March, 2024

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Tile of Spain Companies Celebrate Ceramic Excellence at the 40th Anniversary of CEVISAMA

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain manufacturers returned to Valencia, Spain last month for the landmark 40 th edition of CEVISAMA , the International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings. This year’s fair was held from February 26 – March 1, 2024 at Feria Valencia, located in Valencia’s center city. Photo Courtesy of Marcos Soria, Feria Valencia STATE OF THE INDUSTRY During Tile of Spain’s annual Press Conference, held on the second day of the exhibition, Vicente Nomdedeu, President of The Spanish

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Wildly Chic: Incorporating Animals in Design

As The Tile Turns

Unleash the wild side of interior design with a touch of elegance by incorporating animals into your next project. Discover the allure of integrating animal-inspired elements into your space and explore tile and stone options that can help bring this captivating motif to life. Let the essence of the wild elevate your interior design to new heights, utilizing the symbolism and motifs to create spaces that are both elegant and fiercely unique.

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Coverings 2024 and Earth Day activities

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Coverings, North America’s largest and preeminent international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has released a curated selection of sustainability-centric show activities to commemorate Earth Day, April 22, and celebrate the first day of Coverings 2024, taking place April 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), here. Earth Day activations and eco-focused programming at Coverings 2024 aims to unite thousands of industry professionals from around the world to collectiv

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From Bullnose to Metal Transition Profiles: CTI Hands-On Test Evolves

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation

CTEF has evolved the Certified Tile Installer (CTI ) hands-on test with a transition from bullnose to metal transition profiles. In this article, I'll share perspective on the change as, by now, you may have seen and heard about it.

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Sustainable Flooring 101 Guide

Why Tile

Sustainability is a leading priority in today’s building design. Understanding the sustainability features of different building materials helps architects, specifiers, and designers choose the best materials for a project. Recognizing these “green” advantages for flooring requires looking at what a flooring is made of, how it is manufactured, its expected useful life, and how it… The post Sustainable Flooring 101 Guide appeared first on Why Tile.

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Atlas Concorde receives the Export Capital award for the second consecutive year

Ceramics of Italy

Last February, Atlas Concorde received the Export Capital award for the second consecutive year and was recognised as the top company in the Export Excellence category for the ceramics and marble sector. The award recognises Italian companies’ international sales achievements and their ability to enhance the global standing of Italian industry based on official statistics from the Italian Customs and Monopolies A gency.

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Ceramics Conquest: The 2024 “Passport to Creativity” Tour 

Tile of Spain USA

On the 12 th edition of the annual “Passport to Creativity” tour, Tile of Spain USA warmly welcomed a talented cohort of architects, interior designers and journalists to Valencia, Spain, for an immersive dive into the world of Spanish ceramics. Throughout the week-long trip, our guests not only engrossed themselves in Spanish tile from a design perspective but also from a historic and fabrication viewpoint as well.

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Underlayment: Padding products tout form and function

Floor Covering News

Underlayment is a crucial part of the flooring installation process. Its benefits include sound absorption, moisture protection, substrate leveling and more. Choosing the right underlayment for your needs is key as many are designed with specific purposes in mind. Following are the latest in underlayments and how they each shine. TAMING LVT Vinyl Trends: Eternity LVT SG For vinyl plank floors that click together, Vinyl Trends recommends Eternity LVT SG.

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From the Underground

Diary of a Tile Addict

Using two waste materials created in plentiful numbers during the creation and operation of London’s Underground system – London clay and dust rich in iron oxide – designer Jeffrey Miller has performed alchemical genius by combining the two to create a unique set of tiles. Photo credit: Sarel Jansen London clay – the material most of the city is built on top of and the Underground system is built within – is not usually an ideal product to form ceramics from (due to

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2024 Tile Trends: Set in Stone

Why Tile

Stone look ceramic tile trends draw inspiration from the magnificent beauty of the earth’s geological past. Masterpieces of nature like limestone, bluestone, and slate are represented with such precision in characteristics like veining, coal lines, and visible fossils. Stone looks have secured a spot in our trend discussions before and we’re expecting a strong resurgence… The post 2024 Tile Trends: Set in Stone appeared first on Why Tile.

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Elevate Your Space with the Sherbet Brick Collection at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

In the realm of renovation and design, the power of well-chosen materials can transform a simple space into a stunning statement of elegance and style. For those looking for the perfect blend of beauty and versatility, the Sherbet Brick collection from Original Style stands out. The post Elevate Your Space with the Sherbet Brick Collection at Rubble Tile first appeared on Rubble Tile.

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Samples and Free Design Consultation

Realstone

Realstone Systems wants to help the project of your dreams come to life. We offer natural stone veneer samples, natural stone tile samples and many other natural stone and porcelain product samples. Need help with your design? We offer a free design consultation with our staff interior designer in out Troy MI showroom or virtually by appointment. SAMPLES To order your samples, go to the PRODUCTS page and navigate to the product of your choice, then select ‘order a sample’ FREE DESIG

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New Cipa Gres plant for the production of spray-dried powder

Ceramics of Italy

Cipa Gres, a longstanding Italian producer of full-body porcelain tiles, has started up its new body preparation line designed and built entirely by Sacmi. In addition to the key technologies – including the mill, spray dryers and slip colouring tanks – the Imola-based group also supplied all the auxiliary equipment, including conveyor belts. The system serves to produce coloured porcelain in more than 40 different colours and is highly versatile, particularly the modular MMC138 mill which has a

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Mercury Mosaics strengthens team new leadership

Floor Covering News

Minneapolis, Minn.—Mercury Mosaics, the female-founded maker of sustainable, handcrafted ceramic tiles , has expanded its leadership team with the appointments of Sarah Lien as chief marketing officer, Emma Remer as product manager and Emily Awaijane as sales and business development director. “I am incredibly grateful for the value these women bring to the team and the fresh energy they have imbued into this dream,” said Mercury Mosaics founder, Mercedes Austin.

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Five phenomenal wallpaper/tile combos

Diary of a Tile Addict

Bathrooms are the best place to experiment with colour, pattern, and wacky design. Choices that would overpower a living space you spend a lot of time in can instead become a fun surprise for a fleeting trip to the toilet, adding joy to your everyday and a space to let your creativity run free. For a bit of inspo, here are some fabulous wallpaper/tile combos and what you need to get the look. 1) Abstract Impression This bathroom offers balance.

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2024 Tile Trends: Denim to Danube

Why Tile

For our next trend as we lead up to Coverings 2024, let’s get into some blues, a range encompassing denim to Danube (think the color of broken-in jeans, to the shade of blue streaming down the Danube). Blue tiles bring casual elegance to any interior design. They evoke a sense of familiarity and comfort. It’s… The post 2024 Tile Trends: Denim to Danube appeared first on Why Tile.

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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 sustainable and suitable for both residential and commercial spaces. The Core Collection underscores the timeless quality of Mosa products by bringing together three. The post Beloved Dutch Porcelain Tile Collections In Stock in the U.S.

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Free Samples and Shipping

Realstone

Realstone Systems wants to help the project of your dreams come to life. We offer free natural stone veneer samples, free natural stone tile samples and many other natural stone and porcelain product samples. We also offer free sample shipping for up to three products. Need help with your design? We offer a free design consultation with our staff interior designer in out Troy MI showroom or virtually by appointment.

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Landslide Risks Are Growing Nationwide — What To Know

JG Kitchens

I love the ocean. I love walking along its surf line, letting it wash over my bare feet. I love looking at the beautiful homes on the bluffs overlooking it and envying their views. But there's absolutely no way I'd buy one of them! The post Landslide Risks Are Growing Nationwide — What To Know comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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JiaShiYiBao becomes Unilin licensee

Floor Covering News

Waregem, Belgium—Unilin and Zhejiang Jiashiyibao Flooring Co. Ltd. (Jiashiyibao), a prominent player in the flooring industry, have entered into licensing agreements for four innovative technologies. The move enables the company to elevate its flooring collections with diverse design choices and enhanced functionality, addressing the varied tastes of consumers.

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Living Tiles

Diary of a Tile Addict

For floral fanatics and those that marvel at murals Original Style ‘s Living collection is one to explore. Seventeen unique patterns designed and printed in the heart of Devon offer up a fantasy of flowers and a few features to furnish you space with details and delights. Nine floral designs including wildflower gardenscapes and delicate silhouettes make up the statement wallpaper effects with varying shades found within each different pattern.

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2024 Tile Trends: Panels

Why Tile

Up next on our trends countdown to Coverings 2024 are gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs, often referred to as “porcelain panels.” or “porcelain slabs,” these extra-large format tiles have the ability to make a big statement in any space. Porcelain panels are offered in a vast range of designs — from giant gemstones, to concrete, to… The post 2024 Tile Trends: Panels appeared first on Why Tile.

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French Limestone: A Staple of Parisian Charm

As The Tile Turns

Romantic and sophisticated, Paris has long provided a wealth of inspiration. It’s a fashion mecca and an artistic powerhouse – and there’s no denying the beauty of the city’s iconic architecture. The Eiffel Tower attracts plenty of attention, but any casual stroll along cobblestone streets will reveal plenty of architectural wonders. The most beautiful buildings hold something significant in common: they’re clad in French limestone.

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Transforming Spaces with Faux Stone: Affordable Elegance

Realstone

Welcome to our exploration of faux stone (sometimes referred to as “ artificial stone ”) a remarkable material that’s revolutionizing the world of home and commercial design. With its perfect blend of beauty, durability, and versatility, faux stone offers an array of options for those looking to enhance their living spaces without compromising on style or breaking the bank.

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Making Our Homes Quieter – A Key To Wellness!

JG Kitchens

Noise was one of the factors that inspired me to leave my New York City hometown. Even though I lived on the 10th floor of my building, the constant honking and sirens was stress-inducing. In researching this topic, I learned that the effects of noise extend far beyond hearing loss to whole mind and body effects. The post Making Our Homes Quieter – A Key To Wellness!

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TISE 2024 exceeds expectations

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—The International Surface Event (TISE) , Informa Markets’ premier exhibition comprised of three world-class trade events, Surfaces, StonExpo and TileExpo, created a bustling sold-out expo hall with palpable energy. The show convened more than 21,000 registered professionals, influencers, designers and architects to experience nearly 700 global and domestic brands.

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Trend inspo: Flower Pop

Diary of a Tile Addict

At the end of last year I shared five funky flower power tiles to suit some seriously seventies styling and now that Flower Pop is definitely trending , here’s some interior inspo (and, as always, I’ve done my best to find the tiles to match). 1) Sunshine Daisy The tiles of this joyful retro bathroom in Joshua Tree were custom made for the project and I’ve not been able to find them anywhere BUT if you’re quick there are some incredibly similar Mexican Talavera tiles avai

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Creating New Options for Sustainable Construction

The A to Z of Building

The building industry today confronts a variety of issues. Natural sand is rapidly becoming a rare resource; humanity may run out of it by 2050. Carbon dioxide emissions are growing year after year, particularly from the production of cement or fired clay bricks.

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Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect

Life of an Architect

How good do you need to be at drawing if you want to become an architect? Or … How can I be an architect – I can’t draw? Is there an easy answer to these questions? Of course there is, but that doesn’t mean the getting is easy. The post Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect at Life of an Architect.

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Pearl Grey Ledgestone Natural Stone Veneer: A Guide to Its Best Uses

Realstone

Have you ever dreamt of adding a touch of timeless elegance and sophisticated charm to your home? Look no further than the captivating Pearl Grey Ledgestone natural stone veneer , offered by Realstone Systems , boasts a unique blend of cool grey and warm tones, captivating anyone who sets eyes on it. Whether you are envisioning a cozy stone fireplace that steals the show in your living room, a captivating indoor accent wall that adds drama to your entryway, or even commercial and residenti

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Induction Cooking Trend Heats Up

JG Kitchens

Whether you're equipping a luxury kitchen and want a 48" pro-style range, or remodeling a tiny condo kitchen, like a good friend of mine in Manhattan is planning to do, there are induction cooking options available to fit your space and needs. The post Induction Cooking Trend Heats Up comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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MSI builds its prowess as a design leader, brick by brick

Floor Covering News

MSI showcased its brick story, which includes Brickstone and BrickStaks, at TISE 2024. MSI, one of the largest suppliers of tile and natural stone in North America, is renowned for its on-trend approach to design. Recently, the company has taken that steadfast focus and applied it to create two solutions to support one timeless design trend: brick looks.

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Tacobout Trencadis

Diary of a Tile Addict

In the Roma district of Mexico City stunning examples of Art Deco architecture and design can be found all over. But for one tiny taco eatery the playful nature of the area is represented in an different and unusual way. A random stylised scattering of fractured ceramics wash across the floor and wall of rough and ready taqueria Los Alexis. The mass trencadis is paired with a bare industrial original ceiling and a vibrant green curved bar to match the green grout.

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Researchers Develop Highly Stable Self-Cleaning Paints

The A to Z of Building

Researchers from TU Wien and the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) have created unique titanium oxide nanoparticles that can be added to standard, commercially available wall paint to provide self-cleaning properties.

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Ep 146: Ask the Show Spring 2024

Life of an Architect

Tracking productivity, Bucket list vacation, Leadership styles, and Learning how to Draw Details. We answer these questions and more today on Ep 146: Ask the Show Spring 2024 The post Ep 146: Ask the Show Spring 2024 first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 146: Ask the Show Spring 2024 at Life of an Architect. Tracking productivity, Bucket list vacation, Leadership styles, and Learning how to Draw Details.

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9 Ways to Seamlessly Transform Your Garage Floor with Concrete

Onfloor Technology

Although the garage is often seen as a utilitarian space, its concrete floor can be a canvas for creative homemaking and personal expression. When you think of creating a new garage floor, concrete might not be the first material that comes to mind. yet, concrete floors are not only durable but also have a sleek, modern aesthetic that can elevate the look of your garage.

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How And Why To Add Resilience With A Residential Microgrid

JG Kitchens

I've been hearing for the past couple of years about "microgrids" and wanted to share this information with my readers. It could make you safer and more resilient in the event of a power-disrupting emergency. The post How And Why To Add Resilience With A Residential Microgrid comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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