December, 2023

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Stepping into Luxury: 6 Decorative Floor Tile Ideas

As The Tile Turns

Floor tile doesn't have to be boring. Step into the world of luxury at our Edwards showroom, where we invite you to embark on a mesmerizing journey and walk through some of our favorite decorative mosaic floor tile options that are simply irresistible. Immerse yourself in the beauty and elegance of six unique designs that will leave you in awe. From the intricate patterns of Ombré Grey Stone to the enchanting allure of Casablanca, each tile is a work of art that will transform any space into a m

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Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 2023 Edition of the Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing more than 100 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association (ASCER) announces the winners of the 22 nd annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design. The panel of judges, chaired by acclaimed architect Cerme Pinós, founder of Estudio Carme Pinós, convened at ASCER’s headquarters in late November to review and examine the projects submitted to this year’s awards program, ultimately s

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Must-have product introductions of 2023

Floor Covering News

I nnovation is at the heart of product development for flooring manufacturers. If that wasn’t the case, retailers would be stuck with racks full of me-too offerings. Fortunately, this year’s “must-have” product introductions serve as a compilation of in-demand and innovative soft and hard surface flooring. Following is a sampling of some notable products from 2023, along with their key selling points.

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12 Tips for Renovating Your New Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by HiveBoxx on Unsplash Renovating a new home in San Diego, California, with its picturesque beaches and vibrant culture, is an exciting opportunity to create your dream living space. Whether you're looking to modernize an older property or add personal touches to a recent purchase, renovations can transform a house into a home that reflects your style and meets your needs.

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Versatile Design Ideas With Porcelain and Ceramic Tile

Why Tile

“Design versatility” speaks to the ability to use a product for many different kinds of projects under a variety of conditions, while also offering diverse design aesthetics to fulfill a wide range of needs. It’s a tall order. The advantage of design versatility allows for a consistent aesthetic throughout a space, the ability to use… The post Versatile Design Ideas With Porcelain and Ceramic Tile appeared first on Why Tile.

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Five iconic tiled exteriors

Diary of a Tile Addict

Few things pack a punch like a tiled exterior. Elegant, timeless, intricate, and striking, these iconic buildings all have one wonderful thing in common. 1) Eastern Columbia Building, Los Angeles This thirteen story Art Deco jewel in the Broadway Theatre and Commercial District was designed by Claud Beelman as the former HQ of the Eastern Outfitting Company and the Columbia Outfitting Company.

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New Stone-Look Porcelain Tile Collection Inspired by Italian Sandstone

Rubble Tile

This month Rubble Tile is featuring Cristallo, a new stone-look porcelain collection that evokes the depth and strength of ancient Italian stone, and brings it into a contemporary aesthetic. This Italian-designed series is produced in the US. Ragno’s tile designers drew inspiration from the dense. The post New Stone-Look Porcelain Tile Collection Inspired by Italian Sandstone first appeared on Rubble Tile.

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Leveraging laminate innovation to recoup market share

Floor Covering News

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to state that the resilient flooring category—specifically LVP/SPC/WPC—has been eating the lunch of competing segments such as hardwood, tile and laminate. The industry has watched closely in recent years as the resilient segment’s growth rate far outpaced that of both its hard and soft surface counterparts. However, other high-performance categories—laminate in particular—are not taking it lying down.

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Garden State Tile’s Top Tile Picks of the Year!

Garden State Tile Blog

Explore our most stunning tile collections of 2023. Discover the beautiful textures and colors of natural travertine reproduced in durable, easy-care porcelain. PERUGIA PORCELAIN TILE Browse Perugia Imagine the sun skittering upon the surface of the ocean and a gentle sea breeze. Let Miramar ceramic tile take you there! MIRAMAR WALL TILE Browse Miramar Vantage porcelain tile gives the feeling of the hazy, dreamlike mood of Impressionistic paintings, setting it apart from all other porcelains.

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Developing Non-Reinforced Concrete From Stone Offcuts

The A to Z of Building

A group of researchers from EPFL, ETH Zurich, and a Geneva-based architecture firm has created a novel form of non-reinforced concrete using stone offcuts. Prototype walls made with clay, lime, and.

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Fresh-Faced Facade

Diary of a Tile Addict

Seeking to transform Coffs Harbour’s library, museum, and gallery to better suit its evolving presence as a tourist hub, the architects at BVN have reskinned Yarilla Place with a striking display of glass and ceramic. This refreshed aesthetic was chosen to fuse tradition with modern culture whilst also revitalising the function and vision of the building.

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Handmade Ceramic Tile: The Levante Collection’s Luxurious Charm

Rubble Tile

Imagine a tile that dances with light, transforming with every glance, creating an aura of sophistication and luxury. This is the essence of the Levante Collection by Adex USA, a dynamic ceramic tile series that’s inspired by the provincial winds of the Mediterranean. Designed with. The post Handmade Ceramic Tile: The Levante Collection’s Luxurious Charm first appeared on Rubble Tile.

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GIO’s Top 10 in ’23!

Giotile

As this year comes to a close, we’d like to highlight our top 10 products of ’23. So many great new products launched this year, but here are the ones that we feel are “best in class.” As always, feel free to reach out to us for complimentary samples (free to the trade). Best New Outdoor … The post GIO’s Top 10 in ’23!

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Waterproof: Protecting specialty dealers’ profit margins

Floor Covering News

T he intense level of competition in the waterproof flooring segment —particularly the LVP/SPC/rigid core category—has resulted in aggressive pricing strategies to build market share. This intense competition, while giving retailers and end users more choices, has negatively impacted profit margin opportunities for specialty retailers. However, scores of suppliers of competitive waterproof products such as resilient and even some high-performance laminates and hybrids are responding by highlight

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Resilience Lessons for Older Adults!

JG Kitchens

The first time I tracked a hurricane, I was alone in Tampa with my young stepdaughter. My then-husband was away on a work trip. I was prepared, but scared anyway! I was still a relatively new Floridian and it was the first big storm threatening to slam into our region. It turned south and hit as a Category Four two hours away. (I later worked on a rebuild from that storm.

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Self-Adjusting Roof Tiles Promise Climate Comfort and Lower Bills

The A to Z of Building

Heating and cooling account for around half of the energy used in an average American building. Image Credit: Luca Rani/Shutterstock.com That represents a significant financial outlay, the.

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Ep 140: Communicating Through Drawings

Life of an Architect

Drawings have always played a role in the process of study and discussion of what we do and why we do it. Today we are going to look at the different forms of drawing and talk about when they are used and how we align these different drawing types and the messages they convey as we discuss "Communicating Through Drawings" The post Ep 140: Communicating Through Drawings first appeared on Life of an Architect.

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Take the CTI Hands-on Thanks to TEC! TISE24

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation

Are you ready to take the CTI Hands-on Test at TISE24? If yes, you are in for a treat thanks to TEC! You'll find details in this article.

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How to Epoxy a Basement Floor

Onfloor Technology

Welcome to our guide on how to epoxy a basement floor. An epoxy basement floor is a popular choice for homeowners looking to add durability and aesthetics to their basement floors.

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Flooring retailers prove naysayers wrong once again

Floor Covering News

F ears of a recession have persisted since late 2022 and, to some extent, continue to this day. And yet, flooring retailers thumbed their noses at the prognosticators, defying the naysayers with a winning game plan that included selling higher-end goods/larger tickets to offset a weakened residential remodel market. The result? A more-than-respectable 2023.

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Wellness Potential Of Pantone’s 2024 Color Of The Year

JG Kitchens

Pantone announcing its Color of the Year. Every year, this international color authority chooses a different hue for fashion, decor and accessories. The 2024 COTY is Peach Fuzz. I reached out to three pros for their takes on where and how to use it in one's home. And where and how not to! The post Wellness Potential Of Pantone’s 2024 Color Of The Year comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Using Bacteria to Self-Heal Cracks in Concrete Structures

The A to Z of Building

New and exciting research emerging from Drexel University could increase the longevity of concrete structures by giving them the ability to heal themselves using bacteria. Image.

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Ep 141: 2023 Yearapalooza

Life of an Architect

As the end of the 2023 season comes to an end, Life of an Architect looks at Fan Favorite Episodes, the Blog posts, and the graphics created to support the topics. The post Ep 141: 2023 Yearapalooza first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 141: 2023 Yearapalooza at Life of an Architect. As the end of the 2023 season comes to an end, Life of an Architect looks at Fan Favorite Episodes, the Blog posts, and the graphics created to support the topics.

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Florim opened the new Flagship Store in New York City

Ceramics of Italy

The new Florim Flagship Store overlooks 5th Avenue , in the heart of Manhattan and at two blocks from the Empire State Building. The company, present in New York since 2015 with a showroom on Madison Avenue, has moved to Fifth Avenue in the NoMad neighborhood , where the energy of downtoun meets the elegance of the uptown. The glass storefront of the Flagship looks out from the second floor of 277 Fifth Avenue with a dedicated lobby entrance at the first floor, home to the prestigious skyscraper

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Avoiding Common Mistakes in Concrete Resurfacing Projects

Onfloor Technology

When it comes to concrete resurfacing projects, there are a few common mistakes that you can easily avoid. Knowing what these potential blunders can help you plan and execute your project with confidence and ease.

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Third annual FCNnovation award winners announced

Floor Covering News

FCNews reveals the winners of its third annual FCNnovation Awards—an initiative designed to recognize and showcase some of the most innovative new products and technologies launched in the current year. These awards honor groundbreaking ideas and industry-changing concepts that have the potential to impact the way flooring is manufactured, promoted and sold.

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Five Healthy Home Gift Ideas For The Holidays

JG Kitchens

Happy holidays – whichever ones you celebrate! I’m kind of a low key celebrant. I love holiday music and decorations, but I’m more inclined to watch the festivities on TV than party hardy these days. How about you? Do you have a long list of gift-ees, from your honey to your kids to your housekeeper? […] The post Five Healthy Home Gift Ideas For The Holidays comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Upcycling Old Concrete with Graphene for Sustainable Construction

The A to Z of Building

In the aftermath of large-scale disasters like earthquakes or wars, and as aging buildings and infrastructure are replaced, vast amounts of concrete often end up in landfills or are crushed into.

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Nutmeg Designs Open Studio Christmas Eve Weekend 2023

Margaret Almon Mosaics

The post Nutmeg Designs Open Studio Christmas Eve Weekend 2023 appeared first on Margaret Almon.

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Coverings unveils 2024 educational lineup

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—Coverings, the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America, has revealed a select lineup of featured educational opportunities for Coverings 2024 , which will take place April 22-25, 2024, here at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). Education at Coverings 2024 will span all tile and stone industry segments with a focus on Coverings’ four learning tenets, which include “Sustainability,” “Health & Wellness,” “Outdoor Spaces” and “Timele

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Tile of Spain kicks off 2024 “Passport to Creativity” tour

Floor Covering News

Miami, Fla.—Tile of Spain, the international brand representing more than 100 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), is accepting entries now through December 31, 2023, for the 2024 edition of the “Passport to Creativity” tour. Now in its 12th year, “Passport to Creativity” commemorates the rich history of Spanish ceramics by inviting an exclusive group of architects, interior designers and trade professionals, on a trip to Valencia,

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Executive forecast 2024: No signs of stopping resilient flooring

Floor Covering News

Despite headaches within the economy —namely high interest/mortgage rates— resilient flooring suppliers are pointing to continued growth in 2024. While it may not be at the same breakneck speeds, the category is poised for growth due to continued innovation within the category. Supply chain disruptions will need to be managed but suppliers say efficiencies are top of mind for the coming year.

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Executive forecast 2024: Adaptation will be the key to tile’s success

Floor Covering News

Economic fluctuations and labor shortages may continue to burden the tile category in the coming year. Suppliers say adaptation on the part of both manufacturers and their retail partners will help weather the storm, while innovation and design will contin­ue to draw the consumer’s eye back to this aspirational category. Raj Shah co-CEO, MSI What is your projection for the category in 2024?

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King Tile & Construction begins U.S. expansion

Floor Covering News

Raleigh, N.C.—King Tile & Construction of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has formally begun expansion into the U.S. market with the establishment of its leadership and installation teams here. Founded in 2015, King Tile is one of the oldest firms in North America exclusively focused on the fabrication and installation of porcelain slabs in both residential and commercial applications.

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2024 Coverings award deadlines extended

Floor Covering News

Atlanta—The deadline to submit top projects featuring tile and stone to the 2024 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards and to nominate a young emerging leader to the 2024 Coverings Rock Star program has been extended. The new (and final!) deadline to enter is Friday, Jan. 5. No additional extensions will be granted and there is no cost to participate.

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Tile of Spain releases winners of the 2023 Tile of Spain Awards

Floor Covering News

Miami, Fla.—Tile of Spain, the international brand representing more than 100 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association (ASCER), released the winners of the 22nd annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design. The panel of judges, chaired by architect Carme Pinós, founder of Estudio Carme Pinós, convened in late November to review and examine the projects submitted to this year’s awards program, ultimately selecting a winner withi

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TISE launches new partnership with ASID

Floor Covering News

Las Vegas—Registration is now open for the ASID Inside Surfaces Tours, a joint venture between The International Surface Event (TISE) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The two organizations have partnered to debut a series of free tours pairing educational segments with curated stops at leading surface manufacturers during the upcoming TISE show , January 24-26, 2024 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, here. “ I am thrilled to be kicking off the inaugural launch of this n