Archives for November 2016

Durable ceramic panels resist defects

The Crea collection of ceramic panels from Ariana is said to combine the company’s tradition in the field of designer wall tiles with the advantages of W&P, an innovative and exclusive technology that ensures outstanding aesthetics and ease of use. Ariana has chosen the five colours of the collection from the latest trends, from the […]

Tiles inspired by urban historic bricks

The Urban District BRX tile series from American Marazzi Tile is said to be inspired by Chicago’s historic bricks for an urban industrial. The glazed ceramic modules are available in 2 x 8 in. and 4 x 8 in. sizes. Combining rough and smooth effects, the modules are also said to easily accommodate basket weave, […]

Ceramic tiles evoke look of carpet in two tonalities

Ceramicas Aparici, S.A. has introduced Carpet, a series of ceramic tiles that feature two tonalities – Vestige and Sand – said to be inspired by the influence warm and decorative rooms have on a room. The series of 2 x 4 in. and 4 x 4 in. tiles can be used as floor or wall […]

Mannington named New Jersey Family Business of the Year

Mannington Mills, a flooring manufacturer based in Salem, N.J., has been named “New Jersey Family Business of the Year 2016” by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This recognition coincides with the company’s Centennial year as it joins an elite group of local and national family-owned companies — those in continuous business […]

Marco Roma joins Mapei Americas as gm of Canada

Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mapei Americas has announced the appointment of Marco Roma as general manager of Mapei Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of the global chemical products manufacturer. Roma will will report directly to Mapei Americas president and ceo Luigi Di Geso. Roma has worked for Mapei S.p.A. since April 2014, as a corporate area manager […]

Dimensional ceramic wall tiles

Saloni Ceramica has announced the Up! series of dimensional ceramic wall tiles. The 6 x 6 in. tiles can be combined in different configurations to create new dimensional looks. Available in 4 shapes — Optic, Bend, Slide, Quick — and four colors — black, white, copper and silver. The four models are presented in neutral […]

Porcelain tiles in natural or shiny finish

Copacabana porcelain tiles from La Fabbrica SpA are inspired by the namesake Brazilian Copacabana seafront, the company says, drawing from winding basalt and calcite trails. Juxtapositions of dark and light featured in the stone create a bold look, which is suitable for sophisticated contemporary interiors, the company adds. The large format tiles come in either […]

LVT patterns have geometric shapes

Said to offer architects, interior designers and contractors the ability to explore different patterns and shapes, Karndean has introduced the Kaleidoscope luxury vinyl tile series. A collection of wood, stone and block colours are available in six geometric designs including Cubix, Pennon and Apex. The series palette of wood, stone and solid colours can be […]

Make wood floors like new, without sanding

Mapei has introduced a new refinishing system as an addition to its Ultracoat product line. Ultracoat ReNewIt is a sanding‐free refinishing system for pre‐finished and site‐finished hardwood and bamboo floors. The product addresses foot traffic, pet scratches, sunlight, routine maintenance and other damaging influences that gradually reduce the overall gloss and appearance of a wood […]

E-letter: Odds on a positive direction

As you read this, our friends to the south are voting (finally). Should provide relief from their interminable cycle for a while. I’m guessing 40 days, 60 tops, and they’ll be back at it again. So, now that the American election cycle is over and we don’t have a clue who’s the next president, let’s […]