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Eco-friendly products achieve successful home renovation

Designed by Robin Wilson Home of New York, NY, the Kennedy Green House -- located in Mount Kisco, NY -- exemplifies an eco-friendly design with the use of recycled stone and quartz products.
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Ceramic Tiles of Italy heads to Dwell on Design

For the third year in a row, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will connect with design trade and savvy consumers on the West Coast at Dwell on Design, which will be held from June 24 to 26, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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New introductions by Azteca

Spanish tile manufacturer Azteca has been very busy the past couple of years adjusting to the "new economy" on all fronts.
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Orchid Ceramics announces closing of its U.S. operation

TULSA, OK -- Orchid Ceramics has announced that after nine years of bringing designers and consumers innovative and creative porcelain and ceramic tile for floors, countertops and walls, the company will be closing its current U.S. operations. With a tentative closure date of July 31, 2011, the Tulsa, OK-based company will halt commercialization of its products in the U.S.


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Stone, tile and social media

The use of social media by industry members for business purposes is definitely on a significant incline. Many of the Web sites from industry companies, associations and trade shows -- as well as brochures and press releases -- are promoting Facebook pages or asking readers to follow them on Twitter.


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Cosentino wins 2010 NKBA Presidential Award

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Cosentino Group, a world leader in natural stone, quartz and recycled surfaces, has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Presidential Award. The President's Award is given to an NKBA member company that has demonstrated strong support of the association and the industry as a whole.  The award was presented during the "State of the Industry Address" at the Kichen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.


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Coverings 2011 Won Big in Western Gains

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The westward move to Las Vegas made by Coverings 2011 paid off, according to National Trade Productions (NTP), the show's management. One of the key objectives in shifting to the new first-time venue this year was to attract more attendees from the West Coast where tile and stone have always found a receptive market. Indeed, there was a 71% increase in attendees from the West Coast states, including a massive increase from California alone as well as an 82% increase from the Rocky Mountain region states. Overall attendance was pegged at 19,000, a slight dip from 2010, with more than 800 exhibitors lining the aisles -- including 100 first-time exhibitors.


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Fireclay Tile debuts a 100% recycled glass tile

SAN JOSE, CA -- Fireclay Tile, a leading sustainable tile manufacturer, recently introduced "Crush", a U.S.-manufactured 100% recycled glass tile. Tile in the Crush collection comes from right within Fireclay’s local environment, and the result is a glass tile line that is unique, sustainable and stunning, reports the manufacturer.


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Cersaie 2011 honors Japanese Architecture

In the year of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the country's architecture will be given ample coverage at Cersaie 2011, the International Ceramic tile and Bathroom Furnishing Exhibition. In particular, two of its most renowned architects, Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima, have been invited to speak at the 29th edition of the show, which will be held in Bologna, Italy, from September 20 to 24.
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LIVE Show Report: AIA Expo and the Stone & Tile Pavilion

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Design professionals from across North America and beyond have gathered in New Orleans at the AIA 2011 National Convention and Expo, which carries the theme: "Regional Design REVOLUTION: ecology matters." 
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