April, 2021

Exploring the Typology of Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

While ceramic tiles are available in an abundance of sizes, shapes, formats and colors, did you know there are also different classifications of ceramic pieces? From thick stoneware to delicate mosaics, there are different types of tile.

PorcelPave Porcelain Paving: PorcelPave Cathedral

The London Tile Co.

Refresh Your Porcelain Patio Paving With PorcelPave Cathedral. The summer is finally here and it’s time to get your garden ready for warmer weather, entertaining, and sun bleached good times.

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Herringbone Bianco 1×2 Marble Backsplash Installation Lutz, Florida

CeramicTec

I’ve been doing a lot of backsplashes at the Bexley Community in Land O Lakes Florida. A lot of those customers are referring me to other customers which is great. Here is a project we did in Lutz that knew someone that I just completed a backsplash for in Bexley. This customer had selected a […]. backsplash bianco carrara lutz Marble Tile tile tile contractor Uncategorized bexley ceramictec herringbone land o lakes marble

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The Eternal Look of White Italian Marble at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

The look of white marble is one of the major design trends loved by interior designers worldwide, an eternal material both in the classic sense and in realistic, elegant stone-look porcelains. Now Del Conca USA has created Nature, a new series of white Italian marble. New Product

How to Make Square Tile Unique

Why Tile

Square tile doesn’t mean your creativity is boxed in. In fact, these square tile ideas certainly qualify for thinking “outside the box,” for unique ceramic tile ideas.

Client Feature: Seek Interior Design

Decorative Materials

Over the years, the Decorative Materials team has developed strong relationships with several of the industry’s most inspirational designers. Kristina Sterling easily makes this list.

An Examination of 2021 Macro Tile Trends

Tile of Spain USA

Earlier this year, Spanish tile manufactures released new collections of ceramic pieces that would help to define the upcoming micro tile trends of 2021.

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How to Decorate Your Home with the Olvera Collection

The Cement Tile

About the Olvera Collection. The Olvera Collection is an excellent choice for those looking for a classic, rustic design. They similarly resemble Saltillo or Terra Cotta, but they’re far sturdier than those clay-made tiles.

Alluring & Durable Porcelain Tile with the Timeless Charm of Metal

Rubble Tile

When we think of metals, we often picture steel structures and skyscrapers. Yet like natural stone, the metals we use for our architecture and everyday items come from the earth. Milestone’s designers infused a timeworn metallic look to their latest porcelain tile offering, Element. New Product

Building Code Updates Make Larger Exterior Adhered Porcelain Tile Possible

Why Tile

Thanks to advances in porcelain tile manufacturing, tiles as large as 6 feet x 12 feet and as thin as 1/8 to 7/32 inches are available. These tiles, known as gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs, are surprisingly lightweight given their size.

25 Rustic Modern House Design Ideas to Inspire You

Trendir Magazine

Today, we’re going to focus on rustic modern houses because they’re beautiful and we need more of them in our lives.

The Lantern that Illuminates Hanoi, Vietnam

Tile of Spain USA

Standing among the neighboring buildings of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi is “The Lantern”, an illuminating lighting gallery and showroom owned by electronics company, Panasonic.

2CM Porcelain Pavers Stocked in the USA!

Garden State Tile Blog

High-style meets advanced durability with 2CM porcelain pavers from Garden State Tile – all manufactured in the USA!

GIO Looks at Modern Subway Tile Styles

Giotile

When we first wrote about subway tile on our blog (seven years ago!), GIO offered two tile collections that fit in this category. Then, four years ago, we revisited the topic, as we had added some really cool new takes on the look to our subway lineup.

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The New Modern

Decorative Materials

When you imagine contemporary interior design, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you picture clean lines and lots of neutrals — especially white and grey. This sleek, simple look has dominated the interior design world for several years now, but change is afoot. Tile Trends

Introducing You to the New Neutrals

Why Tile

We take for granted a lot about neutral colors: We might expect they are tones without much color, including whites, creams, beiges, and grays, that they are a necessary backdrop for the brighter elements in interior decor, and that they’re intentionally unremarkable.

Update your bathroom with one of these vanity cabinet ideas!

Trendir Magazine

For many of us, the bathroom is our sanctuary filled with everyday necessities that can make life easier. A space filled with countertops and a sink ready to be used every morning and evening for your routine.

Plinio by Ceramica Cielo wins the 2021 Red Dot Design Award

Ceramics of Italy

Ceramica Cielo once again confirms its role as a major player on the international design scene and wins the coveted “ Red Dot: 2021 Product Design ” award, the most authoritative recognition in the sector awarded to products that stand out for their extraordinary quality and design innovation.

What’s New: 2CM Porcelain Pavers Made in the USA!

Garden State Tile Blog

High-style meets advanced durability with 2CM porcelain pavers from Garden State Tile – all manufactured in the USA!

5 Interior Design Inspirations From Granada Tile

The Cement Tile

Go Rustic With Olvera. Our Olvera Collection can bring out your design inspiration, and the perfect rustic look will elevate a home office, kitchen, or entryway design. It pairs well with our Echo Collection because it offers a vast array of colors and shapes.

Scott's One Clean Home is the spring cleaning solution to everything

Kitchen and Residential Design

Scott Umstattd on Unsplash It's finally spring and after a solid year of staying home it is well past time for a thorough scrub and scour. I don't like to use too may different products when I clean and that's just a preference having to do with trying to simplify my house cleaning.

Unleash the Creativity of Hexagon Tile: Hexagon Tile Uses and Design Ideas

Why Tile

It’s no secret that hexagon tile is one of the most popular tile designs and one of our personal favorites. Hexagon tile’s secret to success: It delivers the best of both worlds. Both retro and a staple of modern design, hexes are playful yet inspired by nature itself.

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Is Your New Granny Flat Truly Grandmother-Friendly?

JG Kitchens

The challenge is that many so-called granny flats are not designed to be grandparent-friendly. What does it take if your family wants an aging in place compatible ADU? I checked in with two pros in my latest Forbes.com piece for the answers. You can read it here.

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New Method for Using Sand to Produce Concrete Without Cement

The A to Z of Building

Scientists from the Institute of Industrial Science, which is a part of The University of Tokyo, have designed a new technique for synthesizing concrete without cement. Image Credit: Institute of

Introducing The Materic Collection

Garden State Tile Blog

Realistic images of marble, fragments, and glass find their geometric composition, complemented by a brick format with understated pastel tones in the Materic Collection from Garden State Tile.

The Leading Commercial Concrete Floor Grinder OF20S-H

Onfloor Technology

If you’re looking to kickstart a career in concrete grinding and polishing or elevate your business to a new level, choosing the right concrete grinder is crucial. OF20S-H

6 Ways You Can Modernize Your Kitchen without Breaking Your Bank

Kitchen and Residential Design

Did you know that the average American spends 37 minutes preparing food and cleaning the kitchen every single day?

Ep 073: Being Your Own Boss

Life of an Architect

Most architects dream of having their own architectural firm - There are many reasons why this makes sense, but it isn’t the right path for everyone. The post Ep 073: Being Your Own Boss first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 073: Being Your Own Boss at Life of an Architect.

Industry Leader Cites Four Wellness Design Innovation Trends For 2021

JG Kitchens

What are the pros seeing in the wellness design world? I recently had the opportunity to direct that question to one of the leading experts in the field: American Society of Interior Designers' Director of Research Dr. Susan Chung.

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Chilled Panels can Replace AC and Prevent Indoor Disease Transmission

The A to Z of Building

A new study by the University of British Columbia (UBC) in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University proposes a novel system of chilled panels that can substitute air

Whimsical Baby Girl Nursery Decorating Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Every woman who has ever had a child or is currently pregnant knows there’s something magical about decorating a nursery. Particularly if you’re having a baby girl. There is just so much magic and grace in the air when you’re anticipating the arrival of a new member of your family.

New Crop of Colorful Striped Mosaic Pendants: Curbside Pickup in Lansdale April 30-May 3rd, 2021

Margaret Almon Mosaics

April 30th-May 3rd 20% of all our sales from the Nutmeg Designs Etsy Shop or online invoice are going to Manna to help feed hungry folks in our Lansdale area community. I am restocking the Etsy Shop with new striped pendants, frames and Wayne is adding suncatchers.

Mapei named Best Performer in the Circular Economy 2019/2020

Ceramics of Italy

On 2 March, Mapei received the Best Performer in the Circular Economy 2019/2020 Award promoted by Confindustria during the webinar entitled “From managerial skills for sustainability to corporate best practices in the Circular Economy”.

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The Front Door Experience

Life of an Architect

The path leading up to the Front Door to any home should be a memorable experience - it's a high-touch and memorable area that deserves extra attention. The post The Front Door Experience first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading The Front Door Experience at Life of an Architect.

Triple Treat — 2021 Virtual KBIS Trend Spotting, Wellness Design Telehealth Tips and Grandmotherly Inspiration!

JG Kitchens

Let's look first at the most design-oriented feature, which was my Trend Spotting look at the 2021 online-only Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. This is online now in the current issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News. Man, that was a tough one to cover!

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New Paint Formulation Keeps Surfaces Cooler than Previous Ultra-White Paints

The A to Z of Building

In an attempt to mitigate global warming, engineers from Purdue University have produced the world’s whitest paint. An infrared camera shows how a sample of the whitest white paint (the dark

What Is a Concrete Grinding Wheel?

Onfloor Technology

Concrete is one of the most common tools used in construction- in fact, over 70% of people around the world live in a structure that contains concrete. This makes sense when you consider that it's one of the strongest and most versatile building materials on the market. Tool Tips

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