May, 2016

Ceramic Tile Factory Tour: Peronda through the eyes of a design blogger

Tile of Spain USA

Designer and blogger Michele Alfano of Mod Design Guru was selected to attend the Tile of Spain Passport to Creativity trip to Spain. As part of the experience, she documented her tour of the Peronda Group manufacturing facility and factory in Onda, Castellon, Spain. .

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Granada Tile’s Tunis Cement Tile Makes This Stairway

Granada Tile

This week we’ve been suggesting some unexpected ways to bring Granada Tile’s beautiful cement tile colors and patterns into your home. Even a small sampling of Granada Tile can have a big impact. Just check out this staircase seen in a recent post on View From My Heels.

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Wet Room Design Ideas

The London Tile Co.

For most of us the mention of a wet room conjures images of large and lavish bathrooms, big enough to fit the whole family in. But with the right design and products, you can create a practical and attractive walk-in shower in almost any size room.

The Layman’s Class on Glass: Design & Installation Tips for Glass Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Rockville, MD – The supposed fragility of glass tile does nothing to deter from its beauty, and how much designers and homeowners adore it. And it’s no wonder, because glass tile can transform a space into something truly unique.

TOP THREE PRODUCTS FROM COVERINGS 2016

As The Tile Turns

Per Tile Maven, Margot Hampleman, her top product pick from Coverings 2016 was the below homage to hand painted tiles, one of her all time favorites. This collection reminds her of "the old beautiful tiles from the Almalfi Coast but with a modern twist.". Tile Trends Product

Fit for a Queen

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Stately and yet modern, our three dimensional, diamond-shaped Queen mosaics are the perfect touch for spaces that demand an understated statement. Available in classic and contemporary shades of Snow White and Tender Grey, these mosaics are special order, 2 – 3 weeks.

Graphic Symmetry from Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile design today is filled with geometric shapes such as hexagons, octagons and rhomboids that create stunning visuals and dynamic spaces. These designs are seen on both floor tile and wall tile, and often coordinate with more traditional formats to create a standout appearance.

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London Tile May Tile Offers

The London Tile Co.

The weather might have been typically British this bank holiday weekend, but we hope you enjoyed it whatever you got up to. Perhaps you did a spot of spring cleaning and realised that your kitchen or bathroom could do with an update? If that’s the case then read on as we have some fantastic deals on some of our favourite tile ranges this month. First up we have the gorgeous crackle-glazed (or crazed) Cactus range of retro metro wall tiles.

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Ciao Tile

the concept has been on the scene for a while, and it’s not losing any steam: hexagons, cut in …to hardwood, to drywall, to concrete. so we thought it time we pay homage to a few designs done well. simple, yet quite the statement. come make your own with us.

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17th-Century Parisian Stables Transformed into Small Studio

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Local design studio Anne Rolland Architecte took on the ambitious task of converting a 17th-century horse stable into a small studio apartment in Paris, France.

Let’s celebrate, with Koshi!

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

It’s time to celebrate great tile! Koshi is a full body porcelain tile that is suitable for both residential and commercial floor installations.

10 Creative Ways to Use Tiles in Your Home

Tile of Spain USA

While ceramic tile is a great option for achieving traditional looks, it also provides can also be a great jumping off point for creative expressions. Here’s some creative ideas on how Tile of Spain can be used to add unique style to any space!

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The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online, “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online. “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated. UofCTS also releases CTDA Certified Ceramic Tile Specialist (CCTS) Study Guide online course. Education is the fastest and easiest way to increase sales and profits!

4 Ways To Use a Mosaic Tile Border

The London Tile Co.

At The London Tile Co. we love mosaic tiles. From non-slip wet room floors, to dazzling kitchen splashbacks, mosaic tiles have a range of uses in kitchens and bathrooms. One of the most popular uses for mosaic tiles is as a border or feature strip, so we’ve put together four ways you can use them in your home. If you want to add colour to your bathroom or kitchen without overdoing it, a bright glass mosaic tile is a great choice.

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Ciao Tile

the concept has been on the scene for a while, and it’s not losing any steam: hexagons, cut in …to hardwood, to drywall, to concrete. so we thought it time we pay homage to a few designs done well. simple, yet quite the statement. come make your own with us.

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5 Ways To Redo Kitchen Backsplash (Without Tearing It Out)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The kitchen backsplash is often seen as one of the best opportunities to really be creative with your design. It’s a chance to play with a variety of colors, textures and patterns that might be seen as overwhelming if incorporated into other elements of the room.

Take the luxury of indoor living…outdoors

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Click to view slideshow. Designed for use in rugged exterior applications, the 2cm paver is a frost-resistant porcelain stoneware slab that offers a blend of durability, versatility, performance, eco-sustainability and most importantly, ease of installation. Make your exterior as beautiful as your interior with a choice of eleven different looks to suit your style.

Rosa Gres wins in Architizer A+AWARDS

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain manufacturer Rosa Gres recently picked up honors at the international Architizer A+AWARDS for their porcelain solutions for overflow pools. ABOUT THE ARCHITIZER A+AWARDS. The A+Awards are run by the prestigious American architecture portal, Architizer.

COVERINGS REPORTS GROWTH AT 2016 SHOW

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

COVERINGS REPORTS GROWTH AT 2016 SHOW. ALEXANDRIA, VA — MAY 20, 2016) The growth and energy at the 2016 Coverings show strengthened the show’s position as the leading international tile and stone exhibition in North America. More than 25,000 industry professionals attended the week-long expo, April 18-21, 2016. This figure is an increase in overall attendance from the 2015 show, and to industry insiders, affirms positive movement in the tile and stone market.

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Get The Look: Wisconsin White

The London Tile Co.

Recreate this charming rustic brick look with Wisconsin White porcelain tiles and Ardex Ocean Grey Grout.The brick effect tiles have a realistic textured finish and can be used on both the walls and the floors. Perfect for creating a cosy & rustic kitchen splashback or an urban brick wall in living areas. Advice Bathroom Tiles Kitchen Tiles Tile Design Tips get the look

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Ciao Tile

the concept has been on the scene for a while, and it’s not losing any steam: hexagons, cut in …to hardwood, to drywall, to concrete. so we thought it time we pay homage to a few designs done well. simple, yet quite the statement. come make your own with us.

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Laser Tags For Tile Install

How to Floor Tile

If you look closely at he center of the grout line you will see two red dots. That is my laser that I use on certain installs. In this instance my lines drawn for the layout disappeared due to activity because I had to stop and start a couple times to other things like hang cabinets.

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Italian Mountain Home Mixes Rustic With Modern

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Alfredo Vanotti completed the design of Casa VI , a private residence located in the Orobie Alps, at 3280 feet above sea level in Piateda, Italy. The owner wanted to convert the ruins of the existing structure on the site into an energy-efficient retreat with extensive views of the valley.

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Before and After Bathroom Remodel with Modwalls Tile

Making Tile Modern

Modwalls | Colorful Modern Tile Since 2005. Grace Chon recently shared her bathroom redo on Instagram. We love “Before & After” photos; especially when our tile is part of the After! Shown: Lush blue glass subway tile in 1×4 Vapor. Repost from @thegracechon via @igrepost_app, it’s free!

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CTDA is excited to announce the Distribution Performance Project, free of charge to CTDA members!

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

CTDA Home | Contact Us. CTDA is excited to announce the Distribution Performance Project, free of charge to CTDA members! A note from DPP Principal, Albert D. Bates: The Distribution Performance Project is a new think tank devoted to providing associations and their members with a wide array of tactical and strategic information free of charge. I believe your members will find it invaluable in managing their businesses.

Get The Look: Absolute Ice

The London Tile Co.

Get this stunning ice-white look using Absolute Ice marbled tiles and Ardex Brilliant White grout. Perfect for adding a touch of opulent Art Deco style to your bathroom or wet room. Advice Bathroom Tiles Tile Design Tips

Johnsonite's Minerality Features Wood and Stone Looks in Rubber

ISC Surfaces

Minerality Woodside Minerality Wood / Stone Rubber Tile and Plank flooring is inspired by the natural grain of wood and stone materials, bringing linear and striated visuals to rubber tiles and planks.

Reason #2 Why Your Tile Does Not Fit

How to Floor Tile

There are a number of reasons why tile can be troublesome on installation. Could be the floor is not level or wavy, tile is not Rectified and of different sizes, could be the tile has varied thicknesses.

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Modern Summerhouse Opens Up to Large Terrace and Pond in Brazil

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This modern summerhouse near São Paulo, Brazil was specially developed by Studio Arthur Casas for a couple and their three grown-up daughters. The layout of MS House takes full advantage of the surrounding views — with a golf course and forest to the south.

Yumi and Hatano Studio: The Yoga of Color and Design

Making Tile Modern

Modwalls | Colorful Modern Tile Since 2005. Yumi kagamihara. Yumi Kagamihara is a designer and yoga practitioner who integrates color, design with intention, artistry and focus.

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NAW Update on Overtime Regulations

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. TO: CTDA Members. FROM: Jade West, Senior Vice President-Government Relations. National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors. As we reported last month, the Department of Labor (DoL) is moving forward with its proposed changes to the Wage & Hour Division’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations.

Seconds sale!! Happening this Friday 5/6 through Sunday 5/8 at.

Heath Ceramics

Seconds sale!! Happening this Friday 5/6 through Sunday 5/8 at Heath Sausalito and Heath Los Angeles only. Photo is of stuff that will be put out in Sausalito. (at at Heath Ceramics

Kitchens We Love

Conestoga Tile Blog

Considering a kitchen remodel in your home can be exciting yet intimidating. While it can be the costliest part of a home to update, kitchens prove to provide a high return on investment, along with increased beauty and functionality you can interact with several times every day!

Products for the Great Outdoors - LASTRA and Crescent Vtile

ISC Surfaces

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about outdoor projects again. Here are some great products for decks, patios, pools, and other outdoor spaces. Atlas Concorde Axi White Pine LASTRA Atlas Concorde’s 20mm LASTRA is a perfect addition to outdoor spaces.

Renovated French Farmhouse Gets Modern Facelift

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This 2012 renovated french farmhouse by Loïc Picquet Architecte blends an old farm structure with modern design ideas in Alsace, France. Both the exterior and interior of this historic building were updated, and many aspects preserved to reflect the natural aesthetic of the farm.

Change your tile, Change your life!

Making Tile Modern

Modwalls | Colorful Modern Tile Since 2005. Dr. Alicia Armistead. What do tiles and chakras have in common? Chakra-wha?”. According to yoga philosophy, chakras are several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body.

Documenting Architecture with Photos

Life of an Architect

If you are an architect, you want to see your projects get built. One of the most enjoyable aspects about my job is going to the job site to check in on the progress of my projects as they are under construction.