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Color Trends to Look for in 2019

As The Tile Turns

Like any design element, colors come in and out of fashion. For years, it was all about the neutral, with beige, grey, and especially white dominating the world of interior design. The appeal is clear: neutrals look clean and are capable of visually expanding small spaces. They're also versatile.

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Some Like It Hot: In-Floor Heating Options

Architectural Ceramics

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland just outside the DC-metropolitan area, Architectural Ceramics is familiar with chilly temperatures in winter. Before the weather gets cold or you complete your next tile project, consider using in-floor heating as a way to keep your toes warm during these next few months. Because of our vendor partnerships with Laticrete and Schluter, AC offers multiple types of in-floor heating options.

November Featured Tiles: Andalusia & Earth

The London Tile Co.

After a month of sunshine and surprisingly warm weather, November has started with a heavy rainstorm here at London Tile HQ.

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Avoid Spooky Tile Situations with Advice from AC’s Customer Service Team

Architectural Ceramics

Don’t let tile mistakes haunt your home renovation. With expert advice from Architectural Ceramic’s Customer Service team, you can be prepared throughout your tile purchase and renovation.

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Tile Insider: Interlocking Shapes are on the Rise

As The Tile Turns

While there's plenty to love about the clean, modern aesthetic of subway tiles, today's homeowners are on the hunt for something a little more intricate. Enter interlocking shapes: a trend that is quickly taking over in homes and businesses all around the world.

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The Fundamentals of Autumn

Tile of Spain USA

The approach of autumn changes weather, habits and even homes. Ceramic tile collections from Spain offer choices for this new season; a new dosage of inspiration for the return home. STN Cerámica, Terk (9” X 82”).

Get The Look: Block Party Highland Park

Granada Tile

Right now, we’re obsessed with hexes. No, not the scary-witch-with-a-crooked-finger-who’ll-put-a-spell-on-you-and-lock-you-up-in-a-cage-for-fattening-up-and-then-eating-later kind but the six sided cement tiles that’ll make you fall in love with whatever room you put them in kind!

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Community: Architectural Ceramics Proudly Supports Shepherd’s Table

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics attended Shepherd’s Table’s Fall fundraiser Infused with Love: An Evening at the Pearl on October 4 th , 2018 to support their mission of providing services to those in need within the community.

Experimenting with Formats

Tile of Spain USA

The idea that square tiles are the only option for floors and walls has become a thing of the past. Tile of Spain manufacturers offer collections in planks, geometric, high-relief and many other formats that allow for design ideas to be carried out in an entirely new way.

Inspiring Individuals

Diary of a Tile Addict

Maggie Angus Berkowitz. Today’s Diary of a Tile Addict mourns two contrasting individuals who both made an indelible mark on the UK tiling scene. The first is the renowned Lake District ceramicist Maggie Angus Berkowitz, who died recently, aged 91.

Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces to Keep You Warm and Toasty in the Fall

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Just because the temperatures are cooler doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy being outdoors. While you may not be able to use that outdoor shower for a while, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are a great way to enjoy the beauty of this season.

Stylish Kitchens That Scream Timeless

Trendir Magazine

Whether you spend your days cooking, or you enjoy entertaining your guests the kitchen is always a busy space. Keeping that in mind, you want your kitchen to represent your personality while still having a timeless, authentic feel.

Timeless Materials: Terra Cotta

Tile of Spain USA

No matter the era, there are certain materials that are always present in interior design. Terra cotta has been one of the most widely used materials in homes throughout history.

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Certifled Tile Installer Tally Reaches 1,500

Stone Update

North Carolina’s Alex Smith is the milestone member for the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation program. Featured Association Beat News

National Kitchen + Bath Association Reveals Key Design Trends in U.S. Kitchens

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Want to know the trendiest styles, colors, materials, finishes, appliances and lighting fixtures in U.S. kitchens? Sure, you do!

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Caprice Grove Cement Tile Echoes Traditional French and Spanish Patterns

Cement Style

Inspired by French and Spanish cement tile traditions, the Caprice Grove cement tile pattern by Villa Lagoon Tile is a new classic featuring alternating quatrefoils and spear-point crosses.

Tiny Kitchens You Are Sure To Love

Trendir Magazine

Style and décor know no boundaries, yet it can become a bit overwhelming when you’re working with a smaller room particularly a smaller kitchen.

Rubble Tile Presents: AlysEdwards’ New And Improved Half Baked Collection

Rubble Tile

At Rubble Tile, we like to celebrate innovation and those who strive to succeed while being unique. With their non-stop irreverence coupled with their impressive design talents, AlysEdwards Tile & Stone provides a prime example of the type of tile people we like to work.

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Walker Zanger Expands Executive Team

Stone Update

New marketing director among changes for premium stone/tile company. Featured People+Places News

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Landscaping for Fire Safety

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Certain parts of the country used to have a fairly predictable fire season, but the times are changing. California, for example, now has to be on fire alert throughout the entire year. That means there’s no time like the present to prepare your house for a fire.

The Sleek Look of Basalt

Garden State Tile Blog

Sleeker, smoother finishes are on trend right now. Belgica beautifully depicts the look of natural basalt in porcelain.

15 Black Kitchen Cabinets That You’ll Swoon For

Trendir Magazine

It may sound a bit too bold. It may even sound a bit crazy, but, it’s trendy and when executed correctly, can become the best part of the home. Check out these 15 black kitchen cabinets that you’ll swoon for, we promise.

ADEX USA’s Earth Collection On Display at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

At Rubble Tile we know that a bit of design flourish is a guaranteed way to catch someone’s eye, and yet too much of a good thing can become loud and overcrowded. Boldness gathers attention, but a simple presentation goes a long way. Simplicity and.

Natural Stone Institute Seeks Xiamen Stone Delegation

Stone Update

Volunteer group will visit China stone fair, natural-stone factories. Featured Association Beat News

6 Tips to Get an Updated Color Scheme Without Painting

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you want to get a fresh look in your home for 2019, then you might want to try updating to a new color scheme. Playing with your room’s color is a great way to breathe some new life into the space.

Ceramiche Piemme: a new business centre in London

Ceramics of Italy

The name of the new Ceramiche Piemme offices in London is Piemme 40 (English pronunciation pm forty) which panders to the M40 (m forty) code which in the U.K. identifies tiles in project specifications.

Chic Kitchens With Open Shelving

Trendir Magazine

Displaying what’s inside of your kitchen cabinets can be quite terrifying in fact many of us would rather not go in that route. Yes, the mess does exist inside of the cabinets but it kind of feels a bit less when it’s covered behind cabinet doors.

What Happens Ordering Stuff Online

How to Floor Tile

It can be a frustrating experience ordering and receiving cabinet parts online. The tape is held above the double vanity door and the panel above is 5/16ths of an inch short when it should have been 24 and 3/4.

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Neolith: Fifth Annual International Design Competition

Stone Update

Deadline is Nov. 11 for projects using sintered-stone product. Featured Industry News

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Using Mirrors as a Design Element

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We all know that mirrors can make a room appear larger – and that’s a neat trick – but mirrors are more than just one-trick ponies. They can also be used as a design element to help complete whatever look you’re trying to achieve. A mirror can provide either contrast or balance when used correctly.

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Ceramics of Italy

The new Florim factory has been opened in the heart of the Italian ceramic district, in Fiorano Modenese: a 4.0 plant that sets unprecedented standards in the field of industrial innovation. A hub of technology and automation that covers an area of 48,000 square metres (next to the institutional headquarters) and is preparing to open its doors for Cersaie 2018.

A Guide to Renting Out Your Holiday Property Abroad

Kitchen and Residential Design

In recent years, it has become exponentially more accessible to make a buck or two off renting out your living space. As more and more people have considered hosting or visiting a home, numerous more platforms have surfaced to aid each party in this endeavor.

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Natural Stone Academy, Architectural Record Partner

Stone Update

Magazine in year-long collaboration with education arm of Natural Stone Institute. Featured Association Beat News

15 Awesome Foodie Gift Ideas for Your Friends

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The ultimate gift for your favorite foodie. KitchenAid’s Limited Edition stand mixer with ceramic hobnail bowl is a dream gift. Image: Williams Sonoma 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.

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Don’t Cats Deserve Quality Architecture?

Life of an Architect

Every year in the office we pick a few local charitable events and get involved. This will be the 3rd year in a row that we have been involved with the SPCA’s Bark + Build and we are all fighting over this year’s entry … the Ar-CAT-tects. … so clever.

How To Bridge The Gap Between Feminine And Masculine Décor

Trendir Magazine

Moving in with a significant partner is quite exciting especially when it comes to making a new space feel like a home where both decorating styles are valued.