November, 2021

The Year of Color: Chromatic Trends of 2022

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles offer a number of technical properties that make it the ideal cladding material for virtually any surface in both architectural and interior design projects.

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Five Top European Tile Trends For 2022

JG Kitchens

Tile is one of the most durable, versatile wellness design materials in the world. It can do just about anywhere, inside or out, and requires minimal care to maintain. I've been to all three of the major tile expos in the world.

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CTDA Elects Executive Board and Board of Directors for 2022 Term

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. CONTACT. Tricia Marella. Ceramic Tile Distributors Association. 630-545-9415. CTDA Elects Executive Board and Board of Directors for 2022 Term. GLEN ELLYN, IL, November 10, 2021) –. The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) has announced it has elected a new Executive Board and two new Directors to the Board of Directors for the 2022 term.

Recyling Ceramics

Diary of a Tile Addict

We’ve covered a lot of repurposed waste here – from shells to slag, paper to plastic, and from tea to pee, and today we add another to that list -ceramics.

Stone-Look Porcelain Tile with Timeworn Elegance, In-Stock 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.

What Happens When Fresh Epoxy Grout Get's Wet?

How to Floor Tile

More than one customer looked at me with dismay when I told them that after the shower was built and Epoxy Grout installed, they still need to wait about 4 days before using the shower to allow the Epoxy to set up completely.

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La Sastrería, a CID Award Winning Project

Tile of Spain USA

Awarded special recognition at this year’s Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, La Sastrería by interior design firm Masquespacio, is a one-of-a-kind culinary delight crafted in collaboration with experienced chef, Sergio Giraldo and master bartender, Cristóbal Bouchet.

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Salone 2021: The Most Exciting Tile Trends from FuoriSalone

Decorative Materials

Inspiration can be found in all corners of the globe, but nothing quite compares to Italian finery. From textiles to stone and everything in between, Italian professionals set the stage for some of the most exciting and impressive trends. Tile Trends Trade Show Design

OTT Korean glaze

Diary of a Tile Addict

Recycling spent ceramics back into production is an important aim to increase the sustainability of mass produced tableware and tiles.



VIRTUAL CEU- SUSTAINABILITY IN TILE AND STONE. PRESENTED BY REALSTONE SYSTEMS AND LATICRETE. December 15TH, 11:00 EST. Register Here > CEU Course for architects & designers. AIA-07 Sustainability in Tile and Stone Installations.

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Show Off Your Style With Powder Room Tile

Why Tile

Style is king when it comes to this room of the house. Learn how to wow your guests and make a strong design impact with powder room tile. What Is a Powder Room? Powder rooms are strong selling points for houses on the market, but what exactly are they?

Ceramic Tiles with an Artisan Look at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

Many of the most popular and celebrated tile lines we showcase here at Rubble Tile have something in common: they combine the timeless elegance of traditional style with an updated, contemporary feel. The Studio collection by ADEX USA shines in this regard, with glossy field. New Product

Design a Gorgeous Kitchen Tile Backsplash with the Olvera Collection

The Cement Tile

Kitchen redesigns are significant because they not only upgrade but add value to your home. A backsplash serves as the prime focus of the entire room so getting it right is crucial. Check out these kitchen backsplash ideas from our new Olvera Collection and take your renovation to the next level.

Margot’s Adventures: Exciting Tile Discoveries From Milan And Mallorca

Decorative Materials

Travel and adventure are top sources of inspiration for CEO and Founder of Decorative Materials, Margot Hampleman , who makes a point of exploring whenever possible. The concepts she encounters abroad heavily influence her work with Decorative Materials.

Peeing on porcelain

Diary of a Tile Addict

We’re always up for a novel bit of glazing, and especially one that creatively utilises waste. But today’s feature deifnitely takes experimentation a little farther than we’re used to. With urine.

CEU-Thick Outdoor Porcelain Tile Paving Systems ?


THICK OUTDOOR PORCELAIN TILE PAVING SYSTEMS. NOVEMBER 17TH, 11:00 EST. LIVE DIGITAL SEMINAR-PRESENTED BY REALSTONE SYSTEMS AND MILESTONE. Register Here > CEU Course for architects & designers. Porcelain tile is a form of ceramic tile that is made from a porcelain clay, quartz, and feldspar.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Enhances Health And Safety For American Homes

JG Kitchens

This is not a political blog. Never has been. Never will be. But sometimes politics overlaps wellness design and enhances the health and safety of our homes. This post is about one of those times!

Around the Store

Heath Ceramics

Dad’s certainly going to be happy this year. Clockwise from top left: Indigo/Slate large mugs / How to Mix Drinks cocktail book / Stelton cocktail shaker / Slate Plaza platter / Holmegaard Canada glassware / Whisky Classified book / Iacoli & McAllister bottle opener / Onyx Plaza dish / Marmol Radziner jewelry / Heath tile in Slate Blue, New Sky Blue, Museum Black, New Dark Gray / Monarch Deluxe Playing Cards (set of 4) / Yoshida Airplane Kit

Granada Cement Tiles on Your Favorite Interior Magazines

The Cement Tile

Over the years, world-class designers have utilized our stylish encaustic cement tiles to create astonishing designs. Get inspired by exploring these expert features in some of the most noteworthy magazines. Heather Taylor in Domino: Cozy Comfort.

Luxury Linens: Why We Love Julia B.'s Handmade Products

Decorative Materials

Yes, tiles are the obvious focus at Decorative Materials, but we believe that inspiration is all around us. Among the many talented artisans we've encountered, the team from Julia B. Linens , in particular, stands out.

To Respect and Remember

Diary of a Tile Addict

This recently completed monument is restoring dignity and respect to those buried at the Delaware State Hospital, a former psychiatric institution known to locals as ‘Farnhurst’ The Spiral Cemetery.

45 Modern Shipping Container Homes for Every Budget

Trendir Magazine

Modern shipping container homes are popular due to their versatility and affordability. Despite having a pre-made shape containers can be stacked in a lot of different ways to produce unusual forms for modern dwellings.

Add Self Care To Your Life This Holiday Season With Wellness Design

JG Kitchens

This year has really flown by, hasn’t it? Here we are a week and a day shy of Thanksgiving. Yowza! My guest will be arriving next Wednesday night by train. My guest suite will be ready. What about your guests and home? Are you hosting any friends or family this year?

Remembering a Beloved Collaborator and Friend

Heath Ceramics

Rich Roat was co-founder and co-owner, along with Andy Cruz, of House Industries of Yorklyn, Delaware. Andy called us Wednesday with the unimaginable news that Rich had passed away that morning. Healthy, active, creative, energetic, and leaving a wife and two teenagers without a hint of any such tragedy on the horizon.

088: Holiday Gift Guide for Architects (2021)

Life of an Architect

For the 12th consecutive year, Life of an Architect presents THE definitive holiday gift guide for architects. The post 088: Holiday Gift Guide for Architects (2021) first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading 088: Holiday Gift Guide for Architects (2021) at Life of an Architect.

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Mikrotron Camera Casts Eye Inside Flowing Concrete

The A to Z of Building

Concrete is the world's most frequently used building material, enabling the construction of high-rise buildings, super highways, and sophisticated bridges and dams. Mikrotron camera setup


Gazete Azulejos

Diary of a Tile Addict

The vibrantly tiled façades of Portugal’s homes are one of the country’s most iconic sights, but those sights are disappearing. Attempting to preserve the tiling legacy before it disappears entirely is Gazete Azulejos. Rodolfo de Araújo Firmeza.

How to Roughen a Concrete Surface

Onfloor Technology

We get all sorts of calls for advice on sculpting and casting concrete: "How can I make my concrete smoother?" is a common question; "What should I use to hold the form together?" is another; and sometimes someone will ask, "How can I make my stepped waterfall look more realistic?". Concrete Floor

Wellness Design Brings Home Benefits To Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries

JG Kitchens

Much has been learned in treating these vets, including in my field of wellness design. My annual Veteran's Day post looks at healthy home features for coping with TBIs and PTSD.

A Chat with Garza Marfa

Heath Ceramics

California and Texas have long had a friendly rivalry but that’s been put to rest for now – at least from a design perspective – by Californians turned Texans, Jamey Garza and Constance Holt-Garza. (OK, OK, Jamey’s originally from Austin, but worked in California for years.) The duo have created the perfect Texas-meets-California line of home furnishings and accessories.

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Enjoy hundreds of FREE SAMPLES! To order your free samples, go to the PRODUCTS page and navigate to the product of your choice, then select ‘order a sample’ The post Free Samples appeared first on Realstone Systems. How To

Digital Reimagining of Australia’s Pavilion Exhibition 2021 Venice Biennale of Architecture at the National Museum of Australia

The A to Z of Building

A digital reimagining of Australia’s pavilion exhibition for the 2021 Venice Biennale of Architecture will be shown at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra Inside the exhibition

10 Mistakes Architecture Students Should Avoid

Life of an Architect

In order to find success, here are 10 mistakes architecture students should avoid as they work their way through college. The post 10 Mistakes Architecture Students Should Avoid first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Overlaying Concrete Tips and Tricks

Onfloor Technology

Concrete is an excellent building material that can be used for a variety of purposes. However, there are many things to consider when using concrete. For instance, what type of concrete should you use? What thickness should the layer be? What tools should you use when applying the concrete?

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What To Do With Old And Broken Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen and Residential Design

Kitchen appliances are often made to last, but not perpetually. Many factors can shorten their lifespan, including improper use and frequent power fluctuations. If your oven, refrigerator, or dishwasher has recently died on you, how do you plan on getting rid of it?

Around the Store - Heath LA Edition!

Heath Ceramics

Feeling a little bit country, a little rock and roll. And don’t forget, Kirsten Muenster will have a trunk show at Heath SF from 2-6pm tomorrow! RSVP here to shop her full collection in person

The “square root” technique

Heath Ceramics

The “square root” technique that Mexican designer Carla Fernández pioneered uses squares and rectangles folded to shape every item, and minimizes the use of formal fasteners, relying instead on ties and simple fastenings.