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Week of June 1st, 2020 – Baths and Bathrooms

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Finding unique and comforting ways to relax is majorly important! With the age of technology in full swing, we’ve seen Bluetooth activated showers, remote-controlled saunas, and self-closing medicine cabinets.

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Why You Might Want Smart Shades — And Expert Tips for Choosing Them

JG Kitchens

Seems like everything is getting automated, doesn’t it? Some of it is silly, in my opinion, but some smart home automation is extremely helpful, and smart shades and other connected window coverings definitely have value. This is especially true for those with mobility challenges.

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10-Point Pandemic Kitchen Rating Guide

JG Kitchens

How are you holding up? It’s been a couple of months since so many aspects of our lives changed so suddenly and dramatically. Millions of Americans are working from home now, exercising at home, homeschooling their kids, and doing much more cooking and cleaning than they have in years.

Tile of Spain Announces the Launch of New Website for the U.S.

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the International ceramic tile brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, www.TileofSpainUSA.com.

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Top Home Bathroom Flooring Options

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Choosing the most suitable bathroom flooring can be daunting. You want your bathroom flooring to complement the rest of the home yet still withstand high moisture levels, humidity and heavy foot traffic.

Tile Inspiration from Around The World

Garden State Tile Blog

Ceramic tile encompasses thousands of years of history and extends to nearly every culture in the world. Its beauty and durability can be seen in our greatest historical buildings and most treasured cities, with some of the civilization’s earliest tile constructions still standing today.

Radio Stone Update -- May 27, 2020

Stone Update

Online Xiamen show, new CEO for Pearlman, pro-active Covid-19 industry response. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Playlist of the Week – Summer Concerts

Architectural Ceramics

Week of May 25, 2020. As many artists and musicians have had to cancel their live shows for the foreseeable future, the summer concert scene will look a bit different this year. That’s no reason not to rock out on your own from the comfort of your own backyard.

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New Ways to Improve Ceramic Materials' 'Mortar'

The A to Z of Building

When most people think of ceramics, they might envision their favorite mug or a flowerpot. But modern technology is full of advanced ceramics, from silicon solar panels to ceramic superconductors and

The Beauty of Brazilian Slate Meets The Durability of Porcelain

Garden State Tile Blog

New to Garden State Tile, the Ardosia Porcelain Collection features stunning graphics that are reminiscent of the elegance and simplicity of Brazilian slate, met with the durability of porcelain.

Radio Stone Update -- May 20, 2020

Stone Update

A review of the proposed tariffs on quartz slabs from India and Turkey, plus news on U.S.-made made porcelain slab and an online Coverings trade event. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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A Look at GIO’s Latest and Greatest!

Giotile

In normal times, spring is the season for major trade shows that introduce to the design world the latest and greatest in flooring and surfacing solutions.

Playlist of the Week – Gardens & Patios

Architectural Ceramics

Week of May 18, 2020. With the unprecedented times it seems as if many homeowners are experiencing a renewed interest in DIY and home projects.

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Contemporary Colors and Distinctive Sizes, Introducing The Grace Collection

Garden State Tile Blog

Subway tile gets a modern makeover with the Grace Collection from Garden State Tile. Available in a unique 2″x10″ size and 10 colors, the wavy finish of this collection adds both style and texture to walls and backsplashes. Browse the collection today: [link].

Radio Stone Update -- May 20, 2020 Vol 1 No 1

Stone Update

A review of the proposed tariffs on quartz slabs from India and Turkey, plus news on U.S.-made made porcelain slab and an online Coverings trade event. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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A Look at GIO’s Latest and Greatest!

Giotile

In normal times, spring is the season for major trade shows that introduce to the design world the latest and greatest in flooring and surfacing solutions.

Week of May 25, 2020 – Concert Series

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we approach June, its hard not to reflect on the artistic excitement that usually follows suit.

Your New-and-Improved Home Essentials Checklist

Kitchen and Residential Design

Now that most people have been spending a lot more time at home due to COVID-19 , there are probably a few things you’ve noticed in your house that you’d love to improve.

Feng Shui’s Potential Health Benefits

JG Kitchens

Feng shui has been around for thousands of years. It originated in China, but has enthusiasts throughout the world to this present day — including in the U.S.

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Podcast Gives Voice to Stone Update

Stone Update

Radio Stone Update to feature short newscasts on industry news and trends. Featured Company Insider News

Minimal Office Space Ideas that are stylish & functional

Trendir Magazine

Quarantine has most of us working from home with little to no motivation to get up and work in a boring space every single day. However, while working from home has become quite the task, changing up the space you work in can truly make a difference in how inspired you become.

Playlist of the Week – Singing in the Shower

Architectural Ceramics

Week of June 1st, 2020. As many concerts are cancelled this summer, people are looking for unique ways to show their love for their favorite artists from inside their own homes.

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Asbestos testing kits --Do I need one?

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Tneil Abt on Unsplash It is no secret about the potential danger that could be lurking in your home. Asbestos is, luckily, no longer used in construction. However, many people wrongly assume that when those regulations changed, they no longer had to worry about asbestos.

Best Memory Foam Mattress

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Expertly crafted to adapt and conform to your body, the best memory foam mattresses deliver customized support and comfort. These foam mattresses have an elasticity from polyurethane foam that enables the mattress to bounce back to its original form, hence the reference to “memory.”

Tour this Impressive One of A Kind Equestrian Estate

The Ace of Space

Upstate New York has long been considered one of the most scenic destinations in the continental U.S. dominated by rolling hills, and magnificent estates. It’s also known for historic treasures and unique attractions located in picturesque towns brimming with quaint shops and restaurants.

Invigorating Painted Brick Fireplace Ideas

Trendir Magazine

No matter the season or your decorating style, having a brick fireplace can be quite useful, not only because it allows you to warm your house without having to connect anything, but it’s a beautiful element to have.

Week of May 18, 2020 – Gardens & Patios

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Though the nationwide shelter in place mandates haven’t been easy on anyone, one major highlight has been seeing more people getting outside and exercising in safe ways.

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Asbestos testing kits-Do I need one?

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Tneil Abt on Unsplash It is no secret about the potential danger that could be lurking in your home. Asbestos is, luckily, no longer used in construction. However, many people wrongly assume that when those regulations changed, they no longer had to worry about asbestos.

3 Features to Look for in a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Every day we are exposed to carbon monoxide gas from the burning of carbon-based fuels including coal, kerosene, natural gases, oil, propane and wood. Typically, this toxic gas would be expelled out of the home through vents, but it doesn’t always happen.

Getting Ready for a Kitchen Remodel

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

When preparing for a kitchen remodel, you may have hundreds of questions for your contractor. It’s important to ask as many questions as you like, so that you are fully equipped for your project.

Charming Screened Patio – Porch Ideas

Trendir Magazine

There is something about being outdoors that makes everyone feel relaxed and as if they can breathe twice as better. However, not all of us have the luxury of having an outdoor space that allows us to sit and enjoy nature. But what many do, have is a patio or porch space that has been screened in.

Study Reveals Potential to Reduce Material Used for Suspension Bridge Deck

The A to Z of Building

The design of bridge decks for suspensions bridges have not undergone any fundamental change in the last six decades. These bridges are well known from the Great Belt Link in Denmark. The Turkish

050: Talking Shop with Marlon Blackwell

Life of an Architect

We have special guest Marlon Blackwell, FAIA on the podcast today and if you are not intimately familiar with his work, I am excited to be in a position to share it with you. Marlon and I go back a long way and it seemed only fitting that we should finally ask him to be on the podcast.

HVAC Maintenance Tips

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Homeowners must perform routine HVAC maintenance for air quality safety reasons. Scheduling HVAC preventative maintenance ensures it performs properly and prolongs the lifespan of your unit. Neglecting your system could lead to inefficient performance and system failure.

Covid-19 Affecting Global Countertop Demand

Stone Update

Freedonia study shows 2.6% annual rise through 2024 as coronavirus slows the market. Featured Latest News

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Charming decorating ideas filled with greenery

Trendir Magazine

Plants- nature’s way of bringing beauty, cleaning the air, and revitalizing your aura at once. Those of us who have a love of nature, know how important and charming house plants can be. Especially when it comes to creating a color-coordinated space that makes the room feel airy and fresh every time.

Cintec Announces Newport Engineers Save Egyptian Step Djoser Pyramid

The A to Z of Building

Egypt’s oldest pyramid has been saved from ruin thanks to a team of Newport engineers. The step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, known as the step pyramid, had been unstable since a massive

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