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Business is looking bright for 2013

As I sit down to write this, I feel like I can finally decompress.


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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
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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Coverings announces 2013 conference program

To help tile and stone industry players stay on top of their game, Coverings 2013 has created a robust conference program with more than 70 compelling sessions.


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Q.E.P. Co., Inc. completes acquisition of Homelux

The acquisition is part of Q.E.P.'s continuing strategy to acquire businesses that are profitable and complement the company's core U.S. business
Q.E.P. Co., Inc. (QEPC) (the “Company”) has announced that on Monday, March 4, 2013, it completed the acquisition of the Homelux® and TileRite® distribution businesses (“Homelux”) of Homelux Nenplas Limited.


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TCAA joins CTDA, NTCA and TCNA in hosting Total Solutions Plus 2013

The annual event features a substantial seminar schedule,individual meetings of participants and increasingly popular tabletop show
The Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) has joined the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) to jointly host the 2013 Total Solutions Plus (TSP)


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Best of Awards honor companies at S2

10 companies and their products were selected and awarded the top honor during the ceremony
With more than 700 exhibiting companies from all over the world introducing their newest products to thousands of attendees, singling out the best new products at Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas was not an easy task


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Florida Tile celebrates American traditions with new HDP High Definition Porcelain™ line

HDP High Definition Porcelain™delivers the most realistic image possible in stone or wood
Florida Tile has taken the look of early Americana and its own made in the U.S. initiative a few steps further with the release of Cliffside HDP High Definition Porcelain™ wall and floor tile, inspired by traditional Vermont slate.


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D&B Distributors and Crossville partner at AIA Miami Design and Technology Exposition

D&B Distributors and Crossville, Inc. recently partnered in participation at the AIA Miami Chapter Design and Technology Exposition (DTE), held February 15 and 16 at the Miami Airport & Convention Center.


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Daring to be different

I just returned from Spain, where Tile of Spain was gracious enough to invite me as part of its VIP trip to visit Cevisama, the annual ceramic tile exhibition held in Valencia, Spain.


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Bellavita Tile completes new office and warehouse complex

Bellavita Tile, a leader in the North American tile industry, has announced the completion of its new office and warehouse complex in Vancouver, BC.


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