April, 2017

New Trends and Innovations showcased by Tile of Spain Companies at Coverings 2017

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL, April 2017 – Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER).

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Young Architects Should Work in Construction

Life of an Architect

If I have one regret during my education (between the ages of 18 – 24) is that I never worked on a construction site. Once I graduated from college, I went straight to work in an architectural office, drawing up all sorts of stuff that I had literally never seen before in my life.

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ARDEX Americas Wins Engaging Pittsburgh Innovation People Practices Award

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Aliquippa, PA, April 5, 2017 – ARDEX Americas has received the Engaging Pittsburgh Innovative People Practices award, recognized in the category; Innovation in Learning and Development.

Stand Out With Metallic Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The latest tile trend is one that will add a touch of urban glamour to any room in your home. Whether you are going for a shimmering bathroom or a high-impact hallway, our range of metallic finish tiles are sure to create the wow-factor.

HYDRO BAN® Board makes your shower installs a snap

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

HYDRO BAN ® Board is a robust, lightweight construction panel designed to be used in bonded tile or stone installations. It is made with a high-density, waterproof foam core and a reinforced, waterproof membrane on both sides.

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Two Lofts With the Same Plain Rental Kitchen Prove the Power of Decor

Apartment Therapy

The ground floor of these two Oakland lofts (identical in floor plan and located in the same complex) show how different people tackle the task of arranging and decorating the same type of home. Each of the homes essentially have one big, wide open room as their first floor.

How To Install Lustrolite Wall Panels

The London Tile Co.

Looking for a quick and easy way to add a splash of colour to your kitchen or bathroom? Maybe you’re bored of looking at those old fashioned tiles and want something a little more modern? We have the solution – Lustrolite high-gloss acrylic panels.

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Selecting Tile for a Small Bathroom

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Subway tiles on the wall with black and white hexagon tiles on the floor give this small bathroom classic panache. The tile industry has made enormous advances in technology over the last two decades. The array of colors, styles, and quality can be dizzying.

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Wedding Decorations: Creative Wedding Lighting Ideas


When it comes to wedding decorations , nothing transforms the space quite like proper lighting. String lights, lanterns, candles, and colored bulbs all have a big influence on the atmosphere of your big day. They help to create the right ambiance and add warmth to the celebration.

2017 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition – The Winners

Life of an Architect

On Saturday, April 22nd – 6 highly focused and dedicated judges walked into my home with the task of selecting the winners of the 6th Annual Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition.

New Vetrazzo Recycled Glass Subway Tile at Modwalls

Making Tile Modern

Modwalls |Fresh Tile in Colors You Crave. Modwalls has joined LEED certified Vetrazzo to offer exclusive subway tile in 3 sizes made of Vetrazzo’s American made recycled glass surfaces.

Tile Transformations: Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen Backsplash

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Martha Stewart ). In an outdated kitchen, a dingy tile backsplash is one feature that reveals a room's real age. To modernize kitchen tile without spending the time and money to fully replace it, paint and some sealant work wonders.

April Featured Tiles: Yogi Split Face Stone & New England Wood Effect

The London Tile Co.

Thinking of doing a little more than spring cleaning this April? If you’re looking to update your home then check out our newest Featured Tiles – Yogi and New England. Whether a new splashback is all you need to modernise your kitchen, or you’re not feeling your floors any more, we have two fantastic tile ranges on offer this month. Yogi Split Face Stone Effect Tiles.

6 Reasons It’s Time to Remodel Your Home

Trendir Magazine

Have you been dreaming of what your home could look like if you revamped it just a tad bit? Or have you lost your love for the appearance of your home? Once in a while, you may become consumed with the idea of your home needing a bit of an upgrade. If this is the case it may be time for a remodel.

Rockhead Group Changes Management and Adds Marketing Partner

Stone Update

Marqet Group will develop strategies to expand membership. Featured Association Beat News

Cabin Detail – Steel and Walnut Bench

Life of an Architect

In any project, there are a handful of design moments that help establish the personality of that entire project. For the cabin project that I have been working on for the past 2+ years, one of those moments came to life during the design process of a pair of benches that sit outside guest bedrooms.

We’re happy to be recognized by The Spr

Making Tile Modern

We’re happy to be recognized by The Spruce! Showing Mosaic backsplashes. We’re in good company here. modwalls #tiles #glassmosaics [link

25 DIY Projects for Small Bedrooms

Apartment Therapy

Small bedrooms can present interesting challenges. Where do I store clothes? How can I fit a lamp on a nightstand that's the size of a postage stamp? Here's a roundup of DIY solutions that store the necessities, get the lighting up on the walls, and add a dash of style to tiny bedrooms. READ MORE ».


Earth-Friendly Home Cleaning Recipes

Burgin Construction

To celebrate Earth day, the Burgin team thought it would be a great time to share how to make your own natural, homemade cleaners. You can try these simple recipes to get started: Glass: Mix 1/4 cup vinegar with one quart of water in a spray bottle.

10 Master Bedroom Design Ideas from Our Favorite Homes

Trendir Magazine

The master bedroom of a home can tell you a lot about the homeowners. In essence, the master bedroom is the home of the house. It is where you get to unwind, relax and truly be yourself.

So Your Kitchen Is Flooded. Now What?

Kitchen and Residential Design

We can’t say for sure what the worst homeowner nightmare would be, but we’re pretty sure a flooded kitchen holds a firm position somewhere at the top of the list. When water isn’t where it’s supposed to be (like when it forms a swimming pool on your kitchen tile), it can cause serious damage.

The Finalists – 2017 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition

Life of an Architect

The 2017 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition had its first round of judging last Friday – and it was probably the most difficult process we’ve experienced so far. That’s not to say we didn’t have a good time, it had more to do with the extraordinary number of quality entries that were submitted. This year, the competition was the most diverse of all the years I have been doing this.

8 Reasons Why Concrete Tiles Are Perfect for Your Kitchen Remodel

Granada Tile

Concrete tiles , also known as cement tiles, are popular products for both residential and commercial spaces. After experiencing a revival in the early 20 th century and dipping away again in the 50s and 60s, concrete tiles are making a comeback.

Splurge, Save, Steal: Fixer Upper Deals — Apartment Therapy Marketplace

Apartment Therapy

Tis the season for DIY projects! Now that the weather is warming up, it's time to break out your arsenal of spray paints, sanders and wood glue and get to work. I scoured the Apartment Therapy Marketplace for fixer uppers under $300. These listings require some work but nothing you can't accomplish over the weekend. Take a look and share your thoughts on what should be done with them. READ MORE ». Classifieds

Spanish tile in CID Award winning projects

Tile of Spain USA

The ‘Coverings Installation and Design Awards’ (CID) were recently awarded at Coverings 2017 and Spanish tile was a vital part. This is the fourth consecutive year projects with the seal of Tile of Spain received awards.

5 Ways to Style a Coffee Table

Trendir Magazine

Your coffee table is many things all at once: a place to set your drinks, or meals, a place to stash away the remote, a foot rest and last but not least a decorative aspect of your home.

Tile Industry Launches Inspiration and Education Initiative; Why Tile Debuts Here at Coverings

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

CTDA Home | Contact Us. April 4, 2017. Tile Industry Launches Inspiration and Education Initiative; Why Tile Debuts Here at Coverings. Orlando, FL) – The tile industry has united in a marketing and education initiative designed to inspire consumers and provide information on all of tile’s benefits.

4 Gardening Tips to Help with the Summer Heat


The hot summer months can be ruthless for our gardens, whether it is flowers, lawns, or vegetable and fruit gardens it never seems to matter as the heat waves arrive. Plants can take a real beating from the heat and if neglected, can result in your garden or plants not surviving.

What Are Encaustic Cement Tiles?

Granada Tile

While hardly a modern material, encaustic tiles are very popular in the home decorating and interior design world. Homeowners of all tastes are turning towards tiles, specifically cement tiles, for their unique patterns, vivid colors, and practical qualities.

A Crafty Designer's Vibrant DIYed Apartment — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Teri Clar and Patrick Choquette, plus their dog, Nami. Location: Arlington, Virginia. Size: 925 square feet. Years lived in: 3.5 years, Rented (1 of them including Patrick!). Ombre bedroom accent walls in Crushed Velvet and a moody, modern den in Hale Navy ? Check and check. Welcome to the home of interior designer and business owner Teri Clar. Teri resides in in Arlington, Virginia with her fiancé, Patrick and their dog, Nami.

Coverings 2017 Tile Trends

Tile of Spain USA

One of Tile of Spain’s largest showings at Coverings ever, the Spain Pavilion at Coverings 2017 featured ceramic tile technology and design choices from 97 Spanish ceramic and stone manufacturers.

10 Home DéCor Tricks to Brighten up a Dark Room

Trendir Magazine

Using dark wall paint or dark tones to decorate a room can make it appear dark and gloomy. However, the biggest downfall of doing so is the room will appear smaller than what it actually is.

The Best Ways to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

When we have children, the kitchen is often a room we don’t think about childproofing. We just assume that the children won’t need to go in the kitchen so it’s not something we need to worry about.

Mothers Day Brunch: Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe


Who doesn’t love delicious blueberry muffins ? We know Mom does! Are you making breakfast for your mom this Mother’s Day? Why not serve her these mouthwatering blueberry lemon muffins? Delicious to the last bite, she will love everything about them.