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Employee Spotlight: Corporate Trainer Rachelle Bishop

Architectural Ceramics

Genuine, hardworking, fun, knowledgeable — AC’s Corporate Trainer, Rachelle Bishop, is a valuable asset to our company and our clients.

15 Must-Have Items from the New Frank Lloyd Wright Lifestyle Brand

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was a design visionary. He may be gone, but his architectural and furniture designs live with us.

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May Featured Tiles: Malmo Cement Effect & Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

May seems to have crept up on us and we’re finding it hard to believe we’ll soon be half way through 2019. We’re looking forward to BBQ season and seeing all the wonderful garden designs created using our range of outdoor porcelain tiles.

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Case Study: Spanish Ceramic Tiles Play a Key Role University Expansion

Tile of Spain USA

Designed by renowned architect Alberto Campo Baeza , the newest addition to the Francisco de Vitoria University Campus in Pozuelo, Madrid houses athletic facilities and classrooms for student use.

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Celebrating Distinctions in Mexican History and Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Mexico is a country whose customs are rich in tradition, be it celebrating a day in history like Cinco de Mayo with an elaborate festival, or hand-crafting Saltillo tile almost the same way today as was done at its conception decades ago.

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Mirrored Tile

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Nothing throws light around a room like mirrored tile can. From reflective glazes on 3D ceramic, to completely mirrored glass tiles, there are loads of mirrored tile styles that can turn an everyday space into a jewel box. Read more here: [link].

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10 Home Renovations You can Do in an Afternoon

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Home renovations always seem like a great idea to start. When you’re six days in and covered in paint, however, major improvements start to feel expensive, time-consuming and draining. That’s because, when it comes to home improvement, it’s easy to bite off more than you can chew.

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Add Style & Flair to Your Outdoor Spaces with Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

With spring upon us and summer quickly approaching, the outdoor spaces your home has to offer are becoming more and more important. Whether enjoying a springtime wine night or a summer barbecue, decks, patios and gardens can prove to be just as important as the inside of your home.

Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

Architectural Ceramics

So you’re looking to remodel your kitchen. But how much does it cost to renovate a kitchen? Depending on the size of your space and the quality of finishes you’re looking to add, the total can range between $8,000 and $30,000+.

CTDA Technical Committee Update

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

by Frank Donahue, CTDA Technical Committee Chairman, Best Tile. Work continues by the ANSI A-108 committee to establish guidelines for the application of large format gauged porcelain tile to exteriors using a direct bond method. This guideline has major potential to open building exteriors as an additional surface for the use of porcelain tiles.

The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Furniture

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We’re seeing rapid growth in the sustainable furniture business. Because more people know that making responsible choices about the products they put in their homes matters for the environment. But are all green furniture claims true? Not always, and there’s a term for that: greenwashing.

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Join Villa Lagoon Tile at the HD Expo!

Cement Style

In the mood to be inspired by the rich, architectural beauty of historic Havana or the pearl of the Caribbean? Or, perhaps you’re mesmerized by the unique spontaneity of pigmented color that flows freely on a watercolor painting?

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Why Tile is the Best Choice for Commercial Surfaces

Giotile

Sustainability, health and wellness, value engineering (satisfying the product’s performance requirements at the lowest possible cost), and functionality combined with exceptional aesthetics are what commercial interior design clients are demanding when it comes to building materials.

2019 Tile Trends: Textured Tile

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Sticking to a monochromatic pallete? Textured tile is a great way to add visual interest without introducing too many colors. It also provides a tactile quality that’ll have your guests walking right up to touch the walls. Read more here: [link].

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10 Times a DIYer was Smart to Hire a Pro

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Get the most out of your DIY home improvement projects. Image: Photographee.eu/Shutterstock. Shutterstock. We love diving into DIY projects at home. Even if you’re a total novice when it comes to DIY, anyone can tackle simple projects to enhance their home.

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Nemo’s Nouveau

Diary of a Tile Addict

Wood-effect tiles are a special creation- the resistance and lifespan of ceramic with the natural beauty of timber, plus the freedom and luxury to combine wood with underfloor heating.

Why Tile is the Best Choice for Commercial Surfaces

Giotile

Sustainability, health and wellness, value engineering (satisfying the product’s performance requirements at the lowest possible cost), and functionality combined with exceptional aesthetics are what commercial interior design clients are demanding when it comes to building materials.

Interlocking Pattern Ideas to Create a Natural Looking Space

Architectural Ceramics

The standard go-to for laying tile is usually a one third offset or stacked pattern using one size of tile. If you don’t mind getting a bit creative, you can create a beautiful and organic look by using multiple sizes of tiles.

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Design pros review some of their favorite tile styles seen at Coverings for Forbes

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Design pros review some of their favorite tile styles seen at @Coverings for @Forbes. Standout trends included moody marble looks, dimensional whites, tropical florals and more. Read more here: [link].

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3 Ways to Plan a Small Yard Green Space

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Small yards come with many challenges. One of the biggest is struggling to make a lawn work in them. The simple fact is that with less space to work with, the lawn itself has to be impeccably planned so that it fits in with decking space, decorative accents and other common yard functions.

Bathroom remodeling ideas that are taking over 2019

Trendir Magazine

As we near the middle of 2019 its time to take a look at the latest trends that are taking over all aspects of décor. One area of the home that is always in need of a quick pick me up is the bathroom.

Marble Kitchen Countertops

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Pros & Cons of Using Marble in the Kitchen. One of the most commons things we hear is, “We’re thinking about putting marble countertops in our kitchen, what do you think?”

Budgeting for a Bathroom Remodel

Architectural Ceramics

Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms to remodel. The average bathroom budget can cost between $5,000 and $25,000+ depending on a number of factors like size of your space, quality of materials, geographic region, and the number of items being updated.

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Man versus Machine – Architectural Sketch Series

Life of an Architect

I’m currently in Chicago celebrating the 50th birthday of a good friend of mine. In fact, there are four of us here and we all know each other from our time together from the University of Texas School of Architecture.

What No One Tells You About Flipping Houses

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Learn the secrets of house flipping. Image: Perry Mastrovito/Getty Images. We love binge-watching house flipping shows while dreaming of tackling a flip of our own.

Swanky Summer farmhouse decorating ideas

Trendir Magazine

Summer is right around the corner the sun is finally starting to shine and the weather is beginning to get warmer which means it’s time to begin redecorating the home with a summery feel. During the summertime, there is nothing we love more than farmhouse décor.

Damp proofing and eliminating water damage

Kitchen and Residential Design

via High water tables and a wet climate can add up slowly to structural damages in both older buildings and in new construction. Long before the appearance of mould and mildew, the gradual action of water could be damaging your home.

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Delightful Dial Square

Diary of a Tile Addict

The new, stylish venue for Arsenal FC fans celebrates the birth of the club in a way that ties history with today with a refreshing and modern interior. Located at the Clock End of the Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium the club’s origins are highlighted from the off. The designers at 20.20

?New Tile Collection Inspired by Artistic Traditions of Watercolor Painting

Cement Style

LAS VEGAS, HD EXPO (May 15, 2019) ? Villa Lagoon Tile continues to push the boundaries of creating the unexpected in cement tile offerings with the launch of its new Watercolor Collection. Inspired by the traditions of watercolor painting, Villa Lagoon Tile is the first manufacturer to offer this dynamic, hand-made watercolor process for cement tiles.

Caring for Windows: 5 Tips for People in Glass Houses

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. They say that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but 13 years in a window-heavy home has taught me even more.

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Best shower bench ideas to reinvent your bathroom

Trendir Magazine

While most of us are quite fond of having a tub due to how relaxing they can be, showers are becoming more and more appealing due to how grand they have become. One aspect that’s quite grand and fun to add to the bathroom is a shower bench.

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Company

Fabric and Tile Masters

More and more people are using tile flooring and wall coverings in their homes today due to its durability and ease of daily cleaning. Tile fits both contemporary and traditional styles, providing both sleek and elegant looks.

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Metal-Waste Marvels

Diary of a Tile Addict

It is always inspiring to hear of new ways that old waste materials are being transformed into something completely different – benefiting the planet and appealing to the style conscious among us.

New Cuban Tile Collection Highlights Rich, Architectural Style of Historic Havana

Cement Style

LAS VEGAS, HD EXPO (May 15, 2019) ? As part of its mission to create signature custom looks and unique design elements for hospitality and residential projects, Villa Lagoon Tile launches its new Cuban Collection, a set of authentic Cuban cement tile patterns and color combinations. The collection is inspired by both Havana and also the smaller, colonial towns rich in architectural beauty.

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9 Pro Secrets for the Perfect Tile Backsplash

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Make your DIY kitchen backsplash a focal point. Image: Artazum/Shutterstock. We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.

Rubble Tile’s Spring Design Events

Rubble Tile

Now that May has arrived, Minnesota's Spring is ramping up. At Rubble Tile, we're heading into the heart of Spring with a full slate of tile and design events that are sure to provide valuable information and insights. Here's a rundown of this season's events: Events Rubble News spring-2019-design-events spring-2019-events-minnesota tile shop minneapolis

European Design Trends from LivingKitchen 2019 – KBDN Trend Spotting

JG Kitchens

My latest monthly Trend Spotting column for Kitchen & Bath Design News shares my impressions from January’s expo in Cologne, Germany. It was my third time visiting LivingKitchen and first with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Global Connect program. (It

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