5 Reasons Why White Tiles are Trending
It seems the most timeless colour will soon be the most timely. Benjamin Moore, the paint company whose colour sense is counted on by more design professionals than any other has just declared its colour of the year for 2016 as “Simply White.” This is a profound absence-of-colour statement coming from the 132-year-old firm whose colour fan decks are as ubiquitous in design offices as floor plans and elevations. The Mosa design team agrees with Benjamin Moore’s theory that white may be both the silent hero of the design world and its next big thing.
5 Ways to Minimize Risk Through Thoughtful Floor Design
The ideal in floor design is to achieve superb aesthetics in every project while also ensuring design integrity and minimizing risk. Risk within the project and risk to the designer’s reputation and bottom line can be minimized with thoughtful floor design, combined with careful and diligent specification of tiled surfaces. Here are the top 5 factors to consider before specifying tile:
Five places where porcelain tile is a better choice than natural stone
Natural stone is one of earth’s oldest building materials, used in stately homes and national monuments. In building tomorrow’s landmarks, architects and designers seek its timeless look. However, some of the most beautiful and desired stones such as limestone and sandstone are also the softest, most porous and problematic in the long term.
Creating the perfect high traffic tile for Amsterdam Central Station
Tiling a high traffic area such as Amsterdam Central Station is a big challenge. Nonetheless, we were up for it. Joined by Merk X the Mosa team created a special floor tile that not only resembled the look and feel of the railway station but could accommodate the heavy flow of commuters too.
Choosing between glazed and unglazed porcelain tiles
Not all porcelain tile is the same. Understanding the different porcelain tile available, and how the manufacturing process impacts the tile’s durability is crucial in choosing the right tile for the right project.
Tiling the Milan Central station – Underscoring the technical prowess and design of Mosa tiles
Tiling a busy train station in the middle of one of Europe's most visited fashion capitals surely is no small feat. For the Milan Central station, each new addition of tiles had to be fittingly stylish - echoing the early 20th century feel of the building – and of exceptionally high quality to accommodate a heavy flow of foot traffic. Additionally, the tiles were to be installed on elevated concrete with train traffic nearby.
Townhouse complex: Hafenquartier Berlin Mitte
Hafenquartier Berlin Mitte was created between 2008 and 2012 as a townhouse complex with eleven residential units, constructed for Agromex GmbH & Co. KG based on a design by the architectural firm of Behzadi & Partner. High priority was given to the use of natural and sustainable materials in the interior design. For the bathrooms as well as the kitchens and entry areas the architects opted for Mosa tiles (from the Beige&Brown and Terra Maestricht collections), which had already proven themselves in various other projects.
BIM for contractors: key benefits and challenges
Contractors play a key role in construction processes, which become more demanding every day. They are constantly under pressure to work faster, more cost-efficient, and execute the ideas of architects better than their competitors. They are subject to tight deadlines, stringent regulations and complex calculations. In a bid to continue meeting their clients’ ever-increasing expectations, contractors are increasingly turning to Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Are you a tiler? Here’s what you need to know about BIM
Imagine a world where tilers have all the information they need at their fingertips, without having to depend on other parties to contact suppliers for them. A world where tilers know exactly which tiles, adhesive, grout, etcetera to order and how tiles should be placed, all at a glance. This way of working is only a click of a button away when contractors, architects, tilers, and everyone else involved in the building process collaborate through Building Information Modelling (BIM).
How to save money on your building project with BIM
Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows designers, architects, (sub)contractors and other parties involved in a building project to collaborate within one (3D) building model, determine whether a design is feasible and plan processes and materials ahead to achieve maximum cost-accuracy. BIM is an innovative technology that has everything in store to fundamentally change the building industry, although many industry professionals find its price tag not particularly persuasive. “However, to those who look beyond the high initial cost of implementing BIM, this technology in fact offers nothing but a great deal of cost savings in the long run”, says Mark Trommelen, Industrial Designer at Mosa.