

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U.S. Congressman Duncan visits TCNA

Anderson, S.C.—U.S. Representative Jeff Duncan, SC-3, spent time meeting with the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) staff and touring TCNA’s facilities on Aug. 9. Eric Astrachan, executive director, provided the Congressman with a brief current state of the ceramic tile industry and discussed issues in Washington most relevant to the tile industry including U.S. trade agreements, EPA regulations and increasing problems with fake ceramic tile products and false advertisements.

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    Ceramic: Next-gen digital printing technologies unlock tile’s potential

Ceramic: Next-gen digital printing technologies unlock tile’s potential

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Lindsay Baillie   Digital printing has helped to change the tile industry by providing manufacturers with limitless designs that mimic what is trending amongst consumers. Whether it’s natural stone, cement, marble, slate or wood looks, digital printing offers consumers the looks they want, the ability to put it where they want and at a desirable price range—all of which ultimately benefits the specialty

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    Ceramic: Solutions to not-so-common tile problems

Ceramic: Solutions to not-so-common tile problems

November 21/28, 2016: Volume 31, Number 12 By Donato Pampo Editor’s note: The following Q&As were reprinted with permission from the Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, CTaSC, which provides expert witness and forensic failure investigation services. In addition, CTaSC provides quality control services for products and installation methods, testing services, online and classroom training, market research and outsourcing services. Excessive lippage on wood plank tiles I recently had porcelain tile

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    Ceramic: State of the Industry—Housing strength, buying trends boost consumption

Ceramic: State of the Industry—Housing strength, buying trends boost consumption

November 21/28, 2016: Volume 31, Number 12 By K.J. Quinn While much excitement in the U.S. flooring industry surrounds innovations in LVT, the irony is most of these faux designs resemble a product requiring no introduction: ceramic tile. The category is making some noise of its own, as new digital printing technologies and larger formats are driving pent-up demand in the residential market. “Speaking with various manufacturers and tile distributors

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    Crossville sponsors Southern Style Now Showhouse

Crossville sponsors Southern Style Now Showhouse

Crossville, Tenn.— Crossville will be the exclusive tile sponsor for the first-ever Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine. The 15-room house, a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1896 and located on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ Uptown District, has received an extensive renovation led by some of the nation’s top interior designers. The remodeled home will debut during a gala event on May 18 benefiting New

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    Coverings 2016: Manufacturers focus on design, new technologies

Coverings 2016: Manufacturers focus on design, new technologies

April 25/May 2, 2016; Volume 30, Number 22 By Nadia Ramlakhan Chicago—Coverings 2016, the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, experienced yet another successful year, delivering new trends, styles and designs. Exhibitors at the expo, held April 18-21 here, embraced the vibrant host city and noted a few differences as compared to last year’s show in Orlando. “I like Chicago because it’s in the middle of the U.S.,”

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    SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Ceramic tile: New products aim to  cover more surface area

SURFACES 2016 COVERAGE – Ceramic tile: New products aim to cover more surface area

February 1/8; Volume 30/Number 16 By Nadia Ramlakhan Tile booths at The International Surface Event showcased all kinds of innovation in terms of visuals, shapes and sizes. Traditional wood looks have become the norm but manufacturers continue to develop ways to expand the beloved style while brick designs are gaining prominence. Larger formats and hexagons have also found a place and bright colors reflect optimism within the design community. To

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    Ceramic tile: Manufacturers highlight HD visuals, varied sizes

Ceramic tile: Manufacturers highlight HD visuals, varied sizes

February 2/9, 2015; Volume 28/Number 16 By Amanda Haskin It wasn’t difficult for attendees to notice today’s trends in tile from the displays at Surfaces this year. Walking from booth to booth told a vivid story about shapes, sizes and HD visuals. Chapter one of the story was all about format size. “I feel like I’m in ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” said Lindsey Waldrep, vice president of marketing for Crossville. “Everything

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    Certified EPD now available for North American-made ceramic tile

Certified EPD now available for North American-made ceramic tile

Anderson, S.C.—The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ceramic tile made in North America, certified by sustainability leader UL Environment, is now available for use by architects and specifiers seeking to satisfy green building project requirements, such as those set forth by LEED and Green Globes. The 23-page report, downloadable at TCNAtile.com, is a comprehensive disclosure of the environmental impacts of North American-made ceramic tile. When using this certified EPD alongside

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    Underlayment: The softening of hard surface flooring

Underlayment: The softening of hard surface flooring

by Louis Iannoco Every salesperson in the industry should know the importance of underlayment on the soft surface side, but with more and more hard surface products gaining popularity and market share, the emphasis and focus have shifted. But what exactly should sales associates know when it comes to underlayments and hard surfaces? Does it really make a difference what is used beneath them?

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Dal-Tile closing one mosaic plant, expanding another

Dallas – Dal-Tile, the largest manufacturer of ceramic tile in North America, announced it has completed a comprehensive assessment of the unglazed mosaic tile segment. The company has decided to consolidate its mosaic tile manufacturing and expand operations in its Gettysburg, Pa., mosaic production facility in order to bring production capabilities in line with the decline in the unglazed mosaic segment.

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    Despite economy, rising costs, execs see reasons for optimism

Despite economy, rising costs, execs see reasons for optimism

by Louis Iannaco There are several obstacles currently preventing the ceramic segment from taking flight, according to industry executives. The economy, obviously, leads the way with raw materials costs and low-cost goods from around the world also among the main culprits. Also thrown into the mix are installation issues—from its cost to its number of failures.

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Novalis helps Crescent Hardwood Supply celebrate 100 years of service

Toronto, Canada—Crescent Hardwood Supply recently celebrated 100 years of service to the coastal southeast with a traditional crawfish boil. Novalis Innovative Flooring was on hand to sponsor the musical entertainment, as

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NAFCD enters strategic partnership with Market Insights

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) has joined a strategic partnership with Market Insights of Reading, Pa. The partnership is designed to deliver NAFCD member firms with

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Dal-Tile wins exclusive tile provider status

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation was recently named as the exclusive tile provider for Woodside Homes. With both companies keenly focused on offering products rich in style and design, this relationship provides homebuyers

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