May, 2018

Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Go big or go home. OK, we’d love to go through your home. Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. No matter the type of renovation, we can change the look of your home in a big way. About Porcelain Tile.

Tile of Spain Showcases Tile Innovations from over 85 Manufacturers at Coverings 2018

Tile of Spain USA

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Innovate Your Dining Room Floor by Using Modern Tiles

Granada Tile

As the centerpiece for gathering friends and family for weeknight dinners and special occasions, the dining room is a space in your home that commands drama and attention.

Neutral Tones & Tempting Texture From The Napoli Range

The London Tile Co.

Texture has been making waves in the tile world over the last year, following on from other popular trends like wood and stone effect – which both seem to be here to stay.

On the Road in New York-ICFF, Art & Great Food

Kitchens for Living

This year my birthday coincided with Design Week so I thought what the heck, it’s time for another On the Road episode, this time to the Big Apple for ICFF. The International Contemporary Furniture Fair was held at the Jacob K. Javits Center May 20-23 and is known as the North American platform for Luxury […] Read more.


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Made By Moms, For Moms: Tiled Spaces with a Feminine Touch

Architectural Ceramics

For a lot of mom’s, a simple gesture like a hand-made card, breakfast in bed, or a bouquet of flowers means a lot on Mother’s Day. But what about when she simply wants to get away to pamper herself in a feminine space?

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Add Elegance to Your Patio with Black and White Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Tiles have been one of the most classic and beloved décor materials for centuries. The craft dates back to 20,000 BC when humans started making figures and objects using clay and other materials with in-ground kilns.

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3 DIY Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions for Your Spring Clean

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Get your home sparkling this spring, with eco-friendly cleaners. Image: Marlowe Hues Color & Design Spring cleaning is supposed to refresh your home. It’s a little counterintuitive, then, that traditional cleaning methods lean on harsh, often toxic chemicals to do the job.

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2018 Salone del Mobile Milano's Most Magnificent Marvels

As The Tile Turns

Every spring, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to beautiful Milano for the Salone del Mobile. This renowned conference brings the world's most talented designers together to acknowledge and celebrate their latest creations. In past years, the renowned trade fair has given rise to some of the industry's most electrifying developments.

Outstanding Ornamenta

Diary of a Tile Addict

Deco by Ornamenta When it came to achingly beautiful tiles in all the current design trends, Coverings delivered in spades.

May Featured Tiles: Echo & Temple

The London Tile Co.

We’re certainly getting a taste of every weather this year; from snow to a mini heatwave and back to de-icing our cars. Hopefully, warmer weather is on its way (again) and we can concentrate on summer plans and choosing new tiles. Our range of external porcelain tiles have been flying out of our warehouse and we cannot wait to see the exciting patios you are creating with them.


Ceramics of Italy

The company belonging to the ITALCER group, under the leadership of its CEO Graziano Verdi, launched its new exhibition centre inside the enchanting fifteenth-century building Palazzo Dal Monte Casoni, in the heart of the Emilian city.

Ways to Waterproof Your Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

In a home, the kitchen is often the center of all activity.

5 Affordable Ways to Make your Home Feel More Luxurious

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Let us show you how to add affordable luxury into your home. Image: Polo MA Inc. Interior Design Creating a luxury retreat in your own home may seem like an expensive and overwhelming task.

Feel the Breeze with Tom Scheerer in House Beautiful Magazine

Cement Style

Pick up the May 2018 issue of House Beautiful and escape to the Bahamas with Tom Scheerer’s enchanting interior design featuring our handcrafted cement tile. Tom Scheerer’s designs are always inspired, and this Caribbean Colonial is no exception.

Commercialising Colour

Diary of a Tile Addict

Part of the Tonalite display at Coverings. After a decade or more when monochrome minimalism held sway, it has been refreshing to see the world’s leading tile manufacturers start to explore colour with fresh enthusiasm. This has gone hand in hand with the revival of small format wall tiles.

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Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The Aquarius range features natural stone effect wall and floor tiles as well as a modern decor tile in Dark or Moon grey. Bathroom Tiles Kitchen Tiles

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Rubble Tile in the Midwest Home Luxury Remodeling Tour

Rubble Tile

Midwest Home is kicking off the summer with their Luxury Remodeling Tour, a two-weekend event that showcases some of the Twin Cities’ top remodeling projects. The tour runs through the first two weekends of June, the 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th, from noon to 6 p.m.

Latest Recipient of the FCICA Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship: Michael Lancaster

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Aliquippa, PA, May 3, 2018 – FCICA , the Flooring Contractors Association, in partnership with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. announced the 2018 1 st quarter recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.

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Lighten Up! Get Inspired with These 16 Fresh Pendant Light Ideas

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Let these fresh pendant light ideas inspire your next design. Image: Earle & Ginger Kitchens Pendant lights have been around for a while, but that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to use them. In fact, far from it.

Breton Gets Majority Stake in Tecnema

Stone Update

Italian firms will work together in ceramic-tile cutting and finishing machinery. Featured Industry News

Canine Collaboration

Diary of a Tile Addict

Coverings doghouses by Alyss Edwards, American Wonder Porcelain, and Casa Ceramica. Exhibition organisers have long shown ingenuity in adding value to their events. Educational seminars programmes. worthy and well received. Free food and drink … what’s not to like. Badges and tee shirts. why not?

Ask An Interior Designer: Tips For Choosing Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Clare Phillips is an independent consultant on interior design and house building who has recently completed her own self-build project in Surrey. Having spent a significant amount of time choosing and styling tiles for her own contemporary five-bedroom home, we thought she would be the perfect person to give us some tips on choosing tiles. Clare has used a mix of large format grey and wood effect tiles in her home to create a modern feel with a touch of Scandinavian style.

Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas For The Chic Cook

Trendir Magazine

When we first think about the kitchen space we may think white, pastels or vivid bright hues, especially during the summer months. However, for that chic, edgy touch black is the way to go. The rich hue will take your cooking space to the next level with little to no effort.

GIO Looks At What’s Trending in Floor Tile for Commercial Interiors


When it comes to commercial flooring trends, the styles and options available are nearly endless. But regardless of the look you want, It’s essential that the performance characteristics of the flooring you choose meet the requirements of demanding commercial environments.

4 Ways to Decorate with Antiques and Heirlooms

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Though antiques may carry special emotional relevance, randomly throwing them up on the wall risks making a home look outdated — or worse, trashy. But there are several ways to decorate with antiques to keep your house looking timeless.

Ways to Update Your Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

It might seem like a superfluous task to fix up your home. You already live there and, as long as things work, you may feel fine with the way things are. However, taking the time to remodel and repair has beneficial effects on your cost of living, quality of life, and your overall health.

Spanish Surprises

Diary of a Tile Addict

Granada by Oset. Tile of Spain’s many Spanish member companies promise to deliver a riot of pattern, colour and innovation at Coverings. Below are just a few of the beautiful new ranges that will be on show at Atlanta. Bernini by Saloni.

Muehlbauer Recognized for ASTM Work

Stone Update

Natural Stone Institute tech director finishes six-year stint as chair of stone standards committee. Featured Association Beat News

10 Spring Trends To Spruce Up Your Space

Trendir Magazine

Spring is finally here! Which means it is time to spruce up the home and add a few key elements that will bring the cheery season directly into the home. The key is working with fun, trendy that are currently all the rage. Here are the latest Spring trends that will bring your home back to life.

Rilievi by CEDIT wins the NYCxDESIGN Award

Ceramics of Italy

Rilievi , the CEDIT collection designed by Zaven , has received the NYCxDESIGN Award; the prestigious recognition presented by Interior Design magazine and by ICFF that gathers and rewards the best design achievements every year. Rilievi – first shown at the Spazio CEDIT during Fuorisalone 2018 – was selected by an international jury and awarded as overall winner in the “ Wall Covering: Tile & Stone ” category.

4 Ways to Bring the Outdoors Inside, Without the Mess

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you like the outdoors, it’s natural to want to bring some of that beauty inside. However, Pinterest boards often suggest adding real branches and pinecones to your home decor in order to bring the outdoors inside — a potentially messy affair, and hard to accomplish if you live in an urban area.

The Colorful World of Laminate Flooring

Kitchen and Residential Design

Flooring is not something that you would frequently consider as a key aspect of your home design. After all, when looking around your own or someone else’s home, you will rarely look at their floor first. Normally it’s their wallpaper, mirror or other decorative feature instead.

Metropolitan Mastery

Diary of a Tile Addict

Metropolitan from Colorker Group’s ZYX brand. If you are looking for innovation in wall tile design, the metro tile may seem an unlikely destination.

Pacific Shore Expands Caesarstone Partnership

Stone Update

Stone importer/wholesaler will now sell quartz-brand beyond California locations. Featured Company Insider News

Deck Trends That Are Taking Over The Outdoor Scenery

Trendir Magazine

Deck trends are always evolving, especially when the weather is getting warmer. This year deck trends are a little bit simpler yet put together and easy to incorporate at any time. The following deck trends are taking over the outdoor scenery, while still being charming and chic.