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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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    Coverings 2017: What’s old is new again

Coverings 2017: What’s old is new again

April 10/17, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 22 By Nadia Ramlakhan   Orlando—Coverings, the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, returned to a familiar location earlier this month after being hosted in Chicago in 2016. Roughly 1,100 exhibitors from 40 countries showcased the latest trends, technologies and styling techniques in their respective categories across 400,000 square feet of exhibition space. According to many show veterans, Orlando is an attraction

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MIA+BSI now accepting Pinnacle and Tucker Design Awards entries

Oberlin, Ohio and Chestertown, N.Y.—MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute is now accepting submissions for both the 2017 Pinnacle Awards and the 2018 Tucker Design Awards. The Pinnacle Awards recognize natural stone industry companies whose works exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone. Awards are given in six categories: Commercial Interior (sponsored by Mapei) Commercial Exterior (sponsored by Mapei) Residential Interior/Exterior (sponsored by GranQuartz) Renovation/Restoration (sponsored by Coldspring) Kitchen

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    Crossville releases 2016 recycling program milestones

Crossville releases 2016 recycling program milestones

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville, a domestic tile manufacturer, has recycled 21,131,930 pounds of fired porcelain in 2016, bringing the company’s cumulative recycling total to just over 91 million pounds since the 2009 launch of the Tile Take-Back program and subsequent TOTO USA recycling partnership. Through Tile Take-Back, Crossville is able to recycle previously installed tile collected from its distribution network, as well as scraps that result from tile cutting during installation, sizing

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    Bostik-sponsored Design ‘N Gather gains new partners

Bostik-sponsored Design ‘N Gather gains new partners

Wauwatosa, Wis.—Bostik, a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, has announced that Crossville and Bedrosians—two iconic tile industry companies—will be partnering in Design ‘N Gather (DNG), the annual global tile mosaic design competition created by Artaic—Innovative Mosaic and sponsored by Bostik. DNG has invited architects, designers and mosaic design enthusiasts to submit ultra-creative mosaic interpretations for a larger-than-life mosaic “Selfie Studio” mural to be permanently

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    Crossville’s Handwritten collection invites custom, creative designs

Crossville’s Handwritten collection invites custom, creative designs

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has introduced Handwritten, a wall tile collection inspired by artisanal craftsmanship. With its range of creative shapes, sizes, and colors, this line empowers designers to create truly custom installations for commercial and residential interior walls. “In a nod to the makers’ movement and with a love of handmade artistry, this line not only captures the look of handmade tile but comes with a wealth of decorative options that

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    NTCA names Martin Howard 2016 Tile Person of the Year

NTCA names Martin Howard 2016 Tile Person of the Year

Flowood, Miss.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) presented Martin Howard of the David Allen Co. in Raleigh, N.C., with the 2016 Tile Person of the Year award. With more than 36 years of experience in the construction industry, Howard is a highly regarded expert and consultant in the technical aspects of tile and stone. Howard, president of the NTCA and executive vice president of David Allen Co., was recognized at

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TCNA members donate tiled doghouses to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

Orlando, Fla.—Eighteen members of Tile Council of North America (TCNA) will donate one-of-a-kind tiled doghouses to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando at Coverings 2017, here. The participating companies include: AlysEdwards Tile & Stone, Appomattox Tile Art, BonTon, Casa Ceramica, Cider Press Tile, Crossville, Del Conca USA, Florim USA, Iconic Design Concepts, Lunada Bay Tile, Marazzi, Shenfeld Studio, StonePeak Ceramics, Stonexchange, Syzygy Tile, Vitromex, Wizard Enterprise and Wonder Porcelain. The

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TCNA 2017 Handbook addresses wide spectrum of issues

Orlando, Fla.—This year’s TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass and Stone Tile Installation will include many noteworthy changes to existing language as well as new sections, according to the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). All are aimed at providing more guidance, and improving understanding and problem solving with regard to tile installations. New sections to the handbook include “Tile Layout Considerations” and “System Modularity,” which are geared more toward those

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    Best booths awarded at Coverings 2017

Best booths awarded at Coverings 2017

Orlando, Fla.—Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, has announced the winners of its 2017 Best Booth awards. The program recognizes the standout booths based on their design, creativity, display of product and overall presentation. The panel of judges selected one Overall Best in Show winner, and six Best in Show winners that earned high marks for a variety of factors. The Overall Best in Show

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Coverings 2017 unveils tile, stone products to enthusiastic crowd

Orlando, Fla.—Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, made its highly anticipated return to the Orange County Convention Center yesterday. Representatives of the Orange County mayor’s office, Ceramics of Italy, Tile of Spain, Tile Council of North America, Ceramic Tile Distributor Association and National Tile Contractor Association gathered April 4 for the official 2017 ribbon cutting ceremony. The show, which runs through April 7, features new

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    Tile industry launches Why Tile initiative at Coverings

Tile industry launches Why Tile initiative at Coverings

Orlando, Fla.—The tile industry has united in a marketing and education initiative designed to inspire consumers and provide information on all of tile’s benefits. The campaign, called Why Tile, is being introduced to the industry here at Coverings. Why Tile is an industry effort with input sought from various industry organizations including the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF),

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Coverings Installation & Design awards recognize superior work in tile, stone

Arlington, Va.—Four outstanding tile and stone projects have been awarded Coverings Installation & Design (CID) awards, a program that honors outstanding design and installation of tile and stone in the categories of Residential Stone, Residential Tile, Commercial Stone and Commercial Tile. An esteemed panel of notable editors, leading designers and industry professionals evaluated submissions based on execution, original usage and overall design and purpose, and gave special recognition to those

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    Premier Distributing undergoes rebranding

Premier Distributing undergoes rebranding

Omaha, Neb.—Premier Distributing of the Midwest has announced their re-branding as Premier Tile Corp. The firm continues to operate as one of the Midwest’s preferred distributors of tile, stone and setting accessories, with the new name providing clarity for their distribution services. “Our new name better exemplifies the products we provide and positions us for growth,” said Dick Miller, president and CEO. “We also believe it will enhance our relationship

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WFCA University adds to destination training, online offering

Dalton, Ga.–In response to a recent membership drive and member demand, World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has expanded its University course offerings with extended online training modules and destination camps

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Briney to retire from Innocor

Red Bank, N.J.—Jeff Briney, senior vice president of Innocor Foam Technologies (IFT), will be retiring at the end of June 2017. As senior vice president, Briney led Innocor’s commercial division,

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Mannington enhances Restoration collection with SpillShield

Salem, N.J.—Mannington’s laminate flooring is adding “moisture resistant” to its list of attributes with the company’s Restoration collection, which now has enhanced performance with SpillShield technology. SpillShield is an innovative

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