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Avoid Spooky Tile Situations with Advice from AC’s Customer Service Team

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Don’t let tile mistakes haunt your home renovation. With expert advice from Architectural Ceramic’s Customer Service team, you can be prepared throughout your tile purchase and renovation.

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Community: Architectural Ceramics Proudly Supports Shepherd’s Table

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Architectural Ceramics attended Shepherd’s Table’s Fall fundraiser Infused with Love: An Evening at the Pearl on October 4 th , 2018 to support their mission of providing services to those in need within the community.

Events: Vienna Colormix 2018 with Sherwin Williams

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Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Colormix CEU Event in our Vienna showroom in partnership with Sherwin Williams. We took a look at the color trend forecast for 2019 in the form of six fabulous color palettes: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist, and Raconteur.

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4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

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We all know the phrase, bigger is better. Heck, at Architectural Ceramics, we wrote a blog about it featuring our large-format tile. But, what if you’re not big on space? Inside the District, square footage often comes at a premium.

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AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

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Fantasy drafts, tailgates, watching the game — Football season is a much anticipated time of year. At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile.

5 AC Tile Collections with a Fall Feeling

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Pumpkin-spiced lattes, chunky knit blankets, falling leaves — Fall has finally arrived and there’s nothing better than the taste of nutmeg, the feel of soft wool, or the sound of crunching leaves underfoot.

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Working in Harmony: Tile That Embodies the Principles of Feng Shui

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In today’s fast-paced culture, men and women alike have hectic work and home schedules. As adults, we often over-book ourselves with work, or our kids with school activities and birthday parties. Having a calming space at home to recharge may be more beneficial than we realize.

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Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

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Whether you’re barbecuing near our Baltimore showroom, or you’re fixin’ to go grillin’ closer to our Atlanta showroom; summer is made for poolside meals on an outdoor patio.

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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Going Above & Beyond: Backsplash Tile That Wows

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Thanksgiving. We all know a lot of effort goes into making a meal that typically features turkey. We all spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking in front of our backsplash. While subway tile is a popular option and has it’s place, we’re here to challenge the norm.

Subtle Seaside Style: Tile Inspiration & Collections With a Soft Touch

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Summer is here. The beach is calling. This time last year, we featured a beach blog about AC’s Naturals Collection whose soft color palette and names are inspired by nature. Architectural Ceramics is at it again, this time with a focus on sea shells and mother of pearl as inspiration.

A Recap: 2018 Coverings Tile & Stone Show

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// 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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Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

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Lights, camera, action! Just like movies released this time of year hope to be the blockbuster hit of the summer, Architectural Ceramics recently launched a few new tile collections that we hope will be a hit among clients like you.

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.

A Clean Slate: How Rough Slate Can Have a Clean Aesthetic

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Notebooks, pencils, backpacks — August is a time when school supplies hit the shelves; and parents and kids alike stock up to prepare for the new year. Parents get their clean house back, and kids get to start off the new school year with a clean slate.

Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

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During the month of March, we all feel a sudden surge run through our bodies, that sends us running to the party store for shamrock cut-outs, leprechaun hats and the like. So if you like St. Patrick’s Day and the color green, then you’re in luck with our Surge Collection.

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.

Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

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Losing weight. It stinks. Many of us use the New Year to kick off a new exercise plan. At Architectural Ceramics, we’ve done a little exercise of our own to come up with some of our favorite tile shapes and patterns.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

‘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.

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.

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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Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

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Lights, camera, action! Just like movies released this time of year hope to be the blockbuster hit of the summer, Architectural Ceramics recently launched a few new tile collections that we hope will be a hit among clients like you.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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“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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.