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Porcelain tile used on reviving historic campus Marquette University

When renovating two of Marquette University’s core buildings, architects selected a varying palette of porcelain tile that would blend aesthetically well together and return the buildings back to their original luster
In 1923, the cornerstone of Marquette University’s historic district, Sensenbrenner Hall, was built to house its Law School.


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The AKA Beverly Hills hotel remodel is set in stone

The AKA Beverly Hills in California — which stretches the entire block of Crescent Drive and faces the Hollywood Hills — recently underwent a $10 million remodeling in which a variety of stones used throughout offer an exclusive feel to its guests
From the time guests make their way inside the AKA Beverly Hills in California they can enjoy the ambiance and functionality provided by natural stone.


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A joint venture in tile

GrizForm Design Architects joined forces with restaurateur Mark Kuller to create Doi Moi, a new restaurant and lounge in Washington, DC, which features an assortment of porcelain tile
Last year, award-winning firm GrizForm Design Architects partnered with restaurateur Mark Kuller to create Doi Moi


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Las Vegas-style casino requires a high-quality tile installation system

With over 110,000 square feet of tiled surfaces, the Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka, AL, relied on installation products from Custom Building Products to meet the demand of its high-traffic environment


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Retail space requires high-quality installation system

The recent transformation from the SuperMall to The Outlet Collection: Seattle in Auburn, WA, relied on an installation system from Ardex Americas to meet the demands of the high-end fast-tracked project
SuperMall, a hybrid mall located in Auburn, WA, was to be transformed into a premium outlet center known as The Outlet Collection: Seattle.


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Tile installation meets demands of a busy environment

Faced with a tight timeframe and active jobsite, the installation team for the renovation at the Glendale Galleria Mall turned to a complete Laticrete system for a successful end result

There are always challenges to renovating existing tile structures, but when the project is also constricted by a small window of opportunity, being able to source high-performing building materials from a single supplier can be critical.


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Porcelain tile transform university dorm into community center

A variety of cost-effective tile was selected for Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, which adds visual interest to the space and contributes to its green properties


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White quartz reflects school spirit

White Zeus Extreme by Cosentino was chosen for interior applications of the newly renovated Lowell-Stevens Football Facility at Arizona University because it was a school color and to maintain a clean contemporary aesthetic throughout the design
Arizona University football players kicked off the 2013 season in a newly renovated state-of-the-art stadium, which added approximately 575 premium seats for fans.


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Broadway gets a stone map

Creative Edge MasterShop of Fairfield, IA, lent a hand in creating a Times Square monument out of granite and stainless steel
As part of the City's $55 million renovation, the minimalist design by Norwegian architectural design firm Snohetta is grounding the neon fairyland of Times Square in granite and stainless steel.


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Walgreen’s flagship store goes “up market”

A successful restoration of an historic bank building in Chicago, IL, which has now become Walgreen’s flagship store, was achieved with an assortment of quality tile products and Mapei setting materials


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