October, 2019

Why You Might Want Porcelain Slab Countertops

JG Kitchens

I first spotted porcelain slab countertops in a European cabinet showroom in West Hollywood, either in 2009 or 2010. I didn’t know what they were, but I loved the sleek look.

Ceramics and Bathrooms, a Perfect Pair

Tile of Spain USA

Incorporating ceramic tiles in bathroom designs opens up a world of possibilities with which we can experiment. Thanks to their versatility in color, shape, and size, ceramic tiles can be combined in countless different ways on walls and floors for a unique look.

Week of October 7, 2019 – Fireplaces

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts. As summer weather slowly gives way to cooler temperatures, we feel compelled to cuddle up with a blanket and our favorite book (or streaming service when the mood strikes.)

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Amazing Cement Tile Designs for Your Fireplace

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are becoming ever more popular with each passing year, from do-it-yourself remodeling jobs to the homes of big-name celebrity stylists. They offer a wide range of benefits to your decor, from kitchen backsplashes to natural-look bathrooms, and even entryways.

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Wacky Wood

Diary of a Tile Addict

Wood-effect tiles don’t have to be limited to simple planks, and the companies at Cersaie did a good job of showing just how versatile they can be. Ceramica Rondine was the first to draw Tile Addict’s attention with its curious multi-layered effect wood-look planks.

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The Zellige Revival: Introducing The Marrakesh Series

Garden State Tile Blog

One of the most desired home decor trends of the year has arrived at Garden State Tile! A much anticipated addition to the Garden State Tile Porcelain and Wall Tile Collections, the Marrakesh series is reminiscent of traditional 10th century Moroccan Zellige Tiles.

Top Seven TIle Trends for 2020

JG Kitchens

I couldn’t go to Cersaie again this year because of my book deadline, but was happy to get a highlights “reel” from the show’s producer, Ceramics of Italy. It was like walking the show floor without Ibuprofen or jet lag!

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Your Room’s Focal Point: The Fireplace

Architectural Ceramics

The product above is our VTile in a classy step pattern. It’s that time of year when fireplaces become more than a beautiful centerpiece — they are also a source of warmth and comfort.

4 Stunning Cement Tile Designs for Your Restaurant

Granada Tile

Cement tile has been in use since the 19 th Century, but over the past few years, there’s been a resurgence in its popularity, and for great reason. Cement tiles are ideal for almost any area that’s not going to experience extreme freezing temperatures.

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Bathroom Tile Ideas That Are Sure To Inspire Your Next Renovation

Trendir Magazine

Whether your bathroom is big or small, creating a relaxing space is the key. After all, its the space where you shower, but it’s the room where you get to relax and unwind away from the world. Therefore, creating a personalized space is key.

Cersaie Curiosities III

Diary of a Tile Addict

Cersaie is the gift that keeps on giving, and this third installment of the curiosities from the show demonstrates wonderfully the range of delights we had the privilege of seeing.

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New! Petite, Porcelain Wood-Look Planking at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

When it comes to designing spaces, there’s always a place for neutral tones and simplicity that can act as a blank canvas for the rest of the design. That’s the guiding principle behind the newest collection from AlysEdwards Tile & Stone, Basic B. While AlysEdwards.

The Paseo Marítimo: Where the City Meets the Sea

Tile of Spain USA

The Paseo Marítimo (Promenade) by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti of OAB is a colorful esplanade built along West Beach in Benidorm, Spain. The promenade is not meant to be a border, rather a transition where the city meets the sea.

Weekend Playlist: Oktoberfest

Architectural Ceramics

Cheers to the weekend – Or Prost! if you’re in the Oktoberfest spirit! We’re rolling out the weekend with some German jams and the tiles they remind us of. Nena – 99 Luftballons. Island Stone, Paragon Hex. You and I in a little toy shop buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got…”.

Case Study: The Hatman Building Penthouse

Garden State Tile Blog

PROJECT TYPE. LOCATION. Mixed Use Residential. Charleston, SC. The Middleton Group. PROJECT OVERVIEW. Located on the corner of Broad and Church Street in Charleston, the historic Hatman Building built in 1855 is considered to be the oldest hat store in South Carolina.

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GIO Tile in Real Life!

Giotile

While professional room scenes are great for showcasing our tile collections attractively on our website’s product pages, and digital swatches can be a designer’s best friend, there’s nothing like the actual installation for seeing how a particular tile collection really stacks up.

Cersaie Curiosities III

Diary of a Tile Addict

Cersaie is the gift that keeps on giving, and this third installment of the curiosities from the show demonstrates wonderfully the range of delights we had the privilege of seeing.

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Browse and Brunch Sunday November 10th, 2019 at the Women of Willow Grove Store at the Willow Grove Mall

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Browse & Brunch November 10, 2019 1-4 with Denise Shardlow at the Women of Willow Grove Store. My next show will be Sunday, November 10th from 1-4. The Browse & Brunch at the Women of Willow Grove Store, at the Willow Grove Mall is hosted by fashion designer Denise Shardlow.

Emerging Trends Seen at Cersaie 2019

Tile of Spain USA

Cersaie is one of the biggest international trade shows of the ceramic tile market. For an entire week the most prominent international professionals, architects and interior designers come together to explore the latest innovations and trends in ceramic tile.

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Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

Architectural Ceramics

The image above shows the tiled floor of Winchester Cathedral , which boasts the largest area of original medieval tiles in the United Kingdom!

Designing For Aging In Place Homes

Garden State Tile Blog

With baby boomers making up nearly a quarter of the current U.S. population, the ability for those nearing retirement to live safely and independently in their homes is more important than ever.

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Kitchen Layout Design Tips & Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Many of our home activities — cooking, cleaning, eating, drinking, socializing — take place in the kitchen. Which is why a beautiful and functional kitchen is so important. Regardless of your kitchen design style , organization and layout are key components.

Trending: Tropical

Diary of a Tile Addict

In August we took a look at the tile world’s tropical offerings and this year at Cersaie company after company were incorporating jungle print into their collections.

ModCraft dimensional Wall tile at Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview

ModCraft

ModCraft dimensional wall tile are excited to participate with Atomic Ranch in the The Fall Edition of the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. ModCraft presented dimensional tile styles, installation shots, and our latest glaze color options.

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Whimsical Blue Kitchens That Are Too Charming To Be True

Trendir Magazine

Besides white, blue is one of the most popular kitchen hues. Not only is it a charming shade, but its also elegant and calming. Which is why many love to have it as part of their kitchen decor.

Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

Architectural Ceramics

Many people have asked us about how the newly implemented Chinese tariffs will affect the tile and flooring industry. They wanted us to go into detail about the actual tariffs and their impact. Here it is.

Rubble Tile Presents the Riviera Collection: Modern, Elegant Ceramic Wall Tile

Rubble Tile

When we imagine the Riviera, we think of sun, warmth, and colorful architecture. Whether it’s the Spanish, the French or Italian Riviera, the homes and businesses that dot the hillsides boast vibrant colors and add to the overall charm of each place. The Riviera.

Cut Your Risk of Catching a Cold with these Three Simple Home Changes

JG Kitchens

It’s that time of year again! Kids are back in school. Work is ramping up. So it must be time for another head and chest cold to kick in. if you’re as sick of getting sick as I am, consider making these simple changes to your home. I shared three of them in my latest Forbes.com piece.

Cersaie Curiosities

Diary of a Tile Addict

We have covered many of the main trends and styles that caught Tile Addict’s eye at Cersaie , but there were many, many more special and intruguing works that have not yet received a mention. Firstly, this range from leftfield by Novoceram – Kawaii.

ModCraft dimensional Wall tile at Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview

ModCraft

ModCraft dimensional wall tile are excited to participate with Atomic Ranch in the The Fall Edition of the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. ModCraft presented dimensional tile styles, installation shots, and our latest glaze color options. For more information about Modernism Week in Palm Springs in February 2020, click here. The post ModCraft dimensional Wall tile at Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview appeared first on Mod-Craft.

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Fabricmasters Guide to Marble Etching Repair

Fabric and Tile Masters

Several years ago, you finally had the kitchen of your dreams put into your home. You pored over all the details of what would go in like cabinets, backsplashes, sinks, and of course, countertops. Maybe you chose that Calacatta marble you’ve always wanted or perhaps you found a Carrara Marble that came out just perfect.

Week of October 14, 2019 – Fall Harvest Season

Architectural Ceramics

Autumn is a fantastic time to celebrate with harvest festivals, apple picking, and general Fall fun! Our idea of fun can be found in these Fall-inspired design posts of the week. From old farmhouses to hip restaurant spaces, there are lots of ways to let Fall inspire your design. A season for change.

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Ragno’s New Concrete-Look Porcelain, Conkreto!

Rubble Tile

When selecting tile for your project, you want something that goes beyond sheer durability. You want something that will age like a fine wine, and get better over time. Not every tile product can provide you with both, but fortunately, Ragno is here to save. New Product

Encore Post — Protecting Yourself From Wildfire Smoke And Ash

JG Kitchens

I rarely repeat posts, but with wildfires raging in both Northern and Southern California right now, I want to make sure that as many people as possible get this health and safety information. Please share it with friends, colleagues and family members in the region.).

Toon Town Tiler

Diary of a Tile Addict

Another vigilante tiler has come to Tile Addict’s attention, and this time they are much closer to home! Southampton has seen a burst of mosaic activity in the last few years thanks to the mind and creativity of Will Rosie.

ModCraft dimensional Wall tile at Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview

ModCraft

ModCraft dimensional wall tile are excited to participate with Atomic Ranch in the The Fall Edition of the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale. ModCraft presented dimensional tile styles, installation shots, and our latest glaze color options. For more information about Modernism Week in Palm Springs in February 2020, click here. The post ModCraft dimensional Wall tile at Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview appeared first on Mod-Craft.

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Reader Question: How to connect exterior drain tile to sump crock?

The Armchair Builder

October 9, 2019 We had a question come in this week regarding one of our drain tile videos. The question was: “How do you connect the exterior drain tile around the foundation to the sump crock in the interior of the basement?”So ”So it’s pretty common to run drain tile around the foundation of today’s new […]. Owner-Builder

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