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Mapei introduces liquid-rubber crack-isolation membrane

DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA.—In response to installer requests, Mapei has introduced Mapelastic CI, a premixed liquid-rubber crack-isolation membrane for installation under ceramic tile or stone. This quick-drying product can be used in interior and exterior environments on residential or commercial projects.

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ReSource announces Florida Tile as newest supplier

AURORA, COLO.—The ReSource Commercial Flooring Network (ReSource) announced Florida Tile joined the network as the newest ReSource supplier.

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    Bellavita Tile’s Bamboo Planks featured on DIY

Bellavita Tile’s Bamboo Planks featured on DIY

VANCOUVER, CANADA—Bellavita Tile’s products have been featured on the popular DIY Network show, “I Hate MY Bath.”  The show highlighted Bellavita’s glass Bamboo Planks in the color Snow on an episode entitled “Cottage Coastal Bath.” “We are very please to get this national exposure for one our most fashionable products,” stated Mike Ward, vice president of North American operations.

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Dal-Tile signs on for 9th consecutive season on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

DALLAS—Dal-Tile has signed on for its ninth consecutive season as tile provider to ABC’s hit show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which premieres its ninth season Sunday, Sept. 25. Dal-Tile has supplied tile for every episode of the show, including the pilot episode filmed in September 2003.

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UofCTS appointed North American rep of IIEA

SAN DIEGO—The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) announced its appointment as the North American representative for IIEA, International Industry E-learning Academy.   IIEA is an Italian based online training school for businesses based on an advanced e-learning platform.

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Bella Vita tile opens new facility in China

VANCOUVER, CANADA—Bellavita Tile announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility 186 miles north of Beijing in Tianjin, China. The new eco-friendly tile production and warehousing center opened in June and uses natural gas to directly fire the kilns.

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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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Shannon Specialty Floors names Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing

Chicago—At NeoCon 2018, Shannon Specialty Floors named Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing—a newly created position that she was promoted to here. “Ellie has played a pivotal role in the

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Armstrong energizes commercial vinyl sheet in new DecorArt Rejuvenations

Lancaster, Pa.—DecorArt Rejuvenations flooring, a vinyl sheet collection from Armstrong Flooring, introduces a versatile range of updated designs that deliver enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance to contract interiors.  New visuals with exquisite

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Crossville’s Convergence collection awarded Silver at Best of NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville was recognized with a Silver Award for its new Convergence glass collection at the Best of NeoCon showcase, June 11, in Chicago at the kickoff breakfast to NeoCon 2018. Honored

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