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    Dal-Tile renews agreement with D.R. Horton

Dal-Tile renews agreement with D.R. Horton

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corp. was recently renewed as the “exclusive tile provider” for America’s largest home builder by volume, D.R. Horton. In addition, Dal-Tile was also selected as the home builder’s “preferred countertop provider.” Dal-Tile manufactures and owns top tile brands, including Daltile, American Olean and Marazzi. “In this relationship, America’s largest home builder and America’s largest tile manufacturer become a formidable force to bring the highest levels of design, quality and

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    MSI finds ‘window of opportunity’ with recycled glass

MSI finds ‘window of opportunity’ with recycled glass

By Nicole Murray Over the years, floor covering manufacturers have incorporated recycled materials into their products—the most common examples including used tires repurposed for rubber flooring; old wood panels recovered from dilapidated barns or railroad ties re-milled for rustic-plank flooring; and sawdust captured from woodworking operations that is then converted into MDF fiberboard for laminate flooring planks. MS International (MSI) continues in that tradition with the launch of Urban Cool,

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Bostik video chronicles 2017 DNG mosaic mural campaign

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    Bostik video chronicles 2017 DNG mosaic mural campaign

Bostik video chronicles 2017 DNG mosaic mural campaign

Wauwatosa, Wis.—Lisa Darroh-Pouls of Pouls Hospitality Design based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, won the grand prize at Design ‘N Gather 2017 (DNG), the international mosaic design competition co-sponsored by Bostik and Artaic Innovative Mosaic. Bostik created a state-of-the-art video to showcase the competition and winner. Darroh-Pouls’ masterpiece, “Champaign Wishes” was unveiled in front of over 600 hospitality architects and designers as a backlit, mosaic mural permanently installed at Hyde Bellagio,

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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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    American Olean expands natural stone, outdoor tile offerings

American Olean expands natural stone, outdoor tile offerings

Dallas—American Olean recently introduced four new collections, expanding its broad selection of product offerings to include varieties of wall tile, natural stone and exterior tile. The new product offerings include: Candora, a natural stone collection offered in unique mosaic patterns, including mini arabesque, mini chevron, linear leaf and linear hex; Vellagio, a travertine-look perfect for achieving a rustic chic living space; Merit, a slip-resistant interior and exterior tile ideal for

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    Daltile Gallery hosts hundreds at annual NeoCon luncheon

Daltile Gallery hosts hundreds at annual NeoCon luncheon

Chicago—Daltile’s Chicago Design Gallery recently welcomed over 500 architects, designers and other customers to its annual “Parked At NeoCon” lunch event. Held every year during the international NeoCon commercial design tradeshow, Daltile’s luncheon showcased the brand’s exciting new products and gave NeoCon attendees a nice, relaxing oasis from the miles-long tradeshow held just across the street in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Daltile’s Chicago Design Gallery is part of the brand’s vast

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Mohawk expands tile manufacturing footprint

Nashville—Mohawk Industries has announced it will expand its ceramic tile manufacturing operations in Dickson, Tenn. Plans call for the addition of a second plant near its recently built tile factory, resulting in the creation of 245 jobs. “The positive experiences we had previously in selecting the location, working with state and local officials—and then executing on our plan to create the Dickson tile manufacturing plant—made us ultimately realize that we

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    Crossville collections installed in smart home for wounded veteran

Crossville collections installed in smart home for wounded veteran

Crossville, Tenn.—As the tile supplier for the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program in 2017, Crossville recently contributed the tile for a specially adapted smart home for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lucas David Cifka (Ret.) and his family. The house was dedicated in a ceremony on June 15, in Canyon Lake, Texas. More than 1,000 square feet of Crossville tile was installed in the master bath, the guest bath, the mudroom

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    Emser Tile opens new branch in Houston

Emser Tile opens new branch in Houston

Los Angeles—Emser Tile has opened its 72nd branch in North America. The new location marks its fourth branch in Houston and 10th in Texas. Emser has experienced exponential growth in the Houston market throughout the last 14 years. The company adds a fourth location to strategically position itself in all four quadrants of the metropolitan area as well as contribute new jobs to the southeast Houston economy. “We are honored

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    Marazzi releases three new tile collections

Marazzi releases three new tile collections

Dallas—Marazzi has launched three new tile collections, including wood-, marble- and limestone-looks. These new collections feature bolder, classically-inspired aesthetics and join the tile manufacturer’s celebrated offerings. “Our designers and the entire Marazzi team focus on both design and creativity when curating collections to bring best-in-class flooring solutions to our best-in-class customers,” said Micah Hand, brand marketing manager, Marazzi. “Our three new collections offer trademarked bold aesthetic rooted in our Italian

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    Crossville hosts University of Tennessee students at NeoCon

Crossville hosts University of Tennessee students at NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville will host four students from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design at NeoCon 2017. These students earned the trip by creating winning, tile-focused projects as part of Crossville’s sponsorship of a semester-long Design Studio held in partnership with the university. The studio provided the company a direct opportunity to educate the next generation of design professionals on the specification of tile products. As part of the

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    Installation: DustRam targets messy job sites

Installation: DustRam targets messy job sites

June 5/12, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 26 By Lindsay Baillie   DustRam was created to give the flooring industry and remodeling sector a dust-free tile removal system that could actually claim “dust-free” capabilities, according to Jack King, inventor of DustRam and owner of Arizona Home Floors in Tempe, Ariz. King developed the system in 2008 and then spent roughly five years making equipment, finding flaws and making adjustments before offering

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    Ceramics of Italy presents 2017 Tile Competition winners

Ceramics of Italy presents 2017 Tile Competition winners

Orlando, Fla.—Now in its 24th year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is proud to award six outstanding projects that wholly represent the competition’s goal of honoring the admirable use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design. Sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency, the competition attracted high-quality submissions in each of the three categories: residential, commercial and institutional. The international

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    Al’s Column: Tips on designing a better tile showroom

Al’s Column: Tips on designing a better tile showroom

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Emily Holle   From big box stores and expo centers to small town boutiques, I’ve spent the last 15 years planning and designing showrooms across the country. Along the way, I’ve curated tips for designing thriving showrooms, fine-tuning a handful of best practices in my role as director of trend and design for MS International. A thoughtfully designed showroom does more than

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American OEM honors workforce with annual BBQ

Burns, Tenn.—American OEM held its third annual Staff Appreciation Lunch at the Turney Center Correctional Facility, the company’s manufacturing location, July 14. The celebration was created to recognize the efforts

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Karndean Designflooring updates Floorstyle tool

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring has released an updated version of its Floorstyle online design tool to include additional designflooring capabilities. Floorstyle is an interactive room viewer containing the company’s full product

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WFCA, NWFA offer joint membership

Dalton—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) and National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) have joined forces to offer a membership program that combines the resources of both organizations as part of

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