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Rising Interest Rates and Supply Chain Issues Slow Housing Market

Rising interest rates and ongoing building material supply chain disruptions that raise construction costs continue to act as significant headwinds on the housing market. Read More

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Housing Demand Remains High Despite Interest Rate Pressures

fter a record-shattering year in 2021, the housing market is at an inflection point. Higher interest rates have taken some heat out of the homebuying market, and the large number of apartments under construction should bring some relief on the rental side. Read More

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NeoCon 2022 Welcomed 40,000 Attendees

Last week, thousands of manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, design organizations, and media convened at The Mart in Chicago for the 53rd annual NeoCon. Read More

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Three Essential Steps for Successful Bath and Shower Installations

Bath and shower installations make up a huge portion of projects installers are called to undertake on a daily basis. They can also be the most problematic if not executed properly. For this reason, the standards and specifications presented by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook are indispensable to anyone attempting a tile shower or bath project. Just as important, though, are having the correct materials and applying them properly to help guarantee your work will leave customers with safe, lasting tile surfaces. Read More

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Dimension Stone Statistics and Information

A new publication has been posted to the USGS National Minerals Information Center website at the following link: Stone, Dimension, 2019, tables-only release Read More

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Existing-Home Sales Declined 3.4% in May

Total existing-home sales fell 3.4% from April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.41 million in May. Year-over-year, sales receded 8.6% (5.92 million in May 2021). Read More

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Total Construction Starts Rose 4% in May

Total construction starts rose 4% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $979.5 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts rose 20%, while residential starts fell by 4% and nonbuilding lost 2% during the month. Read More

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NTCA launches new Thick-Bed Regional Training

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is launching a brand-new training module in its Regional Training program: Thick-Bed Installations. Thick-Bed Installations Regional Training is open to NTCA members and other professional tile contractors and installers, with a class size capped at 20. Read More

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Remodeling 101: The Difference Between Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuary Marble

A marble countertop makes a statement. This quarried stone, one of the more expensive materials you can use, sends a message of luxury and style. But once you’ve read through the pros and cons in Remodeling 101: Marble Countertops and settled on using marble for your kitchen or bath, you still have some decisions to make: What type to get? And which slab? Read More

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Home Builders Urge Congress to Address Housing Affordability

More than 600 builders from across the nation trekked to Capitol Hill on June 15, 2022, for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2022 Legislative Conference to spotlight the growing housing affordability crisis that threatens to derail the economy and urge their lawmakers to support policies that will ease building material production bottlenecks and increase the production of quality, affordable housing. Read More