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    Daltile Interior Design Scholarship entries showcase tile

Daltile Interior Design Scholarship entries showcase tile

Dallas—Judging is currently underway for the sixth annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship Competition, presented by the ASID Foundation. The designs entered by college students nationwide exemplify that tile is now widely used as a design element in today’s interior design world. “Over the last five years, tile has emerged as a design element, whereas in the past, it was a utilitarian product,” said Shelly Halbert, director of product design for

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    Emser Tile releases Latitude collection

Emser Tile releases Latitude collection

Los Angeles—Emser Tile introduces Latitude, a glazed body match porcelain tile inspired by the ethereal beauty of the northern lights. The series’ painterly movement provides an organic sense of structure and transforms interiors through dynamic movement and design. Five elegant neutrals—graphite, gray, ivory, taupe and white—evoke a sense of emotion in a myriad of residential and commercial environments, from spa-like showers to fireplace facades. Pattern variations achieved through dynamic, high-resolution

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    MSI assists victims of Hurricane Harvey

MSI assists victims of Hurricane Harvey

Houston—M S International (MSI) has donated to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts through the American Red Cross and other disaster relief organizations. MSI employees and the MSI Charitable Trust joined forces to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. “We were heartbroken to see the devastation caused by this catastrophic hurricane and knew we wanted to help,” said Manu Shah, CEO of MSI. “I’m proud and humbled by the generosity

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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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    Emser Tile introduces new Legacy collection

Emser Tile introduces new Legacy collection

Los Angeles—Emser Tile has launched Legacy, a glazed porcelain tile collection for residential and commercial interiors that elevates wood-look aesthetics through cutting-edge techniques. Three-dimensional surface texture and high-resolution graphics mirror contemporary hardwood panels with the inherent reliability and durability of glazed porcelain tile. Five rich, wood colors—white, sand, Havana, gray and brown—allow Legacy to lend a range of aesthetics, spanning both modern and traditional. “Wood-look tile has the ability to

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    Crossville launches new gauged porcelain tile panel collections

Crossville launches new gauged porcelain tile panel collections

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has announced the introduction of two gauged porcelain tile products: Calce and Cava. Neutral colors and delicate nuances mark the face of Calce, a line inspired by wet plaster and concrete. The combination results in a soft, chalky visual that is both sophisticated and contemporary. Calce comes in six colors: Bianco, Avorio, Grigio, Tortora, Antracite and Nero. It is available in 3+mm thickness for wall use and is

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    Al’s Column: Top 10 tips for tile, stone maintenance

Al’s Column: Top 10 tips for tile, stone maintenance

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7 By Rod Sigman   In the nearly three decades that I have been in this industry, there have been tremendous advancements in technology, techniques and craftsmanship. Yet with all the progress that has been made, many problems still exist, including issues and failures directly related to the lack of knowledge and understanding of how critical a role proper care and maintenance play in

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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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    Flexco names Belknap White northeastern distributor

Flexco names Belknap White northeastern distributor

Mansfield, Mass.—The Belknap White Group (BWG), one of America’s leading full-service flooring distributors, will be marketing and selling the comprehensive Flexco line throughout all six New England states and upstate New York. “We’re very excited about this new relationship,” said Dan Doyle, vice president branch sales and operations, BWG. “When you work with Flexco, you’re working with a flooring partner that has the experience, determination and dedication to make customers’

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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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Laminam by Crossville exceeds ANSI performance standards

Crossville, Tenn.—Laminam by Crossville’s porcelain tile panels are compliant with ANSI A137.3 standards, according to the company. All collections in the full Laminam by Crossville catalog exceed the product performance measures defined in the ANSI standard. Crossville sought the compliance not only to bolster the reputation of its own product lines but also support the burgeoning gauged porcelain tile panel category in the U.S. market, according to Noah Chitty, director

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    USG unveils quick-dry liquid waterproofing

USG unveils quick-dry liquid waterproofing

Chicago—USG Corp. unveiled its Durock brand liquid waterproofing membrane, a durable and seamless application for use in commercial and residential tile and stone applications. USG Durock liquid waterproofing membrane only requires a one-coat application when installed over smooth surfaces and is suitable for wet areas from showers (including steam showers) to flooring assemblies to countertops. USG Durock liquid waterproofing membrane is a strong polymer-based fluid application that is designed to be

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    Kent Klaser joins CTaSC

Kent Klaser joins CTaSC

San Diego, Calif.—Kent Klaser has joined Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants (CTaSC) as a project manager. He will work alongside founder Donato Pompo. In this position, Klaser will work as a forensic investigator, expert witness and will oversee tile and stone investigations. Klaser will also work on developing new specifications for new construction and projects that are remediating failures. In addition, he will develop quality control and quality assurance plans to

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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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CTEF to hold CTI, ACT demonstrations at TISE

Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry, will be conducting ongoing demonstrations of the

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Retail Lead Management builds new integrations with flooring ERP systems

Columbus, Ohio—Retail Lead Management has recently completed the development of its initial integrations with two flooring ERP systems: RollMaster and RFMS. The company is also scheduled to launch its Qfloors

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Scott Group Studio names new co-CEOs, chairman

Grand Rapids, Mich.—Scott Group Studio, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, handmade luxury carpets, has named John Hart and Tim Hill as co-chief executive officers. Hart has a 20-year

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