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Cersaie 2017 Product Showcase | 2018-01-08

Cersaie 2017 Product Showcase | 2018-01-08

Each year at Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, new and innovative products are revealed. This year, the event was held from September 25 to 29, 2017 at the Bologna Exhibition Center in Bologna, Italy, where it welcomed 111,604 attendees. The event had 869 exhibitors, one-third of which were foreign companies from 41 different countries. The Gent collection from ABK The Gent collection is inspired by the distinctive allure of Nordic stone, in particular the Pierre…

MMA Flooring – Questions and Answers

MMA Flooring - Questions and Answers

MMA Flooring – Questions and Answers 22nd March 2018 Rebekah Jones Applicator, End User, Facilities Manager, Flooring Advice, How To, Interview, Manufacturing, Technical Expert Fast Cure Flooring, Methyl Methacrylate, MMA, MMA Resin Floors, Q&A, Rapid Installation, Why Choose MMA? Specifying MMA resins can be a daunting process, but what we sometimes fail to recognise is the fear factor that the client can often experience in choosing the right floor, with sometimes little or no knowledge about the products that they…

One-on-One with Rainey Richardson | 2018-01-08

One-on-One with Rainey Richardson | 2018-01-08

Rainey Richardson is the principal of Rainey Richardson Interiors, Inc., located in Houston, TX. Richardson began her career as an interior designer in 2001 and in 2010 opened a 5,000-square-foot design studio. CSTD magazine had the opportunity to talk to Rainey about how she got started in the business, projects she has worked on and trends she is seeing in the industry and kitchen and bath segment. Talk a bit about your company. RR: Our company is a full-service design…

London’s Leicester Square Kitchen Set to Dazzle

London's Leicester Square Kitchen Set to Dazzle

The dappled appearance of this particular Terrazzo adds just the right amount of glitz and glamour to the stylish venue in the UK capital, with the locally sourced British marble aggregates catching the light, echoing the luxurious venue. Whereas large stores like IKEA have to take heavy foot-fall, wheeled equipment and impacts from heavy items into account, this new London eatery has used Terrazzo to distinguish the central bar area and walk ways from the main restaurant area to its…

Installing Large-Format Tile and Stone at Art Deco Casino | 2018-01-08

Installing Large-Format Tile and Stone at Art Deco Casino | 2018-01-08

The Hollywood Casino Jamul, near San Diego, CA., brings the classic style and glamour of 1930s art deco to life. With 40 different kinds of natural stone, porcelain and glass tiles setting the stage, visitors are instantly immersed in the Golden Age of Hollywood. High-performance installation products from Custom Building Products were carefully selected to ensure lasting performance of the extensive tile and stone throughout the venue. Tile contractor, FA International Stone Company (FAI), and general contractor, C.W. Driver, both…

Moisture Remediation in Concrete Floors

Moisture Remediation in Concrete Floors

Moisture Remediation in Concrete Floors Concrete has become one of the most popular flooring options within facilities today. Whether used as a subfloor or top layer, it can provide facilities with an extremely durable and long lasting application when tested and installed correctly. Part of that process requires testing your slab for moisture content and vapor emissions prior to the installation of any products. Moisture can cause adhesive failures, promote mold and mildew growth and, in time, result in product…

PU Cement vs. Tiles | All Things Flooring

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Traditionally many factories and plants will have utilised ceramic tile floors within the most challenging parts of their sites. This is due to the useful industrial properties tiles provide and the fact that their long lifespan makes them an economical option. This was true in a number of sectors, including breweries, distilleries, F&B production and processing, workshops and chemical labs. However nowadays, plant designers may be torn between installing a tiled floor or a (polyurethane) PU cement flooring system. We’ve…

Terrazzo: The Trend that Stands the Test of Time

Terrazzo: The Trend that Stands the Test of Time

Terrazzo: The Trend that Stands the Test of Time 7th March 2018 Dan Ash Airports, Architect, Engineer, Consultant, End User, Flooring Advice, How To, Ideas and Inspiration, Offices, Public Sector, Retail and Leisure Decorative Flooring, Design Trends, Interior Design, resin terrazzo, terrazzo Recently it’s been seen as a one-hit wonder from the 70s, but terrazzo has in fact been a popular material ever since Ancient Rome and today it’s back among the top global design trends. From being installed in…

T is for Temperature | All Things Flooring

Hot or cold, temperature plays an important part in the successful application of resin-based flooring materials. I chatted with Flowcrete Australia’s Victorian Sales Manager, Arthur Karayannis on how temperature affects resin flooring materials. How can fluctuating temperatures affect the choice and application of resin based flooring materials? In Australia temperatures often exceed 30°C, and this very much can affect the laying of a resin-based flooring system such as an Epoxy, Polyurethane Resin, Polyurethane Cement or Methyl Methacrylate flooring system. According…