The costs of cleaning efflorescence from grout joints and tile surfaces can range from a lost day on a callback to a financial fortune, depending on the size and type of project on which it occurs. For example, to acid-wash tile on one large project, remediation costs exceeded $100,000 for the labor and the scaffolding.
The 25th anniversary of the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica and the Italian Trade Agency, attracted innovative projects from designers and architects throughout North America. Four winners and three honorable mentions were selected across four categories: residential, commercial, institutional, and student.
As this year winds down, The Construction Specifier is revealing what were the website’s most popular features and articles from 2017. Reread a favorite or check out a piece you missed online the first time around.