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:
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.
BIM: Every architect's dream come true?
Architects today are more able than ever to focus on the creative process and complete ambitious, highly complex projects, thanks to Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM not only makes it easier for architects to detect errors early in the building process, but also makes consulting with other parties involved in the project considerably less time consuming. BIM allows building designs to be more tangible and cost-accurate, and provides insight into whether or not the architect's vision can be achieved on a technical level.
Transit Design Tips: 5 Musts for Tile in Airports
Remember that hilarious classic commercial with the gorilla violently tossing a suitcase around? We were all concerned for the luggage, but did you know that even without a gorilla, exposed metal on luggage handles, when dropped, exerts so much force per square inch it is just like taking a hammer to the floor?
Do you know these five facts about Cradle to Cradle Certified Products?
Many manufactures across multiple industries have made sustainability a core value in their marketing messages. In response to this demand, new sustainability labels are constantly being created. The proliferation of labels, some of which are just mere marketing ploys, creates rampant confusion among architects and designers trying to choose a truly sustainable product. Given the current time constraints and pressures, researching the various labels that exist is often times difficult. Here are five facts about Cradle to Cradle Certified products that may help give a better understanding of what this product label means to you.
What is Dynamic Coefficient of Friction? Five things you need to know.
Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) is the new industry standard for measuring a surface’s slip resistance and is quickly replacing Static Coefficient of Friction (COF) tests. Here’s what you need to know about the new testing:
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.
Quality factors to consider prior to porcelain tile selection
Whether for residential or commercial purposes, quality porcelain tiles have to meet certain standards. Issues such as slip resistance, breaking strength and edge tolerance have to be considered prior to tile selection. At Mosa, we believe it’s important to offer a reliable and beautiful tile solution for every situation. That’s why our Ulragres porcelain floor tiles far exceed the industry’s quality standards, making it the world’s most sturdy tile, available for both indoor and outdoor use.