Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

Homeowners seek comfort in kitchen and bath designs

March 3, 2011
Informal and functional appear to be two primary components in kitchen design today, and homeowners are also searching for a relaxing, simplistic space for their baths. Many consumers are straying away from sophisticated designs and are leaning towards more minimal looks - but overall, still inspiring.
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New product developments at Cevisama 2011

March 3, 2011
Tile manufacturers and other industry professionals from around the world gathered in Valencia, Spain, from Tuesday, February 8 to Friday, February 11 for Cevisama 2011, the Ceramic, Natural Stone and Bath Equipment Show. The exhibition, which celebrated its 29th edition, is held annually and has become a landmark industry event.
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Editor's Note: Spring 2011

March 3, 2011
As I walked through the halls of Cevisama last month, I was struck by all the textured surfaces now offered on tiles. Clearly, advances in technology continue - giving tile products strong definition and personality.
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Installation Design Showcase returns to Coverings 2011

February 21, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- A designer's vision for using stone and tile in a project is only as good as the installer's workmanship. That industry axiom will be well illustrated during Coverings 2011, which will be held from March 14 to 17 at The Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, with the presentation of the Installation Design Showcase. A combined live-action demonstration and exhibit, the Showcase will feature conceptual bath vignettes by three leading designers, and their creations will take shape in full view of Coverings attendees as some of the most experienced tile contractors working today apply their skills to the installation. The National Tile Contractors Association, a Coverings co-sponsor, helped to spearhead this initiative, which is in its second year, and several of its members who are Five Star Recognition status are participating. The build begins a few days ahead of the official opening of the show, and will be completed by end of day Tuesday, March 15. The exhibit will remain through the show's close.

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LIVE SHOW REPORT: Cevisama continues to show signs of success

February 9, 2011
Now in its second day, there is a buzz in the halls at Cevisama in Valencia, Spain. The seemingly endless displays of tile are attracting a large number of visitors. It appears traffic has even picked up from the opening day, and exhibitor presence is up 5 percent over last year, reports Tile of Spain.
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LIVE SHOW UPDATE: Cevisama 2011 kicks off in Valencia, Spain

February 9, 2011
Cevisama -- the Ceramic, Natural Stone and Bath Equipment Show held annually in Valecia, Spain -- opened its doors today and will run through Friday, February 11th. The 2011 edition includes thousands of exhibitors who have vivid diplays of new product introductions.
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Form follows technology

January 11, 2011
An American Institute of Architects continuing education event gives architects a first-hand look at the stone-production process -- from quarrying to fabrication to installation.
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Custom Building Products introduces new Commercial Silicone Caulk

January 6, 2011
SEAL BEACH, CA -- Adding to its successful grout line, Custom® Building Products has introduced its new Commercial Silicone Caulk, which is available in 18 popular grout colors as well as clear. Custom's Commercial 100% Silicone Caulk was developed for use as a caulk in coves, corners and changes in plane with interior, exterior or submerged applications. Unlike many other brands, Custom's new caulk also meets the requirements for a movement joint sealant -- ensuring a seamless tile or stone installation without a change of color in grout joints, reports the manufacturer.

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Ceramic Tiles of Italy on display at ReVISION House during IBS 2011

January 6, 2011
NEW YORK, NY -- Placing the Italian tile industry's commitment to sustainable architecture in the public spotlight, Ceramic Tiles of Italy will be a prominent contributor to this year's Green Builder ReVISION House. Presented during the International Builder's Show from January 12 to 15, 2011 in a private Orlando, FL, residence, the project will showcase green building materials in a complete retrofit renovation led by interior designer Patricia Gaylor. Sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission, Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the house will be filled with sustainable ceramic tile from Italy's leading manufacturers, including Casa Dolce Casa, Emilceramica, Floorgres, Cooperativa Ceramica Imola, Marazzi, Ragno, Refin and Trend, as well as grouting and adhesives from Mapei.

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Tile of Spain announces "Reign in Spain" winners

January 6, 2011
VALENCIA, SPAIN -- In November, Tile of Spain launched the second edition of the "Reign in Spain" A&D Tour campaign to select four architects and designers to participate in its annual trip to Spain to learn about Spanish tile. Over the course of the month, Tile of Spain received more than 70 quality applications from firms large and small in all regions of the country -- a 60% higher return over last year. After much determination, the four winners were announced. They include: Bob Borson, an Associate Principal and architect at Bernbaum Magadini Architects in Dallas, TX; Andie Day, an award-winning interior designer who owns a boutique studio in Boston's North End; Scott Knudson, Vice President of Design for Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners, which has offices in Washington, DC, and Gaithersburg, MD; and Lira Luis, a global American architect specializing in organic architecture.

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