November, 2019

Cement Tiles: The Difference Between High Quality and Faux

Granada Tile

Cement tiles have a lot of advantages over ceramic or porcelain tiles. They are long-lasting, relatively low maintenance, quite sturdy and totally eco-friendly, but you need to pay close attention when you choose your tile.

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Tile of Spain Partners with Valencia Coverings for a Night of Tile and Trends

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain completed its 2019 education and networking series in Miami, FL with co-hosts Valencia Coverings for an immersive night of tile and trends.

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Trickling Patterns: Flooring Blended Together

As The Tile Turns

At Decorative Materials, we are consistently amazed by the revolutionary concepts at play in today's most fascinating designs. Just when we think tile designs can't get any bolder or more creative, we observe intriguing new ideas with the potential to shake up interior design as we know it.

No Curb Barrier Free Linear Drain Tile Shower in Tampa


I had a customer that wanted to do a custom “no curb” barrier free walk in tile shower in Tampa, Florida and came to me with their idea. I set up an appointment with them to go over what they had in mind and to make suggestions with my professional opinion. They were looking to […].

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BDNY 2019 – Trends & Tile at Boutique Design New York

Architectural Ceramics

In its 10 th year, Boutique Design New York (BDNY) showcases trends targeted to the hospitality boutique and lifestyle market.

Cozy Fireplace ideas to bring the holidays directly to your living space

Trendir Magazine

Is there anything better than hanging out on your couch with a cozy blanket in front of your fireplace? We think not! This is why we love the idea of revamping your fireplace in order to bring the holidays directly to your living space.

Easy Bathroom Makeover with Handmade Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

A bathroom makeover can be one of the most valuable remodeling projects you can undertake. A new bathroom freshens up your entire home and makes it more livable. It also can add a great deal of value should you decide to put your house on the market.

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Black and White: Bold, Graphic and Luxurious

As The Tile Turns

Black and white is an inherently classy color combination, but it briefly fell out of favor during the all-white craze of the past decade. Thankfully, this gorgeous pairing is in the midst of a well-deserved comeback — spurred, in part, by an ongoing preference for neutrals.

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Blackpool Butts

Diary of a Tile Addict

Although not strictly ceramics, these artworks deserve a mention in the Tile Addict Hall of Talent. With a particular message in mind, and a very unusual crafting material a large variety of mosaics have been created by this gifted retried pharmacist.

Week of November 11, 2019 – Veteran’s Day Inspired

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week – Military Interior Design and Architecture. With Veteran’s Day this week and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have been thinking a lot about what we have to be thankful for.

Florim international openings

Ceramics of Italy

After Milan, New York and Moscow, Florim announces the opening of new Flagship Stores in the top international design centres. These will be corporate showrooms for strategic markets, confirming the Group’s determination to continually strengthen its bond with architecture professionals, to promote made in Florim beauty and style worldwide.

Artisan Tile Company Shares Ways to Personalize a Home

Granada Tile

Home renovations are a great way to breathe new life into an old space, and it doesn’t always require major construction to accomplish. A new tile backsplash in your kitchen, a new tile pattern in your bathroom shower or wall or new floor tiling can give your place a new lease on life.

Tile of Spain Travels to Little Spain NYC for an Immersive CEU Event

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain continued its 2019 CEU and networking series at Chef Jose Andres’s Mercado Little Spain In New York City for a truly authentic Spanish experience. The event was held on the morning of November 7th, 2019 in the Spanish Diner an all-day restaurant.

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What CERSAIE 2019 Can Tell Us About Upcoming Tile Trends

As The Tile Turns

Every year, CERSAIE — the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings — brings the world's most talented designers to Bologna, Italy for the ultimate tile extravaganza. This event sets the stage for the following season's most impactful trends.

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Soft and Stonelike

Diary of a Tile Addict

Living Ceramics takes surfaces very seriously. Committed to providing the best solutions for floors, walls, worktops, and steps, they take inspiration from nature to create comforting and calming products for the home. Stonelike Wall Greige Mark (300x900mm). Stonelike Wall Greige Feel (300x900mm).

Week of November 18, 2019 – Places to Stay

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. We just wrapped up exhibiting at BDNY. and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Travel and hospitality are on our minds! Whether you have family looking for a place to stay or you just love hotel design, these five posts are sure to inspire. To Your Health.

Brand New Logo


After 13 years of being a leader in the dimensional wall tile market, ModCraft has decided to revamp our logo to better reflect the identity and offerings of our brand. Our new logo is a clear representation of our tile and who we are as a company- straight forward,bold and one of a kind.

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Striped Hex Porcelain Tile

Garden State Tile Blog

Classic and monochromatic, or modern with a pop of color – the Striped Hex series from the Garden State Tile Porcelain Collection has the same appearance of authentic cement tile but with the ease and durability of porcelain.

Showroom Design Consultant Position Available at Rubble Tile in St. Louis Park

Rubble Tile

Showroom Design Consultant (20-40 hours/week) We have a position open in our distinctive showroom and we’re looking for the right combination of interpersonal skills, design orientation, and detailed follow-through. Background in tile &/or design preferred, but not required.

Thanksgiving Inspirations

JG Kitchens

What are you thankful for this year? For me, it’s wonderful friends — especially the delightful Canadian couple in San Diego that hosts a group of us for Thanksgiving every year — plus family and colleagues.

Kaleidoscopic Crinson

Diary of a Tile Addict

The tile world has not been the same since innovative artist Dominic Crinson began making his mark in 1998. These days digitally printing tiles to create intricate and unimaginable designs is fairly standard practice, but 20 years ago things were rather different.

Week of November 25, 2019 – Thanksgiving Décor

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts. Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here and the winter holidays are right around the corner.

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How To Use Rain Glass To Make A Splash In Your Home

Trendir Magazine

Rain glass- a beautiful glass that appears as if rain was coming down from it while being intimate and even a bit of a smoke show. It’s perfect for those that want something intricate yet charming all at once.

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The Benefits of Double-Pane Windows

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You’re curled up on the couch in your living room on a cold day, and suddenly feel a draft that makes the hair on your neck stand up. The window isn’t open, but it’s allowing heat to escape and letting the cool air in.

Tile Excellence - Untitled Article

Tile Excellence

Home renovation finished products. This house is a gut rehab job. Myself and my team has Start this project since April 2019 and now is a complete and ready for occupancy. Its a great honor to help the family getting done and move in before winter arrived.

Luxury Trends — Not Just for Luxury Clients Any More!

JG Kitchens

Since I began my design career in 2004, I’ve noticed that products and features that were once considered luxury are now becoming more mainstream. Examples include farmhouse sinks, which used to require custom cabinets, and soft close doors and drawers.

Bright Benidorm Boardwalk

Diary of a Tile Addict

A rainbow walkway separates the sea and city along the West Beach in Benidorm, Spain. Designed by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti The Paseo Marítimo is a waving, vibrant celebration of colour where locals and visitors alike can enjoy the surrounding area.

Get InLine with Bespoke Tile

Architectural Ceramics

The above backsplash shows off a unique way to use InLine K. Seriously, who doesn’t love diamonds?

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Budget Friendly Cozy Bedroom Ideas

Trendir Magazine

When it comes to the bedroom, many of us wish and hope for a coy space that feels almost like a retreat. Keeping that in mind, many will assume that having a cozy room will lose a whole lot of money; however, that is not always the case.

11-Point Checklist for Prepping Your Home for a First Pet

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

So, you’ve decided you’re ready to welcome a pet into your home for the first time. Congratulations! Roughly 85 million American families own at least one pet, so it is a rite of passage for most households.

A Designer Showhouse For Rent on Arbnb

The Ace of Space

Long considered the Jewel of the Hudson Valley, Kingston, New York is known for it’s charming aesthetics and rich heritage. The former state capital is also a burgeoning hub for culture and tourism, a destination that attracts people from around the globe.

What’s Trending in Master Bathrooms?

JG Kitchens

What’s hot in master bathroom design trends? If you’re planning on remodeling yours in the next few months — or building a new home — these answers might be of interest to you. Some of them don’t even require a remodel to implement.

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Geometric Grouting

Diary of a Tile Addict

Last year we covered the exciting collection Cava designed by LucidiPevere for Living Ceramics – a concrete-effect range focused on highlighting the wonders of coloured grout through a series of surface incisions. And now this concept is expanding. Cava Mosaic Beige and Tierra de Siena.

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Cozy Up Your Home for the Holidays

Architectural Ceramics

Image courtesy of Lauren Liess. This space radiates with warmth, inviting us to enter and relax. It’s the time of year where temperatures drop, and everyone looks forward to all things cozy.

Pantry door ideas to make your kitchen come to life

Trendir Magazine

When it comes to making your kitchen making it come to life, it can feel like a mission but it’s really not. The key is bringing key elements that enhance the room’s overall appeal. When bringing key elements you want to take note of your pantry.

Shop Spectrum Internet Plans Near You

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

. Image: fizkes/Shuttershock. Spectrum Internet Service. Spectrum, also known as Charter Spectrum, is a subsidiary of Charter Communications. Spectrum offers residential cable TV, internet, Voice over IP (VoIP) and fixed-line phone service and entertainment packages.

Best Instagram Accounts to Follow for Architectural Sketching

Life of an Architect

The accounts that I've included here are all spectacularly good at "architectural" sketches - which is an important distinction to make. I follow a lot of sketching accounts, probably half of which are anime-related.