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Tile Excellence

Is uneven marble floor installation "expected" as you are being told? You''ll be instructed on how to download the free app. Is your plumber insisting on using a copper pan for your shower but you remember reading that rubber membranes were not only much more economical, but lasted forever, and did not leak or rust? You can''t remember the details, but you want to talk to the plumber and ask questions or insist on using a rubber membrane, but you need your facts.

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Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

Architectural Ceramics

Download a data sheet here of our Surge Collection. Tatami: Our Tatami Collection features marble mosaics with soft color and texture. One of those mosaic options, mixes in Ming Green marble.

Sealed with a Kiss: Hexagon Kiss Dipped Tile

Architectural Ceramics

From ceramic and porcelain to glass and marble, we have plenty of hexagon types to choose from. Calacatta Chablis: The veining in this 4″ marble hexagon gets our blood pumping. To view even more field sizes, mosaics and trims from the collection, download our Data Sheet here.

A Growing Trend: Matte Black Tile is Back

Architectural Ceramics

To view our full Aristocrat Collection, visit our product page or download a datasheet here. AC’s Legend Collection, in the Kumba pattern, Nero Marquina and Calacatta Tia tumbled marble.

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Indonesian Inspiration: AC’s Batik Collection

Architectural Ceramics

Download a data sheet here of our Batik Collection. Our Legend Collection, featuring the Flagstaff pattern in tumbled Thassos, Bardiglio and Cavern marbles; image via What do tiles and textiles have in common? Both begin their life cycles as natural elements.

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Handmade Cement Tile: Defining Quality

Tile Talk

This 14-page downloadable Guide features information, examples of cement tile installations, FAQs, and more. First, the color layer is prepared using a mixture of marble powder, white cement and other minerals. By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry.

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MIA Releases Stones of North America Version 3


The Marble Institute of America has released Stones of North America Version 3. " The Stones of North America iPad app is available for free download on iTunes.

Large Format Tile Requires Specialized Mortars

CUSTOM Insights Blog

It was formerly known as CUSTOM’s Marble, Granite & Travertine mortar but was renamed to reflect its overall LFT properties. Download our white paper on large format tile mortars Today’s tile is larger than ever.

The Best Solar Panels for 2016 — and beyond

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You’ll soon become familiar with the websites of the companies that manufacture the parts — especially the ‘download manuals’ area,” writes the author. In her book Bread, Wine, Chocolate, journalist Simran Sethi explores the idea of setting our tastes based on what is ethical.