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Faroe has a subtle and contemporary texture

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Faroe is a textile-inspired porcelain tile that lends a subtle texture, a fashion-forward color palette and contemporary sizes for modern spaces. Five shades including Seashell, Celeste, Mist, Mother of Pearl, and Midnight are available in 12″x24″ in our Minnesota warehouse.

Zoltan Apartment is Contemporary and Timeless

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Designed in 2015 by A+Z Design Studio  this contemporary apartment in Budapest, Hungary, utilizes sparse accessories to accentuate the sharp curvature of the space and draw the eye in. There are original touches throughout the apartment, such as the radiators and the pipes running from floor to ceiling. Tiered arches lead to a corner sleeping nook.

Bringing a Modern Country Look to an Old Farmhouse Bathroom

Architectural Ceramics

Florida, August 2016 – Before and afters are such a fun part of design, reminiscing the old and celebrating the new. A country country farmhouse with a vintage guest bathroom had an abundance of character, but not a lot of space to work with! It started out very dark, and the tile and fixtures were beyond outdated. Can someone say retro! Side note: cast iron tubs are heavy! Thankfully,

The Grocery Store Purchase that Helps You Keep a Neater Home

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Alicia Macias ). In my post, 5 Apartment Therapy Tips I Use All the Time , I noted that keeping fresh flowers around the house inspires me in unexpected ways—it lifts my mood and helps me keep a neater home. Makes sense? Sounds hokey? little of both? Turns out there's some science behind this! READ MORE ». Cleaning. Homekeeping Shortcuts


GIO Looks at Non-Residential Construction Starts – 2016 Overview, 2017 Predictions


As a company focused on the business of commercial design, not only do we track style trends and material preferences, but we also stay closely attuned to nonresidential and commercial construction starts and forecasts.

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Could You Live in Under 200 Square Feet?

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Fantastic Frank ). Here at Apartment Therapy, we've had lots of lively discussions about what constitutes a 'small' apartment, a 'little' one, a 'tiny' one, and so forth and so on. But there seems to be a general consensus that around 200 square feet is where you go from a small apartment to a really small apartment, little to really really little, tiny to teeny-tiny. READ MORE ».

How to Choose Kitchen Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, so it’s crucial to get your decor just right. Whether it’s your busy family hub, or somewhere to relax and socialise with friends, the kitchen is an important part all of our lives. The floor of your kitchen might not be the first thing you decide on, but it can make a huge difference to the look and feel of the room. We’ve put together some tips to help you just the right floor tiles for your kitchen. Colour Scheme. Material. Ceramic can be used on the floor, but it is not ideal in high traffic areas. Grout.

Look What We Found!

Burgin Construction

The Burgin Construction Inc. team loves to share tips with you, so when Brad and I heard from a wonderful client about the Restoration Hardware Outlet located in Long Beach, we knew we had to share this news with you! They have great merchandise at deeply discounted prices.  AND, Right now   they   are   running   an   additional   25%   off sale! Burgin Construction Inc.

Non-slip tile: Ultimate safety for any space

Tile of Spain USA

Summer weather often means time spent around the swimming pool, relaxing and frolicking with friends and family. But it is important to remember to be safe around the slick wet surface to avoid injuries interrupting your holiday. … Continue Reading. Blog Inalco non slip pool summer Tile tile of spain

Modern Sanctuary in the Woods of Washington State

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

MW/Works project Little House is a compact, modern sanctuary covering two floors and 1,100-square feet of space.  The firm explains that the project “hopes to capture the essence of the modern cabin—small in size but much larger than its boundaries.” Floor-to-ceiling windows on one side of the main floor pull your attention out toward tall trees and the Hood Canal. 

A One-Size-Fits-All DIY Project That'll Keep Your Kitchen Drawer Organized Forever — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Rachel Jacks ). We all know that the kitchen tool drawer can get messy fast. Housing everything from uni-tasking gadgets to everyday workhorses like cooking spoons, it's easy for them to become a tangled jumble. And since we all have different items and drawers, there's no one organizational solution that will work for everyone. Or is there? READ MORE ». How To. Organizing.

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Granada Tile’s Cluny Cement Tiles at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster in Vancouver

Granada Tile

Where you find Granada Tile, you’re sure to find great cuisine! Start by visiting our  cement tile shop  to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

New Outdoor Picnic Area Opens at ARDEX Americas Corporate Campus!

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

The ARDEX Ideas Committee received a number of suggestions about creating more outside picnic and relaxing areas to be used during lunch breaks at our corporate HQ in Aliquippa, PA. Last week, a creekside picnic area officially opened for employees to enjoy! Great work ARDEX Ideas Committee! Community Did You Know

The New Shape of Tile

Making Tile Modern

Introducing   Minnow – the latest edition to Modwalls’ American made Kiln ceramic tile collection. This wavy shape is a classic ogee shape that is stretched to make it oh so modern. We offer these little fishies in 75 glossy and matte colors. Choose from a single color to highlight the flowing shape of the tile, or mix it up to create your own colorful art piece. Modwalls.

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Wooden Brick House Matches Tradition with Innovation

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Built by Jaro Krobot , this project was an exciting exploration in material innovation. By using new building technology to recreate a traditional home, the atmosphere of the surrounding area was preserved. This house in Lučatín, a small village in central part of Slovakia, was completed in 2014. It sits on the site of an older home that had become dilapidated beyond repair.


This Scandinavian Real Estate Site has Convinced Me That I Need to Move to Stockholm

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Nooks ). don't know how Scandinavia became the design capital of the world, but it is, and for proof of this one need only peruse their real estate listings. I've looked at a lot of real estate listings in New York, and most of them are drab affairs, apartments that are completely empty, or else staged with estate-sale reject furniture. READ MORE ». Interior Design. Real Estate

Hexagon Shaped Cement Tiles Are Popping Up Everywhere!

Granada Tile

Yesterday , we shared how to get the look of this fabulous yet simple kitchen designed by Christian May of Maision21 that used a backsplash of hex-shaped cement tiles to take a modern kitchen from meh to marvelous.  In fact, we’ve been seeing hexagon shaped tiles popping up everywhere from kitchen tile backsplashes to restaurant tile floors. Photo by  Wichmann + Bendtsen.

#FlexBoneFriday: Ayotte & King Install FLEXBONE at College of the Holy Cross

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Ayotte & King Commercial Flooring Contractor used  ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE®  Uncoupling Membrane at the new College of the Holy Cross  Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center. The 3,800 square-foot complex features a chapel, meeting rooms, dining room and accommodations for 60 people. Again team ARDEX puts out another quality product. We FLEXBONEFriday Did You Know? In the News

10 Stylish How to Tile a Bathroom Wall


Replacing the bathroom wall with ceramics on bathroom wall is how to make the display looked clean and interesting. One of the choice for beautifying the display is by using motifly ceramics. Besides it is useful as bathroom necessary fulfill and another hygiene problems, the bathroom also is to be the relaxation of the body […]. Bathroom How to tile a bathroom wall

Contemporary Homes in Valle de Bravo Have Us Dreaming of Mexico

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Five Houses , by Weber Arquitectos , combines the feeling of being surrounded by lush vegetation with accessibility to modern amenities. These contemporary homes are located between the center of Valle de Bravo and a local golf club.  It is also an easy day trip to an area where you can see monarch butterflies. The connection with outdoor space welcomes visitors. 

Study Abroad for Grown-Ups: The Surprisingly Affordable Way 3 Women Took Their Office Global This Year

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Who is Danny /Shutterstock). There's a common realization many remote workers are having, likely while sitting in front of a computer at home still in their PJs (I speak from experience). It goes a little something like this: "Hey, wait a minute… I don't have to work from home. could actually work from anywhere. READ MORE ». Travel. Mindful Living

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Get The Look: Maison21’s Christian May’s Hex Cement Tile Backsplash

Granada Tile

In a kitchen he recently designed for a client, interior design Christian May of Maison21 shows how a backsplash of carefully chosen tiles can take a kitchen from simple to stunning. wall of variegated hexagonally-shaped tiles in shades of white, slate and grey takes this modern yet modest kitchen to a new level of gorgeous. Imagine what a new backsplash tile design can do for your own kitchen!

Designing Elevations

Life of an Architect

Which came first – the chicken or the egg? Everyone knows the correct answer is the egg … and by “egg” I mean “floor plans” I posted a sketch last week of an elevation study and was asked a simple question: do I design the floor plans first, or the elevations? For me, I start with the generic concept of how I want the building mass to work. Do you see it?

9 Best Ways in How To Tile a Bathroom Floor


Using the right tools. For beginning, if you want to know how to install the ceramics by yourself, you should have the tools and materials that are right for this job. You can buy, or lend, most of the tools and materials that you need in tools shop closer. For the tools that too expensive […]. Bathroom How to tile a bathroom floor

Check What the Buzz is About at Kew Gardens

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Ever wonder what life in a beehive is like? Designed by Wolfgang Buttress , this human-sized beehive is designed to give you a bee’s eye view. The interactive exhibit is visiting Kew Gardens through summer 2016. Standing at nearly 56 feet tall and weighing over 40 tons, this piece first debuted as the centerpiece of the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. The whole structure hums and buzzes. The

How Does IKEA Really Feel About Those IKEA Hacks? — Video from Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

IKEA hacks have long provided do-it-yourself inspiration. Whether it's reinventing the product's functionality or changing its appearance, seeing before and afters photos of these projects are gratifying – even if it's someone else's work. But how does IKEA really feel about the term "IKEA hack?" After all, people are taking their products, their work, and re-designing them in a whole new way. Maxwell Ryan, CEO and Founder of Apartment Therapy, sat down with IKEA's Head of Research, Mikael Ydholm, to discuss this popular trend - and get an opinion on IKEA's phenomenon. READ MORE ». Video

This Sat, Aug 27, from 2-4pm, come to Heath SF to meet.

Heath Ceramics

This Sat, Aug 27, from 2-4pm, come to Heath SF to meet @maxfrommeld. We’ll be showcasing his beautiful glassware, wooden analog games (very addictive), and serving trays for #HeathFinds at Heath SF and LA. (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco). heathfinds

Applying Basic Feng Shui Ideas to your Home: Part 1

Conestoga Tile Blog

Many people think of Feng Shui as all about mirrors, crystals and plants, but really it’s about the placement of objects in your space for maximum energy and comfort. While the concepts can seem complex, many of the underlying ideas are useful and applicable to any home. One Feng Shui concept focuses on managing clutter. This means more than having a tidy living room. That is a waste of energy.

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HG Stones Training Event!

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Join ARDEX and HG Stones for a demo night extraordinaire! RSVP by August 31, 2016! ARDEX tiling products will be demo’ed with NEOLITH Large Format Tiles –you don’t want to miss it

Ivy Coat Hangers Climb the Walls

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Created by Baptiste Ducommun for Klybeck , these minimalist hangers add a touch of class to any room while providing decorative flexibility. Designed to mimic the effect of an ivy plant slowly expanding outwards and upwards, this design, appropriately called “Ivy,” allow s for expansion, growth, and possibility, much like the organic plants they are based on.

Desk Envy: Lindsay Jackman of The White Buffalo Styling Co.'s Peppy Office-Meets-Playroom

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Lindsay Jackman ). Lindsay Jackman is the Southern small-town gal behind The White Buffalo Styling Co., a lifestyle and design blog dedicated to helping everyone "create a life with style and purpose." Take a peek inside Lindsay's joyfully eclectic office that represents all things her. READ MORE ». Home Office. People. Office

The current view in the Heath LA gallery. (at Health Ceramics)

Heath Ceramics

The current view in the Heath LA gallery. (at Health Ceramics

Colorquartz Links with Pacific Shore Stones

Stone Update

Exclusive distribution agreement brings quartz-surface brand to locations across central United States. Featured Company News

New Business Development Representative

Rubble Tile

Rubble is excited to announce an addition to our staff.  Christian Knutson is joining the Rubble team as our New Business Development Representative.  He will be a part of our sales team working alongside Elizabeth Bruntjen and Erin Newton.  Chris brings years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in the flooring industry. […]. The post New Business Development Representative appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom. Employment Design Industry Jobs Employment at Rubble Sales Jobs Tile Jobs