March, 2020

Trends in Ceramic Surfaces

Tile of Spain USA

This season’s ceramic tiles are focused on conveying a warm feeling that awaken your senses. The use of color and matte finishes, along with the varying ceramic wall tile reliefs and micro reliefs will set the stage for comfort and well-being. Bestile, Eunoia.

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Nostalgic Flashback: Psychedelic Ceramics

As The Tile Turns

In the world of interior design, old trends inevitably resurface. No matter how outdated they seem, it's only a matter of time before they somehow creep back, regardless of how 'out' they previously seemed.

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High-Quality Outdoor Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are an outstanding option for your outdoor renovation, design, or new construction project. They are solid, long-lasting, low-maintenance, and they look beautiful.

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Why You Might Want a Leak Detector (And Six Plumber Tips for Choosing One)

JG Kitchens

The floor didn’t look quite right. I spotted some warping that hadn’t been there before. I didn’t notice it at first, since it’s in a hallway that leads to a half bathroom, in front of the laundry closet.

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How To Clean Your Tile & Grout: The Simple Guide

Garden State Tile Blog

Hard surfaces such as ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and glass tile are some of the most durable and easy to maintain options for floors, walls, and backsplashes. And, with just a little routine cleaning, you can keep them looking like new for years to come.

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The Mosaic Tile House

Diary of a Tile Addict

We’ve explored the wonderfully vibrant streets of Fusterlandia , Isaiah Zagar’s visionary Magic Gardens of South Philadelphia, and, of course, Barcelona’s famous Park Güell, but still the Tile Addict doesn’t tire from spaces decked out in the most fantastical of mosaics.

An Ode to Ceramic Floors

Tile of Spain USA

Serving as the foundation of a room, floors have a significant impact on the aesthetic and personality of a space.

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How to Properly Clean Concrete Tiles

Granada Tile

Cement or concrete tiles are a great addition to any indoor or outdoor design scheme. They are hand-poured — with their unique, colorful, and detailed patterns poured in as well — to resist fading over time. They are low maintenance, but they do require some upkeep, as with any kind of tile.

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Playlist of the Week – International Women’s Day

Architectural Ceramics

Week of March 9th, 2020. International Women’s Day is a celebration of all the progress society has made in becoming a more equitable place for women. It is also a reminder to continue working toward the elimination of all forms of discrimination around the world.

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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.

Coverings 2020 Cancelled

Stone Update

Next edition of tile-and-stone event will be in 2021. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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The Museum of Arts and Design Brings a New Perspective to New York City’s Skyline

Tile of Spain USA

Rising between the neighboring skyscrapers of New York City’s bustling Midtown Manhattan sits the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) a remarkably designed building that stands out among the city’s illustrious skyline.

What’s New in Tile for 2020

As The Tile Turns

A new decade has arrived — and with it, the desire for a fresh start. We're not just talking typical resolutions, however. Stylistic changes have the power to make us feel more confident than ever as we take on the 2020s. Tile Trends

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5 Things You Should Ask Your Tile Manufacturer

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are popular in just about all aspects of home renovation and even commercial and industrial design for good reason. They are sturdy and great looking, lasting for decades with proper care and maintenance.

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Week of March 23, 2020 – Spring Cleaning

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. It’s the time of the year to dust off your shelves, bring out the Spring décor and store your cold weather apparel until the next winter season.

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Subway Tile Patterns For Creative Installations

Garden State Tile Blog

Subway tile has long been a fan favorite in homes and businesses for its ease of maintenance, hygienic properties, and timeless look.

Stone Events Off in Turkey, Germany, Canada

Stone Update

Covid-19 concerns also may affect Italian tile, stone industries. Featured Latest News

Chic, trendy Kitchen island upgrades that instantly refresh the room

Trendir Magazine

Due to everything that is happening in the world, most of us seem to be having to step back and remain home as much as possible. With that being said, due to many of us being quarantined, there seems to be an itch in the air to redecorate.

COLOR STUDY: The Year for Blue Hues


Following Sherwin-Williams’ announcement of its 2020 Color of the Year, a bold navy blue called Naval, Pantone named Classic Blue as it’s Color of the Year for 2020. It’s no surprise that these blue shades were selected as colors of the year.

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When to Hire a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Service

Fabric and Tile Masters

Tile and grout look absolutely stunning when they first go in but over time can develop dark stains as receptors for mold spores, mildew, and grime. If you Google ‘best way to clean tile and grout’ you are hit with thousands of web pages and videos offering unique and home made solutions.

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Week of March 9, 2020 – International Women’s Day

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Women’s History Month! Architectural Ceramics had the privilege of being certified as a national Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Flamboyant Flowerburst

Diary of a Tile Addict

A new, colourful celebration of life has been created at the maternity centre in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Coverings 2020 Still on Track

Stone Update

New Orleans tile, stone event will occur as planned in April. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Powder Room Decorating Ideas That Are Anything But Boring

Trendir Magazine

Having a powder room or a guest bathroom that is smaller in square footage can be a bit intimidating due to not knowing what should go in the area without being minimal or boring. The good news is there are multiple different ways to decorate a smaller space that’s never boring or dull.

Rubble Tile Now Represents Mosa Tile in the Dakotas

Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile is pleased to announce our expanding partnership with Dutch tile manufacturer, Mosa.

6 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home in 2020

Kitchen and Residential Design

Your home is likely the most valuable asset in your possession. It’s where you eat, sleep, relax, and spend quality time with loved ones.

Playlist of the Week – Office and Colleges

Architectural Ceramics

Week of March 2nd, 2020. Sometimes it’s easy to feel as if your work just keeps piling up. Remember to utilize your coping skills when this happens, and in the end, you will get through it.

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Clad Green in China

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramics have been used to blend the old with the new in Yangqing, China. Settled amongst the traditional homes the Intertwine House takes the form of its neighbouring properties, matching them in pitch and size, but offering a bold, modern style. Photo credit: Yumeng Zhu.

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Industry Groups Delay Spring Events

Stone Update

Natural Stone Institute, International Surface Fabricators Association, Stone Fabricators Alliance respond to Covid-19. Featured Association Beat News

Modern rustic decor with an enchanting twist

Trendir Magazine

Rustic décor is all about being effortless, chic, and embracing the room’s natural aesthetic. It’s all about going simple and minimal with little to no effort. To bring in a unique, rustic approach and keep it that way, consider working with modern bits.

Is The Daylight Savings Time Change Kicking Your Butt This Week?

JG Kitchens

I always feel more tired the week after the clocks spring forward for Daylight Savings Time, but I love the extra hour of daylight. Fortunately for me, I don’t have to get on the road fatigued every day for work, and I can adjust my wakeup time to accommodate the time change.

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10 Inspiring Work-from-Home Office Setups

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, most companies are shifting to remote work. As a result, plenty of people are reconfiguing their spaces and scrounging for the tools to effectively work from their homes. We reached out to our coworkers for some work-from-home inspiration.

Playlist of the Week – Landscaping

Architectural Ceramics

Week of March 16th, 2020. Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your backyard or garden. That might seem daunting, but landscaping doesn’t have to feel like an endless chore. You just need to think a little outside the box and your front and backyard can turn into a true extension of your home!

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Cevisama Curiosities VI

Diary of a Tile Addict

Our last collection of curiosities are some of our favourite finds from the show. We’ve been waiting to share these eye-catching geometric reliefs, intricate mix-and-match, and fantastical displays for a month. First up is Nexo ‘s Decorative Mix.

2020 Stone of the Year: Tesoro Bianco

Stone Update

The Natural Stone Institute salutes Brazilian marble. Featured Association Beat News

The Best Boutique Hotel in Atlanta, The Burgess

The Ace of Space

Atlanta is known for its bustling nightlife, unique neighborhoods, and world-class dining. In the shadow of the world’s largest airport, the city is more than just a layover, it’s a destination.

Mayo Clinic Doctor Suggests Four Wellness Design Ideas For Arthritis Sufferers

JG Kitchens

I was recently diagnosed with arthritis in my feet. They started to hurt when I hit the hills around my neighborhood for some cardio training.