May, 2020

Enhance Your Home with Spanish Tile

Tile of Spain USA

As we continue to spend more time in our homes, many of us are taking the opportunity to work on home improvement projects that have been left undone. Whether you are undertaking a major remodel, or updating old floors, or simply changing the backsplash in your kitchen, every detail matters.

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10-Point Pandemic Kitchen Rating Guide

JG Kitchens

How are you holding up? It’s been a couple of months since so many aspects of our lives changed so suddenly and dramatically. Millions of Americans are working from home now, exercising at home, homeschooling their kids, and doing much more cooking and cleaning than they have in years.

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Week of May 11, 2020 – Graduation

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. With the stresses of academic work, the excitement of school sports, and the even the pressure to get involved, there are few occasions that invoke celebratory sentiments stronger than graduations.

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The Return to Rustic

As The Tile Turns

There's a lot to love about contemporary design. For years, people have gravitated towards the modern look of clean lines, neutral colors, and open space. The appeal of this aesthetic is understandable, but it can feel a bit sterile if done to excess.

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Top Home Bathroom Flooring Options

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Choosing the most suitable bathroom flooring can be daunting. You want your bathroom flooring to complement the rest of the home yet still withstand high moisture levels, humidity and heavy foot traffic.

Tile Inspiration from Around The World

Garden State Tile Blog

Ceramic tile encompasses thousands of years of history and extends to nearly every culture in the world. Its beauty and durability can be seen in our greatest historical buildings and most treasured cities, with some of the civilization’s earliest tile constructions still standing today.

Tile of Spain Announces the Launch of New Website for the U.S.

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the International ceramic tile brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, www.TileofSpainUSA.com.

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Playlist of the Week – Summer Concerts

Architectural Ceramics

Week of May 25, 2020. As many artists and musicians have had to cancel their live shows for the foreseeable future, the summer concert scene will look a bit different this year. That’s no reason not to rock out on your own from the comfort of your own backyard.

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Intense colours and bold decors

Diary of a Tile Addict

Porpora Cadi from the I-Sense range by Vallelunga & Co. Vallelunga & Co’s tile collections combine culture, innovation, and creativity.

Coverings Connected Reaches Out Online

Stone Update

Nearly 4,000 industry professionals tune in online for virtual tile and stone event. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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The Beauty of Brazilian Slate Meets The Durability of Porcelain

Garden State Tile Blog

New to Garden State Tile, the Ardosia Porcelain Collection features stunning graphics that are reminiscent of the elegance and simplicity of Brazilian slate, met with the durability of porcelain.

Case Study: One House, Four Ways of Living – An Analysis of the 4-in-1 House

Tile of Spain USA

Sitting above a quiet residential neighborhood, at the top of a leafy hill on in Guadalupe, Spain is a remarkably designed home built by Architect, Manuel Clavel. The stunning “4-in-1 House” offers its homeowners with a one-of-a-kind perspective from an architectural standpoint.

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A Look at GIO?s Latest and Greatest!

Giotile

In normal times, spring is the season for major trade shows that introduce to the design world the latest and greatest in flooring and surfacing solutions.

Playlist of the Week – Gardens & Patios

Architectural Ceramics

Week of May 18, 2020. With the unprecedented times it seems as if many homeowners are experiencing a renewed interest in DIY and home projects.

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Sound of Marbles

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramica Fioranese ‘s Sound of Marbles rethinks this classic material to celebrate nature and combine it with tradition and craftsmanship.

Coverings Connected Reaches Out Online

Stone Update

Nearly 4,000 industry professionals tune in online for virtual tile and stone event. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Stand Out Stone Looks – Made In The USA

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has introduced two new stand out stone look collections into our robust line of porcelain offerings made and stocked in the USA.

Asbestos testing kits --Do I need one?

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Tneil Abt on Unsplash It is no secret about the potential danger that could be lurking in your home. Asbestos is, luckily, no longer used in construction. However, many people wrongly assume that when those regulations changed, they no longer had to worry about asbestos.

New Ways to Improve Ceramic Materials' 'Mortar'

The A to Z of Building

When most people think of ceramics, they might envision their favorite mug or a flowerpot. But modern technology is full of advanced ceramics, from silicon solar panels to ceramic superconductors and

Week of May 25, 2020 – Concert Series

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we approach June, its hard not to reflect on the artistic excitement that usually follows suit.

Vintage Vibes from Flaviker

Diary of a Tile Addict

Over the next two months we will be continuing with our covering of Coverings due to its cancellation, maintaining the flow of tile information going world-wide. Flaviker is the latest to join us, sharing their RE-TOUR collection that was set to be showcased at the New Orleans show. RE-TOUR Fog.

Radio Stone Update -- May 27, 2020

Stone Update

Online Xiamen show, new CEO for Pearlman, pro-active Covid-19 industry response. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Contemporary Colors and Distinctive Sizes, Introducing The Grace Collection

Garden State Tile Blog

Subway tile gets a modern makeover with the Grace Collection from Garden State Tile. Available in a unique 2″x10″ size and 10 colors, the wavy finish of this collection adds both style and texture to walls and backsplashes. Browse the collection today: [link].

A Look at GIO?s Latest and Greatest!

Giotile

In normal times, spring is the season for major trade shows that introduce to the design world the latest and greatest in flooring and surfacing solutions.

Your New-and-Improved Home Essentials Checklist

Kitchen and Residential Design

Now that most people have been spending a lot more time at home due to COVID-19 , there are probably a few things you’ve noticed in your house that you’d love to improve.

Playlist of the Week – Graduation

Architectural Ceramics

Week of May 11, 2020. As summer draws closer, many of students are submitting their final assignments, saying goodbye to friends, and preparing for the summer holiday that awaits.

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Iberian Inspired Limestone

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ceramiche Refin ‘s strong response during these times of uncertainty, with attempts at being “virtually nearer” to their customers, means they have been on the ball when it comes to digitally presenting what would otherwise have been their stand at this year’s Coverings.

Radio Stone Update -- May 20, 2020

Stone Update

A review of the proposed tariffs on quartz slabs from India and Turkey, plus news on U.S.-made made porcelain slab and an online Coverings trade event. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Case Study: Parker’s Kitchen Store 79

Garden State Tile Blog

PROJECT TYPE. LOCATION. COMPANY. Convenience Store. Charleston, SC. The Parker Companies. PROJECT OVERVIEW. In April 2020, The Parker Company officially expanded its award-winning chain of convenience stores and gas stations into Charleston proper with the opening of Store 79 on Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

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CEDIT Policroma won the Red Dot Award

Ceramics of Italy

CEDIT – Ceramiche d’Italia collection, “ Policroma ” , won the Red Dot Award 2020 , a prestigious international prize awarded once every year to the most interesting and original design products. A jury of internationally renowned experts selected the collection among over 6,500 products from 60 different countries.

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Asbestos testing kits-Do I need one?

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Tneil Abt on Unsplash It is no secret about the potential danger that could be lurking in your home. Asbestos is, luckily, no longer used in construction. However, many people wrongly assume that when those regulations changed, they no longer had to worry about asbestos.

Week of May 18, 2020 – Gardens & Patios

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Though the nationwide shelter in place mandates haven’t been easy on anyone, one major highlight has been seeing more people getting outside and exercising in safe ways.

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Constructing Compositions with Regalo

Diary of a Tile Addict

Regalo is a collection with a concentration on composition. Designed by Lombardini 22 brand FUD for Appiani , these skinny format tiles take on texture and desaturated tones to create an enormously versatile ceramic collection.

Braxton-Bragg Continues Expansion in CNC Market

Stone Update

Adds associates with deep stone-industry roots, plus free shop-analysis program. Featured Company Insider News

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Feng Shui’s Potential Health Benefits

JG Kitchens

Feng shui has been around for thousands of years. It originated in China, but has enthusiasts throughout the world to this present day — including in the U.S.

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Bedroom Wallpaper ideas to Modernize your Bedroom

Trendir Magazine

Anyone and everyone who has ever tried and thought about changing their décor knows a good wallpaper can make a huge difference. Wallpapers are back on trend and we are loving every moment, you can make the room as intimate, and relaxing as possible while embracing the space.

This Bedroom Retreat Puts A Spin on Classic Charm

The Ace of Space

The bi-annual Furniture Market at High Point is a whirlwind of activity. A chance to rub elbows with the design elite at glitzy parties, and must attend showroom events.