April, 2020

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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. But how do we plan for these spaces and ensure that their benefits will last the test of time? Garden State Tile explores 6 lasting solutions for designing healthy spaces. Photography by LS3P. Select Finishes That Are Free from VOCs, Plastics, and Formaldehyde.

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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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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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.

"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. Using the shower too soon will weaken and in many cases destroy the surface of the grout and or caulk. Today, all or most of us use epoxy grout that is more robust, easier to keep clean, is more water resistant and overall a much better medium between tiles.

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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. Garden State Tile shares 5 home bar tips that’ll help bring the good times to you. Design by Anthony Carrino. Personalize and Accessorize Your Home Bar.

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. Ceramic tiles allow us to bring the beauty of interior design and personal style to outdoor spaces. Durable, sustainable, waterproof and slip resistant, ceramic is the material of choice to adorn surfaces outside.

Our Tour of the Colorado Stone Quarries

Decorative Materials

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. Tours are rare these days, so we feel extremely fortunate to have been granted access by current owner and operator Colorado Stone Quarries, Inc and Artistic Tile. Tile Trends

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.

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.

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. Here are a few luxury homes with fascinating pool areas. Ca l’amo House / Marià Castelló Martínez Designed by fascinating architect, Maria Castello Martinez the Ca l’amo House is a modern enthusiast dream.

A Message to Our Clients

The Cement 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. Our transportation partners are still delivering. Our staff is available to respond to your calls and emails. We have all been through terrible anxiety, sadness and dread, but somehow we keep going.

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.

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. Thankfully, Earth Day’s annual celebration serves as a reminder that we all need to do our part in protecting our ecosystems and continue working towards a more sustainable future. Whether Easter celebrations are a part of your plans or not, check out our Easter Playlist for some feel good hits. Listen on Spotify.

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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. With strong hand-made roots, allied to great attention to modern methods of production, the Pagani brothers have not changed the main characteristics of this family-run company, but have improved aspects such as planning, technology, and marketing. Tonalite’s ethos is that quality is essential and that passion creates ideas.

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.

Robyn Scott Interiors: Exemplifying Artitexture With a Holistic Approach to Design

Decorative Materials

Contemporary design abounds throughout the Aspen area. The most impressive looks spotlight the region's natural beauty while also granting spaces an open, welcoming feel. These qualities are immediately evident in the gorgeous designs created by Robyn Scott Interiors.


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. The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in architecture, design and the installation of tile and stone, in both residential and commercial projects. A design panel of esteemed expert evaluated the projects on four categories: execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose.

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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. For kitchen design ideas and more, contact Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens online or call our team at 301-363-4064 today. To help you create the hue-infused kitchen space of your dreams, here are 8 colorful kitchen ideas: 1. Pops of Yellow.

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. Whether it’s incorporating sustainable porcelain tiles into your design or finding a use for reclaimed materials, there are lots of ways to honor our environment while creating a space. Join us in celebrating this year’s Earth Day by checking out some innovative projects that keep the Earth in mind through design. Design in Mind, Earth at Heart.

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Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

Diary of a Tile Addict

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

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.

Color Forecast for 2020

Decorative Materials

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

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. Each tile is different and unique, enhancing the dimensional nature of ModCraft tile. Each tile is a work of art, and together they create your masterpiece.

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.

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. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” This Astronomy Day take a page from Peale’s book and remind yourself to stay positive!

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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. Country-wide lockdowns, and severe travel restrictions, have been exacerbated by the cancellation of Coverings , and other major trade exhibitions. FS Raku by Peronda.

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. While it’s a relatively small price to pay for having unconditional love perfectly paired with slobber, creating a space for your pet that will work with your personality, the square footage you have, and make your pet feel at home can be a bit challenging.

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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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. Featuring high-level Italian porcelain technology, the newly added Rusty Red and Yellow Corn colors offer a brightly colored design solution not typically found in porcelain selections.

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