Marvelous Marble

Tile of Spain USA

This year’s porcelain entries emphasize modern evocations of marble, the rich veining and luminous hues exuding warmth and elegance as the tiles move seamlessly from indoor to outdoor applications. Let’s take a closer look at some of these ‘Marvelous Marble’ collections: Dubai by AZTECA.

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Sound of Marbles

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramica Fioranese ‘s Sound of Marbles rethinks this classic material to celebrate nature and combine it with tradition and craftsmanship. Sound of Marbles Rosa Cipria (300x300mm and 150x150mm) and Mosaico Weave Nero Fondo (300x300mm). Sound of Marbles Verde Intenso (740x1480mm).


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2022 Surface Design: Trends in Ceramic Finishes

Tile of Spain USA

This season, ceramic surface design will focus on restoring balance in interior and exterior settings. In collaboration with the Habitat Trends Observatory (OTH), we present four key trends that will define 2022 decorative ceramic reliefs and graphics.

Choose Ceramics for Safety

Tile of Spain USA

As the slogan for the ASCER and Confindustria Cerámica advertising campaign launched in early 2019 claims: ceramic is a safe choice. It is these features that have traditionally made ceramic tiles the covering of choice for kitchens and bathrooms all over the world.

Designing with Ceramic Wood

Tile of Spain USA

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. Why is Ceramic Wood a Great Idea?

Modern Applications for Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles offer an exciting and infinite number of design possibilities for decorating interiors and exteriors. Read on to explore design with these avant-garde applications: Ceramic Rugs. Ceramic tiles have changed the way architects approach exterior design.

Achieve Affordable and Practical Marble Beauty with Tile

Tile of Spain USA

The beauty of white marble has an undeniable allure. Now, the Spanish ceramic tile industry has combined high-tech digital printing and purity of pigment with durable, low-maintenance and easy-to-install ceramics – making this precious aesthetic more widely available, affordable and practical. In nature, marble is created when natural limestone undergoes heat and pressure during metamorphism.

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Marble Mosaic Medallion Tile Foyer Flooring Installation I Tile Installation

Tile Excellence

marble days blog #2 The second in the 3 part series of "marble days" is a little more elaborate than the first as promised and describes and shows the use of perimeter borders of marble around the edge of a foyer floor. 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.

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Tile of Spain Now Recreates Marble to Perfection

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain now recreates to perfection the look of another treasured building material – marble. Thanks to advances in technology, it is now possible for Tile of Spain manufacturers to recreate the look and durability of marble. And, because of its light weight, tile can be used in areas where marble isn’t a possibility. Blog ceramic tile Grespania Keraben marble porcelanosa tile of spain Trends

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Marvellous Marble – Get The Carrara Marble Look For Less

The London Tile Co.

From phone cases to couture dresses, it’s not hard to see why marble is back in fashion. With a timeless elegance that looks stunning in any room in the home, marble is often seen as a luxurious material choice. While real marble might be out of many of our price ranges, marble effect tiles are a great way to get this look for less. Natural materials like marble require regular maintenance, including using specialist cleaning products and sealing solutions.

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September Featured Tiles: Luxury Marble & Trend

The London Tile Co.

This month we’ve got two fantastic ranges to tell you more about so read on to hear all about the Luxury Marble effect tiles and the Trend range of neutral porcelain wall and floor tiles. Luxury Marble. There’s something about marble that adds an opulent feel to any space – whether that’s a large hotel lobby or a beautiful bathroom. Luckily, our Luxury Marble range gives the gorgeous look of marble but with all the benefits of ceramic and porcelain.

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Ceramic Tile Selection: A Guide to Choosing Format, Color, and Decorative Relief

Tile of Spain USA

It is with these design factors in mind that ceramic tile has become the top surface material of choice to use in both interior and exterior projects. Ceramic tile design has evolved from the once standard square and rectangular formats to outfit spaces with dynamic collections and pieces.

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Why is my White Marble Turning Yellow?

Architectural Ceramics

The availability of so many wonderful marbles. In conclusion, ensure if you’re going to install white marble or light stone use a white colored thinset and portland cement (or waterproof system). Note: for further technical information and specifications please refer to the TILE COUNCIL OF AMERICA HANDBOOK, and the DIMENSION STONE DESIGN MANUAL from the Marble Institute of America.

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2021 Tile Trends: Vast Veining in Marble-Look Tile

Why Tile

This week’s focus is a new take on a long-time favorite: marble-look tile. While marble-look ceramic tile has already been proven as a beautiful style in just about every room… The post 2021 Tile Trends: Vast Veining in Marble-Look Tile appeared first on Why Tile.

Metallic and Marble Masterpieces

Diary of a Tile Addict

The 17th Expo Revestir – South America’s largest and most influential exhibition of ceramic tiles, surface solutions, and bathroom design – will take place from the 12th to 15th March 2019 at Transamérica Expo Center, in São Paulo, Brazil. Michelangelo Grigio has a dark grey tone with white veins, which can be applied as a highlight of any internal or external environment; while Michelangelo Calacatta is the white marble with striking veins.

Magnum Marble and Michelangelo

Diary of a Tile Addict

This week Tile Addict is taking a look at ten stunning new ranges from Ceramics of Italy members that we are likely to see next week at Coverings. Today we’re talking marble. Two companies highlight the beauty and elegance of natural marble in their new collections. In Imperial Michelangelo, NovaBell provides interpretations of four marbles which have been key elements in design and architecture throughout the ages.

New Trends In Bathrooms, "More Marble?"

How to Floor Tile

I have noticed a lot more Marble and Travertine in showrooms across the metroplex showcasing these two Natural Stones. The surface of Marble or Travertine in a shower must be treated like your car paint. This is why you see so much Porcelain and ceramic that is patterned after the real thing because the real thing can be a pain to maintain and that is something we really don't think about much and that is, cleaning the shower.

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Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

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.

July Featured Tiles: Priory Patterned & Calacatta Marble Effect

The London Tile Co.

These tiles are designed to look like (you guessed it) Calacatta marble – a white coloured natural stone with beautiful grey veining patterned throughout the material. Marble can be very expensive to buy and install, so we think the Calacatta range is perfect for those looking to create a luxurious look in their bathroom or kitchen for less. The co-ordinating 700x350mm ceramic wall tiles come in either a matt or a gloss finish, depending on which look you want to go for.

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Consider the Endless Marble Flooring Design Possibilities

Conestoga Tile Blog

Marble has long held a place of honor in the home, and there are some truly magnificent marble flooring design ideas that will bring your rooms to life. Source: Houzz The following are some of the best ways you can use marble to bring out true beauty within any home: Honed marble provides a faded, more subtle appearance that is ideal for flooring. Tumbled marble is another great option that provides a natural, rustic appearance.

February Featured Tiles: Calacatta Marble Effect & Chateau Flagstone Modular Packs

The London Tile Co.

Read on to find out more about the Calacatta marble effect and Chateau stone effect flagstone tiles. Our Calacatta range features a matching marble effect wall and floor tile, perfect for adding a luxurious look to bathrooms and kitchens. The square porcelain floor tiles are available in a polished or soft-touch silk finish, while the co-ordinating ceramic wall tiles come in either a matt or a gloss look.

Ceramics of Italy Tile Trends Spring/Summer 2021

Diary of a Tile Addict

But Ceramics of Italy have come through with a trends report so at least we can share that! This is seen not only in a buyer preference for antique furnishings, but also in terms of tiles, with marble and majolica amongst the favourites. Ceramics of Italy.

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Penny Round Tile Inspiration to Fill Your Home Renovation Idea Bank

Architectural Ceramics

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. Our City Hall Collection , includes ceramic subway field tiles, coordinating trims and this penny round mosaic. Ceramic tile is best used in wall applications. Tax Day.

Tile Trends from Coverings ’22 Showcase Ceramic Tile at Its Best

Why Tile

Textures Bring Touchability… The post Tile Trends from Coverings ’22 Showcase Ceramic Tile at Its Best appeared first on Why Tile. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

Tile Tour: A Master Bathroom Decked in White

Architectural Ceramics

If you haven’t already guessed, at Architectural Ceramics, we can’t help but think of winter whites. For interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale, the vision for her client’s master bathroom started with a classic material choice: white marble. For her client’s master bathroom, she kept the tile selection classic and timeless by using white marble from our Thassos Collection. Mary Douglas Drysdale knows a thing or two about designing with white marble.

Get the Look of Hand-Finished Italian Travertine with a Contemporary Feel

Rubble Tile

The beauty of the natural world is often found in its smallest details—and the same is true with the beauty of human craftsmanship. When it comes to natural stone, it’s the slight variations in color, shape, and texture that help to create the unique, organic.

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Architectural Ceramics

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. Our Boutique Chic Collection features decorative ceramic wall tiles that will add dimension and drama to any space because of the matte or glossy finish on a prism shape.

Why Replacing Ceramic Tiles With Concrete Tiles Has Changed the Game

The Cement Tile

Replacing ceramic tiles with concrete tiles will change the way you build spaces. Learn about ceramic tiles, terracotta tiles, and saltillo tiles then discover the tremendous advantages of making the switch to concrete tiles. Both are types of ceramic.

Going Above & Beyond: Backsplash Tile That Wows

Architectural Ceramics

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. Ceramic tile has a range of options far beyond a 3″x6″ white subway. Image via Architectural Ceramics on Houzz. Image via Architectural Ceramics on Houzz. Image via Architectural Ceramics on Houzz. Marble.

5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

Architectural Ceramics

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. Using white marble in a space, like putting on a pair of pointy-toed heels, is always a timeless choice. AC’s Candango Collection featuring a dimensional mosaic in Thassos marble. A mosaic sheet in Thassos marble from AC’s Candango Collection.

Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Diary of a Tile Addict

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.

Week of January 18th, 2021 — Our Favorite Projects

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics was fortunate enough to provide some of our best materials for the home (as it deserves nothing less) and the full details of our contributions are available on our website ( click here ). M&T Bank Stadium , Architectural Ceramics.

Expect the Unexpected from Tile Variation

Architectural Ceramics

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. Architectural Ceramics is here to help you know what type of range, be it subtle or extreme, to expect from ceramic, porcelain and stone; and to know how best to prepare for it. Ceramic & Porcelain Variation. When creating clay-based ceramic or porcelain tiles, manufacturers strive for consistency or variety.

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. Throughout historic cities in Europe, their streets are paved in cobblestones, the statues are carved in marble, and their monuments are clad in limestone.

Trick or Treat: Trade Tips for a Sweet Install

Architectural Ceramics

“If you are ordering marble, limestone, or any natural stone, be prepared to go with flow. Designer: Cheryll Bowie of CKB Design, Vendor: Architectural Ceramics, Inc., Keeping the look traditional in this DC-area home meant weaving together various shades of warm and cool-toned marbles. From the large format marble tile, borders, and moldings on the walls, to the marble mosaics on the floor, this bathroom makes us feel like we’re in an Italian villa.

An Ode to Nature

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic collections have also been inspired by this trend and have easily adapted to appeal to this natural style. Ceramic is unalterable, resistant, fireproof and non-toxic, recyclable and easy to clean, and above all its infinite versatility makes it adaptable to any room.

10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

While sites like 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. AC’s Boho Collection , in the Tear shape and Emerald color, image via Architectural Ceramics. The dimensional ceramic tile is available in two main shapes, Elle and Tear.

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. Photo: AC’s Gears Collection, available in three main options: a honed marble or two matte porcelains. 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. neutral honed marble. ” — Betty Sullivan, Architectural Ceramic’s CEO.

American Olean Mirasol - Marble Look with Easy Care

ISC Surfaces

Mirasol is an elegant porcelain floor / ceramic wall line that features incredible color and veining in the most popular marble looks and colors. Colors: Bianco Carrara, Crema Laila, Silver Marble Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile (matte finish): 12x12, 12x24, 24x24 Glazed Ceramic Wall Tile (glossy finish): 10x14, 12x24 Accent: 2x4 brick joint mosaic For more information about this or other American Olean products, please visit their website by clicking here.

Think Outside the Box: Rethinking the Square Shower Niche

Architectural Ceramics

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. To get the look of the marble shower, consider using our Bianco Angelica Collection , which includes a 6″x12″ honed field tile like the one pictured above. The shower niche.

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. AC’s Legend Collection, in the Kumba pattern, Nero Marquina and Calacatta Tia tumbled marble.

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How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor

Tile Excellence

Tile Excellence responds to bad advise on "how to lay ceramic tile" found on In response to the question, "How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor" "To i nstall ceramic tile , first grout the area. 4-Not all tile flooring uses 1/4 inch spaces between tiles ( spacers -the little white cross like plastic pieces used to accurately "space" between tiles can be 1/16th ( marble and granite) , 1 /4, 1/8th, 3/16th s *ceramic) depend on the size of the tile used and the design.

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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. Ceramic, marble, porcelain, glass — Square tile is available in a variety of material types. At AC, we have endless porcelain and marble options available as a 12″x12″ field tile. We offer numerous glazed ceramics in a 4″x4″ and 6″x6″ in size. Losing weight. It stinks.