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Game of Tones

Tile of Spain USA

Architecture is a skillful manipulation of volumes and light that can be likened to the potential that a canvas provides to a painter. Almost all building materials are worthy of being included on the architect’s palette, but it is ceramic tile that takes home the gold as the top material of choice.

How To Create Indoor-Outdoor Flow

The London Tile Co.

The trend for indoor-outdoor living areas is one that is might seem relatively new, but we think everyone should be embracing it. Having a large indoor space that’s only used occasionally is impractical, and yet a smaller space which connects to a corresponding outdoor area gives you the option to extend when needed. We’ve put together some helpful hints to guide you in creating a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor living areas.

A Recap: 2018 Coverings Tile & Stone Show

Architectural Ceramics

// by Betty Sullivan //. Every year, Architectural Ceramics travels to the Coverings Tile & Stone Show to discover new products, meet new industry allies, and strengthen our vendor & customer relationships.

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What to Expect During Your New Home Walkthrough

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Home inspections are usually part of the process when you’re buying an existing home. If you’re building your home, however, your builder will coordinate any necessary inspections with the city, then schedule a walkthrough with you.

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TILE EXCELLENCE HAS NEW OWNER!

Tile Excellence

SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS!! HERE AT ASK TILE EXCELLENCE! AFTER A GREAT DEAL OF SCREENING FOR JUST THE "RIGHT" FAMILY TO TAKE OVER OWNERSHIP OF TILE EXCELLENCE , WE FOUND THEM!!!! PAPERS ARE BEING SIGNED AND DETAILS WORKED OUT, BUT THIS GUY IS GREAT! HE'S OUT OF MEDFORD, MA. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY AT THE MOMENT. YOU'LL HEAR MORE OVER THE NEXT WEEK, AND I EXPECT YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF CHANGES-GREAT CHANGES, AND YOU'LL GET TO KNOW THE NEW OWNER AND HIS VISION FOR TILE EXCELLENCE!

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Lighten Up! Get Inspired with These 16 Fresh Pendant Light Ideas

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Let these fresh pendant light ideas inspire your next design. Image: Earle & Ginger Kitchens Pendant lights have been around for a while, but that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to use them. In fact, far from it.

Rubble Tile in the Midwest Home Luxury Remodeling Tour

Rubble Tile

Midwest Home is kicking off the summer with their Luxury Remodeling Tour, a two-weekend event that showcases some of the Twin Cities’ top remodeling projects. The tour runs through the first two weekends of June, the 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th, from noon to 6 p.m.

Commercialising Colour

Diary of a Tile Addict

Part of the Tonalite display at Coverings. After a decade or more when monochrome minimalism held sway, it has been refreshing to see the world’s leading tile manufacturers start to explore colour with fresh enthusiasm. This has gone hand in hand with the revival of small format wall tiles.

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Dykstra New Sales/Mktg VP at Braxton-Bragg

Stone Update

Brings two decades of experience to supplier of U.S. stone fabricators. Featured Company Insider News

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Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas For The Chic Cook

Trendir Magazine

When we first think about the kitchen space we may think white, pastels or vivid bright hues, especially during the summer months. However, for that chic, edgy touch black is the way to go. The rich hue will take your cooking space to the next level with little to no effort.

Selling or Renovating? Blue Bathrooms (Like These) Sell for More Bucks

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re partial to blue, you’re in luck: According to Zillow , blue rooms substantially increase the value of your home. Blue bathrooms top the list, adding up to “$5,400 more than expected to the sale price.”

GIO Looks At What’s Trending in Floor Tile for Commercial Interiors

Giotile

When it comes to commercial flooring trends, the styles and options available are nearly endless. But regardless of the look you want, It’s essential that the performance characteristics of the flooring you choose meet the requirements of demanding commercial environments.

Grouted Geometry

Diary of a Tile Addict

Cava by Living Ceramics. Left: Cava Green with terracotta joints. Right: Cava Beige with Moon white joints. Regular readers of Tile Addict will have noted my comments on the growing use of coloured grout as an integral part of new tile displays at Coverings and other recent international trade shows.

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Marmomac Readies for a Big Show

Stone Update

September international stone event sells out exhibition space; producers preview innovations. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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The Items You Need to Improve Your Home Décor

Kitchen and Residential Design

No matter whether you are decorating your very first home or are looking to overhaul just one room that needs sprucing, interior design is lots of fun and is the ultimate way to put your own stamp on a home to make it yours.

Here’s Why You’ll Want a Living Green Roof on Your Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A green roof, also known as a grass roof or living roof, is a growing trend. Architects and designers have cleverly figured out how to put down roots in the most expected of places — over your head! Most rooftops are an eyesore or simply boring.

From Italy to Rubble Tile: Mediterranea’s Loom Collection

Rubble Tile

For the past 30 years, Mediterranea has brought designs from Italy all the way to the U.S. with stunning quality. Using high definition inkjet imaging, they create ceramic & porcelain products that appeal to the American architectural and design communities. With up to 40% of.

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Integrated Inspiration

Diary of a Tile Addict

Tiles by Mutina. As a long-term champion of ceramic tiles, someone who is convinced that they are the world’s finest surface finish, with unsurpassed technical and aesthetic abilities, if I have had one criticism of ceramic tile manufacturers in the past it is this: they have been too passive.

Natural Stone Institute Awards: July Deadline

Stone Update

Entries for 2018 Pinnacle and Industry Recognition honors needed by July 20. Featured Association Beat News

Pink Bath

The Perfect Bath

Every now and then I find a bath that resonates with me. The pink bath in this image is one of those “vintage” images that is all too familiar to those of us of a certain age. In fact, when we founded Waterworks 40 years ago, there were countless baths that looked just like this and many were far worse. In 1978, baths were very small and most did not have the luxury of a corner tub. But they did have 4 1/4″ tile, often pink, and nearly always with contrasting trim.

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Here’s How to Decorate Your Home From Scratch (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Are you moving into a new home and starting fresh? Don’t feel overwhelmed! Here are six new home decorating tips when you’re starting from scratch. You’ll see that decorating your new home is fun — and much easier than you think.

Fireplaces and Other Fire Features from KBDN

JG Kitchens

Do you love fireplaces as much as I do? I have a fireplace in my townhouse living room that I really enjoy using, and plan to have an outdoor fireplace at my next home, as well.

Art Deco Delights

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Art Deco collection from Etruria Design. The Metro tile has been one of the enduring classics of global wall tile design for decades. Leading multiple retailers, like Topps Tiles, report that it remains one of the customer’s favourites.

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Brazil Stone Show Still on Track

Stone Update

Organizers reaffirm Vitória event will open next week after national labor strife. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

How trip planners make you a better lover

Ciao Tile

Why your mission trip never works out the way you plan. Why do people think travel packages are a good idea? Why our world would end if student tours disappeared. Why mom was right about travel insurances. How travel agencies are making the world a better place.

4 Pool Features You’ll Want for Summer 2018

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Make summer 2018 your best one yet with these pool features. Image: Darren James Interiors Whether your part of the world is cannonballing into summer or gingerly dipping its toe into warmer weather, there’s no denying that things are heating up.

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Favorite New Kitchen & Bath Finds at Salone — from the San Diego Union-Tribune

JG Kitchens

Salone del Mobile.Milano is a massive trade show spanning 24 exhibit halls. Every even year — including 2018 — features six halls of just kitchen and bath products.

Harlequin Huzza

Diary of a Tile Addict

Carmen, designed for Portinari by Alessandro Mendini. Portinari recently presented its award-winning ( DTA: 15th March ) Carmen collection, designed by Alessandro Mendini, at the International Furniture Show in Milan.

What is Your Greatest Luxury?

As The Tile Turns

Per Givenchy, “Luxury is in each detail.” Coco Chanel claims, “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” We asked our local design celebs, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Circle of Excellence award winners: “What is your greatest luxury?”. Insider

Small Kitchen Trends That Help Brighten The Space

Trendir Magazine

Traditionally kitchens tend to come with multiple different areas that we all wish we could improve, some of them have little to no cabinetry, and others have limited space. Having limited space in your kitchen can put a damper on your décor.

4 Removable Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

These four tips will help you soundproof your apartment without upsetting your landlord. Image: AND Design One of the biggest challenges of renting is the inability to make permanent changes to your space.

Home Sales Price Boosters Pinterest Board

JG Kitchens

I came across an interesting post from RealEstate.com showing the top sales price boosters for starter homes and thought my Gold Notes readers might be interested. So I created a Pinterest Board illustrating some of my favorites. Here’s the complete list of 29 features.

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China Quartz Surfaces to Face New Tariffs

Stone Update

Federal panel cites below-value imports of surface goods in 5-0 vote; amounts to be set in July and September. Featured Latest News

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Episode 0001 – Character Development

Life of an Architect

So after eight and a half years, I have finally decided to enter the world of podcasting. I am excited to add this medium to my toolkit as I think podcasting my actually be a more natural medium for me rather than writing a blog post.