June, 2019

How To Choose Bathroom Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Whether building a new property or renovating a current one, choosing the bathroom floor tiles should be one of the highlights. Tiles can transform your house into a home and bathrooms can really set the tone for your property. Are you looking for a sleek, modern finish?

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Artistic Tile: Upping the Ante with Mosaic-Inspired Statement Stones

As The Tile Turns

At Decorative Materials, we're all about experimenting with bold designs as we integrate fresh new ideas with traditional concepts. We're always on the hunt for new talent, but we also find ourselves returning again and again to a few reliable designers.

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Building a Home with Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles can decorate the home inside and out. Since it is a material that adapts to every room and offers solutions for every space, ceramic can be used in bathrooms, kitchens, balconies and even bedrooms.

Handmade Cement Tiles: How to Instantly Improve the Look and Feel of Your Space

Granada Tile

From the stunning Bordeaux to the Moroccan-inspired Arabesque , Granada Tile’s handmade cement tiles are sweeping the world as a unique way to improve the look and feel of any space.

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Tile Trends at Coverings — From Kitchen & Bath Design News

JG Kitchens

This month’s Trend Spotting takes us to Orlando, where the massive Coverings tile expo took place. Check out the latest global tile trends. Which ones do you love? Which ones would you include in your home? There are so many new, and new-old, styles to choose from.

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Employee Spotlight: Commercial Sales Manager David Arabe

Architectural Ceramics

For Father’s Day we interviewed a new dad, our Commercial Sales Manager, David Arabe, and got his thoughts on his new role as a dad and leading our commercial sales team. Architectural Ceramics: Your clients often juggle project types like hospitality, healthcare, and corporate offices.

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Update Your Kitchen Splashback With The Savanna Range

The London Tile Co.

Are you looking for that extra something to add dimension to a kitchen in a new build? Or maybe you are renovating your current kitchen? Whatever type of property you have, at some point it’s likely your kitchen will need a new splashback.

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Tile of Spain Named Winner of Architectural Record’s Advertising Excellence Awards

Tile of Spain USA

Each year Architectural Record hosts the Advertising Excellence Awards during the annual AIA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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What is a Transitional Bathroom and How Can You Get This Look?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The transitional bathroom is the most popular bathroom design style, according to the 2019 Bathroom Design Trends report by the National Kitchen + Bath Association.

Qwerty Mosaics

Diary of a Tile Addict

There’s a wonderful movement in the art world. Mosaics have been branching out of their ceramic hold for a while, but now there’s a whole new branch to explore.

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Whether you prefer the song’s original version by Seals & Crofts or the 1974 remake by the Isley Brothers , both Summer Breeze hits reached the Top 100 charts when they were released. Today, the song still blows through our mind when thinking of the perfect summer playlist.

Keeping Your Porcelain Patio Clean This Summer

The London Tile Co.

In the UK it rains for almost half of the year, 156 days if some websites are to be believed, so the last thing anyone wants to be doing when the sun makes its rare appearance is cleaning the patio.

The Most Impressive Tile Designs from Coverings 2019

As The Tile Turns

Inspiration abounds in the fast-paced world of interior design. Exciting ideas can be found in virtually every setting imaginable. At industry events, however, these ideas reach a whole new level as they are examined and discussed by those who know design best.

The Spanish Tile Industry Develops a New Sector-Specific Environmental Product Declaration (DAP)

Tile of Spain USA

ASCER has announced the development of a sectorial Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The technical work has been developed by the Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC), and the EPD has been registered under the GlobalEPD system of AENOR.

Onyx Is The New Marble And Here’s Why

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. There’s a new stone that’s taking over marble’s popularity — and it’s onyx. Are you wondering what the difference is between onyx vs. marble?

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Create the Mosaics of the Mediterranean at Chautauqua


Create the Mosaics of the Mediterranean at Chautauqua Moroccan Mosaic Details from Columns at the Palau in Barcelona Byzantine Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora For those fortunate to visit Chautauqua in upstate New York during the summer of 2019, I will again be offering the course Create the Mosaics of the Mediterranean during Week Five (July 22–26) of the summer season. In this hands-on course, we’ll journey to the sunny Mediterranean from West to East and design and re-create the geometric patterned mosaics of Morocco, the broken tile mosaics of Antoni Gaudí’s Barcelona and the Byzantine glass tile mosaics of ancient Constantinople. Experience this enduring art form while learning its history and the cultures that created it. Course participants will not only complete three hands-on mosaic projects but will also learn the techniques of mosaic installation. No previous experience needed. For more information on registering visit classes.chq.org or call 716-357-6250. The Chautauqua Institution is a unique community on the shores of Lake Chautauqua in western New York State. To learn more about the organization and its offerings, concerts and much more during the nine week summer season please visit chq.org. George George Woideck is a ceramic artist specializing in tile and mosaic. He is also wel l known for his work in schools as a teaching artist in education. View his work as artist-in-residence at tileandclayart.com. Review his career as a studio artist at Artisan Architectural Ceramics. See his recent studio projects on the Behance Network. Call George at 216 225 0368. Email him at gwoideck@tileandclayart.com. Antoni Gaudi Barcelona Broken Tile Mosaics Byzantine Mosaics Constantinople Create the Mosaics of the Mediterranean at Chautauqua George Woideck Istanbul Woideck Moroccan Mosaics Morocco Mosaics

Why Tile? Easy Care and Low Maintenance

Conestoga Tile Blog

As we continue our blog series on why you should choose tile for your home, today we wanted to focus on tile’s superior easy to clean nature and unmatched durability. Among a variety of different advantages, homeowners love tile floors because of its easy care and low maintenance properties.

June Featured Tiles: Exhibit & Reflections

The London Tile Co.

It’s been a busy few weeks here at The London Tile Co., with sample orders flying out every day.

10 Blue Kitchen Cabinet Ideas to Upgrade Your Kitchen Today

Trendir Magazine

Blue might not seem like the ideal color to incorporate in your kitchen, but there are actually quite a few advantages in using this particular hue. When used inside of the home the hue brings tranquility, a sense of peace, luxury and almost a feel of expansiveness.

Week of June 24th, 2019

Architectural Ceramics

Is white a color? Of course! Well, at least in the world of interior design. White provides an excellent backdrop for more dramatic colors or can work to create a clean, minimal look.

4 Ideas for Creative Stepping Stone Pathways

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re looking for a timeless addition to your yard, consider stepping stone pathways. These add a rustic, natural element that is great for the outdoors. They’re also very versatile in style.

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“More is More” – The Maximalism Revival

Garden State Tile Blog

Over the last few years minimalism has consumed the design world with its neutral hues, straight lines and overall simplicity. While this picture perfect design genre is certainly captivating, it’s not always reflective of the adventure, passion and personal style that make up our lives.

Ceramic Tile is Environmentally-Friendly

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Many ceramic tile options are made from recycled materials. Plus, once installed, tile can be reused generation after generation. There’s no question: combining incredible durability and responsible manufacturer usage of recycled content, tile is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available. View VIDEO here on WhyTile.com: [link]. View VIDEO here on YouTube: [link].

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Clay Cloth

Diary of a Tile Addict

Exploring new and unusual materials is a rare Tile Addict treat. Today there is something unexpected to see, the unlikely pairing of clay and textile.

10 Designer Tips For Moroccan Inspired Décor

Trendir Magazine

Can Morocco get any more beautiful? The views are not only impeccable buts the style is just as enchanting. If you’re interested in bringing an exotic vibe that still feels elegant with just the right amount of charm, then its time to take a look at Moroccan décor.

Week of June 17, 2019

Architectural Ceramics

From finding the perfect purpose for that spare room in your house to open, contemporary office design – here are our top design picks for the week. Finding Purpose for that Spare Room. Our Room of Requirement , Lauren Liess.

Renovation Stress? 8 Tips to Stay Sane

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

My husband and I are knee-deep in bathroom renovations and I’d be lying if I said it’s been smooth sailing. We’ve been plagued with scheduling delays and tile issues and our two-week reno has turned into a six-weeker.

Vision Stone

Garden State Tile Blog

Vision Stone is a premium white Italian marble from the same region as our Calacatta and Statuario marbles. This marble has a beautiful white background with subtle gray veining throughout. Vision Stone is available in polished or honed for floors, walls, and backsplashes.

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Selling and Serving the High Maintenance Customer

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Floor Focus Article. June 5, 2019. Sandy Smith. Selling and Serving the High Maintenance Customer. Unless you have been living on another planet for the last few years, you know that today’s customers have changed. In my educational seminars, I frequently ask members of my audience to give me a general profile of their customers. Regardless of the industry- manufacturing, health care, retail, financial services, sales and marketing or the US government-the following profile emerges.

Touchy-Feely Tiles

Diary of a Tile Addict

A fantastic collaboration between tile and architecture led to the creation of TOUCHY-FEELY. Founded in 2006 by architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, TOUCHY-FEELY became a platform for sensory-orientated design.

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How To Add Retro Style To Any Room

Trendir Magazine

While we are in the new age of décor, and everything always seems to be changing; whether it be due to the season, evolving trends or just time for an upgrade. However, while most things do tend to change somethings are best left alone, that is where retro style comes into play.

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Why Tile? Easy Care and Low Maintenance

Conestoga Tile

As we continue our blog series on why you should choose tile for your home, today we wanted to focus on tile’s superior easy to clean nature and unmatched durability. Among a variety of different advantages, homeowners love tile floors because of its easy care and low maintenance properties.

2019 Bathroom Trends: What’s In and What’s Out

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Kitchens might be the heart of the home, but bathrooms are definitely the muscle. After all, which room in your home has to double as a dog wash and a makeup station? Of course, making your bathroom one of your favorite rooms in your house has as much to do with style as it does function.

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Soft Surroundings

Garden State Tile Blog

Give your space a soft “Touch” with this glazed ceramic wall tile. This tile collection brings a light and airy atmosphere with its coastal, cottagey soft hues. Touch is made in 3″ x 12″ , 3″ x 6″, and 5″ x 6″ palazzo.

How To Create an Indoor-Outdoor Living Space

Valverdi Indoor-Out

Open plan living spaces are becoming increasingly popular, but not everyone has the same indoor space available. So, why not increase your living space by making your patio an extension of your home instead?

Design Your Slabs

Diary of a Tile Addict

This is a truly exciting innovation promoted by Iris Ceramica Group. With Design Your Slabs, any image or design can be recreated on FIANDRE ceramic surfaces. This includes, and focuses on, large scale ceramic slabs – ideal for remarkable façades and show stealing interiors.

Gorgeous Kitchen Trends That Are All the Rage

Trendir Magazine

An all-white kitchen has been a top favorite for many throughout the years, particularly those that love browsing through Pinterest. Many would say white kitchens are the beginning of home décor, and for good reason it is.