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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.

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?

12 Different Ways to Lay Subway Tile

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Architectural Ceramics is ready to hop to it, with a dozen EGG-cellent subway tile patterns that go beyond the basics. We have a lot more than a dozen types of subway tile, however, available from Architectural Ceramics. It’s Easter weekend.

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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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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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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.

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.

The Great Outdoors: Tile for Outside Applications

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Softer stones and ceramics are more likely to take a beating from the elements than durable materials like porcelain. When you first think of landscaping your patio or other outside space, you probably don’t immediately think of tile.

Just Enough Tile is Not Enough Tile

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Each tile is varied and unique, especially when dealing with natural stone or custom ceramics. You’ve measured your project space and know your total square footage, but there’s more to ordering tile than an accurate take-off.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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?

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

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With expert advice from Architectural Ceramic’s Customer Service team, you can be prepared throughout your tile purchase and renovation. Turn to the last page, and you’ll find most porcelains are rated for floor use, while some ceramic tiles are only suitable for wall use.

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5 AC Tile Collections with a Fall Feeling

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Whether it’s the collection’s name or color palette, Architectural Ceramics is getting into the seasonal spirit with tile that is fit for fall. For a porcelain tile that looks like natural wood, Architectural Ceramics has several collections to choose from.

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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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Events: Vienna Colormix 2018 with Sherwin Williams

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Browse our ceramic, glass, and stone tile by color to brighten up your latest project. Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Colormix CEU Event in our Vienna showroom in partnership with Sherwin Williams.

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

A Recap: 2018 Coverings Tile & Stone Show

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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. Architectural Ceramics carries our Sugar and Truffle Collections in recycled glass. Ceramics.

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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.

Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

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Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. Take a look at a few porcelain collections, offered with Architectural Ceramics, that feature in-stock and special order options. Go big or go home.

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

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So, until Architectural Ceramics gets an invite to visit his home, let’s check out our own client spaces that strike a cord with harmonious designs. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines?

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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.

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

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Pictured above, the 2012 DC Design House features Aidan Design’s work, and Architectural Ceramic’s mother-of-pearl oval mosaic. In the shower area, Architectural Ceramic’s Estrella Grande tile mosaic was used.

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Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

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At Architectural Ceramics, we’ve done a little exercise of our own to come up with some of our favorite tile shapes and patterns. Ceramic, marble, porcelain, glass — Square tile is available in a variety of material types. Losing weight. It stinks.

Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

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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. The organic edge adds character to an otherwise clean-lined ceramic subway tile.

‘Tis the Season for Trimming Tile Edges

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We’ve been making a few lists of our own at Architectural Ceramics. Base molding: Just like wood molding is used at the bottom of a wall where it meets the floor, base molding can be made out of ceramic, marble or porcelain, and functions the same way.

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Tile with Money in Mind

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So take a break from crunching the numbers, and take a look at a few tile examples from Architectural Ceramics that have cash in mind. Porcelain: This hard-wearing glazed porcelain tile from our Kiln & Penny Collection is a stoneware tile made to look like ceramic.

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Expect the Unexpected from Tile Variation

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The same could be said when considering a handmade ceramic or natural stone, because the variation in the tile’s glaze or veining may surprise you. Ceramic & Porcelain Variation. In most cases, machine-made ceramics are the former and handmade ceramics are the latter.

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

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Architectural Ceramics is at it again, this time with a focus on sea shells and mother of pearl as inspiration. Because the rivershell mosaic is thin, it is backed with ceramic, and meshed mounted for an easier installation. Summer is here. The beach is calling.

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Some Like It Hot: In-Floor Heating Options

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Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland just outside the DC-metropolitan area, Architectural Ceramics is familiar with chilly temperatures in winter. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines? Before the weather gets cold or you complete your next tile project, consider using in-floor heating as a way to keep your toes warm during these next few months.

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).

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

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At Architectural Ceramics, we’ve prepared a quick read for you about natural slate, and our client spaces and collections that feature it. Photo via Libby Turner Dickstein for Architectural Ceramics. Photo via Libby Turner Dickstein for Architectural Ceramics.

March Madness: ACI’s Final Four Tile Matchups

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With the final four games this weekend, Architectural Ceramics put together our own final four match ups, and it’s just what you’d expect: tile. With that said, please use this chart as a guideline for each type of tile material we offer at Architectural Ceramics. Ceramic.

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

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When you do, don’t forget to follow Architectural Ceramics, Inc. If Cinco de Mayo wasn’t enough reason to celebrate, Architectural Ceramics has big news: our new Atlanta showroom opens today.

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Trick or Treat: Trade Tips for a Sweet Install

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Designer: Cheryll Bowie of CKB Design, Vendor: Architectural Ceramics, Inc., The natural stone tile selections, made with Architectural Ceramics, showcases a wide range in color and veining variation. Designer: Cheryll Bowie of CKB Design, Vendor: Architectural Ceramics, Inc.,

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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. Architectural Ceramics is without a doubt, a company full of characters. We offer various tile characters: porcelain, ceramic, glass and stone.

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

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Architectural Ceramic’s Lead Designer and Alexandria Showroom Manager, Jan Scalia, wants to help clients and the community to better understand the real estate and renovation process. Stop by Architectural Ceramic’s own Houzz page for more ideas on how to get your home ready to sell.

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Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

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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. The organic edge adds character to an otherwise clean-lined ceramic subway tile.

Keeping Warm with Fireplace Tile

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Better yet, let’s look at a few fireplaces that feature Architectural Ceramics tile. AC’s porcelain Monticello Collection in the color Argento, image via Architectural Ceramic’s Houzz Project page. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines?

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Cersaie 2015: Tile Trends From the World

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Design Innovation – This green wall is the Iris’s Slide ceramic series. Betty Sullivan is an owner of the family business Architectural Ceramics, Inc.

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