April, 2020

From Indoors to Outdoors: Examining the use of Ceramic Tile Outside of the Home

Tile of Spain USA

First impressions are everything and the outer appearance of a home has a lot to tell. Exterior living spaces like terraces, balconies, patios, pool areas and more, are just as important in the world of design as interior spaces.

Our Tour of the Colorado Stone Quarries

As The Tile Turns

Inspiration is all around us in the beautiful state of Colorado. At Decorative Materials, we are committed to finding the state's most impressive design elements at work. Recently, we had the opportunity to check out a famed quarry in Marble, Colorado.

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A Message to Our Clients

Granada Tile

We at Granada Tile really hope you and your loved ones are well! If your projects are moving forward, we can help. We are open for business during this crisis. We have tiles in stock in California and New Jersey. The factory is open making custom tiles and replenishing tiles in stock.

Five Facets Of Wellness Design Enhance Homes During Quarantine

JG Kitchens

How are you doing? These are extremely trying times. I hope you and your family are safe and well. I wrote this article to share some things you do while sheltering at home to make your living space function better for you during your quarantine.

Week of April 20, 2020 – Earth Day

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Earth is our home, and as designers keeping our home in peak condition is near and dear to our hearts.

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An ethos of quality fuelled by colour

Diary of a Tile Addict

Joyful by Tonalite. In 2010 Tonalite – an Italian floor and wall tile manufacturer founded in 1974 at S. Agata Bolognese – came under the control of the Pagani family.

The Spanish Tile Industry Returns to Normal Productive Activity

Tile of Spain USA

Since Friday April10, 2020, the Spanish ceramic tile industry is gradually resuming work after stopping their production activity, following the restrictions set by the Spanish Government to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

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Creating Healthy Spaces Through Interior Design

Garden State Tile Blog

It’s no secret that healthy design can affect human wellness and behavior at all scales. From office buildings, to restaurants, and even in the home, the CDC has long proclaimed that good design has a direct correlation to physical health.

Checking In During COVID-19 Pandemic

JG Kitchens

How are you holding up? This is a particularly stressful time for all of us, and many of our usual outlets are not available when we need them most.

Week of April 6, 2020 – Tartan Day

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. At its core, the United States can be defined by its blend of diverse cultures and attitudes. It is these cultures and attitudes that have allowed us to innovate and progress under one flag, while giving us the ability to appreciate our familial roots.

"When Can You Use Your New Shower?

How to Floor Tile

When can you use your new shower after completion? Answer, After the Epoxy Grout and Caulk is dry-expect 72 hours for epoxy grout. Give a fresh caulk at the very least 48 hours or more to dry. This is because it needs to set properly.

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Tile of Spain Remains Active in Sales and Service Network to Customers

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL April 2019 – Despite the exceptional situation caused by COVID-19 and the restrictions set in Spain, the Spanish ceramic tile manufacturers will continue to meet their customers’ needs and international orders dispatch times.

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Color Forecast for 2020

As The Tile Turns

Every year, Sherwin-Williams leads the way in design innovation by bringing the most inspiring color concepts to life. For 2020, the company's Colormix® forecast brings 45 of the most promising colors to the forefront. Tile Trends

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The authentic magic of raku

Diary of a Tile Addict

The surface of the FS Raku range by Peronda. Maintaining effective communications with customers across the world is currently a huge challenge for every tile manufacturer.

Home Bar Tips That Bring The Entertainment To You

Garden State Tile Blog

Staying home just got a lot more fun! Whether you’re looking to install a wet bar, have the room to accommodate a full bar, or simply want to up your bar cart game, it’s easy to transform your space at home into your new favorite entertainment destination.

Playlist of the Week – Earth Day

Architectural Ceramics

Week of April 20, 2020. With the runaround of daily life, it can be easy to forget how fortunate we are to call Earth our home.

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11 Luxury Home Ideas with Enchanting Swimming Pools

Trendir Magazine

Whether you want to own a home with a pool or you’re in the process of designing your own, it is always a great idea to look for inspiration. While luxury homes tend to always have a magical view, your home can easily have the same aesthetic without much complication or elements to incorporate.


Tile of Spain USA

Coverings , the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, honors two projects featuring Tile of Spain products at this year’s annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards.

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All about laminate flooring: Understanding your options

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Laminate flooring buying guide. Laminate flooring has come a long way in recent years. Rather than just a cheaper alternative to natural wood or stone flooring, laminate flooring is available in a spectrum of styles to offer a beautiful and durable complement to any decor.

Reactive glazes and urban nuances

Diary of a Tile Addict

Geo Temporale by Porto Ferriera. With Coverings cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic, and face-to-face meetings now out of the question, Diary of a Tile Addict has been opened up to selected tile manufacturers to keep the flow of tile information flowing world-wide.

8 Colorful Ways to Spruce Up Your Kitchen

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

There’s nothing bad about neutral kitchens with white subway tile and stainless-steel appliances – those styles are classics. But to be honest, these days people are looking for more color in their kitchens.

Playlist of the Week – Space and Astronomy

Architectural Ceramics

Week of April 27, 2020. Norman Vincent Peale, a 20th century minister and best-selling author, was a champion of progress through the power of positivity. He is credited with popularizing the concept of positive thinking and is widely recognized as the first to say “shoot for the moon.

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Tips and Tricks For The Perfect Pet Friendly Interior Design

Trendir Magazine

Pets- smaller creatures that come on this earth to show us, unconditional love, while eating away at our furniture or shedding all over it.

Tile of Spain Announces Upcoming Schedule of Digital Events Showcasing Spanish Ceramic Tile and Design

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL – April 2020 – Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), announces a number of upcoming digital opportunities showcasing the trends and innovations from Spanish ceramic manufacturers.

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3D shaped technology makes its debut with The Stanza Porcelain Collection

Garden State Tile Blog

Cutting-Edge 3D shaped technology makes its debut with The Stanza Porcelain Collection from Garden State Tile! This new marble-look collection surpasses traditional porcelains with cutting-edge technology that creates realistic veins, grooves, and reliefs that can be both seen and felt.

Reader’s poll names Kiano as tile product of the year

Diary of a Tile Addict

Kiano by Agrob Buchtal. With Coverings cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic, Diary of a Tile Addict has been opened up to select tile manufacturers to keep tile information flowing world-wide.

What Makes our Dimensional Tile Glazes Unique?


ModCraft tile style Hudson in “Lobster” glaze…Part of the individuality of our ceramic tiles comes from the glaze variation that occurs from hand spraying and firing our dimensional wall tile in small batches. We welcome the changes in effects, tone, and color this produces.

Playlist of the Week – Easter

Architectural Ceramics

Week of April 13, 2020. The Easter season coincides with Spring blossoms, the return of animals from hibernation and the transition into warmer months.

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Alluring Apartment Kitchens That Instantly Take Your Breath Away

Trendir Magazine

Living in an apartment might seem a bit daunting due to not being able to decorate as you would like. Let’s face it, not all apartment places allow you to remodel frequently, plus why would you want to? The space isn’t exactly yours.

Sneak Peek of Classics Tide, New Contemporary Tile Series by Mosa

Rubble Tile

First, we’d like to remind everyone that the Rubble Tile Team is here to support our customers and their projects by shipping products, answering emails & phone calls on specifications, providing quotes, assisting with design, arranging off-site or virtual consultations, and delivering samples. Let us.

2020 Xiamen Stone Fair Moves to October

Stone Update

World’s largest hard-surface event will also have online platform in June; 2021 show to be later. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Natural neutrality: Kron by Museum

Diary of a Tile Addict

Kron in the charcoal option by Meseum. With Coverings cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic, we have decided to open up Diary of a Tile Addict to select tile manufacturers to keep the latest tile news flowing world-wide.

The Hexa Collections Expands with 7 New Additions

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile is excited to introduce 7 new additions to the Hexa Collection ! The highly popular line of Porcelain Mosaics offers 10 contemporary colors in trendy 1.75″x1.5″ ″ hexagon chips mounted on 12″x12″ sheets.

Week of April 13, 2020 – Easter

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Easter and Spring are celebrations of rebirth. Since ancient times, we have celebrated the coming of Spring with feasts much like the Easter Traditions of today.

Eccentric Modern Garden Inspiration – 10 Beautiful Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Here we are, it’s the second week of April, it’s time to start thinking of our outdoor space. Granted, many of us, are stuck at home praying and wishing things get better so we can fully embrace the warmer weather.

Cintec North America Announces Anchoring in Terra-Cotta Clay Speed Tile at Frederick Douglass Academy VI, Queens, New York

The A to Z of Building

The Property Frederick Douglass Academy VI (also known as FDA), is a co-educational public school for grades 6-12 located in Queens, New York City. In 1991, Dr. Lorraine Monroe founded the Frederick

Engineered-Stone Tables Donated for Covid-19 Fight

Stone Update

TREND Group/RockSolid Granit offer anti-microbial surfaces for south Florida medical sites. Featured Company Insider News