For the last three years, February 23rd has marked the day we celebrate tile. National Tile Day is the day we revere the timeless role tile has played in architecture and design.
In celebration of the industry holiday, we’ve dedicated the next few pages to showcase some of the beautiful tile projects tile installers have shared with us.
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This Acuity Insurance Corporate Headquarters Expansion and Parking Structures project was a personal favorite for Tile Setter Craftsperson of the Year Nominee Curt Lenzner. Lenzner is a senior commercial installer at H.J. Martin and Son in Green Bay, Wis. This massive project involved the installation of a variety of products including stone, porcelain tile and glass.
Custom waterfall in Medi-Spa reception room transitions to adjacent walls in waiting room. Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works, Inc., custom designed, templated, fabricated and installed this beauty, using glass tile from Oceanside Glass & Tile. Lee Callewaert, co-owner and senior craftsman of Dragonfly Tile, was named NTCA’s 2019 Tile Setter Craftsperson of the Year.
Grazzini Brothers & Company installed the Milwaukee Bucks New Arena, Fiserv Forum, and won the NTCA Five-Star Project of the Year People’s Choice Award for it. Over 150,000 square feet of floor and wall tile was installed in all six levels of the arena. The areas include: kitchens, 18 men’s restrooms, 22 women’s restrooms, 14 gender-neutral restrooms, showers, locker rooms, 34 suites, clubs, bars, corridors, and concessions.
The San Pedro Creek Culture Park project, installed by J&R Tile, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas, was submitted for an NTCA Five-Star Project of the Year award. The amazing Bexar County installation used custom tile from Redondo Tile and Tile Artisans.
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Lesley Goddin has been writing and journaling since her first diary at age 11. Her journey has taken her through a career in publishing and publicity, landing her the editor position of TileLetter and its special publications in 2006. Her goal is to educate, inspire, recognize and encourage those in the tile industry -- especially the tile and stone contractor. Other interests include the soft, purring marvels known as cats, labyrinth walking, drumming and percussion, and a range of spiritual, musical and artistic pursuits.