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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.

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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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.

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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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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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! (

HGTV Highlights ACI’s Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash

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Photo from Houzz. January 2016 – Virginia – A Virginia couple wanted to mix their two styles, his being more modern and hers more classic, for their kitchen remodel. The outcome is a beautiful new age farmhouse design that has been highlighted on many big outlets like Houzz , and HGTV.

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!

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.

The Making of a (Transitional) Tile Mosaic in Historic Baltimore

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January 2016 – Baltimore, MD – As a design consultant at Architectural Ceramics in Canton, a neighborhood of Baltimore City, I recently had the privilege of meeting a great couple that allowed me to create a mosaic design for the fireplace in their Bolton-Hill home in downtown Baltimore.

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.

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!

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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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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Architectural Ceramics aids the Capital Area Food Bank through Can-struction

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Washington, DC – November 2015 – Architectural Ceramics, Inc was honored to be able to donate to the BVA Can-struction team this holiday season in a project that benefited the Capital Area Food Bank!

ACI’s Best of 2015: The People

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January 11, 2016 – Rockville, MD – Every year, ACI talks about the best tile and events of the year, however, what we value more than any product is our people! At our annual corporate meeting, we always take some time to show our gratitude to the people who make ACI tick- our employees!

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.

Custom Glass Mosaics for the Win!

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January 2016 – Rockville, MD – There’s nothing we love more than fun and exciting custom designs! New Ravenna knocked it out of the park when they partnered with Architectural Ceramic’s designer, Yuvinka Deugarte, to design this glass mosaic. .

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.

Paving with Porcelain

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February 2016 – Rockville, MD – Twice as thick as most tiles, Garden 2cm is one of Architectural Ceramic ‘s first outdoor pavers.

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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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.

Newest Trends in Kitchen & Bath

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It’s that time of year when we are thinking about what we want to accomplish in 2016. A lot of us have some outstanding home projects that we want to finish up, or maybe ones that we want to start. I know I do!

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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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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.

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.

Carving Pumpkins this Weekend?

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Is everyone ready for Halloween? I know I personally have all my pumpkins just sitting on the porch not carved yet. If you’re trying to figure out what to carve on your pumpkin, try one of these tile patterns! Click on this pdf link to print out: Pumpkin_Carving_Stencil.

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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.

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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“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!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ACI’s Best of 2016

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Happy New Year from Architectural Ceramics! We’re celebrating heralding in the new year by reflecting on 2016 and our favorite moments. Check out the 12 projects below with AC tile, including our Illusion , Milk & Honey , Bianco Venatino , Brocade , Sabine Hill , Calacatta Chablis , Kiln & Penny , Coach , City Hall , Duquesa , and more.

“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!

Basketweave is the New Weave

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It’s funny, basketweave has been around for ages, but recently there has been a resurgence of it. Literally 3 of our top selling stones are this white marble with grey dot basketweave mosaic. If you like the basketweaves below, here are some ideas of how you could install it.