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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Handcrafted and hand-glazed ceramic tile. Love it.

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Status Ceramics Petals tile in Frosted Jungle glaze. Our Partners

Ceramic Tile in the International Green Construction Code

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I just returned from the annual tile industry management conference. While it’s about as exciting as it sounds, I return every year for the networking and education.

Glass Tile: New Formats and Shapes Expand Possibilities

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Glass tile has been the one bright spot in a difficult tile market over the last few years. You don’t have to look far to see why this segment has expanded it’s share of the market in recent years.

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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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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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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.

Ryan Calkins Interview with Association Leaders

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Our president was recently interviewed by a leading association management publication about his participation in tile industry associations and trade groups. Here is an excerpt with a link to the full interview below: Conversation with a leader…Ryan Calkins.

How Minerals Evolve (Thanks to Life!)

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photo © 2010 Harvey Barrison | more info (via: Wylio ). We’re in the mineral business, both as sellers of natural stones like granite, marble, travertine, and limestone, and also ceramic tile, which is comprised of feldspar, clays, and other minerals. So this recent story on NPR really caught our ears. My Grandson the Rock. stone

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.

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MiniToki and Loft Mosaics Now Available

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MiniToki and Loft are Italian ceramic mosaic tiles, but these aren’t your typical 2×2 mosaics. And along with white, light gray, dark gray and subtle a subtle golden, MiniToki and Loft mosaics are available in a stunning red.

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!

Get This Look

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At the moment, we’re loving the timeless appeal of handcrafted tiles… Get a similar look with our new line of Cemento tiles, suitable for floor and wall. Available in additional patterns and colorways; visit our showroom for details.}.

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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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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Ceramictec - Porcelain Plank Tile Installation - Tampa Florida

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Ceramictec - Thin Stacked Stone Veneer In Florida

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Ceramictec - Recycled Glass Tile Backsplash Installation Tampa.

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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).

Introducing: Neo Hedonism Stones from Petra Antiqua

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The name says it all: Neo Hedonism. Antheus. Kariota. Sheer. Yucca. Yucca (2). New Products

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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

More Fireplace Ideas.

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Some more tiled fireplace ideas

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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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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.

Great Architecture: Curry Stone Prize for Sustainable Projects

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Just one of many worth projects announced as finalists for the Curry Stone Prize. For more examples, see the full post at Treehugger.com. Botanical Garden in Medellin, Colombia. Great Architecture

Interview with Mary Yocum, Tile Maven: Part 2

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Part 2 of our interview with Mary Yocum, Western Regional Sales Manager for Crossville and one of the key voices in the North American tile market. Q: What is the most common mistake people make when using tile in their home?

Warhol in a Tile?

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What do you think? This sneak preview of a new collection is on our design tables this month, and we’d love to hear what you think. Yea or nay? New Products

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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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Ecologik Recycled Porcelain Tile

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What does 40% recycled content mean? It means 40% less waste in landfills, 40% more peace of mind, and a 40% greater chance that you’re going to love your new floor.

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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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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Some Good Tile Ideas

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Fall has arrived…

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And so has our new collection of tile inspired by the season. Introducing Leaf. And while we love fall itself, we might just love this tile even more… *Available in three colorways, please visit our showroom for details*. New Products style + design

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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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Ceramic Tile HydroBan Shower ? Tampa, Florida - Ceramictec

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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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