Paul Young, CEO, Surfaces, Inc. from Coverings 2013 discusses the Crayola ceramic brand offered at the show and the company’s emphasis for the line on both the residential and commercial segments of the juvenile market.
Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2013
One of the busiest exhibits at Coverings 2012 in Orlando was that of Surfaces, Inc. The Miami-based tile firm drew a great number of attendees due in great part, to its new Crayola glass tile line, which is licensed in conjunction with the well-known Easton, PA manufacturer of children’s art supplies. Additionally, Surfaces’ exhibit was produced with a floor consisting of “White Ice” tile, a unique line of porcelain floor tile with a crystalline glass surface finish. According to many visitors, it was “perhaps the most one-of-a-kind floor tile at the entire show.”
“Our experience at Coverings was a very positive one,” stated Paul J. Young, Surfaces’ CEO. “We knew the products we brought to the expo were interesting, innovative and offered great profit potential to both existing customers and prospects. We didn’t anticipate the amazingly strong response to them. Based on this, we are very optimistic for a strong remainder of 2012!”
Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012
As the Surfaces team celebrates over 20 years of success in the tile industry they come to Coverings in 2012 with a concrete plan to continue the growth and expansion of this international organization. Headquartered in Miami with facilities in Italy, Spain and China, Surfaces is well on its way to fulfilling its goal of becoming the largest glass mosaic supplier to the U.S. market. Surfaces’ success is a direct result of continually striving to fulfill its mission statement:
To offer our clients the highest quality and most innovative products at a great price while providing superior customer service and U.S. based inventory to our distributors and retailers, thus ensuring total consumer satisfaction with our products.
Today, Surfaces’ brands and product lines can be found through independent distributors and available at over 5,000 retail stores. In addition, many of our lines have been featured on television shows such as the DIY Network’s Blog Cabin as well as in magazines and, most importantly, in the homes of millions of Americans.
In addition to its having its own wildly successful in-house brand, Elida, Surfaces has developed innovative product lines under licensing agreements with internationally recognized brands such as the “DIY Network”, “VetroVivo” and “Romero Britto”. At Coverings, Surfaces will expand on its tradition of partnering with strong, trusted and recognizable brands such as these by launching a new “Crayola” program. Be sure to come by and see how one of the most trusted brands in the U.S. for over 100 years can add recognition and profit to your organization.
We look forward to meeting with you, educating you about our organization and learning about yours. Please come join the Surfaces family of independent distributors and retailers by visiting us at Booth 1763 during Coverings.
Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2012
The House Trends Magazine published on their website a list of perfect backsplash looks to complement any kitchen design and we have two of our products on the list, Elida Metals and Elida Candy Ice. To check the full article click here: http://www.housetrends.com/Housetrends/Cincinnati/December-2010/Latest-Backsplash-Trends/
Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010
Last Thursday night, August 19, DIY Network aired the new season of Blog Cabin, the first interactive home building TV show ever, and we’re proud to be there.
This episode, hosted by the licensed contractor John DeSilvia, and the carpenter and electrician Marc Bartolomeo, both DIY talents, showed the remodeling of the entire kitchen of a 1970s ranch house, situated just 2 hours from downtown New York.
The product chosen by the public, and described by the host as the better option to the kitchen was the Elida Tumbled Natural glass mosaic tile. The hosts also described to the public some of the advantages to use glass mosaic tiles.
Here is the result of their work:
You can find the Elida Tumbled Natural at the best retail stores around the contry, on the internet, at Lowe’s Stores and Lowe’s e-commerce website.
You can see the full episode of Blog Cabin by clicking on the link below or the Blog Cabin’s first view clicking play on the video below.http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/blog-cabin:-impossible-kitchen/58987.html
Keep watching blog cabin to see the incredible transformation they are doing and to see more Elida products on the following weeks.
More about Blog Cabin
DIY Network’s Blog Cabin, the first-ever home building television series, returns for a fourth season this year. Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, DIY Network and DIYnetwork.com invite the world to participate in “citizen design” to help renovate a 1970s ranch house. Situated just minutes from upstate New York’s Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a world class amphitheatre and the infamous site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, DIY Network’s Blog Cabin asks viewers to vote and blog on the design features of the ultimate vacation home. Premiering on Thursday, Aug. 19 (Time TBD), this primetime series also offers a chance for one lucky viewer to win the cabin.
Posted on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
In June of 2010, more than 1500 Lowe’s stores (LOW) around the country started offering 4 new in stock glass mosaic items from Elida Glass.
The 4 items are from the Elida Recycled Glass collection. The sheet size of the glass is 12″x12″. These mosaics are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
According to Albert Claramonte Surfaces president, “safeguarding our environment is not an abstract concept for Elida, it is a living reality. Elida Glass, (a division of Surfaces), has made a real commitment to the development of recycled products to further the cause of sustainability in architectural design products.”
These mosaics are manufactured out of 100% post consumer automobile windshields, and we have thoroughly tested these products assuring that they can be used for all mosaic uses and applications.
In addition to the 4 in stock items at Lowe’s nationwide, Lowe’s e-commerce website offers over 100 different colors and finishes of the Elida Recycled glass collection via a special order program.
To learn more about our Recycled Glass Collection go to: http://www.surfaces.net/products/glass-mosaic/recycled-glass/
To learn more about Lowe’s go to: http://www.lowes.com/
Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2010
Once again the Surfaces App is featured in the national press, the App appeared in the June/2010 issue of Architectural Products magazine. In the article titled, Handy Tools for Mobile Professionals, our App is one of 3 suggested for architects and designers.
“For us, this is yet another confirmation that we made a great App. Surfaces is constantly finding ways on how to expand the reaches of the tile industry with innovative ideas and products.” said Albert Claramonte, Surfaces’ president and one of the minds behind the Surfaces App.
The Surfaces App is available for free on the App Store.
To read the article click here and go to page 92.
Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
During the last week of April, Surfaces was at Coverings 2010 show in Orlando Florida. During the 4-day exhibition we had some great meetings.
The show was very exciting for us to help establish some strategic partnerships and also present some of our latest innovative products that we will be launching to the market during the next few months.
The show also offered some surprises for us; we saw our product, Elida’s White Ice, installed at the Rooms Alive booth. Marc Thee, a well-known celebrity designer, chose White Ice for his booth. This was the debut of Rooms Alive to the flooring industry.
The booth received dozens and dozens of compliments during the exhibition and helped prove Elida’s White Ice is perfect for most any application, including high traffic areas.
The White Ice installation was made by Universal Tile.
Posted on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
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This offer is valid until out of stock or 04/30/2010.
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Over the last few months, Surfaces has been working on many new products and features that create amazing opportunities and some very cool tools for our customers. We’ve updated our re-designed website, launched in 2009, to offer more information on products that’s extremely useful to clients. Surfaces also created and released the first-ever seen before iPhone App in the tile industry, paving the way for to modernizing our trends and goals. Recent product enhancements include the White Ice tile collection, a cool new look and very attractive product, combining crystallized glass over porcelain.
We are all excited to see all this hard work coming together and want to share it with the people that matter the most to us, the customers that purchase our products, you make the difference to us.
On the left image you can see White Ice Tile, from Surfaces, featured in a recent issue of Tile Magazine. To the right, Surfaces iPhone App is featured on a Times Square Electronic Billboard New York City.
Surfaces would like to thank all of you again for your support and trust in both our products and company. We look forward to working with you in 2010 to create excellent opportunities, offer fantastic products, and stay with us on the cutting-edge of tile industry innovation!
Thank you, we appreciate your business.
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Many are the reasons to choose glass mosaic tile. You can choose it based on the versatility of uses, the beauty of color and textures, the durability and resistance of the material or because you want to reduce the carbon footprint in your project. All these qualities are present in glass mosaic. That why the glass mosaic category has been taking the architecture and design communities by storm.
“Glass mosaic tile is versatile. It makes perfect sense. Most of us know that glass is one of the most ancient materials used by mankind. The first geologic glass, obsidian, was initially used by man thousands of years ago to form knives, arrow tips and jewelry. Man-made glass objects were first reported in the Mesopotamian region as early as 4500 B.C., and glass objects dating as old as 3000 B.C. have also been found in Egypt. There is no question that glass is beautiful, durable and incredibly easy to maintain. So why not combine one of the oldest materials on earth with a design category that is exploding in growth?”
From a design perspective, glass mosaic tile is recreating design possibilities and bringing tile to a new level of imagination. Glass mosaic tile is fresh, colorful and innovative. It is impervious to water and other liquids and is a non-conductor of electricity. It will not absorb anything to which it is exposed, making it extremely easy to clean. They have a variety of stimulating finishes and textures that provide an endless array of decor options, resulting in limitless design potential. Finishes such as frosting, sandblasting, etched, paintbrush style, semi-opaque and, of course, the smooth glass finish, are a few of the most popular in today’s marketplace.
Glass mosaics are also offered in different sizes, from small to tiny mesh-mounted mosaic, to standard small and large format wall and floor tiles.
Glass mosaics can be used virtually anywhere on a project, and depending on the type of glass, it can even be used on floors, countertops, backsplashes, pools and more. Not only are the design possibilities unlimited with glass tile, but the ease of care and maintenance they provide gives designers confidence that they are specifying a product that will look the same as the day it was installed while retaining its natural beauty for years to come.
Today, very few food-courts in retail malls do not have some storefront or fountain adorned with stunning glass mosaics. Glass mosaics are common to many hi-end kitchens, pools and bathroom projects. Clearly, because of the hygienic properties of glass tile, the material is ideal for any installation where water is present. We’ve seen glass mosaics, for example, used in retail applications on an increasing basis, for the past 20 years.
Glass mosaic tile applications are works of art. They are easy to clean. They are easy to install and add brightness and color to any environment.
Talking about environment, glass mosaic tiles have inherent qualities that help you to help the planet. Many glass mosaic tiles are made using recycled, post-consumed glass. To be easy to clean, glass mosaics also help you to reduce your consumption of water and other cleaning products.
Glass mosaics also does not emit VOC’s or toxins into the indoor environment and is allergen free because it does not support the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.
These are some of the main reasons why glass mosaics are always a great choice in any kind of project. Given the facts, glass mosaic tiles are a perfect fit for your next construction or remodeling projects.
Based on Ron Treister’s text “Glass tile offer desing flair in various retail settings” published in the Retail Construction Magazine (mar/apr 2008)
Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Miami, FL – October, 30. November is knocking on the door and so is the new Elida Glass point-of-sale packaging. Surfaces just received the first of many containers containing Elida Boxes with Blister Wrapped Packaging and is very excited to see the hard work put into changing the box layout and packaging come true!
We believe these changes will not only make the product more attractive in stores, but also more practical for the final customer. Now each glass sheet is packaged individually with protection from a cardboard backer and plastic wrapping. On the backside of the cardboard backer you can also find information and recommendations about installation both in English and Spanish. We believe this is perfect for the DIY customers and also very helpful for the retailers, making the Elida Glass products easy to organize and display in stores.
Now, just choose the colors you want by visiting the Elida Glass link in our website, we are awaiting your order!
If you need more information about this products or how to place one order, please contact or call us (305) 372 9787.
Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2009
Miami, FL – October, 22. We are very excited to release a new version of our website containing many new features, a new layout, and a new view of how we want to interact with and support our customers and partners! The new website will be one of the many tools to help improve your knowledge about our products, projects and partnerships around the world.
Here you will find, organized by categories of products, the most important information about our products including photos, room scenes, and technical support. However, the new website is just one of many ways to interact with us now on the internet! Already, Surfaces is present on some of the most important social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. All of these interactions are thought not only to increase our presence in marketing but also to better support yet streamline some of the more diverse needs of our customers and partners.
We hope you enjoy this visit in our website and come back frequently; more information and more products will be available every time.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments, we appreciate your support and hope you come back soon!
Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009