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TRENDS

EMERGING INNOVATIONS FOR THE FUTURE

When it comes to new surface technologies, the
most prominent advancement is large, thin but
extremely durable slabs. This innovation is beneficial because the slabs weigh less, so they are less
cumbersome to install, and they create a more
modern, seamless appeal. Surface printing is also
improving, with multiple layers now the norm.
"They'll print when the material isn't even fully
pressed yet, and then they'll press it again," said
Michael-Battaglia. "This process allows printing
deep inside the actual tile. That's why the results
look so much more realistic."
Fasan explained that the top digital machines
have eight channels for different hues and effects, with manufacturers using an average of
five channels for colors and three channels for
effects. These can include different translucent
finishes, textural refining and adhered metallics
and glaze particulates.
"What this does is refine the layered aesthetic
while often improving technical characteristics
and durability," said Fasan.
Manmade slabs and tiles are not the only ones
innovating. Natural stone manufacturers are
learning to better hand carve and hand finish their
materials to enhance durability. In glass tile, mosaics that replicate ancient techniques from the Romans are being brought to life with water-cutting
technology powered by computer applications.
Completely new categories of surfaces are also
on the horizon. According to Michael-Battaglia,
there has been increased interest in sustainability

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is made of porcelain with
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of driftwood and stone. It
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colorways (shown here is
Beach House Wood in light
brown, which is $10 per
square foot). This weathered,
time-worn look is stocked in
8-in. by 48-in. rectified field
tile. www.artistictile.com

and recyclability.This might develop into biomimicry and alternative surfaces,
which could enhance hygienic properties and deliver that soothing, natureinspired appeal everyone is looking for.
"We want colors, textures and materials that make us feel safe and comfortable as we spend more time in our houses," said Petter. "The desire for
personalization is not just to bring a unique look or style into our homes - it's
to build a safety zone that protects us from the outside world."
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ABOVE RIGHT All CROSSVILLE porcelain countertops

come in 12mm-thick slabs
with outer dimensions of
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$24 per square foot.
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WILSONART is a classic,
large-scale terrazzo that features translucent particulates
and varying earth tones. Also
shown on the cabinets is
the The LUJO Collection in
Veranda Teak, a stylish linear
wood look in pale shades of
brown. MSRP is between
$60-$85 per square foot.
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic
Research Roundup
Trends
Better Business
Stories from the Field
Readers’ Choice Award Winners
Wellness Design
Balanced Budget
All Abroad
Solutions
Universal Design
Sustainable Design
What’s Hot
Merging the indoors and outdoors in a Big Easy home
A designer delivers every project request for his long-distance clients
Last Word
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Intro
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Cover2
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Show Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 19
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 21
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Hot Topic
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 23
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Research Roundup
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Trends
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 32
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Better Business
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 36
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 37
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Stories from the Field
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Readers’ Choice Award Winners
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 42
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Wellness Design
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Balanced Budget
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - All Abroad
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Universal Design
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 55
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Sustainable Design
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 57
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - What’s Hot
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 59
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 60
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 61
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Merging the indoors and outdoors in a Big Easy home
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 63
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 64
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 65
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - A designer delivers every project request for his long-distance clients
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