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Client Feature: Kimberly Timmons Interiors

As The Tile Turns

It's no secret that Colorado is home to some of the nation's most talented designers. These design thought leaders make our work at Decorative Materials that much more enjoyable. We especially love working with Kimberly Timmons Interiors (KTI) ?

Week of July 6th, 2020 – National Parks & Design

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. With the 4th of July fireworks show still fresh in your memory, time to take some relaxation and round up the family for a getaway to somewhere a little less busy.

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Ceramic Tile Collab: Sister Parish for Country Floors

As The Tile Turns

Interior design would look little like it does today without the influence of Sister Parish and Albert Hadley. These prominent 20th-century designers moved the industry forward with daring, yet accessible aesthetics that captured the best of classic and contemporary concepts.

The Value of Balconies, Terraces and Gardens

Tile of Spain USA

As we ease our way back to the new “normal,” we continue to spend time at home and make changes to our interior spaces to adapt to the needs of our daily routines. With the arrival of warm weather, there is now a call for change to our outdoor spaces.

Week of June 29th, 2020 – American Design

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As June comes to an end, we enter July – the month of humidity, hot dogs, and of course some American spirit.

Why Colored Grout is Now The Latest Design Trend

The Tile Doctor

The days are gone when grout was just something functional you used to hold tiles in place. Grout is a serious consideration in the overall aesthetic of not only the tile work itself, but for every room in the house. General

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Copying Catalan Ceramics

Diary of a Tile Addict

We have extensively covered the work of counterfeit ceramacist Diogo Machado – aka Add Fuel – but have recently discovered another artist with a similar take on tiles. Catalan visual artist Javier de Riba creates tiled flooring with stencils and spray paints.

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Week of June 22nd, 2020 – Lake Houses & Nautical Vibes

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we officially enter Summer, we also enter another exciting time for most families and couples – vacation season.

Shower Tile Installation

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile can be used in tile lined showers to create beautiful, durable, and long lasting installations. Starlike Waterproof Tile Grout is perfect when installing new shower tile. General

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Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Diary of a Tile Addict

Waste is an unfortunate reality for the majority of industries, which is why at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to highlight companies and creatives seeking to minimise or re-use waste.

Radio Stone Update -- July 8, 2020

Stone Update

Covid-19 affects U.S. residential remodeling market; Marmomacc 2020 online only; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Minnesota Tile Spotlight: Stone-Look Porcelain Tile with Timeworn Elegance


Two of our newest porcelain tile collections, Neopolis, and West 57th, are inspired by architectural marvels from past and present. While these collections differ slightly in look and feel, they both possess a timeworn finish that works in both modern and more traditional spaces.

Regrouting Tile and Stone is The New Cool Fashion Trend!

The Tile Doctor

Tile and stone, when installed properly, is rarely ever changed due to failure of performance or because the tile or stones surface is wearing-out. On average, a tile installation remains in place about 17 years. General

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Ceramics of Italy

Originally developed as a project for big ceramic slabs, to all extents and purposes OVER has become the fourth brand of the Fincibec Group, flanking its traditional Monocibec, Naxos and Century ranges with large-format state-of-the-art tiles. The OVER slabs are produced with Continua+ technology and offered mainly in a 162×324 cm non-rectified format and a 160×320 cm rectified format, in 12 mm thickness.

Spanish Study: The Long Tail of Silicosis Effects

Stone Update

Disease worsened for workers years after stopping labor with engineered stone. Featured Latest News

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Eye-catching Colors and Never Before Seen Sizes: Introducing Bolt & Dash

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has introduced the Bolt and Dash collections – two new colorful product lines offering a multitude of complementary hues to set the scene for any design.

Playlist of the Week – USA

Architectural Ceramics

Week of June 29th, 2020. As the month of July approaches, the time for Summer fun and festivities arrives as well! This 4th of July season will bring new challenges in the post-COVID-19 new normal, including socially distant fireworks, virtual cheers and many more innovations that have kept us sane during these recent trying months. As the way of life slowly adapts and adjust to the “new world”, one thing remains the same: American Music.

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Pools and Decks

The Tile Doctor

Ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile decks and patios, this section will detail these installations. For tiling patios on concrete slabs on grade, look in Floors Exterior.This section will deal with elevated tile patios and tile decks. General

5 Tips for Designing Your Dream Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

If you're a fan of cooking shows like "Hell's Kitchen," "Chopped," or "Top Chef," you may find yourself dreaming of the day when you can renovate your kitchen.

Radio Stone Update -- June 24, 2020

Stone Update

Silicosis Study of Spanish Engineered-Stone Workers; New Laminam Logo; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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8 Pro Tips For Storing Your Coronavirus Face Masks At Home

JG Kitchens

Millions of us are wearing face masks these days to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus causing the Covid-19 pandemic. That has created an interesting new storage challenge in our homes: Where the heck should we keep them? I hang mine on a doorknob in my entry foyer.

Playlist of the Week – Waterways

Architectural Ceramics

Week of June 22nd, 2020. As Summer officially enters the domain, everyone looks for their own escape to make-up for those long, cold, and dreary Winter hours. Hit the road and get stoked for your family beach trip, or for that quiet week away in your favorite lake-house rental.

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Floor Tile Installation Methods

The Tile Doctor

Letand#39;s start out by choosing a method. The method includes how the substrate will be prepared to receive the tile, the necessary materials, and can include the type of tile used. General

Cool wallpapers that will enchant every room

Trendir Magazine

Though many of us remember wallpapers as being one of those items our grandmothers used to have in their kitchens, they have come a long way since then. Wallpapers have become the new “IT” item and we are all for it.

Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair: 193K in First Week

Stone Update

Online event from industry’s largest trade show draws international interest, including from the United States. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

Covid-19 Impacts And Ideas For Downsizing Seniors

JG Kitchens

Are you a senior looking to downsize into a smaller, easier-to-maintain home this season? Or are your parents? If so, my latest piece on what they’re dealing with in this dreadful season of COVID can potentially help!

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Playlist of the Week – Summer Fun

Architectural Ceramics

Week of June 15th, 2020. With Summer approaching in the coming week, there’s no better time to be thinking about all of your favorite warm-weather activities. Maybe it’s heading to your getaway spot for a couple weeks, or perhaps you’re most excited about bringing in fresh bounties of vegetables from your home garden.

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Countertop Decking

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic, or stone tile can be used on all manner of tile countertops. The term decking refers to the wood that covers the tops of the cabinets or shelves beneath the tile countertops. General

Smart bathroom shelving ideas to make your space feel larger

Trendir Magazine

When it comes to decorating the bathroom, having space is key. You want to make sure you have enough space to store all of your necessities without making your bathroom look cluttered. That is where smart shelving comes into play.

Natural Stone Institute: 27th R.I.S.E Home

Stone Update

Industry group continues work with Gary Sinese Foundation for veterans, first responders. Featured Association Beat News

Coronavirus Drives Residential Outdoor Living Demand And Trends

JG Kitchens

If you spent the last few months of winter cooped up in your home, keeping yourself and your family as safe as possible from catching the highly contagious coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably grateful for these longer, warmer days spent outdoors.

Do Architects Still Need to Draw?

Life of an Architect

Do architects still need to draw? This is a controversial topic to be certain, but is it something that should be considered when planning for the future of the profession and the education of future architects? I am not certain of my stance on the issue, but I do believe it needs open discussion.

Shower And Tub Layouts

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic and stone tile imparts a long lasting and easily maintained surface for bathtub surrounds and shower walls. The layout of the tile, according to industry standards, is the same for any other tiled installation. General

Fire pit ideas for a fun, chill summer

Trendir Magazine

Summer is officially here, and we are spending the most time outdoors, whether that is enjoying the weather, grilling a little more, or reading a good book. Regardless of the reason, your outdoor space deserves an upgrade!

Braxton-Bragg LLC Changes Name to BB Industries

Stone Update

New title reflects enlarging footprint of product distribution. Featured Company Insider News

5 Easy-To-Grow Houseplants That Improve Indoor Air Quality

JG Kitchens

Confession time: I don’t have a green thumb. It’s apparently not hereditary, as my Mom was a master gardener who could even get finicky fuchsias to grow.

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JCB Electric Digger Wins Prestigious 2020 MacRobert Award for Engineering

The A to Z of Building

The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced JCB’s electric digger (19C-1E) as the winner of the 2020 MacRobert Award, the most prestigious prize for UK engineering innovation.