December, 2019

Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 18th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL December 2019 – Tile of Spain, the association of over 125 Spanish tile manufacturers, announces the winners of the 18th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

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Achieving New Heights with Your Backsplash

As The Tile Turns

Kitchens are constantly evolving. Today, open-concept designs reign supreme, as do large islands equipped with ample storage space. Further developments are in store, including a greater emphasis on the backsplash. Tile Trends

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Pantone Color of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue

Architectural Ceramics

Pantone recently introduced their 2020 Color of the Year : Classic Blue. If you aren’t familiar with Pantone’s annual announcement, the Color of the Year a recurring pick from Pantone’s color experts that influences the gamut of design industries from fashion to interior design.

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Cement Tile Manufacturer Shares Restaurant Designs to Recreate in Your Home

Granada Tile

Cement tile is an outstanding addition to any home decor, remodeling or renovation project. These tiles are sturdy and will last for many years without a great deal of upkeep required.

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Case Study: Gainesville Investment Firm

Garden State Tile Blog

PROJECT TYPE LOCATION FIRM Office Building Gainesville, Florida Level Architecture & Interiors. PROJECT OVERVIEW.

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Extra 2020 Tile Trends

Diary of a Tile Addict

To go with Tile Addict’s take on the 2020 trends is a little selection of additional elements that we may be seeing more of in the coming year. They were not heavily prevalent in the lists of other trend spotters, but they are still very much worth a mention. Foyer.

Experimenting with Color

Tile of Spain USA

When designing a new space, there is always much to consider. We must visualize the result we want, assess the style, finishes and effects that best meet our design needs and have an understanding of the different catalogs of Spanish ceramic brands to coordinate with each design.

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Week of December 9, 2019 – Holiday Decorating

Architectural Ceramics

Week of December 9, 2019. Design with a Purpose. 4 local designers participate in Children’s National’s annual Light Up the Season , Northern Virginia Magazine.

Designer Spotlight: Dierdre Doherty x Cluny Cement Tile

Granada Tile

Dierdre Doherty designs are focused largely on earth tones and a natural design aesthetic.

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The World’s Most Sustainable Tile is at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

For over 130 years, Mosa has been manufacturing tiles using the purest materials and the magic of innovative Dutch design. Because Mosa embraces the sustainability-focused Cradle to Cradle philosophy and uses mindful materials, designers who specify their tiles create incredible spaces that are also environmentally.

Avantime Addition

Diary of a Tile Addict

A masterful selection of colour takes over in Gigacer ‘s Avantime collection. Beginning with Tonal, two distinct colour scales offer neutral tones that are both warm and cool. Rich and textured variants of these shades are shown throughout Blanc, Ivory, Braun, and Gris.

The Rehabilitation of Casa Vicens

Tile of Spain USA

Nestled in the heart of downtown Barcelona, sits Casa Vicens, a home that holds the history of one of Spain’s most notable architects, Antoni Gaudí. Born in 1852 in Catalonia, Spain Gaudi adopted an early appreciation of the rich Spanish and Mediterranean culture of his hometown.

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Exploring The 2020 Colors Of The Year

Garden State Tile Blog

Interior designers, artists and fine arts scholars have long believed that color can dramatically affect our moods.

Week of December 2, 2019 – Holiday Parties and Christmas Decor

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we’re over the first holiday entertaining hurdle. Veteran hosts now set their sights on holiday parties.

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Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year: What Every Interior Designer Needs to Know

Granada Tile

We’ve all heard the phrase “(Blank) is the new black,” referring to a color, pattern or trend that is up-and-coming and destined to be wildly popular.

Rubble Tile’s New Easy-Install Shower Base Solutions

Rubble Tile

At Rubble Tile we’re always looking for solutions for our clients, and that doesn’t stop with our ceramic, porcelain, glass and stone tiles. We also provide installation products that we stand behind because they get the job done and make your project easier. And now. New Product Rubble News easy installation shower base installation producta replace tub with shower shower base shower bases twin cities shower installation products

Classic and Blue

Diary of a Tile Addict

The shift from Pantone’s 2019 Living Coral to the 2020 shade is reflected in the name itself. Classic Blue offers familiarity and comfort. Its inoffensive hue is an everyday shade, rich and warm, and calming in its simplicity.

Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Is your kitchen a bit outdated? If you are considering a kitchen renovation to start the new year and the new decade out fresh, be sure to check out these kitchen design trends for 2020. From the return of wood cabinets to showy, bright colors, there is something for everyone.

From Our House to BauHaus

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has introduced the BauHaus series to the Garden State Tile Wall Tile collection. The art-deco inspired wall tile series is available in 4 colors, including a vibrant red, bright white, stark black and a neutral ecru.

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Our Holiday Traditions

Architectural Ceramics

What’s Your Holiday Tradition? We love the holidays over here. From the food, to the decorations, and best of all, the people. We took a moment this month to ask out staff – “What’s your holiday tradition?” Keep reading for the answers and pictures they shared with us!

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Ceramics of Italy

In Porta Venezia, a Milano, zona che vanta numerose residenze liberty, al 9 di via Melzo in un edificio di taglio industriale, al secondo piano, si trova il Nuovo Spazio Simas. Dal 2005, tra i primi a Milano, è ora ripensato in un’ottica più funzionale all’evoluzione dell’immagine aziendale.

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ModCraft adds new dimensional tile style to line


SUBTLE BUT STILL DIMENSIONAL – “ Shift ,” is a larger format tile measuring 3″ x 12.” ” It is handmade from porcelain clay and high fired for exceptional durability. .

Watermarks we want

Diary of a Tile Addict

We recently took a look at an awesome selection of ranges from Clé in at attempt to demonstrate how magnificently varied, and tasteful their collections are. However, there was one range in particular that was deliberately left out of the list in order for it to have an article of its own.

Top Home Building Trends in 2020

Kitchen and Residential Design

Many new home building trends are expected to emerge in 2020. Many interior designers are now infusing recyclable materials in their home design plans. People are becoming more conscious about environmental problems, so they're interested in stylish environmentally friendly properties.

Boho is Back: Introducing The Bohemia Series

Garden State Tile Blog

Lively and visually stunning, Bohemia hexagon tiles from Garden State Tile have the look of hand-made cement tiles in a durable, easy to maintain porcelain format. Fresh colors paired with geometric and botanical patterns create a design style that is both chic and modern.

Week of December 16, 2019 – Christmas Flair

Architectural Ceramics

Corporate Meets Christmas. Top tips for last-minute holiday party planning from an Orlando event expert , Orlando Business Journal. Christmas is right around the corner, and if you haven’t planned a company holiday party yet, you might not be relegated to the office copy room.

Motherflipping Tile Joints

Life of an Architect

I like to take tile joint patterns pretty seriously and am preternaturally inclined to notice when the tile installer decides to make the joint pattern an afterthought. Continue reading Motherflipping Tile Joints at Life of an Architect.

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Ceramics of Italy

Thanks to a joint venture with Roma Tile Co. Ltd, Laminam consolidates and expands its international presence by setting up a new company in Japan. On 4 th December, Laminam SpA and the Japanese company Roma Tile Co. Ltd signed an agreement to create a new company, LAMINAM JAPAN.

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Cabin of Creations

Diary of a Tile Addict

An inspiring 3D printing project presents levels upon levels of creative solutions. The structure was designed and created by architecture and design professors Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello and revealed in May of last year.

Inaugural Tile Collection from Villa Lagoon Tile, Dekar Design Radiates the Pleasures of the Mediterranean

Cement Style

Gulf Shores, AL ( December 10, 2019) – As part of its mission to create signature custom looks and unique design elements for hospitality and residential projects, Villa Lagoon Tile has partnered with design-duo powerhouse, Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant of Dekar Design to launch their first cement tile collection.

Newest kitchen and bath finish is toast-worthy

Kitchen and Residential Design

Appliances and kitchen and bath fixtures are evolving toward softer finishes, including the look of the moment – a champagne, or soft bronze, finish.

What’s New at GIO


Here at GIO, we’re always on the lookout for the most technically advanced and aesthetically appealing tile products for commercial applications. Commercial interiors can achieve style and durability, thanks to sophisticated tile technology and new ways of thinking about design. In the past few months, we’ve added some exciting floor and wall tile collections to … Company News Design Trends Tile Trends

TEC’s 1 Unique System is A No-Brainer for Your Next Tile Installation

Rubble Tile

TEC is the tile and design industry’s most well-known brand for grout and setting materials. We keep sets of grout samples handy in the showroom at all times because the grout color and type are important elements of any install. Their products are reliable, from. Rubble News affordable tile minneapolis commercial residential tec-grout tec-hydraflex tec-mortar tec-power-grout tec-tile-setting-materials tec-ultimate-6-plus tile installation materials Tile Minneapolis tile shop minneapolis

Hot Kitchen & Bath Design Trends from Top Industry Magazine

JG Kitchens

Next month will mark six years of writing Trend Spotting for the industry’s leading publication, Kitchen & Bath Design News. Each December, I like to write an annual wrap-up of the year ending and insights from industry leaders for what’s coming up in the new year. (I’ll

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Celebrating Gio Ponti

Diary of a Tile Addict

Architect, designer, artist, writer, and all-round inspiration Gio Ponti is being honoured at the “Gio Ponti. Amare l’architettura” exhibition, scheduled at the MAXXI Museum in Rome.

Bathroom Window Buying Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: Astronaut Images/Getty Images. Bathroom window buying guide. Changing your bathroom window can help you maximize available light while maintaining privacy. When choosing a bathroom window, you should consider lighting , privacy, and ventilation.

How To Save Money With Kitchen And Bathroom Remodels

Kitchen and Residential Design

The day has finally arrived, the day you have been waiting a long time for; you finally get to remodel your home and make it look more beautiful than ever.