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Bellavita’s wall tile factory first Chinese manufacturer to achieve Green Squared certification

H-Line - G2Vancouver—Bellavita Tile, a leader in design and innovation for the North American tile industry, is the first manufacturer with tile production facilities in China to achieve Green Squared certification under ANSI standard A 138.1. Certified by UL Environment, this is a noteworthy achievement for the company as well as for the entire tile industry in China.

Green Squared is North America’s in-depth, multi-attribute standard for the tile industry. It applies directly for compliance to many materials credits in the newly revised LEED v4 building certification program and other green building plaforms, as well.

“One of our core strategies has been to marry the key strengths of Chinese manufacturing practices with top European machinery and operations,” says Mike Ward, VP of sales for Bellavita. “Achieving this certification goes a long way towards proving that Bellavita is a leader not just among Chinese manufacturers, but also on a global scale. We are very proud, to say the least.”

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Bellavita Tile delivers Dolomite Series to marketplace

Dolomite AntiqueBrownVancouver — Bellavita Tile announced it has delivered the Dolomite Series to the marketplace. The Dolomite series is a linear mixture of glass with natural marble mosaics presented in four soft, subtle earth tones; escarpment light, antique brown, bianco cararra and diana royale.

Dolomite mosaics are mesh-mounted on 12 x 15.5-inch sheets. The products’ offset mix of individual mosaic sizes interlocks from one tile to the other. The series is ideal for residential projects such as backsplashes, bathroom walls, fireplaces and more but may also be specified for commercial applications particularly in hospitality and retail installations, the company stated.

“Dolomite is a great feature installation product. Its natural colors readily coordinate with any interior designs, offering a subtle yet stately look,” said Mike Ward, Bellavita’s vice president of sales. “The different sizes of glass and marble mosaics combined together create a spontaneous and organic installation every time.”

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Ceramic state of the industry: Rise in consumption yields growth

Nov. 18/25 2013; Volume 27/number 15

By Louis Iannaco

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One of Dal-Tile’s newest ColorBody porcelain tile collections, Santino, features a sleek, contemporary visual in large format sizes, including 18 x 36 and 24 x 24.

After enduring several years of economic uncertainty, which included rising raw materials costs, low-cost goods from China infiltrating the market and ongoing installation issues, industry executives are looking at the current and future state of the industry with a steadily growing confidence. Continue reading Ceramic state of the industry: Rise in consumption yields growth

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Bellavita Tile offers state-of-the-art literature program

BELLAVITA new literatureVancouver, British Columbia, Canada—Bellavita Tile has produced an easy-to-use literature program geared to help distributors and specifiers select the most appropriate products from the company’s 20-plus lines of world-class tile materials. According to Bellavita’s North American sales manager, Mike Ward, “Our online presence is strong via our website and social media components. But the marketplace still demands the finest literature to help customers select and sell our extensive series of products. Continue reading Bellavita Tile offers state-of-the-art literature program

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Bellavita launches initiatives to meet growing demand

Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 10.53.11 AMBellavita Tile, a leader in the North American tile industry, has implemented a number of highly progressive initiatives in order to benefit its growing list of North American customers. President/owner Duigan Mitchell stated, “Glass mosaic factories traditionally operate on a ‘produce-to-order’ basis.’This usually results in longer lead times for customers. To address this, we have created a program whereby we carry a specific inventory of glass materials at our factory in China, so that we can ship immediately on order placement or within, at most, 30 days. Continue reading Bellavita launches initiatives to meet growing demand

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Bellavita Tile completes new office & warehouse

The new Bellavita warehouse.

Bellavita Tile, a leader in the North American tile industry, has announced the completion of its new office and warehouse complex in Vancouver, BC. The expansion is a result of a detailed, long-term plan by Bellavita to assure continued growth and ongoing support to the firm’s distribution network. Located three short blocks from the company’s old headquarters, the new facility includes 1,750 square-feet of offices and over 8,000 square-feet of warehouse. Plans for new production schedules and stocking programs have resulted from the expansion that will continue to evolve throughout 2013. Continue reading Bellavita Tile completes new office & warehouse

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Bellavita Tile revamps website

Bellavita Tile recently completed major renovations to the firm’s corporate website in an effort to better serve customers and prospects, and to showcase their extensive line of quality products in a more attractive and easily navigated format. “These changes come as a result of our firm’s rapid growth since 2004, along with the need to sustain our progress to best meet our customer’s needs,” stated Mike Ward, Bellavita Tile’s U.S. sales manager.

New features of the site that will add speed, convenience and ease of use include the addition of many new items with flash galleries; an ‘Info Hub’ including care, maintenance and installation guidelines for all products; a complete catalog library in PDF formats for easy viewing on mobiles, tablets or for printed hard-copies; a company blog with features on publications, new products, distributor events/ client showcases and a new question-specific info@bellavitatile.com email address.

Bellavita Tile is also active on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, with plans to start a Pinterest site soon.

 

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Bellavita Tile’s Bamboo Planks featured on DIY

VANCOUVER, CANADA—Bellavita Tile’s products have been featured on the popular DIY Network show, “I Hate MY Bath.”  The show highlighted Bellavita’s glass Bamboo Planks in the color Snow on an episode entitled “Cottage Coastal Bath.”

“We are very please to get this national exposure for one our most fashionable products,” stated Mike Ward, vice president of North American operations. Continue reading Bellavita Tile’s Bamboo Planks featured on DIY

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Bellavita Tile rolls out new merchandising tools

Vancouver, British Columbia—Bellavita Tile now offers a comprehensive series of sales aids to help salespeople both in-showroom and on-appointment. Included in the offering are an architectural chip box; a tiered stand which can hold up to ten Bellavita sample boards and an acrylic stand which neatly keeps together architectural binders of the following collections: Bamboo; Cristali Blends; Chicago; Impressions and Metro. Continue reading Bellavita Tile rolls out new merchandising tools

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Bellavita melds Metal into product mix

Vancouver, B.C.—A new collection, Metal, by Bellavita Tile offers four contemporary formats in 5/8 x 5/8 square, 1/2″ x 1/2″ penny round, 5/8 x 2 subway, and blends of 5/8 x 5/8, 5/8 x 2 and 5/8 x 4 sizes. Stainless steel, bronze, copper or a mix of finishes in a brushed pattern can be arranged horizontally or vertically for added character and light reflection. Continue reading Bellavita melds Metal into product mix