September, 2018

AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

Architectural Ceramics

Fantasy drafts, tailgates, watching the game — Football season is a much anticipated time of year. At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile.

Tile of Spain Previews Cersaie 2018

Tile of Spain USA

From September 24-28, Tile of Spain returns to Bologna, Italy for Cersaie 2018. This year, 91 Spanish tile manufacturers will be exhibiting their newest product lines at the 36th edition of Cersaie, The International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings.

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September Featured Tiles: Aquarius & Caress

The London Tile Co.

After a whirlwind summer of sporting events and heatwaves, we have to admit that we are ready for the calm (and colours) of autumn.

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How Encaustic Tile Backsplashes Can Transform Your Kitchen

Granada Tile

Kitchen tile backsplashes have been practical and stylish elements of kitchen for decades. Naturally, over the years, newer products and styles have come out offering homeowners the chance to update their space, refresh their design style and increase the value of their kitchen.

6 Ideas for Using Kitchen Backsplash Contrast

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Kitchen backsplashes are a natural place to add some individual style. From the different color options to the wide variety of materials, there are many possibilities for a unique and fun backsplash.

Chic Kitchens With Concealed Range Hoods

Trendir Magazine

Both concealed or on display kitchen range hoods are not only functional but appealing to the eyes. Ever wondered how you can upgrade your kitchen without having to change too much? If so, the answer is simple: change your range hood.

4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

Architectural Ceramics

We all know the phrase, bigger is better. Heck, at Architectural Ceramics, we wrote a blog about it featuring our large-format tile. But, what if you’re not big on space? Inside the District, square footage often comes at a premium.

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SPARK Seattle

United Tile's Blog

Do you ever wonder what a Sales Rep does when we are not in the office?

Slate Sophistication

Diary of a Tile Addict

Slate House, Baltimore by Ziger/Snead Architects. Photography Jennifer Hughes & Adam Rouse. In 2018, Now in its 25th year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition’s Residential award went to Ziger/Snead Architects for the Baltimore Slate House ?in in Baltimore, Maryland.

Create a Grand Entrance With Your Entryway

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Regardless of your home’s style, when people come to – and go through — your front door, you want to wow them. Fortunately, that’s not as hard as you might think.

Brighten Up Your Home With An Orange Kitchen

Trendir Magazine

When two bold hues such as red and yellow meet, we are left with a color that is not only a show-stopper but also chic, stylish and versatile- the color orange. The color itself represents health, happiness, and success.

Rubble Tile Selections at the AIA MN Homes By Architects Tour

Rubble Tile

Are you feeling like you’re not ready to leave summer behind? Still want to take in some sights before heading back to reality? To cap off the end of the season, the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects is putting on their annual.

Tile of Spain Travels to Knoxville for a Consumer Trends Lunch and Learn

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain has taken their CEU program on the road once again! This time Tile of Spain headed to Knoxville, TN for a lunch and learn presentation during the CSI Knoxville monthly chapter meeting.

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StatWatch, July 2018: China Quartz Torrent Continues

Stone Update

imports from China in July easily double last year’s total. Overall granite shipments weak; marble marginal. Featured StatWatch (Monthly Report) Stone Imports

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Fractal Façade

Diary of a Tile Addict

Sapphire, Berlin by Studio Libeskind. Image: Hufton+Crow.

5 of the Best Tips for Decorating a Home Office

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Decorating a home office can feel overwhelming. These tips will help you get started. Image: Blackbox Design Studios So you have a home office. Congratulations! Plenty of people long for a dedicated space in their homes where they can focus and tackle their to-dos.

Charming Rooms With All-Wood Ceilings

Trendir Magazine

Whether you love the feel of wood in a room or you want to cozy up your space, an all-wood ceiling could be exactly what you need. They are cozy, welcoming, beautiful, and add that extra touch of character every room needs.

Garden State Tile Princeton, NJ Showroom Now Open!

Garden State Tile Blog

Our new luxury design center located at 203 Nassau Street, Princeton , NJ delivers cutting edge tile and stone products to residential consumers and Architects & Designers.

How New Cabinets Can Highlight a Reborn Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

According to the poet/philosopher Robert Bannister, there is no single more effective contrivance, which an incompliant husband can wield, for saving a failing marriage, than an extensive kitchen remodel.

Yes, You Can Use Porcelain Tile in Industrial Style Interiors!


Modern industrial interior design is about exposing all that lies beneath to achieve raw, edgy style. The industrial-chic aesthetic, which really took hold in the late 2000s, is still going strong a decade later.

Meet the Founder: Margot Hampleman’s Decorative Materials Journey

As The Tile Turns

At the helm of every great company lies a passionate and driven individual. At Decorative Materials, that person is our founder, Margot Hampleman. Insider

Hate That Brick Fireplace? 12 Ways to Make It Look Better

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your brick fireplace is a dependable source of heat and, if it’s wood-burning, also helps keep your heating costs low. But the outdated design may have become an eyesore, and years of soot can make it look even worse. We found several ways to make your brick fireplace look better – much, much better.

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Restaurant Design Trends To Consider In Your Home

Trendir Magazine

How many times have we all been to a restaurant and completely fell in love with the décor? Restaurants have become the new “trendy spot” with hidden trends that only designs seem to know.

Revved Up for Color!

Garden State Tile Blog

Slash is energetic and bold. This sleek, shiny 3″ x 12″ double-fired wall tile will add attention-getting style to any space. The post Revved Up for Color! appeared first on Garden State Tile. Blog What's New

Rubble Tile’s Origami from AlysEdwards: Ancient Tradition, Contemporary Design

Rubble Tile

Paper is much more than a canvas to create upon. It can become art on its own, bending and folding into new ideas that go beyond what can be placed on its surface. The art of paper folding, known as origami, takes that concept and.

Woven Mosaic Patterns

The Perfect Bath

I can remember when Waterworks re-introduced 20’s and 30’s black and white marble basketweave patterns to accompany our Edwardian style pedestal sinks. They were a fresh reminder of a retro design and seemed to be the perfect solution for countless traditional small bath floors. They were an instant hit! The demand for them has increasingly escalated over the years.

Kitchen Design Case Study: Awkward Angles

Kitchens for Living

Every time I think I’ve seen it all I’m challenged to create a kitchen design that seems impossible! Such is the case with this recent project. This home is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and features not only a stunning view but also the strangest shaped kitchen! Sometimes I wonder what architects are thinking. […] Read more. The post Kitchen Design Case Study: Awkward Angles appeared first on Artful Kitchens.

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Selling Your Home? These Real Estate Photo Tips Will Help Your Home Look Its Best

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When you’re selling your home , taking good photos is crucial. After all, your photos will serve as potential buyers’ first impression of the property. It’s what will make their decision on whether to come see your home or to pass it over for another option.

Top Fall Decor Trends We Are Obsessed With

Trendir Magazine

Whether you live in sunny California or in gloomy Connecticut, fall is right around the corner and we can’t wait! Not only is fall the season where the leaves change, and the weather becomes a little bit crisper, but it’s the perfect time to give your home a fall inspired makeover.

We Care…About the Koala Bear

Garden State Tile Blog

KOALA wood-look tile provides all the beautiful characteristics of eucalyptus in a durable, sustainable porcelain. Garden State Tile is doing its part to help save koalas. We will adopt a koala on behalf of every client who purchases 2,000 square feet or more of KOALA porcelain tile.

008: Top Ten Reasons to be an Architect

Life of an Architect

If there is one moment I can look back and single out the moment when everything change, it was February 22, 2010. That was the day I decided to write the post “ Top Ten Reasons to be an Architect ” and nothing has been the same for me ever since.

Waterjet Mosaics

The Perfect Bath

Only a dozen years ago, waterjet mosaics were the new shining star in the marketplace. Today they are simply everywhere, in countless patterns and colors. The technology behind them has advanced, too. Initially, automotive factory machines were used to cut marble into shaped pieces. This has given way to special CNC computerized equipment, designed to cut stone into patterns that have been programmed into the cutting machine. That level of precision allows pieces to be assembled quickly.

5 Ways to Make Your Rooms Lighter and More Spacious

Kitchen and Residential Design

When designing a new kitchen, or indeed a house as a whole, it's essential that it's functional, of course, but also that it's spacious, stylish, and welcoming.

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Game Rooms to Make You the Most Popular Neighbor on the Block

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A game room (or recreational room) is a great place to hang out with family and friends. It also provides peace of mind to have a safe, controlled environment for your kids and their friends to get together.

15 Rustic Shelving Options For Your Farmhouse-Flavored Home

Trendir Magazine

Whether it’s in the kitchen or in the bedroom, every space of the house could use a bit of organization. And the biggest part of the decision on the placement of these tidying helpers is that you want function and style.


Garden State Tile Blog

This issue is chock full of great articles — several including Garden State Tile! See our ad on page 12 announcing our new Princeton, NJ showroom. On page 30, Marca Corona 4D is the feature product. Looking to start a tile renovation and don’t know where to begin?

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007: A Survivor’s Guide to Architecture School

Life of an Architect

Fall is just around the corner and that means it’s time for students around the country to return to their desk’s at architecture school.