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Custom Building Products introduces new Commercial Silicone Caulk

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

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

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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Laticrete donates to food bank fundraiser

HOUSTON, TX -- Laticrete, a global leader in the manufacturing of innovative systems for the installation of tile and stone, has donated its flagship grout product, Laticrete® SpectraLOCK® PRO Grout to Mosaico-Houston artists for projects the group will submit to the Seventh Annual Empty Bowls Houston fundraiser in support of the mission of the Houston Food Bank. Artists across various mediums design, create and submit empty bowls as a symbol to remind us of how many among us go without proper nutrition and healthy meals each day. At the annual event hosted by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the bowls are sold and the funds raised are used to provide nutritious meals for the less fortunate in the Houston area.
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Mapei launches new U.S. Web site

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL -- Getting the right answer quickly and easily can mean the difference between winning and losing a project for contractors and architects in today's construction environment. Mapei, a leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and other chemical products for the building industry, has retooled its U.S. Web site,, to meet the needs of this increasingly technically savvy audience. The recent launch highlights the results of careful listening to the needs of customers combined with state-of-the art Web design, reports the company.

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David Childs Discusses 1 World Trade Center at Cersaie 2010

This past September, architect David Childs held an intimate Q & A session with members of the press attending the Cersaie 2010 exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings in Bologna, Italy.
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Grout Innovation Bolsters Hospital Project

When Kindred Healthcare, Inc. began construction on a new extension of its award-winning, long-term, acute-care hospital in the Sacramento, CA, area, Performance Tile & Stone of Rocklin, CA, won the contract for installing tile in the new facility. 
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Meeting Stringent Prerequisites for Sealing Travertine

Nicknamed the “Schu,” the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, OH, is home to the Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the latest Broadway shows. 
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Successfully Installing a Diverse Group of Stone and Tile Products

When Artistic Tile expanded its business to include a showroom on the ground floor of Luxe Home at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL, New York-based architect Stephen A. Wanta was hired to create more than 30 separate vignettes that occupy the 3,200-square-foot display area. 
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Modern Design Replicates Vintage Italian Tile

When the architectural team at Pentagram in New York, NY, designed a private residence in Montauk, NY, a personal trip taken years ago by firm partner, James Biber, FAIA (currently of Biber Architects in New York, NY), was a key part of its inspiration. 
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In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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