Design, Enter and Win – Ceramics of Italy 2015 Competition
 
December 9th, 2014
DESIGN
Architects and designers based in North America are invited to submit new or renovated domestic and international projects completed within the past five years (January 2010–January 2015). Projects can use a variety of materials but must feature a significant portion of Italian ceramic or porcelain tile.
ENTER 
Enter projects into one of three categories (Residential, Institutional and Commercial/Hospitality) by January 16, 2015 using the online submission form. There is no fee or limit to entries.
WIN
An international jury of design experts will select one winner in each category. The winning architect or designer will receive a check for $4,000 plus a 5-day trip to Bologna, Italy to attend Cersaie—the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings—with a delegation of leading North American design and architecture journalists. An additional $1,000 will be awarded to the winning tile contractor/distributor in each category.
Deadline: January 16, 2015

 
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MOUNTAIN RE-SOURCE CENTER HONORS FLORIDA TILE FOR TEN YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP, IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES
 
December 8th, 2014

E. CANTON, OH (Dec. 5, 2014) – Mountain Re-Source Center (MRC) and Tile Partners for Humanity (TPFH), the tile industry partnership that is part of MRC, recognized Florida Tile for ten years of partnership and support of community improvement projects through generous donations of ceramic tile.

 

MRC and TPFH met Florida Tile employees at the company’s corporate headquarters in Lexington, Ky., to personally thank them for the incredible impact of the donations and the involvement of the company. They also presented CEO Michael Franceschelli with a marble plaque thanking Florida Tile for its ongoing partnership.

Florida Tile has donated to TPFH and MRC since 2004, when it provided 895 square feet of floor tile for two Habitat for Humanity homes in Atlanta, Ga. Since that time, the company has donated more than 800 loads of tile that have gone to more than 20 states, 40 nonprofit organizations, and fifteen countries.

Two organizations that have shared in the donations joined MRC in expressing gratitude. Ashley Napier, executive director of Central West Virginia Outreach Center in Gassaway, W. Va., said that his organization has distributed 34 loads of tile to more than 1,600 families and organizations throughout West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region. Lisa Boen, vice president of operations for Operation Compassion in Cleveland, Tenn., shared a video demonstrating how they have used tile in orphanages, schools, medical clinics, homes, and community centers in fifteen countries in Central and South America and in Eastern Europe.

Herb Miller, executive director of MRC and TPFH, said the partners wanted to demonstrate just how much the donations have meant and to underscore the importance of the longevity of the partnership. He congratulated Florida Tile on its 60th anniversary and said the company has done well to focus both on business and supporting communities.

“Florida Tile is one of our longest-standing partners and they have truly made a difference in the lives of thousands of families.  We work with nonprofit partners around the country and tile is one of our most-requested items. We’re grateful that Florida Tile understands the value of donating and the good that their tile does in so many communities. They are one of our core donors and we couldn’t do what we do without them!”

Florida Tile CEO Franceschelli was pleased to have the opportunity to support MRC and its partners. He thanked everyone for the recognition, but said he believed the organizations and their outreach were responsible for the incredible impact of the donations.

“Our working partnership with Mountain Re-Source Center is very important.  It provides a simple, functional method for helping local communities. It is also important for Florida Tile, which is owned by international tile manufacturer Panariagroup, to be able to reach more distant communities in need.  The affiliation with Mountain Re-Source Center enables distribution of materials internationally as well, including to regions such as Central and South America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.”

Diane Hancock, director of the 6th Congressional District, thanked Florida Tile for its incredible community support on behalf of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. She presented Franceschelli with a letter from the Governor recognizing the company’s contributions to both the local economy and to communities around the world. She also gave him a pewter mint julep cup from the office of the Governor.

About Florida Tile

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. www.panariagroup.it.

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.

MRC Honors FloridaTile 12.4.14 Group

Mountain Re-Source Center and its partners honored Florida Tile for ten years of partnership at the company’s headquarters in Lexington, Ky., on Dec. 4 of this year. L to R: Sean Cilona of Florida Tile, Herb Miller  of Mountain Re-Source Center, Kentucky Sixth Congressional District Director Diane Hancock, Michael Franceschelli of Florida Tile, Ally Venugopal of Mountain Re-Source Center, Ashley Napier of Central West Virginia Outreach Center, and Lisa Boen of Operation Compassion.

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Arizona Tile Honored with Industry Partner Awards
 
November 20th, 2014

TEMPE, AZ (Nov. 2014) – Arizona Tile is honored to have been recognized recently by several association partners within our industry.
In Texas, we were the proud recipients of an ASID Legacy of Design award, presented on August 13th at the annual Legacy of Design Awards held at New Life Hardwood in Dallas. This year, Legacy of Design created a new award category to recognize the industry partners whose products are most frequently used by Legacy entrants: The Legacy Winners Circle.

In addition, Dallas Sales Representative Kathie Ahrens attended the ARC Awards on August 16th and was pleased and honored to hear Arizona Tile mentioned several times during the awards presentation. USI Remodeling (Gordon Zoellner) was named Remodeler of the Year.
Congratulations to our Texas sales team, management and associates for being recognized with these awards!

Our Tempe and Scottsdale sales teams were awarded the Industry Partner Product Design – Tile Design Excellence award sponsored by the Arizona North Chapter of ASID at the 38th annual Design Excellence Awards Gala on August 9th. Roland Arnold & Meghan Wise submitted entries from our new Just Design Custom Waterjet Program several months ago and Roland accepted the award at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale on August 9th, as well as acting as one of three emcees at this year’s gala.

Congratulations to Roland Arnold and Meghan Wise, as well as our product development team, for this distinguished award.

To see the extensive collection of special order backsplash, feature walls, listelles, medallions and mosaics available in the Just Design Custom Waterjet Program offered at Arizona Tile, visit justdesign.arizonatile.com and create your custom design today.

Arizona Tile Supports Industry-Related Organizations

Professional organizations are important to many industries and the stone and tile industry is no exception. These organizations help professionals keep in close contact and learn from each other. Although the stone and tile industry touches all corners of the world, at the local level it is a tight-knit community that includes manufacturers, distributors, builders, designers, architects and contractors, to name a few.

Arizona Tile is proud to support these organizations. The company has been involved with such trade partnership organizations for many years and appreciates what they provide to the industry. Arizona Tile representatives are active industry members of many trade organizations throughout the country.

Some of the industry partnerships and organizations Arizona Tile is involved with include:

 AIA – American Institute of Architects (national and regional)
 ASID – American Society of Interior Designers (national and regional)
 BIA – Building Industry Association
 IIDA – International Interior Design Association
 MIA – Marble Institute of America
 NAHB – National Association of Home Builders
 NKBA – National Kitchen and Bath Association

The company has been recognized for its involvement through various awards on a national and regional level. Several people companywide hold memberships, as well as leadership positions, in several organizations, which helps both Arizona Tile and the industry to learn from each other and maintain open lines of communication for the betterment of the industry.

For more information about Arizona Tile, visit www.arizonatile.com.

About Arizona Tile

Founded in 1977 in San Diego, California, Arizona Tile has grown into a nationally recognized commercial and residential distributor with more than 25 showrooms throughout seven Western states. Arizona Tile is one of the largest independently-owned importers of stone in the United States, offering more than 230 varieties of granite, travertine, onyx, slate, marble and limestone, 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 30 years.

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Bostik inaugurates new R&D Center in France
 
October 13th, 2014

Venette, France – October 9, 2014

Bostik, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, inaugurated its new, state-of-the-art R&D facility – the Bostik Smart Technology Center – in Venette, located near Paris, on October 3rd.

“This world-class R&D center – alongside its counterparts in Milwaukee in the United States, and Shanghai, China – strengthens our global research and development capacities,” declared Bostik Chairman and CEO Bernard Pinatel at the opening ceremony. “Our R&D centers all are innovation-driven and focus on developing smart adhesives. This center of excellence for adhesive materials,” Mr. Pinatel continued, “is located in an environment where innovation is stimulated by the joint presence of businesses, universities and the regional research cluster on bio-based chemicals.”

Mike Jenkins, Business Director, Consumer & Construction Business Unit at Bostik’s North American headquarters in Wauwatosa, WI, added, “We draw upon the fact that Bostik has such a strong global footprint in cutting-edge research. For example, here in the states, where wood flooring consumption is so widespread, our R&D people have great access to that segment of the building products sector. In Europe, (where a typical consumer purchases 8-9X more tile for both floors and walls than what is consumed by those in the states) via our R&D center in France, we have that same advantage. All of this up-to-date worldwide market information goes into the constant development of new and more efficient surfacing installation materials… which results in our customers being a stronger resource for theirs.”

The Bostik Smart Technology Center was designed to facilitate collaboration and foster an open-minded approach, perfectly illustrating many of the company’s values, including team spirit and change.

Facts & Figures

  • Property surface area: 20,000 square meters/67,000 square feet
  • Building surface area: 5,100 square meters/16,400 square feet
  • Sustainable construction: built according to low energy consumption standards
  • Maximum capacity: 150 employees
  • Current workforce: 105 employees
  • Since 2011, 30% of Bostik’s new hires have been those for R&D
  • Total investment: $12,000,000€ / $15,170,000 USD

 

About Bostik, Inc.

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, they have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape people’s daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales in excess of $2 billion, the company employs 4,800 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. Bostik is a company of Total. Visit bostik-us.com for more information.

Contact information

Chris Eichman
Marketing Communications Manager, Consumer & Construction Business Unit
Phone: 414-607-1265 Email: christopher.eichman@bostik-us.comwww.bostik-us.com


More from Cersaie 2014
 
September 29th, 2014

From Joseph Lundgren with Joseph Lundgren Consulting

Day 3 & 4

OK day three came and went fast so I reviewed some halls and spent half a day at the show before boarding a train to Verona for Marmomacc, if I find anything interesting I will pass that on.

Hall 25

Marazzi – Always in the game on technical products. Evolution Marble – great looking marble look , tops their Timeless line that was one of the first generation ink jet marble lines.

Slimline- large wall tile in 6mm coming soon! Wow, this could be real nice in the maraward as iketplace, it’s a FLAT 16” x 48”!

My Stone – this line gets the SKU award 31 colors and 8 sizes. However, they did a great job and nailed the look of a variety of stones and if they can figure out the right mix to bring into stock in the US watch out!

Hall 16

Ege – A different concrete look called Elements very nice!

Hall 15

Gamma Due/Ornamenta – EXCELLENT job on upgrading the offering they went above and beyond with design and are going to be a high end supplier to be reckoned with!

Marmomacc-a sleeper company to watch is Logix Stone they are a very well run tile factory out of Egypt and will be adding slabs next year!

www.logixstone.com


Cersaie 2014 Happenings from JLC
 
September 25th, 2014

From Joseph Lundgren with Joespeh Lundgren Consulting

Day 1

At first glance concrete looks are back again along with wood looks and beautiful marble collections. Of course every “leap year” with get to see some new Cotto looks! In terms of sizes hexagons are in! In addition to different visuals in 4×8 and 4×12’s.

Hall 36

LaFaenza – I Marmi a beautiful take on a variety of marble looks, a must see

Del Conca – Murales – a nice brick looks in a 4×12 with a radius outside corner.

Ergon –Cornerstone – a nice variety of stones looks gathered into one line: Slate Multicolor is very nice!

Emil – Millelegni – seven wonderful wood colors!

Hall 16

Serenissima- Chicago –(aka Mediterranea’s Chicago Brick) is a wonderful take on the brick look in a 4”x8” and hexagon with a beautiful radius outside corner.

http://www.mediterranea-usa.com/chicago.html

Kalebodur – 4×12 La Crete – with a cement, wood and Terra Cotta mix

Edilgres – nice concrete/stone look

Living Color – Mayolica six colors in a handmade look in 3×6 & 3×12

Hall 18

Atlas – Marvel – Wonderful marble looks!

Coem/Fioranese – Horizon –Sandstone mix & Marne 2 Beautiful color palette with extensive decorative package and a 3×12 pressed, hexagon and 8×8!

Vallelunga-marble look

Flaviker-Supreme-gets the STRONG graphic award!

Marca Corona – best Cotto look thus far in their new 1741 Brand Terra.

Hall 19

Saloni – Dorex- Nice Onyx look, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Mosavit- nice mosaics in inkjet!

Onix – another mosaic company with nice ink jets!

Dune – Michael golden line – Groove, very nice and different!

Hall 22

Bisazza – Octagon ceramic looks???

 

Day 2

Did I say Hexagon….. and of course let’s not forget 2 CM pavers…… Great product for the landscaping market and has made it’s way into that channel already on a limited basis but will grow in the US!

Hall 25

Cerdomus – great looking wood in Tahoe and nice deco in wood. Kywan – another nice cement looks with great colors. Folia – awesome colors/textured product (except the Orange)

Impronta – Shine wall tile , nice decorative wall tile more commercial and high end

DOM – Approach – Cotto look with a large size package & variety of colors

Fiandre – Architectural Surfaces – Just go look, beautiful panels. Once we figure out how to use these (and can afford them) watch out!

Mirage – Jewels – Wow, lots of SKU’s but very nice colors in a marble look. Eleven colors, six sizes and a few sizes in two finishes.

AB Wood – awesome color of wood on the outside of booth

Hall 16

Rondine – yes I missed it yesterday. Bristol – Nice looking Brick look in 2-1/3” x 10”, great colors especially the “Dark”

Hall 26

Apavisa – 2.0 Metal is nice in three colors, but the white is washed out.

Tonalite – Wall tile line – Silk very nice.

Cedir – San Marco – great look, don’t need all the colors

Hall 20

La Fabrica – Kauri – one of the nicest wood color palettes I have seen-Specifically Victoria & Tasman

Piemmegres- Cool solar lighting system at website below:

www.gecoluce.it

Ceasar – Anima marble look

Gamberelli- Lamborgini anyone? Very high end collaboration with the car company

Panaria – Cotto look

Cinca – extended hexagon in a variety of colors

Cisa – Avorio Imperiali – Great concept of a stone mix in four light colors. You can get the by themselves or they can mix 1,2,3 or all four colors in three sizes. One of my favorites!


H.B. Fuller Company Acquires ProSpec® Construction Products
 
September 8th, 2014

H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced today that it has acquired ProSpec® Construction Products, which is a provider of tile and stone installation products. This acquisition supports H.B. Fuller’s growth strategy by strengthening the company’s customer profile in the southeastern and western regions of the United States, where tile consumption is largest. The addition of ProSpec also increases the depth of H.B. Fuller’s product offerings and enables lower-cost and better service to customers through a larger manufacturing footprint.

ProSpec, with 2013 net revenue of $27 million, will be included in H.B. Fuller’s North America Construction Products operating segment. H.B. Fuller has purchased the business from Bonsal American, a subsidiary of Oldcastle, Inc., the North American holding company of CRH plc. The acquisition includes three factories and expands the manufacturing footprint of H.B. Fuller’s construction business into Texas and California. It also improves the company’s manufacturing efficiency in the Southeast and Northeast US.

“Construction is one of our key growth segments in North America, and this acquisition is an exciting move for H.B. Fuller,” said H.B. Fuller President and CEO Jim Owens. “With ProSpec, we will be able to better serve our big box customers with locations in the West and Southwest, broaden our product line, reduce our manufacturing and freight costs, and increase our presence with customers and key distributors in the Southeast.”

ProSpec has a long history of providing architects, engineers and commercial/residential construction contractors with the finest in professionally specified construction products that include surface preparation systems, tile and stone installation systems, and concrete repair and restoration products.

About H.B. Fuller Company:
For over 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2013 net revenue of $2.05 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in packaging, hygiene, general assembly, electronic and assembly materials, paper converting, woodworking, construction, automotive and consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.


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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BEST TILE, NEUSE TILE AND USG DONATE MATERIALS TO TILE EIGHT HOMES IN NORTH CAROLINA
 
July 30th, 2014

E. CANTON, OH (July 28, 2014) – Three members of the tile industry donated tile and installation materials to tile eight Habitat for Humanity homes in Norlina, North Carolina, in April.

Best Tile of Raleigh donated floor and wall tile and Neuse Tile Service of Youngsville donated thinset mortar and grout. USG Corporation, which distributes USG Durock® Brand Cement Board through Best Tile, donated USG Durock cement board for the full project.

Habitat for Humanity of Warren County has tiled two bathrooms in the first of the eight homes, which are in the Northwoods neighborhood of Norlina, about an hour north of Raleigh. Local volunteers handled the tile installation.

TPFH represents the partnership of tile industry members working to support nonprofit partners like Habitat for Humanity and community outreach centers through donations of tile materials and labor. TPFH coordinated the donations on behalf of Habitat in Warren County.

The donors included members of longtime TPFH supporters Ceramic Tile Distributors Association and National Tile Contractors Association. Frank Donahue, owner of Best Tile, is the president of CTDA and Nyle Wadford, president of Neuse Tile, is the chairman of the board of NTCA. USG is a member of both CTDA and NTCA.

Donahue said he was happy to be part of the project in Norlina. “We are proud to support local organizations like Habitat for Humanity and to know that the through the tile we donated, eight families will have modern and durable bathrooms in their new homes.”

Paige W. Smith, Vice President of Neuse Tile Service, said, “We appreciate being included in the project in Norlina and are glad to support efforts that provide outreach and help meet the housing needs of some members of our community.”

For USG Sales Representative Willie Phares, it was an easy decision to participate. “USG believes it’s important to support the communities where we live and work and where we know our products will be able to support the good work of organizations like Habitat for Humanity. We’re proud to be part of this project!”

Herb Miller, Executive Director of TPFH and its parent organization, Mountain Re-Source Center, thanked the industry members for their donations. “Thanks to Best Tile, Neuse Tile Service, and USG, eight families will know the value and beauty of tile in their new homes! We couldn’t do it without their enthusiasm and support!”

Completed Habitat home in Norlina, NC, June2014

About Tile Partners for Humanity/Mountain Re-Source Center

Tile Partners for Humanity represents a partnership of tile industry members supporting Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit organizations. TPFH is part of MRC, which welcomes donations of all types of building materials as well as disaster relief supplies, educational resources, household necessities, and medical supplies. 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 or www.tpfh.com.

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DALTILE and LATICRETE DONATE MATERIALS TO TILE HOMES IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
 
July 29th, 2014

E. CANTON, OH (July 21, 2014) – Two members of the tile industry donated tile and installation materials for three Habitat for Humanity homes in Escondido, California, in June.

Daltile donated a 12×12 floor tile and LATICRETE donated thinset mortar and grout.

San Diego Habitat for Humanity tiled the entire first level and one additional bathroom in each of the three homes, which are part of a larger 11-home project in the Escondido community north of San Diego. The build was part of the national Habitat for Humanity Builders’ Blitz initiative, in which local builders sponsored homes and completed all of the work on their own.

TPFH represents the partnership of tile industry members working to support nonprofit partners like Habitat for Humanity and community outreach centers through donations of tile materials and labor. TPFH coordinated the donations on behalf of Habitat in San Diego County.

The donors included members of longtime TPFH supporters Tile Council of North America, Ceramic Tile Distributors Association and National Tile Contractors Association. Both Daltile and LATICRETE are members of all three organizations. Daltile is also a national corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanity.

Lori Holt Pfeiler, executive director of San Diego Habitat for Humanity, thanked the donors for their support.

“Habitat’s programs help those who need a ‘hand up’ to overcome the challenges they face with regard to decent, affordable housing. Working alongside partners like Daltile and LATICRETE, we are able to offer hope by making homeownership a reality for families in Escondido, and throughout San Diego County.  We are so grateful for their generous support. ”

“LATICRETE very much supports the efforts of Tile Partners for Humanity. We firmly believe in the mission of the organization and are proud to be a part of it,” said Maria Oliveira, LATICRETE Corporate Marketing Manager.

Herb Miller, executive director of TPFH and its parent organization, Mountain Re-Source Center, thanked the tile industry for its ongoing support. “It’s only through generous donations from partners like Daltile and LATICRETE that we’re able to support the work of our nonprofit partners. These families in Escondido have beautiful floors – thank you so much!”

Daltile and Laticrete donated materials to tile three Habitat for Humanity homes in Escondido, CA, in June.

About Tile Partners for Humanity/Mountain Re-Source Center

Tile Partners for Humanity represents a partnership of tile industry members supporting Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit organizations. TPFH is part of MRC, which welcomes donations of all types of building materials as well as disaster relief supplies, educational resources, household necessities, and medical supplies. 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 or www.tpfh.com.

About Daltile

Daltile is an industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, manufactured stone and natural stone tile products. Daltile products are distributed through over 250 company-owned sales service centers, stone slabyards and gallery design centers that service a robust network of trade customers. Dedicated to innovative product development and distinguished style, Daltile provides a rich palette of quality products created to inspire residential and commercial designs. For more information, visit www.daltile.com and follow Daltile on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About LATICRETE International, Inc.

LATICRETE is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. LATICRETE offers a broad range of products and systems covering substrate preparation, tile and stone installation, concrete construction chemicals, and decorative flooring. For nearly 60 years, LATICRETE has been committed to research and development of innovative installation products, building a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. LATICRETE methods, materials and technology have been field and laboratory proven by Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, LATICRETE products contribute to LEED certification, exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements, and are backed by the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. LATICRETE®, LATAPOXY®, SPECTRALOCK®, HYDRO BAN®, PERMACOLOR®, and DRYTEK® are registered brands of LATICRETE International, Inc.

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