April, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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.


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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FLEXBONE takes the Helm!

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

“3rd Shift pays better than sleep” This was the exact thing Daniel Helm; a tile installer with Marchuska Brothers Construction , kept telling himself while taking on two bathroom remodels in Vestal, NY.

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.

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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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What Are Victorian Tiles?

Granada Tile

Victorian tiles are a type of encaustic tile that are most notably known for their striking geometric patterns. They are often used for restorations and historical replicas, but many interested buyers are also using Victorian tiles for new buildings and modern style homes.

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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.

New Textured Glass Tile by Modwalls

Making Tile Modern

We’ve created a unique glass tile design inspired by textiles. Our Lush Linen collection is meant to evoke the patterns loose woven linen and retro bark cloth. Lush Linen by Modwalls is available in any size and color of our Lush subway or square tile.

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Garden State Tile wins North American Distributor Award

Garden State Tile Blog

The 27th edition of the Confindustria Ceramica North American Distributor Award was presented to Garden State Tile during a special VIP event hosted by Ceramic Tiles of Italy at Coverings 2017.

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4 Tips to Keep in Mind During Your First Meeting with a Design Contractor

Trendir Magazine

Purchasing your dream home is a huge stepping stone and a goal for many people. However, not all dream home come with the specifics that you would want which is when remodeling your home will come into the picture.

Tile of Spain companies honored with Coverings 2017 Best Booth Awards

Tile of Spain USA

Congratulations to Tile of Spain companies Grespania (Booth #5222) and Vives (Booth #4939) on their Coverings 2017 – The Global Tile & Stone Experience Best Booth Awards!

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7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Commercial Floor Tiles

Granada Tile

Commercial spaces often face the challenge of wanting to appear stylish and unique compared to competitors, while involving the practicality of being able to accommodate heavy usage. When it comes to the flooring, a few basic materials come to mind, such as laminate flooring and vinyl tiles.

Styling a European Kitchen

Conestoga Tile Blog

European kitchens are known for clean lines and noticeable contrast. This kitchen is streamlined and architecturally pleasing due to contrast. It is popular in Europe to choose brightly colored finishes for cabinets. These kitchen designs are highly effective.

What to Know About Exterior Functional Wood Window Shutters :: History, Styles & Curb Appeal

Building Moxie

*. This is the second part of a two-part article on wood window shutters. The article started as a recap of the process I followed to refinish and (re-)hang antique operable wood window shutters (on my own house).

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.

An Informed Look at Bathroom Lighting

Kitchen and Residential Design

Sometimes overlooked until the last minute, this very important part of bathroom design requires careful thought. Inadequate lighting can make your everyday chores more difficult.

Behind the Scenes: Summer Seasonal Collection

Heath Ceramics

We’re fond of simple beauty and subtlety. And this summer is no exception. Welcome to the muted and soft shades of Summer ’17 : Fog, Sequoia, Rosemary, Hydrangea, and Peony. A delightful combination of matte glazes, the season includes a new wax resist technique on our vases.

Choose Concrete Tiles for Your Bathroom Floor – Here’s Why

Granada Tile

Concrete tiles are praised for their incredible durability and range of styles, and make a great choice for bathrooms. If you want to add more color, texture, and pattern to your bathroom, concrete tiles are an ideal material that can also deliver on practicality and efficiency.

Turn a Dark Room into a Bright Room

Conestoga Tile Blog

As the days lengthen, are you noticing some of your rooms still seem dark and cold? If you find yourself with this challenge, we have some helpful tips for turning that dark room into a warm, bright room! Floors – Do you dread putting your feet on a cold floor in the morning?

Falafel Anyone?

Garden State Tile Blog

Renown Zahav Star, Michael Solomonov, has just opened a falafel restaurant in Philadelphia, and Garden State Tile was selected as the source to supply the tile.

ISC Surfaces Exiting Hardwood Flooring Business

ISC Surfaces

ISC Surfaces has decided to exit the hardwood flooring business in order to focus on our other product categories – ceramic / porcelain / glass / stone tile, commercial resilient flooring, countertop / surfacing materials, woodworking products, and their accessories. We thank you for your hardwood business over the past several decades and look forward to continuing to serve you in other product categories.

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.

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.

9 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom with Cement Tile

Granada Tile

Tiles are the most obvious material homeowners and contractors turn to for a new bathroom or bathroom remodel. Tiles are durable, and easy to clean, which are perfect qualities for the room of your home that deals with plenty of splashes, spills, condensation, and personal care smudges.

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A Look at What’s New at GIO Tile


It’s that time of year again! Spring is time for growth and renewal, and it’s also the time of year for major trade shows that introduce the most innovative solutions in flooring and surfacing. We’ve recently returned from Coverings, one of the world’s premier trade expos dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile … Commercial Design Specifications Tile Trends

Coverings ’17 Draws Nearly 28K

Stone Update

Stone-and-tile-industry crowds larger than last two events in Chicago and Orlando. Featured Latest News

Atlas Concorde's Brick Atelier

ISC Surfaces

Statuario Select (white) & Noir St. Laurent (black) Atlas Concorde has introduced Brick Atelier, a new line of 3x12 glossy tiles. Many of these colors cross over to other Atlas Concorde lines. Brick Atelier is on-trend with its size and color palette.

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Margaret Taylor Burroughs(1915-2010): Printmaker and Community Maker

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Margaret Burroughs Portrait in Mosaic by Thomas Hill via Sumi-l on Flickr. Margaret Taylor Burroughs(1915-2010), was a founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History, as well as the South Side Community Arts Center(SSCA) in Chicago when only 23 years old.