This has been an exciting year for us at Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazine. To help improve the magazine and the reader experience, we have added a Question and Answer section in each magazine that gives industry insight and to allow you, the reader, to learn more about your fellow architects and designers. This is something we will be continuing into the New Year and are always looking for new submissions. If you feel that you would be a great interview, or know someone else who would, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to let me know.

We have also expanded our online exclusive stories — giving more in-depth product roundups, as well as project features not included in our print editions. If you have a project or product to share, once again, feel free to contact me. Also, we love to hear feedback from you about what you like about the magazine and what we could be doing better.

We close this year with an issue focusing on decorative glass tile. We have projects that showcase the use of decorative glass tile to create artwork in Little Havana (story starts on page 16), helping to design a state-of-the-art locker room for a NCAA College Basketball team (page 20) and finally, using decorative glass tile to update a kitchen (page on page 26).

Additionally, on page 12, Jeff Moen, sales and marketing director for FILA Chemicals, with more than 30 years of industry experience, explains how to maintain rough-textured matte porcelain. And on page 14, we have our Q&A section with Anjie Cho that discusses her passion for design and trends she is seeing in the industry.

Lastly, we would like to clarify something that ran in our Summer 2017 issue. On page 34, listed at the top of the ANT Tile Specification Sheet, is Artistic Tile. ANT Tile has its own line of tile called, Artistic Tile, which has nothing to do with the company Artistic Tile. Contemporary Stone & Tile Design regrets any confusion that may have imposed on our readers and wanted to clarify.

While this past year has seen new sections and updates, we are always interested in hearing what you would like to see in the magazine. Once again, do not hesitate to call or email me at with any suggestions.

Thank you for your continuing support!