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.
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.
Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs (GPTP) are gaining a lot of traction in the tile and stone industries as of late. The large-format materials, which are technically defined as tiles measuring 1 x 1 meter (40 x 40 inches) or larger, have been around for almost 10 years now, but have been creating a lot of buzz in the marketplace over the last handful of years.
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.
Florida Tile recently introduced Lost River HDP. This stone-look porcelain floor and wall tile is entirely made in the U.S. in a Green Squared®-certified Advanced Manufacturing Center in Lawrenceburg, KY, of 40% pre-consumer recycled content.
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!