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MSI Introduces Stile Gauged Porcelain Slabs

Posted on 13 February 2018 by Sydne Unnerstall

MSI Stile Gauged Porcelain SlabsM S International (MSI) introduced Stile, a lightweight gauged porcelain slab available in two sizes (59- by 118-in. and 63- by 126-in.), two thicknesses (12mm and 6mm) and 18 natural stone looks including those resembling marble and travertine.

According to the company Stile is suitable for virtually every interior design project including flooring, feature walls, showers, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds and countertops for the 12mm thickness. Stile can also be used outdoors even in freezing climates. The slabs can easily be installed over existing surfaces.

Slabs are available in polished and matte finishes, with the matte finish featuring a low-gloss shine and stone-like texture. The collection also includes five book matched options.

Stile is also impervious to germs and bacteria, etch, stain, is heat resistant and requires no routine maintenance. Additionally, Stile’s large format minimizes distracting grout lines, aiming to achieve a seamless appearance.

Stile is NSF Certified, meets GREENGUARD air quality standards, and LEED points may be accredited when using Stile Porcelain Slabs. Every product in the Stile line is Kosher certified with the Seal of the Kosher Trust (Seal-K), as well.

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Video – Impact Test Comparative for Top Porzelanik Barcelona Compact Surface/Ceramic/Porcelain

Posted on 26 September 2017 by CRadmin3

While Top Porzelanik Barcelona (TPB) is not yet a common compact surfacing material in the United States, this video shows the durability of the product and, in general, the product category.

You may also be interested in this video on fabricating Compact Surfaces.

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Ege Seramik Introduces Epic Collection

Posted on 14 September 2017 by Sydne Unnerstall

pikEge Seramik recently introduced its newest porcelain tile collection, Epic. This collection with its slight texture and matte finish, is inspired by the naturally warm look of wood.

Digital imaging and high-tech manufacturing are used to create a true-to-life texture. All tiles are printed with wide-ranging visual diversity, resulting in an authentic looking design.

Epic is produced as a 6 in. by 36 in. porcelain plank tile that is suitable for residential to moderate commercial use. It is available in three colors: White, Anthracite and Brown.

You may also be interested in this article Staron Adds New Colors to Supreme Solid Surface Collection.

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MSI Introduces Tektile Porcelain Tile Collection

Posted on 13 September 2017 by Sydne Unnerstall

unnamedMS International, Inc. (MSI) has introduced its new Tektile Porcelain Collection. This Italian glazed porcelain line is inspired by fabric, linen and denim looks. Available in two neutral colors- Ivory and Gray- these 12 by 24 matte finish tiles add a touch of visual intrigue to any space.

A departure from other collections, Tektile can be used alone for a sleek contemporary vibe or mixed and matched to achieve a signature look. The line is made to be an ultra-durable and low maintenance tactile collection.

Tektile is suitable for a variety applications from residential to commercial, floors to walls, shower surrounds to backsplashes and beyond. Coordinating bullnose and mosaics are available to give projects a finished look.

You may also be interested in this article New Ravenna Introduces New Collection of Mosaics.

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Regent Stone Offers Free Akemi Color Match Charts

Posted on 12 September 2017 by Sydne Unnerstall

AKEMICOLMTCHRegent Stone Products has introduced a way to find the perfect color match for solid surfaces, quartz, marble, granite, quartzite, onyx, glass, porcelain, ceramic and other dense surfaces. The free Akemi color match charts are available through regentstore.com.

Color matches are found by simply laying the chart on the stone and identifying which swatch best matches the surfacing material. Pre-colored two component adhesive is available in cartridges for fast and simple execution of invisible joints. The adhesive is offered in more than 50 colors.

You may also be interested in this article Integra Adhesives Launches Online Interactive Color Charts.

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Video: Working with Porcelain Slabs

Posted on 17 August 2017 by CRadmin3

This video produced by MSI shows how to install gauged porcelain slabs, such as the company’s Stile® slabs, and to create beautiful countertops and edging without lines. Special handling of these porcelain slabs is required, and this short video aims to teach best practices that include preparation, cutting, placement and edge finishing.

You may also be interested in this video on TPB Tech porcelain-based compact surface that includes built-in induction heating.

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MSI Releases New Collections

Posted on 25 May 2017 by Sydne Unnerstall

M S International, Inc. (MSI) enhanced its porcelain and ceramic offerings with the release of four new collections: Optima, Livingstyle and Turin.


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Optima distinguishes itself with a contemporary cement design. According to the company Optima is an option for architects and designers who want to give office buildings, retail outlets, hospitality projects, and other spaces a modern feel. The line includes finishes to accommodate high-traffic entryways (matte), interior spaces (polished), and outdoor areas (textured) — for a unified, professional look. Optima is offered in multiple colors and in 12- by 24- in. and 24- by 24- in. tiles, with coordinating bullnose trim and mosaic tile.

Livingstyle brings natural stone to the surface in a high-performance, large format porcelain tile collection. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, it’s a possible solution for customers who want to connect these spaces with a seamless, flowing look. This limestone-inspired lineup is offered in 24- by 24- in. and 18- by 36- in. matte tiles, 24- by 24-in. matte pavers, and coordinating bullnose trim.

Turin is a line of linear wood look ceramic tiles. Turin adds depth to floors, walls, and backsplashes. The collection is available in 12- by 24- in. matte tiles and 6- by 24- in. matte planks.

You may also be interested in this article on the Imprint Collection from Nemo Tile.

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Performance of Laminam Ceramic Compact Surface

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Performance of Laminam Ceramic Compact Surface

Posted on 17 January 2017 by cradmin

While this video, produced by Laminam, starts off looking like a commercial for a restaurant with a chef making pasta and such, it soon becomes apparent it is a demonstration of how the company’s ceramic compact material performs under heavy use conditions. The material is subject to cutting and chopping, oil and acidic materials poured directly on it, liquids that are commonly known to stain, etc. After this, it is simply wiped clean and appears to have no damage.

Laminam is along the lines of Dekton or Neolith compact materials, but it has been said it is “tension free” meaning no relief cuts need be made in it when fabricating.

We’d love to hear your experiences using this product. Post a response to this video below or drop us a line.

You may also be interested in this video showing Dekton’s performance tests.

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Tenax Offers Mastidek Cartridge Glue for Cosentino Dekton

Posted on 15 August 2016 by cradmin

TenaxMastidek offered by Tenax is a new generation bi-component resin used to glue Dekton. Dekton Mastidek Fast Outdoor Cartridge glue has a very high adhesion in a short amount of time, which allows for cutting and polishing the assembled parts in approximately 45 to 60 minutes. The hardened product is shiny and is very polishable. This product is produced in special 215 ml cartridges with a 2:1 bi-axial quantity. The glue and hardener are pre-dosed in the cartridge which, once inserted in the proper gun, with the special mixer fixed on top, allows the correct extrusion and mixing of the product. It requires use of special M200XMR Cartridge Gun, and is suitable for use outdoors.

You may also be interested in this article on tooling for Dekton.

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Video: TPB Tech Porcelain-based Compact Surface Includes Built-in Induction Heating

Posted on 07 June 2016 by cradmin

Here’s a new take on countertops that we haven’t seen yet, which is rare indeed. In this video put out by TPBarcelona, the company’s TPB Tech product is featured. This porcelain-based material has all of the great properties associated with similar products, such as very high heat tolerance, great durability and scratch resistance, near impervious to staining and etching and UV stability. However, the one really amazing feature is that it also includes built in induction heating allowing users to cook right on the surface. The locations of the “burners” are noted with laser light and temperature controls are built in, as well. Because induction heating only works to heat conductive materials (i.e. metal – and quite quickly at that), and non-conductive materials (plastics, human skin, etc.) are not affected. As such, the areas where cooking takes place are cool to the touch and will not damage non-conductive items coming in contact with them.

This video may very well be showing us the future of the kitchen that is taking place right now (in this case, primarily in Spain).

You may also be interested in this video on testing of ultracompact surfaces.

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