Archives for September 2013

Like stone, but different

The Pietre Native line of the Amazzonia series of tiles from Casalgrande Padana is the result of intense research and testing, which has produced a highly sophisticated and aesthetic flooring product. This advanced technology has been applied to vitrified stoneware and has created unprecedented colour combinations. The characteristics this product shares with natural stone are […]

Now tiles look like wood, too

Mediterranea says its tile-design craftsmen have leveraged 21st century technology to create the Boardwalk series: a product that evokes the classic seaside destinations that North Americans have aspired to for over 100 years. Painstakingly designed to emulate the weathered hardwood planks found in some of the continent’s most unique architectural destinations, Boardwalk features fully-rectified tiles […]

Tiger ethics

I once accepted a publishing job that was to start in three months. However, the relationship I had with my PR clients was such that I had to notify them in time to accommodate the transition. This gave me three months with very little to do. Reviewing what I considered to be my assets and […]

Canadian building permits surge in July

According to Statistics Canada, contractors took out building permits worth $8.0 billion in July, up 20.7 percent from June. The total value of building permits continued to trend upward on the strength of six gains in seven months. The increase in July came mainly from higher construction intentions for commercial buildings in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. Total […]