Tiles in Disguise: Wood, Brick & Natural Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

From natural looking wood to vintage-style distressed brick, there’s no shortage of designs available. These tiles allow you to create the look of natural wood, stone & brick at a fraction of the cost and with little to no maintenance. Browse our range of natural and distressed style wood effect tiles online today. Our Absolute and Calacatta ranges both feature a subtle marbling, available in matching ceramic wall and porcelain floor tiles.

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.

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Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Come with us back in time to learn a few quick facts about medieval flooring, from stone to encaustic! The image above shows the intricate detail that was put into floor mosaics. Ceramic floor tile first started to appear in medieval England in the thirteenth century. Patterns ranged from geometric designs, decorative mosaics, family crests, and depictions of Christian scenes and symbols. Do you see large, worn pieces of stone assembled together?

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. The mosaic, shown here, is available in either a glossy or matte finish. Tax Day.

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. Through high-definition printing, porcelain tiles can mimic other materials like cement or natural stone that are typical of an outdoor setting. Natural Stone & Specialty Ceramic.

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. It is a machine-made ceramic with a consistent white glaze. A Natural Beauty.

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.

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. Natural Stone. Benefits of Natural Stone Tiles.

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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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Iberian Inspired Limestone

Diary of a Tile Addict

Pedra Azul Natural. Pedra Azul Natural. The subtle beauty of the wavy surface brings elegance and harmony, with natural tones emphasising the organic quality of the design. Pedra Azul Natural.

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. Natural Stone.

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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. AC’s Candango Collection featuring a dimensional mosaic in Thassos marble. A mosaic sheet in Thassos marble from AC’s Candango Collection. The 10″x30″ field size and the three patterns make the otherwise white ceramic wall tile unique.

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

Architectural Ceramics

This time last year, we featured a beach blog about AC’s Naturals Collection whose soft color palette and names are inspired by nature. 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. Shell Mosaics.

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Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Diary of a Tile Addict

But this is not your average mosaic work. Market , which began in 2017 is an full-scale market stall with produce crafted entirely from ceramic tiles, cement, mirror and natural stone. The display features bright mosaic fruit, including bananas, watermelons, pomegranates and papayas, as well as vegetables and a whole raft of charcuterie. These are ceramic tiles as you’ve never seen them before, and they are truly excellent.

4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

Architectural Ceramics

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. The dark rich tones of the natural wood vanity work well with the rich fabric-like texture of the tile. AC’s City Hally Collection featuring a 4″x12″ white ceramic. We all know the phrase, bigger is better.

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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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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. The handmade ceramic wall tile and linear niche, shown left, create an amorphous wet space. To get the look of either shower space pictured above, look to one of AC’s many stone collections.

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.

Sensational Stone Simulation

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented 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.

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Quantum Of Quartz

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented 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.

Keeping Warm with Fireplace Tile

Architectural Ceramics

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. Just like natural travertine tile would have a range of color variation, our porcelain does the same. Also from 2017, Home & Design Magazine featured Architectural Ceramics as a tile resource in their 2018 Source Book: Bethesda Area Shopping Guide.

Modern Mosaics

Conestoga Tile Blog

Mosaic is defined as a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass. The durability of tile can be seen through the sheer number of surviving mosaic art even through 2300 years! . Mosaic patterns are a beautiful way to add visual interest in the kitchen or bathroom either on the floor or the wall. Take, for example, this Florim USA Iced Rocks mosaic pattern.

Marrying Tradition to Technology

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Natural Stone Show 2019 will run at ExCel London from 30th April to 2nd May. This year’s Natural Stone Show will be joined at ExCeL, London, by a new sister show: Hard Surfaces. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers will be presented 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.

Wetrooms and Colour Combinations

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. 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.

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. Today’s DIY project is for those of you who want the nature inspired look of pebbles on your wall, backsplash, or floor. 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.

You’ll Love the Look of Bati Orient Quartzite and Slate Mosaics

Conestoga Tile Blog

Combining Bati Orient Quartzite and Slate mosaic tile together creates a stunning visual impact within your home. It looks fabulous when paired with natural stone tile installations and provides just the right amount of color to be noticed, but not overwhelming. Bati Orient Quartzite and Slate mosaic tile is something you have to see in person to understand how beautiful it is. Featured mid-atlantic ceramic tile distributor tile showroom Sterling VA

A wildlife walk with Gary Drostle

Diary of a Tile Addict

In particular, a notable contribution from this mosaic artist is present in Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in California. The ground floor is, naturally, the home of the California seashore. Crab and mussels mosaic. Shoal of mackerel mosaic. Using terrazzo to mimic the sand and sea, he designed ten unique wildlife mosaics to be dispersed throughout the floor. Tide pool mosaic. Tide pool mosaic stairway wrap. Burl outcrop mosaic.

Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

It can be used on vertical or horizontal surfaces in a variety of interior and exterior installations of ceramic, porcelain, glass, and natural stone tiles in a range of grout joint widths. I think sanded grout looks great with natural stone, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, etc. Example where sanded grout is totally acceptable = with ceramic, porcelain, or other opaque tile products. Seriously…All grouts are not created equal.

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Trick or Treat: Trade Tips for a Sweet Install

Architectural Ceramics

It’s no secret that natural stone has natural variation. speaks to a scary common client question: can natural stone can be hand-picked? “If you are ordering marble, limestone, or any natural stone, be prepared to go with flow. Literally, the flow of the veining, color variation, and natural striations will vary,” Vallefuoco says. “If you can embrace the shade variation, you know the trick !”

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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.

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. But, to stay on topic and on trend, let’s look specifically at the darkest color called Anthracite that is available in a matte black natural finish.

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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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Employee Spotlight: Commercial Sales Manager David Arabe

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics: Your clients often juggle project types like hospitality, healthcare, and corporate offices. David: There are a lot of great ones, but I love our new Stone Run Collection. Stone Run Collection in the color Dark in all three finishes: the vanity wall in Minimal (slight variation), the floors in Martellata (stone-like variation), and the shower wall in Rullata (flamed texture).

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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. Thanksgiving.

Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

Architectural Ceramics

Our stock wood-look porcelain Copper Rowe , in Tronco Natural; 2. 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.

Florida Tile complements Maltese porcelain floor tile with ceramic for walls

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

LEXINGTON, KY – Florida Tile has “turned another corner” with the introduction of MalteseDP ceramic wall tile. According to Marketing Director Sean Cilona, “Through the use of Florida Tile’s proprietary DP-Digital Printing, the entire MalteseDP line presents a superior natural stone look with the high shade variation and graphic resolution in superior-performing tile, both porcelain for floors and ceramic for walls.”.

Design Trends: Going for Gold

Architectural Ceramics

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. Let’s hope you’re on Santa’s nice list and get this honed natural stone tile instead of a honed lump of charcoal. This glazed porcelain is made to look like natural stone. Happy Holidays!

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AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile. The desk is beautifully clad in a neutral and natural stone look-a-like material from our Slim Slab Collection. The large format porcelain tiles in the color White, come from our Silk Stone Collection. To view our full Silk Stone Collection, including field sizes, mosaics and trims, download a Datasheet here. AC’s Silk Stone featured indoors and out.

The Madison Collection Expands with 12 New Lines

Garden State Tile Blog

The Madison collection from Garden State Tile has expanded with 12 more lines that consist of a mix of porcelain tile, ceramic wall tile, natural stone, and glass. For an added twist, the Cyclone, Lightening, and Diamond Dust linear mosaics shine with a mix of metal.

HONEYCOMB HEAVEN: THE HEXAGON TILE TREND

Garden State Tile Blog

Bring the natural character of honeycomb into your home with hexagon tiles ! Give your kitchen a modern makeover with a ceramic hexagon backsplash. Garden State Tile Glazed Porcelain Mosaics. Fancy Stone Ovation Carrara / Thassos Waterjet.

May Featured Tiles: Malmo Cement Effect & Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

There’s something luxurious about the look of natural stone but did you know that it needs to be sealed regularly – particularly in showers or areas where it might get wet? The Aquarius range is here to save you from costly and time consuming sealing products, as it has the beautiful look of natural stone but is actually made of ceramic and porcelain. The 600x300mm wall tiles are ceramic and come in either a plain field tile or a linear faux-mosaic decor tile.

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New Ravenna Introduces Designer Tile Dimensioni Collection

Stagetecture

It perfectly captures the distinctive textures of Italy and is inspired by the country’s metropolitan and natural landscapes. Città and Coliseum are made from Calacatta marble and pay homage to handcrafted stone while New Leaf is made from metallic glass. The mosaics are perfect for both interior and exterior surfaces. Città captures the innate beauty of natural stone. An inventive mosaic that creates volume thanks to its faceted design, Città is truly gorgeous.

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

StarGlass Grout can be used on vertical or horizontal surfaces in a variety of interior and exterior installations of ceramic, porcelain, glass, and natural stone tiles in a range of grout joint widths. I think sanded grout looks great with natural stone, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, etc. Example where sanded grout is totally acceptable = with ceramic, porcelain, or other opaque tile products. Seriously…All grouts are not created equal.

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