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Why You Might Want Porcelain Slab Countertops

JG Kitchens

I first spotted porcelain slab countertops in a European cabinet showroom in West Hollywood, either in 2009 or 2010. I didn’t know what they were, but I loved the sleek look.

Your Room’s Focal Point: The Fireplace

Architectural Ceramics

The product above is our VTile in a classy step pattern. It’s that time of year when fireplaces become more than a beautiful centerpiece — they are also a source of warmth and comfort.

The Paseo Marítimo: Where the City Meets the Sea

Tile of Spain USA

The Paseo Marítimo (Promenade) by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti of OAB is a colorful esplanade built along West Beach in Benidorm, Spain. The promenade is not meant to be a border, rather a transition where the city meets the sea.

Wacky Wood

Diary of a Tile Addict

Wood-effect tiles don’t have to be limited to simple planks, and the companies at Cersaie did a good job of showing just how versatile they can be. Ceramica Rondine was the first to draw Tile Addict’s attention with its curious multi-layered effect wood-look planks.

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The Zellige Revival: Introducing The Marrakesh Series

Garden State Tile Blog

One of the most desired home decor trends of the year has arrived at Garden State Tile! A much anticipated addition to the Garden State Tile Porcelain and Wall Tile Collections, the Marrakesh series is reminiscent of traditional 10th century Moroccan Zellige Tiles.

GIO Tile in Real Life!

Giotile

While professional room scenes are great for showcasing our tile collections attractively on our website’s product pages, and digital swatches can be a designer’s best friend, there’s nothing like the actual installation for seeing how a particular tile collection really stacks up.

Cut Your Risk of Catching a Cold with these Three Simple Home Changes

JG Kitchens

It’s that time of year again! Kids are back in school. Work is ramping up. So it must be time for another head and chest cold to kick in. if you’re as sick of getting sick as I am, consider making these simple changes to your home. I shared three of them in my latest Forbes.com piece.

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Cersaie Curiosities

Diary of a Tile Addict

We have covered many of the main trends and styles that caught Tile Addict’s eye at Cersaie , but there were many, many more special and intruguing works that have not yet received a mention. Firstly, this range from leftfield by Novoceram – Kawaii.

Case Study: The Hatman Building Penthouse

Garden State Tile Blog

PROJECT TYPE. LOCATION. Mixed Use Residential. Charleston, SC. The Middleton Group. PROJECT OVERVIEW. Located on the corner of Broad and Church Street in Charleston, the historic Hatman Building built in 1855 is considered to be the oldest hat store in South Carolina.

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Ragno’s New Concrete-Look Porcelain, Conkreto!

Rubble Tile

When selecting tile for your project, you want something that goes beyond sheer durability. You want something that will age like a fine wine, and get better over time. Not every tile product can provide you with both, but fortunately, Ragno is here to save. New Product

Minimalism Offers Surprising Wellness Benefits

JG Kitchens

You’ve read all about the benefits of decluttering. There’s more to minimalism than that, with far-reaching benefits for many people — including those with asthma or allergies, caregiving for an elderly or injured relative, living with autism or just needing some stress relief.

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Week of October 14, 2019 – Fall Harvest Season

Architectural Ceramics

Autumn is a fantastic time to celebrate with harvest festivals, apple picking, and general Fall fun! Our idea of fun can be found in these Fall-inspired design posts of the week. From old farmhouses to hip restaurant spaces, there are lots of ways to let Fall inspire your design. A season for change.

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Trending: Tropical

Diary of a Tile Addict

In August we took a look at the tile world’s tropical offerings and this year at Cersaie company after company were incorporating jungle print into their collections.

Reader Question: How to connect exterior drain tile to sump crock?

The Armchair Builder

October 9, 2019 We had a question come in this week regarding one of our drain tile videos. The question was: “How do you connect the exterior drain tile around the foundation to the sump crock in the interior of the basement?”So ”So it’s pretty common to run drain tile around the foundation of today’s new […]. Owner-Builder

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How Your HVAC Unit Affects Your Power Bill

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Once a month, you’ll be faced with an unpleasant surprise in your mailbox: the power bill! No matter how careful you are about turning off the lights or how much you budget for the bill, it can still catch you off guard. .

Designers Cite Top Smart Home Trends at Tech Expo — From Forbes.com

JG Kitchens

You’ve probably noticed that smart home technology is showing up everywhere. It’s in the aisles of your favorite home center promoting Nest thermostats. It’s in the video doorbell at your front entrance and the wifi-connected appliances in your laundry room.

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Weekend Playlist: Oktoberfest

Architectural Ceramics

Cheers to the weekend – Or Prost! if you’re in the Oktoberfest spirit! We’re rolling out the weekend with some German jams and the tiles they remind us of. Nena – 99 Luftballons. Island Stone, Paragon Hex. You and I in a little toy shop buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got…”.

Pretty Pastels

Diary of a Tile Addict

The bold colour trend of the year has definitely not disappeared, however some companies have preferred to take a gentler approach. Incorporating pastels in a range of ways, these soft collections add a graceful air to interiors.

Best Outdoor Halloween Decorating Ideas For An Eerie Twist

Trendir Magazine

If there has even been a time to go wild with your décor it’s during Halloween. The holiday itself forces you to take the next step and truly embrace decorating the outside of your home.

Window Types — The Complete Guide for Picking the Right Windows

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Window Types Guide. Windows are a fundamental part of your home. The window types you choose will determine how much light reaches the interior and what type of view you get from each room. Installing the wrong type of window can make your home feel poorly lit and closed off.

The High Point Market Guide For Growing Your Brand

The Ace of Space

High Point Market is just days away, undeniably of the largest home furnishings markets in the world. It’s become the barometer for the design industry and an indication of what we can expect to see in the following year.

Week of September 30th, 2019 – Oktoberfest

Architectural Ceramics

The annual Oktoberfest celebration is reaching its end in Munich, Germany this week. In honor of the time-honored festival, we’ve found some amazing residential and commercial design projects with German influence.

Skinny Selection

Diary of a Tile Addict

Skinny formats have been trending a lot this year so Tile Addict took a look around Cersaie to see how companies have incorporated them into their ranges. And there are definitely some interesting formats, decors, and effects to see!

Anything But Boring Gray Bedrooms

Trendir Magazine

Gray- a subtle color that some might assume is quite boring; however, we know better. Though the color might seem a bit on the subtle side, it is the perfect additive hue.

Do’s and Don’ts to Deter Burglars | Direct From the Mouths of Intruders

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your home should be a safe haven where you feel comfortable and protected. However, if you are a victim of a burglary, you will feel unsafe and violated that a stranger has set foot in your home and rummaged through your things.

The Essential Market Guide For Growing Your Brand

The Ace of Space

High Point Market is just days away, undeniably one of the largest home furnishings markets in the world. It’s become the barometer for the design industry and an indication of what we can expect to see in the following year.

Turning Functional into Durable, Fabulous

Architectural Ceramics

Let’s admit it, September was BUSY. Back to school, getting into the swing of lunch prep, homework, extracurricular activities just to name a few.

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Partners in light play

Diary of a Tile Addict

Metallic tiles and pearlescents both bring something magical to the tile world. The way they play with light and change colour offers a new experience each time they are viewed. At Cersaie many companies incorporated these two effects into their ranges, each presenting something a little different.

Closet organization ideas to help you get the most out of your space

Trendir Magazine

Whether you have a small, large or medium size closet, having some sort of square footage where you can store your clothing is always a must. However, not all of us have the space, which is why being organized is key.

Kitchen Windows Guide — Find the Right Choice for You

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

From sipping coffee in the morning to cooking family dinners at night, we spend a lot of our day in the kitchen. For most homeowners, it’s important for the kitchen to be a happy and cheerful space. One of the most effective ways to do this is through kitchen window design.

035: Architecture and Math

Life of an Architect

If you ever thought about being an architect but thought you couldn’t handle the math, you aren’t alone.

Airthings Launches New Healthy Building Solution at EXPO REAL to Make Your Building Smart Now

The A to Z of Building

Airthings, award winning Norwegian specialists in air quality and manufacturers of the best-selling digital radon detectors, is launching its new Healthy Building Solution at EXPO REAL at Hall A3 at

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Trending: Tropical II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Paul Ceramiche presented one of the most colourful selections of jungle print tiles at Cersaie with their Yes! Collection – offerring a whole range of bright colours in variations of green, blue, red, orange, and yellow, and a pattern that was solely leafy in nature.

Outdoor kitchens that will make you want to spend more time outside

Trendir Magazine

Whether you already have an outdoor kitchen setup or you have been thinking about adding one- outdoor kitchens are the new biggest thing. Not only are they convenient to have but it makes going outdoors that much more fun. Especially, if you already have an outdoor setup.

Best Home Internet

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

GaudiLab / Shuttershock. Best Home Internet: Reviews and Comparisons. Internet access is basically a necessity these days. About 87% of Americans use the internet; we rely on it for everything from online banking to keeping up with friends.

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034: Let’s Get Physical

Life of an Architect

Architectural models are clearly within the architect's domain but are you within the "physical models are better" or "digital models are better" camp?

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Sherwin-Williams Flooring Systems Gain Accreditation from Dubai Central Laboratory

The A to Z of Building

High-performance floor coating systems offered by Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings have been approved by the Dubai Central Laboratory accreditation body (DCL). Inspectors from the