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Custom Commercial Cement Tile Inspiration

Tile Talk

Customizable cement tiles, from clockwise (top right), include: Traditional Melilla ; Classic Serengeti ; Traditional Gran Cordoba ; and Geometric 02 Cement Tile. Handmade cement tiles are a great choice for commercial, hospitality, and retail spaces. A cement tile mold acts as a blank canvas for applying your creativity with customization. Designing with Tile.

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Cementing The Latest Trend In Design: Cement Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Wait…Cement Can Be Tile? Cement tiles are an ingenious combination of cement, marble powder, water, sand, pigments, time and patience. A technique that uses a mold to make designs in many colors and a press to harden the tiles without requiring heat. The absence of kilns and high temperatures in the manufacturing process differentiates these tiles from other pavers.

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Vintage Tile Tour, Continued

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. If you love tile, then you can''t miss this rare opportunity to tour a house with tiles installed in nearly every room, including some Royal Delft cloisonné decorative tiles. Located in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, the home tour was arranged by Joe Taylor and Sheila Menzies of The Tile Heritage Foundation for a collector.

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Creating Custom Designs with Homemade, Handpainted Terracotta Tiles

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics is helping bring homemade, handpainted terracotta tiles to the DC Metro area and invites you to come into one of our showrooms to check it out! Our Nord collection of hand painted terracotta tiles takes cues from Baltic and Balkan aesthetics and reflects upon the delicate and often whimsical patterns of ancestry and heritage. How It Works. Get a sample.

Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Since launching our new line of Porcelain Pool Tile earlier this month, we''ve been getting a lot of questions about what makes porcelain tile better than ceramic tile. More commonly, the question is simply, "What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?" Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile and nothing more.

What tile should I pick if I don’t know my cabinets or counter yet?

Architectural Ceramics

Coordinating your tile when you haven’t selected your cabinets and counter yet can be confusing. Fortunately, it’s much easier than selecting tile that coordinates with existing cabinets and countertops. There are so many options when it comes to tile, and if you have time, you have the option of selecting anything you want. London White Ceramic Brick Tile.

Tile Inspiration For Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Tile Talk

Vibrant blue Arabesque tile adds visual interest. Tile is a popular choice for kitchen floors and backsplashes, so popular that even the priciest and most custom options can seem bland. One tile company is changing that, one beautifully unique tile at a time. Handmade Cement Tile. If you''ve never heard of handmade cement tiles, you will.

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Graphic Symmetry from Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile design today is filled with geometric shapes such as hexagons, octagons and rhomboids that create stunning visuals and dynamic spaces. These designs are seen on both floor tile and wall tile, and often coordinate with more traditional formats to create a standout appearance. Blog alea Ceramica Cas Ceranosa Geometric shapes tile of spain Trends Vives

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Renovating? We’ve Got Your Tile

Making Tile Modern

Modwalls Lush glass subway tile at the lowest price ever. We’ve got some good news for you: Our best selling Lush glass subway tile collection in great colors and sizes is now at the lowest price ever. Yes- it’s the high quality gorgeous glass tile that we’ve been known for since 2005. Lush 4×12 Surf Green Glass Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash.

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Porcelain Tile Tile Manufacturing Green Tile Porcelain Ceramics Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile technical porcelain

The Layman’s Class on Glass: Design & Installation Tips for Glass Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Rockville, MD – The supposed fragility of glass tile does nothing to deter from its beauty, and how much designers and homeowners adore it. And it’s no wonder, because glass tile can transform a space into something truly unique. That’s exactly why we’re breaking down a list of our top tips and explanations when it comes to choosing and installing glass tile.

Handmade Cement Tile: Defining Quality

Tile Talk

Handmade Alcala Cement Tile on a bathroom wall. In my last post, I introduced Avente Tile’s newly published Guide to Buying Handmade Cement Tile. This 14-page downloadable Guide features information, examples of cement tile installations, FAQs, and more. Handmade cement tile in geometric shapes elegantly define a clubhouse restaurant''s floor. Long-Lasting.

A Better Saltillo Tile: Rustic Cement Tile Pavers

Tile Talk

A Saltillo tile entry features a cement tile rug. A few weeks ago, we spoke about the history, production and properties of Saltillo tile. To recap, hand-crafted from natural clay deposits, authentic Saltillo tile can only come from one place in the world - Saltillo, in the state of Coahuila in Mexico. To recap, Saltillo tiles: Vary in color and shape.

Saltillo Tile's Centuries-Old Allure

Tile Talk

Coupled with decorative ceramic tiles, Saltillo tile exudes Old World charm. Hand-crafted from natural clay deposits, authentic Saltillo tile can only come from one place in the world - Saltillo, in the state of Coahuila in Mexico. The process of turning this special Mexican clay into tiles has remained unchanged since 1577. Designing with Tile. Sitting Bull.

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Tile Tuesday: Parente to Parasol, Old Tradition-New Expression

Kitchens for Living

Welcome to the second installment of the Tile Tuesday series! We were able to really dig in to both aspects on our Tile of Spain tour of Sevilla led by architect Gonzalo Cantos. As we explored not only tile but the culture from which it originates, we were constantly presented with old and new, separate but not entirely mutually exclusive. Isabel Parente in her studio.

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Tile Trends: Geometic Patterns Showcase Spanish Tile Creativity

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish tile industry continues to showcase its creativity with beautiful geometric designs. Vibrant colors, creative patterns mixed in with unique versatility, makes Spanish ceramic tile ideal for any space. Tile of Spain geometric styles come in a wide choice of colors and geometric patterns that continue to attract people to its alluring flair for decor.

Tile Backsplash Ideas for Modern Vanities

Tile Talk

Your options for backsplashes are wide-ranging, not only based on the materials available, but the orientation of the tiles, techniques used, and molding features. Style of Decorative Tile Backsplash: Handmade Cement Tile. Natural Stone Tile. Glass Tiles. Mosaic Tiles. Classic White Subway Tile. Metallic tiles. Themed Tiles.

Amish Quilt Pattern Ceramic Tile Fireplace Surround


One Tradition Meets Another Detail of Amish "Wedding Ring" Quilt Pattern in Tile I''ve been amazed for years in the never ending design possibilities in tile and mosaic. In a recentt post we looked at tile I created for a coffee table done in a Navajo rug pattern motif. George Woideck is a ceramic artist specializing in tile and mosaic. Other possibilities?

Geometric Tiles Create Style on any Budget

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Geometric tiles in classic shapes, such as chevron, hexagon, stripes, honeycomb or octagon, are a great way to add style to your home''s wall or floors. More intricate patterns reproduced on a single tile will always be more expensive than plain tiles. Create a pattern using plain or solid-color tiles using different standard formats.

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Tile of Spain reveals global design trends and innovation at CEVISAMA 2016

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish ceramic tile exports grew by 6%, continuing to make Tile of Spain Europe’s leading ceramic tile producer – and the second largest exporter of tile worldwide. Miami, FL February 2016 – CEVISAMA 2016, the International Ceramic Tile Fair, recently took place at the Feria Valencia center in Spain. … Continue Reading.

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Glass Mosaic Tile Design You Can Create Online

Making Tile Modern

Customize your kitchen tile, shower tile or pool tile using our Modwalls tile blender. Mix your own colors of our Brio glass mosaic tiles, then order a sample. “Live Your Colors” with Modwalls tile! Custom Brio glass mosaic tile blend. Once you’ve chosen your blend we’ll make it for you in about 1 week.

5 Bathroom Tile Tips for Small Spaces

As The Tile Turns

Choosing the best tile for the right area in your home is more complicated than a short trip to a Denver tile showroom. Choosing bathroom tile can be especially difficult due to the smaller size of the room, and if a few basic rules aren’t adhered to, even the most beautiful contemporary tiles can look cramped and out of place. Bathroom Tile

Support the Tile Heritage Foundation

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Tiles tell tales!" Menzies, Executive Director of the Tile Heritage Foundation , explained it to me many years ago. The Tile Heritage Foundation (THF) is a well-run, non-profit organization that is benevolent and generous. The THF works tirelessly to validate both the art and craft of tile as a cultural treasure. is the way Sheila A.

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Amish Star Quilt Pattern Tile End Table


Hi all, Over the years I've enjoyed adapting my hand made ceramic tiles for use in furniture. In Fall of 2014 I posted photos and a description of a coffee table with a tile top in a Navajo rug design. I'm reminded that so many existing designs can be adapted for use in tile including the floor tile in an Oriental Rug motif as used in the Adamson House featured in the last post.

Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Porcelain Wood Look Tile Porcelain Tile wood look wood porcelain tile wood tile

How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor

Tile Excellence

Tile Excellence responds to bad advise on "how to lay ceramic tile" found on Here''s a question from, which Tile Excellence oftens answers. In response to the question, "How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor" "To i nstall ceramic tile , first grout the area. Press the first tile on s tarting in a corner. Each additional tile should have 1/4" space all around the tile. The advice given below and to this reader was based on my experience with this master tile installer, I feel I can respond. Consumers Beware!

Pantone’s Color of 2017 at Modwalls Tile

Making Tile Modern

Greenery works in so many rooms and we have the tile collections in this vibrant hue to make anyone’s day brighter. Here are some of our favorite Greenery colored tile installations using a variety of Modwalls tile collections: Search Our Modwalls Tile Installation Galleries to see all of these rooms and more! GREENERY. Did we mention that we LOVE bright green?

Cuban Tile Makes Grand Entrance for Resort Hotel

Tile Talk

The above commercial installation of Cuban cement tile uses a classic rug design in rich, warm colors. The hypnotic pattern of our Cuban Heritage Design 110-3B 8x8 handmade cement tile features prominently in this resort''s airy and grand entry. Cuban Heritage Design 110 3B 8" x 8" Handmade Cement Tile. Tips for Creating a Cement Tile Rug. Save on Spanish Cadiz Tile.

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Avente Tile Talk: Spanish Tile Design, Innovation Inspires Coverings.

Tile Talk

Spanish Tile Design, Innovation Inspires Coverings 2013 Attendees. Tile of Spains exhibit at Coverings 2013. Image courtesy of Tile of Spain. Ceramic tile use throughout Spain is prolific. At Coverings 2013 , held recently in Atlanta, the Tile of Spain marked its 26th year in exhibiting Spanish innovation at the annual tile and stone show. Lets Talk Tile.

Cement Tile Rug Creates a Welcoming, Warm Patio

Tile Talk

The stunning pattern of our Traditional Alcala cement tile series, in a custom colorway, creates a spectacular entry for this Southern California home. The owners wanted to showcase the front porch of their home with a dramatic cement tile pattern and border using warm colors and earth tones that were not only complementary to their own home, but also to their historic neighborhood.

Avente Tile Talk: Tile Fireplace Design Tips

Tile Talk

Tile Fireplace Design Tips. — Written by Bill Buyok , Avente Tile As February comes to a close, so does this month’s focus on tiled hearths and fireplaces. Today I will share three tips that can help you achieve the best design for your tiled fireplace. A fireplace using hand-painted Spanish Tile. Use lighter glazed tiles to brighten the area.

Tile Trends: Encaustic and Hydraulic Cement Looks

Tile of Spain USA

Encaustic and hydraulic cement styles are making a comeback in tile. Spanish tile manufacturers are on the forefront of this ceramic tile trend. Here’s a look at some of the encaustic and hydraulic cement looks from Tile of Spain: Vanguard Rise series from Aparici reaches towards the sky as an accent wall in this restaurant space. … Continue Reading.

3 Ways to Create Style with Plain Hexagon Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Here are three ways plain hexagon tiles lead to an overall stylish look. Our style guide below uses both ceramic, porcelain, and cement tiles - all available from Avente Tile. Create a simple pattern with plain hexagon tile in two or three colors. A simple repeating pattern in black and white works great with hexagon tiles.

New Looks for Wall Tile: Product Recommendations from GIO Tile


Wall tile is an excellent choice for many commercial environments, often providing really unique looks that can be customized, as well as the exceptional performance characteristics of tile. The upfront expenditures for tile, setting materials, and installation are revealed as smart investments … Tile Trends Wall Tile ceramic tile ceramic wall tile wall tile

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Avente Tile Talk: Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour

Tile Talk

Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour. I just returned from a business trip in the Dominican Republic meeting with the owners of the Aguayo Cement Tile Factory. Aguayo Cement Tiles are well known for their quality, large color palette, and commitment to new design. Cuban Tiles from the Aguayo Cement Tile Factory. Mixing the Color Layer of Cement Tile. deco tile.

Tile Trends 2015 : Variety is the Spice of Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Last week was action-packed as I made my annual pilgrimage to Coverings, a trade show for tile and stone. Bill Buyok, Avente Tile owner, at Coverings 2015. Hexagons tile formats were everywhere. Hands down, Elevations concave hexagon and 3D hexagon by Aguayo was one of my favorite tile find. Textured Tile Shapes.

Geometrical Ceramic Tiles Offer Everlasting Design

Tile Talk

Our new Geometrical Glazed Ceramic tile collection was used to create this appealing kitchen backsplash. Our Geometrical line of ceramic tile mixes classic hand-painted glaze techniques with modern, geometric patterns to achieve an absolutely stunning look. The Geometrical Ceramic Tile collection features hand-glazed, modern patterns. Designing with Tile. Need it now?

The Making of a (Transitional) Tile Mosaic in Historic Baltimore

Architectural Ceramics

The fireplace, however, had no tile on it. When I went to the house to measure and see how much area we could use for tile, I found that the walls were not quite plumb, but placing a mosaic was feasible. Once the measurements were taken and the color and type of tile was selected, I researched available sizes. After. This wasn’t a bad thing, since it was stunning! Before.

Avente Tile Talk: Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design

Tile Talk

Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design. Dating back to as early as the 7th century the Islamic Arts have influenced an array of cultures and societies, such as the notable geometric designs in their tile work. These tiles were commonly used as floor and wall applications and to decorate mihrabs , the architectural niches in mosques. Lets Talk Tile. Avente Tile Talk.

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Vintage Tile Tour of Original Los Angeles Spec House

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Recently, I had a rare opportunity to tour a house with Royal Delft tiles installed in almost every room. Located in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, the home tour was arranged by Joe Taylor and Sheila Menzies of The Tile Heritage Foundation for a collector. A resplendent Art Deco tile fountain. Tiled California Cooler.