June, 2018

A Recap: 2018 Coverings Tile & Stone Show

Architectural Ceramics

// by Betty Sullivan //. Every year, Architectural Ceramics travels to the Coverings Tile & Stone Show to discover new products, meet new industry allies, and strengthen our vendor & customer relationships.

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Tile of Spain Kicks Off Their CEU Series in NYC

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain kicked off their 2018 CEU and Material showcase series in New York City with another successful event! In conjunction with NKBA Manhattan, the first program of the year was held at the brand new Royal Green Appliance Center in Tribeca.

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The 31 Best Residential Design Blogs Featuring Awesome Cement Tile (A Definitive List For Encaustic Tile Enthusiasts)

Granada Tile

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New Tile Ranges at The London Tile Co.

The London Tile Co.

We’ve had a sudden influx of new tile ranges here at The London Tile Co. and we can’t wait to tell you all about them. Whether you’re refreshing your kitchen for summer or planning a bathroom makeover, we have some stunning new ranges. Don’t forget that tiles can be used in any room in your home – they are hardwearing, hygienic and easy to keep clean, making them perfect for hallways, living spaces and even outdoors. Atrium.

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What to Expect During Your New Home Walkthrough

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Home inspections are usually part of the process when you’re buying an existing home. If you’re building your home, however, your builder will coordinate any necessary inspections with the city, then schedule a walkthrough with you.

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Tile Excellence


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Subtle Seaside Style: Tile Inspiration & Collections With a Soft Touch

Architectural Ceramics

Summer is here. The beach is calling. This time last year, we featured a beach blog about AC’s Naturals Collection whose soft color palette and names are inspired by nature. Architectural Ceramics is at it again, this time with a focus on sea shells and mother of pearl as inspiration.

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The History of Ceramic Encaustic Tiles

Granada Tile

At Granada Tile, we go above providing you with just the tile design you desire for your space. We give you background and share the encaustic tile history, so you can share what you’ve learned when you are entertaining and your guests are admiring your newly adorned home.

June Featured Tiles: Gorgeous Grey from Malmo & Panache

The London Tile Co.

Grey used to be associated with drab and dreary decor, but now it has a much more stylish and modern reputation. It’s a great neutral base that suits large and small spaces and goes with most other colours, so you can add and change your accessories if you want a pop of colour. If you still aren’t sure check out our previous blog post by interior designer Clare Phillips who has used grey throughout her stunning new build home.

Our 20 Favorite Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

One area of the home to come the furthest in terms of design over the years is the outdoor living space. These were once just spaces to place a patio furniture set and maybe a grill.

Starlike Sensations

Diary of a Tile Addict

Applying Litokol Starlike. I have had a great feedback on my recent posts concerning the application of colour, and particularly coloured grouts, at the recent Coverings exhibition.

Master Bathroom Redecorating Ideas

Trendir Magazine

The master bedroom is one of the most private places of a home, therefore, it deserves to be a show-stopper that makes you want to relax and unwind from your busy day. After all, if you want to create a space that works with your space and showcases your personality.

Game of Tones

Tile of Spain USA

Architecture is a skillful manipulation of volumes and light that can be likened to the potential that a canvas provides to a painter. Almost all building materials are worthy of being included on the architect’s palette, but it is ceramic tile that takes home the gold as the top material of choice.

Dykstra New Sales/Mktg VP at Braxton-Bragg

Stone Update

Brings two decades of experience to supplier of U.S. stone fabricators. Featured Company Insider News

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How To Create Indoor-Outdoor Flow

The London Tile Co.

The trend for indoor-outdoor living areas is one that is might seem relatively new, but we think everyone should be embracing it. Having a large indoor space that’s only used occasionally is impractical, and yet a smaller space which connects to a corresponding outdoor area gives you the option to extend when needed. We’ve put together some helpful hints to guide you in creating a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor living areas.

Selling or Renovating? Blue Bathrooms (Like These) Sell for More Bucks

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re partial to blue, you’re in luck: According to Zillow , blue rooms substantially increase the value of your home. Blue bathrooms top the list, adding up to “$5,400 more than expected to the sale price.”

Top Five Tile Trends

Diary of a Tile Addict

Left: Operae by Ornamenta. Right: Bold by Marca Corona. I am grateful to my colleagues at Novita in New York for this informed take on today’s top tile trends, which they have produced having synthesised the very best of the new ranges displayed by Italian manufacturers at Coverings.

White Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Your Next Renovations

Trendir Magazine

White is chic, sharp, modern and the perfect color to brighten your bathroom space. If you have been eyeing your next bathroom renovation or are looking for inspiration the following bathroom designs are sure to inspire you to want to change your aesthetics to a more crisp and airy space.

Saving money with DIY plumbing

Kitchen and Residential Design

As I got ready to write this post I went back to my portfolio on Houzz to see if I had any bathrooms posted there.

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Marmomac Readies for a Big Show

Stone Update

September international stone event sells out exhibition space; producers preview innovations. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Design NJ Summer 2018

Garden State Tile Blog

It’s all about the outdoors and color. See our article about the latest trends in color. The post Design NJ Summer 2018 appeared first on Garden State Tile. Blog Media

How to Save Money on Your Electricity and Water Bills

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

While you want to be comfortable in your home, it’s possible to achieve this goal while also saving money. Making small adjustments that you will barely notice can result in significant savings. Keep reading to discover ways to save money on your electricity and water bills.

Grouted Geometry

Diary of a Tile Addict

Cava by Living Ceramics. Left: Cava Green with terracotta joints. Right: Cava Beige with Moon white joints. Regular readers of Tile Addict will have noted my comments on the growing use of coloured grout as an integral part of new tile displays at Coverings and other recent international trade shows.

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Beach House Decor That Bring Summer To Your Home All Year Round

Trendir Magazine

If you are lucky enough to own a beach house, then you know the best part is decorating the space to bring the beach vibes directly indoor. However, if you are not as fortunate, there’re different ways you can take your home from “ordinary” to beach house galore.

Cement vs Porcelain: Which is Better for Your Commercial Tile Projects?


If you love interior design, your Instagram feed is likely filled with images of beautiful spaces, many of which show tile in use.

Stone Scholarships for Emerging Professionals

Stone Update

Two awards available for 2019 industry events from Natural Stone Institute. Featured Association Beat News

Pink Bath

The Perfect Bath

Every now and then I find a bath that resonates with me. The pink bath in this image is one of those “vintage” images that is all too familiar to those of us of a certain age. In fact, when we founded Waterworks 40 years ago, there were countless baths that looked just like this and many were far worse. In 1978, baths were very small and most did not have the luxury of a corner tub. But they did have 4 1/4″ tile, often pink, and nearly always with contrasting trim.

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Here’s How to Decorate Your Home From Scratch (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Are you moving into a new home and starting fresh? Don’t feel overwhelmed! Here are six new home decorating tips when you’re starting from scratch. You’ll see that decorating your new home is fun — and much easier than you think.

Integrated Inspiration

Diary of a Tile Addict

Tiles by Mutina. As a long-term champion of ceramic tiles, someone who is convinced that they are the world’s finest surface finish, with unsurpassed technical and aesthetic abilities, if I have had one criticism of ceramic tile manufacturers in the past it is this: they have been too passive.

Interior Tips For Neutral Obsessed Homeowners

Trendir Magazine

There is nothing wrong with being obsessed with neutral hues and having them be the main focus in the room instead of it simply being a contrast color.

Charleston Home & Design Magazine Summer 2018

Garden State Tile Blog

See our article on latest tile trends — “ She Said/She Said “ The post Charleston Home & Design Magazine Summer 2018 appeared first on Garden State Tile. Blog Media

Natural Stone Institute Awards: July Deadline

Stone Update

Entries for 2018 Pinnacle and Industry Recognition honors needed by July 20. Featured Association Beat News

Fireplaces and Other Fire Features from KBDN

JG Kitchens

Do you love fireplaces as much as I do? I have a fireplace in my townhouse living room that I really enjoy using, and plan to have an outdoor fireplace at my next home, as well.

Family House Remodel Features Pavilion-Like Living Spaces

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

AM Architecture designed the Camberwell House , a 5,920 square-foot (550 square-meter) residence located in Melbourne, Australia. This family house remodel expands on an existing house on the plot, which lacked an optimum indoor-outdoor connection.

Terracotta Tesselations

Diary of a Tile Addict

Giotto from the Design Collection by Nina Martinelli. Regular readers of Diary of a Tile Addict will know that I am a big fan of the 3D tile designs produced in Brazil. One of the foremost exponents is Nina Martinelli.

Transform Your Small Bathroom into an Amazing Space


(A big “thank you” to our friends at fixitrightplumbing.com for sponsoring this post!). If you have a small bathroom it may also feel cramped and uninspiring. If so, you’re not alone. Many homeowners have at least one bathroom that feels hopelessly small.

Earth Into Tile: Rubble Tile Presents Altamere by Ragno

Rubble Tile

No matter where they are, people can’t resist the allure of the great outdoors. Whether it’s suburbia or a city, sometimes all it takes is the reminder that nature is out there to set your heart at rest. Not everyone can be surrounded by the.