Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

From the Editor: Green is here to stay

January 5, 2010
It is becoming apparent that “green design” is not a passing trend. More and more, words such as “sustainable,” “LEED certified,” “eco-friendly” and “carbon foot print” are being used to describe the construction of new buildings and homes. According to a statement recently released by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), local communities in the U.S. are expanding their green building programs despite the economic downturn. 
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Tile of Spain invites architects and designers to "Reign in Spain"

December 4, 2009
VALENCIA, SPAIN -- Currently, Tile of Spain is looking for architects and designers to participate in its annual trip to Spain. Ideal candidates would be architects or interior designers who have an affinity for ceramic tile and can travel from February 5 to 13, 2010.
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Bionic Tile® by Ceracasa, nitrous oxide ceramic decontaminant, now available to U.S. market

October 30, 2009
ALCORA, CASTELLÓN, SPAIN -- Ceracasa, a Tile of Spain branded manufacturer, has produced an innovative ceramic product that removes harmful nitrous oxide (NOx) pollution from the air through a process of photocatalysis, with the help of sunlight and humidity. The product, known as Bionic Tile® by Ceracasa, was developed in collaboration with the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain and FMC-Foret. The product will make its U.S. debut at the HEALTHCAREDESIGN.09 tradeshow, booth #1724, which will be held from October 31 to November 3 in Orlando, FL.
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Boston GranitiFiandre resource center announces full-scale remodel

September 21, 2009
BOSTON, MA -- Italian tile manufacturer GranitiFiandre announces Boston-area architects and designers now have an updated and full-service showroom in which to peruse the company's vast product line. Geologica by Best Tile, a GranitiFiandre resource center, located at the Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, Suite 618, has recently completed a full-scale remodeling project utilizing GranitiFiandre's latest porcelain tile innovations.
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Laticrete introduces LEED Project Certification Assistant Tool

September 21, 2009
BETHANY, CT -- Laticrete International, a leading manufacturing of innovative systems for the installation of tile and stone, has launched a groundbreaking online Internet tool for projects seeking LEED certification. For architects, builders, developers, installers or anyone working to compile points and credits for projects seeking LEED certification, Laticrete has developed a free online tool that reduces what could take weeks of work and time down to just a matter of seconds.
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September 15, 2009
The planning has begun for Coverings 2010, which will take place next April 27 to 30, when the international show of ceramic tile and natural stone returns to Orlando, FL, and the Orange County Convention Center. Then in 2011, the show will be making a strategic move westward, heading to the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.
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Trends: Fall 2009

September 15, 2009
Tile and stone manufacturers continue to produce new and innovative products for an array of applications.
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Expanding the residential design palette

September 15, 2009
Today’s residential designs are combining an array of stone and tile products with different textures and finishes to bring depth and originality to both indoor and outdoor areas of a home.
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A broader scope of mosaic design

September 15, 2009
Once considered a design accent, today’s mosaic applications are often the signature element of a kitchen or bathroom space.
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Gehry's “City of Wine” Showcases local Spanish stone

September 15, 2009
Standing apart from the rest, the Herederos del Marqués de Riscal winery in the Rioja Alavesa region of Spain built a luxury hotel for wine enthusiasts on its estate and commissioned renowned architect Frank O. Gehry for its design.
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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!


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