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Hot Kitchen Tile – #whytile

Nov 20, 2020

Hot Kitchen Tile – #whytile

What’s hot in kitchen tile? These five looks are bringing the heat!

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CSTD News

Dune Shares Fall Trends in Kitchen Design

Trending tile colors, shapes and surface finishes elevate kitchen designs.

Video: Total Solutions Plus 2021 Reunites Industry Members

Members of the tile industry were excited to reconnect during Total Solutions Plus 2021, an annual conference which provides a platform for education, networking and socializing. 

Video: Fall Product Trends

View some of the latest trending styles that are currently being selected for both residential and commercial designs.

Lapitec takes center stage in Italian villa design

Lapitec sintered stone was used for multiple applications – both exterior and interior – at the Ca’ Gioia villa in Italy 

How Does the “Designer for the Stars” Design for Herself?

Vadara quartz provided durability and aesthetic value to a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles, CA.

Virginia Tile Opens New Location

Virginia Tile recently expanded to include a showroom in Troy, MI. In 2016, the company acquired two leading peers in the industry, ISC Surfaces and RBC Tile and Stone, to become a leading tile distributor in the Midwest.

Tile Trends with Alena Capra

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design caught up with designer Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at Coverings 2021 to gain insight into what is trending in tile designs these days. 

Sculptor Darrell Petit Discusses Stone Carving and Sustainable Building

Jason Kamery interivews sculptor, Darrell Petit and talks about his career and his pasion for stone and sustainability of natural stone.

From the Editor: What’s New?

So, what are the latest styles or trends in stone and tile design? We talked to several leading industry experts to get their thoughts, and they all shared similar observations.

Experts Share Growing Trends in Stone and Tile

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design asked several leading experts to share their observations on the latest influences and styles. Here is what they had to say.

A Manufacturer’s Perspective on Emerging Trends in Stone and Tile

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design asked for a manufacturer's perspective on the latest influences and styles. Here is what Davide Saguatti, marketing director of Atlas Concorde USA had to say.

Product Gallery: Outdoor Tile Collections

Explore our product gallery of outdoor tile collections.

Stone World News

Bedrock Tiles Becomes Carbon Neutral Certified

Bedrock Tiles talks about the carbon neutral certification process.

Dune Shares Fall Trends in Kitchen Design

Trending tile colors, shapes and surface finishes elevate kitchen designs.

How Madonna University’s Welcome Center was Slated

Beautiful and durable, CupaClad slate was a natural choice for the exterior design of Madonna University’s new Welcome Center

Stone Column: The Power of Social Media

Total Solutions Plus 2021, the conference which brings members of the tile industry together each year, provides a place for networking, socializing and education – with topics ranging from business issues to technical installation subjects.

MAPEI Corp. and MAPEI Caribe Help Rebuild Haiti

 MAPEI Corp. and MAPEI Caribe Inc. have jointly donated $5,000 to the Haitian recovery effort. 

Tryon's Tips: Coach’s Corner Opportunity Knocks…

A brief thought of reflection and a heartfelt “Thank You” for all the readers who commented and provided positive feedback on my last column.

Marmomac Kick Starts the Global Natural Stone Market

Veronafiere, the organizer of Marmomac, reported that more than 30,000 qualified visitors attended the in-person international stone exhibition this year. This included 48% international participants from 120 countries. 

Inside the Shop: Investing in a Solution

Emad Dawood of State Stone Work Inc. of El Cajon, CA, was struggling with three areas of fabrication with his two older bridge saws. Miter cutting relied too much on stick template layouts. 

Podcast: One-on-one with Stone Profits

Stone World magazine had the chance to talk to Stone Profits about resources to help the digital side of the business.

Luxury Living in Upscale Italian Apartment

An upscale Italian apartment features beautiful exotic stone from Antolini.

Video: Fall Product Trends

View some of the latest trending styles that are currently being selected for both residential and commercial designs.

Lapitec takes center stage in Italian villa design

Lapitec sintered stone was used for multiple applications – both exterior and interior – at the Ca’ Gioia villa in Italy 

Arizona Tile Hosts Stone Summit

Members of the stone industry once again came together at a Stone Summit, organized by Stone World in partnership with the Natural Stone Industry.

Stone of the Month: Clipsham Block Stone

Stamford Stone is now extracting block stone from its Clipsham Bidwells Quarry in Lincolnshire, England, formerly known as the Davenport Handley Quarry or Bullimores Quarry. 

Stone Column: Coming Together to Learn

Stone World organizes events several times a year in various locations around the country in partnership with the Natural Stone Institute. While our virtual events proved successful during the pandemic, we are all excited to get back to meeting with industry members in person.

Stone Care and Maintenance Products/Adhesives Roundup

Take a look at the latest products in stone care and maintenance products and adhesives.

October 2021: Quartz Gallery

Showcasing the latest in quartz stone and surfacing trends. This month we look at products from: Daltile, MSI, Tab India, Universal Granite & Marble, Vadara and Wilsonart.

November Tech Update: BBI Tear Drop Contour Blade 5"

The new BBI Tear Drop 5" Contour turbo blade is the blade you are needing when a virtually chip-free sink cutout is what you are looking for. At 2.4 mm, this blade will cut clean and leave you with a smooth surface due to the extra diamonds. It has a long life and fast performance.

November Machine of the Month: Comandulli

Combining precision craftsmanship and a compact design, along with the durability and performance that have made Comandulli famous, the Omega Pencil features two individual calibrators at the top and front of the machine that square off the edge before profiling.

One-on-One with Ed Rogers of Vadara Quartz

Ed Rogers, executive vice president of US Surfaces talks about the trends of Quartz.  According to Ed Rogers, when it comes to the innovation that Vadara has, it’s a combination of a team working on things as well as feedback from customers.

Architect Designer Interviews

Tile Trends with Alena Capra

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design caught up with designer Alena Capra of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at Coverings 2021 to gain insight into what is trending in tile designs these days. 

Sculptor Darrell Petit Discusses Stone Carving and Sustainable Building

Jason Kamery interivews sculptor, Darrell Petit and talks about his career and his pasion for stone and sustainability of natural stone.

A Sculptural Urbanscape at Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences

Taking center stage of the urban landscape located at the entrance of the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences is “Event,” a stone sculpture crafted by sculptor Darrell Petit of Darrell Petit LLC and Stony Creek Quarry Inc. Petit was commissioned by landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) of Cambridge, MA.

One-on-one with Brittney Harmond

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design recently spoke with Brittney Harmond, a representative for Ceramics of Italy, to discuss the latest trends in large-format porcelain slabs. 

The virtual showroom

It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic struck and literally paralyzed everyone worldwide, but during this time many manufacturers and distributors of stone, tile and alternative surface materials have strategized and adapted new policies and procedures to make a safe working environment for their employees and customers alike.

Quartz surfacing contributes to “modern farmhouse” style

Cassandra LaValle, the founder and creative director of Coco Kelley and The Emerald Studio, favored Silestone Lagoon for the surfacing and bright white paint from Benjamin Moore. In this interview, La Valle explains her thoughts and inspiration behind the design.

One-on-one with Leslie Markman-Stern

Leslie Markman-Stern, president of Leslie M. Stern Design shares her experiences and trends she is seeing in the market

One-on-one with mosaic tile artist Mercedes Austin

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazine had the opportunity to talk with Mercury Mosaics owner Mercedes Austin about her 20 years of experience, how she got started and some of the experiences she has had working with customers.

2020 Hospitality design trends

With the hospitality design sector in a seemingly constant state of change, tile and other alternative material manufacturers need to stay up-to-date on current trends in colors, shapes, finishes and sizes to meet the demands of the architectural and design community.

Designer uses large-format tile to transform a small space

Working within an extremely small footprint in an original 1951 home, Sheryl Steinberg, Allied ASID, LEED Green Associate, of Sheryl Steinberg Interior Design, LLC in Bethesda, MD, was tasked with creating an open, modern, bright, efficient, usable, roomier bathroom that reflected the owner’s modern style.

One-on-one with mosaic tile creator Danilo Bonazza

Danilo Bonazza is a mosaic artist and owner of Art & Mosaics. He discusses how he got involved with mosaic art and how he designs his works of art.

HanStone Quartz used to create a dream kitchen and bathroom

Using the stunning views of Downtown Atlanta, architect and designer Vykintas Genys used HanStone Quartz to bring his client’s vision to life.

One-on-one with architect Ryan Thewes

Ryan Thewes, the owner of Ryan Thewes Architect, has been a licensed architect for 10 years and discussed his business and some of the trends he is seeing in the stone and tile industries.

Traditional building, stone design used for Church in Philadelphia

FFKR Architects in Salt Lake City, UT, has worked with the Church of Latter Day Saints for at least 25 years. FFKR Architects has built these temples in major cities all over the world, roughly 150 of them and every year the Church of Latter Day Saints announces four or five new temples.

CSTD Column: From the Editor

For this issue of Contemporary Stone and Tile Design magazine, we take a look at stone used in architectural landscape and building stone applications, as well as some creative uses of quartz surfacing.

One-on-one with designer Karen Kettler

Karen Kettler, the president of Karen Kettler Design, based in Charlotte, NC, talked with Contemporary Stone & Tile Design to discuss her 20 years of experience with using stone and tile in her designs and the trends she is seeing in the industry.

Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

The kitchen is one of the most essential spaces in any household. A place where meals are made, family time is spent and memories are created. Appropriately deemed the “heart of the home,” the design of this space is crucial, especially to those who like to entertain.

One-on-one with architect Stephen B. Jacobs

"As I look back at my career, almost every decade pulled us in a different direction. In the 1970’s we focused on Adaptive Reuse, designing projects in New York City but also Patterson NJ, Norwich CT, and Upstate NY."

One-on-one with Stephanie Vierra

Stephanie Vierra has developed, managed and taught programs that support an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to a variety of topics. She is the president and owner of Vierra Design & Education Services, LLC, specializing in research, project management, and educational programs on sustainability and whole building design.

One-on-One with Interior Designer Dawn D. Totty

Dawn D. Totty is a native New Yorker, and lived there for all of her life before moving south 10 years ago. She started designing in the fashion world, and then transition into interior design 15 years ago. She designs residentially and commercially. Her signature claim to fame is very custom designs.