April, 2022

Ceramic Tile Provides A Durable Artistic Canvas For Designers

JG Kitchens

This massive tile expo brings together exhibitors from Italy, Spain, Brazil and North America in one fabulous festival of design. I'll be writing about all of the trends for my Kitchen & Bath Design News column, but I wanted to share one of them in particular.

An Ode to Nature

Tile of Spain USA

Nature-inspired motifs and finishes are a timeless and ever-evolving trend—consistently being incorporated into interior designs and spaces. Ceramic collections have also been inspired by this trend and have easily adapted to appeal to this natural style.

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Ceramic Wallpaper

Diary of a Tile Addict

All the impact, pattern, and drama of pasted strips of paper without any of the peeling, warping, or fading – ceramic wallpaper is a magical thing. Huge slabs of fabulous decors offer an easy fix for statement showers, age-defying splashbacks, and wild features.

Is Slate Good For Showers? And Why!

How to Floor Tile

In all the bathroom showers I have torn out and rebuilt, Slate has been the worst performing material followed closely by Travertine, then Marble of any type. Slate, will begin to split and small shards peal off.

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Tile Trends from Coverings ’22 Showcase Ceramic Tile at Its Best

Why Tile

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

Stunning glazed ceramic tiles that add shine and brightness to your interior

Rubble Tile

This month at Rubble Tile, we’re thrilled to introduce our newest vendor, European Porcelain & Ceramics! Their mission is to introduce fabulous European tile lines to showrooms and designers in the U.S. Two exciting glossy tile collections fit the bill, and they’re sure to catch the.

Trends + Takeaways From Coverings 2022

Decorative Materials

The design community has made due with virtual resources during the pandemic, but nothing matches the energy and enthusiasm of our favorite annual event: the Coverings trade show. We were thrilled to return to this iconic occasion after a two-year hiatus.

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The Heart of Heath Ceramics

Diary of a Tile Addict

Since 1948 Heath Ceramics have been serving up American made glazed goodies in California. Originally a small-scale pottery ran by Edith & Brian Heath, Heath Ceramics opened its first factory in Sausalito in 1959 and welcomed tile production eight years later. Photo credit: Bruce Damonte.

Official opening of the Florim Flagship Store in Abu Dhabi

Ceramics of Italy

On Thursday 24 March, Florim inaugurated its Flagship Store in Abu Dhabi (Al Medina Tower, Building 6 – corner Kaheem St, Al Sikeek St).

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Coverings 2022: Health and Beauty on Display

Why Tile

We are excited to announce that Coverings, the most important event of the year for the tile and stone industry, is taking place this week.

Subway Tile Reimagined: Introducing Uptown

Garden State Tile Blog

The Uptown Collection from Garden State Tile features the timeless appeal of classic subway tiles reimagined with a contemporary color palette and new trim pieces. Traditional shapes and sizes are now more versatile with hues ranging from canvas white and soft sage through loft grey and retro black.

Philanthropic Spotlight: NIVAS

Decorative Materials

At Decorative Materials, our passion extends beyond tile design. Yes, we love making our mark in the Colorado business and design communities, but we’re also all about giving back. Our efforts involve not only local organizations in need of support , but also, communities all around the world.

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Coverings Awards Honors Spanish Tile at This Year’s CID Awards Ceremony

Tile of Spain USA

Coverings , the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, celebrated Spanish tile during this year’s annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards.

Making Mosaic Tile Patterns that Do the Most

The Cement Tile

Interior designers are raving over mosaic tile patterns. Stamping shape and color across walls and floors constructs tremendous inspiration for room design. Granada Tile has a wide range of long-lasting bold tile patterns to make spaces pop. Let’s take a look at just a few.

Why You Might Want Air Sous Vide Capability In Your Next Cooking Appliance

JG Kitchens

What is the next wellness-focused cooking trend? Might it be air sous vide? Air what? What is this new twist on the cooking show favorite — and might it be something to consider for your home?

The Tile Industry Comes Together to Provide Humanitarian Relief for Ukrainian Children

Why Tile

In response to information from industry colleagues in Ukraine, the North American tile industry has launched a fundraiser to support Save the Children’s humanitarian efforts in the region. Save the Children is a top-rated global humanitarian organization that has been working in Ukraine since 2014.

The Luxury Collection of Marble-Look Porcelain Tiles Fuses Classic & Modern

Rubble Tile

For years porcelain tile manufacturers have been producing marble-replica series, in an attempt to offer a more durable product that’s also priced more competitively than marble. The problem was, many of these marble-look tiles weren’t up to the standards of a lot of designers.

Ep 097: Burnout

Life of an Architect

The architectural profession seems to unnecessarily romanticize the amount of work it takes to do our job so it was only a matter of time before we discussed "Burnout" in today's post and episode 97 of the Life of an Architect podcast. The post Ep 097: Burnout first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Tips for Choosing a Concrete Grinder

Onfloor Technology

Updated April 27, 2022. Concrete Restoration Construction Tips Concrete Floor Grinder

Take Advantage of Hexagon Cement Tiles in Your Own Design

The Cement Tile

Hexagon cement tile has taken over the design scene with its rising popularity. The iconic geometric shape is outstanding for kitchen floors, backsplashes, entryways, and outdoor areas. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, these tiles give your space a unique sense of style.

New Induction Cooking Technologies

JG Kitchens

In honor of Earth Day last Friday and with new building codes being passed around the country to phase out the use of natural gas in homes, it seemed like a good time to revisit induction cooking. Here's the latest!

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External Covering of Invertebrates May Help Create Damage Tolerant Materials for Future Building and Construction

The A to Z of Building

At Monash University, scientists have come up with a new design motif that has been derived from the stiff external covering of invertebrates that might help in making more damage tolerant materials

A new, light and bright kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

The kitchen is, for many families and households, the heart of the home. In many dwellings the kitchen doubles as a dining space. That means it's not only the area where you prepare meals, but it's also the area where you entertain, catch up with family, and entertain.

Ep 098: Architecture Presentations

Life of an Architect

Being an architect for some people means standing up in front of a bunch of people and talking about your architectural decisions. If you are a student, you definitely will be architecture presentations so you might as well learn some tips that will make those moments wildly more successful.

Stamped Concrete: The Definitive Guide

Onfloor Technology

Updated April 15, 2022. Floor Restoration Concrete Restoration

New Appliance Trends Highlight Wellness Features

JG Kitchens

Here are the latest trends in wellness design-enhancing appliances. These ideas will definitely inform my next home! I hope they inform your appliance purchases too. I conferred with three experts, who will also be guests this afternoon in my next Clubhouse WELLNESS WEDNESDAY conversation.

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New Discovery in Animal Exoskeletons Leads to Advances in Designing Construction Materials

The A to Z of Building

Researchers from Monash University have discovered a new design motif derived from the rigid external covering of invertebrates that may help create more damage tolerant materials for future building

Strongwell Chairman Celebrates 50 Years of Company Leadership

The A to Z of Building

Strongwell (USA) announces John Tickle, Strongwell’s Chairman of the Board, celebrates 50 years with the company. The positive impact of his leadership at Strongwell, and his involvement in the

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Out of Touch?

Life of an Architect

So this past week the architectural internet has been abuzz with commentary and reactions to a recent roundtable discussion that happened at an architectural academic institution. It made me wonder "Am I out of Touch?"

3 Effective Techniques To Update Your Kitchen Style

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Sidekix Media on Unsplash Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms of your home. It’s not just the place where food is prepared. In most cases, it is also the spot where the family meet, passing each other as they go about their day.