December 4 2013
In March of 2012, Tampa International Airport kicked off a major renovation program which, according to airport officials, was implemented to “accommodate growing passenger traffic and attract more overseas flights.” With a major focus to expand the airport’s ability to handle baggage and improve the flow of passengers through security and customs, this $27.6 million project was also created to “enhance the ability of the terminal to manage up to three simultaneous wide-body international flights and meet anticipated demand at the airport over the next few years.”
After the budget was approved by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board, the project went into high gear, with construction of the entire upgrade completed in terminal “Airside F” (where most of the airport’s international flights take place) during September of this year. Clearly, this major airport re-do called for a great amount of the highest-quality tile material… and, the most professional tile installation techniques.
Tile which was specified for the projects, came from American manufacturer, Florim USA. “This was an extremely sizable project,” stated Marco Ballarin, Sales Manager of Florim USA. “More than 185,000 square feet of large format porcelain tile in sizes 12″ x 24″ and 6″ x 24″ were chosen just for the floors of the main ticketing area and throughout the entire international terminal . The designers selected our “Layers” and “Urban Landscape” ranges… and, for good reason.“