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Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

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Go big or go home. OK, we’d love to go through your home. Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. No matter the type of renovation, we can change the look of your home in a big way. About Porcelain Tile.

Made By Moms, For Moms: Tiled Spaces with a Feminine Touch

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For a lot of mom’s, a simple gesture like a hand-made card, breakfast in bed, or a bouquet of flowers means a lot on Mother’s Day. But what about when she simply wants to get away to pamper herself in a feminine space?

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

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If April showers bring May flowers, then Architectural Ceramic’s brings you a twist on the classic rhyme. Instead of flowers, let’s talk showers and shower tile. From the ground up, we’ll see what goes under and over shower floors and walls.

Tile with Money in Mind

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The deadline is here. We’re all holding our wallets and our breath in anticipation of (cue the diabolical laugh) Tax Day. We all know that preparing and filing taxes is taxing.

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Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

March Madness: ACI’s Final Four Tile Matchups

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For college basketball, the month of March means everything. Sports fans young and old complete their bracket and cheer on their team to win it all.

Sealed with a Kiss: Hexagon Kiss Dipped Tile

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I think we can all agree that hexagon tiles aren’t going away any time soon. At Architectural Ceramics, we heart hexagons. From ceramic and porcelain to glass and marble, we have plenty of hexagon types to choose from.

Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

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It’s that time of year, when kids to go back to school. We can’t scroll through our Facebook news feeds without seeing a tiny person holding a chalkboard sign with their name and grade on it.

A Growing Trend: Matte Black Tile is Back

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In the month of November, we’re thankful for Thanksgiving feasts, Black Friday sales, and the ‘Movember’ trend where men grow a mustache to bring awareness to men’s health.

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Made In the USA: AC Tile Lines Made in America

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Because of the our nation’s Independence Day, the month of July is all about America. We take time off to visit family, take part in parades, and take a moment to reflect on our nation’s history that allows us today’s freedoms. We’re proud to be an American.

Trick or Treat: Trade Tips for a Sweet Install

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We all know the phrase: trick or treat! On Halloween, candy is the sweet reward after going house to house in our best robot or superhero costume. When it comes to tile in our homes, we all want a sweet looking space. If the renovation is done poorly, however, the result can be scary.

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Best of 2017: A Reflection on AC’s Core Values

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Looking back on 2017, it was a good year for tile and for Architectural Ceramics. Each January, AC has a company-wide meeting, where we reflect on the previous year and create goals for the new year. We’d like to let you in on a bit of what went on.

‘Tis the Season for Trimming Tile Edges

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Tis’ the season for trimming the tree, making a list, and checking it twice. Whether you’re hanging the last ornament on your Blue Spruce or sprucing up your home for the holidays with a renovation, small details make a space feel complete.

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Expect the Unexpected from Tile Variation

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Friday the 13th before Halloween — If you’re superstitious, you’re avoiding bad luck by way of black cats, cracks in the sidewalk, and broken mirrors. On a day like today, you might expect the unexpected.

Cinco de Mayo: 5 Ways to Use Mexican-Inspired Tile

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Rockville, MD – May 5, 2017 – The Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day – May is never short on it’s share of holidays and celebrations.

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Ready for Resale: Tips on Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

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Rockville, MD – May 26, 2017 – Ready to renovate for resale? It’s that time of year: you’re already done with your spring-cleaning, and the weather is warming up for summer.

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Indonesian Inspiration: AC’s Batik Collection

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What do tiles and textiles have in common? Both begin their life cycles as natural elements. Both are flat surfaces waiting to be embellished. Both are used by interior designers and homeowners alike to decorate a space.

Keeping Warm with Fireplace Tile

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The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. This year, winter brought falling temperatures and snow that broke records from coast to coast. Thankfully, we’re done rushing around for the holidays and we can stay warm inside.

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A Latte Love: Fall Tile Inspiration

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For many of us, the change in season from summer to fall is a welcomed time of year. We get to enjoy the change in weather, waredrobes, and drink orders.

Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

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Summer is nearly over. As a result, families find themselves switching gears from vacation mode to getting back to the grind with school and work. While kids are stocking up on school supplies, adults are taking stock of their upcoming projects for the second half of the year.

Not All Wood-Look Tiles Are Created Equal

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Rockville, MD – July 2016 – Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago, and has only been increasing in popularity since. True wood floors are so warm and welcoming, but can’t handle humidity, water, pets, and kids like tile can.

Making a Statement with Shower Accent Walls

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Trends. They come and they go. Watch any interior design show on HGTV or DIY Network, and an open concept layout is in. We know what’s hot when it comes to your main floor’s kitchen and entertaining spaces, but what about a space that is a bit more private: your bathroom.

Architectural Ceramic Looks Back at the Best of 2015

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December 31, 2015 – Rockville, MD – 2015 has been a momentous year for the world, from Left Shark’s halftime performance to huuuuuuugely entertaining presidential campaigns to listening to Adele say Hello on repeat for hours.

Cementing The Latest Trend In Design: Cement Tile

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Wait…Cement Can Be Tile? Cement tiles are an ingenious combination of cement, marble powder, water, sand, pigments, time and patience. Manufactured in the mid-nineteenth century to cover floors with novel designs, bold colors, and to withstand footprints and the passage of time.

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Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

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Summer is nearly over. As a result, families find themselves switching gears from vacation mode to getting back to the grind with school and work. While kids are stocking up on school supplies, adults are taking stock of their upcoming projects for the second half of the year.

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Tile in Your Home

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January 2016 – Rockville, MD – Tile is everywhere. Unless you’re a cowboy, you probably see tile on a daily basis. The utility of tile in residential and commercial spaces provides a ubiquitous flora and fauna of shapes, texture, and color to the masses.

6 Steps to Prep for an Appointment with AC

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Have a tile project on your hands and not sure where to start? How about with an appointment with Architectural Ceramics. Our associates are eager to start the creative collaboration process with you.

6 Steps to Prep for an Appointment with AC

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Have a tile project on your hands and not sure where to start? How about with an appointment with Architectural Ceramics. Our associates are eager to start the creative collaboration process with you.

Cersaie 2015: Tile Trends From the World

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October 2015 – BETTY SULLIVAN TALKS ABOUT CERSAIE: INTERNATIONAL TILE FAIR – Bologna, Italy – I love Italy, the food, the ability of the sharply dressed Italian (men primarily) to romance the their products and the ancient architecture.

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The Layman’s Class on Glass: Design & Installation Tips for Glass Tile

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Rockville, MD – The supposed fragility of glass tile does nothing to deter from its beauty, and how much designers and homeowners adore it. And it’s no wonder, because glass tile can transform a space into something truly unique.

“Keeping Up With” Architectural

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Can you guess what is in the background of this picture below? That’s right! This is Architectural Ceramics tile. Keeping Up With the Kardashians liked a photo from our website and asked if they could use it for the backdrop of all their interviews during the show. How cool!

It’s Only Natural: AC’s Glass Tile Collection

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School’s out for summer. The sun is shining. It’s only natural that we all want to run for the Rehoboth beaches. Better yet, let’s collect bits of sea glass off the beaches of southern Spain.

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Why is my White Marble Turning Yellow?

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The classic look of a Bianco Carrara or Calacatta Gold bath is popular, and the current availability of field (in a variety of finishes and textures like honed, polished, tumbled, hand antiqued, marmo antico, brushed, etc.), moldings and mosaics allow for many design options.

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What tile should I pick if I don’t know my cabinets or counter yet?

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Coordinating your tile when you haven’t selected your cabinets and counter yet can be confusing. Fortunately, it’s much easier than selecting tile that coordinates with existing cabinets and countertops. On the other hand, you have so many more options, it can be overwhelming.

Creating Custom Designs with Homemade, Handpainted Terracotta Tiles

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March 2016 – Rockville, MD – There are few things more exciting for designers and homeowners than being able to customize their projects exactly the way they want it! Tabarka Studio is making it possible to do just that!

Bringing a Modern Country Look to an Old Farmhouse Bathroom

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Florida, August 2016 – Before and afters are such a fun part of design, reminiscing the old and celebrating the new. A country farmhouse with a vintage guest bathroom had an abundance of character, but not a lot of space to work with!

What’s New at AC?

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April 2016, Rockville, MD – Architectural Ceramics has added some very exciting new lines of tile in 2016, and we can’t wait to show it off! We’ve got several new products to tell you about below! (

How to Pick the Perfect Grout

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Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! I recently saw this awesome photo on Ella Scott Design’s Instagram page that had our 4” Calacatta Chablis Hexagon mosaic on the wall and penny round mosaic on the floor.

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ACI’s Cement Tile Featured on HGTV’s Property Brothers

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Architectural Ceramics, Inc. is honored to have our latest line of cement tile, Veranda , featured in an episode of HGTV’s Property Brothers. Check out more about the cement tile, Veranda, shown in the video here. HGTV Magazines New Products Renovations hgtv property brothers

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How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! I recently saw this awesome photo on Ella Scott Design’s Instagram page that had our 4” Calacatta Chablis Hexagon mosaic on the wall and penny round mosaic on the floor.

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