Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

Ceramic Tiles of Italy and the NTCA present "Beyond the Surface: The Skinny on Italian Tile"

January 28, 2010
NEW YORK, NY -- Ceramic Tiles of Italy and The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) have a long-standing partnership and a shared mission to educate architects, designers, contractors, developers and tile specifiers about new products and cutting-edge installation techniques. Now, the two industry leaders are working together to present a series of seminars across the country. In this ever-changing world, it is important to keep up with the latest advances in technology and design. In terms of Italian tile, this translates to modern motifs, ultra-slim thicknesses and extra-large formats. The traveling program, called "Beyond the Surface: The Skinny on Italian Tile," will feature CEU accredited sessions from industry experts and an opportunity for attendees to see what's new in the local marketplace.
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Quarra helps build green

January 14, 2010
Madison, WI -- Quarra Stone of Madison, WI, a company that supplies and fabricates natural stone for signature architectural and restoration projects throughout the country, has launched a comprehensive database that identifies dimensional stone quarries throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The database is designed to enable architects who are specifying natural stone in their projects to earn points towards LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Current guidelines call for the award of one point towards LEED certification for builders who use dimensional stone that is quarried within 500 miles of construction.
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The NTCA launches "Tile-TV"

January 13, 2010
JACKSON, MS -- The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the largest professional tile contractors association in the world, has introduced "Tile-TV" as another creative tool to enhance the experience of its active tile and stone contractor members and other industry professionals with this monthly news and information-sharing vehicle available on line at
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Alcalagres creates MTA mural to honor Sol Le Witt

January 13, 2010
NEW YORK, NY -- At the beginning of 2005, the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) presented a challenge for Spanish tile manufacturer Alcalagres via its "Art For Transit" department: to capture on porcelain tile the works of one of the fathers of conceptual art and minimalism from the past century, Sol LeWitt.
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A showcase of innovation at Cersaie 2009

January 8, 2010
Celebrating its 27th edition, Cersaie once again staked its place as one of the world’s largest exhibitions of ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings by drawing an international crowd of over 83,000 people.
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Stone palette contributes to chic hospitality design

January 7, 2010
The recent construction of W Hotel’s Miami, FL, location called for abundant amount of stone to maintain the hotel’s stylish reputation.
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A celebration of Dallas culture

January 7, 2010
Designed by Foster +Partners, the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX, gives the city a landmark venue for the Dallas Opera as well as range of other cultural programs.
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Achieving modern luxury on the beach

January 5, 2010
Local stone materials help provide the El Taj Oceanfront in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with an elegant and glamorous setting.
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Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition call for entries

January 5, 2010
Now in its 17th year, the Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition celebrates the outstanding residential, commercial and institutional work of North American architects and designers who use Italian ceramic tile in their products.
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New expressions in interior design

January 5, 2010
Due to the endless shapes, colors, sizes and finishes presently available in stone and tile products, interior designs can reflect a broad range of moods and styles to satisfy each space’s requirements.
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