Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 18, № 1 (Winter 2012)


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On The Cover
Italian travertine defines both the exterior and interior design of the Aston Martin showroom in Troy, MI. The British-based automobile manufacturer of exclusive high-end cars worked with a design team from Cityscape Architects of Novi, MI, to create its first U.S. location, which served as the prototype for a total of 16 stores throughout the U.S. The 1- x 1-meter travertine panels feature a honed finish. Story begins on page 36

The Flooring Contractor: Vol. 7, № 3 (Project Profile: Ferrari & Maserati Stand Out By Design)


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A new, durable concrete microtopping from MAPEI allows artisans to develop a wide variety of decorative concrete floors with looks that vary from tiled surfaces to swirls, geometric patterns and other artistic designs. To achieve the look seen in the cover photo, the microtopping — which comes in 36 quality-controlled colors — was applied with a trowel. After drying completely, the surface was sealed with a clear sealer for extra durability.

This project was done at the MAPEI Operations Facility in Delta, British Columbia. It was installed by our own team of MAPEI technical specialists. The flooring is located on the second floor mezzanine of the offices.