Author:Old Port Specialty Tile

Grand Opening Celebration

After a year of planning, months of construction, and days of moving, it was time to celebrate. The Old Port Specialty Tile Team welcomed designers, architects, trades, customers and fellow team members to our new showroom in the Mason Block building at 62 India St. The evening was filled with laughs, stories, friendly faces and fantastic food.

 

We have so many people to thank for making all of this possible. A heartfelt thank you to all who helped make our dream a vision and all who turned out to support us on our special evening. Thank you to Bill Lee for story telling the event through his lenses. And a special thank you to our wonderful India Street Neighborhood! Micucci Grocery, Two Fat Cats, Foodworks, and Coffee By Design, your goods and beautiful displays, they were the perfect pairings for our event.

 

Now it’s your turn! Come in and experience our new expanded gallery style space for yourself.
You’ll find inspiration in the many beautiful products that surround you. This space was created by the joint efforts of our entire company.
In addition to the beautiful tile inspirations installed throughout the space by our talented installers, you will also see the stunning marble look epoxy floors created by Capozza Concrete Services, as well as some chic plaid style carpet in our workspaces from Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center. We worked hard to create a beautiful environment that is collaborative, unique and inspirational for clients and staff members alike. We can’t wait for your visit and hope you will enjoy our new showroom as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.

 

Follow us on social media for news and updates on new products and other showroom highlights.

 

-The Team at Old Port Specialty Tile

HERE ARE SOME PICTURES FROM THE EVENT

Welcome to our new showroom!

Old Port Specialty Tile is excited to welcome you to our new showroom!  Our new location is now open in the Mason Block building at 62 India St., just around the corner from our former location on Middle St.  We are still finishing up our extensive move so please pardon our appearance as we complete our transition.

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Join Us In Helping Strike Out Cancer In Kids in 2018

It is week 6 of this “friendly rivalry,” which means we have four more weeks to reach our goal of $10,000 per team! And we need YOUR help to get us there!

Team Kinzie, captained by our adorable 2018 Slugger Kid, and Team Slugger, captained by Portland’s favorite mascot, will be competing to raise $10,000.00 for their team in order to unlock their company match by the end of the ten week period. If Kinzie’s Green Team reaches their $10,000.00 goal, Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center will match it with another $10,000.00. Similarly, if Slugger’s Gold Team reaches their $10,000.00 goal, WEX will match it with another $10,000.00!

Whether this is your first time participating in Strike Out Cancer in Kids or you have been a part of it from the very beginning, we thank you wholeheartedly for getting involved and/or staying involved in a program that is so near and dear to our community. Your participation is integral to this program, and we look to you to be ambassadors of SOCK by encouraging others to do their part in helping children and their families across the state of Maine through their journeys with childhood cancer.

How SOCK works

Pick a team. Make a donation. Spread the word and help your team reach $10,000.00 by the end of the ten week campaign!

Team Kinzie, captained by our adorable 2018 Slugger Kid, and Team Slugger, captained by Portland’s favorite mascot, will be competing to raise $10,000.00 for their team in order to unlock their company match by the end of the ten week period. If Kinzie’s Green Team reaches their $10,000.00 goal, Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center will match it with another $10,000.00. Similarly, if Slugger’s Gold Team reaches their $10,000.00 goal, WEX will match it with another $10,000.00!

 

Yes, it’s a competition. But the overall goal of the campaign is for both teams to raise their $20,000.00, totaling a combined $40,000.00 to help Strike Out Cancer in Kids and support our MCCP warriors as they fight their toughest battles!

With no further ado, Let the games begin!

Current Standings

Since Week 3, Kinzie’s Green Team has remained on top. This week she leads by $581.00!

Meet Kinzie, our 2018 Slugger Kid

You may have had the pleasure of meeting our 2018 Slugger Kid at MCCP Night at the Sea Dogs last Friday, or maybe you saw her run the bases at the first Anthem’s Heroes at Hadlock ceremony of the season, but this year’s Slugger Kid is one special little fighter and a true inspiration for all of us!

Whether this is your first time participating in Strike Out Cancer in Kids or you have been a part of it from the very beginning, we thank you wholeheartedly for getting involved and/or staying involved in a program that is so near and dear to our community. Your participation is integral to this program, and we look to you to be ambassadors of SOCK by encouraging others to do their part in helping children and their families across the state of Maine through their journeys with childhood cancer.

When Kinzie was just six and a half years old, she was diagnosed with Stage IV High Risk Neuroblastoma. At a time in her life when she should have been preparing for the first grade, Kinzie was preparing for two complicated surgeries. Instead of learning how to tie her shoes, Kinzie was learning how to take care of her central line.

The type of cancer Kinzie was diagnosed with required treatment commonly referred to as the “kitchen sink” because it would take a little bit of everything to get her through to recovery. Her treatment plan was extreme: it included chemotherapy, radiation, two stem cell transplants and antibody treatments. There were many setbacks along the way, including kidney damage and heart failure. At one very low point, Kinzie’s weight was at 27 pounds.

With incredible determination, and support from family, friends and the exceptional doctors, nurses and social workers at Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Kinzie battled back and achieved remission. Today, she is an active second grader who loves to swim, ride her bike, play in her treehouse, read and participate in sports. She’s sassy, determined and loves with all her heart. Kinzie is a true hero.

We thank you

For getting involved in SOCK and helping kids, just like Kinzie, in their fight against cancer.

We look forward to competition ahead and if you have any questions about the program, need support in a fundraising idea, etc. PLEASE don’t hesitate to ask! We are here to help your teams thrive and reach their $10,000.00 goal!

 

 

MCCP Philanthropy

Tara & Ashton

Thank you for going to bat for our patients and families,

The Kids of Winter Need Your Help! – Team Capozza Sponsors Winterkids

Help us get more kids outside and active with WinterKids!

The 6th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf presented by Darling’s Auto Group is a fundraising event to benefit WinterKids programs,  held on Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9:00 am – 9:00 am.  All teams ski under the lights at Sugarloaf for one night only!

Watch the highlights from the 2017 Winterkids Downhill 24 Fundraiser 

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This year the Commercial Team at Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center has joined the cause and will be manning a team on the slopes.

Over the years Capozza has partnered with The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Strive, Woodford’s Family Services,  and The Center for Grieving Children in a continued commitment to strengthen all family units our community.  We are proud to add Winter Kid’s to our roster of amazing foundations that share our mission and vision. Please consider supporting us as we take on the slopes by making a nominal donation to our fundraising efforts.  It is our goal to raise as much as possible to help keep Maine kids healthy, safe, and have access to outdoor activities all winter long without finances getting in families ways.

We have set up a crowdfunding page on CrowdRise.  Just click on the button below to donate today and help support our team’s efforts in keeping Maine kids active all winter long.

If you want to join our team for 24 hours of fun filled skiing, games, and all around fun, please email Theresa@capozzaflooring.com.

Sincerly,

Team Capozza

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simplifying tile selection akdo tile

Selecting the Perfect Tile

Let’s face it, as you search for the perfect material for your home projects the choices can be overwhelming, especially tile options. First you have to look at different types of material; natural stone, porcelain, ceramic, glass or metal. Then choose a color from endless tones and finishes and after that look through all the shapes that are available! The days of tiles being available in only squares are over! Ok decision overload!

AKDO, one of Old Port Specialty Tile’s exclusive lines, has given us a way to solve this overwhelming issue by creating series of tile that all work together! AKDO offers a large variety of beautiful natural stones, ceramics, porcelains and glass series that are interchangeable within their line. Their colors are consistent throughout each series of tile. They have blended their glass and stone series together to create stunning mosaics for their Eternity line. Essentials, a simple subway series color palette inspired Impressions, a brand new line that introduced textures, a huge and ever growing part of our industry.

Are you ready to see how simple the process can be? Set up an appointment with one of our sales team members today!

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AKDO Wall Straight On

Leadership Lessons from Joe Capozza III

May, 2017 | By: Brittany Cost | Architecture and Construction Management by Knickerbocker Group

 

In this installment of MH+D Inside Out, Joe Capozza III explains how he empowers his team to make decisions and offers insight into the future of the family business. Check out the full article here> 

Maine family business awards winner capozza tile & floor covering

Capozza Tile & Floor Wins 2017 Maine Family Business Award For Large Business

The Institute for Family Owned Business held their 17th annual business awards last night.  This awards ceremony recognizes the best in small and large family owned business in Maine in seven different categories ranging from most environmentally conscious, commitment to philanthropy, innovation, and overall best small and large business in Maine.  Overall there were a record breaking 166 nominations, of which 52 were selected as semi-finalists, and 20 finalists.

Last night Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center, which encompasses Old Port Specialty Tile Co. and Capozza Concrete Services, was privileged to accept the 2017 Maine Family Business Award for Large Business.  This award honors an outstanding company with more than 25 employees that demonstrates excellence in all facets of business, including family involvement, succession planning, communication, value of being family owned, and community service.  This is a huge honor to be nominated for this award, let alone win.  The family accepted this award last night as a team unit. Having the Capozza brand recognized as a leader in the field of family owned business is the outcome of our entire staff’s hard work, compassion and dedication to our company, trade, and community and we only achieved it by being a team.

tile from the titanic

Tile Inspiration From The Titanic

The Portland Science Center is hosting the Titanic Artifact Exhibit until the fall of 2016. A featured artifact recovered from the wreck in 1987, 75 years after the tragic sinking, are tiles from the 1st class bathrooms and swimming pool.

Tile tiles were manufactured by Villeroy & Boch, a company still in business today. The octagon with square dot pattern was produced from 1886 to the early 1920’s. The back stamp on each tile indicates that they were produced around 1910, perfect timing for a ship that was completed in May 1911. Because the tile was being used in wet areas the mosaic pattern on the surface was to provide slip resistance.  Similar to encaustic tile (concrete) they were approximately 1” thick, whereas modern day tile is 3/8”

Villeroy & Boch 7” Octagon 3” Dot white with blue outline Titanic tile

Villeroy & Boch 7” Octagon 3” Dot white with blue outline Titanic tile

A 1st class bathroom on Titanic

titanic-bathroom tile

The floor is slightly visible. Notice the number of sinks in the vanity. It was very rare to have a double sink, only the finest luxuries aboard Titanic.

bathroom claw foot tub titatnic

The luxury ship offered its 1st class passengers with tubs in their bathrooms. Notice the W.S.L. bathmat standing for “White Star Line”, the British shipping company who owned the famous RMS Titantic. The floor is very visible in this photograph and is just stunning.

Picture of Titanic’s full size pool.

tianic-swimming-pool

Same tiles used as in the bathrooms. The mosaic pattern to help with wet feet as the passengers enjoyed a dip.

A modern day rendering of Titantic II

A near perfect replica of the original White Star Line masterpiece, gives us the opportunity to see how the ship’s interior would have looked in color!

I’m dreaming of a white bathroom!

Clean, simplistic, elegant, bright, these are only a few ways you could describe a white bathroom. If you are considering a white design you will have plenty of options at Old Port Specialty Tile. READ MORE