Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 16, № 4 (Fall 2010)

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On The Cover
The sustainable remodel of this kitchen in Austin, TX, involved replacing laminate countertops with slabs of Vetrazzo recycled glass, which was manufactured by Polycor Inc. of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Complementing the brightly colored flecks of glass found in the Vetrazzo is a feature wall comprised of recycled mosaic glass tile that had been originally used for a pool design. Design by Harris Welker Architects, Austin, TX. Photo courtesy ©2010 Holly Williams Photography. Story begins on page 20.

Commercial Flooring Report: Vol. 31, № 1 (The Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Floor Covering)

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This subject may seem absurd to some people, it certainly has garnered responses of "you're nuts" when being brought up as a cause for flooring material and installation failures, but rest assured, it is a legitimate issue. It becomes a bigger issue when you consider the green movement and it's implications on start up of HVAC systems in new buildings. We've only seen the tip of the iceberg, in my opinion, on this issue.