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Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

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Ceramic floor tile first started to appear in medieval England in the thirteenth century. A step up from bare earth, but not quite as laborious or expensive as handmade ceramic tile, stone floors were often the selected flooring material.

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. Let’s learn a bit about how ceramic tile is classified.

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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. a glazed ceramic, glossy finish. This effect makes the ceramic tile appear to be lit from behind.

Week of May 11, 2020 – Graduation

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This is incorporated by utilizing pieces from street artists, blue and white ceramic tiles found through out the city, and much more. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

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Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

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Keep in mind most importers, like Architectural Ceramics, imported excess stock to get through this transition. for unglazed ceramic 10% for unglazed porcelain 8.5% for glazed ceramic and porcelain 2.7% It only impacted glazed and unglazed ceramic and porcelain.

Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

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Stellar handmade ceramic, Radicchio colored glaze; 4. Stellar handmade ceramic, Spice Market colored glaze; 5. Euphoria handmade ceramic, in Mystic shape, Ruby Sky colored glaze; 6. Metallic glazes on handmade ceramic field tile; 4.

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10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

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While sites like Travel.com offers suggestions of where to go with their article, the Top 10 Most Searched Summer Destinations , at Architectural Ceramics, we’ve come up with our own 10 cities, as well as tile collections inspired by each popular place.

Week of June 29th, 2020 – American Design

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Architectural Ceramics’ HQ state of Maryland finds itself among the #CoastalLiving category, which is a common theme for a lot of other east coast states. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

BDNY 2019 – Trends & Tile at Boutique Design New York

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Don’t forget that Architectural Ceramics is with MaterialBank.com. In its 10 th year, Boutique Design New York (BDNY) showcases trends targeted to the hospitality boutique and lifestyle market.

Scottish Heritage in Interiors

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When you do, it will be easy to see why Betty, owner of Architectural Ceramics, had Scotland on her bucket list for so long. Layers of history, breathtaking landscapes, and robust culture, Scotland is what we are dreaming of at the moment.

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Penny Round Tile Inspiration to Fill Your Home Renovation Idea Bank

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If you plan to use your refund on a home renovation project, then Architectural Ceramics is here to fill your idea bank with inspiration. From ceramic to porcelain and glass to marble, you’re sure to find something that fits your style and your wallet. Tax Day.

Tile Tour: A Master Bathroom Decked in White

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If you haven’t already guessed, at Architectural Ceramics, we can’t help but think of winter whites. You can also consider these porcelain, ceramic and glass collections that include nice white tile options too: Gilt Brick.

Fashion + Tile = A Love Story

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Great for walls and floors, all the Dazzle colors are a fun complement to any glass, porcelain or ceramic tile, giving it a desired “glitter” look. . There is no denying that we spend A LOT of time looking at (and obsessing over) fresh and innovative tile.

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Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

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While we can’t help you clean out your closet by purging, thanking, or folding your clothes, Architectural Ceramics can help you clean your tile floor or backsplash. Ceramic. Today, ceramic tile is still available in handmade varieties, but it is now also machine-made.

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Week of September 16th, 2019 – Top 5 Fall Design Posts

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AC Stock Best Of Ceramic Contemporary Design Magazines Porcelain Remodeling Renovations Tile Tips TrendsAs Summer fades away and the leaves begin to change, we’d like to take a moment for some Autumn interior design inspirations.

5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

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Now that Memorial Day Weekend is here, it’s time to kick off the unofficial start of summer with 5 tile collections, available with Architectural Ceramics of course, that feature white in a big way. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines?

Employee Spotlight: Corporate Trainer Rachelle Bishop

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AC: Tell us a bit of background about yourself, how did you come into your current role with Architectural Ceramics? After my husband and I moved to the DC area in 2011, I found Architectural Ceramics. What’s your favorite part about working with Architectural Ceramics?

If Only The Road to the Final Games Were Paved in Tile

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At Architectural Ceramics, we have wood-look porcelain tiles that you won’t want to pass up. Tried and true, our Wood Replica Collection has long been an MVP for us at Architectural Ceramics. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines?

Your Room’s Focal Point: The Fireplace

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Often we see a decorative fire-safe paneling on the back and sides of the firebox, and sometimes we see what looks like a regular ceramic tile. Some collections offer tile trim pieces for the edges in either ceramic, porcelain, glass or stone.

Design Trends: Going for Gold

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Architectural Ceramics hopes you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. The Pacific colorway, shown here, mixes gold and silver glazed ceramic tiles in either a Smooth or Reef (rough) blend. Happy Holidays!

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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.

Think Outside the Box: Rethinking the Square Shower Niche

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At Architectural Ceramics, we love the look of stretching a square niche into an elongated, linear one. The handmade, white-body ceramic tile uses a miter cut at the edges around the niche, so it can wrap seamlessly from the surface of the wall to the inside of the niche itself.

Going Above & Beyond: Backsplash Tile That Wows

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Here are a few beautiful examples of how opting for a material other than a 3″x6″ white subway tile can take your backsplash from a sweet and simple ceramic to something a bit more savory and show-stopping. Ceramic. Image via Architectural Ceramics on Houzz.

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

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Here, we’re featuring just some of the dimensional tile collections available through Architectural Ceramics. Breeze through each one; from natural stone and cement, to ceramic and glass, we offer dimensional tile in a range of material types.

Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

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Check out a few Architectural Ceramics tile collections, suitable for outdoor use, that have you covered under foot and under water. From porcelain to specialty ceramic, here are how a few materials compare in an exterior application: Porcelain & Glass.

Week of September 9th, 2019 – Scottish Heritage in Design

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The works range from contemporary to whimsically useful – check out the rake-fired ceramic vase! Have you heard of the Highland Games? The traditional Scottish competition is rich with history (and is pretty fun to watch!)

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A Growing Trend: Matte Black Tile is Back

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At Architectural Ceramics, we’re excited for this sophisticated tile trend. Here, we’re naming just a few of our tile collections that include a matte black ceramic, porcelain or stone. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines?

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Design Trends: The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year

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Learn more about how the PANTONE Color of the Year is selected, this year’s color: Living Coral, and how to incorporate it into your designed interior space (which we hope includes tile from Architectural Ceramics, of course). Remember Rose Quartz? That was so 2016. Really.

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4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

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Heck, at Architectural Ceramics, we wrote a blog about it featuring our large-format tile. Ati Williams, real estate entrepreneur and owner of DC Home Buzz , partnered with Architectural Ceramics on this powder room feature wall. We all know the phrase, bigger is better.

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Turning Functional into Durable, Fabulous

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Our answer – porcelain and ceramic tile! To create this space for yourself, our custom ceramic from the Stellar collection, Bombay Crackle glaze is the one to use. Let’s admit it, September was BUSY.

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AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

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At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile. Ceramic: Similar to glass tile, ceramic tile is used throughout commercial and residential spaces. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines?

Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

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If you are looking to save on your kitchen remodel budget, Architectural Ceramics offers complementary tile design consultations. Visit one of our tile store room locations to see options for glass, ceramic, porcelain, and stone tiles. So you’re looking to remodel your kitchen.

Playlist of the Week – International Women’s Day

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Architectural Ceramics is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Week of March 9th, 2020.

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Week of October 28, 2019 – Halloween Haunts

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Perhaps it’s the hint of age and solitude that adds that little extra something to our perception of them – like a patina on a vintage ceramic vase. Halloween is fast approaching and we are taking a look at some scary and seasonal design posts.

Week of March 23, 2020 – Spring Cleaning

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Here at Architectural Ceramics, we are fortunate to be in prime location to celebrate Washington DC’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival, and even have a mosaic dedicated to this floral time of year. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

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Design Thoughts – Winter Restaurant Week 2020

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For us, there is one obvious tile that would fit this design perfectly, and that is our Raku glazed handmade Euphoria ceramic. AC Stock Ceramic Events Porcelain Tile Tips Trends design design inspiration design tips restaurant restaurants tile trends

Celebrating Distinctions in Mexican History and Tile

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When you aren’t celebrating Cinco de Mayo this weekend, stop by one of Architectural Ceramic’s showrooms to browse our specialty vendors like those from Mexico and more. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines?

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Architectural Ceramic Looks Back at the Best of 2015

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Thanks to our wonderful clients and staff, Architectural Ceramics had just as exciting a year as the rest of the world, and we’ve decided to share it with you in our first annual BEST OF blog post! Architectural Ceramics Top 5 Products of 2015: 12×24 Onsquare Lavagna (Porcelain).

Made In the USA: AC Tile Lines Made in America

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While we’re hyped up on all things red, white and blue, let’s take a look at a few of Architectural Ceramic’s tile lines that are proudly Made in the USA. At Architectural Ceramics, we love family businesses because AC is one too.

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. Architectural Ceramics offers two brands, Laticrete and Schluter , that make shower systems part of their specialty.

Week of March 9, 2020 – International Women’s Day

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Architectural Ceramics had the privilege of being certified as a national Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Women’s History Month!

Sealed with a Kiss: Hexagon Kiss Dipped Tile

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At Architectural Ceramics, we heart hexagons. From ceramic and porcelain to glass and marble, we have plenty of hexagon types to choose from. Let’s get to know the Kiss Dip Hexagon tile collection a little better, along with its vendor, Encore Ceramics.

Back to Basics: Which material is right for my design?

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Architectural Ceramics carries a wide variety of materials each with their own features. Should you choose stone, ceramic, glass or something else? Ceramic. Ceramic tile is made from red or white clay and is usually coated with a decorative glaze.