July, 2018

Call for Entries: Tile of Spain Awards 2018

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) announces the call for entry for the annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

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Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

Whether you’re barbecuing near our Baltimore showroom, or you’re fixin’ to go grillin’ closer to our Atlanta showroom; summer is made for poolside meals on an outdoor patio.

A New Take on Rustic: Refining a Classic Tile

As The Tile Turns

From international exhibitions to client demands from our Aspen tile showroom, it's clear that rustic is on the rise. We see it in furniture, decor, and even on the runway. But rustic in 2018 doesn't look exactly like the log cabin stereotype you might initially picture.

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Arizona Tile: Live Seamlessly: Arizona Tile’s new R11 Anti-Slip Finish

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. 2018 Ceramic Tile Distributors Association. All Rights Reserved. 800 Roosevelt Rd., Bldg C-312, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137 P: 630.545.9415 F: 630.790.3095.

20 of the Coolest Outdoor Fireplaces

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A fireplace usually conjures up images of sitting on the hearth indoors, sipping a warm drink. However, thanks to modern ingenuity, outdoor fireplaces are just as popular as their indoor counterparts.

July Featured Tiles: Priory Patterned & Calacatta Marble Effect

The London Tile Co.

Between the glorious weather, various sporting events on the TV and the lure of BBQ’s & pub gardens, we’re pretty sure you’re not thinking about new tiles right now. But this could be the perfect time to think about giving your kitchen or bathroom a makeover. Just think – you could return from holiday to a bright new bathroom, or make the most of the sunshine and cook alfresco while your new kitchen tiles are being installed.

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Tile of Spain Quick Ship Collection Expands for the 2018 Year to Include 61 Spanish Tile Companies

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL June 2018 – Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), announces new additions to the Tile of Spain Quick Ship Collection.

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Thick Porcelain Tile: The Perfect Solution for Your Patio

As The Tile Turns

The good life awaits on your patio. Increasingly viewed as a livable space, a carefully designed patio allows you to embrace the natural world while remaining comfortable. Tile Trends Expert Advice

U.S. Tariffs: And Now, Chinese Stone

Stone Update

Trump administration announces new set of possible duties that include a variety of hard surfaces, including natural stone, engineered stone and ceramics. Featured Latest News

20 Creative Ways to Use Natural Textures in a Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you love the outdoors, it’s understandable to want to incorporate nature into your living space. When it comes to bringing natural textures into the home, you can go as drastic or as simple as you want.

Grey Bathroom Trends That Are A Must-See

Trendir Magazine

Grey bathrooms are having a big moment this year. The color itself has become a huge trend due to its versatility, so much so that it is now taking a front row seat when it comes to bathroom décor. Here are grey bathroom trends that are a must-see for modern inspiration.

Warmer Weather Brings New Ceramic Tile Trends

Tile of Spain USA

The arrival of warm weather brings changes in decorative preferences – both indoor and outdoor. Functionality is sought after for materials that are sun and water-resistant, as well aesthetic offerings such as light colors that highlight the brightness and vitality of the season. Ceramic manufacturers offer suitable pieces for the most popular spaces during the hottest months.

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Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

Lights, camera, action! Just like movies released this time of year hope to be the blockbuster hit of the summer, Architectural Ceramics recently launched a few new tile collections that we hope will be a hit among clients like you.

Current Tile Trends

United Tile's Blog

It’s no secret that tile is starting to take center stage in design. If you look at Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram, you know what we’re talking about! From decorative patterns to interesting shapes and textures, tile is being used to make a statement of art and beauty rather than pure function.

Cement Tile: Not Just for the Floor Anymore!

Cement Style

We at Villa Lagoon Tile are all aflutter about the current issue of HGTV Magazine. In this July/August 2018 edition, you will be sure to spot the hippest little mid-century pad that just so happens to rock our cement tile!

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Actress Lucy Liu Is Selling Her Los Angeles Zen Craftsman House

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You know her from the “Charlie’s Angels” movies and the TV show “Elementary.” ” Actress Lucy Liu has listed her Craftsman home in Fryman Canyon, Studio City, California. She’s owned it for 16 years: a lifetime in Los Angeles.

Refreshing Ideas For An Outdoor Shower

Trendir Magazine

There is nothing quite as relaxing and luxurious as an outdoor shower. Whether you decide to install a minimalist piece, or you go all out, an outdoor shower could be the refreshing touch your outdoor space needs for the warm summer months.

Why are Homeowners Choosing Porcelain Wood Look Tile?

Conestoga Tile Blog

Porcelain wood look tile like Mediterranea’s Boardwalk collection (above) are execellent flooring options style and durability are required. Hardwood floors have become a staple in homes across the country. With their alluring beauty and timeless nature, it is hard not to love them.

Slab Sophistication

Diary of a Tile Addict

Edge mix from Play range by ABK. From 24th to 28th September, visitors to the ABK space at Cersaie will have a chance to view the company?’s ’s many new products combining the benefits of ceramic surfaces with the requirements of contemporary design.

Kitchen Transformation: Modern Grey & White Kitchen

The London Tile Co.

There’s nothing we love more than seeing pictures that show how our tiles have transformed a space. From luxurious new builds to modernised kitchens, it’s amazing the difference that new tiles can make. When we saw the before and after pictures of this kitchen we couldn’t wait to share the results.

SeaCon Event

United Tile's Blog

We recently shared an evening with local designers in our Seattle showroom celebrating the latest product launches from this year’s Neocon expo!

Which Architectural Style Is Right for You?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Planning to build a home may leave you equal parts excited and overwhelmed. Building means making hundreds of choices on the way to your move-in date. The first, of course, is the type of home you’ll build.

Stylish Kitchen Countertop Ideas That Are Here To Stay

Trendir Magazine

A countertop in a kitchen tends to be like a statement necklace for an outfit- it completes the look in a stylish yet subtle manner.


Ceramics of Italy

Laminam focuses on China. Signed joint venture and acquisition of strategic projects.

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Doha Diapason

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Mondrian Doha by SWA featuring tiles by FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti. The Mondrian Doha, a 24-storey skyscraper containing apartments and a luxury hotel with 270 rooms and suites, has opened its doors.

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Episode 0004 – Architects and Traveling

Life of an Architect

Architects like to travel, at least that’s what all my friends who are architects would like you to believe. While I will agree that this is a true statement, I think it’s a fairly generic statement because don’t all people like to travel?

Goodbye, Grabasa?

Stone Update

Spanish stone producer likely to be sold piecemeal after another bid fails to take company out of bankruptcy. Featured Latest News

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Here Are 6 Surprising Home Improvements That Will Get You the Most Bang for Your Buck When You Sell

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Zillow, the website that values home properties according to local area sales, just released a report on how to add value before selling your home.

Nautical Ideas For Summer Inspired Homes

Trendir Magazine

Nautical décor is always a top favorite for many due to its easy-breezy yet charming aesthetics even during the cooler months. However, if you really want to embrace a nautical theme the best way to do so is to incorporate it into your decorative style during the summer months.

GIO Looks At What’s Trending in Wall Tile for Commercial Interiors


Bold wall treatments are a growing trend for commercial interiors, and for good reason. Walls offer an ample background for decorative elements that can make a statement and instantly change the vibe of a space.

Dawning Diversification

Diary of a Tile Addict

Hyper Dec Street from the Wide range by Flaviker. This is the time of year when tile manufacturers start to inform Tile Addict of their plans for Cersaie 2018.

Why are Homeowners Choosing Porcelain Wood Look Tile?

Conestoga Tile

Porcelain wood look tile like Mediterranea’s Boardwalk collection (above) are execellent flooring options style and durability are required. Hardwood floors have become a staple in homes across the country. With their alluring beauty and timeless nature, it is hard not to love them.

Picco Joins Natural Stone Institute Exec Committee

Stone Update

Brings three decades of technical expertise to industry-group leadership. Featured Association Beat News

25 Refreshing Outdoor Shower Ideas For An Easy, Breezy Summer

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. Have you ever had a shower outside on a sunny, warm day? It’s a great way to refresh yourself when it’s hot.

Chic Small Laundry Room Ideas You Need To See

Trendir Magazine

Many may say the kitchen and the bathroom are the most used spaces in a home, however, in all actuality, the laundry room will get the most use.

Introducing Waterworks Cabinetry

The Perfect Bath

I know that many of you anticipate our Waterworks catalogs, and we are extraordinarily proud of our newest one featuring Waterworks cabinetry. A bit of a look back: We have, for 40 years, sold kitchen sinks and faucets, kitchen tile and other surfaces. However, just four years ago, we added other categories to complete the kitchen experience. This included an expanded assortment of hardware and lighting, plus more sinks and even more kitchen faucets.

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Toni Cumella: Ceramic Visionary

Diary of a Tile Addict

Toni Cumella at work in his studio. There is no particular reason why I am dedicating today’s post to Toni Cumella. This is not an obituary, nor has one of his many stunning projects just opened.