Carpet tile has come a long way since I entered the commercial floor contracting business in 1991. Back then, typical carpet tile products were 18" x 18", PVC-backed, and used primarily over raised access floors. Times sure have changed!
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Pictured is the ReVision House in Orlando featuring Floor Gres' Eco-Tech collection porcelain tile installed on the rear patio. EcoTech, in five sizes from 8" x 16" up to 24" x 48", comes in 4 colors. Grout & adhesives for the entire project were provided by MAPEI. Photo by Andy Frame Photography, courtesy of Ceramic Tiles of Italy.
When ceramic tile or stone tile fails, it doesn't matter whose fault it is, everyone ends up paying — either in money, time or reputation. Typically, ceramic tile and stone failures are a result of not one deficiency, but multiple issues. As an expert consultant I investigate ceramic tile and stone installation failures all over the country, and have for many years.
The 24-story vertical addition to the original 33-story 300 East Randolph Street building in Chicago earned Platinum honors in our 2011 Building Team Awards. The planned vertical completion added 920,000 square feet to the structure and saved $15 million for the client without disruption to the current tenants.