Week of January 25th, 2020 — Mosaic Tile Designs

Architectural Ceramics

We thought this was the perfect occasion to share one of our favorite tile uses, the tile mosaic. Mosaics For All. Mosaic Tile Designs That’ll Thrill You to Bits , Houzz. Mosaic Tile Magic. The Magic of Mosaic Tiles , Mansion Global. Mosaics of Culture.

Exploring the Typology of Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

While ceramic tiles are available in an abundance of sizes, shapes, formats and colors, did you know there are also different classifications of ceramic pieces? From thick stoneware to delicate mosaics, there are different types of tile. Porcelain. Mosaic Tile.


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Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. About Porcelain Tile. Why are large format tiles typically porcelain? Porcelain tile is fired at a higher temperature. It all equates to better durability and the ability to increase the size of surface area of porcelain tile. Porcelain tile is an excellent option for commercial or residential spaces. Featured Porcelain Collections.

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. matte metallic-like porcelains. ” — Betty Sullivan, Architectural Ceramic’s CEO. For the porcelain variety, there almost isn’t any!

Porcelain Mosaic Tile Inspired by the Motion of Water

Rubble Tile

Amano Mosaics at Rubble Tile Inspired by the motion of water, Amano is characterized by an innovative, finely textured relief surface. Jasba’s serene stoneware mosaic line is delicately transparent, with muted colors and smooth contrasts. The post Porcelain Mosaic Tile Inspired by the Motion of Water appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom.

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. matte metallic-like porcelains. ” — Betty Sullivan, Architectural Ceramic’s CEO. For the porcelain variety, there almost isn’t any!

Introducing The 360 Mosaic Collection: Japanese-Inspired Porcelain Penny Rounds

Rubble Tile

Inspired by Japanese ceramics, the 360 Mosaic Collection is known for its classic porcelain penny round design with a hand-glazed look. The post Introducing The 360 Mosaic Collection: Japanese-Inspired Porcelain Penny Rounds appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom. Flexible enough for almost any design application, 360 is created with an artisan feel at a friendly price point.


Making Tile Modern

It’s kind of our “thing,” and for years we’ve been stocking rockin’ tile blends in our Brio® vitreous glass tile line , our Lush® glass tile line , our ModDotz™ porcelain penny round tile collection , and we’ve been offering custom tile blends with our Brio® tile so our fabulous customers can create the tile blend of their dreams. " This gorgeous kitchen with all 7 colors of our 2x8 ceramic tiles was featured in At Home in Arkansas magazine.

July Featured Tiles: Arabia and Victorian Mosaics

The London Tile Co.

The 500x200mm ceramic wall tiles are available in four shades; White, Grey, Sand & Taupe. You can add extra detail with the textured linear decor tiles in Grey or Taupe, along with matching 480x480mm porcelain floor tiles. Victorian Mosaics. There’s a reason Victorian-inspired mosaic tiles never go out of style; the classic checkerboard design somehow manages to suit every type of property and style of decor.

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.

Porcelains with a Fabric-like Look from AlysEdwards

Rubble Tile

The post Porcelains with a Fabric-like Look from AlysEdwards appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom. Uncategorized affordable tile minneapolis backsplash bathroom Bathroom tile cement tile ceramic commercial design European Tile field tile floor tile Kitchen backsplash Kitchen tile modern mosaic porcelain tile minneapolis porcelain wall tile residential shower tile Tile Minneapolis tile shop minneapolis wall tile

Trending: European Tile…Introducing Cementine Porcelain Tile!

Rubble Tile

Exclusive Rubble Tile line, Cementine, is our new collection of unique Italian porcelain tile. The post Trending: European Tile…Introducing Cementine Porcelain Tile! The European trend continues! We’re happy to officially introduce our newest Italian offering. Cementine offers an original time-worn, cement look and a mix of elegance and creativity that adds spark to any residential or commercial project. Going outside the box. The […].

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.

The Art of Ceramics: Innovations with Tile of Spain

Kitchens for Living

Ceramic Solutions-Innovations Pushing Boundaries of Design was held at the Miami Center for Architecture & Design, presented by Tile of Spain. This Congress Centre, located in Spain, exemplifies the structural use of ceramic tile. It is composed of ceramic pieces hung from a lightweight metal bar and bracket structure. Clay has been used in the arts since ancient times and ceramic tile has a long history as a covering, or finish material.

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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. 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.

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. The wall tile complements last year’s introduction of MalteseDP Digital Porcelain floor tile, its popularity based on the ability to differentiate from traditional limestone looks via the use of contemporary colors. Decorative accents include a geometric-styled listello, M12 mosaic and full floor and wall bullnose package.

My Porcelain Wall Pieces Displayed at the Gathering Place Gallery in Beachwood Ohio


I’m delighted to announce that the Gathering Place in Beachwood is currently showing an exhibit of my porcelain wall pieces in their gallery. The exhibit includes a selection of my unique porcelain Chinese and Korean inspired kites and fans plus framed tiles and groupings of 3-D fruit and vegetable tiles. I hope you can view this display of my ceramic work for the wall display. George George Woideck is a ceramic artist specializing in tile and mosaic.

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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. In most cases, machine-made ceramics are the former and handmade ceramics are the latter.

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. Porcelain. Benefits of Porcelain Tiles. Mosaics.

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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. “In this case, I covered everything in tile; some like the floor, was large format tile, while the walls were clad in both subway-sized Thassos and mosaic marble tile, keeping it fresh and light. The collection boasts a wide selection of field tile sizes and meshed mosaics, as well as classically shaped trim pieces like a rounded pencil and chair rail.

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.

If Only The Road to the Final Games Were Paved in Tile

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we have wood-look porcelain tiles that you won’t want to pass up. Which of our final four wood-look porcelain tile collection picks wins you over? Here are our final four wood-look porcelain tile collection picks. If these tiles don’t win you over, you’re sure to find your personal favorite by using our website filter: Wood-Look Porcelain Products.

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. These two tile types are mentioned together, because porcelain and glass both undergo high heat and pressure when made. Natural Stone & Specialty Ceramic. Porcelain & Glass. Porcelain.

Avente Tile Talk: Portuguese Ceramic Tile Artistry

Tile Talk

Portuguese Ceramic Tile Artistry. Panel of Portuguese ceramic tiles by Jorge Colaço (1922), representing Henry the Navigator at the Sagres Promonory. According to the curators of the Palácio Nacional de Sintra (National Palace of Sintra) in Portugal, the use of azulejos (a form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile) in decoration is unique when compared with other countries by the way it adapts to architecture on a monumental scale. ceramic tile.

Employee Spotlight: Commercial Sales Manager David Arabe

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics: Your clients often juggle project types like hospitality, healthcare, and corporate offices. Within one porcelain line there are multiple different visuals, finishes and sizes which allow you to mix and match elements to create a beautiful design. Calacatta Chablis Collection in the 4″ hexagon natural stone mosaic.

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Avente Tile Talk: Mosaic Floors of Fishborne Roman Palace

Tile Talk

Mosaic Floors of Fishborne Roman Palace. Perhaps the most enduring feature of Roman villas is the mosaic tile work. Photography by Joanne Bradley The first century mosaics at Fishborne Roman Palace demonstrate the varied skills of the artisans and enduring beauty of tile. The earliest Fishborne mosaics reflect the esthetic of the time and are fashioned in geometric patterns of black and white. ceramic tile. Artisan Porcelain Tiles for the Pool.

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. ceramic tile.

Avente Tile Talk: Tile Mosaics at the Cologne Cathedral

Tile Talk

Tile Mosaics at the Cologne Cathedral. Now while there I also had the opportunity to view some amazing mosaic work that if you didnt look closely could assume was a painting or even a rug. These mosaics are incredibly complicated and detailed with thousands of pieces that comprise each one. Mosaics from the Cologne Cathedral. Can you imagine the time and skill that was used to make these mosaics? ceramic tile. Artisan Porcelain Tiles for the Pool.

Ceramic Tile: Introducing the ADEX Ocean Collection

Rubble Tile

They are known as a high quality maker of ceramic, porcelain and mosaic tiles. The post Ceramic Tile: Introducing the ADEX Ocean Collection appeared first on Rubble Tile : Minneapolis Tile Shop and Showroom. ADEX History ADEX USA is a family-owned company with a commitment to excellence, craftsmanship and customer service. The Spanish and European design influence is evident in their varied collections of subway and other field tile, decorative tiles and moldings.

Avente Tile Talk: Innovation, possibilities and technology in ceramic.

Tile Talk

Innovation, possibilities and technology in ceramic tile. This past week I attended an event in Boston that was hosted by Tile of Spain which showed the advances that have been made in ceramic tile. Ceramic tile has some unique changes coming along the way due to advances in technology that make things possible that just a few years ago would have been science fiction. Now just by looking at the photo above, can you tell if this is ceramic tile or real wood?

5 AC Tile Collections with a Fall Feeling

Architectural Ceramics

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. AC’s Atlas Collection, a slate-look porcelain in the color Slate Multicolor. A porcelain tile that looks like natural slate, our Atlas Collection brings together strength in performance and softness in color. Porcelain tile is known for being tough. Related Links: Looking for more wood-look porcelains?

Avente Tile Talk: Portuguese Ceramic Tile: Architectural History and.

Tile Talk

Portuguese Ceramic Tile: Architectural History and Preservation Through the Ages. Ceramic tile façade in Portugal. Aside from all these wonderful things are the ceramic tiles of the country. Portuguese ceramic tile serves as a beautiful, functional and architectural element on structures and homes. Portuguese ceramic tile adorn walls as architectural elements, as well as act as sign posts. Portuguese ceramic tile adorns the cathedrals upper cloisters.

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. Our stock fabric-look porcelain Soul / Vision , in Tartan Cold Matte. Newman stone mosaic, in Horizon, honed.

Avente Tile Talk: Artisan Porcelain Tiles for the Pool

Tile Talk

Artisan Porcelain Tiles for the Pool. Along with washing the outdoor furniture, cleaning the grill for upcoming BBQs, and testing outdoor equipment, you shouldnt forget to refresh and update the look of your swimming pool with richly colored, hand-painted porcelain tiles. You can pair field tile with our decorative Spanish ceramic tiles to create spectacular designs. Here are examples of the soothing porcelain tile glazes we offer in our Pool Tile collection.

Sound of Marbles

Diary of a Tile Addict

Five distinctive marble-effect porcelain stoneware surfaces make up the collection – Beige Antico, Rosa Cipria, Nero Fondo, Verde Intenso, and Screziato Vivace.

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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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 Aristocrat Collection in the Anthracite Strip Mosaic. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines?

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Architectural Ceramic Looks Back at the Best of 2015

Architectural Ceramics

Thanks to our wonderful clients and staff, Architectural Ceramics had just as exciting a year as the rest of the world, and we’ve decided to share it with you in our first annual BEST OF blog post! Architectural Ceramics Top 5 Products of 2015: 12×24 Onsquare Lavagna (Porcelain). Lines Carrera Glass Mosaic (Glass). 3×6 Basics Snow White (Ceramic). Thanks for all your support of Architectural Ceramics this year, and every year.

AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile. 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. Alright coach, let’s put in porcelain. That’s just what AC did, with a 12″x24″ large format porcelain tile from our Metallics Collection.

Employee Spotlight: Corporate Trainer Rachelle Bishop

Architectural Ceramics

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. After a couple years, Betty – the owner of Architectural Ceramics, asked me to help her manage aspects of the Rockville showroom remodel, as well as develop and implement a new sales platform called Salesforce.

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. Simply put, when it comes to porcelain tile, the care and maintenance required is almost none. Ceramic. Machine-Made Ceramics.

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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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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. This porcelain tile made to look like hand-painted cement has a flare for the dramatic that will grab the attention of any room.