May, 2022

Meet the 2022 Passport to Creativity Attendees

Tile of Spain USA

Next month, Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 100 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.

Where Is The Best Place To Buy Tile?

How to Floor Tile

For Starters, Floor and Decor Why Floor and Decor? because they have a huge selection to choose from in just about any style and price range necessary. They have a large selection of Design Elements and trim available to solve many of the toughest materials to work with.

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Rare Mosaic Floor Discovered in London

Why Tile

Archaeologists excavating a construction site in London have uncovered a rare mosaic floor dating to ancient Rome. It’s not uncommon to uncover Roman ruins and artifacts in South London, where the Roman city of Londinium was located.

Getting Back to the Office: Revisiting the Resimercial Design Trend


Back in 2018, we published a blog about the rise of resimercial design (the trend of bringing home-like comforts into the workplace).

Tongue in Chic: Elegant, Glossy Ceramic Wall Tile with Style

Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile vendor, AlysEdwards, never fails to disappoint with their stylish, high quality tile collections, as well as with their penchant for humor. Their ceramic collection, Tongue in Chic, is no exception. The glossy finish on this collection enhances the unique brush strokes in each.

Why Replacing Ceramic Tiles With Concrete Tiles Has Changed the Game

The Cement Tile

Replacing ceramic tiles with concrete tiles will change the way you build spaces. Interior and exterior designs with tile accents are trendy, but the installation and upkeep of non-cement tile options can be a huge turn-off. Cement tiles carry a long list of benefits over other alternatives.

Marvelous Marble

Tile of Spain USA

For projects calling out for elegant and innovative solutions, look no farther than Tile of Spain. This year’s porcelain entries emphasize modern evocations of marble, the rich veining and luminous hues exuding warmth and elegance as the tiles move seamlessly from indoor to outdoor applications.

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Six Ways to Update Your Farmhouse Decor

Why Tile

If you’re looking to transition your farmhouse decor to a new look or make a farmhouse-style home uniquely your own, this guide is for you. First, What Is Farmhouse Decor? The seemingly contradictory elements of farmhouse decor are comfort and practicality, simplicity and warmth.

Mapei celebrates its 85th anniversary and looks to the future

Ceramics of Italy

Eighty-five years have gone by since Rodolfo Squinzi founded his company MAPEI (an Italian acronym for Auxiliary Materials for Construction and Industry) on the outskirts of Milan in 1937.

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Beautiful Encaustic Cement-Look Tiles from Spain

Rubble Tile

Cement and cement-look tiles have been a trending look in the world of interior design for a while, and for good reason. The geometric and pattern options that you get in encaustic cement tiles can add a bespoke, yet contemporary feel to any space. What’s.

5 Square Tiles to Square Away Your Design

The Cement Tile

Square tiles are a design that never goes out of style. Regular-shaped tiles make arranging colors and details easy without sacrificing design. Look closely at these square tiles; you’ll see that many Granada Tile designs are placed on squares!

Art Gives Potential, Personalized Wellness Boost To Home Interiors

JG Kitchens

Art helps make a house a home. It also has therapeutic value, as one of my sources, president of the American Art Therapy Association shared in my latest piece.

Pantone Color of the Year: Very Peri

Decorative Materials

Each new year delivers a whirlwind of exciting design opportunities. We always look forward to experimenting with fresh colors – so we eagerly anticipate Pantone's Color of the Year announcement. We’re consistently pleased by the gorgeous colors that Pantone’s experts highlight.

Second Home and Vacation Home Designs to Create an Ideal Getaway

Why Tile

Designing a second home or vacation home? Whatever you plan on using your new home for, second homes and vacation getaways should be designed to help you and your family relax and unwind. And that means designing the space with all your specific wants and needs in mind.

Panariagroup chooses System Ceramics for its Fiorano Modenese factory renovation

Ceramics of Italy

In keeping with its corporate objectives and pioneering nature, Panariagroup chose System Ceramics as a major technology partner for the large-scale project to refurbish the plants at its Fiorano Modenese factory carried out during 2021.

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Cressida Bell Cement Tile Collection

Cement Style

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with renowned English interior and textile designer, Cressida Bell to launch a collection that pushes the boundaries of cement tile design. The inaugural Cressida Bell Collection includes eight patterns, each with three to four colorways. Bell’s Sky.

Study Explores the Benefits of Green Roofs

The A to Z of Building

In Portland, Oregon, roofs covered with roofs have become the norm. For stormwater management, the city is considered a leader as it incorporates green infrastructure, free street trees, green

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Home Security Features For Outdoor Living

JG Kitchens

I wrote my latest piece for readers who have larger, more amenity-rich outdoor living areas than mine. If you do, here are some tips and trends for protecting your property, equipment, family and guests while enjoying them. .

Architectural Graphics 101: Cover Sheet

Life of an Architect

They can look different but the information is typically the same. or is it? After a lengthy hiatus, it's time for "Architectural Graphics 101 - Cover Sheet". The post Architectural Graphics 101: Cover Sheet first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Finding Reliable Fence Contractors in Bellingham

Kitchen and Residential Design

A fence not only protects the home from certain elements but also improves the aesthetic value and provides privacy. This, however, necessitates a significant amount of design and preparation.

20 Concrete Flooring Ideas

Onfloor Technology

Concrete floors are great flooring ideas for many reasons. It is durable and stable, but it can also control the temperature to avoid getting too hot during the summer season. Moreover, a concrete floor is also durable for heavy foot traffic.

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Sustainability and Automation: Employing Robots For Sustainable Construction

The A to Z of Building

Sustainable construction typically refers to using renewable and recyclable materials when building new structures, as well as introducing new methods and technologies that help reduce energy


Wellness Design Can Help Support Teen Mental Health

JG Kitchens

Since it's Mental Health Awareness Month, I decided to reach out to some experts and devote a post to how wellness design can help your teenager. Here it is. I hope these insights help him, her or them.

Ep 99: Construction Drawings

Life of an Architect

Construction Drawings are the documents architects use to convey architectural intent - size, location, quantity - and learning how to properly prepare them is getting harder and harder. The post Ep 99: Construction Drawings first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Creating Spa Bathrooms With The Latest Wellness Design And Technology Trends

JG Kitchens

I take a look at the latest trends, ideas and technology for creating a spa-inspired bathroom at home. The post Creating Spa Bathrooms With The Latest Wellness Design And Technology Trends comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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New Material Helps Reduce Buildings’ Cooling Energy Needs by More than a Third

The A to Z of Building

During summertime people, make an attempt to beat the heat. However, running air conditioners is costly and wasteful. A lightweight foam (left image) made from cellulose nanocrystals keeps it cool


Ep 100: The 100th Episode

Life of an Architect

It's taken almost 4 years to get here, but the Life of an Architect is celebrating a milestone. Welcome to the 100th Episode where Andrew and I take exactly 100 minutes to tell you all the insider secrets as well as behind-the-scenes stories of things that went wrong.

Ep 101: Design Process

Life of an Architect

The design process for each person is different even though there will always be some similarities. I assembled my own sequence process of Discovery - Exploration – Presentation – Modification – and then Execution.

Berkshire Engineering Firm Selected for Luxury London Residential Project

The A to Z of Building

A leading Berkshire-based company, Structural Engineering Services, will be providing its expert design services to support the development of an exciting new build residential project in London

7 Ways To Rescue a Deteriorating Concrete Patio

Onfloor Technology

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Best Ways to Grind Down Concrete

Onfloor Technology


Ingevity Publishes Environmental Product Declaration for its Evotherm M1 Warm Mix Asphalt Technology

The A to Z of Building

Ingevity Corporation (NYSE:NGVT) today announced an environmental product declaration (EPD) was published for its Evotherm® M1 Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) technology. The Evotherm M1 EPD distinguishes

Researchers Point Out Wooden Buildings as an Effective Sustainable Alternative

The A to Z of Building

The conflict in Ukraine and the European sanctions imposed on Russia, as a response, have had a significant impact on energy and commodity prices. The confluence of supply unpredictability, high

Brimstone to Produce the World’s First Carbon-Negative Portland Cement

The A to Z of Building

Breakthrough Energy Ventures and DCVC co-lead a $55 Million Series A round to pilot a process to make carbon-negative Portland Cement at industrial scales. New investors include Amazon through its

Studio Lessons 101: Diagrams

Life of an Architect

After a week full of various studio reviews, I realized how essential diagrams are to the presentation of one’s architectural ideas. While they may not hold a large place within the practice of architecture, they are certainly critical to success in the process of architectural education.