Articles by Dan Marvin

GreenSquared

The Tile Council of North America's Green Initiative Committee has developed a comprehensive plan for sustainable tile standards.
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

It’s time to venture further into the life cycle of tile and look at problems that may arise. How does the consumer know when their tile isn’t right?
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

OK class, get out your American National Standard Specifications for Ceramic Tile books and turn to page 13. Now, who would like to tell us about the Diagonal Warpage specifications for Rectified Porcelain? Anyone? Hello?
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

Poor other flooring choices. They try so hard to be as environmentally friendly as ceramic tile, they really do, but in the end they always come up short.
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

Specifications continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing world of tile. As tile gets larger, graphics get more complex and installations get more demanding, it is important for the industry to keep up to date.
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

Every box of tile has a secret. If you read this entire blog entry and promise not to post bad comments, I’ll tell you what it is. First though, I’ll tell you where it is.
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

95% of all tile is designed to look like stone, so the name of the game is random. The less one piece looks like another, the better.
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

Tile is formed in much the same way that a diamond is formed-through incredible pressure. What takes nature millions of years to achieve underground takes a few seconds in the factory.
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

We may not admit it, but most of us in the business of turning dirt into tile have just a little bit of pyromaniac in us. Putting on those thick, silver gloves to rescue test samples from the kiln reminds us that we’re playing with fire… literally.
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Guest Blog: Tile Tech Notes

I remember when I was six years old and my grandfather asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I looked him in the eyes and with a seriousness that belied my young age, I told him, “I want to be a tile engineer, Grandpa!” OK, so that never happened.
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