January, 2022

Ceramic Tile Selection: A Guide to Choosing Format, Color, and Decorative Relief

Tile of Spain USA

One of the most exciting aspects of architectural and interior design is experimentation. Design provides an outlet to play with colors, dabble in shapes, mix and match textures, explore patterns and expand creative boundaries, to craft a space that is as unique as the individual who inhabits it.

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New Range: Design Patterned Wall & Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Looking for a way to add some interest to your home? Unleash your inner interior designer with the Design range of patterned wall and floor tiles. Patterned tiles are nothing new, in fact, they were at their most popular during the Victorian period, when encaustic tiles began being mass-produced.


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What Your Unopened Box of Tile Could be Hiding

How to Floor Tile

On a current job I returned 5 boxes of tile and one box was so heavily damaged all I returned was the box with a forklift hole in it that destroyed the entire box of tile. Too many tiles were broke or chipped so I returned them to HD who had no problem with the exchange.

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Ceramic Tile: A Healthy Choice for a Healthy Planet

Why Tile

With society’s growing concern for health, we’re scrutinizing the standards of the past and setting the bar higher when it comes to the building products and practices we use in our homes.

The Stone House Project with Anthony Carrino featuring Garden State Tile

Garden State Tile Blog

In Season 2 of TheBuild.TV , Designer and Developer Anthony Carrino put his skills to the test with the full renovation of a 1960s stone house nestled in the Catskills Mountains. The best part?

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What's New for 2022: Product Lookbook Recap

Decorative Materials

Interior design is always in flux, but the pace of change was especially rapid in 2021. From dark, dramatic kitchens to borderless rooms, the goal last year was to simultaneously evoke creativity and calm.

“The New Headquarters of the Valencia Construction Sector Employment Foundation”: A 2021 Tile of Spain Awards Winning Project

Tile of Spain USA

Receiving top honors in the Architectural category of the 2021 Tile of Spain awards is “ The New Headquarters of the Valencia Construction Sector Employment Foundation ” an expansive educational warehouse designed by MRM Arquitectos.

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Engineered Wood, What Is It And Why Would I Buy It?

How to Floor Tile

Engineered wood, is a thin veneer of a perhaps and expensive hardwood that looks warm and beautiful at less than 1/2 the cost of the real thing. This gorgeous warm wood I installed last year ran around $3.00 a foot and the adhesive about $35 a bucket for glue down.

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Every 2022 Color of the Year From the Top Color Experts

Why Tile

Every year, color experts and paint companies choose a color or color palette they feel best represents the current time.

Create Trendy Interior Designs Inspired By The Pantone Color of the Year 2022

The Cement Tile

Trends play a significant role in interior design. You may want to showcase your style, but staying current will usually increase your return on investment. One of the more popular trends that inspire designers every year is Pantone’s Color of the Year.

Revamp your Fireplace with Dimensional Tile


Looking for a way to give an exuberant face lift to your fireplace surround? Light bounces across dimensional tile angles and facets and causes spectacular glaze shifts.

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Living in a Coderch: A 2021 Tile of Spain Award Winning Interior Design

Tile of Spain USA

Receiving first place in the interior design category at the 2021 edition of the Tile of Spain Awards is “Living in a Coderch”. This stunning residential restoration project performed by Estudio Vilablanch brought new life to a home first crafted by master architect, José Antonio Coderch.

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Masterpiece from Lea Ceramiche wins Archiproducts Design Award 2021

Ceramics of Italy

Adding yet another achievement to Lea Ceramiche’s pursuit of excellence, the Masterpiece collection designed by Ferruccio Laviani has won the “Finishes” category of the Archiproducts Design Awards 2021.

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Top Issues Impacting 2022 Real Estate Reflect Wellness Design Priorities

JG Kitchens

One of the issues facing the real estate industry across the country, not just in my neck of the woods, is a shortage of housing, (especially affordable housing). It's one of the six top issues with wellness design ramifications that I wrote about in my latest Forbes.com piece.

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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Increase Your Home Value in Boston?

Kitchen and Residential Design

Do you walk into your kitchen, and your first thought is how drab and dull it looks? If so, it may be time to consider remodeling your kitchen. If you live in Boston, a mid-range kitchen upgrade can increase the value of your home, and you can expect an ROI of around 57% of your cost.

Craft Outstanding Designs with Outdoor Floor Tiles from the Olvera Collection

The Cement Tile

Choosing the right tile design for your outdoor renovation is crucial in the planning process. No matter what kind of weather you experience, top-quality tiles should be able to endure heavy abrasion.

Beloved Dutch Porcelain Tile Collections In Stock in the U.S. & on Display at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

Dutch Tilemakers, Mosa, are known as innovators in the porcelain tile space. For many years they’ve created design-forward concepts that are highly eco-friendly and suitable for both residential and commercial spaces. The Core Collection underscores the timeless quality of Mosa products by bringing together three.

Design Process – Redlines

Life of an Architect

Redlines are not simply a coordination tool - they are perhaps one of the very best conversation starters architects have at their disposal. The post Design Process – Redlines first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Design Process – Redlines at Life of an Architect.

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World-first Facility will Change the Way We Design and Construct Major Infrastructure

The A to Z of Building

High performance shaking tables and deep soil pit will cut financial and environmental costs whilst ensuring resilience of high-value infrastructure Image Credit: UKCRIC The new UKCRIC

Six Big Picture Wellness Design Trends For 2022

JG Kitchens

As always, our homes play a supporting role in our lives. In addition to sheltering us, they provide sustenance, comfort, entertainment and functionality. COVID has really driven that point home, hasn't it?

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Is Power Washing Better Than Pressure Washing? (Pros & Cons)

Kitchen and Residential Design

Towards the end of fall, you probably noticed that your home and patio areas have become dingy and dirty throughout the season. Like any homeowner, you want to keep your home clean, and you start thinking about doing it yourself or hiring a professional to get rid of stains and algae growth.

The Only Walk-Behind Concrete Grinder You Need

Onfloor Technology

Do you need a walk-behind concrete grinder? The answer to that question is probably yes. There are many reasons why you may need one, but the most popular reason is for jobs that require grinding and polishing of concrete slabs. Concrete Floor Grinder

Bigger, Better Kitchen Pantries Are A Covid-Inspired Wellness Design Trend

JG Kitchens

Pantries have gotten more important since millions of Americans started cooking and eating more at home in the past two years. Bulk storage has been a pandemic trend, but it's not always ideal for making fresh, healthy meals for yourself and your household. .

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Adaptive Reuse Can Help Add Wellness-Friendly, Affordable Housing

JG Kitchens

In this piece, I explore the opportunities and challenges in converting commercial space -- especially office buildings -- to apartments. With so many companies shifting to remote work, there is the opportunity to use those vacated buildings for living space.

Objectives for 2022

Life of an Architect

There will be plenty of changes for the Life of an Architect in 2022, mostly in an attempt to keep my sanity, so I am taking a look at my objectives for 2022. The post Objectives for 2022 first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Objectives for 2022 at Life of an Architect.


EP 092: The Top 10 Reasons to be an Architect

Life of an Architect

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to be an Architect - a list that has been revisited since I originally wrote it 12 years ago. The post EP 092: The Top 10 Reasons to be an Architect first appeared on Life of an Architect.


091: Architects and Traveling

Life of an Architect

Traveling is an important part of being an architect - Seeing different cultures, climates, materials, and spatial solutions is an ongoing life adventure. Welcome to Architects and Traveling. The post 091: Architects and Traveling first appeared on Life of an Architect.


Creating a Work from Home Policy

Life of an Architect

Creating a Work From Home Policy is a vital part of any business and there are a lot of considerations to work through as we move on from business as usual. The post Creating a Work from Home Policy first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Teaching Statement for Architecture

Life of an Architect

I am working on a project that I have never completed in my career: a teaching statement for architecture. This is a new challenge for me and one I am working my way through.

What To Look For In A Home Appliance Repair Company

Kitchen and Residential Design

Hiring the services of a trusted home appliance repair company is essential for managing your home appliances. Yes, you might not require appliance repairs daily, but calamities are bound to happen, and you might experience issues with your machines at home, which you can’t fix all by yourself.

2022 Reading List

Life of an Architect

For the past few years, at the beginning of each year, I try to choose a stack of books that I plan to read in the upcoming year. So I wanted to share my 2022 Reading List. The post 2022 Reading List first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading 2022 Reading List at Life of an Architect.

Planning a Home Renovation: A Guide

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Milivoj Kuhar on Unsplash Home renovations are a fantastic way to put your own stamp on a property in the US, make it the most comfortable and functional place for your lifestyle, and can even add value to your property.

What Are the Easiest Home Improvements You Can Make?

Kitchen and Residential Design

Do you want to upgrade your standard of living? Are you looking for a way to increase the value of your home ? If so, one of the best ways to do so is to add a few home improvements. When people think about renovation projects and upgrades, they usually think about big-ticket items.

6 Warning Signs It's Time To Call A Plumber For Your Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

You can use your kitchen area without hesitation if your plumbing is in good operating order. When your plumbing fails, however, it can feel like you're dealing with the most inconvenient situation you've ever encountered.

When & How to Redo Your Flooring

Onfloor Technology

Our floors play an essential role in our home; they act as a support for the rest of the constructions. But over time, they start to deteriorate and become damaged or spoiled by external factors like water, animals, or accidents. If you find yourself with some lousy flooring, it is good to know that you can always redo it. You can choose to do it yourself or hire a professional to do the job for you.