Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 17, № 4 (Fall 2011)

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On The Cover
A fresh look was created for the remodel of a guest bath in a home in Pinecrest, FL with a feature wall clad in aqua-colored glass mosaic tiles, which resemble the shades of the ocean. The tiny rectangular-shaped tiles are a contrast to the light- colored St. Croix stone floor tiles. Design by DEN Architecture of Miami, FL. Stone supplied by Opus Stone of Miami, FL. This project is one of several in this issue that showcase the use of mosaics in design. Story begins on page 14.

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 18, № 4 (Fall 2012)

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On The Cover
A crisp elegant look is achieved in this kitchen design with Calacatta marble countertops accompanied by a backsplash made of the same material in a subway tile format. To balance the polished marble countertops, porcelain floor tiles with a weathered wood look bring a hint of rustic charm to the space. A subtle floor design was created by laying the planks in a herringbone pattern. Design by Christopher Grubb of Arch-Interiors design group, inc. For an extensive look at Grubb's portfolio, turn to the one-on-one designer interview beginning on page 32.

Commercial Flooring Report: Vol. 53, № 1 (What to Include in a Flooring Specification (Part 2))

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Continuing on to Part II from our last issue of The Commercial Flooring Report on What to Include in a Flooring Specification with the next item, Product Testing. No product should ever be specified for any project without first undergoing a series of tests. The testing should mirror the tests the manufacturer states the product complies with on their samples and in their specifications. Additional tests should also be conducted to determine the performance levels of the products, the structural integrity and the ability of the product to realistically perform as expected for the application and the use it is going to be subjected to.