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TILE Magazine is the leading independent publication serving the tile industry, providing superior information as it happens for tile contractors, installers, distributors, dealers, and architects and designers. We travel throughout the world covering international tile events and exhibitions and promote the use of tile by covering unique and innovative buildings that utilize tile. TILE's editors report on the latest advances in technology, installation techniques as well as issues facing the importer/distributor, and we promote new products through all media outlets.

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April / May 2018
Vol.15, No.3  14.52 MB PDF  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Inspired by nature, Chalkwood by Aparici is a high-contrast, rectified porcelain tile offered in white, brown and vestige (multi-colored) finishes. Made up of 49% recycled material, this floor and wall tile series offers a unique, retro-inspired twist to the wood-look trend. The frost-resistant tiles are offered in a 24 3/4- x 99.55-cm plank format, with a complementary 29 3/4- x 29 3/4-cm mosaic, and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

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March 2018
Vol.15, No.2  13.72 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Create your own work of art with Quartetto from Daltile. The look of handmade, encaustic tile in an 8- x 8-inch porcelain offers eight selections of decorative patterns in both warm and cool palettes, giving the design freedom to make a space your own. Repeat a single decorative tile for a uniform pattern design or group multiple patterns with any of the eight solid colors to create unique combinations. Quartetto delivers flawless design options so you can decide just how much drama you want in your space.

January / February 2018
Vol.15, No.1  13.36 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
The Bera & Beren collection from Walker Zanger offers a complete solution for porcelain flooring that pairs perfectly with textured ceramic Bera & Beren wall tiles. Available in natural and structured finishes, in both standard and large sizes across a range of neutral colors, the collection mimics fine-grain Portuguese and Spanish limestone and features subtle variation.

November / December 2017
Vol.14, No.6  10.80 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Featured on the Gold Book cover is Kora by Unica of the Target Group. The luxurious collection draws inspiration from informal art and abstraction. Pure and sumptuous decoration that manifests itself through the overlapping of glass and enamels that give depth to the surface. The use of gold exaggerates the small square elements that form the mosaic macro mounted on a net with 7 cm tiles. Applicable only on walls, Kora is available in three colors: Cream, Pitch and Ocean

September / October 2017
Vol.14, No.5  10.27 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Mediterranea's design team has reimagined the intersection of wood and cement graphics in a new porcelain tile series, Provincial. Offered in a 12- x 48-inch size the Provincial series utilizes the latest inkjet design technology to make the "Old World" come to life again. The fusion of wood and cement perfectly emulates historic bridges, side streets and alleyways in the charming villages that dot Europe. To view more new tile collections, turn to the Product Showcase beginning on page 12.

July / August 2017
Vol.14, No.4  14.99 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Tile trends are constantly evolving. Beginning on page 30 of this issue, a feature on tile trends details what is currently occurring in the industry and what professionals expect to see in the future. Neutral designs, which generally incorporate classic black-and-white combinations, have always dominated tile use, according to Rita Carson Guest, president and director of design at Carson Guest in Atlanta, GA. Learn more about other trends and what to expect in the upcoming years from various professionals in this issue’s trend report. Photo courtesy of Rita Carson Guest.

May / June 2017
Vol.14, No.3  11.47 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
The Artisan Glass collection by Hastings Tile & Bath is just one of many new product introductions featured in the Product Showcase beginning on page 16 of this issue of TILE. Crafted entirely of glass, the product line is comprised of countertops, framed mirrors, towel warmers, wall and shower panels, basins, floor tile and mosaics. Learn more about the collection, as well as other new tile or tile-related innovations, in the product roundup.

March / April 2017
Vol.14, No.2  14.23 MB  Uploaded: May 8th, 2017

On the cover:

Decorative tiles from the Bondi collection by Aparici inspire creativity and bring a fresh light vibe to any design. Learn more about other tile collections that were on display during Cevisama 2017 in the Product Gallery beginning on page 50.

January / February 2017
Vol.14, No.1  11.86 MB  Uploaded: March 6th, 2017

On the cover:

For Cedit, artist Franco Guerzoni designed an expressive collection of porcelain tile based on the historic evolution of colors and materials, known as Archeologie. Using the surface of the tile as a starting point, Guerzoni relied on modern technology to design a visually complex collection of large-format wall tiles that act like a canvas for materials, creating a collage of overlapping textures and colors. More innovative tile products can be found in the Product Showcase, beginning on page 14.

November / December 2016
Vol.13, No.6  9.99 MB  Uploaded: March 6th, 2017

On the cover: Featured on the Gold Book cover is Eden, a new white body tile collection by Ava Ceramica. The double-fired tiles, which are 11 1/2-mm-thick, are available in one standard format — 32.1 x 96.2 cm. The collection is offered in three different colors and four different graphics. The graphics — Neutral Colour, Isper, Plissè and Fleur — are complemented by three different colors — Fandango, Vaniglia and Bianco — which embrace a shiny finish that makes the collection particularly elegant. Eden is accompanied by a porcelain floor tile, which is offered in one standard size and available in all colors, as well as the neutral graphic.

September / October 2016
Vol.13, No.5  55.13 MB  Uploaded: November 22nd, 2016

On the cover:

Bluewave, a lively cocktail bar at OneOcean Club in Barcelona, Spain, features decorative handmade tiles from Ceramica Cumella. The colorful tiles emulate the look of scales on a Koi fish and were custom-made for this project. Design by El Equipo Creativo in Barcelona, Spain. Photo courtesy of (c)Adria Goula. Story begins on page 20.

July / August 2016
Vol.13, No.4  52.58 MB  Uploaded: November 22nd, 2016

On the cover:

Each year, tile collections continue to evolve. Advances in technology allow for a diverse range of textures, sizes and shapes. The Product Showcase on page 14 of this issue of TILE offers a glimpse at the many new introductions to the marketplace. Featured on the cover is Nemo Tile’s latest porcelain series, Chalk -- a unique line with art deco patterns and solid-colored tiles that can be mixed and matched with ease.

May / June 2016
Vol.13, No.3  36.25 MB  Uploaded: June 7th, 2016

On the cover: For a remodel of a master bath in
a home in Davie, FL, a mix of glass mosaics and porcelain tile created a chic contemporary feel. The design included 12- x 24-inch porcelain oor and wall tiles accented by 2- x 2-inch Santa Vincent Brick Glass & Metal Mosaic tiles, which shine as
a distinct accent on the vanity backsplashes, mini shelves around the tub, shower wall and shower niche. The small, yet luminescent tiles incorporate shades of orange, brown and gray, and have unique striations running through each individual square. To read more about the master bath transformation, turn to the story beginning on page 20. Design by Alena Capra Designs, LLC of Fort Lauderdale, FL.

March / April 2016
Vol.13, No.2  46.57 MB  Uploaded: June 7th, 2016

On the cover: Tile manufacturers have ramped it up, and as a result, tile collections resembling natural material are looking more authentic than ever. Thin porcelain tile has also hit the top of the popularity scale. The Stile thin porcelain tile series from M S International is an example of how porcelain tile can replicate the aesthetic of marble so well. With its minimal thickness, the product line is ideal for oor and wall applications. To view more new product introductions, turn to the TISE West 2016 product offerings beginning on page 48 of this issue.

January / February 2016
Vol.13, No.1  46.52 MB  Uploaded: February 9th, 2016

On the cover:

Distressed tile nishes continue to grow in popularity. Whether the preference is for a wood, stone or cement look, there is a product to satisfy every design request.
M S International, Inc.'s Salvage collection, which authentically reproduces the grain, texture and color of reclaimed wood, is only one example of the numerous collections available today. The 6- x 40-inch non-recti ed porcelain tiles mirror the length of traditional wood planks, providing countless installation options. Learn more about the latest distressed nishes in the Trend Report, beginning on page 28 in this issue of TILE.

November / December 2015
Vol.12, No.6  35.15 MB  Uploaded: December 10th, 2015

On the cover:

Featured on the Gold Book cover is Shades, a new porcelain tile collection by Imola that draws inspiration from the Mediterranean light, colors and sensations that only nature can evoke. Available in a range of nine colors, the chromatic vibrations of Shades become veritable explosions of colors where the solar hues of beige, yellow, orange and red mix with the marine colors of white, aquamarine, blue, light blue and teal to achieve bright, intense and energetic surfaces. The traditional ceramic colors and glazes have been reinterpreted with a contemporary approach, which makes Shades an extremely striking collection that is recommended for wall use indoors.

September / October 2015
Vol.12, No.5  32.21 MB  Uploaded: October 19th, 2015

On the cover:

Cersaie, scheduled from September 28 to October 2, 2015, at the Bologna Exhibition Center in Bologna, Italy, will be a showcase of numerous new product introductions. From the increasingly popular wood-look tile collections to tile that resembles stone and concrete, these new products are making bold statements in today's designs. The Limestone collection by Italian manufacturer Ergon will be one among many of the latest innovations on display. To get a glimpse of more new product lines that will be exhibited at Cersaie, turn to page 42.

July / August 2015
Vol.12, No.4  35.18 MB  Uploaded: July 23rd, 2015

On the cover:

The design objective for a residence in Manhattan Beach, CA, was to create a contemporary, California, coastal look with an assortment of tile and stone. For the kitchen backsplash, 2- x 6-inch glass tiles from Lunada Bay Tile's Tozen collection in the shade of "Erbium Natural" were employed. To read more about the residential design, turn to page 30 of this issue of TILE.

May / June 2015
Vol.12, No.3  18.93 MB  Uploaded: June 24th, 2015

On the cover:
The Rewind collection by Ragno provides a contemporary reinterpretation of timeless materials. The inclusion in the range of a hexagonal tile size, allows the creation of design schemes with a unique personality. This collection is one of many tile, installation and maintenance product lines, which are showcased in the Coverings Product Round-up beginning on page 42.

March / April 2015
Vol.12, No.2  27.35 MB  Uploaded: May 29th, 2015

On the cover: Vives Cerámica’s new porcelain tile series, World Woods, represents six different wood species and designs from around the world, embracing the popular wood-look trend. Each design has a different color, style and unique textural finish. All tiles measure 20 x 120 cm, and one style is available in a 60 x 60 cm size. To view more new tile introductions, turn to the Cevisama Product Gallery on page 51.

January / February 2015
Vol.12, No.1  23.41 MB  Uploaded: January 27th, 2015

On the cover: The floor of this living space features tile from the Urban Posh by Ragno USA. Available in a 12- x 24-inch plank format, the tile integrates the look of linen with the strength and durability of robust glazed porcelain. The walls are clad in 2- x 2-inch mosaics, mesh-mounted in 12- x 12-inch modules. Learn about more new tile and installation products in the Product Showcase, which begins on page 14

November / December 2014
Vol.11, No.6  31.30 MB  Uploaded: December 9th, 2014

On the cover:

Featured on the Gold Book cover is the new PixALL Collection by Sicis. These unique glass mosaic tiles, applicable on both walls and floors, are inspired by computer graphics when viewed at close range -- replicating images of almost anything that can be imagined. Inspired by flowers, geometrics, animals and stripes, the PixALL Collection is available in a myriad of shades and sheens, including Augel Marigold (pictured), Dalia, Leopard and Replay.

September / October 2014
Vol.11, No.5  23.66 MB  Uploaded: November 21st, 2014

On the cover:

With durability being a top priority in commercial tile applications, it is important to have a proper installation. With different size formats and thicknesses, many details need to be considered before installing the tile. Learn more about what is needed for a quality commercial installation in the Trend Report on commercial tile installation beginning on page 24.

July / August 2014
Vol.11, No.4  55.17 MB  Uploaded: July 25th, 2014

Plaza of Americas renovation

High-definition inkjet printing

May / June 2014
Vol.11, No.3  29.06 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

New product offerings

Stone tile installations

March / April 2014
Vol.11, No.2  46.38 MB  Uploaded: May 2nd, 2014

Considerations for large thin porcelain
Liquid applied and sheet membranes

January/February 2014
Vol.11, No.1  36.83 MB  Uploaded: March 10th, 2014

Innovations in glass
New sizes and thicknesses

November/December 2013
Vol.10, No.6  36.47 MB  Uploaded: December 2nd, 2013

Gold Book
2014 Tile Industry Resource Guide

September/October 2013
Vol.10, No.5  46.43 MB  Uploaded: December 2nd, 2013

Cersaie Product Preview
Kitchen and Bath Trends
New Grout Introductions

July/August 2013
Vol.10, No.4  37.66 MB  Uploaded: November 24th, 2013

New Products at Coverings
Installing in Wet Areas

May/June 2013
Vol.10, No.3  35.91 MB  Uploaded: November 24th, 2013

Textured Tile Surfaces
Underlayments
Barrier-Free Bathrooms

March/April 2013
Vol.10, No.2  66.50 MB  Uploaded: November 24th, 2013

Vertical Tile Installations
Products Unveiled in Las Vegas and Spain

January/February 2013
Vol.10, No.1  37.50 MB  Uploaded: August 20th, 2013

Glass tile installations
Wood-and Stone-look Tile
New Mortar Standard