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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American Olean's Laurel Heights Offers Refined Travertine Look

ISC Surfaces

Laurel Heights Gray Summit A realistic interpretation of refined travertine, Laurel Heights features soft-structured surface detail, natural-looking high variation, and a color palette that takes a fresh approach to traditional neutrals. All sizes noted are in inches.)


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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.

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.

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.

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. When considering specialty ceramics for an exterior application, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention our vendor, Encore Ceramics.

Customer Bathroom

The Tile Shop

She designed it using the Driftwood travertine, Australia Melbourne stria mosaic and the Mallorca ceramic on the shower floor: Great job Brandy, thanks for sharing your work This customer bathroom is from Brandy Janke at our West Allis, WI location.

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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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.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Architectural Ceramics

If April showers bring May flowers, then Architectural Ceramic’s brings you a twist on the classic rhyme. Architectural Ceramics offers two brands, Laticrete and Schluter , that make shower systems part of their specialty. Architectural Ceramics stocks a few of their products, a popular seller for example, is their grout. We can’t contain ourselves, at Architectural Ceramics we love to talk about tile and home renovations.


The Tile Shop

Ottowa Glass 1/2: Mosaic with Fresh Cream Ceramic Floor:? Grecia Beige with Mongolian Desert Slate: Claros Silver Travertine: Classic Beige Ceramic mixed with travertine: Imperial Bone 4 x 8 mixed with Travertine: More to come Christine and I just returned from our new store in Dunwoody, Georgia. I just love the location, it is such a pretty area! Here are some new photos of the store to share with you. I wish Todd and his staff the best!

Keeping Warm with Fireplace Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Better yet, let’s look at a few fireplaces that feature Architectural Ceramics tile. Made to look like Italian travertine, this large format porcelain tile from our in-stock Monticello Collection , does double-duty as a stylish and durable fireplace option. AC’s porcelain Monticello Collection in the color Argento, image via Architectural Ceramic’s Houzz Project page. Our Pratt & Larson vendor, brings a fresh look to a traditional ceramic material.

Stunning Linear Glass & Stone

H.Winter Showroom Blog

Linear, random pattern mosaics featuring an infusion of glass and stone are all the rage in interior design today. Our showroom offers a multitude of products that work well with porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, and even wood. Bliss Florida Tile''s newest product line, Pietra Art Bliss , offers 8 distinct mosaic blends with their highest quality travertine , glass and marble. Travertine noce and beige glass. Glass Mosaics What''s New Long and skinny.

New Industry Products

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

By dissecting the classic looks of Travertine, Marble and Limestone down to their basic graphical properties, there were elements that, regardless of the pattern, could all work together. Working with a strong Travertine and Breccia Marble, along with a more subdued Limestone, Florida Tile intricately paired them together in the same tone to create a single color. Architects and designers are often on the hunt for Spanish ceramic tile for their next project. Mingle.

London Tile September Tile Offers

The London Tile Co.

The Natural Stone Brick range of tiles are made from travertine, and are perfect for creating a natural splashback in your kitchen. Oceano is a ceramic wall tile that has a simple elegance. Pair these tiles with a glass mosaic border to add a touch of glamour to bathrooms. The matching mosaics can be used as a border, or as a non-slip area in wet rooms and walk in showers. Our new Tile Offers start today, and we have some fantastic deals for September.

Geometric Tiles Create Style on any Budget

Tile Talk

Make a mosaic. You can create a mosaic-like effect with cement tile using simple patterns like our Traditional Geo #3 shown here. The Geo 3 cement tile pattern creates a mosaic tile effect at a fraction of the cost. For an accent strip in your bath or kitchen, consider our Fragments line of easy-to-install, face-tape mounted mosaics. Fragments are colorful mosaic accent strips made from patterned cement tile. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile.

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Avoid Spooky Tile Situations with Advice from AC’s Customer Service Team

Architectural Ceramics

With expert advice from Architectural Ceramic’s Customer Service team, you can be prepared throughout your tile purchase and renovation. Turn to the last page, and you’ll find most porcelains are rated for floor use, while some ceramic tiles are only suitable for wall use. When turning to Architectural Ceramics, our name let’s you know we’re a tile company. From ceramic to porcelain, and glass to natural stone, AC offers a variety of tile materials.

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. Take a look at a few porcelain collections, offered with Architectural Ceramics, that feature in-stock and special order options. Some are classics that we at Architectural Ceramics like to keep around and others are new and hot off the tile press. Or really, two large format field tiles, and two mosaics. Go big or go home.

2015 Kitchen and Bathroom Design Trends

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Mosaics will be popular for backsplash design, providing beautiful, eye-catching details that add elegance to an otherwise ordinary kitchen. In 2015, stone and glass mosaics will be trendy, offering alternatives to the usual and expected mosaic designs. Stone mosaics will feature specialty shaped tiles such as ovals, triangles, and hexagons, with glass mosaics displaying rectangular tiles, among other shapes.

How to Choose Kitchen Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Natural stone like travertine or limestone looks stunning, but can be very expensive and requires regular sealing to keep it looking its best. Ceramic can be used on the floor, but it is not ideal in high traffic areas. From traditional Victorian mosaics to polished porcelain, we have a fantastic range of kitchen floor tiles available to order online or in-store. The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, so it’s crucial to get your decor just right.

Avente Tile Talk: Go Green with Tile

Tile Talk

Project Pick: Create a Mosaic with Gourmet Garden Tiles. The matte finish works well with tumbled stone, like travertine or marble. The backsplash shown uses 4"x4" tiles in a checkerboard mosaic pattern, and is framed with a charming twig border created by the same artist. Create your own mosaic backsplash by choosing your favorite vegetables or colors! Yucatan Dark Green Hand Painted Ceramic Tile. ceramic tile. Margaret Almon Mosaics.

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Tile Excellence For Sale and I retired to Florida, So why am I in Gloucester, MA.

Tile Excellence

I've been installing tile for 30+ years I Install marble, ceramic, mosaic, travertine marble, natural stone, anywhere tile can be installed, Shower benches built out of cement blocks NOT WOOD. Tile Installation Services | Labor Only | Tile Excellence. for the entire summer posting tile job pictures here and on Craigslist Boston -something I haven’t done since I retired 2 years ago-- from a tile installation job I just finished in Gloucester, MA ? Because.

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Avente Tile Talk: New Tile Designs, Installation Products from.

Tile Talk

Inspired by the classic treasured travertine tones and colors of Tuscany, the Juliet’s Courtyard collection utilizes Dynamic HD Imaging™ technology to create a stunningly vintage look in a product manufactured to the highest technical specifications. Finally, in celebration of the 10th year of its SpectraLock Grout product, Laticrete conducted an in-booth promotion where the works of extremely talented mosaic artists were displayed. ceramic tile.

Avente Tile Talk: Creating Cement Tile Molds and Pigments for.

Tile Talk

There are four textures in this combination: Travertine, Luna, Limestone and Standard (smooth). Labels: arabesque tiles , backsplash , bathroom tile , brick veneers , cement tile , ceramic tile design , concrete tile , decorative tile , handmade tile , handpainted tile , historic , kitchen tile , paver tile , rustic. ceramic tile. Margaret Almon Mosaics. Architectural Ceramics: Tile+Mosaic. Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

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Kitchen and Residential Design: A Coverings preview

Kitchen and Residential Design

• Azteca (Booth 2211) will awe attendees with Jasper R40, a new ceramic tile series serving up a marble look that will enliven walls with its striking shade variations. Among them, Cromie is a collection of chromatic ceramic tiles based on the scientific criteria of brightness, saturation and shade. • Florida Tile (Booth 3223) is touting Gallant HDP and PietraArt Stone Mosaics. Labels: architecture , interior design , kitchen design , mosaic , tile.

Decorator On Demand: Change the Face of Your Fireplace, Part 2

Decorator on Demand

On this fireplace, we did a Contours tile from Diamond Tech with a travertine slab on top of the hearth. Oh and yes I took out the tired marble surround and replaced it with the travertine tile I used in the floor of his kitchen to tie it all in. Of course I painted the polished brass a flat black, changed the surround again to a warmer travertine tile and check out the mantel, BAM right? Add a few mosaic tiles and turn your plain living room into a modern luxury!

Decorator On Demand: Powder Room with POP!

Decorator on Demand

So we ended up with this one, they win, I think it was a beautiful choice with the travertine sink and countertop. ceramic lamp. (1). ceramic lamps. (1). glass mosaics. (1). Mosaic. (1). Pages. About Me. Services. Process. Input Form. Advertise. Contact. Friday, September 30, 2011. Powder Room with POP! I wanted to to add some WOW to a clients boring powder room, as you know from past posts I love bold colors in powder rooms!

Decorator On Demand: Jewelry Box Bathroom

Decorator on Demand

We laid the travertine tiles on a diagonal to make the room look bigger and yes there are those glass tiles again at each intersection, she now loves these floors much more than her beloved Pergo. ceramic lamp. (1). ceramic lamps. (1). glass mosaics. (1). Mosaic. (1). Pages. About Me. Services. Process. Input Form. Advertise. Contact. Tuesday, July 28, 2009. Jewelry Box Bathroom.