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.
Ege Seramik’s latest glazed porcelain tile collection blends the look of mosaics together with natural stone. The new Dorado collection includes 24- x 48-inch fully polished tiles offering intricate details to add flair and a touch of elegance.
FLM Ceramics recently introduced the Sound Wave tile series, hand-crafted by Forrest Lesch-Middelton. The Sound Wave series is comprised of twelve 6- x 6-inch ceramic tile designs, in two colorways, “Cast Iron” and “Inverted Cast Iron.” The series was inspired by 18th century sound experimentation by physicist Ernst Chladi, where frequencies are introduced to a steel plate balanced on top of a tone generator that when dusted with sand, creates unique patterns through tonal vibrations.
Motawi Tileworks (The Tileworks), located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has released two vibrant new art tiles: 4- x 4-inch Peony Bloom and 4- x 8-inch Puffin Profile (shown above). Peony Bloom ($40), is the latest addition to Motawi’s extensive florals collection. The 4- x 4-inch tile is available in Grey Blue, Indigo, Pale Blue and Red colorways.
DIYers can now paint any floor in any room with Rust-Oleum HOME. And since you don’t need to strip, sand or prime, it’s easier than ever to transform your outdated floors with beautiful and durable results for a fraction of the cost of replacement.
Florida Tile recently introduced Stark. This porcelain floor and ceramic wall tile brings the luxury of understated elegance to everyday life. Evocative of natural stone in a most disciplined and exacting way, it has a modern, global appeal.
Mosa, the Dutch tile maker renowned for its advanced contemporary high-tech tile for contract and commercial use, recently created an innovative new line of ceramic wall tile, launching in the U.S. this spring. Classics Tide brings a touch of the classic to a contemporary look by using an artisanal-style glaze technique. Several characteristics make Classics Tide an exciting and welcome addition to Mosa’s product portfolio.
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!