June, 2020

Warmer Weather Brings New Ceramic Tile Trends

Tile of Spain USA

The arrival of summer and warm weather calls for a change in design trends both in and out of the home.

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Week of June 1st, 2020 – Baths and Bathrooms

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Finding unique and comforting ways to relax is majorly important! With the age of technology in full swing, we’ve seen Bluetooth activated showers, remote-controlled saunas, and self-closing medicine cabinets.

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Designer Backed Insight for Today’s Interior Designs

Garden State Tile Blog

One of the most exciting parts of interior design is the consistent change that comes along with it. Each year new trends emerge, blending form and function in a way that tells the story of one’s personal style.

Why Colored Grout is Now The Latest Design Trend

The Tile Doctor

The days are gone when grout was just something functional you used to hold tiles in place. Grout is a serious consideration in the overall aesthetic of not only the tile work itself, but for every room in the house. General

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E-Stone, Microban® in Exclusive Partnership

Stone Update

Quartz-surface manufacturer will include built-in antimicrobial technology. Featured Company Insider News

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Wrecked furniture but not as you know it

Diary of a Tile Addict

Waste is an unfortunate reality for the majority of industries, which is why at Diary of a Tile Addict we love to highlight companies and creatives seeking to minimise or re-use waste.

The Value of Balconies, Terraces and Gardens

Tile of Spain USA

As we ease our way back to the new “normal,” we continue to spend time at home and make changes to our interior spaces to adapt to the needs of our daily routines. With the arrival of warm weather, there is now a call for change to our outdoor spaces.

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GIO Looks at Tile Styles: “Natural” Materials


An interior staple for centuries, tile has evolved into many formats and finishes over time. Tile technology has gotten so sophisticated that it’s often difficult to distinguish with the eye ceramic tile from the “real” thing.

Shower Tile Installation

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile can be used in tile lined showers to create beautiful, durable, and long lasting installations. Starlike Waterproof Tile Grout is perfect when installing new shower tile. General

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CASE STUDY: Neolith® Takes Manhattan with Apartment Redo

Stone Update

Sintered stone used for kitchen-area workspace. Featured Projects Articles

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Minnesota Tile Spotlight: Stone-Look Porcelain Tile with Timeworn Elegance

Rubble Tile

Two of our newest porcelain tile collections, Neopolis, and West 57th, are inspired by architectural marvels from past and present. While these collections differ slightly in look and feel, they both possess a timeworn finish that works in both modern and more traditional spaces.

Ceramic Tile Collab: Sister Parish for Country Floors

Decorative Materials

Interior design would look little like it does today without the influence of Sister Parish and Albert Hadley. These prominent 20th-century designers moved the industry forward with daring, yet accessible aesthetics that captured the best of classic and contemporary concepts.

Week of June 22nd, 2020 – Lake Houses & Nautical Vibes

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we officially enter Summer, we also enter another exciting time for most families and couples – vacation season.


Ceramics of Italy

Originally developed as a project for big ceramic slabs, to all extents and purposes OVER has become the fourth brand of the Fincibec Group, flanking its traditional Monocibec, Naxos and Century ranges with large-format state-of-the-art tiles. The OVER slabs are produced with Continua+ technology and offered mainly in a 162×324 cm non-rectified format and a 160×320 cm rectified format, in 12 mm thickness.

Regrouting Tile and Stone is The New Cool Fashion Trend!

The Tile Doctor

Tile and stone, when installed properly, is rarely ever changed due to failure of performance or because the tile or stones surface is wearing-out. On average, a tile installation remains in place about 17 years. General

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Spanish Study: The Long Tail of Silicosis Effects

Stone Update

Disease worsened for workers years after stopping labor with engineered stone. Featured Latest News

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Eye-catching Colors and Never Before Seen Sizes: Introducing Bolt & Dash

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has introduced the Bolt and Dash collections – two new colorful product lines offering a multitude of complementary hues to set the scene for any design.

Why You Might Want Smart Shades — And Expert Tips for Choosing Them

JG Kitchens

Seems like everything is getting automated, doesn’t it? Some of it is silly, in my opinion, but some smart home automation is extremely helpful, and smart shades and other connected window coverings definitely have value. This is especially true for those with mobility challenges.

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Week of June 8th, 2020 – Beaches & Aquariums

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. With warm weather comes Summer fun, and everyone knows the beach trip you’ve had planned since December is going to be the highlight of your entire Summer – maybe of the entire year!

Del Conca USA’s Italian-Designed Porcelain Now Available Through Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

We’re excited to announce a brand new partnership with Del Conca USA, bringing dozens of new porcelain tile collections to our product mix. Offering a huge variety of styles to choose from, this Italian-designed porcelain line has the right look for any project.

Pools and Decks

The Tile Doctor

Ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile decks and patios, this section will detail these installations. For tiling patios on concrete slabs on grade, look in Floors Exterior.This section will deal with elevated tile patios and tile decks. General

Lyons Joins Stone Services Group

Stone Update

Will serve as president for the fabricator-services company, focusing on its commercial division. Featured People+Places News

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5 Tips for Designing Your Dream Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

If you're a fan of cooking shows like "Hell's Kitchen," "Chopped," or "Top Chef," you may find yourself dreaming of the day when you can renovate your kitchen.

Coronavirus Drives Residential Outdoor Living Demand And Trends

JG Kitchens

If you spent the last few months of winter cooped up in your home, keeping yourself and your family as safe as possible from catching the highly contagious coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably grateful for these longer, warmer days spent outdoors.

Playlist of the Week – Singing in the Shower

Architectural Ceramics

Week of June 1st, 2020. As many concerts are cancelled this summer, people are looking for unique ways to show their love for their favorite artists from inside their own homes.

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Charming Screened Patio – Porch Ideas

Trendir Magazine

There is something about being outdoors that makes everyone feel relaxed and as if they can breathe twice as better. However, not all of us have the luxury of having an outdoor space that allows us to sit and enjoy nature. But what many do, have is a patio or porch space that has been screened in.

Floor Tile Installation Methods

The Tile Doctor

Letand#39;s start out by choosing a method. The method includes how the substrate will be prepared to receive the tile, the necessary materials, and can include the type of tile used. General

Radio Stone Update -- June 24, 2020

Stone Update

Silicosis Study of Spanish Engineered-Stone Workers; New Laminam Logo; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Do Architects Still Need to Draw?

Life of an Architect

Do architects still need to draw? This is a controversial topic to be certain, but is it something that should be considered when planning for the future of the profession and the education of future architects? I am not certain of my stance on the issue, but I do believe it needs open discussion.

5 Easy-To-Grow Houseplants That Improve Indoor Air Quality

JG Kitchens

Confession time: I don’t have a green thumb. It’s apparently not hereditary, as my Mom was a master gardener who could even get finicky fuchsias to grow.

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Week of June 29th, 2020 – American Design

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As June comes to an end, we enter July – the month of humidity, hot dogs, and of course some American spirit.

Cool wallpapers that will enchant every room

Trendir Magazine

Though many of us remember wallpapers as being one of those items our grandmothers used to have in their kitchens, they have come a long way since then. Wallpapers have become the new “IT” item and we are all for it.

Countertop Decking

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic, or stone tile can be used on all manner of tile countertops. The term decking refers to the wood that covers the tops of the cabinets or shelves beneath the tile countertops. General

Radio Stone Update -- June 10, 2020

Stone Update

Slow Global Growth for Countertops; Australia Gains on Silicosis; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

052: Architectural Tools

Life of an Architect

When an architect goes to work … what happens? Do they pull out a pen and sketch paper? Maybe they power up some hardware – quite possibly a bit of both.

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Six Influencers Suggest Home-Related Father’s Day Gifts

JG Kitchens

With everything going on right now, it’s easy to forget that Father’s Day is coming up quickly. It’s a week from Sunday, 21 June, this year.

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Playlist of the Week – Beach Vibes

Architectural Ceramics

Week of June 8th, 2020. As the weather warms up, so are people’s spirits and smiles. Take a break from the chaos of today’s world and imagine your toes in the sand, and your favorite drink in hand. Got it? Now press shuffle on our Playlist of the Week and let the vibes complete. No stress, just you and our favorite tunes for the upcoming summer, something to play while poolside with the friends or while *watching* your kids at the beach.

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