ON THE COVER: The hallmark of Paprica, the new 1741 collection by Marca Corona, are the contemporary colors and creative patterns that turn ceramics into a design element with a surprising look. These 25- x 21.6-cm hexagonal porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiles come in two colors — three elegant, neutral grays and three eccentric shades of red, blue and mustard — selected to bring a brighter, bubblier touch to interiors. Style research has focused on geometries and stylized graphics, giving rise to four original single-subject motifs and an innovative mix of decor elements. Both decorative solutions are available both in the sophisticated black and white version and an eye-catching colored version.
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To remove flooring boards without damage, JLC editor Clayton DeKorne cuts off the nails at the floor using a multitool. For more on tools and techniques for surgically demolishing existing woodwork, see the story on page 7. Photo by Elenai Studios.
On the Cover: Color is leading the way in the soft surface category, and Couristan's customers are especially enjoying the manufacturer's soft surfaces in all shades of blue. Read more about the trends that have renewed interest in carpet on page 26.
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For a Texan residence, Quality Stone Quarries supplied approximately 86 tons of stone pieces ranging from 4 x 4 to 20 x 20 inches. The blend that was selected consisted of 15% Azul, blue stone, with 85% Hazelnut, brown stone. Read more about the project beginning on page 56
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Robert A. Aird Inc., of Frederick, Md., is a building enclosure contractor that specializes in stucco and EIFS applications. (From L-R): Project Manager Chris Larkin, President Robert Aird and Project Manager Mike Miller.