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THEOFFICIALPUBLICATIONOFTHENATIONALTILECONTRACTORSASSOCIATIONBARTA.BETTIGApublisherbarttile-assn.comLESLEYA.GODDINeditorlesleytile-assn.comMICHELLECHAPMANartdirectoradvertisingsalesmichelletile-assn.comMARYSHAW-OLSONadvertisingsalesmarytile-assn.comMailingAddressP.O.Box13629JacksonMS39236U.S.A.ShippingAddress626LakelandEastDriveJacksonMS39232Tel601-939-2071Fax601-932-6117Websitewww.tileletter.comwww.tile-assn.comDepartments6Welcomenewmembers10NTCATileStoneWorkshopsschedule14Editorsletter18Presidentsletter22AsktheExpertsSponsoredbyLATICRETEInternationalInc.24BusinessTipWhatyoucanlearnfromsummervacationByWallyAdamchikpresidentFireStarterSpeakingandConsultingSponsoredbyMAPEI38TechTalkLargethinporcelainupdatepart2ByLesleyGoddinSponsoredbyTECHBFullerConstructionProducts62FiveStarContractorspotlightRheinschmidtTileandMarbleInc.SponsoredbyCustomBuildingProducts84NTCABenetsBox86FacesintheNews86IndustryNews94NewProducts100AdvertisersIndexTheNationalTileContractorsAssociationInc.isanequalopportunityassociationandseekstoincludequaliedindividualsandbusinessesinallphasesofitsactivities.TheNationalTileContractorsAssociationInc.doesnotdiscrimi-nateonthebasisofracecolorreligionagesexsexualorientationnationaloriginveteranstatusordisability.TheNationalTileContractorsAssociationInc.seeksopportunitiestoincludethesegroupsinitsprogramsandactivities.TileLetterisafreesubscriptiontothetilestoneandalliedproductsindustries.Tosubscribevisitwww.tileletter.com-clickonAdvertisersSubscribers-clickonSubscribe.Tomakeaddresschangesorunsubscribepleasesendanemailtowebmastertile-assn.com.TILELETTEREDITORIALPOLICYTileLetteristheofcialpublicationoftheNationalTileContractorsAssociationInc.NTCA.TileLetterprovidesamediumforexpressingviewsandopinionswithoutapprovingdisapprovingorguaranteeingthevalidityoraccuracyofanydataclaimoropinionappearingunderabylineorobtainedorquotedfromanacknowledgedsource.StatementsoffactandopinionaremadeontheresponsibilityoftheauthorsaloneanddonotimplyanopinionorreecttheofcialpositionofNTCA.NTCAwouldnotbepossiblewith-outthededicatedserviceofourboardandcommitteemembersandregionalandstatedirectors.Meetthesededicatedvolunteersbyvisit-ingwww.tile-assn.comandclickingonAboutUs.Youcanalsondinfor-mationandacontinuallyupdatedlistofFiveStarContractorsatwww.tile-assn.comclickonFindaTileContractororConsultant.4TileLetterAugust2014 ThesemembersrecentlyjoinedNTCAPleasetaketheopportunitytowelcomethoseinyourregiontotheNTCAfamilyWELCOMENEWMEMBERSCONTRACTORMEMBERSAbsoluteTileandFloorsLLCJamesMetcalfNormanOK405-401-4477jamesjtmetcalf.comAdvantageContractorSolutionsMikeKrabeeElginIL847-841-8905infoadvantagecontractor.comCCAFloorsInteriorsRalphGroveAlexandriaVA703-212-6393rgroveccaoors.comChudyTileCarpentryFrankChudyCarbondaleCO970-379-5710fjchudycomcast.netCKBDesignGroupWexfordPA734-935-0364EugeneandShawnBrannonaccountingcopperleafdesign.comorshawncopperleafdesign.comCommercialFlooringSystemsInc.JamesVanhauerOmahaNE402-592-4383Karencfsomaha.comCorporateFloorsInc.ThomasHollandGrapevineTX817-601-2250thollandcorporateoors.comCreativeTileofRidgeeldPeterHaigRidgefeldCT203-431-9900creativetilectsbcglobal.netCreativeTileSolutionsJayArnoldGrandJunctionCO770-894-1544jmarnold77gmail.comDeGolCarpetDavidDeGolJr.DuncansvillePA814-695-1111ddegoljrdegol.comDelanosFlooringOaklandMD301-387-0398ChuckFultzdelanosooringgmail.comFEHAssociatesMichelleCramblitDesMoinesIA515-288-2000michellecfehdm.comFlooringSolutionsInc.EdWoolleyIndianTrailNC704-234-5001ewoolleyooringsolutions.comFloorSolutionsLLCTracieJacobsPortlandOR503-295-2070tracijoorsol.comFloorcraftFloorcoveringInc.DebbieHamlinClintonTownshipMI586-468-9900fcfcmich.comH.J.MartinSonInc.DavidMartinGreenBayWI920-494-3461davidhjmartin.comInnovativeFlooringEricGloverPittsburghPA412-951-9680ericandjenniferverizon.net6TileLetterAugust2014 InteriorSpecialistsMikeUjlakyColoradoSpringsCO719-492-4180mujlakyisidc.comJohnsTileJohnPiscitelliMillburyMA508-498-0094johnstilecharter.netJones-SchlaterFlooringLLCMatthewH.SchlaterReynoldsburgOH740-964-7000matt.schlaterjonesschlaterfooring.comMasterTileLLCJoseErilioSilvaLenexaKS913-244-2009mastertilerkchotmail.comMountainMarbleTileTimCazierColoradoSpringsCO970-560-0901timcazieryahoo.comPCIFlorTechInc.MikeOConnellAddisonIL630-458-0760mikepcifortech.comPrecisionStoneGuyPaterraDelrayBeachFL561-272-2229gpaterraprecisionstonecorp.comProgressiveFlooringSolutionsMelvinJ.HancockJr.TampaFL813-250-9500mhancockprofooring.comRyanCarpetSalesServiceInc.MaryannEickelmanAustintownOH330-792-1442maryannryancarpet.comSoutheasternCommercialFlooringInc.MickeyBurtonWoodstockGA770-591-9980mburtonscfga.comTileTerrazzoLLCDavidRussellSuffolkVA757-923-9400derusselltileandterrazzo.comTileOneCorp.MarkSchillerColoradoSpringsCO719-499-8453tileonecorpgmail.comTri-StateCarpetInc.ThomasHickenWilmingtonDE302-654-8193thickentristatecpt.comTucsonCommercialCarpetInc.SusanHoblitTucsonAZ520-884-7002susantucsoncarpet.comWalkersCarpetsInteriorsJayMashawGlenAllenVA804-262-3636jaywalkerscarpets.comDISTRIBUTORMEMBERSMinnesotaTileBobKietzmanPlymouthMN763-233-7070bkietzmanmntile.comTraditionsinTileAndrewBrownAlpharettaGA770-569-5232shannon.mooretraditionsintile.comTrueValueProductsFayazMohamedMt.LaviniaSriLankahamdanfayazsltnet.lkForinformationaboutjoiningNTCAvisitthewebsiteatwww.tile-assn.comcontactJimOlsonat601-939-2071oremailhimatjimtile-assn.comWelcomenewmembers8TileLetterAugust2014 www.tilewareproducts.com828-322-9273828-304-1076FaxSeeourcompletelineofOrganizaonAssistproducts.BasketsHooksTowelBarsGrabBarsFootPropsStructuralSurfaces2014TileWareProducts.Allrightsreserved.PermaTileFastenerPatented.USPatentNo.8161700PanelDisplayModelTWGD-010Engagethefuturesellproductsthatgenuinelyexpandconsumerulityinleshowers25x47MountswithcleatsIllustratesallcurrentproductsProgramsavailableCallfordetails WelcometothegreenissueofTileLetter.Forseveralyearsrunningnowthisissuebringsyounewsofneweco-friendlyproductsdevel-opmentinsustainablematerialsLEEDandprojectsthatuseenvi-ronmentally-friendlymaterialssourcedinplanet-friendlyways.Andwevegotplentyofthiscon-tentintheissueyouholdinyourhands.ThisyearIdalsoliketoexploreanotherunderstandingofthewordgreenasinfreshandnewpos-siblyevennaive.Howcantheconceptofbeginnersmindandtemporarilyputtingasideevery-thingyouthinkyouknowbeapositivepracticeforyourbusinessYoumightaskWhyshouldIanexperiencedexpertinsettingtileandstonethinkofmyselfasabeginnerStickwithmehere.Theideaofbeginnersmindorshoshinisnottoabandonthewisdomyouhavegleanedovertheyears.Butitdoesrecommendperiodicallysettingallyouknowasideinordertobeopentonewpossibilitiesideasandinsights.ThisisanapproachthatSteveJobsregularlyusedtomakequantumleapsincreativityandproductdevelopment.InadditiontothepossibilitiestheopeningquotealludestothebrilliantAlbertEinsteinoncesaidWecantsolveproblemsbyusingthesamekindofthinkingthatcre-atedthem.Thatsbecauseexpertmindkeepsrunningonthesametrackswithoutbringinginfreshideasoropeningtountriedpos-sibilities.Beginnersmindobserveswhatisasksquestionsinvitesinfreshperspectivesandnovelsolutions.Itsnotsomuchaboutlearningasitisaboutquestioningwhatistocomeupwithnever-before-thought-ofsolutions.Itmayallbeginwithadmittingthatyoudontknowandbeingopentowhatcolleaguesemployeesspousesoryourownintuitionmightsay.Therearealotofnewproductsemergingonthemarketplace.ForinstancetakealookattheLargeEDITORSLETTERLesleyA.GoddinInbeginnersmindtherearemanypossibilities.Inexpertsmindtherearenone.ShunryuSuzukiSuzukiRoshiauthorofZenMindBeginnerMind.14TileLetterAugust2014 sponsoredbyBUSINESSTIPRememberthestandardreturn-to-schoolWhatIDidonMySummerVacationessayfromouryouthThissummerhasgivenmeseverallessonsthathavevalueforyoutoday.Thestorybeginswithalocalpoliceofcerknockingonmydoorat900onenightaskingmeaboutmybrotherBilly.OfcourseyouknowwhathappensnextIndoutthatBillydiedinamotorcycleaccidentafewhoursearlier.Hewas57divorcedwithnochildren.Hewasaoorlayer.Justlikeyouandyourteam.FirstlessonWeareinabusinessofrelationships.Dontletcorporatepurchasingandhard-bidtacticsmakeyouforgetthis.Whilepriceispartofthepurchaseconsiderationthequalityofyourworkandtherelationshipsyoufosterwithyourclientscustomersandco-workersareparamount.IrstrealizedthisaswordaboutBillyspreadthroughthegrapevineandIreceivednumerouscallsemailsandcardsofcondolencesfromacrossthecountry.Thesewereunexpectedandmuchappreciated.Isawitagainathiswake.HavingworkedhistradeintheNewYorkareaforover30yearsmybrotherwaswellknown.OnthatMemorialDayweekendwewerevisitedbymanyofhisassociates.Notjusttileguysbuttheforemanfromthelaborersandasuperintendentfromageneralcontractortonameafew.TherewereguyswhohadworkedwithourfatherinthebusinessandsomeevenrememberedwhenIhadhelpedoutonafewjobswaybackwhenConnectionsbetweenpeoplethatswhatitsabout.NextlessonHowisyourhealthConstructionishardworkyeah.Butitisntasubstituteforqualityexer-ciseandeating.Billywasntinbadshapebuthewasntingoodshapeeither.Helovedtoeatcookingwashishobby.Hedidntexercise.Andhehadcoronaryarterydisease.Infacthemayhavehadahealthcrisisthattriggeredthecrash.Wedontknowforsure.Butwedoknowthathewasnottakingcareofhimselfandnowhesgone.AreyoutakingWhatyoucanlearnfrommysummervacationByWallyAdamchikpresidentFireStarterSpeakingandConsulting24TileLetterAugust2014 OnMarch26thinLoudonTenn.thedoorsofDelConcaUSAwereofciallyopened.ThenewNorthAmericansubsidiaryoftheDelConcaGrouponeofItalysleadingproducersofceramictilehasaclear-cutmissionWevebeenprovid-ingourproductstotheUnitedStatessince1979statedJuanF.MolinaDelConcaUSAsgeneralmanagerSalesMarketing.Weveknownwhatthemarketplacewantsmovingforward.Itcametoapointthattobetterserveourcustomersandtheircustomersadecisionhadtobemade.OurownerstheMularoniFamilyalwaysconsid-eredsettingupshophere.Andnowafterincred-iblystrategicplanningandaninitialinvestmentof60millionthisdreambecameareality.Wearenowproducingporcelaintilematerialspecicallyinresponsetowhatourcustomerpartnersinthestateshaverequested.OneofthethingsthatimpressedmemostwhenwedecidedtobuildintheUSAadmitsPaoloMularonipresidentofDelConcaUSAisthewarmwelcometobusinessattitudewhichwecontinuallyreceived.ForexampleTheStateofTennesseeandtheLoudonCountyandCityhelpedourinvestmentwithfastresponsetoallbureaucracyandbuildingasatangiblewelcome.TheroadtoournewfactorywasevennamedDelConcaWayThenewcompanyhasalsohelpedtheTennesseeeconomybyprovidingjobsforover100newemployeesmanyofwhomsojournedtoItalytobetrainedbyDelConcasworld-classtileprofessionals.Wereveryfocusedtonotonlyprovidethebestlookinghighest-performanceporcelaintilewerealsocommittedtoofferingoutstandingcustomerserviceandthehighestvalueineverythingwedoaddedMolina.Werebuildingastrongteam.DelConcaUSAishereforthelongrun.NorthAmericasnewestandmosttechnologically-advancedporcelaintilefactoryisnowprovidingthehighest-qualityproductstothemarketplaceADVERTORIALDelConcaUSAoffersthebenetsofMade-In-The-USAtilematerialwithworld-leadingItaliandesignsAmericasNewestandMostAdvancedPorcelainTileFactoryisprimedtoofferthenestporcelaintileproductsbackedupbyastrongandhighly-professionalcustomerserviceprogram.BAYSIDEisastunningseriesofporcelaintilethatbeautifullyreplicatesthelookofnaturalwood.Withthreecolorsofferedwith47differentfacesBAYSIDEisAmerican-made.TUDORSTONEglazedporcelaintilerecreatingthelookandfeelofnaturalstonecomesin12x2412x12and6x24contemporaryformats.EnzoMularonirightpresidentoftheDelConcaGrouptakesAllenBordenassistantcommissionerofBusinessDevelopmentfortheTennesseeDepartmentofEconomicandCommunityDevelopmentonatourofAmericasnewestporcelaintilemanufacturingfacility.36TileLetterAugust2014 CautioncounseledbycontractorsButsomecontractorscontendthatadayortwooftrainingreallydoesntprovideallthenecessaryinformationtodealwiththemate-rialsuccessfullyandthattherearestillalotofunansweredques-tionsaboutworkingwithLTPT.JamesWoelfelofNTCAFiveStarContractorArtcraftGraniteMarbleandTileMesaAriz.NTCA1stvicepresidentandheadoftheNTCATechnicalCommitteeaskedWhatarethethermalexpansioncontrac-tionratesWhatarethedefectionortorquingratesHowamIinPhoenixgoingtospread100sq.ft.ofmortarwithoutthemortarskin-ningoverMortarmanufacturersadvisedmixingmythinsetonthehighendofwatercontent.ButwiththatformulawhatisthechancethatIllover-watermymortartoinstalla50-sq.-ft.tile30feetintheairHecontinuednotingthatthejuryisstilloutabouthowsettingmaterialscanfullysupportthesenewLTPTs.Whenwediscussedthemanufacturerswishlistofstan-dardsincluding164inlippagemaximumthequestionwasraisedtomortarmanufacturersastowhattheirshrinkageratesfortherec-ommendedmedium-bedmortarwere.Weretheymoreorlessthan164Unfortunatelytheydidnthaveananswernordidtheyhaveananswerabouthowtomeasure164.Howeverthat164wasinsisteduponsothatsotheedgeswillbeprotected.FloridaTilesThinnerlinewillfeatureAventistilewhichwillcoordinatewithanexistingporcelainproductwith1mx3mforwallsand1mx1mforoors.LaminambyCrossvilleadornstheCrossvilleTileStoneshowroominTulsa.TECHTALK46TileLetterAugust2014 NTCAFiveStarContractorNyleWadfordandpastNTCApresidentaddedThisistailor-madeforpro-fessionalcontractingrmsespecial-lyFiveStarcontractors.Iftheprod-uctisbroughttomarketthewrongwayfailureswillincreaseandthedemandwillevaporateduetolackofsuccessfulinstallations.Weneedforthistobesuccessfulbutotherorganizationsfromaroundtheworldarehavingreservationsaboutinstal-lationmethods.Wejustwanttoseethisdonecorrectly.MartinHowardofNTCAFiveStarContractorDavidAllenCompanyandNTCA2ndvicepresidentfeelsmoreproductdevelopmentisneededonthepartofthemanu-facturersbeforetheproductisfullyreadyformarket.Inmyopinionthemanufacturershaveonlycom-pletedhalfoftheproductdevel-opmentprocessHowardsaid.Untiltheyhavedevelopedacon-sistentlyreliableandreproduciblesystemofinstallationwithdenedcriteriathisproductisnotmarket-readyandshouldnotbesoldtotheunsuspectingpublicwithoutsomewarningofthepotentialrisks.StandardsAsstatedinpartIofourstoryintheJulyissueofTileLetterstan-dardsforLTPTarecurrentlyunderdevelopment.FloridasWhiteldmakesthepointthatitsnotnewinourindustrytohaveproductsinuseintheeldasstandardsaredevelopingasisthecurrentcaseStonePeakCeramicsPlanebeautifullyreplicatesbookmatchedmarbleinalargeformatthinporcelaintile.StonePeaksendsateamtodistributorlocationsandinvitesinstallersintowit-nessaliveinstallationforashowroomvignettesuchasthisoneatBedrosians.TECHTALK48TileLetterAugust2014 withpremixedgroutsuncouplingmembranesandsealers.ButNTCAsexecutivedirectorBartBettigaemphasizesthatthoughstandardsdontyetexistthereISsomeconsensusaboutthemateri-alsthatiscriticalforcontractorstoheedfortheirownprotection.Mostmanufacturershaventproducedtestresultsthatlendcon-dencetoinstallforanymaterialthinnerthan5.5mmfortheoorhesaid.LTPTisgroundbreakingtechnology.Wedontwanttogetcarelessandstartusingthismate-rialinariskywayorinthicknesseslessthan5.5mmontheooruntilmoretestingisdoneandanewconsensusisachieved.ThetilecontractoracceptsalltheliabilityinaLTPTprojectsowewanttobesurecontractorsareinstallingtest-edandapprovedmaterialsusingtestedandapprovedmethodsandrecommendations.InfactaThinTilePositionStatementhasbeenissuedbytheNationalTileContractorsAssociationNTCATileContractorsAssociationofAmericaTCAAInternationalMasonryInstituteIMIandInternationalUnionofBricklayersandAlliedCraftworkersIUBAC.Initalltheseorganiza-tionsrecommendthattilecontrac-torsnotinstallthinporcelaintilepanelsinanythicknesslessthan5.5mmforoorinstallationsuntilstandardsaredevelopedandcon-sensusisreachedthatthinnermate-rialsmaybeusedonoors.ItisourDaltilesSlimLiteClassicLTPTinOysterGraySmokeandBlack.SlimLitelarge-formatthinporcelaintileMetallicseriesinBronzeAlmondadornsthewall.TECHTALK52TileLetterAugust2014 oftheletterorspiritoftheantitrustlaws.Firmsavoidanyactivitythatcouldbeconstruedasbidshoppingorpeddling.Firmsdonotknowinglyviolateanylaworregulationgovern-ingthecompetitiveprocess.Qualications.NTCAFiveStarContractorsseektoperformcon-tractsonlyforprojectsforwhichthermhastechnicalcompetenceandexperience.Firmsdonotacceptcontractsforwhichtheyarenotqualied.Firmsassignstafftoprojectsinaccordancewiththeirqualicationsandcommensuratewiththedemandsoftheservicestobeprovidedunderthecontract.StandardsofPractice.NTCAFiveStarContractorsprovidemate-rialsandservicesinamannerconsistentwiththeestablishedandacceptedstandardsofthecon-structionindustryandwiththelawsandregulationsthatgovernit.Firmsperformtheircontractswithcompetencereasonablecareanddiligence.Firmsestablishpricesthatarecommensuratewiththeirservices.Theyservetheircustom-erswithhonestyandintegrity.ConictsofInterest.NTCAFiveStarContractorsendeavortoavoidconictsofinterestbothcorpo-rateandindividual.Whereacor-porateconictexistsNTCAFiveStarContractorswilldisclosesuchconictstotheircustomersorpro-spectivecustomers.NTCAFiveStarContractorsregularlyeducatetheirstaffsaboutpersonalconictsofinterestandhaveestablishedaprocedureforinternaldisclosure.PublicSafety.NTCAFiveStarContractorsassurethatthesafetyoftheiremployeestheemployeesofothersonthejobsiteandthegeneralpublicareprotectedduringtheprovisionoftheirservices.ServiceProvidersandSuppliers.NTCAFiveStarContractorstreattheirserviceprovidersandsuppli-ersinanequitablemannerassuringthattheyareprovidedcleardirec-tionandpromptpaymentforser-viceprovided.Firmsdonotknow-inglyviolateanylaworregulationgoverningsuchrelationships.Employees.NTCAFiveStarContractorscomplywiththeletterandspiritoflawsrelatingtoworkingconditionsequalemploymentoppor-tunitiesandpaypractices.Firmsdonotknowinglyviolateanylaworregulationdealingwithpublicinfor-mation.NTCAFiveStarContractorsassurethatallpublicstatementsanddisclosurestheymakearetruthful.Firmsalsoprotecttheproprietaryinterestsoftheircustomers.CompliancewithLaws.NTCAFiveStarContractorsdonotknow-inglyviolateanylaworregulation.ImageoftheConstructionIndustry.NTCAFiveStarContractorsavoidactionsthatpromotetheirownself-interestattheexpenseoftheconstructionindustryandupholdsthestandardsoftheconstructionindustrywithhonoranddignity.InternalProcedures.NTCAFiveStarContractorshaveestablishedinternalproceduresunderwhichQUALIFIEDLABOR60TileLetterAugust2014 roadallyearlong.Becauseofthatithastakenyearstoassembleatravelingfamilythisbig.Howeverthecompanyisstillgrowingandisalwayslookingformoretalentedindividuals.Noteveryonemakesthecut.Thecompanyisknownforitsqualitysoonlyabove-averagesettersbecometravelingmembersoftheteam.RheinschmidtTileandMarbleisafamilybusinessinmorewaysthanone.TherearesixRheinschmidtfamilymemberscurrentlyinvolvedinitsoperation.InadditiontothatseveralRheinschmidtemploy-eesbringtheirfamiliesontheroad.HoweverinthecaseofRheinschmidtTileandMarblethetermfamilybusinessreferstothefactthatthepeopleofthecom-panyfeellikepartofthefamilyrelatedornot.Theroadwarriorsattheheartofthiscompanyareafamilylikenoother.RheinschmidtTileandMarbleInc.isabigbelieverinparticipatingintheNTCAandbeingapartoftheFiveStarContractorprogram.Thisprogrampro-videsaccesstoagreatsourceoftechnicalinformationandtheFiveStarContractorgroupisagreatcom-munitytolearnfrom.WheneveraFiveStarContractormemberposesaquestiontothegrouptheanswersthatcomebackdemonstrateawiderangeofknowledgeandexperienceandagreatwillingnesstohelpeachothersucceed.WestroadsMallOmahaNeb.TheRheinschmidtteamrecentlynishedtheWestroadsMallprojectinOmahaNeb.consistingofover120000sq.ft.ofItalianporcelaintileinapatternthatincluded18x3624x2416x24and12x24tilesfromthreedifferentcollections.Tilesforthemajorityoftheprojecthavealappatonishwhichhassometexturetoitwithapolishedlookandfeel.Theexistingsubstratewasalldouble-teeprecastconcretewhichleavesapotentiallymovingjointeverysixfeet.Thesubstratewasalsofarfromatenoughtohandlelarge-formattile.Aftertheexist-ingtilewasremovedtheoorFIVESTARCONTRACTORExistingtileattheWestroadsMallhadtoberemoved.64TileLetterAugust2014 includedlocally-sourcedmate-rialswithlowenvironmentalimpactstarringincludingslimlargeformatTECHLAMporcelaintilefromLevantina.DesignedforsustainabilityThe41millionprojectisinadevelopmentlocatedclosetotheVciStreetofcecorridorinthe13thdistrictofcentralBudapest.Theeight-storybuildingownedbySkanskaPropertyHungaryincludesmorethan192673sq.ft.ofleasablehighqualityofcespace.TheGreenHousehasbeenoccupiedsinceDecember2012ThebuildinghasaU-shapedlayoutcenteredaroundaninnergardenaswellasaroofterraceandathree-levelundergroundparkinggaragefor254vehicles.Thegroundandrstoorsarefullyglazedoodingtheinteriorwithlight.Theupperoorshaveaceramicfaade.Thebuildingwasconstructedwithprefabricatedreinforcedcon-creteattainingtheLEEDCoreShellPlatinumcertication.TheprojectwillalsobecertiedaccordingtotheEUGreenBuildingProgrammeavoluntaryinitiativethatrequiresbuildingstouseatleast25lessenergythannationalstandardsinfacttheGreenHouseusesabout45lessenergythanaconventionalHungarianofcebuildingandapproximately50lesswaterduetorainwaterharvestingandgraywaterreuseCASESTUDYThisprojectincludedlocally-sourcedmaterialswithlowenvironmentalimpactstarringincludingslimlarge-formatTECHLAMporcelaintilefromLevantina.Theslimthinpropertiesofthe3mmtilewereaplussincetheyrequirelessenergypersquaremetertomanufacturethanconventionaltiles.Thelowweightallowsaloadofupto32292sq.ft.incontaineroratrucksoenergyandcostisalsosavedinshipping.72TileLetterAugust2014 CASESTUDYsystemfortoiletushing.VariousgreensolutionsinTheGreenHousepromoteresourceefciencyandreducethebuild-ingsenvironmentalimpactsuchasitsground-sourceheatingandcoolingsystemandasolarhot-waterheatingsystem.Thebuildingalsohasagreenroofpromoteshealthyworkingenvironmentsandisdesignedtopromotealongusefullifespanthroughexiblebuildingdesign.Duringconstruc-tionSkanskapromotedhealthandsafetysustainableurbandevelop-mentandtheregionaleconomybyusinglocalconstructionworkersandregionalmaterials.Acarbonfootprintwasconduct-edforthebuildingwhichwillbeusedbySkanskaasabenchmarktohelpidentifyembodiedcarbonsavingsonfutureprojects.Skanskawillcontinuetoworkwithtenantstoenhanceoccupantenvironmen-talawarenessandencourageten-antstoadoptLEEDforCommercialInteriorscerticationfortheirownofces.SlimtilesmakethedifferenceEnvironmentally-responsiblematerialswithlowenvironmen-talimpactincludedregionally-sourced100recycledsteelforthestructurecarpetswith45pre-consumerrecycledcontentandlow-VOCadhesivessealantsUsefulforventilatedstructuresaswellasexteriorfacadesTECHLAMsresistancetobendingwearUVradiationensuresitsdurabilityovertimewithlowmaintenance.74TileLetterAugust2014 andcarpets.LevantinasTECHLAMslimceramictilewasusedasafaadecoveringconsideredasa100naturalproduct.Composedofmineral-basedrawmaterialsnonewhichareorganicorpetroleum-basedthetiledoesntoff-gasanysubstancesintothesurroundingenvironment.GREENGUARD-certiedassuitableforenvi-ronmentally-friendlyprojectsTECHLAMsenergy-efcientpro-ductionprocesseswerealsotakenintoconsiderationaswellasthefactthatitcanbemoldedandrecycledinotherproductionpro-cesses.Theslimthinpropertiesofthe3mmtilewereanotherplussincetheyrequirelessenergypersquaremetertomanufacturethancon-ventionaltiles.Thelowweightallowsaloadofupto32292sq.ft.incontaineroratrucksoenergyandcostisalsosavedinshipping.TheTECHLAMlarge-format39.4x39.4thinporcelaintilealsostandsuptoenvironmentalandweatherconditionssuchasrainsharpchangesintempera-tureandothersevereclimaticconditionsaswellasbeingresistanttografti.UsefulforventilatedstructuresaswellasexteriorfaadesitsresistancetobendingwearUVradiationensuresitsdurabilityovertimewithlowmaintenance.TECHLAMisoneofthebestsolutionsforceramiccoveringsofsustainablebuildingsasusingitonventilatedfaadesallowsmajorenergysavingsaidinginsu-lationandsoundproongaswellasbeingre-resistantandwater-proofsaidJavierGuardiolathemanageroftheTECHLAMBusinessUnitwhoacceptedtheawardinLasVegasonbehalfofthearchi-tecturalteam.CASESTUDY76TileLetterAugust2014 MorethantwoyearssincetheinauguralreleaseoftheInternationalGreenConstructionCodeIgCCthedocumentsrstmajorrevisioncycleisnearingcompletion.WhatistheIgCCandhowisthecurrentrevisioncyclerelevanttotileDevelopedbytheInternationalCodeCouncilICCtheIgCCpro-videsmodelcodelanguageforstatesandmunicipalitiestoestablishbase-linesustainabledesignrequirementsfornewandexistingbuildings.Servingasanoverlaytotheexist-ingsetofCodesdevelopedbyICCincludingtheInternationalBuildingCodeIBCIgCCallowsfortheimplementationofcorrespondingcredibleandenforceablecriteria.Thisminimizestheneedforjurisdic-tionstorelyonratingsystemssuchasLEEDwhicharenotwrittentobeenforcedaslawandsometimescon-tradictexistingbuildingCodes.WhentheIgCCwasoriginallydevelopedtheChapter5workinggrouponmaterialsofwhichTileCouncilofNorthAmericaTCNAwasamemberstrivedtodevel-opandembedmulti-attributeandlifecycle-basedcriteria.Foroveradecadeleadinguptothattimemanymanufacturerswerepromot-ingsingleenvironmentalattributesrecycledcontentregionalmateri-alsetc.representedbydifferentlabelsacrossdifferentindustrieswhichresultedinandisorganizedconfusingandoftenmisleadingmarketplace.ForthisreasonmanyindustriesincludingthetileindustryrecognizedtheneedtoreportonthetruelifecycleimpactsintheformofEnvironmentalProductDeclarationsEPDsandestablishmulti-attributesustainabilitycriteriabasedonbroadly-recognizedinternationalstandards.Atthetimehowevermanyindustrysustainabilityspeci-cationsandEPDinitiativeswerestillindevelopmentandnotyetavailableforsimplereferenceinIgCCsotherstversionwasreleasedwithoutmentionofthem.SincethenmuchprogresshasbeenmadethatledtoanewproposalGG212inthecurrentIgCCrevisioncycle.TCNAisaproponentofGG212whichinvolvesarevisiontoChapter5toestablishanoptionforsus-tainableproductselectionbasedonconformancetomulti-attributesus-tainabilitystandardssuchasGreenSquaredandorontheavailabil-ityofEPDs.Thisproposalidenti-esalistofreferencemulti-attributeGREENTIPThelatestwithIgCCandtileByBillGrieseLEEDAPBDCStandardsandGreenInitiativemanagerTileCouncilofNorthAmerica80TileLetterAugust2014 FACESINTHENEWSCompotiteCorporationpioneerofwaterproongcrack-isolationandsound-abatementsolutionshasexpandeditsmanagementteam.AlanS.Hutchins40hasjoinedCompotiteasvice-presi-dentofBusinessDevelopment.Herepresentsthefourthgenerationtobeinvolvedwiththecompanysincehisgreat-grandfatherG.A.Morthlandfound-edthecompanyin1938.CompotitehasalsohiredMarkA.MacDonald42toserveasvice-presidentofSalesforNorthAmerica.Hutchinsbringsdiverseexperi-enceasabusinessmanagementandmarketinggraduatefromCornellwinneroftheBrendaClucasHechtBusinessawardforoutstandingleadershipandplan-ninginanentrepreneurialpro-gram.Healsostudied4yearsatPalmerCollegeofChiropracticinDavenportIowabeforereturninghometoupstateNYtoopenhisownhealthclinicwhichhehasrunfor12years.Heisonanextend-edsabbaticaltobecomemoreinvolvedintheeverydayopera-tionsatCompotiteCorporation.LakelandFla.nativeMacDonaldgraduatedfromFloridaSouthernCollegemajoringinbusinessmar-keting.MarkisasingleparentoftwohighschoolteenagersandanativeofLakelandFlorida.Withakeeneyeandpassionforbusinessandmar-ketinghehasspentthelast14yearsworkingwithsomeofthetopmanu-facturersinbothtileandplumbingincludingFloridaTileMarazziandTileRedi.INDUSTRYNEWSProSpeclaunchesnewmobilewebsiteProSpechasimproveditsonlineexperiencewiththelaunchofitsnewmobile-compatiblewebsiteatwww.prospec.com.Thebrandlaunchedanentirelynewwebsitein2013andthemobile-compati-blesitelaunchcompletesthegoalofprovidingcustomersandcon-tractorseasyaccesstothemostrelevantinformationforProSpecproductswherevertheyareevenifacomputerisnthandy.Thesiteiseasytonavigateandreadspe-ciallydesignedformobiledevices.WhendevelopingthemobilecompatibilityofourwebsitewewantedtofocusonprovidingourcustomerswiththetoolsneededtosuccessfullysellandinstallourproductssaidSeanSmithdirec-torofStrategicGrowth.Itiscriti-calthattheyhaveaccesswhereverandwhenevertheyneedit.Themobile-compatiblewebsitefeaturescoveragecalculatorsaneasy-to-ndsalesreplocatorandAlanHutchinsMarkMacDonald86TileLetterAugust2014 INDUSTRYNEWScompleteproductinformation.Technicaldataisalsoeasilyacces-siblemakingitasstraightforwardaspossibletodobusinessanduseProSpecproducts.ECOREmadeintheU.S.A.for143YearsThisyearECOREInternationalofLancasterPa.iscelebratingits143rdyearofmade-in-the-U.S.A.business.TheFederalTradeCommissionsBureauofConsumerProtectionBusinessCenterdenesmadeintheU.S.A.asallorvirtuallyalloftheproducthasbeenmadeinAmericaallsignicantpartsprocessingandlaborthatgointotheproductmustbeofU.S.origin.ECOREInternationalwasborngreenandhasbeenmakingsmartchoicesformorethanacentury.Thecompanytransformsreclaimedwasteintouniqueperformancesur-facing.WhatbeganastheDodgeCorkCompanyisnowknownasECOREInternational.ECOREisalsostillafamily-ownedbusiness.ThecompanywasformedbyG.W.Dodgein1871namedtheLancasterCorkCompanyin1876andtodayisknownasECOREInternational.Hisgreat-great-grand-sonArthurDodgeIIIisthecurrentCEOandpresident.InadditiontocontinuingtomakecorkproductsECOREisnowmin-ingwastestreamstocreateuniqueperformancesurfacing.ECOREisNorthAmericaslargestmanufac-turerofrecycledscrap-tirederivedrubberproductsrecyclingmorethan65millionpoundsofmate-rialeachyear.TolearnmoreaboutECOREviewthenewcorporatevideoatwww.youtube.comwatchv1Aw5POx9Qfeatureyoutu.be.Formoreinformationvisitwww.ecoreintl.com.LATICRETEjoinsforceswithecoScorecardLATICRETEamanufacturerofgloballyprovenconstructionsolu-tionsforthebuildingindustrynowutilizesSmartBIMecoScorecardadatabaseoffreeweb-basedmanu-facturer-specicmicrositesthathelparchitectsanddesignerssearcheval-uateanddocumentenvironmentalimpactsofbuildingproductsandmaterialsagainsttheLEEDCHPSGreenGuideforHealthCareandNationalGreenBuildingStandardsystems.WedecidedtopartnerwithecoScorecardastheirsystemhassomefeaturesandbenetsthatourcurrentLEEDProjectCerticationAssistantprogramcouldnotoffersaidSeanBoyleLATICRETEdirec-torofMarketingandProduct88TileLetterAugust2014 INDUSTRYNEWSManagement.OurcustomerscansavetimeandmoneywithecoScorecardasitisabletocalcu-latecost-savingsonaLEEDprojectsomethingthatoursystemcannot.LATICRETEcurrentlyhas50LEED-relatedproductsontheecoScorecardwebsiteaccord-ingtoMitchHawkinsTechnicalServicesmanageratLATICRETE.AgreatdealoftheLEEDprocessisbasedoncalculationsexplainedHawkins.Howmuchaproductcostsandthevalueofeachprod-uctasitiscomparedtothetotalcosthowmuchrecycledcontentisthereandwhatisthecostofthatinrelationtothetotalcost.WithecoScorecardacustomerselectstheproductstheyarepur-chasingaswellasthequantityandcostofeachproductHawkinsadded.Theuserthenchoosestheratingsystemthatwillbeusedfortheprojecti.e.LEED2009LEEDv4GreenGuideforHealthCareetcandinputsthezipcodewheretheprojectislocated.ecoScorecardtakesallofthepro-videdinformationandgeneratesaProjectContributionSummarythatprovidesrequiredinformationforthespecicpointstowhichthechosenproductscontribute.ThenewpartnershipwithecoScore-cardisinadditiontothecompanyscurrentparticipationintheLEEDProjectCerticationAssistantprogramthecompanyoffersonitswebsitelaticrete.com.ThissystemdoesallthenecessarycalculationsandproducesaPDFdocumentthatisreadyforusebytheLEEDAP.DirectlinkswithintheecoScorecardprogramconnecttogeneralULGREENGUARDcer-ticatesandhealthproductdeclara-tionsaswell.HawkinsalsosetupdirectlinkswithintheecoScorecardprogramtogeneralULGREENGUARDcer-ticatesaswellasHealthProductDeclarationsHPDforinclusioninLEEDv4projects.IfyoucansaveanarchitecturalrmtimeeffortandmoneyitisgoingtouseyousaidHawkins.LATICRETEalsohasothertoolslikeitsArchitecturalGuidebookthatwritesspecicationsforADprofessionalsproducinganentirespecicationafterafewclicksofthemouseHawkinsadded.CersaiesetforBolognaSeptember22-26Markyourcalendarsforthe32ndeditionofCersaiereturningtotheBolognaExhibitionCenterinBolognaItalyfromSeptember22-262014.Cersaieattractsnearly1000exhibitorsfrommorethan30countriesaroundtheworldandover75000uniquevisitorseachyeartothisdynamicceramictileandbathroomfurnishingexpo.Cersaie2014willincludeexpandedcategoriesofinteriorandexterioroorandwallcoveringmaterialsincludingmarblenaturalstonewoodandlaminate.2013PritzkerPrizewinningarchitectToyoItowillpresentakeynotespeech.Known90TileLetterAugust2014 INDUSTRYNEWSforcreatingconceptualarchitectureinwhichheseekstosimultane-ouslyexpressthephysicalandvir-tualworldsseminalworksincludeSendaiMediathequeTowerofWindsinYokohomaTorreRealiaBCNinBarcelonaandmostrecent-lytheTaichungMetropolitanOperaHouseinTaiwan.BuildingDwellingThinkingCersaiesconferenceandseminarserieswillfeatureadditionalguestspeakersincludingCarmePinsJavierCorvalnRiccardoBlumerandStefanoMirti.TheshowsposterwasdesignedbyValentinaAlgeriastudentattheArteMessaggioSchool.Itrepre-sentsthelinkbetweenhumansandceramicsabondsymbolizedbytwoclaspinghandscladwiththesophisticatedtextureofceramictileslikeasecondskin.Forinformationvisitwww.cersaie.it.MIAmovesheadquarterstoOberlinOhioInJuneTheMarbleInstituteofAmericaMIArelocateditsworldheadquartersfromWestlakeOhiotoOberlinOhioincreasingofcespacefrom2800sq.ft.to4200sq.ft.withadditionalroomtogrow.In2015theMIAintendstoopenanewtrainingroomattheOberlinlocation.WithconvenientaccesstotheClevelandairporttheOberlinofceincludesarangeofstoneworkdonatedbyoveradozenMIAmem-bercompaniessaidMIAexecutivevicepresidentandCEOJimHieb.WhiletheMIAphonenumberwillremainthesame440-250-9222theaddressandfaxnumberare380EastLorainStreetOberlinOhio44074fax440-774-9222.Oberlinpopulation8000iswellknownasthehomeofOberlinCollegealeadingliberal-artscol-lege.ThisregionofOhioalsohasarichheritageofsandstonequarry-ing.TodayMIAmemberClevelandQuarriescontinuethattradition.92TileLetterAugust2014 NEWPRODUCTSCrossvillehasintroducedBasaltporcelaintilecollectionreminis-centoftimelessvolcanicstonecompletewithnegrainingandthesubtleappearanceofcrystal-lizedmagma.Tilesarepressedtocreatecalibratededgesthatofferanuancedauthenticfeelandstyle.Thecollectioncomesintwomod-ularsizes12x24and12x12andveearthencolorsthatincorporatewarmbrownunder-tonesfoundinoxidizedmineralsthatrunthroughnaturalbasalt.Theresultingrangeofhuesretaintheappearanceofcrystalsformedwhenvolcanicmagmaisforcedtothesurface.Versatileforcommer-cialorresidentialusethehigh-endstone-looktilecomesatanattractivepricepointwithupdateddynamiccoefcientoffrictionandeasy-to-cleanproperties.Basaltisrecommendedforinterioroorswallscountertopsandexteriorwalls.CrossvillesHydrotectcoat-ingisalsoavailableduringthesecond-ringprocesstoconferantimicrobialself-cleaningandair-purifyingpropertiestothetile.www.crossvilleinc.com.ArizonaTilenowoffersDellaTerraQuartzbySantaMargheritaitsnewestItalian-manufacturedcountertopquartzslabinveneutralshadesthatemulatenatu-ralmarbleorpolishedlimestoneavailableinboth2cmand3cmthickness.Theconsistentsizingof126x61meanstheseparticularquartzslabswillbegreaterinlengthandheightthantheaver-agegraniteandlimestoneslabs.Scratch-heat-andbacteria-resistantDellaTerraQuartzbySantaMargheritaisNSF-certiedforsafefoodsandneedsnoseal-ingduetoitsnon-porousnature.ItsalsoGREENGUARDcertiedthatensureslowemissionsofvol-atileorganiccompoundsVOCsintoindoorair.Thismaterialisrecommendedforinteriorappli-94TileLetterAugust2014 NEWPRODUCTScationonly.ThevecolorscanbeviewedthroughtheArizonaTileappavailablethroughtheAppStoreandGooglePlay.www.arizonatile.comImagineTileintroducestwoVOC-freetilesSlantStitchbyErinAdamsandBrushedSteel.SlantStitchbyErinAdamsisinspiredbypatternedtextileswithatwo-tonezigzagona12glazedceram-ictileforwallsoroors.Fourcolors.BrushedSteel12x12tileissmoothtothetouchbutaddsadynamicvisualdimen-sionforwallsandcountertopsinresidentialorcommercialspaces.BothtilesresiststrongchemicalsandUVlightingandcancontrib-utecreditsforLEEDcertication.www.imaginetile.comTesselleCementTilesintroducesNaturesNetathree-color8x8cementtiledesignthatformsanorganically-inspiredcontinuouspatternacrosstheoororwallineitherarandomorregularlay-out.TesselleCementTilesarecustom-madetospecifica-tionsandcanuseanycombinationfromthecompanyscolorpalettetoproducetheexactpatternandcolorcombinationforthesurfacetobecovered.Tesselletilesarecustom-madefromeco-friendlymaterialsandareavailableinapaletteof50colors.www.tesselle.comArchitecturalSystemsInc.intro-ducesRecycledGlassTilesustain-abletilesthataremadefrom99reprocessedglassandavailableinarangeofcolorsandpatternsincludingthevisual-ly-stunningWovenBlendsline.Thereare25solidcol-orationsinglossandmattenish-eswithaspecialblendedoptionforrichtexturaleffect.Tilesarethird-partycertiedbyScienticCerticationSystemsSCS.ImagineTilesSlantStitchbyErinAdamsImagineTilesBrushedSteeltileWovenBlendsfromASIsRecycledGlassTileline96TileLetterAugust2014 andfourgreat-grandchildren.Manyofthefamilymembersworkinthebusinessorareinvolvedinthetileindustry.TheNationalTileContractorsAssociationrecentlyhonoredDickssonDanwithourprestigiousTilePersonoftheYearaward.Inhisheartfeltaccep-tancecommentsDancreditedhisdadforhishumilitydeterminationandhon-estyandforhisundyingsupportofhisfamily.DuringthecelebrationofDickslifeinaroompackedwithsupportersandfriendsweweregivenaglimpseoftheimpactDickmadeonthisworld.Iwasprivilegedtobethere.BartBettigaNTCAexecutivedirectorRANGELEYDALTONPRICEPositivehumbleandfaithfulRangeleyPricediedJune23atage97followingabriefperiodofdeclininghealth.ThesonofCharlesBreckenridgePriceandMamieKingPriceRangeleywasraisedinEdenN.C.FollowinghisserviceintheNavyduringWWIIhereturnedhomemarriedandbeganacareerinthetextileindustryretir-ingfromBurlingtonIndustriesintheearly70s.HesoonbegananewcareerasvicepresidentandgeneralmanagerofRobersonPrecastTerrazzoLtd.thatyearworkingthere15yearsuntilheretired.HethenworkedwithDavidAllenCompanyuntilhisretirementinJuly2012atage95.DuringthetimeRangewasvicepresi-dentofRobersonPrecastTerrazzoLtd.heandhiswifeLoismademanyfriendsinthetilemarbleandterrazzoindustryastheytraveledandexhibitedatnumer-ousindustrytradeshows.ThroughouthislifeRangemaintainedaconsistentpositiveoutlookahumblespiritofgratitudeandanunwaveringfaithinGod.Heservedinmanylead-ershippositionsinhischurchinclud-ingteacherdeaconandSundayschoolsuperintendent.Since1968heattendedCapitalChurchinGarnerwherehewastheoldestmemberandaffectionatelyknownasPapaPrice.RangePricewasthatconstantweoftenhearaboutbutrarelyseesaidJoeTarverNTCAexecutivedirectoremeritus.Hewasthatrarepersonwhowasalwayschangingbutneverchanged.Hislifewasalessoninhumilitydevotionandservice.Itwasapleasureandprivilegetoknowhim.Hewasrespectedandlovedbymanyinourindustryandhewillbemissed.HeissurvivedbyLoishisbelovedwifeof67yearstwodaughtersPhebeKayRobersonRobertofRaleighandCarolynAnneJosephJean-PaulofLausanneSwitzerlandasisterMaryJaneLewisandahalf-brotherCharlesB.PriceJr.Hewaspredeceasedbyasisterandfvebroth-ers.HealsoconsideredtheRonandFranHawksfamilyhisdearfriendsasfamily.Hewasadevotedanddeeplylovedhus-bandfathergrandfathergreat-grandfatherbrotherbrother-in-lawanduncle.ThefamilyextendsheartfeltthankstoformerneighborandfriendDr.WellsEdmundsonaswellastoDr.JeremiahBolesoftheRexCancerCenterandthecaregiversattheStewartHealthCenterandTransitionsLifeCareofRaleigh.MemorialgiftsinRangeshonorcanbemadetoeitherTheCapitalChurch1308Highway70WestGarnerN.C.27659earmarkedEmmanuelCollegeScholarshipwhichthePricespreviouslyestablishedorSpringmoorRetirementCenter1500SawmillRd.RaleighNC27615earmarkedSpringmoorEndowmentFund.ThelateRangelelyDaltonPriceofDavidAllenCompany.TileLetterAugust201499 AlphaProfessionalTools....................................33ArdexAmericas.........................................45BarwaltToolCompany.....................................49Bellota................................................29BenoJ.GundlachCompany.................................42CeramicToolCompany....................................82CeramicTilesofItaly......................................93CustomBuildingProducts...................................65Dal-TileCorporation........................................5DelConca..........................................36-37DuPont...............................................85DustCollectionProducts....................................18EDCOInc..............................................58EGSEasyheat...........................................31EmserTile.............................................95FinPanInc..........................................68-69FloridaTile..............................................9ImolaCeramica.........................................83JosephLundgrenConsulting..................................20LackmondProductsInc.....................................47LATICRETEInternationalInc................outsidefrontandbackcoversLATICRETEInternationalInc..................................27LATICRETEInternationalInc...........................centerspreadLevantina..............................................71MAPEI...................................insidefrontcover1MAPEI.................................................7MKDiamondProductsInc...................................15MLTSystems............................................87MarazziUSA...........................................67MerkreteSystems..................................537797MiracleSealantsAbrasives................................89NACProductsInc........................................55NobleCompany.........................................57PearlAbrasives................................insidebackcoverPromaAdhesivesInc....................................78-79ProSpec...............................................73QuickShelf.............................................16RegentStoneProducts.....................................35SGMInc..............................................43SawmasterDiamondToolsInc................................21Schluter-Systems.........................................75SlipGrip..............................................76TECInstallationSystems....................................41TI-ProBoard.............................................91TexRite................................................19TileCouncilofNorthAmerica................................81TileWareProductsLLC.....................................13TotalSolutionsPlus.........................................3USGCorporation.....................................5961UniversityofCeramicTileandStone............................40WausauTileInc..........................................17ADVERTISERSINDEX100TileLetterAugust2014