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    Daltile awards winners of sixth annual Interior Design scholarship competition

Daltile awards winners of sixth annual Interior Design scholarship competition

Philadelphia—Daltile, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation and the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center, has awarded Baileigh Petty the grand prize of the sixth annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation. A panel of experts from the design industry and beyond used their experience to judge and award scholarships to Petty and three finalists. This year’s challenge was to reimagine the Booz Allen

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    Installments: Getting a better handle on large format tiles

Installments: Getting a better handle on large format tiles

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Dean Cunningham   Large format tiles allow consumers to unleash a world of design possibilities and achieve a flawless, minimalist appearance to any residential or commercial space. As the contemporary, modern design trend continues to be a favorite among the consumer as well as installation professionals, large format tiles are creating major advantages in the marketplace. When large format tiles were first

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    Tile: Innovation provides inspiration behind stone designs

Tile: Innovation provides inspiration behind stone designs

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By K.J. Quinn   Stone flooring flourished as a premium upgrade over ceramic tile, high-end faux stones and even certain hardwoods the past several years, industry experts say. And while the green movement continues to influence consumer preferences toward materials made of or replicating natural materials, the category is experiencing some bumps in the road that threaten to slow down sales growth into

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    Tile: Spanish suppliers steal the show at Cersaie 2017

Tile: Spanish suppliers steal the show at Cersaie 2017

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 Bologna, Italy—More than 90 Tile of Spain companies showcased their latest ceramic tile innovations and styles at Cersaie 2017 held here earlier this fall. Spanish tile manufacturers unveiled collections that reflected popular design trends. It should come as no surprise that Spanish tile manufacturers drew a lot of attention at Cersaie. According to ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association, Spain is the

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    Crossville Bohemia collection empowers boho-chic style

Crossville Bohemia collection empowers boho-chic style

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has launched Bohemia, the brand’s latest porcelain tile collection. Taking inspiration from the history and spirit of nomadic cultures, the line offers unconventional takes on texture and color. The versatility of sizes and hues empowers designers to incorporate boho-chic styles and adventurous, textile-like touches into their customized tile designs. “We’re excited to see Bohemia usher in new opportunities for designers to tap into their individual styles,” said Lindsey

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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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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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