February, 2021

Modern Applications for Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles offer an exciting and infinite number of design possibilities for decorating interiors and exteriors. Thanks to their versatility in size, shape, format and pattern, architects, designers and homeowners have an extensive selection of options to choose from to craft unique designs.

Porcelain Tile: Your Complete Guide

Why Tile

Designing and remodeling your home can be an exciting and rewarding creative pursuit. With all the decisions required about specific products, we are grateful for the family of ceramic tile options with benefits that far exceed nonceramic materials.


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Week of February 1st, 2021—Kitchen Islands & Residential Hosting Spaces

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Welcome to February! In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl Sunday we cherish each and every year, we’re tackling some interesting design points this week.

Bathroom trends for 2021 that will take your selfcare routine to the next level!

Trendir Magazine

This past year home and self-care have taken a new meaning. Not only are we spending more time at home, but we have all discovered that for us to feel our best, self-care is important. With that being said, most self-care is done in the bathroom.

5 Trends in the Luxury Residential Market

Decorative Materials

It would be an understatement to say that life has changed in the past year, but there’s no denying that the era of social distancing and remote work has influenced interior design. With this takeover comes the need for flexible spaces that can easily be used for a variety of purposes.

Bringing Tile To The Forefront With Saiman Design

Garden State Tile Blog

One of the most multifaceted materials out there – tile – can be used in almost any part of the home. With its unsurpassed functional and sustainable properties, ceramic and porcelain tile make a great addition to any project whether it be to walls, floors, showers, or even outdoor spaces. A key feature that was once overlooked due to its focus on functionality is using tile as the aesthetic cornerstone of interior designs.

Small Space, Big Design: The Atlantis Gastrobar

Tile of Spain USA

Receiving first place in the Interior Design category at the 2020 Tile of Spain Awards is the Atlantis Gastrobar, one of Barcelona’s best kept culinary secrets.

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Playlist of the Week — Super Bowl Jams

Architectural Ceramics

Week of February 1st, 2021. Happy Super Bowl week and Super Bowl Sunday! This week we’ve decided to help you get in the zone for Sunday’s matchup by providing you with all of our favorite songs to sing, dance, and be merry!

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5 Elements of a Traditional Kitchen

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

While modern interiors have taken the design world by storm in recent years, traditional kitchens remain as popular as ever. The traditional style is classy, charming, and sophisticated.

Color Forecast for 2021

Decorative Materials

Color forecasts have rarely been so reflective of current events as they are in 2021. It’s increasingly evident that the challenges of the past year are shaking up many of the trends we previously took for granted. Tile Trends

Core Collection by Original Style Offers a Classic American Look for the Kitchen and Bath

Rubble Tile

Why reinvent the wheel? The subway tile is such a well-loved American classic that the distinguished tile designers of Original Style were inspired to base their whole Core Collection around it. Core is a new offering by Original Style’s renowned English tilemakers that was designed.

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The Benefits of Renovating your Home with Ceramic Tile From Spain

Tile of Spain USA

When planning a residential renovation, there are a surprising number of decisions to consider. From floor plan arrangements to the color scheme selection, each design detail has a strong influence on the overall environment of a home.

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Ultimate Colors of the Year Palette

Why Tile

Every year, color authorities such as Pantone, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Behr share their new “colors of the year.”

Italcer and Tonino Lamborghini collaborate on a new collection

Ceramics of Italy

Italcer has signed an agreement with Tonino Lamborghini, a brand of accessories and luxury real estate projects, to create a new collection of floor and wall tiles bearing the Tonino Lamborghini Luxury Surfaces brand name.

2021 Home Decor Trends You Will Want To Use Right Now

Trendir Magazine

2020 has been one of the most unpredictable years we’ve all seen in a very long time. We’ve all spent a lot of time at home and done pretty much all the rearranging we can do. However, every year it is our duty to bring in new items that will create a new feel in your home.

New Process to Use Sewage Sludge to Optimize Building Materials

The A to Z of Building

At South Ural State University, a team of researchers has optimized building materials with advantages for the environment. Samples of the ceramics obtained by adding sewage sludge. Image Credit

Third Edition of SmartFair Ready to Go

Stone Update

Online stone event set for March 3-5. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Transform Your Floor With Our Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

One of the best ways to breathe new life into a room is new flooring, and it’s hard to go wrong with cement tile. There are many reasons you might choose tile for a kitchen, bathroom, entryway, or other areas in your home, including sustainability and gorgeous design options.

Top 2021 Tile Trends You’ll Love

Why Tile

Happy National Tile Day! This year, we’re celebrating February 23rd (our favorite holiday) by sharing the tile trends we expect to take off in 2021. Yes, it’s still early, but we have a good feeling about these designs — and we think you will, too. Keep reading to see which trends made our list.

GIO’s New Product Review


What a year it has been! As we near the one-year mark of when the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, we can look back on how we have experienced so many changes in the design and construction industry.

Introducing Glass Mosaics by Erin Adams for Realstone


In a partnership with MVM and designer Erin Adams, Realstone Systems introduces a collection of mosaic tile that is as versatile as it is gorgeous.

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Massimo Barbari new CEO of Ceramica Fondovalle

Ceramics of Italy

Ceramica Fondovalle’s recent change of leadership reflects its ongoing commitment to investments in products, processes and people. After 30 years at the helm of the company, Maurizio Baraldi has handed over the reins as CEO to Massimo Barbari while staying on as chairman.

Natural Stone Institute Announces 2021 Stone of the Year

Stone Update

Calacatta Columbus selected for annual recognition. Featured Association Beat News

The Most Striking Kitchen Backsplash From Granada Tile

The Cement Tile

Kitchen renovations are a great way to add value to your home, and that’s because the trend changes among popular kitchen designs. The kitchen is the heart and soul of your home, and renovating can create a warm, welcoming space that speaks of your personality.

When choosing between natural stone and quartz composites, Vadara makes that choice a breeze

Kitchen and Residential Design

I have natural stone floors and counters in my kitchen and yes, they’re beautiful. But man oh man are they a chore to keep looking clean. My travertine floors somehow manage to hide dirt and be dirty at the same time and so we sweep them every day and mop them two or three times a week.

Invite Sophistication to Surfaces with the Habitat Collection by ADEX USA

Garden State Tile Blog

The all-new Habitat Collection from ADEX USA features a unique multi-tone glazing and undulated finish for a textured look and feel that invites sophistication to interior vertical surfaces. Offered in both matte and glossy finishes, Habitat is available in 6 soft colors and 3 unique sizes with coordinating trim options to suit traditional, transitional, and contemporary designs. Browse Habitat Collection.

Influencers Share Five Key Design Trends From The 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

JG Kitchens

Covid turned KBIS into a virtual event this year and I thought it would be fun to bring you the perspective of six top industry-watching pals on the KBIS trends they spotted. You'll find that here.

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Home office Ideas to Improve Productivity

Trendir Magazine

Anyone who works from home, or has considered it, can greatly benefit from having a home office. Whether the office is used to work, study, or even as a space to enjoy some quiet time, creating a home office you can be productive is key.

Virtual Stone Summits Continue

Stone Update

Three more sessions scheduled this spring. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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4 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas Featuring Handmade Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

It’s about that time again when people start thinking about spring remodeling projects, and what room of the house gets remodeled more than the kitchen?

Tips on DIY Bathroom Renovation

Kitchen and Residential Design

Bathroom renovation is one of the exciting DIY projects that you can embark on. If you're not sure when you should think of remodeling, check this page.

New Polymer Cores Added to Windows Could Solve Energy Issues for Buildings

The A to Z of Building

Engineers from Rice University have proposed a colorful solution to futuristic energy collection—adding luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) to windows in buildings. Rice University

Wellness Design Strategies For Coping With Winter Power Outages At Home

JG Kitchens

When I saw the images this week of so many people dealing with #snowmageddon blackouts in South Texas of all places, my heart went out to them! These are families, many with seniors and children already impacted by a year-long pandemic, now struggling without light, power and heat!

Phone Call or Email?

Life of an Architect

Phone call or email? I ask myself this question a few dozen times a day now but I'm thinking maybe I don't know which answer is correct. The post Phone Call or Email? first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Phone Call or Email? at Life of an Architect.

Natural Stone Institute Scholarships

Stone Update

Jim Buth, Nichole Renko recipients of 2020 program. Featured Association Beat News

Breathtaking Laundry Room Inspiration by Granada Tile

The Cement Tile

Few people think about their laundry room when they redecorate, leaving it a bare, unassuming room with white walls and your washer/dryer, but why? Make your laundry room look just as fabulous as the rest of your home.

Home Staging Tips and Tricks That Really Work

Kitchen and Residential Design

With the decision to put your house on the real estate market comes a lot of anxiety. While there are many reasons for emotional turmoil during the home sale process, many owners have a concern that the potential buyers won't find their property attractive enough.

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