Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

Spring 2011

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2011 Spring

Kitchen & Bath Design, Green Product Focus, New Innovations from Spain

Green Product Review

March 3, 2011
CaesarStone has introduced the newest addition to its Environment First collection: Starry Night. This new color consists of finely crushed remnants of Blizzard, CaesarStone’s best-selling color. CaesarStone is the only quartz surface to recycle waste generated by stonemasons, something the company has achieved through a local Recycling Program, reports the company.
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Homeowners seek comfort in kitchen and bath designs

March 3, 2011
Informal and functional appear to be two primary components in kitchen design today, and homeowners are also searching for a relaxing, simplistic space for their baths. Many consumers are straying away from sophisticated designs and are leaning towards more minimal looks - but overall, still inspiring.
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New product developments at Cevisama 2011

March 3, 2011
Tile manufacturers and other industry professionals from around the world gathered in Valencia, Spain, from Tuesday, February 8 to Friday, February 11 for Cevisama 2011, the Ceramic, Natural Stone and Bath Equipment Show. The exhibition, which celebrated its 29th edition, is held annually and has become a landmark industry event.
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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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Shades of red create striking bathroom redesign

March 25, 2011
Located in the North Hills area of Austin, TX, a townhouse was redesigned to feature a more exposed layout and also update the finishes of the existing master bath. Designed by Marsha Topham, Senior Project Architect of CG&S Design-Build, the homeowner wished to incorporate a warm color range, with a strong red accent of natural stone and tile.
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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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Editor's Note: Spring 2011

March 3, 2011
As I walked through the halls of Cevisama last month, I was struck by all the textured surfaces now offered on tiles. Clearly, advances in technology continue - giving tile products strong definition and personality.
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Pokarna launches new products at Coverings 2011

April 1, 2011
Pokarna Limited, a leading Indian stone producer, showcased a wide selection of granites at Coverings 2011, which included several new colors. Keeping in tune with constant advancement towards new accomplishments, Pokarna has now included in its color palette exotics such as Labrador Antique, Baltic Brown, Brown Antique, Patagonia and Zanzibar.
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Best in show

March 22, 2011
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Imagination prevailed among the four Coverings 2011 exhibitors who were named to receive this year's "Best in Show" booth awards. The judges conferred the honors during day three of the four-day annual tile and stone conference, which was held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, from March 14 to 17, 2011.
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New eco-friendly tile manufacturer

March 22, 2011
FULLERTON, CA -- EcoSpec Tile LLC was established February 1 of this year, by a group consisting of experienced/time-tested tile professionals who collectively feel a strong responsibility to their industry -- and, to their planet.
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Mapei expands to South Korea

March 22, 2011
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- Mapei Group has recently completed the acquisition of all activities regarding adhesives and products for the building industry carried out by Henkel in South Korea under the Ceresit and Thomsit trademarks.
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Tile Partners for Humanity teams up with Habitat DC

March 22, 2011
ATLANTA, GA, and WASHINGTON, DC -- As part of Habitat for Humanity's 27th annual "Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project (JRCWP)" that kicked off on World Habitat Day, October 4, 2010, in Washington, DC, Tile Partners for Humanity today started a week-long tile blitz in the project homes.
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Patti Fasan first woman honored with the NTCA Joe A. Tarver Cornerstone Award

March 22, 2011
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Patti Fasan, Founder of Professional Attention to Tile Installation (P.A.T.T.I.), was recently honored with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) Joe A. Tarver Cornerstone Award at the 8th Annual TileLetter Awards program, which took place during Coverings 2011.
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Last chance to register

March 23, 2011
LAS VEGAS, NV -- The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) & Conference, one of the largest exhibitions that exclusively focuses on all aspects of kitchens and baths, is set to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, from April 26 to 28, 2011 -- with a conference program beginning on Monday, April 25.
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Apavisa opens New York showroom

May 3, 2011
NEW YORK, NY -- Tile of Spain-branded manufacturer Apavisa has announced the opening of its new showroom in New York City on May 16, 2011.
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