November, 2020

8 Ways to Install Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

The possibilities of applying and combining ceramic tiles are infinite. Each individual piece acts as a starting point bringing whimsical patterns, vibrant colors, and geometric shapes to life.

Wood Effect Tiles or Engineered Wood Flooring?

The London Tile Co.

This is a question we get asked all the time by customers wanting a solid and reliable flooring solution in their homes. We obviously have a favourite – the clue is in our name – but let’s explore this idea together and see the pros and cons to both sides.


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Week of November 16th, 2020 – Unexpected Tile Uses

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. This week, we decided to feature some unusual and underappreciated uses for tile, whether it be porcelain, ceramic, cement…you name it!

Powder Rooms: The Jewelry Box of the Home

Garden State Tile Blog

A Room of History. Ever wonder where the phrase, “I need to powder my nose,” came from? Well believe it or not, the saying dates back all the way to eighteenth century Europe – and actually has nothing to do with your nose!

ABK Group acquires Ceramiche Gardenia Orchidea

Ceramics of Italy

ABK Group is continuing its growth programme and despite the difficult period for the global economy has completed the acquisition of the 100% share capital of Ceramiche Gardenia Orchidea S.p.A.,

Coverings 2021 Shifts to July

Stone Update

Tile/stone event remains in Orlando; move opens another date for Coverings Connected. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Visualization Technology and Digital Design Tools with Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tile manufacturers from Spain are making waves in the digital arena by turning to technology to transform the tile selection process. “We

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Week of November 23rd, 2020 – The Best for Your Guest (Rooms)

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Architectural Ceramics! From our family to yours, we’re wishing you well this holiday season.

The Madison Collection Expands with 12 New Lines

Garden State Tile Blog

The Madison collection from Garden State Tile has expanded with 12 more lines that consist of a mix of porcelain tile, ceramic wall tile, natural stone, and glass.


Ceramics of Italy

5 Designs We Would Have Seen at Cersaie

Decorative Materials

The COVID pandemic has brought changes to every industry imaginable. This is certainly true in the world of tile and interior design, where a variety of highly-anticipated events have been put on hold or forced to go virtual. Tile Trends

A City Within A City: The Santa Caterina Market

Tile of Spain USA

The Santa Caterina Market by architect studio EMBT is a colorful city center that stands out among the surrounding urban architecture in Ciutat Vella, a district of Barcelona, Spain.

Radio Stone Update -- November 11, 2020

Stone Update

September Hard-Surface Imports Reach Record Values; Silicosis Seminar on Nov. 17; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Week of November 30th, 2020 – Accessible Design

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. December 3rd, amidst a bustling Holiday Season, brings us the International Day of People with Disabilities, a day dedicated by the World Health Organization as a day to “celebrate ‘a day for all.'”

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The Metal Elements Collection

Garden State Tile Blog

Create a remarkably royal feel with Garden State Tile’s Metal Elements collection. With six different mosaic shapes and three color options, the Metal Elements collection brings an intricate, larger-than-life feel to interior walls, fireplaces, backsplash, and wet areas.

Casalgrande Padana Grand Prix: registration for the 12th edition is now open

Ceramics of Italy

Registration for the twelfth edition of the Grand Prix , the architecture contest created, designed and organised by Casalgrande Padana , is now open. Thirty years of history, eleven editions, more than 1700 projects from all over the world: all this is Casalgrande Padana’s Grand Prix.

How to Create an Open-Space Kitchen with Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Open-kitchen designs are becoming more popular every day. People love the airy design and the way energy flows through the home with such a floor plan. Open kitchens can raise the value of a house for sale and are a popular approach for brand-new homes.

Food for Thought #20: Adapting and Overcoming in a Pandemic (While Taking My Own Advice)

JG Kitchens

It’s probably the understatement of the year to say that 2020 has been challenging for millions of people around the country (and the world). I’ve had friends fall ill to a serious new virus.

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Vitória Stone Fair Off for 2021

Stone Update

Need to “feel 100% safe” leads to cancellation of Brazil’s largest hard-surface event in February. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

Week of November 9th, 2020 – Kid’s Rooms

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

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Tactile Elegance: The Portugal Collection from Crossville

Garden State Tile Blog

Inspired by Portuguese Atlantic Dark limestone, the look captured in the Portugal collection from Crossville features a subtle, organic surface that delivers a sophisticated, tactile elegance.


Ceramics of Italy

Founded in 2000, Dom Ceramiche is celebrating its twentieth anniversary by redefining its identity and brand equity, underlining its framwork and its values ??of of reliability, consistency, responsibility, innovation, ethics and solidity.

Finding the right Tile Backsplash contractor In Portland- Factors

Kitchen and Residential Design

When you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen, then you should consider opting for the best interior features that will offer benefits like timeless appeal and durability.

10 Wellness Design Tips For A Healthier Thanksgiving At Home

JG Kitchens

I hope your Thanksgiving is going to be a joyful -- and healthy one. Here are my recommendations for celebrating safely from my latest article. There are 10 suggestions in this piece for making your preparations easier and making your home and festivities healthier. .

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Radio Stone Update -- November 25, 2020

Stone Update

September Hard-Surface Imports Reach Record Values; Silicosis Seminar on Nov. 17; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Week of November 2nd, 2020 – Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we inch closer to cold weather and dig out our winter wardrobe, let’s take some time to once more appreciate some inspiring outdoor entertainment spaces and get inspired this winter for an exterior addition to enjoy this spring!

Deck Your Home with These Creative Christmas Décor

Trendir Magazine

The holidays are right around the corner! Does anyone else feel as if this year has somehow stopped time, but pushed it forward as well?

EVOLVING DIALOGUES – the digital event by Coem and Fioranese

Ceramics of Italy

November 9 saw the inauguration of the digital event “EVOLVING DIALOGUES – Interconnecting experiences, culture, ceramics and people”.

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Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Life of an Architect

Pantries are one of those spaces that exist within every house that either get a lot of attention or no attention at all. With just a few design moves and considerations, you can turn a regular pantry into something amazing. The post Kitchen Pantry Design 101 first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Adding Movement to Your Work From Home Life

JG Kitchens

If you're one of the millions of Americans now working from home, things have changed a whole heck of a lot. On the plus side, you no longer have a commute and you slashed your dry cleaning bill.

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“Liquid Window” Significantly Reduces Energy Consumption in Buildings

The A to Z of Building

A team of researchers from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has designed a liquid window panel that not only blocks the Sun to control the transmission of solar

Playlist of the Week – Hometown Feel

Architectural Ceramics

Week of November 16th, 2020. With Thanksgiving right around the corner of 2020, your plans might look a little bit different than years previously. Zoom-turkey, Facetime-stuffing and Skype-Dessert might be some terms you hear thrown around this year, and you won’t have to worry about the relatives taking all of the good leftovers for once.

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10 Quarantine Thanksgiving Dining Table Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Thanksgiving – the holiday where people consume as much food as possible laughing with their loved ones. It’s that one time of year where families willingly gather around the idea of giving thanks. Though this is all true, this year’s Thanksgiving will be a little bit different.

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Ceramics of Italy

Ceramiche Serra evolves its logo to reconfirm and underline its identity. The new Logotype is solid in character and dynamic in design exactly like the reality it represents: a rapidly growing company characterized by exceptional efficiency and a clear market positioning.

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Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

Life of an Architect

"Addition by Subtraction" was the theme for the renovation of my bar. Considerate detailing that thought about the entire space resulted in a simple and modern solution. The post Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better first appeared on Life of an Architect.

How To Battle Seasonal Affective Disorder With Wellness Design

JG Kitchens

Are you one of the estimated 10 million Americans who suffer from seasonal affective disorder -- otherwise known as the winter blues or SAD? If so, your symptoms might have started to kick in with last weekend's "fall back" time change. Check out some solutions here.

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Rainscreen Wall Cladding Fastest-Growing Product in the Wall Cladding Sector

The A to Z of Building

The UK wall cladding market has been affected by reduced demand from key end-use sectors since 2017, recording only modest growth of 13% in total installed area between 2015 and 2019. The Covid-19