December, 2021

2022 Surface Design: Trends in Ceramic Finishes

Tile of Spain USA

This season, ceramic surface design will focus on restoring balance in interior and exterior settings. The use of neutral and raw colors combined with sober and matte finishes will evoke an organic and artisanal atmosphere that will reradiate feelings of comfort and relaxation.

Trend inspo: Statement Showers II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Perfect Pattern. Keeping the rest of the bathroom simple with wood and neutrals makes the shower free to express itself. Find an unusual pattern in a vibrant colour for maximum effect.


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GIO’s Greatest Product Picks of the Year


It’s hard to believe we’re reaching the end of another year amidst a pandemic.

Biophilic Design: How Natural Designs Make Us Happier and Healthier

Decorative Materials

When many Americans imagine modern design concepts making their way from Europe to the United States, they picture cozy hygge textures or vibrant Moroccan tiles. Rarely does indoor plant life come to mind. That is about to change, however, as the concept of biophilic design takes over.

Embrace Cozy Season With These Fireplace Tile Ideas

Why Tile

Cozy season is right around the corner, and what better way to prepare than to upgrade your fireplace? Whether you plan on entertaining and want to wow your guests, or simply want to snuggle up on the sofa, you’re sure to enjoy a new-and-improved hearth.

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Introducing Timeless Shapes Behind the Olvera Collection

The Cement Tile

One of the most exciting things about Granada Tile is the vast array of styles, shapes, and colors you can use to create your own stunning look. Our Olvera Collection is perfect for those searching for beautiful terracotta or Saltillo clay tile.

Improving and Enhancing Living Spaces with Ceramic Tiles

Tile of Spain USA

A year ago, our lives underwent a drastic change due to the Covid-19 virus. One of the pandemic’s main consequences experienced nearly all-over the world was a mandatory retirement to our homes.

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The Top Color of the Year Picks for Interior Design in 2022

Garden State Tile Blog

Year after year design buffs from across the globe wait in anticipation for the major color authorities in paint, fabric, and interiors to announce their picks for “Color of The Year.”

Top Color Palettes for 2022

Decorative Materials

Decorative trends come and go at a dizzying pace, but against all odds, one style has consistently dominated the interior design world for nearly two decades: all white, all the time. The appeal is clear: white visually expands small spaces while providing a crisp and clean aesthetic.

Upgrade Every Room of Your Home in 2022 With Tips From Our 2021 Blogs

Why Tile

As 2021 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to look back at the tile tips and trends we’ve covered this past year. More than ever, we’ve had the opportunity to explore how tile benefits every room of the house.

12 Holiday Decorated Fireplaces


Tile of Spain Announces Winners of 2021 Edition of the Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the association representing over 100 Spanish tile manufacturers, announces the winners of the 20th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

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Trend inspo: Pink Bathrooms

Diary of a Tile Addict

After saying we think pink will be big we thought we’d back it up by sharing the many fabulous bathrooms that have convinced us pink is the future! ericpiasecki. @ca_pietra_. ca_pietra_. Pink Nooks.

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Granada Tile

The Cement Tile

Granada Tile has become a leading name in encaustic cement tiles worldwide. Our tiles are the design item of choice for famous interior designers, home builders, and architects.

The Anthem Collection: An Ode to Metal

Garden State Tile Blog

The Anthem porcelain collection from Garden State Tile perfectly blends the daring looks of metal with the supreme technical benefits of porcelain.

Mapei expands its Canadian facility

Ceramics of Italy

Mapei has announced the expansion of its historic facility in Laval, Canada, for an investment of C$25 million.

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Featured Project: Naples Florida Dream Home


Spectacular home located in Naples Florida. Boasting views of a lake, the 14th fairway and having every detail be exactly as planned, the extensive remodel of the original 2008 home, was well worth the two-and-a-half-year construction period.

The Wonderous Diagonal Mar Park

Tile of Spain USA

If adventure and excitement are what you seek, then a trip to Barcelona, Spain should be added to the top of your travel list. While visiting the Catalan capital, be sure to add a stop at Diagonal Mar Park to your sightseeing to-do list.

Trend inspo: Statement Showers

Diary of a Tile Addict

To further emphasise our love for statement showers (and to offer oodles of inspiration for those looking to create one of their own) we’ve gathered a bunch more and located the tiles needed to make them! reganbakerdesign @pophamdesign. sfgirlbybay. Soft Zellige.

Handmade Porcelain Inspires with the Artisan Series

Rubble Tile

For the end of December, we are reintroducing you to Cosa Marble’s fine collection of handmade porcelain tiles, the Artisan series. This refined collection of versatile crackle tiles is a wonderful resource for any designer’s tool belt.

Designing Guest Suites for Holiday Company

JG Kitchens

Who helps you make your guest accommodations better, healthier, safer, more comfortable and enjoyable? The tips I share from my own experience and three pros -- one designer, one chef and one burnout coach -- can be that extra help you need this season.

Study Shows Visible Light Contributes to Fast Aging of Bitumen Used in Road

The A to Z of Building

Contrary to previous assumptions, a surprising result in road engineering research shows that visible light contributes to the aging of bitumen, which can ultimately damage road pavements

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Outdoor Porcelain Pavers


Combining design and sustainability, Milestone Outdoor porcelain tiles are a gorgeous new option for outdoor use in both public and private spaces.

The Ultimate Guide To Decluttering Your Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

Is it becoming a difficult task for you to find an item, especially when you’re in a hurry? This is a tell-tale sign that you need to declutter your home. Think of decluttering as a stress- reliever for you, an excellent motivator as you take on this task.

Five More Marvellous Murals

Diary of a Tile Addict

After sourcing our first lot of marvellous murals, we decided to collect five more, each with a distinctive style and message. To access the full article become a Diary of a Tile Addict member. Signup.

TEC’s 1 Unique System is A No-Brainer for Your Next Tile Installation

Rubble Tile

TEC is the tile and design industry’s most well-known brand for grout and setting materials. We keep sets of grout samples handy in the showroom at all times because the grout color and type are important elements of any install. Their products are reliable, from. Rubble News affordable tile minneapolis commercial residential tec-grout tec-hydraflex tec-mortar tec-power-grout tec-tile-setting-materials tec-ultimate-6-plus tile installation materials Tile Minneapolis tile shop minneapolis

Pro Tips For 2021 Holiday Shopping And Healthy Home Gift Ideas

JG Kitchens

There's no doubt that this holiday season is tons better than last year's! Am I right??? We don't yet know how this new Omicron variant will impact our holiday celebrations, but let's do what we can to stay safe and healthy! That includes our homes, of course.

Peab Builds Tullgarn Bridge in Uppsala

The A to Z of Building

Peab has been commissioned to build Tullgarn Bridge over Fyris River in Uppsala. The customer is Uppsala Municipality and the contract is worth SEK 157 million. Tullgarn Bridge in Uppsala. Image


Refurbishing Hardwood Floors

Onfloor Technology

090: Architectural Graphics

Life of an Architect

Graphics are the language that architects use to communicate intent to the people we serve. We draw to explain our designs, to explain the materials, and much more. so welcome to Episode 90: Architectural Graphics. The post 090: Architectural Graphics first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Tile Addicts predict 2022 bathroom trends

Diary of a Tile Addict

After a few weeks of trends we thought it would be fun to do a little trend-predicting of our own. Being of the best places to tile, we’ve selected bathrooms as our space of choice. Let’s see if you agree with what we’ve come up with! emmafishman_stylist @ca_pietra_.

10 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Moving Company

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Erda Estremera on Unsplash Moving from one location to another is full of hassle and stress. It's not an event where you call for a service provider, and the rest is done.

Pros Share How Your Home Can Help You Achieve Five Popular New Year’s Resolutions

JG Kitchens

Did you know that 92 percent of adults who set New Year's Resolutions fail to achieve them? I came across this nugget while researching my latest story on the topic for It didn't surprise me much. I've failed in the past. Odds are, you have too.

Bedroom tiling in 2022

Diary of a Tile Addict

We love a tile anywhere and everywhere, and one place that’s been giving tiling a lot more loving of late is the bedroom. To celebrate, we’ve collected some 2022 predicted bedroom trends and found the tiled rooms to suit. casaceramicatiles. maitlandandpoate. Hearty colours.

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2021 Holiday Post

JG Kitchens

It's been quite a year, hasn't it? Despite all of the dreadful news from January 2021 to today, I hope you and your loved ones have been safe and healthy. And I hope you continue to be in 2022. I'm doing everything I can to stay both "life positive" and Covid negative.

How To Remove Polyurethane From Floors

Onfloor Technology

Polyurethane is a type of coating for hardwood floors that can be applied to the floor with either a roller or brush. While polyurethane offers many benefits, it does have some drawbacks as well.

4 Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Water Tank Size

Kitchen and Residential Design

Water tanks come in many different colors, shapes, materials, and sizes. While some people opt for small tanks for emergency use, others might be looking for big tanks to meet irrigation and household demands.