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Spanish tile revives a seaside community

June 23, 2010
Comprised of brilliant hues that reflect the colors of a rainbow, the new West Beach Promenade in Benidorm, Spain, has assisted in revitalizing tourism in the area azed, it wouldn’t have such color.”
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Richard Meier project is honored in Italy

June 23, 2010
Built with indigenous travertine, the Museo dell’Ara Pacis in Rome, Italy, was recently honored with a Marble Architectural Award for its outstanding use of natural stone.
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Editor's Note: Summer 2010

June 23, 2010
Now that summer has officially arrived, many homeowners are utilizing their backyards as additional living spaces. Weekend barbecues, pool parties and other events are often hosted by homeowners who want their guests to experience a comfortable and inviting outdoor area.
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Architectural stoneworking continues to make strides in Italy

May 25, 2010

CarraraMarmotec stone trade fair is not only a stone industry exhibition, as it also incorporates a range of events and initiatives to bridge stone producers with the architecture and design community.


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Cactus Stone educates seventh graders about stone from around the world

May 19, 2010
PHOENIX, AZ -- Recently, Cactus Stone of Phoenix, AZ, hosted 50 seventh-grade students and five staff members from the Phoenix Country Day School at its Stone Gallery.
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Florida Tile receives Federal Stimulus Grants to retrofit outdated lighting at Kentucky manufacturing facility

May 19, 2010
LAWRENCEBURG, KY -- Florida Tile has been awarded $162,500 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) economic stimulus funding to replace old, inefficient lighting with advanced, energy-efficient fixtures at its manufacturing facility in Lawrenceburg, KY. Florida Tile was one of four Kentucky companies to share grants totaling $787,000. The announcement was made on May 13, 2010 by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.
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Ceramic Tiles of Italy honors Arizona Tile with the North American Distributor Award

May 7, 2010
ORLANDO, FL -- After reviewing hundreds of leading tile distributors across the continent, Ceramic Tiles of Italy was pleased to announce Arizona Tile as the 2010 recipient of the Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award. Each year, this award is presented to a prominent U.S. or Canadian distributor at Coverings for their dedication to the promotion and use of Italian ceramic tiles in the marketplace. In recognizing the excellence of Arizona Tile, Ceramic Tiles of Italy also bestows an unprecedented honor onto the distributor -- the first ever to receive the recognition for a second time in the program's history. This significant event confers prestige to the distributor, truly in a category all its own. Highly respected as an industry leader, Arizona Tile has over 30 years of operation and experience in residential and commercial tile sales, with more than 25 locations spread out across seven states in the Southwestern U.S.
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The AIA/LA Design Awards call for entries

May 7, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA -- The call for entries for the AIA|LA Design Awards is now open. The awards competition showcases the best of built work located in Los Angeles or by LA-based architects and located elsewhere. Entrants must be members of any chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Award winners will be announced and celebrated at the AIA|LA Awards Party. Registration is due by June 2, 2010 and submittals are due by August 12, 2010.
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A showcase of Italian ceramic tiles in architecture & design

May 7, 2010
ORLANDO, FL -- The call for entries for this year's 2010 Ceramic Tiles of Italy design competition asked North American designers and architects to show off what they can do with Italian tiles. The A&D community responded effortlessly to the challenge, with a range of outstanding submissions that clearly point to a positive new year in design. The new decade also marked the competition's shift to a completely digital application, making the application process paperless and more accessible than ever. As a result, Confindustria Ceramica, the Association of Italian Ceramics, and the Italian Trade Commission received the highest number of top-quality submissions in the competition's 17-year history. The jury was so impressed by the entries that they awarded two prizes in each category: residential, commercial/hospitality and institutional.
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TAU/Porcelanatto announces collaboration with designer Karim Rashid

April 19, 2010
VALENCIA, SPAIN -- TAU Group's trademark subsidiary Porcelanatto has announced a partnership with international designer Karim Rashid in a line called NO-Stalgia. This new avant-garde style transports Rashid's design exuberance to the realm of ceramics -- creating a new medium for the decorative field. To officially unveil this line to the U.S. market, TAU, a Tile of Spain branded manufacturer, will hold a press conference at Coverings in Orlando, FL, on Wednesday, April 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. in booth #1723.
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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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