Radiating old-world beauty, the Patina Glass Tile Collection from Island Stone expresses the strength of antiquity in a modern subway tile format. Architects and designers can create a variety of patterns with the individual 3½” by 12” pieces.
The Dutch tile manufacturer expands their range of ceramic (unglazed porcelain) tile solutions, offering architects and designers expanded design possibilities. The Core Collection features new and innovative modular shapes with new colors, textures, and sizes that can be combined into patterns so designing signature surfaces is easier than ever before.
Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, recently launched 170.5 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat, a high-performance acoustical underlayment system that muffles impact noises through ceramic tiles, stone and other hard surfacing materials. The 170.5 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat is a Greenguard-certified, 5-millimeter-thick rubberized membrane comprised of 88.5% post-consumer recycled materials that helps prevent the transmission of substrate cracks of up to 1/8 inch (3 millimeters) from transferring to the finished floor. It is also equipped with anti-microbial technology for added peace of mind both during and after the installation process.
The new Salvador collection from Ege Seramik consists of 24- x 48-inch fully polished, rectified wall tiles, which are then complemented with 13- x 39-inch decorative tiles in four unique designs and colors.
Polyblend® Plus grout from Custom® Building Products was recently named a 2020 Golden Hammer award-winner from Hardware & Building Supply Dealer. The iconic award recognizes the best new building and home improvement products each year based on innovation, value and shelf appeal as judged by the Hardware & Building Supply Dealer editorial staff.
New Ravenna, America’s premier designer and manufacturer of mosaics for both residential and commercial installations, recently introduced the Glazed Basalto™ Fall collection. The collection focuses on New Ravenna’s exclusive Glazed Basalto material, which has been expanded to now include 24 saturated colors. The 13 new colors added to the Glazed Basalto palette include jewel tones, earth tones, silver, 24k gold and a shimmery opalescent effect. In addition to the glazed stone, the collection includes marble, stainless steel, brass and shell.
Amplify from Florida Tile is a raucous mix of texture, pattern and color that awakens the senses and pushes boundaries. Its rhythmic forms invite you to imagine dramatic interior vistas -- a world where artful intentions meet intelligent design and spaces are created for both flare and function.
Lunada Bay Tile recently added a new color and two new patterns to its line of Haisen glass tiles. While this exquisite collection is reminiscent of the decorative bowls originally used to wash sake drinking cups during the late Edo to Meiji period in Japan, today “Haisen” recalls vessels that display flower petals floating in water. Lunada Bay Tile’s distinctive Haisen tiles are handcrafted by melding streams of colored glass that drift and unite in a multitude of hues. The swirl and flow of color create transformative moods ranging from quiet and meditative to warm celebration and camaraderie.
Bostik, Inc., a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, is very much aware that microbial growth on the surface of grout or below any floor-line can not only reduce aesthetics, it also can shorten the lifespan of any floor covering. Additionally, it’s a fact that with sustained, elevated building moisture conditions, bacterial and fungal growth occurs.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to Polycor about the use of Limestone in the Louis Vuitton Foundation building. Also with limestone we spoke to Buechel Stone about the Pray Stone limestone quarry. We also put together a product roundup of some of the CNC tools and accessories available today.
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!