Designing with Ceramic Wood

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic is very much a part of this practice. The manufacturing processes and quality materials used mean that they can be made in a multitude of geometric shapes and to replicate endless types of stone and wood. Why is Ceramic Wood a Great Idea?

Italian Ceramic Tile and Mosaics. Part One: Mosaics

Tile+Mosaic

Italy is a treasure rove of mosaics. Each era brought something special to mosaics and each era brought that special quality to a world larger that the Italian peninsula and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. ROMAN EMPIRE Medusa Because mosaics are created from enduring materials like stone, ceramic and glass they are in some ways windows to ancient times. The Romans viewed the primary use of mosaics as floor decoration.

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Exotic Mosaic Collection

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

A new collection of mosaics has debuted in our showrooms. The Exotic Collection from Alpha are a series of 1″ x 1″ staggered and stacked mosaic tiles that combine glossy, matte and iridescent glass tiles with stone, resin and glazed ceramic blends. These mosaics would be beautiful for accents and feature areas such as backsplashes, decorative inserts in bathroom and shower walls or even for fireplaces. tile ceramic glass mosaic stone

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.

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. Summer is nearly over.

Interesting Ideas For Mosaic Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Mosaic tiles have been used for thousands of years to create works of art and decoration by people all over the world. Available in glass, stone, ceramic and even metal, mosaic tiles also come in a variety of colours and designs suitable for so many surfaces. Ways To Use Mosaic Tiles. Adding mosaics to the riser of each step gives a subtle but glamorous look to any staircase. Use mosaics to add a focal point to your kitchen around the cooker or sink.

Mosaics: The Beginning of Architectural Ceramics, Part Three.

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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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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. Last year, world-wide vendors came together for “the global tile and stone experience” hosted in Orlando, Florida. The Coverings Rock Stars – an Emerging Leaders Program – honors young talent in the tile and stone industry. Glass mosaics that look like marble.

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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. 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. Summer is nearly over.

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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. Mosaics.

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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.

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.

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.

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

The London Tile Co.

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. Our Absolute and Calacatta ranges both feature a subtle marbling, available in matching ceramic wall and porcelain floor tiles. The Morland tiles also have a marble effect design, and there is a matching mosaic tile to help you finish off the look. Stone Effect Tiles.

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?

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.

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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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.

How to Install Pebble Mosaic Tile

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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. Pebble Mosaic Tile Control Joints.

Enhance Your Tile Project with Lungarno Ceramics

Conestoga Tile

To that end, we rely on Lungarno Ceramics for many of our tile projects because we know the quality and performance their product lines offer. Below are the three most popular Lungarno Ceramics design styles our clients request in their homes: Stone Medley – With 34 patterns to select from, it’s easy to find the right size and color pattern for your home. The grain patterns that are available mimic natural wood while giving you the durability of ceramic tile.

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). 12×24 Calacatta Chablis (Stone).

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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Self Esteem Mosaic by Girl Scout Troop 11656

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone was delighted to donate tile to the local Girl Scouts of America. 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. Troop 11656, consisting of ninth graders from Orono, MN wanted to create a very special project.

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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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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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

Atlas Concorde Marvel Stone and Room

ISC Surfaces

Marvel Stone - Cream Prestige & Nero Marquina Marvel Stone creates harmony with a beautiful mix of marble and stone look tiles. With multiple sizes and finishes, and coordinating wall tile, Marvel Stone makes a great visual impact. This line offers a realistic visual of marble veining and tonalities along with luxurious contemporary design. Not all colors are available in all sizes and finishes. Sizes noted are in inches.)

Go Green on Your Patio with Metropolitan Ceramics Enviroquarry Tile

Conestoga Tile

Many companies, such as Metropolitan Ceramics , have introduced eco-friendly lines of tile that are approximately 50 percent recycled content. When it comes to color selection, Metropolitan Ceramics has chosen to keep their product lines simple and earthy. Our clients truly appreciate the appearance of Metropolitan Ceramics on their patios. Featured Manufacturers Eco-friendly Tile Flooring Metropolitan Ceramics tiles for outdoor spaces

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. We have spoken previously about the beauty of Kintsugi and the many ways it has inspired tile and design but the varied look doesn’t get old and it’s always a pleasure to find new ways its aesthetic is being incorporated into the ceramic world.

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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.

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. AC’s City Hally Collection featuring a 4″x12″ white ceramic. ” Instead of installing the 4″‘x12″ white ceramic tile vertically to accentuate the already tall ceilings, she chose to go horizontally.

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Iberian Inspired Limestone

Diary of a Tile Addict

The collection if offered in four standard formats (1,200 by 1,200mm, 600 by 1,200mm, 600 by 600mm, and 300 by 600mm), as well as a 70 by 600mm bullnose, and 300 by 300mm mosaics.

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. We have spoken previously about the beauty of Kintsugi and the many ways it has inspired tile and design but the varied look doesn’t get old and it’s always a pleasure to find new ways its aesthetic is being incorporated into the ceramic world.

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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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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. 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. Labels: accent tile , backsplash designs , bathroom tile , decorative tile , glass tile , kitchen backsplash , mixed mosaics , mosaic tile , mosaics , wall tile. ceramic tile.