Hospitality/Commercial Design

Large-format tile for a large-scale project

January 11, 2012
The Brocade Communications campus in San Jose, CA, houses more than 3,000 employees, and large-format tile was a key component of the design


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Travertine adds to “James Bond” image

January 11, 2012
Italian travertine panels create a sophisticated yet neutral backdrop for Aston Martin luxury vehicles at 16 new showrooms throughout the U.S.


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Drawing new life into Downtown St. Louis

January 11, 2012
A specialist in architectural detailing — including one-of-a-kind tile artwork — Mark Pitliangus of Antique Architectural Decor recently restored two classic buildings in Downtown St. Louis, MO


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The art of mosaics evident in Key West commercial design

September 7, 2011
A local artist dresses up the exterior of the Poinciana Royale building in Key West, FL, with a 14- x 18-foot hand-made mural of custom-cut ceramic tile 


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Spa design reflects garden setting

September 1, 2011
A variety of tile products, including a spectrum of mosaics, join to create a garden-themed design at Bliss Spa® in the new W Boston Hotel and Residences in Boston, MA


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Resort’s stone palette reflects Texas Hill Country

September 1, 2011
With a design heavily featuring Lueders and Jerusalem Gold limestone, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa provides a sense of rustic elegance to its guests


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Glass tile elevates experience for California retailer

July 14, 2011
Modono glass tile™ assists in creating a sleek upscale atmosphere at two Custom Comfort Mattress retail locations in California.
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Spanish tile provides a casual feel in Belgium

July 13, 2011
For a large bar/coffee house in Genk, Belgium, the designers specified large-format tiles from Spain to help create a warm, comfortable environment.
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Tile and stone enhance campus parking structure

May 17, 2011
Duke University's recently completed 1,900-car parking garage has become the first freestanding parking structure in the U.S. to achieve LEED certification. Bill Browne, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and President of RATIO Architects Inc. in Indianapolis, IN, led the architectural team, and Todd Lohman of Walker Parkign Consultants, Inc. led the overall project team.
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Rafael Alvarez

March 3, 2011
Born in the Dominican Republic, Rafael Alvarez is an accomplished architect, graphic designer and painter whose work can be found around the world. A visual arts graduate from the School of Arts Apec (EDA) and Architecture at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (UNPHU), he was an Artist in Residence, Art and Design Director and instructor for the Foundation Altos de Chavon - an affiliate of Parson’s School of Design in New York City.
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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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How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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