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. Interior designers and homeowners look to incorporate materials that are heat, sun and water-resistant while adding decorative elements such as light colors and vibrant patterns that exude the brightness and vitality of the season. Ceramic manufacturers anticipate this transition of trends by proposing suitable pieces to adorn spaces for the upcoming hot months.

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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. To each their own, but one thing remains constant and that’s the art of the shower. That blissful moment after waking up, feeling the water cascade over your face, or perhaps you’re more of the relaxing bath after dinner type.

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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. But no matter the space or direction, all great design starts with a little bit of research. From color trends to predictions for the future, Garden State Tile has compiled a list of professional insight from Interior Designers to get you ready for your next home project.

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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OVER FINCIBEC, THE NEW NAME IN BIG SLABS

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.

GIO Looks at Tile Styles: “Natural” Materials

Giotile

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. Even the textures can be mimicked, so it’s possible a touch test might not reveal the surfaces’ true nature. … The post GIO Looks at Tile Styles: “Natural” Materials appeared first on Gio Tile.

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. No matter the size, exterior living spaces have recovered their prominence as the most valued part of the home. They are versatile areas that can be converted into living rooms, dining rooms, recreational areas and much more.

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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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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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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 ceramic industry has its own share of waste related issues but Chinese company Bentu Design is determined to highlight this whilst producing a series of functional objects. To access the full article become a Diary of a Tile Addict member. Signup.

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. Commercial Inspiration New Product

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. The timeless Parish Hadley look remains popular to this day, as evidenced by the excitement surrounding Country Floors' latest collaboration. Tile Trends

Week of June 15th, 2020 – Farmhouse & Gardens

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Combing elements of design has been a continuous trend in the industry over years, and will be for many to come. Combining elements of the past and future, like taking an old farmhouse, and creating a modern living-space that keeps the “old-fashioned” feel, is something to be admired by all who appreciate design.

CASE STUDY: Neolith® Takes Manhattan with Apartment Redo

Stone Update

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

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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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Designer Backed Tips for Today’s Interiors

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. But no matter the space or direction, all great design starts with a little bit of research. From color trends to predictions for the future, Garden State Tile has compiled a list of professional insight from Interior Designers to get you ready for your next home project.

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.

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. If you’re confined to a wheelchair, let’s say, opening and closing shades in windows high on the wall or over a tub can be impossible. Automation makes that a non-issue.

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Playlist of the Week – Waterways

Architectural Ceramics

Week of June 22nd, 2020. As Summer officially enters the domain, everyone looks for their own escape to make-up for those long, cold, and dreary Winter hours. Hit the road and get stoked for your family beach trip, or for that quiet week away in your favorite lake-house rental.

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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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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

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. A perfect blend of trendy and timeless, the Bolt Wall Tile Collection from Garden State Tile features a chic 2”x10” glossy picket available in 14 distinct colors. The expansive color palette, ranging from pastels to earth tones, offers unique options that will work seamlessly in any space.

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. Designing a new kitchen comes with a lot of decisions to be made since at every step of the process you'll need to weigh the cost of each choice against aesthetics and functionality. These five tips will help you make the most of your budget and renovation, offering you the kitchen you've always wanted at a price you can afford.

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. You probably also spent some of those indoor hours considering how to improve your outdoor spaces — possibly moving summer travel dollars to the home improvement column. You’re not alone in that!

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. After working those cold, dreary winter hours with the thought of a Summer retreat in the back of your mind, the time has finally come to use up that precious PTO and hit the road for some quality destination time. No emails or Zoom meetings involved!

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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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

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. A perfect blend of trendy and timeless, the Bolt Wall Tile Collection from Garden State Tile features a chic 2”x10” glossy pickett available in 14 distinct colors. The expansive color palette, ranging from pastels to earth tones, offers unique options that will work seamlessly in any space. BROWSE BOLT: [link].

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. Though it might not seem like the same thing, it can serve the same purpose of bringing tranquility where you need it most.

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. I used to call my plant-killing finger the black thumb of death, but my current patio plants are still alive somehow, so maybe I have a sickly brown thumb instead.

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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! And coming from a spring everyone spent the majority of inside their own homes, the beach has never sounded like more of a getaway than now. Or perhaps you’d rather spend your beach-day at the local aquarium getting acquainted with the local sea-life.

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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Shower And Tub Layouts

The Tile Doctor

Porcelain, ceramic and stone tile imparts a long lasting and easily maintained surface for bathtub surrounds and shower walls. The layout of the tile, according to industry standards, is the same for any other tiled installation. General

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. Continue reading Do Architects Still Need to Draw? at Life of an Architect. Andrew H Architects Graphics Sketching architectural education architectural sketching conversations sketching

Fire pit ideas for a fun, chill summer

Trendir Magazine

Summer is officially here, and we are spending the most time outdoors, whether that is enjoying the weather, grilling a little more, or reading a good book. Regardless of the reason, your outdoor space deserves an upgrade! What better way to do that, then to bring in a fire pit and having it become the focus of our outdoor space. Geometric.

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. We’re all dealing with so much in our lives these days that we may not have the bandwidth to think creatively; sadly, high stress can do that to you.

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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. We’ve seen backyard mini-concerts, singing dog-walkers, and a whole lot of musical notes being produced from everybody’s shower. With quarantine still being on the forefront of everybody’s minds, there’s no reason not to let loose and belt out your favorite song in the comfort of your shower.

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