September, 2022

This Season, Choose Ceramics

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramics have become an indispensable building and surface material and remain one of the key design elements when building or renovating a home. The advancements Spanish manufacturers have made to the production processes of ceramics have imbued collections with immeasurable benefits.

39 Tips for Using Ceramic Tile Outdoors

Why Tile

Versatility within the “ceramic tile family” (porcelain tile, quarry tile, wall tile, pressed floor tile, and mosaic tile) gives you a wide variety for specifying the appropriate option for your outdoor project.


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Global Tile Inspiration

Decorative Materials

There’s a lot of talent in Colorado, but it’s fun to think globally from time to time. At Decorative Materials, we appreciate local tiles but are also in awe of the international styles that have held strong – both literally and aesthetically speaking – through the generations.

Nature-Inspired Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Display in the Twin Cities

Rubble Tile

Fall is the perfect time to schedule an appointment the Rubble Tile showroom! Come see the Abitare La Terra collection from AlysEdwards. The collection, whose name translates to Inhabit the Earth, utilizes rich natural tones and is available in twelve colors of ceramic wall tile and.

Why Rustic and Elegant Cement Tiles are a Great Option for Your Space.

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles are a great option for any space. They are durable and can be customized to fit your tastes. Cement tiles add elegance and dimension to the room Cement tiles add texture and dimension to the floor, wall or stairs the decorate.

A Comprehensive Collection: Introducing Forma

Garden State Tile Blog

The Forma Collection from Garden State Tile is a 3-part wall and floor tile collection unlike anything seen before. The comprehensive collection features a unique array of full-body porcelain tile, through-body ceramic wall tile, and glazed porcelain wall tiles that are inspired by cement and resin.

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Call for Entries: Tile of Spain Awards 2022

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) announces the call for entry for the 2022 edition of Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project.

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Laminam acquires the Polish distributor Interstone

Ceramics of Italy

On Tuesday 30 August, Alberto Selmi for Laminam and Wies?aw aw Sordyl for Interstone witnessed the signing of an agreement by which the Fiorano Modenese-based company acquires its Polish distributor, in which it already held a 30% stake.

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The Floor Collection: trending shapes, sustainably made residential tile

Rubble Tile

Adex USA’s highly functional and timely porcelain collection, Floor, is on display at Rubble Tile. All of the tiles in this collection are produced using recycled material ranging from 39% – 98%, making Floor a great choice in sustainable design. Designers love the tiles’ natural.

Why Olvera Collection is the Right Tile for 2023 Design Projects

The Cement Tile

Granada tile caters to the needs of top architects, decorators, and interior designers who have found the Olvera Collection to be their choice for 2023.

Queen Elizabeth’s Home Style, Influences and Legacy

JG Kitchens

I took the occasion to ponder her taste, style and influence on home design with three design industry leaders. I hope you enjoy this look at her private quarters, gardens and, yes, those irrepressible pups she loved so much! .

Spanish Manufacturers Set to Return to Italy for the 2022 Edition of Cersaie

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile manufactures are preparing to travel to Bologna, Italy next week to attend CERSAIE , the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings.

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Go for the Gold With Gold Tile

Why Tile

Searching for a “wow factor” look that’s sure to impress? Gold tile might just be the answer. Gold tile offers everything from luxurious gilded designs to clean contemporary aesthetics.

COEM – Accredited sustainability

Ceramics of Italy

In 2022, Coem was awarded third-party verification by Certyquality according to ‘ISO 17889-1 – Sustainability for ceramic tiles’ , a new international standard for determining the level of sustainability of ceramic products in the construction trade. This standard analyses the entire life cycle of the product, from raw materials to disposal, also assessing health and safety parameters for workers, and much more.

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Introducing the Villa Lagoon Tile Trade Program

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile proudly announces a trade program to serve our customers who design and specify residential and hospitality spaces.

How to Coat Industrial Concrete: Step-by-Step Guide

Onfloor Technology

Industrial Floor

Are Our Homes Hurricane Safe? (Architects Say Many Aren’t!)

JG Kitchens

Storm surge can inundate a home with water. It can also pull a home off its foundations and wash it out to sea. You don't want to be inside if that happens. . The post Are Our Homes Hurricane Safe? Architects Say Many Aren’t!)

Tile of Spain Celebrates a Decade of Ceramic Innovation with the Debut of its 2022 Quick Ship Collection for the U.S. Market

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing more than 100 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), announces the 2022 update to the U.S. Quick Ship Collection.

Setra Supplies Timber Frame for New Electrolux Development Greenhouse Sthlm

The A to Z of Building

Setra has been commissioned to supply locally produced CLT and glulam for the first phase of Greenhouse Sthlm, a climate-smart development by Electrolux on Kungsholmen in Stockholm. The contract


Ep 108: Ask the Show (Fall 2022)

Life of an Architect

How much drafting does a fully licensed architect do? What is something you learned in the industry that you hadn’t been taught in school? Are you as condescending to your employees as your redlines let on?

Importance Of Using Roofing Services & How To Choose A Company

Kitchen and Residential Design

Roofs are among those constructions that people rarely think about until they end up needing them repaired or installed. We could argue that the roof is among the most important parts of our homes and commercial buildings and we wouldn’t be wrong.

Types of Flooring and How It Can Affect Your Home Value

Onfloor Technology

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Garages Are Getting Greater — Tips and Trends for Yours!

JG Kitchens

For many other homeowners -- including some of my friends and neighbors -- their garages have become gyms, bars and hobby workshops. . The post Garages Are Getting Greater — Tips and Trends for Yours! comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Case Study: Amanecer Promenade

Tile of Spain USA

One of Xabia´s prominent landmarks, the Amanecer Promenade borders the beautiful Arenal Beach and stands out with its crescent shape, stylish material choices and covers over 11,000 sq. yards of beach and Atlantic Ocean.

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GCCA: Cement and Concrete Industry Scales Up Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) Efforts to Accelerate Decarbonisation

The A to Z of Building

The Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS (CEM CCUS) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have today, at the first-ever Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF), announced

Ep 109: Traveling for Work

Life of an Architect

Most architects are able to get out of the office and travel as part of their job. but is work-related travel as awesome as we all thought it would be? In today's post and podcast, we discuss the pros and cons of "Traveling for Work".

How Regular HVAC Maintenance Can Save Your Money

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Alexander Mils It's no secret that regular HVAC maintenance helps keep your furnace running smoothly and your home more comfortable. But did you know it can also help you save money in the long run?

How to Keep Your Historic Wood Shine After Restoring

Onfloor Technology

Wood Funiture

New Smart Home Technology Expo Will Feature Wellness Enhancements

JG Kitchens

CEDIA, a huge tech expo, is coming up at the end of the month and my latest piece is both a show preview and look at what's hot in well-tech.

Sustainable Hybrid Construction That Combines Wood Elements with Concrete

The A to Z of Building

A German element manufacturer Brüninghoff favoured prefabricated wooden wall elements made of Kerto® LVL for its new concrete element plant. Due to the high level of prefabrication, assembly


Kitchen Kit Named Finalist at London Construction Awards

The A to Z of Building

BA, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of factory-built, bespoke, made-to-measure kitchens and bedrooms and specialist components is pleased to announce that its trade offer Kitchen Kit

Scandic Opens Large New Hotel in Historic Printing House in Helsinki

The A to Z of Building

Today, Scandic Helsinki Hub opened its doors in the Finnish capital. Located in downtown Helsinki, the hotel is housed in an impressive 1920s printing house that has been transformed into a large


AMA Research Launches New Renewable Energy & Sustainable Construction Hub

The A to Z of Building

AMA Research are thrilled to announce that the brand-new AMA Research Renewable Energy and Sustainable Construction Hub is live! The carefully collated selection of reports, which currently includes

Betolar and Consolis Parma Announce a Partnership for Low-Carbon Concrete Testing in Hollow-Core Slabs

The A to Z of Building

Betolar has signed a development cooperation agreement to drive low-carbon construction with Consolis Parma, Finland's leading manufacturer of precast concrete elements. The aim is to test various

Dramatic Rise in Structural Repairs Issues Expected After Extreme UK Heatwave

The A to Z of Building

Brits can anticipate a rapid rise in the number of structural repair issues affecting both homes and commercial spaces after the record-breaking heatwave experienced across the country, according to