July, 2019

Moroccan-Inspired Cement Tiles: Art for Your Kitchen

Granada Tile

Kitchens are the Heart of the Home. We like to think of them as the Art of the Home. With Moroccan-inspired cement tiles highlighting key areas of your kitchen, you can inspire your family, friends and guests with the visual “flavor” of faraway lands.

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July Featured Tiles: Arabia and Victorian Mosaics

The London Tile Co.

Whether you’re getting ready for a well-earned break or busy with weddings, parties and barbecues, summer is usually a busy time of year for many of us so it’s easy to forget about the interiors projects you have been considering.

Innovation and Functionality: The Story of TR House Barcelona

Tile of Spain USA

The award winning TR House Barcelona project by PMMT is a single-family home featuring some of the world’s most unique architecture.

Color Trends for 2020

As The Tile Turns

Jewel tones are hot in 2019, and for good reason: these rich colors deliver instant glamour. That being said, today's most trend forward jewel tone hues look little like traditional takes on this familiar color scheme. Right not, it's all about edgy vibes.

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Week of July 8th, 2019 – Classic American Style

Architectural Ceramics

Coming out of 4 th of July weekend, we reflected on American design styles and architects. From Washington, D.C.’s s historic townhomes and monuments to the famous Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, we have pulled some designs that inspire from across the country.

The Known Dangers of Vinyl Flooring

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Most people shop for vinyl flooring because of its low price, and waterproof claims. What they may not realize is that it’s made of chemicals including plastic, which release hazardous VOCs. Natural ceramic or stone tiles on the other hand, are non-toxic and won’t give off any VOCs.

Things You Need to Know Before Installing Encaustic Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Besides being stunningly beautiful, encaustic cement tiles offer a myriad of benefits which make them a step above the mass-produced ceramic tiles.

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Can Picafort Project Dazzles Mallorca Coastline

Tile of Spain USA

The Can Picafort Project from TED’A Arquitectes continues to be one of the most stunning revivals in Mallorca. The entire inside of the existing building was renovated to transform it into seaside apartments with one of the most stunning views on the island.

International Perspective: The World’s Leading Hotel Lobbies

As The Tile Turns

No first impression quite delivers like an elegant hotel lobby. This sophisticated space can instantly elevate accommodations, granting the entire structure an upscale feel.

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Update Your Patio This Year With This One Outdoor Decorating Trend

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Desert-inspired earth tones and bohemian chic vibes are the biggest trends this year for the home. And the trend goes outdoors this summer, too. You don’t have to break the bank to update your patio every year.

The Ins and Outs of Specifying Tile with Anthony Carrino

Garden State Tile Blog

One of the most exciting moments as a homeowner is when it finally comes time to start a room remodel. Whether you’re sourcing tile for a new build or updating an existing, there is something special about selecting the material that makes a space all your own.

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4 Timeless Cement Tile Designs for Your Home

Granada Tile

As the 90s taught us with their carpeted bathrooms, not all design trends are truly timeless. One of the few interior decor trends which have never failed to impress is the creative use of cement tile.

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Mix It Up With NEW Retromix Patterned Wall & Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

We’re really excited about this new range of wall and floors tiles because they are just so much fun! Whether you want to create a classic black and white checkerboard effect floor or a totally unique feature wall, there’s a tile in the range for you.

Week of July 22nd, 2019 – History of Design

Architectural Ceramics

Each decade has its own unique style or set of trends. Chances are, you picture very different designs when you think of the 20s vs the 70s. If you need a refresher, you can get a crash course in architecture and design from this handy Décor Aid article.

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10 Stylish Accent Walls To Dress Up Your Dining Room

Trendir Magazine

For many that don’t entertain or cook frequently the dining room can be a difficult area to decorate or redesign. One of the main challenges that occur during this decorating the dining room is not knowing how to properly bring a focal point to the room.

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Which DIY Projects are Most Likely to Go Over Budget and Why?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

While homeowners typically take on DIY projects to save money, it turns out that many of them are breaking their fixer-upper budgets and spending much more than they planned, according to a recent survey by Porch.

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Ceramics of Italy Has Released Their Spring-Summer Tile Trends

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

From muted colors to modern lines — See what’s up and coming in European tile trends (from @CeramicsofItaly via @Contemporist). Read more here: [link].

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?Bringing the Colors of Summer Home All Year Long

Cement Style

If summer is your jam, take your cues from these hues for your home to make every day feel like summer vacation: ?Summer Summer color #1: Yellow It’s no surprise that sunny hues are the best way to feel summery. Bring the summer sunshine indoors by adding a touch of gold to walls, floors, and decor.

Make Your Kitchen Speak Volumes with an Industrial Style

The London Tile Co.

Industrial style interior design takes its inspiration from old factories and other industrial spaces that in recent years have been converted to lofts and other living spaces.

Week of July 29th, 2019 – Hotel Design and Vacation Inspiration

Architectural Ceramics

Summer is here and lots of people take that as a sign that it’s time to take vacation. Unless you’re a camper, odds are you spend your vacay nights in a hotel.

Chic Luxurious Patio Ideas perfect for a hot summer

Trendir Magazine

Whether you have a huge patio, a small garden or a balcony, having an outdoor living space is quite beneficial. Having awesome living space works great once the weather becomes warmer and you want to spend more time outdoors.

DIY Disagreements: These Home Improvement Projects are Most Likely to Cause Fights With Your Significant Other

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A recent survey by Porch reveals that DIY projects can cause disagreements among couples (to put it mildly), and some of these arguments can get quite heated. Whether DIYers are married or in another stage of the relationship, fights among couples are pretty common during a DIY project.

We Went to the Moon in 1969

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Keep an eye out for a Why Tile blog post commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights #wewenttothemoonin1969 #WhyTile

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Ceramics of Italy Trends Spring/Summer 2019

Diary of a Tile Addict

In February we took a look at the five biggest trends anticipated to take the tile world by storm.

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GIO Looks at Floor Tile Trends

Giotile

Because porcelain tile is durable, easy-to-maintain, and inherently green, it’s often the interior and exterior floor surfacing material of choice for restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, office spaces, and many other non-residential environments.

Week of July 1, 2019 – Summer Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

Summer is in full swing and we are feeling inspired by the beach waves and sunshine! Long gone are the dreary days of winter – it’s time to break out some vibrant colors and soak up the sun. This week we found some stellar designs that use bright colors, tropical inspirations, and outdoor elements.

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Ranch-Style Home Décor With Modern Bits

Trendir Magazine

Ranch-style homes have become quite the popular, novice. There is a cozy element that remains supreme in this particular style of home. If you have always wanted the aesthetic of a ranch-style home, it’s time to do so. Bringing a ranch visual helps give your home an intimate approach.

Color Reimagined with the Garden State Tile Design Positive 2 Series

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile introduces the Design Positive 2 series into the Garden State Tile Wall Tile Collection. An upgrade of the popular Design Positive series, Design Positive 2 features an enhanced palette of 36 soft and deep tones that are in line with today’s color trends.

Green Afoot: Environmentally Friendly Flooring

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

“Few places in your home have a bigger impact on your family’s health and planetary footprint than your floors…Tiles made from recycled porcelain, concrete or glass are durable, low-maintenance and generally have low carbon footprints.

The Wall Project

Diary of a Tile Addict

Lisbon based artist Maria Ana Vasco Costa is a treasure of the ceramic world. With a degree in Ceramics and Fine arts and a Masters in Architecture, combining these two worlds into her work seems to be something she does best.

What’s In For Outside Design

Giotile

As an alternative to natural stone and concrete, porcelain pavers have become a big trend in outdoor design. Though porcelain tile options have long been available for outdoor use, these thick, high-tech pavers are made from the highest grade porcelain and are specifically designed for easy installation over a variety of foundations, including grass, sand, gravel, … The post What’s In For Outside Design appeared first on Gio Tile.

Week of July 15th, 2019 – Cultural Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

Last week, we looked at amazing American design inspirations, but many designs are pulled from cultures around the world. The fusion of these elements is a testament to the mixing pot of the U.S. and our daring design community.

Introducing The Rubble Tile Stock Program!

Rubble Tile

Here at Rubble Tile, we do our best to make your tile selection experience as smooth as possible. We’re always looking for design solutions, and now we have a great way to streamline your time as well. With our new Stock Program, finding the.

A Poetic Look at Porcelain – Garden State Tile Introduces the To BE Series

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile introduces the To BE Series into the Garden State Tile Porcelain Collection. The new 3-part line features a special blend of marble, concrete and resin patterns in neutral hues that work together for coordinating concepts in one complete series.

New York Times Tiles

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Are you a puzzle fan? A visual thinker? Well, get ready for a challenge! TILES on the @NewYorkTimes is the new game of choice. If you didn’t realize how endless the design options were before… you will now. Learn more here: [link].

Cooperation in Colorplay

Diary of a Tile Addict

Marazzi ‘s new collection features a range of soft inviting neutrals designed to act in partnership with bolder hues or work with more elaborate decors. In keeping with the trend identified by Ceramics of Italy , this delightful mix of colours is on the muted side, each evoking calm.

Can I Use 10mm Porcelain Tiles Outside?

Valverdi Indoor-Out

At Valverdi we are being asked whether 10mm porcelain tiles can be used outside by many of our customers. While in theory you can use 10mm porcelain tiles outside, the 20mm porcelain tiles are much better suited for external use.