December, 2020

Ceramics Supporting the New Reality: Healthcare Sector Architecture

Tile of Spain USA

We have learned to change our habits and, similarly, we need to adopt behaviors that involve as little contact between people as possible to deliver the highest levels of hygiene in both our public and private spaces.

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The Benefits of Hands-Free Products

JG Kitchens

If your household has members besides yourself, (particularly members who work outside the home or are attending in-person classes), my latest article for Design Milk on adding hands-free features like faucets and light fixtures can be helpful in keeping everyone healthier this cold and flu season.

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Playlist of the Week – Best of 2020

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 4th, 2021. As we enter the New Year with eager eyes and hope for anything but a repeat of 2020, it’s important to count our blessings and remember why we do the things we do every day. What motivates you?

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Know Your Cement Based Tile Adhesives

The London Tile Co.

What Are The Differences Between Cement Based Tile Adhesives? There are many different types of tile adhesive available today, each for a different purpose and application.

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Tiles Help Restore Coral Reefs

Why Tile

You may know that ceramic tile can be used just about anywhere inside and outside your home or business, but even we were surprised to learn that tiles are now flourishing on the seafloor as a solution for coral restoration.

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Enjoy Your Outdoor Space All Year Long with this Backyard Remodel ‘How-To’

Cement Style

Our backyard has become an extension of our home living routine and we’re spending more time living and entertaining on our decks and patios. As we head into the colder weather months, interest is increasing in extending outdoor living because it is a safer option.

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Designing with Spanish Tile: 5 Keys to Adding Ceramic Motifs to THe Home

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic walls and floors have the ability to define the personality of each room in the home.

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Week of December 28th, 2020 – Top 5 of the Year

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Year. As we count down the final days of 2020, a year that was certainly one for the history books, let’s take a moment to go back through the year via our top 5 design posts, and highlight some of our favorites from the last 12 months!

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Unveiling New Products, COVID-style

Stone Update

LG Hausys introduces new Viatera® colors in sessions CDC-recommended safety measures in place. Featured Company Insider News

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#ihavethisthingwithterrazzo – GIO Answers the Terrazzo Trend

Giotile

In 2017, when Pinterest searches for terrazzo increased 316 percent, Pinterest suggested the Italian flooring option would be a major trend in 2018. Indeed, the prediction was spot-on, with authentic terrazzo flooring making a big come-back to become one of the hottest flooring trends of the year.

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Deck Your Walls With Cement Tiles this Holiday Season

The Cement Tile

The holiday season is upon us once again! That means colder weather, bright colors, candles, and festivities all year long. If you’re thinking about a holiday redecoration or redesign, it’s hard to beat cement tiles.

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Tile of Spain Announces Winners of 2020 Edition of the Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the association representing over 125 Spanish tile manufacturers, announces the winners of the 19th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

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Adding Wellness Design Potential to a Poker Room

JG Kitchens

I decided to pen a piece I thought might be interesting to both of our audiences -- on how to make a poker room more wellness design-friendly. Here it is, with insights from the designer of the Bellagio's poker room, one of the highest-rated on the Vegas strip!

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Playlist of the Week – Feel Good Music/Cozy Time Vibes

Architectural Ceramics

As we count our blessings shortly after a nice holiday, and prepare for 2021 and it’s promises of “not being as bad as 2020”, take a moment to reflect on what helped you get through the year.

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Pantone’s 2021 Color(s) of the Year

Garden State Tile Blog

Color is a powerful tool in the world of design. Its influence on human emotion has been long studied, proving that color is often affiliated with memories, people, places, culture, and life events – all which greatly impacts our moods.

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GIO’s Greatest Product Picks of the Year

Giotile

As we close this year, we decided to highlight our top 10 products of ’20! Most of these launched late in 2019 or 2020. As always, feel free to reach out for samples. We are still shipping to any address provided since many of you continue to work remotely.

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How to Detail a Snowman

Life of an Architect

It's hard to believe that the Christmas Holidays are upon us and I haven't shared with you my profound "How to Detail a Snowman" knowledge. mostly because I don't have any since I live in Texas.

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Enchanting Christmas Table Setting Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Seems like no holiday will ever the same this year and that includes Christmas. Many of us are accustomed to the idea of having a big dinner, filled with laughter, joy, kids running around, and lots of food.

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12 Gorgeous Fireplaces

Realstone

. . The post 12 Gorgeous Fireplaces appeared first on Realstone Systems. In the News Fireplaces

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Week of December 21st, 2020 – Cabins and Fireplace Design Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Celebrating the first day of winter, December 21 st , we thought it would be fitting to dive into some design inspirations revolving around cozy cabins and warm fireplaces.

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Easy Tile Coaster Crafts for DIYers

Why Tile

We love tile crafts, and one of the easiest and most fun tile crafts out there involves making coasters out of tile. Whether you’re creating tile coasters as a gift for a holiday or to use in your own home, you can’t go wrong with this simple tile craft project. Not sure where to start?…

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Architectural Design Trends to Watch Out for in 2021

The Cement Tile

2020 has been a challenging year for a lot of people, but with the coming new year, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. With everyone looking to the next stage as we come out of the pandemic, it’s time to check out what architectural trends the future will bring.

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My Favorite Architecture Books – 2020

Life of an Architect

I wanted to share with others the books I am buying, or the ones I own and enjoy since I so rarely write any blog posts about my favorite architectural books in my collection. The post My Favorite Architecture Books – 2020 first appeared on Life of an Architect.

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How To Decorate The Fireplace Mantel For Christmas

Trendir Magazine

Christmas- the happiest time of year! It’s the one holiday that calls for décor in every color of your home. Whether you are a festive one or maybe a little Grinch, this year has been a tough one for us all, so it only makes sense to go a little overboard with your décor.

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Tile of Spain Awards 2020

Diary of a Tile Addict

Tile of Spain have announced the winners of The Tile of Spain awards, a competition designed to promote and celebrate the creative use of Spanish ceramics in interior design and architecture.

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Playlist of the Week – Game On

Architectural Ceramics

Week of December 14th, 2020. This week we talked about interior design ideas for a game room. We’re following through with that theme with a mix of songs from games or just inspired by gaming. Pump up the game music this weekend and have some fun! Listen on Spotify.

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Researchers Develop High-Performance Sustainable Regenerated Isotropic Wood

The A to Z of Building

Plastic was invented in the late 19th century, and since then, it has transformed human lives. The advent of plastic paved the way to a robust, lightweight, and economical material, which

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Client Feature: Andrea Schumacher Interiors

Decorative Materials

There’s something truly magical about Andrea Schumacher’s ability to pair her clients' vision with her iconic style. This is always evident when her work, which consistently produces the industry’s most imaginative aesthetics.

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Architecture Design Trends to Watch Out for in 2021

The Cement Tile

Minimalism. Architect: Taryn Bones, Photographer: Joyelle West Photography, ALittleOffCenter – Olympic. Minimalism describes an architectural style that keeps things as straightforward and simple as possible, with a minimum of decor.

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Brookes New President of NTCA

Stone Update

Will head up tile contractors group for the next two years. Featured Association Beat News

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The Right Kitchen Island Dimensions: Width, Height & Depth

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Kitchen islands have become somewhat standard many homes. They are convenient and add aesthetic appeal to the space. These design highlights don’t work for every kitchen, however—some kitchens are simply too small for an island. So, what are the right kitchen island dimensions?

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Week of December 14th, 2020 – Game & Entertainment Rooms

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. December 20th brings us International Games Day, which actually has some rich history.

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Hope’s® One55™ Series Expanded to Include Doors and Operable Windows with Thermal Evolution™ Technology

The A to Z of Building

Hope’s Windows, Inc., the nation’s leading and most experienced manufacturer of custom-designed, solid hot-rolled steel and solid bronze window and door systems, announces the addition of

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Rubble Tile Showroom New Hours and COVID Update

Rubble Tile

One thing the pandemic has done is influenced how much time we spend at home. That also means many households and individuals are focusing their attention on their living spaces. There has been a marked uptick in home remodeling and home services in general in.

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How to Advertise Your HVAC Business

Kitchen and Residential Design

The HVAC system of a building is a very important part of the building. This is because it is the system in charge of its heating and cooling and you will agree that these two are important for anyone to survive. It is a critical system for everyday life and living.

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ISFA Selects Mast as New President

Stone Update

Industry group elects 2021 board of directors. Featured Association Beat News

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15 Kitchen Tips for the Holidays

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Thanksgiving through New Year’s is a holiday marathon traditionally marked by extra cooking and baking. Is your kitchen ready?

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