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.
Transit Design Tips: 5 Musts for Tile in Airports
At airports, we usually keep our head upwards, towards the sky we are heading for. But right underneath our feet is an important part of our safe travel: the floor. Millions of feet pass over it every day, luggage is rolled and dragged and sometimes even dropped heavily to the floor. The pressure that is exerted to the airport floor is enormous.
Tips for Worry-Free Tile Installation
Once tiles are adhered to a wall or a floor, even if they look great, it is extremely difficult to initially judge the quality of the installation. Over time, if the system is not sound, it could fail, resulting in cracking, lippage, loss of adhesion and even water damage. Getting it right the first time merely requires communicating information to installers from a simple checklist, and knowing how to access the very latest technical information.
Understanding and Mastering Slip-Resistance
Every design professional knows that slip-resistance is critical in commercial flooring applications. But when you see the numbers, you may wish there was a way to have a little extra assurance that your tile selection is the right one. The good news: there is.
Installing Large Format Tiles: What You Need to Know
Using large format tile has many advantages. Among the most common advantages are easier maintenance and room size perception. Generally speaking it is far easier to clean the face of a tile than it is to clean the grout and large tile tends to make the room in which it is installed appear larger. The use of large format patterns also creates dynamic looks; dramatically increasing the visual impact of a space.
Designing Tile Surfaces that Endure
Most architects and designers have a deep desire to build a body of work - a legacy of meaningful design that endures over decades and longer. Designing spaces that last starts with specifying environmental aspects such as hard surfaces that will stay fresh and intact for years to come. Knowledge of current and advanced technologies and best practices in specification is a key to success in every project.