Kitchen & Bath

The growing popularity of “Thin Porcelain Tile”

Now that industry professionals have coined a term for thin porcelain tile products, developing the appropriate product standards is next on the list
By Heather Fiore
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At the beginning of this year, professionals in the tile industry were searching for a suitable name for the new type of ultra-thin, large-format porcelain tile.


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Personal tastes reflected in kitchen and bath designs

Consumers are turning to stone and tile products to give them luxurious, yet durable, kitchen and bath designs in a diverse range of styles
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It can’t be denied, the kitchen is the hub of a house. Even though there are comfortable living areas within a residence, homeowners and their guests always seem to congregate in the kitchen.


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The National Kitchen and Bath Association unveils expanded learning program with CEU Credits for KBIS 2014

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For the first time ever, KBIS will co-locate with the International Builders' Show, with both events staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 4 to 6, under the banner of Design and Construction Week in that city.


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2014 NKBA Design Competition open for entries

Exclusive to NKBA members only, the annual competition offers an opportunity to submit kitchen and bath projects
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The 2014 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Competition is now open for entries.


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Creating a hand-crafted, honeycomb-inspired bathroom

After a slight bathroom disaster in their 1940s era home in Anoka, MN, homeowners turned a mandatory repair into a renovation to “restore” the look and feel of the home’s original period
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Many homeowners purchase a home from a certain time period, specifically because of its age.


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Handmade tile provides a finishing touch

The owners of a private residence in Wayne, PA, wanted a kitchen remodel that fit the period style of the home, and the use of hand-crafted tile products helped them meet this goal
By Michael Reis
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In remodeling the kitchen of their Wayne, PA, residence, the homeowners were seeking a design that would reflect the period style of the home, and they also wanted to use local materials.


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NKBA announces 2013 Design Competition winners

The category winners in this annual contest were revealed on April 18th at the Design Competition Awards event in New Orleans
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Glass in all its glory -- hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit -- was creatively used by the winning designers in both the Best Kitchen and the Best Bath in the 2013 Design Competition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association


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The continuing evolution of quartz surfacing

With new colors and textures being introduced on a continual basis, quartz surfacing has become a popular option for many design styles
By Jennifer Adams
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Over the past decade, the use of quartz surfacing — especially for countertops — has been on the rise.


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Renovations seek space, custom mosaic tiles and a few getaways

From adding space and storage to creating elegant European-style retreats, homeowners are relying on stone and tile to create their ultimate kitchen and bath areas
By Kelly Crowley
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It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home.


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Glass tile brings a sigh of relief to a hectic kitchen

Christine Nelson redesigned a St. Paul, MN, kitchen to open up the space for functionality while adding a soothing effect with glass subway tile
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In a renovation designed by Christine Nelson of Christine Nelson Design in Minneapolis, MN, a kitchen was not working for a large St. Paul, MN, family and needed some adjustments.


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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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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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2014 Fall

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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