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    Mediterranea brings marble-look, 55% recycled tile to market

Mediterranea brings marble-look, 55% recycled tile to market

DORAL, FLA.— Mediterranea has introduced the Calacata series. Produced with up to 55% recycled content, this glazed porcelain collection emulates Italian Cararra marble.

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Ceramic update: Consumer confidence affecting tile growth, prosperity

When it comes to business conditions, many are citing consumer confidence, or lack thereof, as a reason why things aren’t what they used to be. Along with the housing market, unemployment and energy costs—which all play a role in spending— there seems to be a waiting game on the part of consumers. At least the commercial market is showing signs of life. Many point to the category’s inherent characteristics, green

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    Cersaie to hold ‘glocal’ architecture seminar

Cersaie to hold ‘glocal’ architecture seminar

BOLOGNA, ITALY—Cersaie, the world’s largest tile show, scheduled for Sept. 20 to 24, will stage a conference on day one called “New architectures,” an event bringing together five major figures in the field of socially engaged architecture who will explore sustainable solutions.

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    Today’s ceramic glues are better, more efficient than ever before

Today’s ceramic glues are better, more efficient than ever before

“It’s not your grandmother’s linoleum” is a line that has become quite prevalent in recent years as the offerings in resilient flooring have evolved into fashion-forward, state-of-the-art, high-performance products. It can also be applied to ceramic tile, as technology continues to play a major role in advancing the segment, as well as tile adhesives.

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Registration for Total Solutions Plus now open

GLEN ELLYN, ILL.—Registration for the second annual Total Solutions Plus show is now open. The event—co-sponsored by the Ceramic Tile Distributor’s Association, the National Tile Contractor’s Association and the Tile Council of North America—is scheduled to take place from Nov. 7 to 11 in Chandler, Ariz.

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    Perceived value and health benefits appeal to D.C.-based architect

Perceived value and health benefits appeal to D.C.-based architect

The following is an interview I conducted on tour with Tile of Spain‘s Reign in Spain design competition. This FCNews blog post is a first-hand look at what is important to today’s designers and architects. Architect Scott Knudson, Wiencek & Associates, Architects + Planners, went to Spain with the hopes of finding new products and applications for tile in his projects.

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Salesmanship: Flooring products and service

by Warren Tyler Regular readers are well aware of my areas of expertise: sales, service, management, motivation. Rarely do I touch on actual flooring products. That’s because attitude is the foundation of all effective training. However, this column is different. Making the rounds of industry shows, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality, innovation and choice of flooring products—a major reason to attend Surfaces and Coverings.

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Floor Covering News

Press Release

USG expands tile, flooring salesforce

Chicago—USG Corp.’s Tile and Flooring Solutions group is reorganizing and expanding its team to better support its customers and its expanding portfolio of innovative products and solutions. Steve Bjorklund was

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Creating Your Space introduces new features

San Rafael, Calif.—Creating Your Space is introducing a host of innovations for 2018. These introductions include programmatic advertising, YouTube advertising, a “More Like This” feature as well as an e-commerce

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T&L Distributing partners with Tarkett

Houston—T&L Distributing has entered a distribution partnership with Tarkett. Through this collaboration, T&L Distributing will immediately begin offering Tarkett’s resilient residential and commercial products, including Tarkett’s Johnsonite brand, to its

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