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!
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.
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.
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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.