Articles by Alexis Fisher

Trends: Fall 2009

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Tile and stone manufacturers continue to produce new and innovative products for an array of applications.
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A broader scope of mosaic design

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Once considered a design accent, today’s mosaic applications are often the signature element of a kitchen or bathroom space.
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Coverings 2009: Product Review

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The 20th edition of Coverings, which is dedicated to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone, returned to the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, from April 21 to 24.
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Reflecting Lifestyle Trends in Kitchen & Bath Designs

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While trends in kitchens and baths will continue to follow lifestyle changes, stone and tile remain materials of choice in these areas.
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Cersaie Product Review 2008

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The 26th edition of Cersaie, the international exhibition of ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings, recently took place in Bologna, Italy. Although the event timeframe was pressed against a world financial crisis, attendance figures did not disappoint nor did the efforts brought forth by those exhibiting.
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Uniting an Interior Space with Stone and Tile

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The options for interior stone and tile applications continue to be limitless, and now architects and designers are continually finding creative ways to use these materials to enhance all facets of a space.
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Trends 2008

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The latest trends in stone production and tile manufacturing can bring the most original statement to any design. Below is just a sampling of some of the recent collections available on today’s market:
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Enhancing the Hospitality Experience

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While the use of natural stone and tile continue to be mainstays when it comes to hospitality design, it seems architects and designers are considering more than just aesthetics when making their material selections. Although thought and planning are given to creating attractive spaces within hotels or restaurants, today's designs extend beyond developing an eye-pleasing environment. They are about creating an overall quality experience for patrons, which encompasses aesthetics, function and comfort.
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Maintaining the Tradition of Stone in Exterior Architecture

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Although the use of stone for exterior applications dates back centuries, it is still a common practice today. The material is not only durable, but it contains a timeless appearance that is often desired for both residential and commercial designs. Additionally, stone can often aid in synchronizing a structure with its environmental surroundings. And more and more, choosing regional stone that is in close proximity to a project's site has become an important factor in material selection. Whatever the case, architects and designers continue to discover innovative ways to engage stone to its fullest potential.
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Porcelain Tile Creates an Urban Look for Retailer

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Springfield, an international chain of stores based in Europe, Asia, Canada and Mexico, has recently launched a new location in Madrid, Spain. Establishing a prototype design that will be the focus of its other locations, Principal-in-Charge, Ken Nisch, AIA of JGA in Southfield, MI, revealed that the goal for "Springfield Spain" was to capture the essence of "in city" living with a loft or studio space at the heart of the thinking. Porcelanosa Ferroker tile was therefore chosen for its refined rustic finish, yet tailored proportions and detail.
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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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