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).

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?

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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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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. Photo: AC’s Gears Collection, available in three main options: a honed marble or two matte porcelains. neutral honed marble. Larry Sullivan, started Architectural Ceramics in 1985, and over time the family-owned and operated company has grown in capability and capacity.

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. Photo: AC’s Gears Collection, available in three main options: a honed marble or two matte porcelains. neutral honed marble. Larry Sullivan, started Architectural Ceramics in 1985, and over time the family-owned and operated company has grown in capability and capacity.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Avente Tile Talk: The Bellagio Resort: A Mosaic Tile Showcase

Tile Talk

The Bellagio Resort: A Mosaic Tile Showcase. As beautiful and stately as the individual glass blossoms are, one’s eyes are then diverted to the intricate mosaic and stone tile work on the floors, walls, staircases and even ceilings – all thanks to the talented artisans of Italian mosaic manufacturer – Sicis. Elegant mosaics and marble tiles adorn the reception area of the Bellagios lobby. Mosaic floral bouquet in the conservatory.

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.

Employee Spotlight: Commercial Sales Manager David Arabe

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics: Your clients often juggle project types like hospitality, healthcare, and corporate offices. Calacatta Chablis Collection in the 4″ hexagon natural stone mosaic. AC: Marble is a classic choice. AC Stock calacatta chablis commercial interior design hexagon mosaic hexagon tile marble mosaic new dad porcelain tile stone run porcelain

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

Architectural Ceramics

Design and photo credit via Aidan Design, featuring AC’s Estreslla shell mosaic backsplash. ACI’s Estrella Grande oval shell mosaic. Pictured above, the 2012 DC Design House features Aidan Design’s work, and Architectural Ceramic’s mother-of-pearl oval mosaic. This glossy shell mosaic takes an otherwise masculine kitchen and gives it a womanly touch. To view this, or other shell mosaics, visit one of our DC-metro area showroom locations.

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Precious, a Calacatta marble look from Florida Tile

ISC Surfaces

Precious from Florida Tile is inspired by Calacatta marble and features white backgrounds accentuated by deep grey and brown veins. The many sizes available in this line enable beautiful custom designs to fit any project.

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.

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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10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

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. 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.

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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.

Rubble Tile & AlysEdwards in the Parade of Homes

Rubble Tile

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Self Esteem Mosaic by Girl Scout Troop 11656

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

The theme for their project is called “Self Esteem” and they used broken pieces of ceramic, glass, and marble to emblazoned with empowering words. The mosaics create colorful frames around mirrors. Kate-Lo Tile & Stone was delighted to donate tile to the local Girl Scouts of America. Troop 11656, consisting of ninth graders from Orono, MN wanted to create a very special project.

Tile with Money in Mind

Architectural Ceramics

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. Since we’re on the heels of our March Madness: ACI’s Final Four Tile Matchups blog, let’s round out a list in the same main tile types: porcelain, ceramic, glass and natural stone. 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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Ceramic Tiles for Kitchen – Looking for Trendy Styles

INOKI

When you go for searching the right models for your kitchen’s floor, you can find ceramic tiles for kitchen. To look for trendy styles that fit into your kitchen, many ceramic tiles for kitchen can be found in many shops, then you can try to choose the right ceramic tiles for kitchen by checking the materials. Why do you want to install ceramic tiles for kitchen? Ceramic tiles for kitchen can enhance your spaces and add visual appearance in your kitchen.

Sealed with a Kiss: Hexagon Kiss Dipped Tile

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we heart hexagons. From ceramic and porcelain to glass and marble, we have plenty of hexagon types to choose from. ″ and 6″ mosaics. Let’s get to know the Kiss Dip Hexagon tile collection a little better, along with its vendor, Encore Ceramics. Signed, sealed and delivered — Encore Ceramics tile comes from Oregon where each hand-made collection is crafted by artisans in an eco-friendly facility.

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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‘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. This type of trim is available in ceramic, marble and porcelain.

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Avente Tile Talk: The Buyer's Guide to Ceramic Tiles

Tile Talk

The Buyers Guide to Ceramic Tiles. Ceramic tiles are materials that can add glamor and value to any part of your home. If you are considering this flooring option, this article provides valuable tips and important considerations on ceramic tiles. The Buyers Guide to Ceramic Tiles 1. Durability There are different types of ceramic tiles and each one has its own tolerance to the temperature of the room and exposure to dirt and stains. ceramic tile.

Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

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. Check out our main features, along with a sneak peak at other collections coming to an Architectural Ceramics showroom near you: Adele. The Ivory tile, for example, blends well with the toilet and the floating white vanity’s marble countertop.

The History of Ceramic Encaustic Tiles

The Cement Tile

Ceramic encaustic tiles were made with clay and glazes that have been put through a heating process to essentially burn the pigments and patterns into the tile. While ceramic encaustic tiles are very similar to cement tiles, the materials and processes by which they are made differ from one another. Now, let’s dive into the history behind ceramic encaustic tiles and the differences between traditional tiles and modern options available today.

Avente Tile Talk: Fresh-Picked Gourmet Garden Ceramic Tiles

Tile Talk

Fresh-Picked Gourmet Garden Ceramic Tiles. Fresh-Picked Gourmet Garden Ceramic Tiles. You can keep the memories and feelings of summer alive throughout the year with our ceramic Gourmet Garden Ceramic Tiles and Fruit, Floral and Vegetable Garden Murals. Beautiful glazes and intricate relief designs are just a few of the wonderful traits our collection of ceramic Gourmet Garden tiles and custom murals offer. ceramic tile. Margaret Almon Mosaics.

Trending: European Tile…Introducing Cementine Porcelain Tile!

Rubble Tile

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Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

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. Check out our main features, along with a sneak peak at other collections coming to an Architectural Ceramics showroom near you: Adele. The Ivory tile, for example, blends well with the toilet and the floating white vanity’s marble countertop.

Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

Architectural Ceramics

mosaic, in Buoy shape, Harbor Blue; 3. 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. Namibia mosaic, in Crescent shape, White Sand; 7. Silver Wave Marble stone field tile; 2. Metallic glazes on handmade ceramic field tile; 4. Stone mosaic Triangolo in a blend of six stones; 5.

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. Porcelain tile from AC’s Himalaya Collection , made to look like polished or matte marble. Stains like red wine on a marble surface are the enemy.

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

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics is at it again, this time with a focus on sea shells and mother of pearl as inspiration. AC’s Sonoma Tile Maker’s line, the Vihara Collection, color Puka Iridescent, eHex mosaic. The elongated hexagon mosaic is in the color Puka with an Iridescent finish. Available in two finish types, a shiny iridescent or silk matte, the Vihara Collection offers subtle texture as well as a range of mosaic shapes and color options. Shell Mosaics.

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Italian Instincts

Diary of a Tile Addict

In this latest part of Tile Addict’s preview of Ceramics of Italy at Coverings we select some additional Italian products – all recently launched – that will be lighting up the aisles at Atlanta. The double-fired wall tiles come in white and grey, and include both mosaic and decors to further boost this range’s versatility. Mosaics, hexagons, and stick strips add further intrigue. Italian Marble by Edilgres. Smot by Dado.

Indonesian Inspiration: AC’s Batik Collection

Architectural Ceramics

See how Architectural Ceramics used Indonesian textiles to inspire one of our newest glass tile collections: Batik. Please note that while we try to keep quantities readily available, depending on demand, Architectural Ceramics may not have all colors and sizes in stock at all times. Check out another new Architectural Ceramic’s collection: Le gend. A natural beauty, this special order mosaic is worth waiting for, given our 1-3 week lead time.

Avente Tile Talk: Italian Made: Fashionable Tile, Design

Tile Talk

From Venetian glass mosaic tiles, to ceramic tile that closely resembles heavy brocade patterns, to the crispness of summery linens, it seems the Italians have perfected the art of mimicry. For Mosaico+, renowned mosaic artist Carlo Dal Bianco used mosaics from the company’s various lines to create a series of new decorations. Ceramic tile is inherently hygienic. ceramic tile. Margaret Almon Mosaics. Architectural Ceramics: Tile+Mosaic.

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Making a Statement with Shower Accent Walls

Architectural Ceramics

Here, Architectural Ceramics highlights three projects that showcase showers in a big way. Let’s kill two trendy birds with one stone: an accent wall in a chevron mosaic. Photo: AC’s Brocade Collection, featuring the Chevron Mosaic in thassos and cararra polished marble, photo via AC on Houzz. The shower accent features AC’s Brocade Collection , in the Chevron Mosaic stone mix. Trends. They come and they go.

What tile should I pick if I don’t know my cabinets or counter yet?

Architectural Ceramics

You can even have a custom mosaic designed and fabricated just for your space. 5) If you really want a natural look, something natural like white marble, or something with texture like ledger stone or a split face stone will convey that feeling. Swiss Alps White Marble. 6) If you want the area to pop and be the focal point like art, you may want to consider a highly decorative or custom mosaic, or a splash of bold color. London White Ceramic Brick Tile.