One of the curses of being in the tile industry is being able to spot that one tile in a set that is misaligned or not level. In my 20-year-old main master bath, which someday I’ll get to fixing, I have a tile at eye level with a lippage problem that haunts me every morning — and it’s only 12 x 12 inches!
Presenting the latest tile and stone product trends for the coming year from some leading companies, including Ceramiche Piemme, Ciot, Country Floors, Island Stone, Lunada Bay Tile, Panaria Ceramics, UGM, and Walker Zanger.
A combined palette of glass mosaics and natural stone tile employed for multiple bathrooms of a private home in Australia create a contemporary design aesthetic reflective of the homeowners’ time spent residing in Bali.
Before relocating to the U.S. to serve as CEO of Island Stone North America, Nigel Eaton constructed what he thought was going to be his family home in Australia for the next decade. The 5,000-square-foot residence was designed to be clean and modern with a balance of natural elements.
Hospitality at its core is about creating a welcoming space. When entryways, kitchens and bathrooms have stained stone, tile and grout, they are far from welcoming. Be sure to protect all your jobs with a quick application of a penetrating sealer, because as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.
With the hospitality design sector in a seemingly constant state of change, tile and other alternative material manufacturers need to stay up-to-date on current trends in colors, shapes, finishes and sizes to meet the demands of the architectural and design community.
Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazine had the opportunity to talk with Mercury Mosaics owner Mercedes Austin about her 20 years of experience, how she got started and some of the experiences she has had working with customers.
The warm and cool tones of Lake Garde quartzite were pivotal traits for the homeowner of a lakeside residence in Commerce Township, MI — contributing to the welcoming, elegant and functional kitchen she desired
Set in the Texas hillside on the outskirts of Austin, TX, a newly constructed residence reflects its surrounding habitat with regional limestone featured extensively on the exterior design. And while the native material is also the showcase of several interior applications, the retired homeowners opted to diversify the palette by incorporating additional materials into their living space – making it unique and colorful.
Contemporary Stone & Tile Design kicks off the New Year with a look at kitchen and bath design. Whether a renovation or new construction, stone and tile remain a consistent choice among homeowners for various applications in these living spaces.
Laticrete has launched the Hydro Ban Shower Pan, which comes in multiple interlocking pieces for easy transportability and sizing, and the Hydro Ban Shower Pan Kit provides everything needed for a shower installation in one package, offering customers a cost-effective system of products needed to waterproof a shower.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design we focus on the current quartz trends and the use of quartz in a modern farmhouse. Also, learn about how natural stone is used to blend nature and exterior architecture!