Monthly Archives - November 2017

Technical Focus: Tile remodel installation issues and solutions

The number of commercial and residential remodel projects has grown at a tremendous rate in the last 10 years. Most importantly, the majority of these homeowners and business owners are remodeling with ceramic tile. Carpet and vinyl are replaced with longer-lasting tile, old ceramic is upgraded to large-format porcelain and the popularity of natural stone tile keeps growing. All of this is great news for our industry, but it also raises some challenges that are specific to remodeling. The Challenge First [...]

An Architect Made Floating Homes, And They Are Hurricane-Proof

LIVING IN A WATER WORLD We know that people are the largest source of gas emissions, with a majority of greenhouse gases coming from us burning fossil fuels for heat and transportation. These emissions led to global warming, which in turn increased the temperatures of our ocean water. Earlier this year, we saw the consequences of having warmer oceans when Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, Texas. Due to Harvey’s presence, a significant number of homes and buildings were damaged, flooded, and lost. Needless to [...]