September, 2017

A Latte Love: Fall Tile Inspiration

Architectural Ceramics

For many of us, the change in season from summer to fall is a welcomed time of year. We get to enjoy the change in weather, waredrobes, and drink orders.

ARDEX Releases K 521™: A New Self-Leveling Concrete Topping with Aggregate Surface

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Aliquippa, Pa., September 11, 2017 – ARDEX Americas is pleased to announce that ARDEX K 521™ Self-Leveling Concrete Topping with Aggregate Surface ​​​​is now available for purchase at ARDEX distributors throughout North America.

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Five Ways to Cozy Up Your Home for Fall

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. As the sunny, carefree days of summer wind down, we look ahead to the days of apple orchards and colorful leaves.

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Tile Trends: GIO Looks at Metal Tiles for Commercial Design

Giotile

Both metal tiles and tiles with metallic finishes have been growing in popularity in the design world the past few seasons, and the available selections just keep getting better.

Free up Your Counter Space with These Kitchen Organizing Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Is cooking and entertaining in your kitchen a harder task than it should be? A small kitchen space does not mean you should not entertain in your home. It just means you have to be smarter on the décor items you do use.

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There’s a Small Bathroom Design Revolution and You’ll Love These Rule-breaking Trends

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Tired of your small, dark and uninspiring bathroom? Are you ready to finally give it an overhaul?

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Territorial Trace

Life of an Architect

First, let’s get one thing clear: while it is labeled as “trace paper” don’t call it that. It is simply called “trace.” ” No apologies to “onion skin”, “bumwad” or any other monikers. Trace.

How to Choose the Right Style Garage Door

Stagetecture

Are you in the process of choosing a new garage door ? Your front door isn’t only the one that needs to look gorgeous. You also have to make sure that your garage door is a design in itself. Bear in mind that your garage door is very obvious, the fact that it’s quite larger than your front door.

Before & After: A Small Suburban Kitchen Says Goodbye to the Granite and Dark Wood Cabinets — Professional Project

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Leslie Murchie Cascino). Project by: Leslie Murchie Cascino of Bonnie Wu Design, LLC. Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan. Leslie's client downsized into a home that was mostly perfect, save for the cramped and outdated kitchen.

Join Us in Boston!

Tile of Spain USA

Join Poggenpohl and Tile of Spain October 18th in Boston for tapas, networking and a CEU discussion highlighting the latest in ceramic tile technologies. Ceramics For Life: Consumer & Design Trends 2017 will be presented by Ryan Fasan, Tile of Spain Consultant. Wednesday October 18th, 2017.

Lettered to Perfection – Little Tile Guy

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

This 1200 sq. install, using local slate and wood-look porcelain tiles, is in the Factory Point Place in Manchester, Vermont. The building, a historic bank, is being remodeled to accommodate new businesses. Oliver Ledbetter, owner of Little Tile Guy, LLC, designed and installed all of the tile.

We Asked Interior Designers: What Small Changes Make the Biggest Difference?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Give your rooms a fresh look with these designers’ best tips.

Benefits of Cement Tile Floors

Granada Tile

Cement tiles have been popular since the 1860s and this is for a good reason—they are one of the most practical and beautiful types of tiles available. Cement tiles offer a huge range of benefits that make them a good choice for any room in your home.

Flagstone Tile Layout Patterns

The London Tile Co.

Flagstone-style flooring has been used all over the world for years. Traditionally made from stone such as travertine or limestone, the term flagstone is now commonly used to describe the patterns created using different sized tiles or paving stones.

9 Real Bathrooms That Expertly Tackle a Lack of Storage

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque ). Not all bathrooms are created equal, and that's fine by us. Some may see a small bathroom as a storage nightmare, but we see it as a challenge. Here are nine genius DIY bathrooms that prove no storage situation, or lack there of, can't be tackled. READ MORE ».

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Tile of Spain prepares for Cersaie 2017

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain is once again returns to Bologna, Italy to exhibit the latest and greatest in tile trends at Cersaie 2017.

Trash Talk: ARDEX Making Big Strides in Recycling

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

This summer ARDEX Americas’ Dallas, Georgia, plant rolled out an innovative recycling initiative that will effectively eliminate a large portion of waste produced the facility. Michael Deppa, Plant Engineer, spearheaded the effort with the help of Tim Blanchett, Plant Manager.

Your Ultimate Guide to the Do’s and Don’ts of a Kitchen Remodel

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Consider these tips before starting your kitchen remodel.

Guest Post from Natural Stone Institute – Caring for your Natural Stone Surfaces at Home

JG Kitchens

There is no finer artist than Mother Nature. Her gifts of marble, onyx, granite, soapstone and other stones have been justly prized for millennia. You may have one of these surfaces in your home. Marble and granite have long been popular for countertops, shower surrounds and floor tiles.

Doug Hayes named Vice President of Sales for Florida Tile, Inc.

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. September 20, 2017. Doug Hayes named Vice President of Sales for Florida Tile, Inc. Florida Tile has named Doug Hayes as Vice President of Sales.

Rent or Buy In This Historic Scottish Castle — House of the Day

Apartment Therapy

Do you entertain fantasies of castle living, but aren't exactly ready for the sort of upkeep that comes with a centuries old stone building steeped in history? Well, we have some good news: this castle in Scotland has been converted into townhomes, and there are two currently on the market—one for rent, and one for sale. READ MORE ». Real Estate.

Call for Entries: Tile of Spain Awards 2017

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) has announced a new edition of the Tile of Spain Architecture, Interior Design, and Final Degree Project Awards.

Don’t Remodel Your Bathroom Before Considering Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Tiles have always been a go-to material for the bathroom, but have you considered cement tile for your remodel? If not, it’s about time you do. Cement tiles have been showing up in magazines, home renovation TV shows, and décor blogs more and more, and for good reasons.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Top 2017 Pinterest Home Trends

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Check out the hottest 2017 Pinterest home trends.

Porch and Patio Idea You’ll Want to Steal This Fall

Trendir Magazine

Once the month of September arrives, it is time to begin revamping our décor and adding fall vibes to it. One of the areas of the home that many times get overlooked when it comes to adding season and holiday décor is the porch and patio area.

How to Afford to Own a Home By Age 30

Stagetecture

The American dream is to own a home , right? Rising property prices and an unstable economy doesn’t make getting into the real estate market very easy or appealing. In fact, many young people are wondering if they’ll ever be able to free themselves of the rental game and own their own home.

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Bloggers' Secrets for Avoiding Shipping Fees, Snagging Amazing Deals & Becoming a Pro at Online Shopping

Apartment Therapy

Earthy Textures & Cali Vibes in an Inspiring Interior Design Studio & Showroom. Image credit: Kim Marcelo ). Online shopping can sometimes be a science when it comes to saving money.

Six Spanish Tile Trends Seen at Cersaie 2017

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL, September 2017 – Over 90 Tile of Spain companies showcase their latest ceramic tile innovations and collections at Cersaie 2017 this week in Bologna, Italy. Once again, Spanish tile manufacturers debut collections based upon popular design trends during the annual international show.

What Type of Tile to Use for Your Next Project?

Granada Tile

Are you confused by all of the different tile material options? You’re not alone! In fact, many people are unsure about which type of tile will work best for their project. Don’t worry, Granada Tile is here to make the process easy and help you find the perfect tile for your next remodel project.

These 4 Eye-Catching Mantel Design Ideas Will Get You Ready for Fall

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. It’s time to warm your mantle up for fall.

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10 Creative Ways to Upgrade Your Staircase

Trendir Magazine

Even though it is one of the most used areas of the home it is many times not taken into consideration when it comes to home décor. Although it is sleek and narrow your staircase can still get the same decorative treatment as the rest of your home.

5 Delicious Fall Desserts We Love

Stagetecture

Fall desserts are ones that warm our souls and our taste buds! The cool autumn weather is quite pleasant and it also creates hearty appetites. We’ve searched through the Stagetecture archive and selected 5 delicious fall dessert recipes for you that are mainly made of fall’s produce.

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Sorry, But These Home Improvements Just Don't Pay Off

Apartment Therapy

If you plan on selling within five months, or even five years, a renovation is usually planned with extra consideration for resale value. Though there are certain updates that will always be a worthy investment with wide appeal (read: hardwood floors), some projects aren't worth the trouble if your goal is to maximize your home's value. READ MORE ». Remodeling Ideas. Real Estate

Large Format Tile Becoming the Norm

As The Tile Turns

Forget the diminutive porcelain tiles that long dominated suburban bathrooms; today, it's all about large format tile, which offers a cleaner, more sophisticated look with minimal grout lines