January, 2020

Glass Tile Backsplash Installation Wesley Chapel, Florida


A new customer contacted me after locating a beautiful Lunada Bay paper-faced glass tile from a tile showroom In Tampa, Florida. The glass tile was a Lunada Bay “Agate” Luca Pearl 1×4 Brick purchased from the Ceramic Matrix tile showroom.

Meet the 2020 Passport to Creativity Attendees

Tile of Spain USA

This February, Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) will be heading back to Spain for its annual “Passport to Creativity” Tour.

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Week of January 20, 2020 – Ski Resorts and Spa

Architectural Ceramics

January 20, 2020. Winter is a great time to plan a ski resort getaway. Dreaming of slopes and spas has inspired us to search out this week’s top 5 resort inspired design posts. Mountaintop Suites. 7 incredible Suites at Europe’s Top Ski Resorts , Architectural Digest.

Stone fireplace Ideas for Classic, Intimate Charm

Trendir Magazine

If there’s one thing fireplaces do well, is bring intimacy. They were pretty much created to make the room feel warm. However, there is one fireplace style that offers something a little fresher and even modern- a stone fireplace.

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Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

Diary of a Tile Addict

Altered State by Crossville. Ceramic tile is not only beautiful, it is also healthy for your home. So states a Bulletin from TCNA (Tile Council of North America)s. The Bulletin notes that tile is also long-lasting, easy to clean, fire-safe, and offers many slip-resistant choices.

2020 Vision: Tile Trends to Look Forward to This Year

Garden State Tile Blog

A new year, a new decade, and yes – new tile trends! From bold colors and classic shapes to the latest advances in manufacturing, 2020 tile style offers a prime opportunity to create residential and commercial spaces unlike anything seen before.

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

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 18 th Annual Tile of Spain Awards. . 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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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week – Restaurant Week

Architectural Ceramics

January 27, 2020. Week of January 27, 2020. January marks Restaurant Week for many cities, not least of which is NYC Restaurant Week which runs from January 21 st. to February 9 th.

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Give Your Brick Fireplace a Facelift – Reader Story

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Did you update your bathroom? Revamp your kitchen? Install new flooring? We would love to share your project, big or small! Send us what you did and our editorial team will consider it for our “My Fresh Home” series, which will be published every Thursday.

A sector-specific eco-label for ceramic tiles

Diary of a Tile Addict

Deco Tattoo by Apavisa. Ceramics are a safe choice for the environment. Made by combining fire, clay, and water, tiles are a natural material and do not give off harmful emissions.

Stone fireplace Ideas for Classic, Intimate Charm

Trendir Magazine

If there’s one thing fireplaces do well, is bring intimacy. They were pretty much created to make the room feel warm. However, there is one fireplace style that offers something a little fresher and even modern- a stone fireplace.

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GIO Looks at the Non-Residential Construction Market Forecast for 2020


As a company focused on commercial design, not only do we track style and design trends, but we also stay apprised of what’s happening on the construction side. Economic barometers play an important in role in how we prepare to supply and service our customers’ needs responsively.

Case Study: How the Transformation of Hotel Ohla Played a Key Role in the Revitalization of an Iconic Barcelona District

Tile of Spain USA

Located at the center of one of Barcelona’s most elegant districts sits Ohla Eixample, a hotel that captures the charm and history of its namesake neighborhood.

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Playlist of the Week – Snow Days

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 13th, 2020. Anyone who has been to the DC area knows that it can deliver anything from warm 70 degree days to blizzards and icy roads – all in the same week! We are getting our houses ready to hunker down in when winter weather strikes.

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Wifi vs Walls: Why Historic Homes Have Terrible Connections and How to Fix It

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you live in an old or historic home, you may have noticed it can be difficult to get a WiFi signal, or certain rooms have almost no signal at all.

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Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Diary of a Tile Addict

Aix by Atlas Concorde. Product quality, design, innovation, Italian origin, and sustainability are all key components of the Italian ceramic tile industry’s success.

Beautiful White Rooms Decor With A Fresh Twist

Trendir Magazine

Even a neutral room needs a quick revamp. For those that have read our trends for 2020 then you know white rooms are no longer the trend to keep. However, for those that love a white room, and want to keep their white room all-year-round, but give it a fresh twist this is the article for you.

Granada Tile x Bone Collective

The Cement Tile

Granada Tile is making a name for ourselves as a premier manufacturer of handcrafted cement tiles. More than ever, we are collaborating with world-class architects and designers to bring their unique sensibilities to a wide range of projects.

Garden State Tile is Live on Material Bank!

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has joined Material Bank , the world’s largest architectural and design-focused material resource library.

Playlist of the Week – Resort & Spa

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 20th, 2020. Winter is a great time to plan a getaway. Some people find peace on the ski slopes and others just want to spend the day at their resort’s spa getting pampered.

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Common Causes of Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Imagine settling in for the night to watch a few episodes of your favorite binge-worthy TV show when suddenly, your streaming service stops loading, and all you can do is watch the Wi-Fi go in and out, hoping the endless buffering stops soon.

Tile of Spain Cevisama 2020 Preview

Diary of a Tile Addict

Cevisama starts next week and it’s always good to have a little look at what to expect, even though the surprises are undeniably exciting, so we’ll keep the previews to a minimum.

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Beautiful Bathroom Trends To Follow This Year

Trendir Magazine

Though we have covered overall trends for this year, we wanted to bring you focus areas of the home as well. This year, it’s more about having each room feel unique instead of having the entire home feel like one single decorated space.

Inspired by Nature, Yet Doesn’t Exist in Nature

Decorative Materials

You love the great outdoors and wish you could spend every moment outside. There's no need to let that peaceful feeling dissipate as soon as you head indoors. If you feel most at peace in nature, why not bring the outside in? Tile Trends

Twin Cities Tile Spotlight: Porcelain Inspired by Ancient Architectural Traditions

Rubble Tile

We often find inspiration from the architecture and design of past eras and civilizations. With that in mind, Mediterranea has designed two porcelain tile collections that evoke the timeworn stone look of ancient Egypt and ancient Babylon. These collections, Giza and Babylon, portray the uniquely.

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Playlist of the Week – Restaurant Week

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 27th, 2020. New York City Restaurant Week runs from January 21st to February 9th and features great deals on some of the city’s best places to dine. DC, MD, and VA are also hosting restaurant weeks in January.

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Bathroom Design for Teens

Kitchen and Residential Design

Your teenagers probably spend more time in the bathroom than you do. So it’s not a bad idea to dedicate a bathroom just to them. But how do you transform a bathroom from a young kid’s to a teenager’s? Here are a few tips to get you started.

A Decade in Colour III

Diary of a Tile Addict

The year 2016 was a big one for many reasons: the EU referendum, the American election, the Zika outbreak, continued terror attacks, we lost Prince, Bowie, and a host of other icons, Pantone released not one, but two colours of the year, and we saw the birth of Diary of a Tile Addict.

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Walk-in shower ideas that bring you a Zen feel

Trendir Magazine

We all know and love a standalone tub. However, for many, that is not an option. For those that want to relax and have a walk-in shower, we have put together a guide on how to create that Zen feel even with a walk-in shower.

Architect Spotlight: Ralph Gentile x Provence Cement Tile

The Cement Tile

Another designer famed for his ultramodern, yet classic restaurant designs, Ralph Gentile chose Provence tile for the bar flooring in Morel’s French Steakhouse in Las Vegas.

Wellness by Design Book Preview

JG Kitchens

My new book, Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness will publish on May 26. I’m super-excited to share a little bit of what’s inside, and the cover art.

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Design Thoughts – Winter Restaurant Week 2020

Architectural Ceramics

One of the many great things about New York is the food scene, and there is no better way to check out the hottest restaurants on a budget than by attending New York Restaurant Week (Tuesday, January 21 st through Sunday, February 9).

Look Book: Perfectly Patterned Tiles

Garden State Tile Blog

Gone are the days of plain, boring interior designs! Patterns in surfaces and finishes have made a huge splash in commercial and residential designs due to their ability to add movement and personality to the spaces they grace. Garden state tile offers an abundance of patterned tiles for walls and floors to complete any project. Browse our website or catalog to find your perfect match! The post Look Book: Perfectly Patterned Tiles appeared first on Garden State Tile. Look Books

Tile of Spain Awards 2019

Diary of a Tile Addict

As the Tile of Spain Awards Award Ceremony approaches, it’s time to take a look at some of the most enticing designs across the Architecture category. In order to promote the use of Spanish ceramics, all entries must make significant use of them throughout their designs to be considered.

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Chic & Creative kid bathroom ideas

Trendir Magazine

Designing the perfect bathroom for your children can be all fun and games until you truly get to the nitty-gritty.

What You Need to Know to Prepare for a Move

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The excitement of moving into your new dream home takes a back burner, temporarily, to the overwhelming feeling of anxiety that packing up the contents your home and moving them all to another location.

Tips for Making All of Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick!

JG Kitchens

It’s the end of January and, if you’re like most folks, your New Year’s resolutions are already falling by the wayside. If they’re not, kudos! You’re on your way to a healthier year and a healthier you.