Contemporary Stone & Tile Design promotes the benefits of natural stone and ceramic tile to a readership of architects, interior designers, specifiers and consumers. Its pages feature a wealth of architectural photography depicting stone in a variety of applications — from residential kitchens and bathrooms to major commercial projects. Practical tips and commentary on stone and tile design are included, featuring interviews with architects and designers from the world’s leading firms.

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 28, № 1 (Winter 2021)

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On July 16, 2015 a tragic domestic terrorist attack on five military personnel occurred in Chattanooga, TN. In honor of the deceased, Houston artists Shane Albritton and Norman Lee of RE:site Studio designed the "Wreath of Honor" — featuring a palette of Texas limestone and Tennessee flagstone. The artwork and landscape was created to respectfully acknowledge the sacrifice of the Fallen Five and their families and to address both the tragic and heroic acts that occurred on that fatal date at the U.S. Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC). To learn more about the meaning of the memorial, as well as its stone construction, turn to the story beginning on page 30. Stone Suppliers/Fabricators: Escobedo Group, Austin, TX (Texas limestone); Majestic Stone, Chattanooga, TN (flagstone).

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 27, № 4 (Fall 2020)

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A sleek elegant vibe was achieved in the remodel of a New York City apartment with 6- x 39-inch wood-look porcelain floor tile from Ceramiche Vallelunga & Co's Opus collection running throughout the main living space. In the kitchen, the soft, whitewashed, gray tones of the flooring pair well with a dramatic waterfall countertop fabricated from Super White quartzite with a thickness of 3cm. The quartzite and porcelain floor tile are complemented by an off-set, beveled, mini-brick-shaped 2- x 2-inch marble tile for the main backsplash and an antique beveled mirror tile in an elongated hexagon shape for the backsplash of the bar area. Design by Alena Capra Designs of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Photo by Alan Barry Photography. Turn to page 6 for the full story.

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 27, № 3 (Summer 2020)

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Artist Brad J Goldberg was commissioned to create a visually engaging entrance at two separate corners of the Spring Creek Nature Area in Richardson, TX. The design consists of two portal sculptures made from Kenoran Sage granite with cut-outs in the shape of a leaf that form the portals, which collectively are named "Sylvan Portals." Long seat walls "ground" the sculptures into the landscape and granite seating elements in the shape of leaves provide users of the nature area with a place to rest. Installation by Dee Brown Inc. of Richardson, TX. Stone supplied by Coldspring, Cold Spring, MN. Cover photo was taken by Nathan Shands. Story begins on page 16.

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 27, № 2 (Spring 2020)

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Stone and tile continue to play an important role in both residential and commercial applications. With such an assortment of sizes, colors, shapes and textures, these highly sought-after products meet the requirements for both form and function in all types of design styles. And to ensure that a stone or tile design looks exquisite, a successful installation is crucial. Using a proper spacing and leveling system is important. To learn more about what proper steps need to be taken in an installation, turn to page 38. Photo courtesy of Rust-Oleum.

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 27, № 1 (Winter 2020)

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Large porcelain slabs are becoming a favorite for a variety of applications, including floor-to-ceiling fireplaces. With technology allowing for authentic looks of natural material, such as veining and grains, the design possibilities are limitless. The book-matched slabs from Daltile's Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces XL create a stunning focal point in this hotel lobby. To learn about more trends in hospitality design, turn to page 24

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 26, № 3 (Summer 2019)

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New life was brought back to Miller Park in Chattanooga, TN, with a revitalization project that included using 500 square feet of Tennessee gray sandstone provided by Majestic Stone. The center attraction of the outdoor public space is a stone outcropping featuring large sandstone pieces averaging 5 x 5 feet in size and having thicknesses of 6 to 7 inches. To learn more about the park's transformation, read the full story beginning on page 16.

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 26, № 1 (Winter 2019)

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Tile design trends continuously change in kitchen and bath applications. In the story beginning on page 26, we take a look at the rise of popularity of different tiles, including the colors, pat- terns, shapes and sizes that are favored today. As the cover photo illustrates, it is not uncommon to see contrasting products, such as hexagonal wall tiles paired with large wood-look floor planks, to make for a stylish design. Photo courtesy of The Tile Doctor.