Arizona Tile Offers Eco-Friendly Option with Curava Glass from Italy
 
August 25th, 2014

The newest products in the stone and tile industry can be found at Arizona Tile. From the latest innovations using digital printing, to recycled products, to glass murals as pieces of art, to Curava Recycled Glass countertops from Italy.

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Curava recycled glass countertops are an eco-friendlyoptionwith60%recycled glass; these products save bottles, windshields and windows from landfills. Given its environmentally-friendly attributes, it can contribute LEED points to a project.Once the glass is collected, it is ground into small chips and combined with quartz and resin, as well as shells in two of the colors, to form beautiful slabs that are stain and heat-resistant. Curava recycled glass requires very little maintenance, is non-porous and is offered in five colors. This product is the only recycled glass slab on the market available in2cm(3/4”), as wellasthetypical3cm(1-1/4”)thickness.

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To see the five amazing colors available in recycled glass at Arizona Tile, just navigate the new Arizona

Tile app now available for free through the App Store and Google Play.

With this app, you will find:

  • All Arizona Tile Products, and you can create a list of your Favorites!
  • Product Finder, another way to easily find what you are looking for
  • All Arizona Tile Locations
  • Galleryof100’s of photos for design inspiration
  • Links to your favorite Arizona Tile tools: Just Imagine Visualizer, Social Media sites& more!

This app was designed to offer a simple, fast and intuitive way to browse the various tile and countertop slab products available, including Curava Recycled Glass, at Arizona Tile’s 25locations.

About Arizona Tile

Founded in 1977in San Diego, California, Arizona Tile has grown into a nationally recognized commercial and residential distributorwithmorethan25showrooms throughout seven Western states. Arizona Tile is one of the largest independently-owned importers of stone in the United States, offering more than 230varietiesof granite, travertine, onyx, slate, marble, limestone and quartz, plus medallions, porcelain tile and other design creations. Founded by John Huarte, former NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner, the company is still family-owned after more than 35 years.


RUBENSTEIN’S DONATES FLOORING TO SUPPORT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND OTHER COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT ORGANIZATIONS
 
August 21st, 2014

E. CANTON, OH (August 20, 2014) – Rubenstein’s, a leading source of commercial flooring in the Pacific Northwest, donated eleven loads of flooring and adhesives to support community improvement projects in Washington, Oregon and California from April to August of this year.

The donations benefited Habitat for Humanity partners in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, and Bremerton, Wash., as well as affiliates in Portland, Ore., and Modesto, Calif.. Rubenstein’s also donated flooring to River Valley Community Outreach Center (RVCOC), a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of families in need in the Sacramento area.

Mountain Re-Source Center, a nonprofit that seeks donations of usable materials to support the work of other nonprofit organizations, coordinated the donation on behalf of Habitat and RVCOC.

For Jesse Deason, Senior Project Manager of Rubenstein’s, the donation was a great way to benefit multiple communities while also creating additional space in his warehouse.

“We are pleased to participate in this worthwhile program, which allowed us to reclaim roughly 6,000 square feet of warehouse space and realize a potential cost savings on disposal fees while simultaneously providing a benefit to those less fortunate.  We would encourage any contractor with overage material to consider this program as a means to purge their unnecessary stock.”

Rubenstein’s is also a member of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and Deason is a member of its board of directors. NTCA is a longtime supporter of Tile Partners for Humanity, the partnership of tile industry members supporting the efforts of nonprofit organizations around the country through its parent organization, Mountain Re-Source Center.

Stanislaus County Habitat for Humanity in Modesto, Calif., used the flooring both in construction of new homes and in the restore, where the sale of material raised money for new construction efforts. “We depend on donations of good materials to build homes for deserving families,” said Director of ReStores Gary Torrijos. “We appreciate this so much!”

RVCOC Executive Director Mark Miller said there is always a need for quality flooring in his community. “The families we serve have very few resources and are always thankful for good materials that they can use to repair their homes and improve their lives. We work with single parents, veterans returning from service, and any number of families in need. On their behalf, we are grateful for the donation!”

Herb Miller, executive director of Mountain Re-Source Center, thanked Rubenstein’s for its incredible support. “Eleven loads of product can do a WORLD of good, and with this donation Rubenstein’s was able to improve lives in seven communities. We are so grateful that they understand how important it is to share good product and to allow their excess material to benefit the lives of those in need. Thank you!!”

About Mountain Re-Source Center

Mountain Re-Source Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that welcomes donations of all types of building materials as well as disaster relief supplies, educational resources, household necessities, and medical supplies. MRC also includes Tile Partners for Humanity, which represents a partnership of tile industry members supporting Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit organizations. To donate or for more information on MRC or TPFH, contact MRC Executive Director Herb Miller at 304-678-4229/ hmiller@mountainre-source.org or Networking Director Ally Venugopal at 425-429-6188/ allyv@mountainre-source.org. MRC provides a donation receipt for tax purposes. For more information, visit www.mountainre-source.org.

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Florida Tile Opens New Boise Showroom July 15
 
August 5th, 2014

BOISE, Idaho Florida Tile continues expanding its brand and market presence with the opening of the company’s second tile and stone showroom in four months, this one in Boise on July 15.

Florida Tile CEO Michael Franceschelli and Luca Setti, Senior Executive Vice President Branch Sales & Organization, officially celebrated the opening of the new 11,000-square-foot facility located at 2965 S. Featherly Way with vendor partners, local dealers, designers and local community and business leaders.florida tile boise showroom 31july14

In March, Florida Tile opened a nearly 15,000-square-foot showroom and warehouse in Dallas.

Four years ago, Florida Tile began re-fitting existing showroom/warehouse sites across America and opening new ones in cities like Boise and Dallas where there is a recognized demand for higher-end tile products and a market attuned to products made in the USA.

From a one-product tile specialty manufacturer established in 1954 in Lakeland, Florida, the company has grown to become one of the leading made-in-America tile brands. Florida Tile marked the start of its 60th Anniversary March 1

In 2006 Italian tile manufacturer, Panariagroup, purchased Florida Tile. Within a year, and with a $25 million investment from Panariagroup, a completely modern Florida Tile porcelain tile manufacturing plant was opened in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. That plant now operates three fulltime shifts 24 hours a day, and products manufactured there contain a minimum of 40 percent recycled content (resulting in a virtual no-waste manufacturing site).

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Florida Tile is a fully owned subsidiary of Panariagroup, a publicly owned company traded on the Milan Stock Exchange (MILAN: PAN IM). Panariagroup is a leading manufacturer and distributor in over 60 countries around the world with six manufacturing sites in Italy, Portugal and the USA and eight brands positioned in the high-end of the market. 

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Florida Tile’s Boise new tile and stone showroom interior

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