Geometric Grouting

Diary of a Tile Addict

Last year we covered the exciting collection Cava designed by LucidiPevere for Living Ceramics – a concrete-effect range focused on highlighting the wonders of coloured grout through a series of surface incisions. Cava Mosaic Beige and Tierra de Siena. Cava Black Mosaic. The new Cava Mosaic project takes the base idea of Cava – that grout is the key element when it comes to the tiles’ decor – and implements it in a new series of formats.

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Seriously…All grouts are not created equal. More often than not, grout becomes an overlooked element within the tile installation process (why is that btw?). Grout is what seals everything together – literally. Don’t go through all this time to find the right tile only to not think about what grout you will grout it with. It’s kinda like the perfect marriage of tile and grout. Same exact pebble tile, but with different grouts.

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Seriously…All grouts are not created equal. More often than not, grout becomes an overlooked element within the tile installation process (why is that btw?). Grout is what seals everything together – literally. Don’t go through all this time to find the right tile only to not think about what grout you will grout it with. It’s kinda like the perfect marriage of tile and grout. Same exact pebble tile, but with different grouts.

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Maastricht Mosaic

Diary of a Tile Addict

In 2017, working alongside ceramic designer Sándor Sinko, the inhabitants of central Maastricht embarked on a truly local project to cover the grey environment around Radium with colourful mosaics. Participants were able create their own small piece of work to be incorporated into the permanent flowing mosaic artwork providing a colourful new skin for the project’s outdoor terrace. Kunst Front mosaics. Kunst Front mosaics. Completed mosaic.

Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

Let’s take a look at one of Architectural Ceramic’s own in-stock products: Gears. We hope this industrial-looking water-jet mosaic gets you thinking of installing it in your own home. AC’s Gears Collection , offered as a marble or porcelain water-jet mosaic, has several features that will turn your tile project into a unique one: interlocking 12×12 sheet. ” — Betty Sullivan, Architectural Ceramic’s CEO. Grouting & Installation.

Maastricht Mosaic

Diary of a Tile Addict

In 2017, working alongside ceramic designer Sándor Sinko, the inhabitants of central Maastricht embarked on a truly local project to cover the grey environment around Radium with colourful mosaics. Participants were able create their own small piece of work to be incorporated into the permanent flowing mosaic artwork providing a colourful new skin for the project’s outdoor terrace. Kunst Front mosaics. Kunst Front mosaics. Completed mosaic.

Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

Let’s take a look at one of Architectural Ceramic’s own in-stock products: Gears. We hope this industrial-looking water-jet mosaic gets you thinking of installing it in your own home. AC’s Gears Collection , offered as a marble or porcelain water-jet mosaic, has several features that will turn your tile project into a unique one: interlocking 12×12 sheet. ” — Betty Sullivan, Architectural Ceramic’s CEO. Grouting & Installation.

Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

Architectural Ceramics

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.

How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

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. And she said something interesting to me, “She (Ella) wanted to use the dark grey grout with all that but the contractor had used something of their own.

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How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

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. And she said something interesting to me, “She (Ella) wanted to use the dark grey grout with all that but the contractor had used something of their own.

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Cevisama Curiosities II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Codicer also played with shape, using the same provenzal-style as their Hoxo Mix they developed this black and white series of musical ceramics. Yellow, Rose, and Blue options make it easy to incorporate coloured grout or to enable the colourful decors to provide the subtle hint of pastel.

Cevisama Curiosities II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Codicer also played with shape, using the same provenzal-style as their Hoxo Mix they developed this black and white series of musical ceramics. Yellow, Rose, and Blue options make it easy to incorporate coloured grout or to enable the colourful decors to provide the subtle hint of pastel.

How to Install Pebble Mosaic Tile

Stagetecture

Pebble mosaic tile is one of the most popular tile backsplashes for natural bathroom walls, kitchens and feature walls. This can be achieved with beautiful pebble mosaic tile. See how transforming your space with pebble mosaic tile could be easier than you think. How to Install Pebble Mosaic Tile. Install Pebble Mosaic Tile: Pebble and stone mosaic tiles can be used in an extensive variety of installations. Sealing and Grouting.

Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we’ve done a little exercise of our own to come up with some of our favorite tile shapes and patterns. When considering large-format square field tile, common sizes are: 12″x12″, 18″x18″, and 24″x24″ Decorative or square accent tiles are most commonly seen in 4″x4″ or 6″x6″ Lastly, square mosaics are often mesh-mounted in a 1″x1″ or 2″x2″ size. Losing weight.

Starlike Sensations

Diary of a Tile Addict

I have had a great feedback on my recent posts concerning the application of colour, and particularly coloured grouts, at the recent Coverings exhibition. For those of you unfamiliar with the product, Starlike is a two-component acid-resistant epoxy adhesive used in the installation and grouting of ceramic tiles and mosaics with joints from 1 to 15mm wide. ” Mosaic installation featuring Litokol Starlike. Mosaic installation featuring Litokol Starlike.

Avente Tile Talk: Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation

Tile Talk

Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation. Today, I discuss grout haze – a problem that often occurs with both ceramic and cement tile installations. I’ll explain what grout haze is, how to correctly identify the problem, and why it occurs. However, today’s post focuses exclusively on how to remove grout haze on cement tile installations. Cement tiles that needs to be grouted. What is Grout Haze? Removing Grout Haze.

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Modwalls Makes it Easy to get Tile Samples Online

Making Tile Modern

We’ve updated our website to offer a sample on every product page. Samples are in stock and ready to ship via USPS Priority Mail at nominal cost with free shipping. Check us out at www.modwalls.com. We’re here to help you to “Live With Color”!

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Marble Mosaic Medallion Tile Foyer Flooring Installation I Tile Installation

Tile Excellence

The middle of the "field" tile is a 4 ft by 4 ft custom laser cut mosaic marble medallion installed diagonally within the different color boarder. The pictures # 8 9 10 show the perimeter border installed first ready to fill in the FIELD.After installing the border the field can be filled in , in this case with marble the 116 inch grout joint is quite challenging.

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Projecting Pattern

Diary of a Tile Addict

The company’s stand will feature, among other new designs, King’s Star Blue; durable ceramic slabs which have four 83/4in (200 by 200mm) squares separated by scored grout lines. King’s Star Blue ceramic tiles have a medium surface sheen, and are suitable for wall or floor applications. SomerTile suggest using a charcoal grey grout during installation to emphasise the design’s strong graphic appeal. King’s Star Blue by Somertile.

How To Choose Your Tile Material

The London Tile Co.

There are 3 materials that you’ll find everyone talking about, ceramic, porcelain and natural stone. Ceramic. At London Tile, we have an extensive range of Ceramic Tiles available to order online. Ceramic is a combination of clay, sand and water, moulded into shape and then baked in a kiln. Benefits of Ceramic Tiles. Ceramic is the cheapest tile material. Durable – historic tiles from Egypt and China have shown us that ceramic is long lasting.

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Tile Warehouse Sale in Santa Cruz, CA Saturday March 5th

Making Tile Modern

Join Modwalls Tile Company This Saturday March 5th From 9am to 3pm For Our First Warehouse Sale. 800 Estates Drive Suite 1oo, Aptos, CA 95003. 831-689-9734. service@modwalls.com. P.S. If you live in the SF or Monterey Bay Area’s and miss this sale, please contact us for an appointment to purchase directly at our warehouse. Many deals below cost. Pass it on!

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Extra 2020 Tile Trends

Diary of a Tile Addict

One trend that we are especially hoping will take off more in 2020 is coloured grout. Cava Black Mosaic and Jade Green. Impossible material combinations made possible by ceramics could be seen on quite a few stands.

Avente Tile Talk: How to Create a Stunning Mosaic Tile Wall Feature

Tile Talk

How to Create a Stunning Mosaic Tile Wall Feature. A mosaic wall is one of the best features that you can have in your home. This is likely to include adhesive, grout, a grout scraper, gloves, and safety glasses. The joy of creating a tile mosaic is there is no right or wrong. As you can see, it really is simple to create a mosaic wall feature. ceramic tile. Margaret Almon Mosaics. Architectural Ceramics: Tile+Mosaic.

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online, “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online. “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated. UofCTS also releases CTDA Certified Ceramic Tile Specialist (CCTS) Study Guide online course. San Diego, CA, May 19, 2016 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) just released an updated version of the popular Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile online technical and sales training course.

Pre-Sealing Cement Tile: An Important Step

Tile Talk

How to Apply a Grout Release - Cement Tile Install Tips. When you see a finished cement tile installation (or any tile installation), it''s hard to visualize just how bad it looked when grout was first applied. The only way to get grout into the joints is by spreading it with a tile trowel. With glazed ceramic tile, grout removal and clean-up can be difficult. This short video shows how to apply grout release to cement tiles in an easy-to-understand format.

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Cersaie Curiosities III

Diary of a Tile Addict

A fun mosaic project from Atlas Concorde really made an impact. The textured mosaics of their Raw Decors heavily featured grout lines, enabling a range of varied looks with coloured grout, textural differences, and visual effects. Cersaie is the gift that keeps on giving, and this third installment of the curiosities from the show demonstrates wonderfully the range of delights we had the privilege of seeing.

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Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

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. Natural Stone & Specialty Ceramic. When considering specialty ceramics for an exterior application, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention our vendor, Encore Ceramics.

A Growing Trend: Matte Black Tile is Back

Architectural Ceramics

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. Let’s start with an Architectural Ceramic porcelain tile that offers several options: the Aristocrat Collection. Note that some tiles, like the 12×24 are in-stock* with AC, while the other field sizes and mosaics are special order and require a wait time to receive them.

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Cersaie Curiosities III

Diary of a Tile Addict

A fun mosaic project from Atlas Concorde really made an impact. The textured mosaics of their Raw Decors heavily featured grout lines, enabling a range of varied looks with coloured grout, textural differences, and visual effects. Cersaie is the gift that keeps on giving, and this third installment of the curiosities from the show demonstrates wonderfully the range of delights we had the privilege of seeing.

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Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

Architectural Ceramics

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. Check out the following tips below, organized into categories, to care for and maintain your porcelain, ceramic, glass or natural stone tile. Ceramic. Machine-made ceramic tile from AC’s Neri Collection , available in small-scale field tile and mosaic sizes. Machine-Made Ceramics.

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Tile Installation Formulas for Floors and Walls

Tile Excellence

How to Figure Out How Much Thin-set and Grout [setting materials] You''ll Need How to Know How Much Hardi Board or Durock to order Unknowingly experienced tile installers use formulas every day.Through experience we just automatically figure in our thinking of jobs using unnoticed formulas every day.It For every 100 sq ft of tile you will need 50 lbs of thin set mortar and 25 lbs of grout 4.Hardi Board and Durock is generally sold in 3ft by 5 ft sheets= 15 sq ft per board.

Cersaie Curiosities V

Diary of a Tile Addict

The black and white range Chymia features faux mosaics and faux grout lines, faintly textured pieces and organic themed imagery. Decoro graffiti in white, grey, and beige is a ceramic wallpaper with attitude. Digital Art Digital Decoration Exhibitions Italy Patterned Tiles Ceracasa Cersaie Cersaie 2019 Cotto earthy tiles Energie Ker faux grout lines finger painted tiles geometric tile graffiti tiles Mutina Natucer textured tiles tile tile design water marble tile

Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

Diary of a Tile Addict

From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers will be presented at ExCel, London with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra-compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, contractors, and specifiers alike. Barriers between natural stone and ceramics in the tile sector have long since broken down. To further play with colour, Love Tiles has also added coloured grout to their list of offerings.

Visualization Technology and Digital Design Tools with Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tile manufacturers from Spain are making waves in the digital arena by turning to technology to transform the tile selection process. “We Create your very own mosaic sheets with the GLASS MOSAIC MESH Creator by Alttoglass. Mosaic Creator by Onix.

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A Recap: 2018 Coverings Tile & Stone Show

Architectural Ceramics

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. Glass mosaics that look like marble. Architectural Ceramics carries our Sugar and Truffle Collections in recycled glass. We’re excited to consider adding new large format tile collections to enhance the other large format products we already offer at Architectural Ceramics.

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HONEYCOMB HEAVEN: THE HEXAGON TILE TREND

Garden State Tile Blog

Give your kitchen a modern makeover with a ceramic hexagon backsplash. Garden State Tile Glazed Porcelain Mosaics. Today, that same hexagon trend is being revived into modern bathroom designs with porcelain mosaics in traditional neutral color palettes.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Architectural Ceramics

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. From the shower pan to the grout, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Architectural Ceramics stocks a few of their products, a popular seller for example, is their grout.

Avente Tile Talk: Fragments - Our New Cement Tile Accent Strips

Tile Talk

Fragments are colorful mosaic accent strips made from patterned cement tile that have been cut. Each tessera is carefully chosen based on how its color and pattern will integrate with the theme of the mosaic. Where to use Fragments Fragments are designed for wall applications because the mosaic surface is not flat. With mismatched patterns, strong grout lines, and bold colors, Fragments are a great choice for a contemporary kitchen, bath or accent wall. ceramic tile.

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How To Choose Bathroom Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Choose from Grey or Moon colours in 600x600mm porcelain floor tiles and matching 900x300mm ceramic wall tiles. Porcelain or Ceramic, What’s the Difference? There is often much contention between choosing porcelain or ceramic tiles. Although porcelain is more durable than ceramic both are excellent manmade material choices for your bathroom. The wide selection of both ceramic and porcelain bathroom tiles available at The London Tile Co.

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‘Tis the Season for Trimming Tile Edges

Architectural Ceramics

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. To see collections available with Architectural Ceramics that include a base molding, visit our base molding product search here. Bar liners are not only available in ceramic, but glass and marble varieties as well.

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Can different types of kitchen tiles have different hygienic qualities?

Kitchen and Residential Design

They even vary a great deal in their sizes, ranging from exceptionally small mosaic tiles to larger ceramic tiles that measure one square foot each. For instance, kitchen tiles such as large ceramic tiles that feature deep grout can sometimes be a problem. Therefore, according to Yorkshire Tile, the grout should be finished with an antibacterial coating in order to ensure that bacteria cannot get deep into the grout and cause problems later on. mosaic. (76).

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A Guide to Choosing Your Bathroom Tiles

The London Tile Co.

There are a wide variety of tiles which vary greatly in cost, from expensive natural stone tiles to affordable ceramic. Generally, larger tiles will make the space feel bigger and fewer grout lines make them easy to clean. Gone are the days where grout only comes in one colour.

A Guide for Choosing Your Kitchen Wall Tiles

The London Tile Co.

These are often made of ceramic and are relatively inexpensive, allowing you to experiment with different colours and styles. Always go for porcelain floor tiles over ceramic as porcelain tiles are much harder wearing and highly unlikely to crack or chip.