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An Ode to Ceramic Floors

Tile of Spain USA

Serving as the foundation of a room, floors have a significant impact on the aesthetic and personality of a space.

Week of March 23, 2020 – Spring Cleaning

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. It’s the time of the year to dust off your shelves, bring out the Spring décor and store your cold weather apparel until the next winter season.

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Nostalgic Flashback: Psychedelic Ceramics

As The Tile Turns

In the world of interior design, old trends inevitably resurface. No matter how outdated they seem, it's only a matter of time before they somehow creep back, regardless of how 'out' they previously seemed.

High-Quality Outdoor Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are an outstanding option for your outdoor renovation, design, or new construction project. They are solid, long-lasting, low-maintenance, and they look beautiful.

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Why You Might Want a Leak Detector (And Six Plumber Tips for Choosing One)

JG Kitchens

The floor didn’t look quite right. I spotted some warping that hadn’t been there before. I didn’t notice it at first, since it’s in a hallway that leads to a half bathroom, in front of the laundry closet.

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Trends in Ceramic Surfaces

Tile of Spain USA

This season’s ceramic tiles are focused on conveying a warm feeling that awaken your senses. The use of color and matte finishes, along with the varying ceramic wall tile reliefs and micro reliefs will set the stage for comfort and well-being. Bestile, Eunoia.

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What’s New in Tile for 2020

As The Tile Turns

A new decade has arrived — and with it, the desire for a fresh start. We're not just talking typical resolutions, however. Stylistic changes have the power to make us feel more confident than ever as we take on the 2020s. Tile Trends

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How To Clean Your Tile & Grout: The Simple Guide

Garden State Tile Blog

Hard surfaces such as ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and glass tile are some of the most durable and easy to maintain options for floors, walls, and backsplashes. And, with just a little routine cleaning, you can keep them looking like new for years to come.

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Playlist of the Week – International Women’s Day

Architectural Ceramics

Week of March 9th, 2020. International Women’s Day is a celebration of all the progress society has made in becoming a more equitable place for women. It is also a reminder to continue working toward the elimination of all forms of discrimination around the world.

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The Mosaic Tile House

Diary of a Tile Addict

We’ve explored the wonderfully vibrant streets of Fusterlandia , Isaiah Zagar’s visionary Magic Gardens of South Philadelphia, and, of course, Barcelona’s famous Park Güell, but still the Tile Addict doesn’t tire from spaces decked out in the most fantastical of mosaics.

Powder Room Decorating Ideas That Are Anything But Boring

Trendir Magazine

Having a powder room or a guest bathroom that is smaller in square footage can be a bit intimidating due to not knowing what should go in the area without being minimal or boring. The good news is there are multiple different ways to decorate a smaller space that’s never boring or dull.

Rubble Tile Now Represents Mosa Tile in the Dakotas

Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile is pleased to announce our expanding partnership with Dutch tile manufacturer, Mosa.

6 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home in 2020

Kitchen and Residential Design

Your home is likely the most valuable asset in your possession. It’s where you eat, sleep, relax, and spend quality time with loved ones.

Week of March 9, 2020 – International Women’s Day

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Women’s History Month! Architectural Ceramics had the privilege of being certified as a national Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Flamboyant Flowerburst

Diary of a Tile Addict

A new, colourful celebration of life has been created at the maternity centre in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Modern rustic decor with an enchanting twist

Trendir Magazine

Rustic décor is all about being effortless, chic, and embracing the room’s natural aesthetic. It’s all about going simple and minimal with little to no effort. To bring in a unique, rustic approach and keep it that way, consider working with modern bits.

Is The Daylight Savings Time Change Kicking Your Butt This Week?

JG Kitchens

I always feel more tired the week after the clocks spring forward for Daylight Savings Time, but I love the extra hour of daylight. Fortunately for me, I don’t have to get on the road fatigued every day for work, and I can adjust my wakeup time to accommodate the time change.

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10 Inspiring Work-from-Home Office Setups

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, most companies are shifting to remote work. As a result, plenty of people are reconfiguing their spaces and scrounging for the tools to effectively work from their homes. We reached out to our coworkers for some work-from-home inspiration.

Playlist of the Week – Landscaping

Architectural Ceramics

Week of March 16th, 2020. Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your backyard or garden. That might seem daunting, but landscaping doesn’t have to feel like an endless chore. You just need to think a little outside the box and your front and backyard can turn into a true extension of your home!

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Clad Green in China

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramics have been used to blend the old with the new in Yangqing, China. Settled amongst the traditional homes the Intertwine House takes the form of its neighbouring properties, matching them in pitch and size, but offering a bold, modern style. Photo credit: Yumeng Zhu.

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Alluring coffee table styling ideas that make all the difference

Trendir Magazine

With a combination of plants, books and even candles having a coffee table can instantly become cluttered if you don’t take the necessary steps. The idea of having a coffee table comes from wanting to embrace the room and give it a chic focal point where and when you need it most.

COVID-19 Home Quarantines’ Hidden Health Risk

JG Kitchens

COVID-19 has millions of Americans self-quarantining at home. That will help slow the spread of this highly-contagious virus, which is vitally important. I’ve created a free guide to making your home safer, more comfortable, better able to handle home schooling and teleworking and offering some respite from stress and anxiety. You can download it here.

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How to Keep Your Home Clean During a Pandemic

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This spring cleaning season, there’s a lot more than just decluttering at stake — a clean home could be your last line of defense against a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. To help separate fact from fiction, we spoke with Dr. Stephen J.

Week of March 16, 2020 – Landscaping

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Spring is in the air and BBQ season is almost back into full effect. Now is the time to get your outdoor spaces ready to host the ultimate backyard party.

Panelling Perfection

Diary of a Tile Addict

We spent Cevisama enjoying the old school styles brought to back life with ceramics, paying special attention to the increasing appreciation of panelling. Lapicida ‘s new range of decorative floor and wall tiles have created a wonderful mimic of the traditional comfort of wooden panelled walls. The Wainscot Panel provide classic rectangular detailing, modernising the look by inverting the relief and providing a subtle textural accent to interiors.

See Inside the Former Home of A King

The Ace of Space

Not many men who would abdicate a throne for love, but King Edward VIII gave up all the trappings of royalty, including a palace and expansive country estates, to live with the woman he loved. Undoubtedly, it became one of the most well-known (if not scandalous) love stories of the 20th century.


Liverpool Engineers Build Adhesive-Free 100% Timber Building at Ness Gardens

The A to Z of Building

Engineers at the University of Liverpool, alongside industrial partners, have designed and built an adhesive free timber office building at Ness Gardens on the Wirral in order to evaluate a more

Best High-Speed Internet Providers of 2020

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

High-speed internet isn’t a necessity for everybody, and sometimes high-speeds just aren’t available in certain areas.

Playlist of the Week – Design Trends

Architectural Ceramics

Week of March 30th, 2020. Design is an ever-evolving art form that draws inspiration from everywhere from art movements to fashion. There are lots of trends and styles to choose from, but ultimately it all comes down to what speaks to you. Check out our Design Trends playlist that you can enjoy while relaxing at home and see what inspiration strikes. Design Trends Playlist. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to help advise on tile design.

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Word of the Year 2020: Movement

Margaret Almon Mosaics

I was searching for my Word for 2020, most likely in bed, I realized that once I got on Instagram, I could lay there indefinitely. I decided if I wanted to be on Instagram, I had to lay on the floor. My time on my gadget plummeted.

Sketching is Hard

Life of an Architect

the point of today's post is that sketching is hard for most people and it's okay if you end up using other tools to help get you to your destination. As one of my college professors once told me, sketch until it hurts and then keep sketching. Continue reading Sketching is Hard at Life of an Architect. Architectural Sketches - The Series Graphics Life in General Observations Sketching career drawing schematic design sketching

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Lorin Perforated Anodized Aluminum, Ideal for Architectural and Construction Applications

The A to Z of Building

Lorin Industries, Inc., the global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, announces that its updated coil anodized aluminum for perforated aluminum products in

Best video doorbell cameras

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Forgem/Shutterstock. Best video doorbell: Reviews and comparison. Do you have concerns about what’s happening at your doorstep when you’re not home or while you’re sleeping? Video doorbell cameras can provide some peace of mind.

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Give the Earth a place in your home

Kitchen and Residential Design

Nothing feels better than dressing with the season or decorating your home to accommodate the change in weather and daylight hours. Not only does wood signify the change of seasons, but if you use it for your flooring, it can signify a change in mood or atmosphere.

Launching Today, New Online Course for Building Your Own Home

The Armchair Builder

As of today, March 11, 2020, we are launching our new comprehensive, online course on how to build your own home while taking on the role of the general contractor. Over the past year, we have been creating the course while building the Open Book Build prototype home.

Moving to a Virtual Design Studio?

Life of an Architect

Is it possible to create a completely virtual educational design studio in undergraduate architecture courses? I do a small amount of wondering and questioning with regards to this exact question. Is it possible? Can it be effective? Will it result in high-quality work?

Metsä Wood: Building D(emountable) – Fast Construction with Hybrid Structures

The A to Z of Building

The architectural office cepezed from the Netherlands wanted to build a four-storey office building that could be moved to another location, if needed. The end-result, Building D(emountable), is a