September, 2019

Large Pattern: Ceramic “Wallpaper”

As The Tile Turns

Some interior design concepts are timeless — and some come and go in waves. Wallpaper definitely belongs in the latter category. While it has seen some significant booms, it spent the early 2000s out of favor among most design enthusiasts.

3 Handmade Cement Tile Ideas for Your Indoor-Outdoor Bathroom

Granada Tile

Interior designers and architects have begun to turn away from the contemporary looks and revolutionize homeowners’ bathrooms with the advent of indoor-outdoor bathrooms. The lush nature of the world has been confined to strictly outside the home for far too long.

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Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) is now accepting entries for the eighth annual Passport to Creativity tour.

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Scottish Heritage in Interiors

Architectural Ceramics

Layers of history, breathtaking landscapes, and robust culture, Scotland is what we are dreaming of at the moment. Inspired by Betty Sullivan’s visit last September, we decided to look at features of the most prominent Scottish interiors and how they translate to our world – the world of tile.

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September Featured Tiles: Luxury Marble & Trend

The London Tile Co.

As the weather cools down and the kids go back to school we’ve found ourselves content with the upcoming change of season. While we love the long summer nights there’s something comforting about knowing Autumn is around the corner.

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Real Estate Trends Impacting Design — From KBDN

JG Kitchens

Are you planning on selling your home this year? Or do you sell client or investment properties? If you’re in the residential realm, this first of two articles on real estate trends impacting design and remodeling choices can help you get better results.

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Client Feature: Inspire Kitchen Design Studio

As The Tile Turns

One of the greatest privileges of working in the tile business: collaborating with the region's best and brightest designers. Their passion cannot be denied — nor can their inherent talent. At Decorative Materials, we're always impressed by Angela Otten of Inspire Kitchen Design Studio.

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Case Study: Rules of Geometric Architecture – An analysis of The AA House by OAB

Tile of Spain USA

The AA House by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí of OAB is one of the most unique single-family homes that has been built in recent times.

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Fashion + Tile = A Love Story

Architectural Ceramics

There is no denying that we spend A LOT of time looking at (and obsessing over) fresh and innovative tile. It is natural for us to constantly be on the lookout for the next trend in interior design which is why we are excited that September has finally. arrived. Why, you ask?

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Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova is re-purposing tiles in a way you have to see to believe.

How To Get The Modern Country Look In Your Kitchen

The London Tile Co.

If the home is where the hearth is, then the kitchen is our modern day hearth. The kitchen is much more than the place where you store your food, it truly is the centre of the home. It is where all the family, no matter how big or small, come together and connect.

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CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Press Release. September 10, 2019. Addition of sales and services leadership, and adjustments to product management, position the company to stay focused on clients while accommodating continued growth. Albany, NY – Creative Materials Corporation, a supplier of tile, brick, stone, paver systems, and other related building materials for the commercial construction industry, welcomes Stephen Brooke as the new vice president of sales and services.

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Bathroom wallpapers that will inspire your next home upgrade

Trendir Magazine

Wallpapers are notorious for helping transform a room, it adds personality, all while creating keeping the space as sleek as possible. Having wallpaper is all about showcasing a new style without having to decorate every inch of the room. It’s all about precision decorating.

Quick Ship Collection Expands for the 2019 Year to Include 44 Spanish Tile Companies

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL September 2019 – Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), announces the expansion of the Tile of Spain USA Quick Ship Collection.

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Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

Architectural Ceramics

We are entering into a treasured season for many. The air feels crisp and clean, the temperature borders between a comfortable warmth and a glorious chilliness. The leaves are turning to vibrant shades of red and orange, evoking the Ansel Adams in us all.

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Authentic Edimax

Diary of a Tile Addict

Edimax Astor Ceramiche has introduced a new piece of technology resulting from their keen focus on research and innovation.

How to Plan the Perfect Shower Niche

The London Tile Co.

A shower niche is not only highly functional, but it can also add to the design and aesthetic of your bathroom space. It really is a must-have if you are renovating your bathroom. Where to Start.

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Arizona Tile Celebrates Opening of New Location in the Pacific Northwest

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Now Open in Seattle, Washington. On March 18th 2019, Arizona Tile opened the doors to its newest branch, located in Seattle, Washington.

Urban design, perfected. Introducing the Debitage series

Garden State Tile Blog

New to the Garden State Tile Porcelain Collection , the Debitage series personifies and reinterprets current urban design trends with a contemporary palette.

Workplace Design: The Comforts of Home


There’s no place like home. Home-like environments in the office can lead to more comfortable, and presumably, happier workers. And happy workers, according to current theories, work harder. In fact, studies show that happy workers are more productive and creative.

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Week of September 30th, 2019 – Oktoberfest

Architectural Ceramics

The annual Oktoberfest celebration is reaching its end in Munich, Germany this week. In honor of the time-honored festival, we’ve found some amazing residential and commercial design projects with German influence.

Lea Ceramiche’s Cersaie Slimtech and Delight

Diary of a Tile Addict

Lea Ceramiche is playing with materials for their Cersaie 2019 offerings. Presenting two collections: Slimtech Nextone and Delight, Diego Grandi will design the company stand to give a sense of space, and for materials to effortlessly flow from inside to out.

How to Style Outdoor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Whether you’ve got an expansive garden or a small patio your outdoor space should be a place you wish to escape to, where you can relax and unwind. By styling your outdoor space to reflect and enhance your outdoor tiles, you can make your patio an inviting extension of your home.

Why You Might Want a Bidet-Style Toilet — From

JG Kitchens

I first saw a bidet on a college graduation trip to Florence, Italy. I had no idea what it was! Fast forward a few decades to a Toto showroom visit and I experienced a bidet-style toilet and thought it was fabulous! I’ve been recommending them to clients and readers ever since.

Human Artistry. Enduring Craftsmanship. Walker Zanger Has Arrived at Garden State Tile

Garden State Tile Blog

Walker Zanger , the world’s leading luxury tile and stone brand, is now officially available at all 12 Garden State Tile showrooms.

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New Breeze Block Collection Reinvigorates Mid-Century Decorative Style

Cement Style

Gulf Shores, AL. September 17, 2019) ? Villa Lagoon Tile is putting its own spin on the revival of the popular mid-century decorative concrete masonry block with the launch of its new Breeze Block Collection.

Week of September 9th, 2019 – Scottish Heritage in Design

Architectural Ceramics

Have you heard of the Highland Games? The traditional Scottish competition is rich with history (and is pretty fun to watch!) The 2019 Highland Games wrap up September 21 st , and they’ve inspired us to take a look at Scottish design.

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Kuala Lumpur Kintsugi

Diary of a Tile Addict

The architects at MVRDV have a way with façades that brings so much excitement, variety and innovation to the world. After previously covering their Crystal Houses and the magnificent M Cube , an experimental exterior in Kuala Lumpur is next to catch Tile Addict’s eye.

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Can I Use Porcelain Outside?

Valverdi Indoor-Out

At Valverdi a common question we find ourselves answering is ‘can I use porcelain tiles outside’? Whist we can’t speak for all porcelain tile options; at Valverdi we have specially designed a range of porcelain tiles for you to use outside.

Apartment Fitness Has Come a Long Way — From

JG Kitchens

Remember the tiny gym in your first post-college apartment? You were thrilled to find that place with its single treadmill and exercise back. Maybe the complex even had a pool, but it probably didn’t look like this one.

The Coburn Hutchinson House Historic Kitchen Renovation

Garden State Tile Blog

In the heart of downtown Summerville, SC stands a not so hidden gem…one of only three remaining Charleston single style homes left in town.

New Colors Hit Rubble Tile’s Terra Tones Collection!

Rubble Tile

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a saying that works for a lot of situations. But when it comes to tile design, true innovators go back and figure out how to make their products even better. As always, Mosa is on a roll, Love the Look New Product affordable tile minneapolis Bathroom tile commercial European Tile field tile floor tile porcelain tile minneapolis porcelain-commercial-tile residential shower tile Tile Minneapolis tile shop minneapolis wall tile

Week of September 16th, 2019 – Top 5 Fall Design Posts

Architectural Ceramics

As Summer fades away and the leaves begin to change, we’d like to take a moment for some Autumn interior design inspirations. From the fun activities that Fall brings to the colors of the season, there is a lot to draw from. A Full Plate. Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! Lauren Liess Pure Style Home.

Deco Tayberry for 2020

Diary of a Tile Addict

In keeping with the tile world’s take on Pantone’s Colour of the Year – muted and dusty pinks used in place of the bright and lively Living Coral – Original Style ‘s Tile of the Year is a mixture of soft pinks and berry tones.

Charming and Dreamy Small Bedroom Ideas

Trendir Magazine

The bedroom- a homeowner’s person oasis. However, what happens when the room is small? Small bedrooms tend to be a pain to decorate, due to not having the space. Furthermore, there’s the element of not knowing how to decorate it properly.

Designers Cite Top Smart Home Trends at Tech Expo — From

JG Kitchens

You’ve probably noticed that smart home technology is showing up everywhere. It’s in the aisles of your favorite home center promoting Nest thermostats. It’s in the video doorbell at your front entrance and the wifi-connected appliances in your laundry room.

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Concrete Bridge Created Using a 3D Printer

The A to Z of Building

While 3D printing has been with us for some time now – its roots are embedded in a technique known as ‘stereolithography’ developed in 1984 by Chuck Hall – its real potential