Trends in Ceramic Surfaces

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This season’s ceramic tiles are focused on conveying a warm feeling that awaken your senses. The use of color and matte finishes, along with the varying ceramic wall tile reliefs and micro reliefs will set the stage for comfort and well-being. As a compliment to their 2020-2021 trends report, the Observatory of Habitat presents the most relevant and key looks in ceramic wall tile below: 1. Blog Ceramic Surfaces Cevisama Tile of Spain Tile Trends

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Designing with Ceramic Wood

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Ceramic is very much a part of this practice. At recent decor and ceramic trade fairs it has been evident that ceramic wood is still a major line for manufacturers, who are also developing new shapes that offer additional creative potential. Ceramic reinterpretations of materials found in nature make it possible for designers to achieve high levels of originality through an infinite number of different formats, colors and installation patterns.

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Ceramic: A Safe Choice

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Did you know that ceramic is a safe and completely recyclable material? Because ceramic a natural and safe material, it works for virtually any room in the home. Ceramic tiles keep kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and even outdoor areas clean and safe for everyone. Not to mention, ceramic tiles are easy to install and last for years. Ceramic is also one of the most durable materials you can choose for your home.…

An Ode to Ceramic Floors

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Natural and recyclable, resistant and hygienic, creative and timeless, ceramic tile has quickly become the ideal surface material to use for floors in both residential and commercial settings. With an infinite combination of sizes, styles, and placements, ceramic tile offers unique decorative solutions that range from traditional to contemporary.… Blog ceramic tile Floor Tile Tile Trends

Designing with Color: Chromatic Trends Inspired by Ceramic Tile

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Thanks to their versatility in finish, format, shape and size, ceramic tiles offer an unlimited number of design solutions for residential and commercial spaces with which we can explore. Design 2020 Trends Ceramic Tiles Color Spanish Tile Tile of Spain

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Enhance Outdoor Spaces With Ceramic Tile From Spain

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Make the most of your outdoor spaces year-round with ceramic tile from Spain. Thanks to its technical properties, ceramic tile can withstand the passing of time, resisting temperature changes, humidity, and inclement weather.

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Ceramics Impose Their Rules

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Spanish ceramics, compared to other materials, offers the perfect combination of quality and versatility, without losing the aesthetic that will make them unique. So, why are ceramics the best material for any home? The raw material that composes a ceramic tile comes from the earth (clay) that, together with water and fire, makes this material a natural product. When renovating or remodeling a house, there are multiple variables to consider.

Warmer Weather Brings New Ceramic Tile Trends

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Ceramic manufacturers anticipate this transition of trends by proposing suitable pieces to adorn spaces for the upcoming hot months. Not only are ceramic floors extremely durable, they are also versatile in design and can be applied in differing finishes, decorative reliefs and size formats depending on the look you want to convey in a space. Its technical properties allow ceramics to cover indoor and outdoor floors within the same space creating a seamless flow throughout the home.

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Confounding Ceramic Clothing

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Market , which began in 2017 is an full-scale market stall with produce crafted entirely from ceramic tiles, cement, mirror and natural stone. These are ceramic tiles as you’ve never seen them before, and they are truly excellent. Art and Artists Reclamation Uncategorized Barnitski silk factory ceramic clothing ceramic tile art Chernobyl art market second hand tile tile art Ukranian artist venice art biennale Zhanna Kadyrova

Ceramics and Bathrooms, a Perfect Pair

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Incorporating ceramic tiles in bathroom designs opens up a world of possibilities with which we can experiment. Thanks to their versatility in color, shape, and size, ceramic tiles can be combined in countless different ways on walls and floors for a unique look. Ceramic tile has become the ideal surface material to use in bathrooms. They are waterproof and hygienic, which makes ceramic durable, stain-resistant and easy to clean.

At The Core of Ceramics

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The architecture and design world is witnessing a resurgence of the fundamental nature of ceramics. Trends for 2019 have shown that there are two very different trends in evidence among the ceramic tile manufacturers’ offerings for the new year. Blog Bestile ceramic tile Cristal Estudio Ceramica natucer Porcelain tile Realonda Spanish Tile tile of spain

Ceramic Pop Art

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Hicho’s ceramic art subjects range from the popular TV dinner, Fluffo Pancakes and messy kitchen, to Troll Dolls, Sea Monkeys, and gumball machines. An awesome alternative to a retro poster, and a modern take on Warhol’s Brillo boxes and Campbell’s soup cans, Hicho’s tiles draw on that legacy to produce something fun and aesthetic – a welcome addition to the ceramic (and art) world.

Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

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Check out Architectural Ceramic’s Surge Collection, featuring a large-format ceramic tile, that mimics illuminated glass and includes bold electric colors too. AC’s Surge Collection, a large-format ceramic tile made to look like back-lit glass, has several features that make it a bright idea: 8″x24″ field tile. a glazed ceramic, glossy finish. With the look of back-lit glass, this large-format ceramic tile has us doing a double take.

Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile

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Since launching our new line of Porcelain Pool Tile earlier this month, we''ve been getting a lot of questions about what makes porcelain tile better than ceramic tile. More commonly, the question is simply, "What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?" Homeowners often discuss ceramic and porcelain interchangeably, as if they were one and the same. Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile and nothing more. Porcelain clay is more dense than ceramic clay.

Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

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Ceramic tile is not only beautiful, it is also healthy for your home. Some VOCs emitted by non-ceramic building products can contribute to a wide variety of health problems and Sick Building Syndrome, according to various health experts. Altered State by Crossville.

Ceramic Morphologies: 3D Printing on Ceramic Tile

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Harvard University researchers and students from t he Material Processes and Systems (MaP+S) group once again delighted visitors to the Trans-Hitos exhibit at CEVI SAMA (2017) with their new project entitled “Ceramic Morphologies.” ” T he new installation, supported by the Ceramic Technology Institute ( Institution de Tecnología Cerámica, ITC ) in Castellón, Spain, e xplored the design opportunities of a no vel ceramic 3D printing strategy.

A Journey Through Ceramic Tile Categories

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Ceramic tile is the perfect material to cover the walls and floors of various projects. The raw materials that make up ceramic pieces come from clay found within the Earth which are then fused with water and fire from kilns to create high quality tile. The process in which ceramic tiles are created makes them sustainable, resilient, functional and adaptable to any space.

Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

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While children everywhere are going back to school, let’s go back to basics and learn about ceramic tile through a few of Architectural Ceramic’s collections: Basics, London, and City Hall. With a few simple lessons in science, geography and math, we’ll see how ceramics are classified, where they come from, and how adding any one of our ceramic collections to your project, equals a great space. The principles used to create ceramic tile are basic.

Ceramic Collaborations

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RIBA North is hosting Moulding Futures: Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics for Architecture symposium on Friday 8th December, a one-day event created by ECAlab and supported by Tile of Spain, the University of Liverpool and Leeds Beckett University. Through presentations and chaired discussions, leading global authorities will explore the value that ceramics can bring to architecture. Pavilion by Harvard University explores 3D printing of ceramics.

Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

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Product quality, design, innovation, Italian origin, and sustainability are all key components of the Italian ceramic tile industry’s success. The intrinsic characteristics of ceramic products make them preferable to other materials in terms of their limited impacts over their life cycle.

Trans-Hitos 2020 Widens the Identity of Ceramics

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The Trans-Hitos Exhibition of Ceramics for Architecture celebrated its 15th anniversary at CEVISAMA , the International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, in a series of three impressive projects entitled “IDENTITY”. IDENTITY” reflects on the use of ceramic tile as a material for global use in architecture since the XVIII century. I·den·ti·ty /???den(t)?d?/ den(t)?d?/ noun) – the distinguishing character or personality of an individual, community, or object.

A sector-specific eco-label for ceramic tiles

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Ceramics are a safe choice for the environment. And it is not just underfoot that the impact of tiles is felt; the construction industry has utilised ceramic tiles to create high-tech ventilated façades, as well as roofs and demonstrated that major energy savings can be made.

Malibu with Terracotta Ceramic Tiles: A Historical Perspective

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Malibu glazed ceramic tiles meld beautifully with terracotta tiles along the walkways of the Adamson House. Filled with an entrepreneurial spirit, May Rindge started the firm after discovering her land was rich in the natural resources needed to manufacture ceramic tile. She wisely hired Rufus Keeler—a ceramist and draftsman whom many considered a ceramic genius for his secret glazes known for their color and clarity—as her plant manager,” according to the MAHF.

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Making Tile Modern

We recently launched our first ceramic tile collection and we’ve been so thrilled that the majority of our customers have choose to create blends! Our 2×8 ceramic subway tiles are sold by the square foot and our customers can purchase as many square feet as they’d like. We have seven colors in-stock and any talented tile installer can turn those individual colors into a completely custom ceramic tile blend. We love a tile blend.

Championing Ceramics

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We all know that ceramic tile is the world’s greatest surface finish, with unsurpassed aesthetics, technical performance, practicality, architectural flexibility and eco-credentials. So, I would think, events like this should inspire the whole tile family to get together to champion ceramic tile and trumpet its many virtues as loudly as possible. News of Dal Tile’s efforts to support National Tile Day (23rd February) in the USA have got me thinking.

From Indoors to Outdoors: Examining the use of Ceramic Tile Outside of the Home

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Ceramic tiles allow us to bring the beauty of interior design and personal style to outdoor spaces. Durable, sustainable, waterproof and slip resistant, ceramic is the material of choice to adorn surfaces outside. Ceramic tile does not degrade with changes in temperature, frost or exposure to the sun, and maintains its color, properties and integrity for years to come. Ceramics are organic surfaces, made with safe, natural elements.…

Ceramic Tile – A Solid Bet for Young Architects

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T he use of ceramic in construction dates all the way back to 30,000 BC, when clay mortars were used to hold a structure made of branches and canes together. Although we’ve come a long way from branch houses, ceramics are still constantly evolving. New technologies have made ceramic tiles one of the most innovative architectural materials available today, and the youngest generation of architects is jumping on board.

Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

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Ceramic graffiti is a wonderful thing and we love covering it here at Diary of a Tile Addict. To help remedy this we have compiled a list to share the fantastic work of those spreading the magic of ceramics.

Case Study: Spanish Ceramic Tiles Play a Key Role University Expansion

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The building is home to indoor tracks, several indoor courts, a swimming pool, a gym and several classrooms all featuring Spanish ceramic tile as the material of choice for healthy, durable and easy to maintain spaces. Blog Ceramic Tiles Francisco de Vitoria University Large FormatDesigned by renowned architect Alberto Campo Baeza , the newest addition to the Francisco de Vitoria University Campus in Pozuelo, Madrid houses athletic facilities and classrooms for student use.

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Copying Catalan Ceramics

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We have extensively covered the work of counterfeit ceramacist Diogo Machado – aka Add Fuel – but have recently discovered another artist with a similar take on tiles. Catalan visual artist Javier de Riba creates tiled flooring with stencils and spray paints.

Geometrical Ceramic Tiles Offer Everlasting Design

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Our new Geometrical Glazed Ceramic tile collection was used to create this appealing kitchen backsplash. Our Geometrical line of ceramic tile mixes classic hand-painted glaze techniques with modern, geometric patterns to achieve an absolutely stunning look. The Geometrical Ceramic Tile collection features hand-glazed, modern patterns. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, these high-fired ceramic tiles are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Add Style & Flair to Your Outdoor Spaces with Ceramic Tile

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These outdoor living areas are sometimes overlooked, but with Spanish ceramic tile they can be decorated just as beautifully as the rest of your home. Ceramic tile is the favorite material for outdoor spaces due to its long-lasting, weather resistant, UV resistant and anti-slip properties. Here are some ideas to bring ceramic tiles to every inch of you home, both indoor and out: Unicer, Aran (8X12”).

Living Ceramics

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Warp by Living Ceramics. As a Tile Addict I often stare out into the ceramic night sky to see if I can spot new stars through my tile-focussed telescope. It was in 2016 that I first came across Living Ceramics : one of the brightest additions to the ceramic tile firmament. Living Ceramics creates versatile ceramic solutions for interior design and architecture. Bera & Beren by Living Ceramics. Warp by Living Ceramics.

The Freshness and Elegance of Blue Ceramics

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This color array was formed in the Delft Ceramic School in Holland during the 17 th century and has proven to be a timeless pair. After being inspired by the Delft Ceramic School, this trend was brought to the historical kitchens and bathrooms of palaces in the 17 th century. Blog blue Cerámicas Aparici ceramics Cevica contemporary Fabresa hues peronda tile of spain vintage

Nostalgic Flashback: Psychedelic Ceramics

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In the world of interior design, old trends inevitably resurface. No matter how outdated they seem, it's only a matter of time before they somehow creep back, regardless of how 'out' they previously seemed. When this happens, however, these throwbacks are typically complemented by fresh looks that deliver a surprisingly modern edge. Such is the case with several of the latest styles we've seen taking over in the ever-changing world of interior design. Tile Trends

Tile of Spain Announces Upcoming Schedule of Digital Events Showcasing Spanish Ceramic Tile and Design

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Coverings Connected: Full Spectrum Ceramics Industry Solutions & Best Practices 2020. With the rapid pace of innovation in the ceramic industry it’s easy to miss some crucial developmentsand have some blind spots in your specifications.

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Large Pattern: Ceramic “Wallpaper”

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Some interior design concepts are timeless — and some come and go in waves. Wallpaper definitely belongs in the latter category. While it has seen some significant booms, it spent the early 2000s out of favor among most design enthusiasts. All that is about to change, however, wallpaper is currently making a long-awaited comeback. Large patterns were an especially big deal at 2019 Coverings , where bold and decidedly vibrant looks captivated design enthusiasts. Tile Trends

Toni Cumella: Ceramic Visionary

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And this morning I woke up thinking about the work of Toni Cumella: a true ceramic visionary. Born in 1951, the son of ceramicist Antoni Cumella, Toni Cumella studied industrial engineering at Barcelona University before dedicating himself entirely to ceramics in 1970.

In and Out, Ceramic Exteriors

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Patios, porches and terraces all come back to life in the summer and can be enjoyed even more when designed with ceramic tiles. No matter the size of your outdoor space, finding the right ceramic tile collection and design will enlarge, complement or enrich any style of space to make the best of the outdoors. Ceramic wall and floor tiles from Tile of Spain can easily bring your outdoor vision to life. Ceramic tile brings out the natural beauty in outdoor spaces.…

Ceramic Crop Circles

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A company nestled in California’s endless farmlands continues a family tradition that has been alive since the 1920s. Founded in 1986 by Paul Burns, the ever fascinating and necessary material – clay – offers surprise and inspiration for Fireclay Tile. With a commitment to the implementation of sustainable manufacturing practices, using recycled materials, and employee welfare, Fireclay Tile is a company full of soul. Fallow Warm (8×8). Grove Warm (8×8).

Harvard’s Ceramic Program presents an exposition of their projects

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‘Formations in Ceramic Material ‘ showcases the work of students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design , which has used the Ceramic Program as a place to experiment since the last semester of 2015. The show, housed at Gallery 224 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was sponsored by ASCER, the Association of Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers, in association with Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Blog ASCER Ceramic Studies Department exhibit GSD Harvard

Ceramic Connectivity

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Well, the answer is that this collection is conceived like a geometric ceramic jigsaw puzzle. Brazil Coloured Tiles Glazed Tiles New Tile Designs Porcelain Tiles Tile Designers Tile Technology Artists ceramic Ceramic Tiles connect connectivity Creativity Design designer Diary of a Tile Addict geometric glass interior jigsaw laminate new Portinari tile Tile Addict tiles triangle woodConnect range by Portinari. So what, you may ask?

Spanish ceramic tiles steal the limelight in new book ‘Ceramic Material Systems’

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Publishing company Birkhäuser, which specializes in architectural design, has published a book that addresses the current situation of ceramic tiles in architecture. The new publication ‘ Ceramic Material Systems in Architecture and Interior Design ’, by Martin Bechthold, Nathan King and Anthony Kane (Birkhäuser), addressing the question of progress of ceramic materials in architecture, their origin and upward growth trend.

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