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What We’re Seeing at Cersaie 2016

Tile of Spain USA

Cersaie 2016 is in full swing! Here’s a glimpse of what we’re seeing from the Tile of Spain ceramic wall and floor tile manufacturers in Bologna, Italy: For more from Cersaie, connect with Tile of Spain on social media: Facebook , Twitter , Google Plus and Pinterest. … Continue Reading. Blog Bestile Ceramica Da Vinci Cersaie Cersaie 2016 Gayafores Myr Ceramica tile of spain Unicer

A Contemporary Cube in the Woods

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This isn’t your average cottage in the middle of the woods. The CUBE House by  Yakusha Design Studio  was built utilizing an optical illusion — the Cube shape makes the home appear much smaller from the outside, reducing the impact on the landscape while still allowing plenty of interior living space. Located in a forest in Kiev, Ukraine, this design incorporates modernity with flexibility.

Granada Tile’s Second House Beautiful Cover of 2016

Granada Tile

Our eyes nearly popped out of our head when we saw the cover of the October issue of House Beautiful out on newstands now: our Fez cement tile in black and white forms the picture-perfect centerpiece of a backsplash in a kitchen designed by Colleen Bashaw. Yes, the cover! Our second cover of 2016!  We’ll say 2016 has been a very good year!

Get The Look: Union Sun Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Union Sun tiles have a mid grey-brown colour that features a stone effect look. These square porcelain tiles are hard-wearing and perfect for high traffic areas in the home such as kitchens and hallways. Combine the tiles with Ardex Antique Ivory Grout to recreate the above look. Also in the Union range are matching wall and decor tiles in Steel and Light grey colours, and Union Sun floor tiles are also available with an anti-slip finish. Advice Tile Design Tips floor tiles get the look

Coverings 2017 Signup Opens

Stone Update

Online registration begins for April 4-7 stone-and-tile event in Orlando, Fla. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Rubble Tile Vendor Spotlight: Three European Tile Lines from Ragno

Rubble Tile

The European Tile Trend Continues at Rubble Tile Italian tile manufacturer, Ragno, has driven growth and design in the Italian ceramic tile industry since 1949. Here we’ll spotlight three of Ragno’s lines that are available at Rubble Tile. Woodcraft Ragno’s Woodcaft is a creative look for spaces with a contemporary spirit. representation of vintage […]. The post Rubble Tile Vendor Spotlight: Three European Tile Lines from Ragno appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom.

2016 Surface Imports: Down at the Half

Stone Update

imports through June this year trail 2015 in several categories; quartz slabs remain strong. Featured Analysis (Mid-Year/Annual) Stone Imports

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NEW ISC Surfaces Natural Stone Collection

ISC Surfaces

Phantasie Gray ISC Surfaces has updated our natural stone tile collection in a major way to reflect changing design trends. All sizes noted are in inches.) Our new offerings include expanded color, size, and finish options. Silver Ash Crosscut Stone Types include limestone, travertine, marble, slate, and onyx. Color palette reflects latest color trends of gray, cream, and white. Louis.

#TileTuesday- Have You Registered for ARDEX Academy Training in Your Area?

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

ARDEX Americas Tiling Sales Professional Frank Galvan conducts training in Mansfield, Texas! Did you know ARDEX Academy training is available in Canada, the United States and Latin America? Register today for this industry leading and totally complimentary training! Check out a full list here! Did You Know? Training

Our Winter Seasonal collection has arrived in our showrooms!

Heath Ceramics

Our Winter Seasonal collection has arrived in our showrooms! Coming online soon) (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco

Beautiful Vintage Bathroom Renovations (That Don't Destroy Original Tile)

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Brownie ). Few things in the world of design are more polarizing than brightly colored bathroom tile. The bright pink (and yellow, and green, and blue) tile that was so popular in vintage bathrooms has been the curse of homeowners pretty much ever since. READ MORE ». Before & After. Remodeling Ideas. Budget Living. Bathroom Projects

Stone, Spain, Tapas in NYC

Stone Update

Presentation will focus on dimensional stone on Nov. 3; CEU credit available. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

Minimalist Home in Taiwan with Open Mezzanine

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

HAO Design gave their clients’ traditional 2.5 story home in Pingtung City a minimalist makeover.  The finished design, called Blank , has a light and airy feel due to its large windows and open mezzanine.  Moreover, white walls and an uncluttered interior make the space feel even larger than its 1700-square feet. The mezzanine space has only a few pieces of carefully chosen décor. 

9 Best Marble Flooring Tile Designs for Entryways


People may keep coming for more and more into the convenient place. This is the main reason people choose to apply the marble flooring designs for entryways. It may make people to always be missing the house while they are being out of the house. Seems this is to be a trick of creating sweet […]. Flooring marble flooring

Sketchy Tuesday in action at Heath SF. Love how Marty captured.

Heath Ceramics

Sketchy Tuesday in action at Heath SF. Love how Marty captured our showroom! sketchytuesday (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco). sketchytuesday

Before & After: A New Look for a Curiously Colored Kitchen — Sweeten

Apartment Therapy

House hunting in New York often involves a few compromises, and for Brandi that compromise was buying an apartment with a kitchen in need of a serious overhaul. The backsplash tiles were cracked and yellowing, the wall oven didn't work, and the hinges had so many layers of paint on them that the cabinets wouldn't close. READ MORE ». Before & After. Remodeling Ideas. New York. Kitchen Projects

Avalon Flooring- Welcome to the ARDEX Team!

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

New ARDEX tiling distributor Avalon Flooring attended ARDEX Academy training recently. Interested in becoming an ARDEX distributor partner? Contact Contact us today! Toll-Free Phone: (888) 512-7339. Phone: (724) 203-5000. Fax: (724) 203-5001. mail:   . Community Did You Know

Mid 19th-Century Villa in England Returns to its Original Grandeur

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Named “The Pilot’s House”, this villa built from brick and flint masonry is an architectural gem. The residence is located in Winchester, England and has an interesting history: it is part of a collection of family homes developed for the wealthy in the mid 19th century and located close to England’s oldest school, Winchester College.

How to Pick Perfect Sinks and Taps

Kitchen and Residential Design

Sinks and Taps are two essential parts of any kitchen, but unfortunately they are most neglected pieces in the kit. It is almost impossible to imagine a kitchen without them. With the advancement in technology, they are now more advanced and good looking, but it does not mean you can pick any sink and tap for your kitchen. You have to think hard and select those pieces that match your kitchen type.

@houseindustries house numbers. Would love to see this concept.

Heath Ceramics

@houseindustries house numbers. Would love to see this concept integrating numbers inspire a real installation!! If you know of one let us know. (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco

Long Held Suspicions Confirmed: Yes, The Home of Anthropologie's Co-Founder Is Indeed Amazing

Apartment Therapy

Designer Colleen Bashaw hoped to add the texture of a natural-fiber rug in the entryway without covering up the custom-patterned cement tile. So she installed a sisal rug on the wall. Image credit: Maura McEvoy for House Beautiful ). If you're anything like me, every time you walk into an Anthropologie, you think one—or all—of these three things: 1. Whoa, it smells so good in here. 2. READ MORE ».

Kitchen Design 2017- What’s Next?

Kitchens for Living

Fashion is a fickle phenomena. What’s in today quickly morphs into the the next new sensation.  It doesn’t matter if it’s clothes or cabinets. Granted, interior trends are slower to transition but it works the same way. Contemporary styling has taken the design world by storm, white with espresso finishes are popular choices. Photo credit That is numero uno.

Creative Apartment in Ukraine Packed with Design Ideas

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Svoya Studio completed this creative apartment in Ukraine for a painter and her family.  For an artistic household, the project “Shhh…” had to be as unique as its name.  So, complex patterns, interesting textures, and fun pops of bright color run throughout the space. For example, you enter the apartment through a lemon yellow door.  The mixed-use room balances muted colors around a blue couch.

Paint Companies are Rolling Out their 2017 Colors of the Year


It’s a colorful time of year in the design world as the paint companies begin announcing their picks for 2017 Color of the year. While the long-awaited, Pantone Color of the Year won’t be announced until December,  we already have three new hues to contemplate for our future design needs. Here’s a look at them.

Wildflower (in the front) latest edition to our serving bowl.

Heath Ceramics

Wildflower (in the front) latest edition to our serving bowl glazes. (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco

So Long, Popcorn Ceilings: 8 Transformative Overhead Architectural Hacks

Apartment Therapy

So, your rental apartment or newly-built home didn't come with coffered ceilings or pressed tin tiles? Set your sights above that unsightly popcorn or drop ceilings you've been dealt. All eight of these ceiling hacks will lend architectural interest to a boring room—whether you channel intricate European plasterwork or rustic exposed wood beams is entirely up to you. READ MORE ». Ideas & Inspiration. Architecture. Interior Design. Hacks

Mirror, Mirror on the wall…

Garden State Tile Blog

“Reflections” brightens dull drywall. Introducing our beveled mirrored tile collection — Reflections. sleek, shiny tile that captures light making a space feel more open. Antique only available in shiny finish. Blog What's New

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New Transitional Housing Units in Portland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Laura’s Place , a transitional housing facility located in Portland, Oregon, just got a little bit bigger. This local communal home for single mothers just expanded with the help of  Architecture Building Culture , who helped to design and create a building that allows for additional residents. This gabled home has a slate grey exterior, with two white panel-clad ends.

9 Best Baby Nursery Ideas for Small Spaces


Actually there are many ways that you can easily follow how to decorating your baby nursery for small spaces. Today, There are many modern homes which more focus on function than large rooms. But below we will show you some factors you need to consider how to magically make your room looks bigger without leave […]. Baby Nursery baby nursery for small space

We’re proud to present the latest works from.

Heath Ceramics

We’re proud to present the latest works from @julianwattsstudio for his first LA show at Heath LA this Saturday. Join us at our opening reception, featuring a conversation between Julian and @tungchiang, from 6-8p! RSVP in profile. (at Health Ceramics

A Charming Boston Apartment Full of "New England Style" — House Call

Apartment Therapy

Name: Christine. Location: Boston, Massachusetts. This is the apartment my husband and I shared for two years in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood. I am a DC-based interior designer. In 2014 my husband was accepted to graduate school in Boston, so we sold our DC house, either Craigslisted or put most of our furniture in storage, and moved to Boston for two years. We chose to rent this apartment because of its amazing architectural details – built in 1855, it featured incredible millwork, bowed windows, a delft tile fireplace, high ceilings. READ MORE

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The Best of Loft Living :: Serenbe Designer Showhouse 2016

The Ace of Space

Nestled on the edge of Atlanta is a magical place surrounded by acres of preserved forest and miles of picturesque trails winding through pastoral meadows. Where life is slower and the air seems a little lighter. bucolic utopia where people live, work, eat and play on quiet streets lined with impressively designed custom homes. It’s all part of an […]. Design Showhouses

A Seamless Transition in the Gap House

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The Gap House , a project of  STORE MUU design studio , was built in a newly developed neighborhood facing the Sagami Bay in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. mild year-round climate coupled with a gentle sea breeze meant that an open air floor plan with tiered levels utilized the space and environment, making it an ideal design for this home.

9 Best Paint Color Ideas for Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets


Most of homeowner looking forward to what is the best color ideas for kitchen with cherry cabinets due to this is one of the most used and often find in a new home or a rental unit as well. Actually, there are many paint colors available that goes well with cherry wood and that’s one […]. Kitchen Paint Color Ideas for Kitchen