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Florim USA introduces The Galaxy Tile Collection

Florim USA has introduced The Galaxy Tile Collection to the North American marketplace.


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Mohawk Industries, Inc. completes purchase of Marazzi Group

In the U.S., the combined manufacturing expertise, design capabilities and distribution systems of Marazzi and Mohawk will satisfy all residential and commercial requirements
Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Marazzi Group for approximately $1.5 billion with a combination of cash and equity giving Mohawk the leading position in worldwide ceramic tile


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Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola is first Italian ceramic tile manufacturer to receive Green Squared Certification

Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola (CCImola) announced this week that it has received the third-party verified Green Squared certification for its most popular styles from three of its brands


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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
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
It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home.


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Cevisama 2013 presents an arena for innovation

This year’s ceramic tile exhibition was filled with displays of the newest tile products.
Cevisama 2013, the annual international ceramic tile exhibition, recently wrapped up in Valencia, Spain,


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From the Editor: Spring 2013

Even though it might not seem like it on the East Coast and in the Midwest because of the continuous cold weather and snowstorms, spring has officially arrived.


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A couple’s retreat built with native stone

Texas limestone and sandstone bring rustic charm to a private residence designed for homeowners who love to travel and entertain
Careful consideration to all of her client’s requests had to be taken when architect Katheryn Lott, AIA, RID, LEED AP BD+C, set out to design a private residence on a small golf course in Austin, TX.


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USG, Designing Spaces and Rebuilding Together help makeover the home of a deserving grandmother

USG provided its support by donating building materials and employee labor to makeover the home of a deserving grandmother in North Lauderdale, FL. The Designing Spaces episode will air on Lifetime April 4 at 7:30 a.m. ET.


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NKBA to offer free 30-minute Educational Sessions at KBIS 2013

No pre-registration is necessary to attend the Association’s "Center Stage" events, which are designed to educate attendees about relevant industry topics


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Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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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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