Rare Mosaic Floor Discovered in London

Archaeologists excavating a construction site in London have uncovered a rare mosaic floor dating to ancient Rome. It’s not uncommon to uncover Roman ruins and artifacts in South London, where the Roman city of Londinium was located. (The Romans ruled Britain from the first to the fifth century and founded the capital of Roman Britannia…

The Tile Industry Comes Together to Provide Humanitarian Relief for Ukrainian Children

UPDATED 4.12.2022 In response to information from industry colleagues in Ukraine, the North American tile industry launched a fundraiser to support Save the Children’s humanitarian efforts in the region. Save the Children is a top-rated global humanitarian organization that has been working in Ukraine since 2014.  TILE$4UkrainianChildren is an industry-wide fundraiser co-sponsored by: Tile Council…

A Significant Step Forward to Reduce Slip and Fall Incidents

For the first time ever, manufacturers of hard flooring materials have standardized criteria they can use to communicate possible areas of use for flooring based on the slip resistance characteristics of their products.  ANSI A326.3 is the American National Standard Test Method for Measuring Dynamic Coefficient of Friction of Hard Surface Flooring Materials. The standard…

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TCNA Makes History With a Powerful Industry-Wide Material Ingredient Guide

The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) released the innovative, first-ever Material Ingredient Guide at Coverings 2021, a collaborative resource that provides the following for materials used by North American tile, mortar, and grout manufacturers: Details about material ingredients Thorough health assessments  Steps toward material ingredient transparency for manufacturers to share their products’ content and…

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Tile Trends and Rising Stars From Coverings 2021

In the weeks preceding Coverings ’21, we explored trending tile styles that we highly anticipated seeing in-person at the show: large hexagon tile, assorted aggregates (terrazzo) tile, green tile, XXL tile, and biophilic styles. Instagram style influencers did not disappoint with sneak peeks at what were indeed this year’s hottest trends on the show floor. Likewise,…

Tiles Help Restore Coral Reefs

You may know that ceramic tile can be used just about anywhere inside and outside your home or business, but even we were surprised to learn that tiles are now flourishing on the seafloor as a solution for coral restoration. Mass Destruction of Coral Reefs Calls for Innovative Problem-Solving Hong Kong’s Hoi Ha Wan Marine…