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Look Book: Made In The USA 2022

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile presents a selection of beautiful porcelain products that are made (and stocked) in the USA, setting the bar for beautiful, durable, and readily available products.

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Wellness Design Can Help Support Teen Mental Health

JG Kitchens

Since it's Mental Health Awareness Month, I decided to reach out to some experts and devote a post to how wellness design can help your teenager. Here it is. I hope these insights help him, her or them.


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Ceramic Tile Provides A Durable Artistic Canvas For Designers

JG Kitchens

This massive tile expo brings together exhibitors from Italy, Spain, Brazil and North America in one fabulous festival of design. I'll be writing about all of the trends for my Kitchen & Bath Design News column, but I wanted to share one of them in particular.

Spanish Companies Present Trends and Innovations at Coverings 2022

Tile of Spain USA

The best of Spanish design and innovation was presented at Coverings 2022, North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference, held April 5th through April 8th in Las Vegas.

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Where Is The Best Place To Buy Tile?

How to Floor Tile

For Starters, Floor and Decor Why Floor and Decor? because they have a huge selection to choose from in just about any style and price range necessary. They have a large selection of Design Elements and trim available to solve many of the toughest materials to work with.

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Ceramic Wallpaper

Diary of a Tile Addict

All the impact, pattern, and drama of pasted strips of paper without any of the peeling, warping, or fading – ceramic wallpaper is a magical thing. Huge slabs of fabulous decors offer an easy fix for statement showers, age-defying splashbacks, and wild features.

Tile Trends from Coverings ’22 Showcase Ceramic Tile at Its Best

Why Tile

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

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An Ode to Nature

Tile of Spain USA

Nature-inspired motifs and finishes are a timeless and ever-evolving trend—consistently being incorporated into interior designs and spaces. Ceramic collections have also been inspired by this trend and have easily adapted to appeal to this natural style.

Is Slate Good For Showers? And Why!

How to Floor Tile

In all the bathroom showers I have torn out and rebuilt, Slate has been the worst performing material followed closely by Travertine, then Marble of any type. Slate, will begin to split and small shards peal off.

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The Heart of Heath Ceramics

Diary of a Tile Addict

Since 1948 Heath Ceramics have been serving up American made glazed goodies in California. Originally a small-scale pottery ran by Edith & Brian Heath, Heath Ceramics opened its first factory in Sausalito in 1959 and welcomed tile production eight years later. Photo credit: Bruce Damonte.

Trends + Takeaways From Coverings 2022

Decorative Materials

The design community has made due with virtual resources during the pandemic, but nothing matches the energy and enthusiasm of our favorite annual event: the Coverings trade show. We were thrilled to return to this iconic occasion after a two-year hiatus.

Getting Back to the Office: Revisiting the Resimercial Design Trend


Back in 2018, we published a blog about the rise of resimercial design (the trend of bringing home-like comforts into the workplace).

Coverings Awards Honors Spanish Tile at This Year’s CID Awards Ceremony

Tile of Spain USA

Coverings , the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, celebrated Spanish tile during this year’s annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards.

Mapei celebrates its 85th anniversary and looks to the future

Ceramics of Italy

Eighty-five years have gone by since Rodolfo Squinzi founded his company MAPEI (an Italian acronym for Auxiliary Materials for Construction and Industry) on the outskirts of Milan in 1937.

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Philanthropic Spotlight: NIVAS

Decorative Materials

At Decorative Materials, our passion extends beyond tile design. Yes, we love making our mark in the Colorado business and design communities, but we’re also all about giving back. Our efforts involve not only local organizations in need of support , but also, communities all around the world.

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Beautiful Encaustic Cement-Look Tiles from Spain

Rubble Tile

Cement and cement-look tiles have been a trending look in the world of interior design for a while, and for good reason. The geometric and pattern options that you get in encaustic cement tiles can add a bespoke, yet contemporary feel to any space. What’s.

Meet the 2022 Passport to Creativity Attendees

Tile of Spain USA

Next month, Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 100 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) will be heading back to Spain for its annual “Passport to Creativity” Tour.

Second Home and Vacation Home Designs to Create an Ideal Getaway

Why Tile

Designing a second home or vacation home? Whatever you plan on using your new home for, second homes and vacation getaways should be designed to help you and your family relax and unwind. And that means designing the space with all your specific wants and needs in mind.

Panariagroup chooses System Ceramics for its Fiorano Modenese factory renovation

Ceramics of Italy

In keeping with its corporate objectives and pioneering nature, Panariagroup chose System Ceramics as a major technology partner for the large-scale project to refurbish the plants at its Fiorano Modenese factory carried out during 2021.

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Pantone Color of the Year: Very Peri

Decorative Materials

Each new year delivers a whirlwind of exciting design opportunities. We always look forward to experimenting with fresh colors – so we eagerly anticipate Pantone's Color of the Year announcement. We’re consistently pleased by the gorgeous colors that Pantone’s experts highlight.

Cressida Bell Cement Tile Collection

Cement Style

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with renowned English interior and textile designer, Cressida Bell to launch a collection that pushes the boundaries of cement tile design. The inaugural Cressida Bell Collection includes eight patterns, each with three to four colorways. Bell’s Sky.

Marvelous Marble

Tile of Spain USA

For projects calling out for elegant and innovative solutions, look no farther than Tile of Spain. This year’s porcelain entries emphasize modern evocations of marble, the rich veining and luminous hues exuding warmth and elegance as the tiles move seamlessly from indoor to outdoor applications.

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Six Ways to Update Your Farmhouse Decor

Why Tile

If you’re looking to transition your farmhouse decor to a new look or make a farmhouse-style home uniquely your own, this guide is for you. First, What Is Farmhouse Decor? The seemingly contradictory elements of farmhouse decor are comfort and practicality, simplicity and warmth.

Subway Tile Reimagined: Introducing Uptown

Garden State Tile Blog

The Uptown Collection from Garden State Tile features the timeless appeal of classic subway tiles reimagined with a contemporary color palette and new trim pieces. Traditional shapes and sizes are now more versatile with hues ranging from canvas white and soft sage through loft grey and retro black.

Making Mosaic Tile Patterns that Do the Most

The Cement Tile

Interior designers are raving over mosaic tile patterns. Stamping shape and color across walls and floors constructs tremendous inspiration for room design. Granada Tile has a wide range of long-lasting bold tile patterns to make spaces pop. Let’s take a look at just a few.

The Luxury Collection of Marble-Look Porcelain Tiles Fuses Classic & Modern

Rubble Tile

For years porcelain tile manufacturers have been producing marble-replica series, in an attempt to offer a more durable product that’s also priced more competitively than marble. The problem was, many of these marble-look tiles weren’t up to the standards of a lot of designers.

Sustainability and Automation: Employing Robots For Sustainable Construction

The A to Z of Building

Sustainable construction typically refers to using renewable and recyclable materials when building new structures, as well as introducing new methods and technologies that help reduce energy


Architectural Graphics 101: Cover Sheet

Life of an Architect

They can look different but the information is typically the same. or is it? After a lengthy hiatus, it's time for "Architectural Graphics 101 - Cover Sheet". The post Architectural Graphics 101: Cover Sheet first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Take Advantage of Hexagon Cement Tiles in Your Own Design

The Cement Tile

Hexagon cement tile has taken over the design scene with its rising popularity. The iconic geometric shape is outstanding for kitchen floors, backsplashes, entryways, and outdoor areas. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, these tiles give your space a unique sense of style.

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Art Gives Potential, Personalized Wellness Boost To Home Interiors

JG Kitchens

Art helps make a house a home. It also has therapeutic value, as one of my sources, president of the American Art Therapy Association shared in my latest piece.

Study Explores the Benefits of Green Roofs

The A to Z of Building

In Portland, Oregon, roofs covered with roofs have become the norm. For stormwater management, the city is considered a leader as it incorporates green infrastructure, free street trees, green

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Ep 99: Construction Drawings

Life of an Architect

Construction Drawings are the documents architects use to convey architectural intent - size, location, quantity - and learning how to properly prepare them is getting harder and harder. The post Ep 99: Construction Drawings first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Tips for Choosing a Concrete Grinder

Onfloor Technology

Updated April 27, 2022. Concrete Restoration Construction Tips Concrete Floor Grinder

Finding Reliable Fence Contractors in Bellingham

Kitchen and Residential Design

A fence not only protects the home from certain elements but also improves the aesthetic value and provides privacy. This, however, necessitates a significant amount of design and preparation.

Home Security Features For Outdoor Living

JG Kitchens

I wrote my latest piece for readers who have larger, more amenity-rich outdoor living areas than mine. If you do, here are some tips and trends for protecting your property, equipment, family and guests while enjoying them. .

New Material Helps Reduce Buildings’ Cooling Energy Needs by More than a Third

The A to Z of Building

During summertime people, make an attempt to beat the heat. However, running air conditioners is costly and wasteful. A lightweight foam (left image) made from cellulose nanocrystals keeps it cool