December, 2020

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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GIO’s Greatest Product Picks of the Year


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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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#ihavethisthingwithterrazzo – GIO Answers the Terrazzo Trend


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.

Polycor Acquires North Carolina Granite

Stone Update

North America’s largest stone quarrier/supplier expands portfolio of natural-stone products. Featured Company Insider News

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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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.

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.

Week of December 7, 2020 – Bars

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. At the start of the pandemic in April, online sales of alcohol and delivery sales saw an increase of ~441% in sales – that’s a lot of cocktails!

Minnesota’s Newest Ceramic Tile, Habitat, is a Natural Choice for Any Project

Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile is thrilled announce the arrival of our newest ceramic tile collection, Habitat. Brought to you by the tilemakers at Adex USA, Habitat offers a handmade, hand-glazed look with natural glaze variation at a surprisingly budget-friendly price point. The Habitat Collection at.

Radio Stone Update -- January 13, 2021

Stone Update

Currency-manipulation charges could lead to U.S. tariff on Vietnam surfaces; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

Scott's Liquid Gold and me

Kitchen and Residential Design

A couple of weeks ago, I received a box of product samples from Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Care. Although it's a product I use and recommend already, I am being compensated for this post.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Radio Stone Update -- January 13, 2020

Stone Update

Currency-manipulation charges could lead to U.S. tariff on Vietnam surfaces; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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.

Wellness Design Holiday Gift Guide

JG Kitchens

Are you looking for holiday gifts to buy for your loved ones, along with your everyone else on your "must-buy-for" list. I wrote a piece for this week with eight ideas for your kitchen, bathroom and living areas.

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12 Gorgeous Fireplaces


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

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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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.

Radio Stone Update -- 2020 in Review

Stone Update

The top stories of a topsy-turvy year. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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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.

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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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

Playlist of the Week – Lift Your Spirits

Architectural Ceramics

Week of December 7 th , 2020. We know you might be missing out on some holiday gatherings this season. While the word might look like a different place, it doesn’t have to feel that way.

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