March, 2018

Nature: The Timeless Trend

Tile of Spain USA

Natural motifs in interior design are timeless trends that are in constant evolution. Architects and designers are always looking for new ways to translate the beauty of nature into different styles for residential and commercial projects.

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Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

Architectural Ceramics

During the month of March, we all feel a sudden surge run through our bodies, that sends us running to the party store for shamrock cut-outs, leprechaun hats and the like. So if you like St. Patrick’s Day and the color green, then you’re in luck with our Surge Collection.

Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

The London Tile Co.

If you’ve been on the hunt for new paving recently you have probably come across one or two products made from porcelain. This versatile material is taking over most areas of our home, but you might be wondering why it’s become so popular externally.

2018 Tile Trends from Tile of Spain

JG Kitchens

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the major Spanish tile show, Cevisama , in a hosted press tour, in 2012, and seeing Tile of Spain ‘s exhibits at Coverings at several shows. Here’s the trade group’s take on what’s hot for ceramic tile in 2018: Monochromatic.

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From tile to masonry transition stone work and how to build a masonry pond

Tile Excellence

From tile to masonry transition stone work and how to build a masonry pond If you've been following tile excellence blog for some years now, maybe you've felt comfortable and tried your hand at doing some tile work. If you've successfully done some tile work then stone and masonry work will be easy.

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Get The Look For Less With Wood Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

There’s something about wooden floors that adds a cosy feel to homes and while we love the look, there are some elements that put us off. Not only are they expensive to install and maintain, they also often show signs of wear and tear.

2018 Tile Trends from Tile of Spain

JG Kitchens

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the major Spanish tile show, Cevisama , in a hosted press tour, in 2012, and seeing Tile of Spain ‘s exhibits at Coverings at several shows. Here’s the trade group’s take on what’s hot for ceramic tile in 2018: Monochromatic.

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Denton Developments Does Modern Cement Tile Right

Granada Tile

We’re a big fan of Denton Developments and we’ve spotlit how they’ve used our modern cement tiles in their beautiful projects many times here on the blog and on social media (are you following us on Instagram? We’re @GranadaTile).

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4 Timeless Tile Designs

As The Tile Turns

Whether for future sale or your own personal enjoyment, you're determined to freshen up your home. Like many homeowners, however, time and budget constraints limit the extent to which you can transform your interior aesthetic. A simple tile update could be the solution, but you need a versatile look that will complement your evolving home. Expert Advice Natural Stone

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CERAMIC TECTONICS: Exploring the structural capabilities of thin, large format ceramic tiles

Tile of Spain USA

And Sometimes We HAve To Tear It Out!

How to Floor Tile

So, I started installing this floor. The next day I removed the lash clips to resume the install but they just didn't do the job as I would have liked. So, I ripped it out and started over. I hate doing the same thing twice but worse than that leaving some uneven edges was not acceptable.

The Writing’s on the Wall: 20 Decorating With Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

What if we told you that decorating with chalkboard paint can be totally grown up and chic? We’re not talking about the old-school green chalkboards of the past.

March Featured Tiles: Vintage Rustic & New England Wood Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

March got off to an interesting start – despite us thinking that Spring was on its way we were instead treated to below freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. The snow is melting now and we can get back to thinking about our Easter plans and (slightly) warmer temperatures. If you’re thinking about sprucing up your home this year, now is the perfect time to start looking at tiles.

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How To Get The World Traveler Look

Granada Tile

In a recent article in the LA Times , actress Heather Graham, whose directorial debut, “Half Magic”, opens in theaters shortly, shares the magic of her bathroom as a place of inspiration.

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Is the Subway Tile Trend Dead?

As The Tile Turns

Image via AKDO. From bathrooms to kitchen backsplashes and even commercial settings, subway is the ultimate in ubiquitous tile. Named for the New York City train stations in which they were originally found in the early 1900s, these tiles quickly captured the public's imagination with their revolutionary layout. Since then, they have remained a top choice among a variety of homeowners and designers. Insider Tile Trends Expert Advice

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What Type of Flooring is Best for Your Home?

Kitchen and Residential Design

Many homeowners are looking into purchasing new flooring for their home. But, which type of flooring is right for you? You may be surprised to learn how many types of flooring are available in today’s market. The following are some of the more popular flooring options available today.

building on basics : eclipse

Ciao Tile

there’s not much to argue when it comes to a classic. but when you can build on it…tweak it…play with it a bit, making that classic more. unique, you know you’ve got something good. our eclipse series is the perfect starting point.

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You’ll Flip For These 14 Easy, Inspiring Ways to Include Storage in Your Décor

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Looking for more ways to incorporate storage into your décor? Keep scrolling for some inspiration. Image: PLATEMARK DESIGN Storage doesn’t have to be synonymous with shoving your belongings in a closet, pulling the doors closed, and hoping no one ever looks inside.

Picking the Best Countertop for Your Orange County Kitchen Remodel

Burgin Construction

Picking the Best Countertop for Your Orange County Kitchen Remodel – this is only one of what will seem like a million decisions you will need to make when designing your new kitchen but it is absolutely one of the most important.

Granada Tile Cement Tiles Spotted At Casolare Restaurant And Bar

Granada Tile

We spotted our Antique 6” x 12” tiles at Casolare Ristorante in the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel in Washington DC. The Italian restaurant, created by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schlow, bestows the flavors the Italian coastline on a menu of simple, flavorful dishes.

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11 Colors That Will Totally Make Your Bathroom Look Expensive

Trendir Magazine

You don’t need a huge budget when it comes to changing the appearance of your bathroom all you really need is a color change. The idea is using the right hues will brighten up the bathroom and give it an elegant look. Keep the space as chic as possible with one of these colors.

Tile Spotlight on Twin Cities Designer Rena Feldman of INVIEW Interior Design

Rubble Tile

This month, we are excited to spotlight a new design project that uses a Rubble Tile product, the Terra Tones collection by Mosa. This modern bathroom was designed by ASID member Rena Feldman, the designer behind INVIEW Interior Design. We are so impressed by Rena’s.

building on basics : eclipse

Ciao Tile

there’s not much to argue when it comes to a classic. but when you can build on it…tweak it…play with it a bit, making that classic more. unique, you know you’ve got something good. our eclipse series is the perfect starting point.

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20 Painted Ceiling Ideas That Change Everything

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The ceiling is usually a neglected space in room design, but it certainly shouldn’t be. Why settle? With the right wallpaper or shade of paint (and a little inspiration), your ceiling makes a stunning statement. Here’s 20 of our favorite standout ceilings.

Add Some Curb Appeal

Burgin Construction

Our favorite place for tips and trends is Houzz so when looking for ways to improve a home’s curb appeal, we weren’t surprised to find all we needed on their site. After a year (or more) of being exposed to the elements, every home could use a little outside sprucing.

6 Of 2018’s Hottest Kitchen Trends And What They Cost

Granada Tile

Though trends in home design move much slower than those in fashion, every year brings something new. If you’re considering a full-on kitchen remodel or even just a small update, the March 2018 issue of Money lays out the 6 hottest kitchen trends for 2018 and breaks down the cost of each one.

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Set Sail

Garden State Tile Blog

Our new Maritime wall tile is an inspiration of the lovely beach towns along the east coast and captures the essence of coastal living. The post Set Sail appeared first on Garden State Tile. Blog What's New

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Porcelain Tile vs Hardwood

United Tile's Blog

Porcelain tile that looks like wood flooring is so convincing it’s sometimes impossible to tell the difference. With the advancement of high-tech manufacturing, these porcelain tiles are artfully crafted with patterns and textures that emulate just about any wood species.

building on basics : eclipse

Ciao Tile

there’s not much to argue when it comes to a classic. but when you can build on it…tweak it…play with it a bit, making that classic more. unique, you know you’ve got something good. our eclipse series is the perfect starting point.

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Bring The Outdoors In With Our Favorite Ways To Display House Plants

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Indoor plants not only make your living space more inviting and luxurious, they also make your home’s air healthier. Check out some of our favorite ways to freshen up your home décor with a touch of green. House plants add a unique look to your space while improving air quality.

Green Marble Is The Latest Trend You Will Love

Trendir Magazine

Incorporating marble in any area of the home adds charm, elegance, and beauty, but it comes at a hefty price. If you are interested in having marble but want color as well green marble is the way to go.

How to Add a Pop of Color to Your Outdoor Space with Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Make Your Patio or Deck into Your Favorite Room. March 20th marked the first official day of spring! And if you’re anything like us, you’ve been dreaming about warmer, longer days, and mother nature in all her glory.

Five Tips on How to Keep Your Kitchen Grease Free

Kitchen and Residential Design

Whether you are a busy working mom or a single bachelor, you’ll agree that scrubbing a greasy kitchen is no simple task. If you are looking to keep your kitchen grease free, here are 5 tips for you. 1.Kitchen hood Cleaning greasy range hoods can be the least fun job in the kitchen.

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12 Take Tucker Design Honors

Stone Update

Natural Stone Institute awards exceptional natural-stone projects. Featured Awards Articles