August, 2022

Ceramics: Adding Beauty To the Home

Tile of Spain USA

The technical properties of ceramics, such as its safety, its easy-to-clean aspect, resistance and durability, added to its design qualities, makes it a material with enormous potential and versatility for any interior design project, adapting to all rooms and offering solutions for different spaces throughout the home.

The Palapa Society: Baja Under the Stars

Decorative Materials

At Decorative Materials, our philanthropic efforts are a significant part of what we do. Giving back to our communities and supporting those in need is integral to our mission as a company. One of the organizations that we are proud to support is The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C.,

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Embrace the Perfectly Imperfect With Handmade Tile Trends

Why Tile

The look of handmade tiles has influenced current tile trends and manufacturing techniques as a way to create an unique and organic environment.

New Madison Collections Have Arrived

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State is pleased to introduce three new wall tile collections to our vast array of Madison lines. Maquette. Inspired by the old world craft of traditional hand painted ceramics, the Maquette collection is a fusion of the old and new.

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Modern, Relief-Style Spanish Ceramic Tile In-Stock in the US

Rubble Tile

There’s just something cool about Spanish tile. We envision terra cotta clay that dates back centuries, and also tiles with colorful hand-painted patterns. These are truly beautiful and classic.

Tips To Help You Get The Most Out Of Bath Remodeling

Kitchen and Residential Design

Even more so than kitchens, homeowners' bathrooms are the rooms in their homes that get the most attention during renovations. Because bathrooms are often more compact than kitchens, cleaning them is typically less difficult and takes less time.

Build a Deck That'll Last Forever: Deck Building Checklist

Onfloor Technology

It is essential to have places in your house that allow you to enjoy the wonders of nature on beautiful days. One way to do that is to have balconies and porches that provide vast amounts of sunlight and fresh air daily.

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Guide to Hotel Tile

Why Tile

Choosing surface materials for hotels means prioritizing durability without sacrificing style. Hotel surfaces need to stand up to wear and tear from constant foot traffic and luggage carts, plus the quick turnover of unpredictable guests.

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New Madison Collections Have Arrived

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State is pleased to introduce three new wall tile collections to our vast array of Madison lines. Maquette. Inspired by the old world craft of traditional hand painted ceramics, the Maquette collection is a fusion of the old and new.

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Artworks, By Original Style, Recreates and Modernizes Classic Tile

Rubble Tile

Artworks was the first tile collection created by Original Style back in 1986.

Ep 107: Design Development

Life of an Architect

Learn about what happens during the design development phase of a residential project when you hire an architect. This is typically the phase the clients enjoy the most as they see their project come to life and start to get an understanding of what their new home will look like once completed.

Restore Your Garage Floor Tiles with These Easy Steps

Onfloor Technology

New Legislation Offers Wellness and Climate Benefits

JG Kitchens

I wanted to spotlight a benefit that's getting next to no attention: an incentive that covers electric ranges and cooktops. Big deal, you say, remembering the red hot burners in your first apartment. Yeah, those stunk.

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A Novel, Energy-Efficient Way to Recycle Concrete

The A to Z of Building

Concrete has been used in buildings, bridges, and other constructions for centuries because of its tremendous strength and ease of production. Nevertheless, the manufacture of cement is responsible

When it's time to call a plumber

Kitchen and Residential Design

You can use your kitchen area without hesitation if your plumbing is in good operating order. When your plumbing fails, however, it can feel like you're dealing with the most inconvenient situation you've ever encountered.

Stone-Look Porcelain Tile with Timeworn Elegance, Made & Stocked in the US

Rubble Tile

More than 40 years ago, Del Conca began making beautifully designed porcelain tile in Italy. They have been recognized as an industry leader in innovation, design and quality in Europe ever since. And when demand for their designs flourished in the US, they opened a.

Ep 106: Architecture School 101: Equipment

Life of an Architect

Around this time every year that a new crop of potential future architects are about to start their first year of architecture school, and they have questions. What equipment and supplies do I need?

How To Resurface Wooden Deck for a Longer-Lasting, More Appealing Appearance

Onfloor Technology

If you have a wooden deck, you probably take great pride in it. You want to do as much as possible to keep it looking its best for as long as possible. Keeping your deck properly cared for and maintained is one way to do that.

Four Experts Share Tips On Creating Your Best Work From Home Space

JG Kitchens

My latest piece covers the many ways to upgrade your work from home space, whether it's a corner of your bedroom or its own room. The post Four Experts Share Tips On Creating Your Best Work From Home Space comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

AMA Research Launches New Renewable Energy & Sustainable Construction Hub

The A to Z of Building

AMA Research are thrilled to announce that the brand-new AMA Research Renewable Energy and Sustainable Construction Hub is live! The carefully collated selection of reports, which currently includes

Save Money and Space With a Tankless Water Heater

Kitchen and Residential Design

via If you're looking to save money, space, or both in your home, installing a tankless water heater is one of the best things you can do. These heaters are more efficient than traditional heaters using storage tanks.

How Do Reparations Relate to Wellness Design?

JG Kitchens

My latest looks at how redlining has made homeownership so difficult to achieve for Black Americans and how a reparations program focused on World War II veterans denied these benefits because of race can redress a wrong that persists to this day.

Back To School Tips And Trends For Fall 2022

JG Kitchens

How do you set up your kids for homework and studying success? My latest piece covers that. The post Back To School Tips And Trends For Fall 2022 comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Lack of Sanitary Disposal Bins Highlights Major Issue with Construction Companies’ Inclusivity

The A to Z of Building

A new petition has been created to tackle the lack of sanitary disposal waste facilities within the engineering and construction industries. The current Construction Design and Management (CDM

6 Reasons Why You Need A Concrete Duster

Onfloor Technology

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Every Tool Your Concrete Resurfacing Business Needs

Onfloor Technology

Concrete resurfacing is a huge industry, and as a business owner in this field, you need the right tools to succeed; otherwise, you'll be left in the dust.

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Experts Warn Climate Change is Threatening the Resilience of UK Wastewater Infrastructure

The A to Z of Building

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have examined the dynamic changes in the resilience of UK wastewater treatment works, now known as Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs), and

NYI Expands 60 Hudson Street Operations

The A to Z of Building

NYI, a leading provider of hybrid infrastructure solutions and managed services, has expanded its 60 Hudson Street operations through the addition of space formerly occupied by Equinix. The expansion

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Managing drain clogs

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Jingxi Lau on Unsplash A clog in your drainage pipes is a serious issue. You’ll be able to tell instantly if the clog is related to one appliance or the main sewers by verifying which ones are draining slowly. If it’s just one, the clog is in the appliance pipework.

When to call in a plumber

Kitchen and Residential Design

Luis Tosta on Unsplash Blocked drains are a common problem for homeowners, but it doesn’t mean that they’re not still pretty stressful. Taking the plug out of the sink and having the water go nowhere is clearly worrying. So too is flushing the toilet and having it come close to overflowing.