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Tile of Spain Manufacturers Release Top Trends of Fall 2020 and Preview 2021 Novelties

Tile of Spain USA

Earlier this year, Spanish manufacturers vowed to continue to meet the needs of architects and interior designers by keeping production going in the ceramic tile sector.

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Week of October 26th, 2020 –Halloween

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. It’s every dentist’s favorite time of year, filled with candy, cavities, and cobwebs – Halloween! This year’s Halloween might look a bit different than in previous years, and you should expect to see a lot more costumes involving crafty ways to showcase a mask.

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ASCER Announces Highly Distinguished Jury for the 19th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association (ASCER) has announced the six highly distinguished architects and interior designers who will serve on the jury for the 19 th annual Tile of Spain Awards.

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Kintsugi Art: Inspiring Tile Design

Decorative Materials

Many of today’s loveliest ceramic tile designs draw on ancient concepts and artforms to deliver classic aesthetics. These styles can often be traced back to Japan, where design takes on a spiritual element while also highlighting the value of imperfection. Tile Trends

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Instagram-Worthy Bedroom Ideas from Granada Tiles

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles are a wildly popular design option for floors, walls, and even fireplaces! They are sturdier than ceramic tiles because they are hand-poured, so it won’t fade or chip like hand-painted ceramic tiles.

New Natural Tile Collections from Indonesia Feature Trending Shapes

Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile is thrilled to introduce our newest vendor, Zen Paradise. They are passionate about ensuring their products are natural, high quality, and ethically sourced from Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Week of October 19th, 2020 – Art & Innovation

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. October 25 th marks National Art Day, an occasion to share some appreciation for the unsung heroes of design inspiration. Artistic expression can be traced back to caveman drawings and hieroglyphics and has come a long way since then.

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Radio Stone Update -- October 14, 2020

Stone Update

KBIS Goes Online Only for 2021; Hard-Surface Imports Up Again. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Rêve D’Orient: The Spirit of Wabi Sabi

Decorative Materials

Mosaïque Surface never disappoints with its mixed-material mosaics. The high-end manufacturer has taken another step up with its latest offering: Rêve D’Orient. This remarkable collection demonstrates why Mosaïque Surface remains a leader in the mosaic world. Tile Trends

Tile of Spain Unveils the 2020 Quick Ship Collection that Includes 113 New Collections

Tile of Spain USA

Roca, Selva. Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), announces the update of the Tile of Spain USA Quick Ship Collection.

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Playlist of the Week – ’70s Hits

Architectural Ceramics

Week of September 21st, 2020. Do you remember the 21st night of September? We sure did! Not only is this week a celebration of the First Day of Fall, but it’s also a great chance to break out the ’70s hits – inspired, of course, by the famous Earth, Wind and Fire hit “September” Boogie your way into Autumn with this week’s playlist featuring 1970s hit music including funk, disco, and rock n’ roll! Listen on Spotify.

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Cement Tiles You Need to Create an Aesthetically Pleasing Kitchen

The Cement Tile

Cement, or encaustic, tiles are a brilliant option for a kitchen redesign due to their sturdiness and colors that never fade. They are hand-poured and compressed, and the color pigments are poured into the tiles instead of being painted on.

GIO Looks at Commercial Tile Trends for Walls

Giotile

As one of the most sanitary surfacing choices available, ceramic tiles—including the exceptionally high-performing porcelain tile category—are the unequivocally right choice in a post-COVID world, especially in a commercial environment. When it comes to commercial surfacing, tile is truly a no-brainer for floors, and it should be for walls as well. The advantages of tile … The post GIO Looks at Commercial Tile Trends for Walls appeared first on Gio Tile. Tile Trends Wall Tile

Invested in Improving Our Communities

Decorative Materials

It’s no secret that we’re passionate about tile and design at Decorative Materials, but these are just two of the many things that drive us. We’re also committed to giving back to the communities that have proven such a wonderful source of support and inspiration over the years.

Join Tile of Spain for a Live Virtual CEU Webinar

Tile of Spain USA

Events Ryan Fasan Spanish Tile Tile of Spain Tile Trends webinar

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Week of October 12th, 2020 – Kitchen Design Trends and Styles

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. October brings us Fall weather, darker dinner times, pumpkin carving, and plenty of candy. October 16 th marks “World Food Day” and what better way to celebrate than by diving into a Top 5 Design list all about kitchen designs and trends from past to present.

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How to Elevate Your Fall Decor With Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Fall is upon us once again, and it’s time to look toward your seasonal home decor. For some people, this means a complete renovation of one or more rooms.

The Rich Hues & Varied Tones of Rubble Tile’s New Porcelain Collections

Rubble Tile

Variations in tone, shade, and hue are some of the most prominent features of natural stone tile. And the most sought after. We’re excited to introduce two new porcelain tile collections by Mediterranea that use color variation to replicate the beauty of natural stone.

Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations Coquitlam

Kitchen and Residential Design

via Do you sometimes feel that your bathroom has lost the stylish touch and appeal that it used to have? Or that your kitchen lacks enough space for you to move around freely? The solution lies in a renovation. Things change over time hence the need to remodel according to your new needs.

Brazil: Coming Together in Crisis

Stone Update

Natural-stone industry blends transparency and cooperation between competitors to combat economic effects of pandemic. Featured Latest News

Week of October 5th, 2020 – School Building Design and Architecture

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. While heading back-to-school this year might look a bit different that previous years, some things will always remain the same.

Thought Leader Conversation: Rancho La Puerta President On Bringing Spa Life Home

JG Kitchens

So when I read that world-renowned destination spa Rancho La Puerta -- just over the border from San Diego and Chez J in Baja -- was building a wellness design community of spa-inspired homes next to their facilities, I had to check it out!

Updated Fall Porch Décor For 2020

Trendir Magazine

The year 2020 has done quite the number on us, most of us are stuck at home without much to do or even much socializing. Reason being why decorating your home has become so important. It’s no longer just a space where you get to relax, it’s become everything in between.

7 Tips on How to Design an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

As the world is evolving with its latest inventions, the use of appliances and substances harmful to the Earth is also increasing. People should be advised to use eco-friendly items to reduce the Earth’s resources exploitation as much as possible.

Zero-Cement Concrete Withstands Corrosion Acidic Environment

The A to Z of Building

Globally, concrete corrosion and fatbergs have a major impact on sewage systems, leading to expensive and disruptive maintenance. Left: Highly corroded ordinary Portland cement concrete. Right: Zero

Week of September 28th, 2020 – Coffee Shops and Café Aesthetics

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. The weather around the DMV is getting chilly, which means you’re either shaking your fist at frosty mornings or ecstatic to be wearing sweaters again.

Is the Dreaded ‘Covid 19’ Pound Weight Gain Real? (And How to Win the Pandemic Battle of the Bulge)

JG Kitchens

These tips in my latest Forbes.com piece from a weight loss specialist, chef and fitness trainer can help you win the battle of the bulge. The post Is the Dreaded ‘Covid 19’ Pound Weight Gain Real?

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Halloween front porch décor that will make your neighbors jealous

Trendir Magazine

2020 has been a rocky, new experimental year for all of us. Though the world seems to always be changing the holidays are always a top priority no matter what year it is. Halloween is right around the corner and we are extremely excited!

061: Architectural Stereotypes

Life of an Architect

When I say the word “architect” what do you imagine? It seems that most people imagine architects in black clothing, heavy rimmed glasses, and they most-likely possess other-worldly glue skills.

The 5G Future Has Arrived: Construction Company Successfully Trials 5G for High-Tech Applications

The A to Z of Building

The future of 5G for business has officially landed. While there have been many hypothetical use cases for 5G, and predictions about the business applications it will enable, Australian-based Taylor

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Playlist of the Week – Cooking with Fire

Architectural Ceramics

Week of October 12th, 2020. As Friday the 16 th officially brings us World Food Day, what better time to step in the kitchen and what better way to celebrate than by preparing a meal of your choosing while you sing and dance to some ultimate jams. Featuring some truly “hot” songs among some classics as well, we bring you our playlist perfect for creating masterpieces in the kitchen.

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Latest Survey Shows Covid-19 Impacting Home Design Trends

JG Kitchens

Every three months, the American Institute of Architects publishes a trend survey based on client requests its members are hearing. The most recent one shows that Covid-19 is clearly having an impact on how people want to improve their homes.

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Joy is a Way of Living

Margaret Almon Mosaics

This month, Remember that joy is more. than just “staying positive.” ” Joy is a way of living. A way of looking for Light in the midst of it all. Joy is transformational and contagious. Joy can be shared through action. Morgan Harper Nichols ).

Surprise! I’m Starting a Residential Studio

Life of an Architect

I really enjoyed the 20+ years I spent working with people (who typically became my friends) to design their dream houses. Of all the things that changed when I left my last firm and slid on over to BOKA Powell, the only thing I’ve really missed was working on residential projects.

New Radiative Cooling Technology for Commercial Paints to Keep Surfaces Cooler

The A to Z of Building

A white paint capable of cooling below the temperature of its ambient settings even under direct sunlight has been developed by a team of researchers. This photo shows Professor Xiulin Ruan (left

Playlist of the Week – School House Rock

Architectural Ceramics

Week of October 5th, 2020. Music does so much – it moves us, speaks to us, motivates us. But it’s also a great tool for learning! In honor of this week’s World Teachers Day, we’ve hand-picked some tunes the not only rock, but might just teach you something! Listen on Spotify. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to help advise on tile design. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation. AC Stock Playlist of the Week

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Sharing 7 Home Hacks for Better Productivity, Happiness, Health with Blue Zones Readers

JG Kitchens

You can imagine how incredibly honored I was when they asked me to write a guest post for the Blue Zones newsletter. I'm proud to share it here as this week's featured Gold Notes post too.