2022 Surface Design: Trends in Ceramic Finishes

Tile of Spain USA

This season, ceramic surface design will focus on restoring balance in interior and exterior settings. In collaboration with the Habitat Trends Observatory (OTH), we present four key trends that will define 2022 decorative ceramic reliefs and graphics. Mainzu, Bali Stones.

Ceramic Wallpaper

Diary of a Tile Addict

All the impact, pattern, and drama of pasted strips of paper without any of the peeling, warping, or fading – ceramic wallpaper is a magical thing. Their slimline shape allows them to be placed on existing surfaces (including ceramics and natural stone) for an instant revamped wall.


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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?

Modern Applications for Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles offer an exciting and infinite number of design possibilities for decorating interiors and exteriors. Read on to explore design with these avant-garde applications: Ceramic Rugs. Ceramic tiles have changed the way architects approach exterior design.

Enhance Outdoor Spaces With Ceramic Tile From Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Make the most of your outdoor spaces year-round with ceramic tile from Spain. Thanks to its technical properties, ceramic tile can withstand the passing of time, resisting temperature changes, humidity, and inclement weather.

Locally Sourced Tile and Stone: Colorado’s Hidden Treasures

Decorative Materials

We’re continually amazed by the pristine stones and tiles produced so close to home – and we’re excited to share this local talent with the interior design community. Insider Design Stone Natural Stone Product Sustainability

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.

6 Ceramic Styles Heating Up Interiors This Season

Tile of Spain USA

The collections of Spanish ceramic floor and wall tiles available in this shade range are the perfect way to invite timeless design to interiors this season. The variety of formats and the complex details that can be found among ceramic motifs has become more sophisticated in recent years.

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Tile Style: stone and wood inspiration

Tile of Spain USA

Sustainable ceramic products allow us to do just that without losing its attractive design. Ceramic is a material with 100% natural components. Ceramic wall coverings are a good choice when you want to integrate high quality, environmentally friendly materials into your designs while still having versatile uses, resistant surfaces and low maintenance costs. Ceramic tile can bring the look of natural wood indoors but without harming the environment.…

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Ceramic Tile Selection: A Guide to Choosing Format, Color, and Decorative Relief

Tile of Spain USA

It is with these design factors in mind that ceramic tile has become the top surface material of choice to use in both interior and exterior projects. Ceramic tile design has evolved from the once standard square and rectangular formats to outfit spaces with dynamic collections and pieces.

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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. Ceramics. // by Betty Sullivan //.

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Artisanal, Elongated Ceramic Bricks at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

For 35 years out of Devon, England, Original Style has been renowned for making some of the industry’s most well-designed ceramic tile. They also know that trends are never set in stone.

The 2021 CID Awards Honors Two Tile of Spain Ceramic Projects

Tile of Spain USA

Coverings , the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, celebrates two projects featuring Tile of Spain products during this year’s annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards.

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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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Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

While children everywhere are going back to school, let’s go back to basics and learn about ceramic tile through a few of Architectural Ceramic’s collections: Basics, London, and City Hall. With a few simple lessons in science, geography and math, we’ll see how ceramics are classified, where they come from, and how adding any one of our ceramic collections to your project, equals a great space. The principles used to create ceramic tile are basic.

Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile

Tile Talk

Since launching our new line of Porcelain Pool Tile earlier this month, we''ve been getting a lot of questions about what makes porcelain tile better than ceramic tile. More commonly, the question is simply, "What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?" Homeowners often discuss ceramic and porcelain interchangeably, as if they were one and the same. Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile and nothing more. Porcelain clay is more dense than ceramic clay.

Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Diary of a Tile Addict

Market , which began in 2017 is an full-scale market stall with produce crafted entirely from ceramic tiles, cement, mirror and natural stone. These are ceramic tiles as you’ve never seen them before, and they are truly excellent. Art and Artists Reclamation Uncategorized Barnitski silk factory ceramic clothing ceramic tile art Chernobyl art market second hand tile tile art Ukranian artist venice art biennale Zhanna Kadyrova



VIRTUAL CEU- SUSTAINABILITY IN TILE AND STONE. AIA-07 Sustainability in Tile and Stone Installations. This generic educational seminar will provide architects and specifiers with information on how to specify and use tile and stone to promote a healthy building environment.

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Ceramic Collaborations

Diary of a Tile Addict

Enigma restaurant featuring Neolith sintered stone by TheSize. RIBA North is hosting Moulding Futures: Collaborative Explorations in Ceramics for Architecture symposium on Friday 8th December, a one-day event created by ECAlab and supported by Tile of Spain, the University of Liverpool and Leeds Beckett University. Through presentations and chaired discussions, leading global authorities will explore the value that ceramics can bring to architecture.

Shopping For Tile And Stone

The Tile Doctor

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) together with the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) establish guidelines and minimum performance levels for the manufacture of ceramic tile.

Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants Launches New Website

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

San Diego, CA – Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, Inc. In addition to its business services, the new CTaSC website provides many resources for companies in the tile and stone industries as well as some for consumers. Over the last 13 years, industry expert and CTaSC’s founder, Donato Pompo, has compiled more than 500 questions and answers about tile and stone that have come his way. CTaSC) announces the launch of their new website.

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! Ceramic floor tile first started to appear in medieval England in the thirteenth century. Do you see large, worn pieces of stone assembled together? The images above show larger stone tiles and smaller rocks – both used as flooring in the Scottish medieval castle of Dunnottar. Stone has been a go-to building material since the dawn of man.

Tile Trends from Coverings ’22 Showcase Ceramic Tile at Its Best

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Textures Bring Touchability… The post Tile Trends from Coverings ’22 Showcase Ceramic Tile at Its Best appeared first on Why Tile. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

Living Ceramics

Diary of a Tile Addict

Warp by Living Ceramics. As a Tile Addict I often stare out into the ceramic night sky to see if I can spot new stars through my tile-focussed telescope. It was in 2016 that I first came across Living Ceramics : one of the brightest additions to the ceramic tile firmament. Living Ceramics creates versatile ceramic solutions for interior design and architecture. Bera & Beren by Living Ceramics. Warp by Living Ceramics.

Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramic tile is not only beautiful, it is also healthy for your home. Some VOCs emitted by non-ceramic building products can contribute to a wide variety of health problems and Sick Building Syndrome, according to various health experts. Altered State by Crossville.

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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The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online, “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated

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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.

Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Diary of a Tile Addict

Product quality, design, innovation, Italian origin, and sustainability are all key components of the Italian ceramic tile industry’s success. The intrinsic characteristics of ceramic products make them preferable to other materials in terms of their limited impacts over their life cycle.

Tile of Spain exhibits distinctively unique ceramic innovations at Coverings 2014

Tile of Spain USA

Celebrating 25 Years of Coverings: The Ultimate Stone & Tile Experience. Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), is pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coverings: The Ultimate Stone & Tile Experience. Nearly 70 Spanish ceramic and stone manufacturers participated.

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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.

A sector-specific eco-label for ceramic tiles

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramics are a safe choice for the environment. And it is not just underfoot that the impact of tiles is felt; the construction industry has utilised ceramic tiles to create high-tech ventilated façades, as well as roofs and demonstrated that major energy savings can be made.


Tile of Spain USA

Coverings , the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, honors two projects featuring Tile of Spain products at this year’s annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards.

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Tile that Brings the Natural World into Your Living Space

Rubble Tile

Whether we’re talking about porcelain, ceramic, metal, stone, glass, or cement tile, the core materials from which all tile design stems are from the natural world.

Bring Natural Stone Tile Flooring into Your Bedroom

Conestoga Tile Blog

Natural stone tile bedroom flooring is as durable as it is beautiful. Ideally suited for both traditional and modern design schemes, stone tile is an investment that will return considerable dividends as the years pass by. Source: Houzz When using natural stone tile, it is a good idea to balance it with soft touches throughout the room. Because of stone’s innate hardness, it’s wise to couple it with lighter paint colors, wood paneling, area rugs, and a comfy bed.

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. Stone Effect Tiles. We love the look of natural stone, but the price and level of maintenance can be offputting.

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. Ceramic tile is best used in wall applications. Tax Day.

An Ode to Nature

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic collections have also been inspired by this trend and have easily adapted to appeal to this natural style. Ceramic is unalterable, resistant, fireproof and non-toxic, recyclable and easy to clean, and above all its infinite versatility makes it adaptable to any room.

Week of January 18th, 2021 — Our Favorite Projects

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics was fortunate enough to provide some of our best materials for the home (as it deserves nothing less) and the full details of our contributions are available on our website ( click here ). M&T Bank Stadium , Architectural Ceramics.

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?

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.

New Ceramic Tiles

The Tile Shop

We just received two new great and inexpensive ceramic tiles. The trim is not here- but you could finish the edges with a stone profile. ** Grand Beige and Marron - 12.25" x 17.75" at $4.99 Mix them with actual stone listellos and profiles for a seamless appeal: Grand Beige: Grand Marron: **The next new ceramic tiles are Antigua Arena and Marron. Again- they have the look of natural stone- kind of like a sandstone- at a fraction of the cost.

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The Perfect Bath

It seems as if we are in a stone moment. Our overwhelming enthusiasm for stone should not eclipse ceramic tile as a fabulous material for backsplashes, fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and mudrooms. Nearly every culture with the technology, no matter how primitive, and resources has produced ceramic tile. Ceramic tile was a useful material for bathrooms, hospitals and other places where sanitary conditions needed to be maintained.

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. The collection, shown above, features a dimensional mosaic in three natural stone marble choices: Thassos (pictured), Crema and Grigio. The 10″x30″ field size and the three patterns make the otherwise white ceramic wall tile unique.