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Tile of Spain Previews Cersaie 2018

Tile of Spain USA

From September 24-28, Tile of Spain returns to Bologna, Italy for Cersaie 2018. This year, 91 Spanish tile manufacturers will be exhibiting their newest product lines at the 36th edition of Cersaie, The International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings.

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5 Ways to Make a Geometric Accent Wall

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Accent walls are a classic way to add modern style to a space. They’re usually defined by a bright color that is then mirrored in small accents around the room. But you can add another dimension to this popular decorating trend by using a geometric accent wall.

AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

Architectural Ceramics

Fantasy drafts, tailgates, watching the game — Football season is a much anticipated time of year. At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile.

Create a Grand Entrance With Your Entryway

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Regardless of your home’s style, when people come to – and go through — your front door, you want to wow them. Fortunately, that’s not as hard as you might think.

Brighten Up Your Home With An Orange Kitchen

Trendir Magazine

When two bold hues such as red and yellow meet, we are left with a color that is not only a show-stopper but also chic, stylish and versatile- the color orange. The color itself represents health, happiness, and success.

SPARK Seattle

United Tile's Blog

Do you ever wonder what a Sales Rep does when we are not in the office?

Rubble Tile Selections at the AIA MN Homes By Architects Tour

Rubble Tile

Are you feeling like you’re not ready to leave summer behind? Still want to take in some sights before heading back to reality? To cap off the end of the season, the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects is putting on their annual.

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Hate That Brick Fireplace? 12 Ways to Make It Look Better

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your brick fireplace is a dependable source of heat and, if it’s wood-burning, also helps keep your heating costs low. But the outdated design may have become an eyesore, and years of soot can make it look even worse. We found several ways to make your brick fireplace look better – much, much better.

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Restaurant Design Trends To Consider In Your Home

Trendir Magazine

How many times have we all been to a restaurant and completely fell in love with the décor? Restaurants have become the new “trendy spot” with hidden trends that only designs seem to know.

Slate Sophistication

Diary of a Tile Addict

Slate House, Baltimore by Ziger/Snead Architects. Photography Jennifer Hughes & Adam Rouse. In 2018, Now in its 25th year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition’s Residential award went to Ziger/Snead Architects for the Baltimore Slate House ?in in Baltimore, Maryland.

StatWatch, July 2018: China Quartz Torrent Continues

Stone Update

imports from China in July easily double last year’s total. Overall granite shipments weak; marble marginal. Featured StatWatch (Monthly Report) Stone Imports

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Tile of Spain Travels to Knoxville for a Consumer Trends Lunch and Learn

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain has taken their CEU program on the road once again! This time Tile of Spain headed to Knoxville, TN for a lunch and learn presentation during the CSI Knoxville monthly chapter meeting.

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Selling Your Home? These Real Estate Photo Tips Will Help Your Home Look Its Best

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When you’re selling your home , taking good photos is crucial. After all, your photos will serve as potential buyers’ first impression of the property. It’s what will make their decision on whether to come see your home or to pass it over for another option.

How New Cabinets Can Highlight a Reborn Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

According to the poet/philosopher Robert Bannister, there is no single more effective contrivance, which an incompliant husband can wield, for saving a failing marriage, than an extensive kitchen remodel.

Fractal Façade

Diary of a Tile Addict

Sapphire, Berlin by Studio Libeskind. Image: Hufton+Crow.

Meet the Founder: Margot Hampleman’s Decorative Materials Journey

As The Tile Turns

At the helm of every great company lies a passionate and driven individual. At Decorative Materials, that person is our founder, Margot Hampleman. Insider

Kitchen Design Case Study: Awkward Angles

Kitchens for Living

Every time I think I’ve seen it all I’m challenged to create a kitchen design that seems impossible! Such is the case with this recent project. This home is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and features not only a stunning view but also the strangest shaped kitchen! Sometimes I wonder what architects are thinking. […] Read more. The post Kitchen Design Case Study: Awkward Angles appeared first on Artful Kitchens.

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Stylish eat-in kitchens that are all the rage right now

Trendir Magazine

The kitchen is not only the area of the home that receives the most foot traffic, but it is also the space that most family gatherings occur. Give this special area an extra dose of beauty by adding or upgrading your eat-in kitchen.

008: Top Ten Reasons to be an Architect

Life of an Architect

If there is one moment I can look back and single out the moment when everything change, it was February 22, 2010. That was the day I decided to write the post “ Top Ten Reasons to be an Architect ” and nothing has been the same for me ever since.

5 Ways to Make Your Rooms Lighter and More Spacious

Kitchen and Residential Design

When designing a new kitchen, or indeed a house as a whole, it's essential that it's functional, of course, but also that it's spacious, stylish, and welcoming.

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Initial China Quartz Tariffs Launched

Stone Update

Minimum rate of 34.38% in first ruling from U.S. Commerce Department; additional levies likely by year’s end. Featured Latest News

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How to Use the Most Stylish Color of the Year: Black

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. Black accent walls, ceilings, furniture – black is making a comeback.

Top Fall Decor Trends We Are Obsessed With

Trendir Magazine

Whether you live in sunny California or in gloomy Connecticut, fall is right around the corner and we can’t wait! Not only is fall the season where the leaves change, and the weather becomes a little bit crisper, but it’s the perfect time to give your home a fall inspired makeover.

007: A Survivor’s Guide to Architecture School

Life of an Architect

Fall is just around the corner and that means it’s time for students around the country to return to their desk’s at architecture school.

The Alternative to Paints:: Natural Clay Plasters

The Ace of Space

The definition of luxury has shifted, and in an age of fast-paced living and technology, our homes are now defined by comfort, wellness, and lifestyle trends such as Hygge and Lagom. Homeowners seek a welcome sanctuary and an escape from the unpredictable where we can feel cocooned and safe.

Tiny Homes, Big Challenges

The Armchair Builder

Tiny Homes Come with Big Challenges The tiny home craze is everywhere and getting more attention by the day due to rising home prices throughout the U.S. These little structures on flat bed trailers maximize the use of space and in many cases come with higher end finishes.


6 Ideas for Using Kitchen Backsplash Contrast

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Kitchen backsplashes are a natural place to add some individual style. From the different color options to the wide variety of materials, there are many possibilities for a unique and fun backsplash.

15 Rustic Shelving Options For Your Farmhouse-Flavored Home

Trendir Magazine

Whether it’s in the kitchen or in the bedroom, every space of the house could use a bit of organization. And the biggest part of the decision on the placement of these tidying helpers is that you want function and style.

Reinforcement Products Online Offers a New, Easy to Use Service for Steel Reinforcement Solutions

The A to Z of Building

An industry first new service, Reinforcement Products Online has opened its doors today offering a quick to navigate, easy to use format for construction firms to source the prefabricated steel

Sir John Soane’s Museum

The Perfect Bath

I am honored to serve on the board of the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation. For those of you who have not taken the opportunity to experience the museum in London, run, don’t walk, to have one of the most enjoyable and informative visual treats in the city. The museum was established in 1833, and opened to the public upon Soane’s death in 1837. Just a little background: Sir John Soane (born 1753) was the most brilliant architectural innovator of his day.

Park Industries: The Maine Event

Stone Update

Digital Stoneworking Expo™ brings a strong crowd for a Nor'Eastern event. Featured Company Insider News

6 Ideas for Creating a Contemporary Landscape

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you ever want to confuse yourself, take a look at all of the varying definitions of what constitutes contemporary design.

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15 White Headboards To Transform Your Bedroom With

Trendir Magazine

White is one of the best accent colors and best neutral tones to play with. It’s versatile and goes well within a variety of style genres. And when it comes to the bedroom, it’ll brighten up or compliment the deeper rooted structured nicely.

Lucideon to Host Webinar for Investigating Concrete Failures Onsite

The A to Z of Building

Lucideon, the international materials development and commercialization organization, will be hosting a free-to-attend webinar, ‘An Introduction to Investigating Failure Analysis of Onsite


Are Blogs Really Dead?

The Ace of Space

I’ve been away on an expedition of sorts over the past year. Trying to find answers to the burning questions I’ve asked myself numerous times. Should I be blogging? Is anyone really reading blogs anymore? So, with my adventurous spirit flying high paired with a curious mind, I set off on a quest. Into the […]. The post Are Blogs Really Dead? appeared first on The Ace Of Space Blog


Metrics and More for Rockheads

Stone Update

Surfacing industry group draws record attendance for Fall 2018 member summit. Featured Association Beat News

How to Get the Best Price When Buying a New Build

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Buying an existing home is all about the art of the deal. A new home, on the other hand, is set in stone, right? Not exactly. While the materials might have a set cost when a builder is estimating your home, you can still negotiate a better price when buying a new build.