July, 2017

Made In the USA: AC Tile Lines Made in America

Architectural Ceramics

Because of the our nation’s Independence Day, the month of July is all about America. We take time off to visit family, take part in parades, and take a moment to reflect on our nation’s history that allows us today’s freedoms. We’re proud to be an American.

Insider’s Guide to Stone Tile

As The Tile Turns

When it comes to home finishes, stone tile has a unique way of creating a custom look of understated elegance that is effortlessly natural. Distinct characteristics, especially of natural stone tile , ensure that your home will be truly one of a kind.

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Italian Ceramic Tile and Mosaics. Part One: Mosaics


Italy is a treasure rove of mosaics. Although the Greeks were the first in the Mediterranean world to use them, the Romans took them to their heart. The three great eras of this art form were the Classical Roman period, the Byzantine period and the Renaissance.

Installing External Porcelain Tiles With PorcelQuick Adpeds

The London Tile Co.

Traditionally the most popular materials for patios have been natural stone and concrete slabs for many years, but recently porcelain has seen a huge increase.

Back to the Future in 2017

Tile of Spain USA

The passing of time is a reality we cannot escape. It is one that creates two permanent challenges in interior design: durability of materials and longevity of design trends. That’s where ceramic tile comes into the design equation.

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Trending Now: Artistic Collaborations to Look For

As The Tile Turns

In addition to making spaces comfortable and functional, thoughtful attention to Interior Design elements can capture the attention and imagination of potential home buyers. From paint colors to fixed finishes, including unique colors and materials keep spaces fresh and inviting.

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Keep it Classic with Vintage Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Often interior design is about finding the balance between classic and contemporary. Whether it’s fitting a much loved piece of furniture into your minimalist space, or trying to modernise an older property, combining the two is a fine art, which is why we are so in love with the Vintage range. As the name says, these tiles have a vintage look but manage to work in almost any setting.

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Spanish tile from Tile of Spain manufacturers sets the scene in outdoor spaces

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL, July 2017 – Lazy summer days are the perfect time for outdoor lounging and relaxation. Looking to add some style to your personal oasis? Spanish ceramic tile can help fine-tune residential exterior spaces and act as the perfect complement to outdoor designs.

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9 Great Bathroom Trend Ideas

JG Kitchens

This week’s Ninth Anniversary Pinterest board celebrates 9 Great Bathroom Trend Ideas. As regular Gold Notes readers know, I don’t spend too much time fussing about the latest finish or color trend. Those change every year or so, whereas your bathroom will be around for a decade or more.

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Beauty on a Budget: Above Ground Pool Ideas

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. In an ideal world, we’d all have the proper space and budget to have one of the sublime swimming pools we featured recently.

WEBINAR: Super Format Tile, the New Generation of Tile

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Join us on July 20 at 1:00 pm Central Daylight time for a one-hour educational webinar. The evolution of tile and stone in recent years has provided endless design and application possibilities.

Whimsical Mosaics by Cean Irminger

As The Tile Turns

"Whimsical" really is the best word to describe the Kiddo Collection of custom mosaic tile designs by Cean Irminger for New Ravenna. There are no boring swaths of uniform mosaic tiles to be found here. Instead, Irminger has created intricate tile patterns that are stunningly unique.

July Featured Tiles

The London Tile Co.

We’re having a typical English summer this year; switching between dashing to the supermarket to pick up the last of the burger buns and paddling pools, and cursing that you forgot your umbrella. Luckily we’re all used this unsettled weather, so we can concentrate on updating our interiors without worrying.

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Austin Architectural Lunch & Learn presented by Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain was one of the featured speakers at the Facades+ AM Austin conference presented July 18 th by Architects Newspaper.

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Blue Paint Colors to Use in Your Kitchen for a Chic Upgrade

Trendir Magazine

Your kitchen may be one of the last places you may consider adding a bold color to. However, you may want to consider different shades of blue for your kitchen space. This versatile color has become all the rave when it comes to kitchen decor upgrades.

Here’s How To Pull Off Those 2017 Style Trends You’ve Been Hearing About

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We want to participate in a trend without letting it overwhelm. Get ready for 2017’s style trends.

West Coast Style: Icon Tile and Design

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Icon Tile and Design recently completed the entire floor and subfloor of a Bellevue Towers condo in Bellevue, Washington. The project was about 1,000 sq.

Cement Tile Roundup: Restaurant Design

Cement Style

Feast Your Eyes on This! This post is exactly what you expected, a lovely flight of photos featuring Villa Lagoon Cement Tile in a handful of restaurants. Bon Appétit! “Large Cubes” Cement Tile at Marcus, MGM National Harbor, MD.

Refresh Your Walls by Thinking Outside of the Box

Conestoga Tile Blog

* Photo Credit: Mother Hubbards Custom Cabinetry, Mechanicburg, PA. Whether you have just purchased a new house or you want to make over the walls in your current and much-loved home, it’s a good thing to keep an open mind.

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How Can You Learn About GIO Tile Products?


We created GIO, not because the world needed another brand of tile and stone, but because we saw a need in the commercial design arena for better surfacing options, service, and solutions.

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15 Tile Showers To Fashion Your Revamp After

Trendir Magazine

Tile showers have a certain bit of luxury attached to their design. And fortunately enough, they’re easy than you think to design and create. You just have to have the right bit of inspiration to get your vision started.

Black is Back as the 2018 Color of the Year

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. PPG, a global supplier of paints, coatings and industrial materials, announced its 2018 Paint Color of the Year: Black Flame.

Red Rock Contractors: Making a Splash with Glass Tile

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

This week’s featured tile install is a stunning pool located in Gilbert, Arizona. It was recently completed by Red Rock Contractors and Red Rock Pools , with the help of installer Alpentile Glass Tile Pools and Spas. The pool has roughly 2500 sq. of Oceanside Glasstile.

Harvest Grove by American Olean

ISC Surfaces

Harvest Grove Walnut 6x24 Harvest Grove Walnut 6x24 Harvest Grove by American Olean is a charming, rustic wood look featuring a textured, grained visual and versatile colors.

Make Your Grout Glow!

The Tile Doctor

Tile can be one of the most important parts of a well-designed home. And just as important as having nice tile is making sure that your grout stands out beyond all others. If you’re looking to distinguish yourself from your neighbors, spice up your grout life with.

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Twin Cities New Tile Product Spotlight: Realstone Systems at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile is excited to spotlight a new product line from Realstone Systems. Realstone offers a variety of high quality natural stone products, including wall and flooring panels, tiles and accessories. Their products come in a range of styles, sizes, and color tones, and are perfect for bringing the solid, contemporary style of stone to […].

Low Maintenance Backyard Design Concepts

Trendir Magazine

Designing the perfect backyard can take some time as there are hundreds of different concepts that are currently trending. However, one trend that has yet to get out of style is having a low maintenance design concept.

Why You Should Monitor the Humidity Levels in Your Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Keep the air in your home fresh and healthy. Image: StudioMcGee Maintaining good air quality in your home is important for the health of your entire family. Either too much or too little humidity can lead to the rise of unhealthy airborne particulates.

Building a Trash Can Pad :: Another Landscape Challenge Solved

Building Moxie

**. Let’s call it “unfinished business.” ” After some time off from blogging , we’re (read: I’m) back in 2017. Writing about the final year, okay, two in our now old house. And I do hope to finish up this series. The whole thing – “ How to Save a House.” Maybe.).

Create Your Own Modern Oasis with Marazzi's New Limestone Look

ISC Surfaces

Modern Oasis Stormy Sky Modern Oasis Soft Cloud Modern Oasis by Marazzi is a natural limestone look porcelain featuring soft linear and swirling shapes combined with a monochromatic neutral color palette that flows homogeneously from piece to piece.

Writing on the Walls [or Floors]

KB Culture

In these days of 140-character communications, Scrabble—both the traditional board format as well as online version of the game—still remains popular. These ceramic tiles let aficionados get their messages across [and yes, you can keep score!]. wallsandfloors.co.uk.

Live Your Colors with Modwalls Tile

Making Tile Modern

Our Kiln modern triangular Wedge ceramic tile is just made for Wall Tile Wednesday’s! Shown in Milk White. Choose from 75 glossy & matte glaze colors. Custom made to order. walltilewednesday #customtile #tilestore #midcenturymodern #madeinusa.

Simple Ways to Incoporate Pattern into Your Home

Trendir Magazine

Patterns just like bold colors can be a bit daunting when it comes to adding them to a room. Many of us have no idea how to play up the appeal of pattern or even how to incorporate pattern into the décor we already have.

Awesome Vintage Campers and Camper Van Decor for Your Next Road Trip

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Why not camp out or road trip this summer in one of the coolest vintage campers around? Airstream camper vans are hot and can still be found for a good bargain if you’re willing to put in a little work — and even add some stylish camper van decor.