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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.

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.

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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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 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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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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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?

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.

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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What’s on Your Playlist? Design Inspired by Music

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The glaze of the wall ceramic has such depth in part to how it’s made. What’s also great about this textured ceramic tile? What’s on Your Playlist? Design Inspired by Music. Music is inspirational, therapeutic, motivational.

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.

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.

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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Employee Spotlight: Commercial Sales Manager David Arabe

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Architectural Ceramics: Your clients often juggle project types like hospitality, healthcare, and corporate offices. For Father’s Day we interviewed a new dad, our Commercial Sales Manager, David Arabe, and got his thoughts on his new role as a dad and leading our commercial sales team.

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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.

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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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.

Interlocking Pattern Ideas to Create a Natural Looking Space

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You can use these tile layouts for stone, porcelain, ceramic, or cement tiles. Tile images courtesy of Landmark Ceramics. The standard go-to for laying tile is usually a one third offset or stacked pattern using one size of tile.

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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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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.

4 Ways to Brighten Up Your Kitchen for Spring

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At Architectural Ceramics, we often collaborate with local architects and interior designers to craft well-designed and personalized spaces. A modern and rustic farmhouse renovation, designed by Sagatov Design + Build ; cement tile backsplash from Architectural Ceramics.

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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?

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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Week of July 22nd, 2019 – History of Design

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Even Architectural Ceramics’ own Lisa O’Donnell (Material Bank expert extraordinaire) has opted for camper living. Each decade has its own unique style or set of trends. Chances are, you picture very different designs when you think of the 20s vs the 70s.

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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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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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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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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 July 29th, 2019 – Hotel Design and Vacation Inspiration

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Thomas recently worked with Architectural Ceramics on their $100 million renovation. Summer is here and lots of people take that as a sign that it’s time to take vacation. Unless you’re a camper, odds are you spend your vacay nights in a hotel.

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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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.

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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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.