20131206093609914Our Spokane showroom has been busy hosting holiday events!  The first was NKBA’s Sparkle & Shine End of Year Bash in early December.  There were about 55 people in attendance which included designers, design students, contractors, dealers, NKBA members and Home Remodelers Council members.  The event was catered by Ferrante’s – so everyone enjoyed great food and drinks before the presentations.  Schluter began with a brief slideshow presentation summarizing their product line.  Then Neal Dykeman from ARC gave a great CEU presentation on universal design, followed by an ARC product presentation.  The evening wrapped up with more socializing and a raffle.

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Then this past week, we hosted IIDA’s annual Christmas Party, which was was for IIDA members only.  We set up a photo booth to capture the festive fun, had “It’s A Wonderful Life” playing on the projector screen, had music, food from Ferrante’s, and an ornament exchange.  It was a really fun night with lots of great feedback on the party and our showroom.

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Thanks to everyone who attended – and our Spokane staff for all of their work in putting these parties together!

Radiant Orchid

December 6, 2013

Are you ready for purple tile?  Pantone has announced their Color Of The Year for 2014:  Radiant Orchid.RadiantOrchid3

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described the hue as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.”

What do you think?  Could you be so bold?

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Our Spokane branch hosted a very fun customer appreciation BBQ last week, with over sixty people in attendance.  Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us!  The band was awesome, the food was great, the sno-cones were a hit – but we are most proud of the fact that we raised over $700 for the Wishing Star Foundation through raffle ticket sales.  We love our Spokane community!

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Congrats Kate Jessup!

May 14, 2013

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We would like to congratulate Kate Jessup, United Tile Showroom Design Consultant, on having her work chosen to be part of the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the City of Ravenna, ” the worlds most important contemporary mosaic museum”.  For more information about the exhibit please follow this link – http://www.mosaicartnow.com/2013/05/three-americans-become-part-of-prestigious-italian-museums-contemporary-mosaic-collection/

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Our Spokane showroom designers recently worked with a very satisfied homeowner. She used a creative mix of materials to create a lovely new master bath. The shower walls and tub face featured our Flaviker Urban Concrete, color Night in 12×24. And she used our Bellavita Creekside, color Tumbled Pebbles in 3×12 on the tub and counter backsplashes. We loved hearing from this customer when her project was done about how much she loves her new space – and getting to see some photos of her beautiful new space!

I am over the moon, happy with the results!
Each time I walk in my bath, it feels like a mini-vacation!
The tiles are so beautiful and striking.
Thanks for your enthusiasm and your great ideas.
~Susan Hammond

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(The artwork on the wall of the last photo is done by Spokane artist Michael Chase. To see more of his work, visit http://areaofinterest.com)

United Tile Open Houses

March 1, 2013

On Thursday, February 21st, we hosted our first ever all-branch open house.  All four of our showrooms (Portland, Renton, Everett and Spokane) showed off our latest products to over 150 designers, architectects, dealers and contractors.  Thanks to everyone who came and supported our event!  Those who couldn’t make it are welcome to come in anytime to see all of our new product additions – we have some wonderful new stones, a wood look, a concrete look, and some great new glass options.

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Over 55 design and architect professionals attended our program in Anchorage on October 10th, presented by the Technical Director and Regional Manager for Crossville at the Anchorage Hilton.  Product introductions included a number of creative porcelain and glass tile lines, and an innovative launch of thin porcelain panels as a joint venture with Laminam by Crossville.  Additional TCNA technical changes were presented including handling and installation of large unit porcelain tile, rectangular porcelain tile production, and guidelines for tile layout, lighting and joint sizes.

Crossville is a leader in the industry with innovative tile, green initiatives as a company standard, and education in support of quality selection, design and installation.  Numerous designers in attendance requested information on products and installation guidelines, to ensure they have applied the current recommendation and industry guidelines to their project selection and specifications.

Thanks to Tim Bolby and Mary Yocum from Crossville – as well as everyone from Alaska who attended!

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