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Tile & stone grows in the face of inventory issues

“This has been a solid year for the tile category,” shared Crossville president Greg Mather. “I would expect the category to be up low double digits. A big part of this is fueled by Q2 comparisons versus the heart of lockdowns in 2020, but even into Q3 and Q4, we are seeing pretty solid levels of demand.” Read More

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UofCTS touts benefits of its Tile Installer Thin-set Standards Verification Course

The Tile Installer Thin-set Standards (ITS) Verification course instructs installers, setters and finishers on industry standards and practices, manufacturers’ requirements, and proper installation methods for various tile applications that apply to ceramic tile, porcelain tile, stone tile, glass tile and other types of adhered tile materials. Read More

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Very Peri Named Pantone 2022 Color of the Year

Pantone has named Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri as its 2022 Color of the Year. “The Pantone Color of the Year reflects what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for that color can hope to answer.” added Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. Read More

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Grouts & mortars evolve to meet tile needs

“In addition to the leaps and bounds the grout and mortar categories have made in terms of long-term sustainability, safety, and ease-of-use, some of the latest innovations seen today are the endless amounts of features that allow for the finished product of an overall floor installation to succeed,” shared Mitch Hawkins, senior manager of technical services with Laticrete. “From customized colors, to fast cure rates, stain resistance and antimicrobial protection, which inhibit stain-causing mold and mildew in the grout, the grout and mortar category continues to evolve to benefit both the end user and installer.” Read More

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Large format tile slabs yield big opportunity

Gaged Porcelain Tile Panels and Natural Stone Slabs: Plus, large slabs are available in different varieties of tile and stone so consumers can find the perfect product for their space. According to Mara Villanueva-Heras, vice president of marketing, Emser Tile, large format porcelain slabs have grown by double digits in the last several years, “with specifications for countertops increasing while natural stone countertop requests have slightly decreased. Porcelain panels, like quartz are nonporous and require less maintenance and are more hygienic than natural stone for commercial applications.” Read More

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One-To-One with Bart Bettiga, NTCA Executive Director with Donato Pompo and Richard Goldberg leading tile industry consultants

At Total Solutions Plus 2020 Virtual Conference Bart Bettiga interviewed two NTCA Recognized Industry Consultants Richard Goldberg and Donato Pompo.  The roundtable discussion gave insights into the many issues related to tile and stone installation.  Read More

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The outlook for stone in 2020

In 2020, natural stone might not match up well with the Color of the Year announcements of Sherwin-Williams: Naval (SW 6244), Behr: Back To Nature/Light Green S340-4, Pantone: Classic Blue 19-4052 or Benjamin Moore: First Light 2102-70. Although there are blue, green and pink marbles and granites, I would expect that the tried-and-true whites, beiges and grey natural stones will conti nue to be preferred for fl oors, walls, and countertops this year. Read More

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How do you become a Successful Architectural Sales Representative?

The key ingredients to being a successful architectural sales representative is to be knowledgeable about the products you represent, knowledgeable about industry standards, and knowledgeable about what products are suitable for your client's intended uses. Read More

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Ensuring the Quality of Thin Brick Veneer Installations

Potential problems with thin brick exterior veneer applications can be avoided with good MasterFormat specifications, including adequate quality assurance (QA) testing and quality control (QC) processes. Read More

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Why you need to learn how to install gauged porcelain tile slabs/panels

Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs are the latest and greatest buzz in the tile industry. As an installer that’s all you needed, right – one more tile to learn how to install plus the need to buy a whole new set of tools? Read More