Atlanta, Ga. -- Ten tile and stone projects were selected as winners of the Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards, which honor exceptional design and installation of tile and stone in the categories of Residential Stone, Residential Tile, Commercial Stone and Commercial Tile. A panel of editors, designers, and industry professionals evaluated submissions based on execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose, and gave distinct recognition to those projects demonstrating outstanding tile and stone applications.

“The CID Awards program is important because it exemplifies how beautiful product, design artistry and a high level of technical skill come together to create breathtaking architecture and design,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies, the event management company that produces Coverings. “Coverings offers its congratulations to all of the recognized honorees.”

The 2018 CID winners and special honorees were as follows:

For design, the grand prize winner was “Exclusive Residential Apartment” by Farr Interiors (Milwaukee, Wis.). In commercial stone design, Empire Kitchen and Bath in Calgary, Alberta, Canada won for its kitchen and bath design showroom project. In commercial tile design, Architecture Design Collaborative won for its Riverchase Galleria project (Hoover, Ala.). In the residential category, Gaskin Designs and Development’s “Luxury Modern Design” project (West Hollywood, Calif.) won for stone design, and Source won in the tile design category for its Knollwood Kitchen project (Atlanta, Ga.).

In installation, the grand prize winner was Rugo Stone for its Trinity Dome project in Washington, D.C. In the commercial sector, Camarata Masonry Systems won for its 609 Main project (Houston, Texas) for stone installation, and California Tile Installers won in tile installation for its Apple Campus 2 gateway tunnel project (Cupertino, Calif.). For the residential category, Columbia River Tile & Stone won for its stone installation on its “Black and White Marble Bathroom” project (Portlant, Ore.), and Tile Design by Edelstein won for the tile installation in its “Interference Pattern: Bold Colors Weave Together and Collide in a Vashon Island Home” project (Vason Island, Wash.).

Six honorable mentions were given in two additional categories, recognizing international projects and projects creatively using tile in public spaces. These special recognitions were awarded as follows: Puritsu Façade designed by Anoma (New Delhi, India); The Almost Invisible School designed by Imagen Subliminal (Salamanca, Villares de la Reina, Spain); TUNATECA BALFEGO Restaurant designed by El Equipo Creativo (Barcelona, Spain); Laan van Spartaan; Amsterdam Student Housing designed by Levantina The Natural Stone Company (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Hand Made Ceramic Tile Mural ‘City of Fog' designed by Linda Larson Art (San Francisco, Calif.); and The Great Wall of Zacatlan - A Monumental Mosaic Mural in Mexico designed by Trish Metzner (Zacatlan De Las Manzanas, Puebla, Mexico).

The grand prize winners received $3,000, while prize winners in all other categories received $2,000. In addition, all winners won a free one-night stay in Atlanta to attend the Coverings 2018 show. The judging panel included Jen Quail, editor-in-chief of i+D; Nicole Esposito-Polly, design editor of This Old House; Jennifer Richinelli, editor of Stone World; Chris Abbate of Novità Communications, representing Ceramics of Italy; Lori Dolnick of Frank Advertising, representing Tile of Spain; Kathy Meyer and Stephanie Samulski of the Tile Council of North America; Bart Bettiga of the National Tile Contractors Association; John Cox of Cox Tile; and Nyle Waterford of Neuse Tile Service, Inc.

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