August, 2020

Enhance Outdoor Spaces With Ceramic Tile From Spain

Tile of Spain USA

With Autumn quickly approaching, now is the ideal time to savor the warm weather and bask in the summer sun. However, the arrival of crisp fall air doesn’t mean you’ll have to forgo your patios, gardens, and terraces. Make the most of your outdoor spaces year-round with ceramic tile from Spain.

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Guest Post: Denise Daniels of MB Stone Care on Preserving Your Home’s Natural Stone Surfaces

JG Kitchens

Regular Gold Notes readers know that I’m a big fan of engineered stone and porcelain slab for their low maintenance properties. You also know that I consider Mother Nature to be the finest artist in the world and greatly admire the incomparable beauty of natural stone.


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Week of August 17th – Beat the Heat

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we enter Fall, it’s important to keep in mind the “new normal” and remember to do your due diligence in cutting the spread of COVID-19.

7 Fresh Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Garden State Tile Blog

When it comes to the kitchen backsplash, subway tile has been the lasting choice for homeowners. And while this classic selection is as stylish as it is timeless, sometimes a fresh take can reinvigorate an entire design.

Low-Maintenance Benefits of Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

Why Tile

When it comes to beautiful materials for your home, stylish looks may often come with the price of high-maintenance care, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Kid friendly yet trendy apartment decor

Trendir Magazine

So, you’re living in an apartment, have a couple of kids and a dog, with no clue on how to have a well- put together home that isn’t boring.

Lunch and Learn with Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Are you an architecture firm or design studio interested in expanding your tile expertise? Would you like to continue your education while exploring the world of Spanish architecture and design?

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Week of August 31st, 2020 – Southern Hospitality & Design

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. September 5 th brings us the annual Kentucky Derby, America’s favorite holiday to celebrate a sporting event that lasts under 3 minutes.

Tile, the Right Choice in a Post-COVID World


The focus on clean indoor environments in all areas, both commercial and residential, has never been as great as it is now during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no secret that ceramic tile (and that includes porcelain) is one of the most sanitary surfacing choices available.

Tile Color Psychology: How Your Tile Color Affects Your Mood

Why Tile

Choosing tile colors for your decor is fun and creative. Simply, we recommend you choose a tile color you love. Of course, you’ll want to choose a tile color that works well for your space, matches the rest of your decor, and is something that you’ll enjoy looking at every day.



NATURAL STONE VENEER: THE BASICS. LIVE DIGITAL SEMINAR-PRESENTED BY REALSTONE SYSTEMS. We are pleased to bring you the latest course developed in conjunction with the Natural Stone Institute of America. Natural Stone Thin Veneer: The Basics is accredited by AIA, ASID, ASLA, IDC, IDEC, IIDA and NKBA.

Museo de las Collectiones Naturales, A CID Award Winning Project

Tile of Spain USA

During this year’s annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards special recognition for Innovation in Tile was awarded to COR Asociados Arquitectos for the Museo de las Collectiones Naturales.

Emser Tile Achieves Best-Seller 2020 List

Stone Update

Los Angeles tile/stone distributor lands on magazine’s rating of “Best Companies to Sell For.”. Featured Company Insider News

Playlist of the Week – Working From Home

Architectural Ceramics

Week of August 10th, 2020. This Fall, things slowly enter a “new normal” as life seemingly carries on through our post-pandemic world. Your favorite pumpkin spice latte might be handed to you from a longer distance, or perhaps you’re now a Zoom pro, master of working from home in a time when uncertainty is imminent. Whatever changes you expect to see in your life this Fall, we’re here to provide perhaps the most important part — the soundtrack.

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Tile that Brings the Natural World into Your Living Space

Rubble Tile

Whether we’re talking about porcelain, ceramic, metal, stone, glass, or cement tile, the core materials from which all tile design stems are from the natural world. Clay becomes ceramic and porcelain, sand is transformed into glass, metal and stone are what make up the Earth’s.

Five Places You’ll Secretly Find Porcelain Tile

Why Tile

Porcelain tile is known for its functional benefits and aesthetics, but did you know that porcelain isn’t just for flooring? Thicker porcelain pavers and thin panels/slabs have expanded porcelain’s versatility to include impressive uses.

2021 Tile Forecast: Bohemian

Decorative Materials

The bohemian lifestyle emphasizes diversity, with a variety of concepts coalescing to promote an inspired way of life. As an aesthetic ideal, bohemian style accomplishes the same by drawing on a wide array of philosophies and sources of inspiration from all around the world.

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Schedule a Private CEU or PK


We are currently scheduling private accredited CEU’s and PK presentations and would love to present to you and your firm! Contact us to set up a date and time. WEBINARS. CEU- Natural Stone 101. CEU- Natural Stone Thin Veneer: The Basics.

How to Transform Your Home Office into a Masterpiece with Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

When you’re looking to update your kitchen or bathroom, it seems like there are tips and tricks everywhere, but what about renovating, redecorating, or even adding onto a home office?

Playlist of the Week – Walking the Dog

Architectural Ceramics

Week of August 17th, 2020. We have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home with our pets, like 9-year-old chocolate Labrador appropriately named “Cocoa” After spending a lot more time at home, whether it’s working or simply not going out as much, we’ve definitely become much closer and have spent much more time together with our four-legged friends!

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Natural Stone Institute: R.I.S.E. Home #29

Stone Update

Members aid with special-needs-home construction in Washington state. Featured Association Beat News

Back to Nature: Ceramic Tile in Earth Tones

Why Tile

Inspired by the colors found in the outdoors, earth tones are soothing shades that bring the calm and peacefulness of nature to your home. Ceramic tile presents a great opportunity to incorporate earth tones into your interior decor.

Client Feature: Anne Grice Interiors

Decorative Materials

Over the years, Decorative Materials has formed a strong relationship with award-winning Aspen designer Anne Grice.

Schedule Your Virtual CEU: Natural Stone 101


NATURAL STONE 101: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DESIGNING WITH THE OLDEST BUILDING MATERIAL. LIVE DIGITAL SEMINAR-PRESENTED BY REALSTONE SYSTEMS. This one-hour class is designed for construction industry professionals desiring to gain a full understanding of natural stone as a building material.

Ideas on Budget-Friendly DIY Hottubs

Kitchen and Residential Design

Medical experts proved that soaking in warm water is one of the best ways to get rid of accumulated stress. And when you combine bathing with staying outside and enjoying the view, you'll bring enjoyment to a higher level. And what unites all these? An outdoor hottub.

Week of August 10th – Work from Home Design Tips

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we inch closer and closer to schools starting back up again, whether it be hybrid in-person or online, we also inch closer to the realization that we might be using out home spaces for much more than just living.

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Radio Stone Update -- August 26, 2020

Stone Update

TISE 2021 Moves from January to June; Coverings Connected Begins; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Introducing Mosa Canvas: Subtle, Versatile, Tactile Porcelain Tile

Rubble Tile

The Dutch tile makers at Mosa are well known for sustainable practices and innovative designs. Now, they’ve introduced a new porcelain tile collection created to enrich a space through its tactile relief and soft, organic character. These tiles are also hardwearing and functional, especially fit.

Columbia University Far-UVC Light Study Shows Promise As Wellness Design-Based Covid Killer

JG Kitchens

Wouldn't it be awesome if we could all worry less about catching Covid at home? Or the flu? Or any number of other illnesses? Columbia University professor David Brenner has a long-term solution. It's called far-UVC light and he's been researching it for years.

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This gorgeous home has it all, including a stunning natural stone exterior


Front to back, indoors and out, this gorgeous home by Derrick Builders Inc. uses natural stone to create a classic and luxurious residence.

Coffee table Ideas that are stylish and Functional

Trendir Magazine

If there is one accent piece that has remained true to home décor, it is the coffee table. An item that will always be needed and loved by everyone. For some, it’s a display table for knick-knacks they know and love, for others its where they can eat a snack or two while watching TV.

Week of August 24th, 2020 – Pet Friendly Design

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. August 26 th brings us National Dog Day, which is a friendly reminder to give your furry friend some extra love, or maybe add another mile on your morning walk.

Radio Stone Update -- August 12, 2020

Stone Update

Hard-Surface Imports Up in June; KBIS, Xiamen Stone Fair Updates; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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3D Printer Makes Sustainable Building Material from Local Soil

The A to Z of Building

Currently, the construction industry is experiencing two major challenges: one is the demand for sustainable infrastructure and the other is the necessity to repair degrading roads, bridges, and

New Remodeling Trends Report Points To Growing Wellness Design Popularity

JG Kitchens

One of the impacts of Covid is that everyone is spending so much unexpected time at home. Call it a stress test on our living spaces. The contractor leads that Houzz shares point to some areas of interest that definitely tie into wellness design.

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Slant Stitch Tiles


COOL GRAY. CORAL. Request a Slant Stitch Presentation. The post Slant Stitch Tiles appeared first on Realstone Systems. New Products

Outdoor Summer décor ideas that is too good to not indulge in

Trendir Magazine

The summertime is great! You get to spend the most time outdoors, the weather is typically beautiful, and an extra dose of fresh air is always awesome. Keeping that in mind, decorating your outdoor space for the summer can be quite complicated, even for those that are experts at home décor.