Greenbuild 2010 This Week in Chicago

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The largest greenbuilding education and exhibition in the world is happening this week in Chicago. We’ll be there learning more about sustainable ceramic tiles and stone. Send us a note if you’ll be there too! Industry Events

NEOCON 2010: June 14-16 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago

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Time to start thinking about making your reservations for NEOCON 2010. Although we attend NEOCON for the Architectural Stone and Ceramic Tile Exposition, there is so much to love about it. Not least of which is the setting.vChicago in June can be divine. Hope to see you there!

Cersaie 2010: Make the Pilgrimage to Tile Mecca

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There is no greater gathering for the ceramic tile industry than the annual show in Bologna, Italy known as Cersaie. We attend each year for the inspiration, for the camaraderie, and for the chance to see what amazing new design, technology, or innovation will shape the next generation of tile. And of course, the setting isn’t bad either! Industry Events

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Mosaics: The Beginning of Architectural Ceramics, Part One.

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Chiasso

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Have you seen the new Chiasso Holiday 2010 Preview catalog? The front cover shows a stone fireplace wall that looks very similar to our own Navajo stacked stone. The floor also looks like it could be Anatres or another contemoporary porcelain floor.

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Ceramictec - Thin Stacked Stone Veneer In Florida

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This Old House Magazine Article

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Check out the latest issue of This Old House Magazine (October 2010, Issue 142, pages 94-99)- our tile is featured in the article "Vintage Bath on a Budget".

New Arts and Crafts Inspired Listellos to arrive in stores next week

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We will be introducing three new "Arts and Crafts Inspired" listellos to the stores next week. The Arts and Crafts Movement was from 1860-1900. It was a conscious revolt against man-made mass produced products that were being used to imitate handmade products- but exhibited poor quality.

Guest Blogger: Mark Lee "New Stone Curbs"

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As many of you know, we have a new product that will set standards in the tile business. Stone Curbs are an extremely easy way to take your shower from ordinary to extraodinary.

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Martha Stewart Living September 2010

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2010) there is a special section entitled "The Home 100-Our Decorating Editors'' 100 Favorite Products, Projects, and Places". In the new edition of Martha Stewart Living (the Home Edition Sept.

Ceramictec - Porcelain Plank Tile Installation - Tampa Florida

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Stone Curbs

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Our new stone curbs are great for shower curbs but can also be used as an end or cap piece going up the side of a shower wall. See this great example- I love the clean look: home design by architect Coburn Architecture and Interiors

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Retro Bathrooms

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I got a request from Fred in Des Moines for some ideas- he has a customer who wants a retro bathroom without black. I would suggest using our white subway tiles with either some glass or ceramic mosaics to infuse some color. Also- our glass subway tiles would be perfect for this!

Malibu Cuero Wall Tile

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You should have just received the new Malibu Cuero field tile. We''ve carried this series in 30cm and 45 cm for the floor.and are now adding 25 x 33 cm and 30 x 45 cm wall sizes as well as the coordinating bullnose. It a polished ceramic that lends itself to traditional design very well.

Fresh New Items for the Bath

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I''ve been working on our new store in Westbury, (Long Island) New York and have come across some great new items for the bath. Here are some of my favorite new bath accessories for 2011- can''t wait to use them in some of the stores!

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Architects and Interior Designers: Win a Trip to Italy and $4000!

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Ceramic Tiles of Italy’s 18th Annual Design Competition is seeking submissions for its 2001 competition.

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Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications

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Our tile is featured in the November 2010 edition of the magazine "Ideas for Your Home Remodel"- a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication (pages 24-25).

Money Floors

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I found these tiled floors on Apartment Therapy.what a cool use of coins! Nickel floor tile featured in a Seattle bathroom: The Nickel floor bathroom was inspired by the Standard Grill''s penny tiled floor in NYC

To DIY Tile or Not to DIY Tile - Ceramictec

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New Hampton Carrara Hexagon Tiles

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These should be in stock at the end of 2010- beginning of 2011. I am excited to tell everyone that we will be adding some new sizes to our Hampton Carrara Hexagon line. Joe has just ordered a 3" (on mesh) and a 5" (single pieces) in addition to the 1" and 2" that we currently carry.

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More Fireplace Ideas.

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Some more tiled fireplace ideas

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Ceramictec - Pebble Shower & Plank Tile Bathroom - St. Petersburg.

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Ceramictec - Granite Tile Counter with a Travertine & Glass Splash

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Brazilian Mountain Home

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Speaking of cool things from South America.take a look at this beautiful mountain home in Minas Gerais, Brazil I found on Freshome.com. It features a stone that looks similar to our Baoding Creme Broken Random

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Tile Shop Facebook Photos

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Here are some more customer photos that have been added to our facebook page. Make sure to go to [link] to "friend" the Tile Shop

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Decorpad Bath

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I really like this bathroom from decorpad. We could create a similar look using the Imperial Bianco Washed subway tile with a penny mosaic, coteau rocks (under the tub) and a white floor tile

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Tile Shop on Facebook

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Check the Tile Shop out on facebook: [link] ! We''ve already had customers upload pictures of their tile projects. Here are three that caught my eye: Make sure to "like" the Tile Shop on facebook to keep up with the latest info

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Some Good Tile Ideas

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Cool Tile Patterns

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Here are some cool tile patterns. The first is from Tara in Grand Rapids. It''s a floor border design from Hugo''s Frog Bar in Naperville, Il. I like the two contrasting colors together and the sort of wave pattern they make- thanks Tara!

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New Imperial Bianco 5 x 30

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I want to make sure everyone knows about the new 5 x 30 (2" x 12") size in the Imperial Bianco Collection. You should have received your boards within the last 3 weeks. This size also has coordinating bullnose. I can''t wait to use it in the stores!

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Customer Home

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I was at a "Holiday Boutique Party" a couple of nights ago at a home in Eden Prairie. I did not know the home owners, but you could see that they had recently redone their kitchen/family room. I looked closely and saw that they had used our tile.

Loews Atlanta Bath

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I was trying to find a hotel for our trip to Altanta next week (to visit the new store!) and came across these great bathrooms in the Loews Hotel Atlana. They are contemporary but warm. I love the dark brown walls and the crisp white moulding. Take a look at the tile.

New Home Construction from Madison

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Lisa Cayer, manager of our new showroom in Madison, WI , just shared some super photos from a new construction home she worked on. There are some great, creative tile ideas in these rooms, thanks Lisa! Kitchen: Master Bathroom

Ceramictec - How to Cut Glass Tile

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More creative tile tables.

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Here are some more photos of creative tiled tables using our tile.they are from Paul @ store 14. Thanks Paul

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Floor Design Mix

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Sara Addis from Centerville just sent me a photo of great tile mix. Shad Puckett and Ted Byers laid this pattern out in the store for one of their customers- and we really like it! It''s a combination of Oak Java with Travertine Mushroom

Trend: Interlocking Rings

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Trend: Interlocking Rings Pattern- this is such a beautiful design pattern! Tile: The Bellagio Mosaic: The Capri Mosaic: The Volterra Listello: Bedding: Mirrors: Coffee Tables: Wallpaper: Pillows: Vases

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Arches Over Bathtubs

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An arch over the bathtub is a great way to add unique detail to your bathroom. I escpecially love it when the arches are tiled!! You can add a waterproof can light to the top of the arch to highlight this feature.

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New Light Fixtures from Murray Feiss

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I love the new Belleaire Light Collection from Murray Feiss! It is available in a one, two or three light sconce (see photos). The fixtures have a sandstone tile backplate accent that would compliment our tiles quite well. It is a transitional fixture that will work well in many settings.

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Hexagon Mosaics

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We should be receiving the new Hampton Carrara Hex tiles shortly (they will now be available in 1", 2", 3" and 5"). I love this pattern design- it''s so classic. Here are some of my favorite installations using the hexagon mosaic: traditional bathroom design

Tile Shop Kitchen Renovation

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Here''s a fantastic kitchen renovation using Tile Shop tile: Before: After: Walls: Metro Glass Tile Mosaic Counters: Black Galaxy 24" Floors: Indian Slate Aftrican 33.3

New Stainless Steel Cardine Mosaic

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We recently purchased the Stainless Steel Cardine Mosaic pattern. I have waited for us to get this for a long time. It is such a cool, contemporary tile- with clean lines. I couldn''t wait to get this in!