Tempest Ceramic Tile Collection

Our Newest Generation of Travertine-Look Ceramic Tile

The elegance of natural travertine in a care-free ceramic is a combination design aficionados are crushing over. Take one look at MSI’s Tempest Ceramic Tile Collection and it’s easy to understand why.

In three go-with-anything neutral hues: Beige, Grey, and Natural, this affordable matte finish ceramic tile is understated, but won’t go unnoticed. Offered in a classic 12×24″ tile, along with space-stretching 13″x13″ and 18″x18″ formats, as well as mosaic and bullnose tile, Tempest is a comprehensive ceramic collection.

Suitable for floors, walls, showers, backsplashes, and countertops, it’s perfect for coordinated installations that give your space a unified look. What’s more, with durability on its side and no polishing or sealing required, you’ll spend more time enjoying your kitchen, bath, or any other room—and less time stressing over it.

Trending and timeless, explore the Tempest Ceramic Tile Collection and discover the travertine-look tile you’ll enjoy for years.

Landmark Ceramics New Porcelain Pavers Installation Guide

Frontier20 New Porcelain Pavers Installation Guide

Frontier20, the ultimate porcelain paver experience for outdoor application

This installation manual will provide the installer with a new guide on how to properly install Frontier20 Porcelain Pavers as well as educate the consumer on how to maintain the appearance andfunctionality of the porcelain pavers

(Please note: the installation guide is only available in PDF format) 



Tile of Spain Showcases Tile Innovations from over 85 Manufacturers at Coverings 2018

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), exhibits a wide variety of new product innovations and trends from Spanish tile manufacturers at Coverings 2018: The Global Tile & Stone Experience.

During the 4-day tile and stone exhibition, 85 Spanish ceramic and stone manufacturers showcase some of the most advanced ceramic tile technology and breathtaking design choices the world has to offer.

Highlights of the Spain Pavilion at Coverings include:
Gorgeous porcelain tiles and mosaics offer a world of choices in the new Floor Collection by Adex (#3115). On-trend geometric shapes in Solid White, Bone or Black are complemented with ceramic dots available in six coordinating shades. The mix and match shapes and colors offer ease in creating a customized look.
As part of its innovation, Argenta (#3107) has added the Powder series to its product line. The new series combines materials, designs and formats to produce novel effects and a highly attractive look that comes in a wide range of floor and wall size formats.
ThinCK is the new thin format coating technology from Colorker Group (#3147). Thanks to the versatility of its format and lightness of its thickness (6.5mm), ThinCK provides captivating beauty and a unique style to any space.
Dune (#3501) encompasses a certain soul and symbolism with its newest collection, Minimal Chic. Composed of two series: Emporio, stone finish, and Factory, cement finish, each design in the collection is inspired by the work of minimalist style artists.
Equipe Cerámicas (#3547) presents Artisan, a wall tile inspired by Arabic zellige. Artisan is available in two sizes (5×5″ and 2 ½x 8″) and a range of ten colors to accommodate individual design preferences.
Chic is an exquisitely sophisticated modern collection from Keraben Grupo (#3531). Based on a combination of Victorian aesthetics and functional design, Keraben Grupo’s design team was inspired by Victorian wallpaper, creating wall tiles with a skillful combination of color and texture.
Chrono, a new collection from Rocersa (#3621), is suitable for both interior and exterior floors and walls, offering the possibility to create attractive and elegant solutions in any setting. Based on two cold shades (white and grey) and a notably warmer shade (cream), this stoneware tile lends a wide range of composition and sensory options.
Saloni (#3451) presents Bernini, a collection inspired by travertine marble with natural finishes. With a careful reproduction of calcium carbonate deposits, this collection is designed to highlight the material properties of sedimentary rock. The play of both gloss and matte finishes gives these ceramics a natural look resulting in a perfectly balanced design structure.
Tau Ceramica (#3831) introduces new formats, textures and applications to add to its already extensive offerings. These new additions are available in two new collections by TAU, Insignia and Evolution, along with the well-known Ascale range, which has been revamped and extended with new products.
For press information and high-resolution images visit: http://bit.ly/TOSCoverings18
For a booth directory of Tile of Spain’s 85 exhibiting manufacturers’ visit:
The 2018 Spanish Pavilion is organized and sponsored by ASCER, the Professional Association of Ceramic Tile Manufacturers from Spain, and ICEX Spain Trade and Investment. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit tileofspainusa.com.
Connect with Tile of Spain on Facebook, Google+ and Instagram at TileofSpainUSA; and on Twitter and Pinterest at TileofSpain.

Bedrosian’s Summer 2018 Collection

Rich texture, earth and water toned colors and interesting patterns stand out in Bedrosians Tile & Stone’s Summer 2018 Collections. The six new porcelain, ceramic, glass and cement brick options reflect contemporary and modern designs, plus old world and rustic looks, making them versatile and ready for any project.


Inspired by an antique wood table from a Franciscan monastery, our Antique Collection updates the old-world design to a contemporary feel. This wood-look, glazed color-body porcelain tile comes in an 8”x48 plank and 24”x24” parquet-look tile. Its three colors: Clay, Walnut and Wenge, will add warmth to any space.




The Chateau Collection is a versatile series that combines 12”x24” and 24”x24” honed color- body porcelain tile with 4”x8” glazed ceramic wall tile. The smoky shades of Canvas, Smoke, Tobacco, Ocean and Midnight pair beautifully with the collection’s four 12”x12” patterned porcelain deco tiles. Use Chateau to create contemporary, industrial-look designs. Soften the look with the geometric and floral motif decos. The series is complete with porcelain and ceramic bullnose, plus a porcelain 2”x2” mosaic.


Kahakai™, meaning beach in Hawaiian, is a special order glassmosaic collection inspired by the shimmering colors of the beautiful sands and reflections of Hawaii from sunrise to sunset. Its 10 color blends and four versatile patterns evoke a casual elegance and will bring warmth and a little shine to your home or outdoor living space.


The Highland Collection, an unglazed through-body porcelain tile, mirrors the depth and color of natural stone in three harmonious shades, Greige, Dark Greige and White (Beige, Black and Cocoa available by special order). The smoky colors come in four field tile sizes: honed 9”x36, 12”x24” (in honed and polished) and honed 18”x36”. Honed 2”x2” and Herringbone mosaics, plus 4”x24” and 4”x36 bullnose and 6”x12” cove base complete the collection.


Styled with rustic knots and grain, the Woodmark Collection delivers a classic hardwood look to your projects. This 6”x36” glazed non-rectified porcelain tile comes in five organic colors: Anthracite, Grey, Light Oak, Oak and Walnut.


Reminiscent of indigenous bricks from around the world, our special order Avondale Collection is a simple and rustic thin-brick tile that will add style and charm to your project. It’s available in a two finishes, Antik Brick and Smooth Brick, and four colors, Early Grey, Normandy Cream, Sidewalk and Used Red. Anti is 2”x8” and Smooth is 4”x8”. Early Grey, Normandy Cream and Sidewalk also comes in Smooth Brick in three sizes: 4”x12”, 8”x8” square and 8” hexagon. Corner pieces are available in all finishes and colors.

USG Corporation Unveils Advanced Water-Durable Cement Board

New proprietary edge performance reduces screw spinout and crumbling during installation, saves construction time and costs

USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, is unveiling the newest innovation of its trusted USG Durock® Brand Cement Board with the redesigned USG Durock® Brand Cement Board with EdgeGuard™.

USG Durock® Brand Cement Board with EdgeGuard™ features wrapped edges which are formed smooth with a proprietary poly-propylene fabric and are square cut. The cement backerboard’s reinforced proprietary edge reduces screw spinout and crumbling during installation, and offers architects, builders and tile contractors an improved, water-durable tile base for use in tub and shower area construction.

“The reinforced edge on our new cement board helps reduce blowouts during fastening; protects from edge damage; and creates less dust during installation, making wet-area jobs easier and safer,” said Amy Klawitter, product manager, USG.

USG Durock® Brand Cement Board with EdgeGuard™ exceeds ANSI A118.9 standards for cementitious backer units (CBU) and specifications for CBU and ANSI A109.11 for interior installation, making it an ideal choice for tile and flooring in baths, kitchens and laundry rooms or as an underlayment for tile on floors and countertops in new construction and remodeling.

USG Durock® Brand Cement Board with EdgeGuard™ also exceeds ASTM C1325 standards for fiber-mat reinforced cementitious backer units and is also preferred by many applicators as a base for directly applied finishes, tile, stone and thin brick used in building exteriors.

Additionally, the five-eighths inch (15.9 mm) panels are Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Classified for fire resistance, and can be used in any UL Design where Type DCB panels are listed.

Benefits of USG Durock® Brand Cement Board with EdgeGuard™ include:

  • Enhanced proprietary edge performance reduces screw spinout and crumbling
  • Easy to cut and fasten
  • Water-durable and mold-resistant
  • Warranted for interior and exterior applications
  • Exceptional tile bond
  • Noncombustible

USG Durock® Brand Cement Board with EdgeGuard™ is available nationwide. For additional information about the product, please visit usg.com/edgeguard

Crossville’s Retro Active 2.0 Earns Living Product Challenge Petal Certifications

Product Meets Criteria for Unique Program of the International Living Future Institute

Crossville Inc. has announced its newest tile collection, Retro Active 2.0, is a recipient of the prestigious Living Product Challenge Petal Certifications in three categories: place, water, and beauty. The Living Product Challenge is a recognition program of the International Living Future Institute. Crossville is the first tile company to be certified by the Living Product Challenge.

The Living Product Challenge is organized in seven performance areas, known as Petals, with each area consisting of detailed requirements. Retro Active 2.0 was recognized in the following:
* Place Petal – 2/2 for meeting requirements that included responsible place and habitat impacts
* Water Petal – 1/1 for meeting requirements that included net positive for water
* Beauty Petal – 3/3 for meeting requirements that included beauty and spirit, inspiration and education, and positive hand printing.

About Living Product Challenge Petal Certification
Using the Living Product Challenge framework, consumers can choose produces that are healthy and free of toxins, know that manufacturers are socially responsible and respects the rights of workers, and are net positive that benefit both people and the environment. Manufacturers are choosing to certify their products a part of a commitment to healthy world by following the highest standards of non-toxic responsible material selection and processing that produces net positive benefits for human’s and the environment.

About the International Living Future Institute
The International Living Future Institute is a hub for visionary programs. ILFI offers global strategies for lasting sustainability, partnering with local communities to create grounded and relevant solutions, including green building and infrastructure solutions on scales ranging from single room renovations to neighborhoods or whole cities. ILFI administers the Living Building Challenge, the environment’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standard, as well as the Living Product Challenge and Living Community Challenge.

The Tile Shop and Laura Ashley Partner to Launch Unique Splashback and Tile Collection

New Collection Is Exclusively Available at The Tile Shop in U.S.

The Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS), a specialty retailer of natural stone and man-made tiles, today announced it has partnered with Laura Ashley, the British lifestyle company and one of the world’s leading brands, to become the exclusive retailer for the Laura Ashley tile and splashback collection in the U.S. market.

Bringing modern English design to the kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, and more, the Laura Ashley line at The Tile Shop is the newest addition to the ever-expanding Laura Ashley fashion and home furnishings collections.

The oversized, tempered glass splashbacks, a very British term, are expertly designed to fit the space between stovetops and cabinetry in the kitchen as well as behind the sink. The splashbacks feature statement prints taken directly from the Laura Ashley archives in a variety of colors, which can be styled as a design centerpiece or made to blend with existing décor. Complementary ceramic floor and wall tiles in graphic Laura Ashley heritage prints offer a multitude of designs that bring the entire look together with ease.

Imported from Great Britain and manufactured by UK tile specialist British Ceramic Tile, the Laura Ashley tiles and splashbacks are now available for order at any of The Tile Shop’s 140 stores and online at tileshop.com.

“We are thrilled to partner with Laura Ashley to offer this exclusive new collection, which introduces familiar floral patterns and muted tones synonymous with the Laura Ashley brand to customers who are seeking simplicity and elegance,” said Kevin McDaniel, vice president of merchandising, The Tile Shop.

McDaniel added, “The Tile Shop continuously looks to source new and innovative products and designs that meet our customers’ changing tastes and preferences. These are the only large-format glass accents of their kind available on the market today.”

“The Tile Shop shares our passion for quality, vision for success and has a trusted history of introducing designer lines to the U.S. market,” said Penne Cairoli, Laura Ashley USA president. “With our 65-year history, Laura Ashley has amazing design archives that are brought to life in a fresh and modern way with the new tile and splashback collection.”

The Laura Ashley line offered by The Tile Shop includes:

  • Splashbacks: Made of tempered glass to capture and reflect light and withstand high cooking temperatures, the splashbacks visually open up the space, are easy to install and can be wiped clean with a cloth. The splashbacks are available in a variety of colorways and prints including:
  • Statement Prints – the collection of timeless patterns takes inspiration from the Laura Ashley Archive and Home Collection, ideal for creating an elegant look that commands attention. Available in: Lisette, Mr Jones, Oriental Garden and Wicker.
  • Floor and Wall Tiles: From natural textures to striking prints, the Laura Ashley tile line offers a multitude of designs that bring the whole room together. The floor tile selection has been chosen to complement the splashback collection. Available styles include Wicker and Mr Jones.

For more information, please visit www.tileshop.com.

Elegant, Fine Profile Specifically for Glass Mosaic

The continued growth in popularity of glass mosaic tiles has created a need for new tile profiles made to complement the design elements of these installations.  Schluter®-FINEC is a finishing and edge protection profile for the external edges of delicate tile coverings and glass mosaics. The finishing leg of the profile protects the covering edges from mechanical damage, and features a very slim, elegant reveal. FINEC is ideal for protecting mitered edges, while creating a discreet trim for a minimalist design.

Its anchoring leg with a forward fold of 45 degrees effectively protects the edge of the covering from mechanical impacts.  The result is an elegant, slim corner formation.  High-quality material combines with minimalist design in stainless steel, anodized aluminum and textured matte color-coated aluminum.  A total of 12 different textured matte colors are available so there is a profile to suit every design and décor.

FINEC is available in six different heights from 3/32” (2.5 mm) to ½” (12.5 mm).



Federica Minozzi CEO of Stonepeak Ceramics, a subsidiary of the Italian holding group Iris Ceramica, is proud to announce the launch of the first production line in the United States dedicated to 120″x60″ large format panels, also known as ‘gauged’ panels.

The production plant, located in the hills of Tennessee, is the first and only American tile manufacturer to produce large format porcelain panels that are from 6 mm to 2 cm thick, in the United States.
The strategic choice to build a production line for large panels in the US results from the desire to mature as a global supplier and promptly meet the needs of this new, rapidly growing market segment. By offering large format porcelain panels made in the USA, Stonepeak is guaranteeing shorter delivery times, overall increased logistic efficiency and much greater product sustainability.

Click the image below and witness the moment the first slab exits Stonepeak’s new Crossville line

These beauties are the latest Tennessee born marvels

Statuarietto and Calacatta Oro, together with 6 more, amazing new colors, will be shown for the first time at


HTC expands DURATIQ™ line with entirely new grinder

Power and versatility in a compact format

Introducing the DURATIQ™ 5

HTC – innovator in floor grinding – is now adding an entirely new DURATIQ 5 to its award-winning DURATIQ line of grinders. The DURATIQ 5 has a grinding width of 20 in (515 mm) and is available in two models – one with a motor rated at 3 hp (2.2 kW) and the other at 5 hp (4.0 kW). Both models have an entirely new design with the focus on ease of handling and power, which are key factors in this popular machine segment. At the same time, the DURATIQ 5 boasts features that are unique for its size.

The DURATIQ 5 models will replace the ever-reliable HTC 420 and HTC 500.

Below are just some of the 75 new features on the DURATIQ 5:

Digital control panel provides full control of the DURATIQ 5’s capacity and functions, unmatched by any other grinder of this size
New grinding head, hermetically sealed and dustproof for maximum reliability
Effective and energy-efficient motors for higher grinding performance
Modular chassis and grinding head with quick couplers for easy transport and optimal handling
Mist Cooler System increases productivity 78%  
Easytohandle weights enable three different grinding pressures
20 different handle settings for optimal ergonomics

With its compact dimensions, the machine is suitable for both small and medium-sized surfaces. HTC’s assortment includes more than 120 compatible tools, making the DURATIQ 5 a very versatile machine. It can handle everything from grinding concrete and other rough surfaces to polishing natural stone and sanding wooden floors. The DURATIQ 5 has been developed from the ground up by HTC’s own R&D department based on the same technology as its big brothers, the DURATIQ 6 and 8. Because of the precise yet extremely robust design of every component, the service interval is an impressive 1,000 hours.

Joe Taylor, HTC’s USA Director of Marketing summarizes his thoughts on the launch:

“We’re proud to continue the progression of development from the popular HTC 420 and 500, and to again offer our customers a more powerful yet ergonomic machine. The Duratiq 5’s digital control panel provides operators with an overview of the machine’s performance and functions in an entirely new way. We’re confident that the insights provided by the new controls will benefitoperators with improved efficiency and confidence. We’re tremendously proud of how our R&D department has succeeded in applying the technology developed for our larger models and adapting it to this new compact format.”

Discover the advantages of DURATIQ grinders at www.duratiq.com.

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