January, 2021

Ceramics, the Material of Choice for Residential Environments

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tile has earned notoriety as the top building and surface material when it comes to commercial design, but did you know it has also gained prominence as the material of choice for residential design? Techlam, Slate Ivory.

Playlist of the Week — Our Favorite Hits

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 18th, 2021. Following our top 5 favorite projects we’ve been apart of in recent years, we thought it was fitting to get some input from our staff and see what tunes they’ve been relying on!

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Open Shelving Tile Backsplashes and Tile Walls: Explore Your Options

Why Tile

Open shelving is one of the hottest storage trends, allowing you to show off your books, collections, beautiful dishes, canister sets, plants, and more. And, when paired with your favorite backsplash tile design, open shelving can make an even greater design impact.

5 Key Elements of Hygge Design

Decorative Materials

When you picture the perfect evening, do you imagine an exciting night out on the town, complete with stylish outfits and elaborate activities? Or would you rather curl up with a good book while wearing your favorite pair of PJs?

10 Concepts Of Custom Home Builders And Custom Home Designs

Kitchen and Residential Design

The biggest joy of building a custom home is that every feature that you add is uniquely designed to suit your requirements. In such a house, every detail is customized exclusively for you. For a custom home builder, it means they get to try out their creativity on the way to build dream nests.

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Classic Meets Contemporary at Rubble Tile: Semi Matte Porcelain that Wows

Rubble Tile

Adex USA’s highly functional and timely porcelain collection, Floor, is now available at Rubble Tile. Designers love the tiles’ natural semi matte glaze, classic shapes, and neutral colors that have made them a popular choice for both traditional and transitional spaces.

Innovation in Ceramic Architecture: The TR HOUSE BARCELONA

Tile of Spain USA

The TR House Barcelona project by PMMT is a single-family home that takes on a unique approach to architectural design.

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Your Guide to Laundry Room Tile

Why Tile

It’s time to get excited about doing laundry and design the laundry room of your dreams! Ceramic tile is a natural choice for laundry rooms with its low-maintenance benefits, waterproof installation system, versatile applications, and impressive design options.

Tile Designed for a Pandemic

Decorative Materials

From mask-wearing to hand-washing, a variety of daily habits allow us to limit the spread of COVID and protect our neighbors. Often, however, we fail to consider the role interior design can play in this effort.

Radio Stone Update -- January 27, 2021

Stone Update

The U.S. cites Vietnam for currency manipulation, but holds back on a unfair-trade tariff; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

Swatches Collection from Crossville

Garden State Tile Blog

Swatches wall tile by Crossville offers the ultimate palette for interior vertical surfaces. This powerhouse line is comprised of 16 versatile hues grouped into three color sets that make creating and specifying wall applications simple and fun.

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Casa Ter, a 2020 Tile of Spain Awards Winning Project

Tile of Spain USA

Earning top honors in the Architecture category of this year’s prestigious Tile of Spain Awards is Casa Ter, an enchanting bungalow crafted by architecture studio, MESURA.

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Week of January 18th, 2021 — Our Favorite Projects

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

Using Ceramic Tile in Your Home Office

Why Tile

Whether you’re new to remote work or need to give your home office some new energy, ceramic tile is the workhorse you need for efficient and comfortable workspaces. The Rising Need for Home Offices One-third of U.S.

Signature Porcelain Tile Surfaces, Made Easy

Rubble Tile

Introducing Rubble Tile’s newest porcelain: the Core Collection by Dutch tilemakers, Mosa. They’re known as innovators in the porcelain tile space, bringing to the market design-forward concepts that are highly eco-friendly and suitable for both residential and commercial spaces.

Jensen Joins Natural Stone Institute Exec Committee

Stone Update

Will start as board secretary and proceed to be group’s board president in 2024. Featured Association Beat News


Garden State Tile Blog

An extension of the popular Design Positive collection, Garden State Tile introduces Design Composite, Design Form, and Design Motif. Three new harmonious collections that recall the look of terrazzo, hand-worked concrete, and the patterns of classic cement tiles all revisited in a modern key.

Contemporary Kitchen Ideas

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

If you love sleek lines, shiny finishes, and sophisticated color schemes, a contemporary kitchen could be right for you. How do you begin narrowing down your options? The goal is to formulate a cohesive design that suits your preferences and lifestyle.

Week of January 25th, 2020 — Mosaic Tile Designs

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Monday to all the fellow tile – enthusiasts and designers out there! January 29 th brings us a holiday that’s come to be more appreciated during COVID-19 lockdowns – National Puzzle Day!

Everything You Need to Know About Subway Tile

Why Tile

Subway tile: you’ve heard of it and admired it, but do you really know what makes subway tile subway tile?

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Add a Gorgeous Touch to Your Staircase with Our Cement Tile

The Cement Tile

If you’re looking to upgrade your staircase, whether it’s a grand staircase, an outdoor stairway to your house or any other set of steps, cement tile is an outstanding option.

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India Stone Event Postponed Until November

Stone Update

Jaipur event originally scheduled to open next month. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Six Key Residential Wellness Design Trends for 2021

JG Kitchens

My third in a series of 2021 residential trend posts for the new year looks at my favorite -- wellness design. Once again, I chose to reach out to colleagues in the design industry for their inputs. I'm grateful for their contributions and eye candy.

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Ep 066: Architects and Sketching

Life of an Architect

There is a nostalgia associated with architects and sketching but is it still an integral part of the design process anymore? The post Ep 066: Architects and Sketching first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 066: Architects and Sketching at Life of an Architect.

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Week of January 11th, 2021 – Office Innovations & Core Values

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy New Year! Although already almost two weeks into 2021, we can’t stop celebrating the end of 2020.

Colorful Bathroom Floor Tile Ideas

Why Tile

Looking for fun flooring ideas for your bathroom? Colorful bathroom floor tile is just the pick-me-up we need to inspire our days, with options that span the rainbow and creative multicolor designs, as well.

Top Kitchen Design Trends in 2021

The Cement Tile

The kitchen is one of the most-often redone rooms in any given home. Not only does this bring added value to your home, but it also adds a sense of good energy and welcoming air. After all, the kitchen is the room where the modern family spends most of its time.

Yocum is 2020 NTCA Tarver Award Honoree

Stone Update

Noted for lifetime of work in the tile industry. Featured Association Beat News

Nine Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

JG Kitchens

Today we're looking at nine kitchen design trends for the year. My sources were surveys and reports from Houzz, Ferguson, NKBA and Zillow and the article was published on my Forbes.com page. Many of the trends showing up in our kitchens are being driven by the pandemic. That's unsurprising.

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Architectural Graphics 101: Finish Schedules

Life of an Architect

Finish Schedules are a topic that I've been wanting to discuss for years. What do they look like, what information do you show, how do legends really work. all this and more. The post Architectural Graphics 101: Finish Schedules first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Week of January 4th, 2021 – Fresh Takes, New Trends in 2021

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy New Year! In what was arguably one of the most historical years in recent decades, 2020 was filled with unexpected changes that made it one for the history books.

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Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

Why Tile

Pantone has surprised us this year by choosing not just one color for 2021, but two: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. According to Pantone, Ultimate Gray is representative of dependability and strength.

Tips to Know During Your First Remodel

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Milivoj Kuhar on Unsplash Home remodeling can be an exciting experience, but it hides many surprises that the average homeowners need to be aware of.

Caesarstone Acquires Omicron Granite & Tile

Stone Update

Surfaces manufacturer gets U.S. stone-supplier network in deal valued at $27 million. Featured Company Insider News

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Eight Bathroom Design Trends for 2021

JG Kitchens

Here are eight trends to look for in residential bathrooms this year from four different sources (Pinterest, Houzz, Ferguson and the NKBA) via my latest Forbes.com coverage.

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Bio-Inspired Patterns can Help Make Stronger 3D Printed Concrete

The A to Z of Building

According to a new study, bio-inspired patterns such as lobster shells, can render 3D-printed concrete more robust and thus support more creative and complex architectural structures.

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Playlist of the Week — Work From Home

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 11th, 2020. Following our top 5 design all about the future of offices and what the workplace might look like following the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw it fitting to provide to you our favorite music we’ve curated while spending many hours at the home desk.

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