June, 2021

Spain Heads to Coverings 2021!

Tile of Spain USA

We are thrilled to announce over 40 Spanish ceramic tile companies will be traveling to Orlando, FL next month to exhibit at Coverings 2021: The Global Tile and Stone Experience.

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A Guide to Choosing Your Bathroom Tiles

The London Tile Co.

How to choose bathroom tiles. Once upon a time, choosing bathroom tiles was simple, but now there’s an endless array of tiles to choose from. Do you go for a pattern? How about tile size? Colour? At London Tile Co.

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HONEYCOMB HEAVEN: THE HEXAGON TILE TREND

Garden State Tile Blog

Bring the natural character of honeycomb into your home with hexagon tiles ! The six-sided shape has been surging throughout the interior design world, adding a fresh geometric take to floors, walls, backsplashes, and more.

Six Strategic Reasons for Using Ceramic Tile in Multipurpose Spaces

Why Tile

Multipurpose spaces are becoming the norm in our homes as we find ways to fit all of our activities into areas of the house.

Rubble Tile’s Trending Concrete-Look Porcelain Collection, Core

Rubble Tile

The natural world is full of beauty that inspires tile artisans to create the designs we’ve all come to love. But sometimes, great inspiration can come from humankind itself. The things we create can be just as beautiful as what came before us, from ancient.

Trading Post Trivets

Diary of a Tile Addict

Established in 1916 by brothers Hubert and C.D. Richardson, Cameron Trading Post came shortly after the erection of a bridge over the Little Colorado River in 1911.

Tile of Spain Announces Schedule of Events for Coverings 2021

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers from Spain, announces its schedule of events for Coverings 2021, North American’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference being held July 7-9, in Orlando, Florida.

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Big Gets Bold: Ossido Gauged Porcelain Panels

Garden State Tile Blog

Big gets bold with Crossville’s Ossido porcelain tile panels by Laminam, available from Garden State Tile. Each panel evokes the look of materials left to weather and oxidize, capturing the perfect moment of nature’s transformation in porcelain.

2021 Tile Trends: XXL Tile

Why Tile

With just a few weeks left until Coverings ‘21, we’re eager to explore yet another 2021 tile trend we expect to see there: XXL tile. We already live in an environment of super-sized portions, so let’s define exactly what XXL tile means.

Ragno’s New Concrete-Look Porcelain, Conkreto!

Rubble Tile

When selecting tile for your project, you want something that goes beyond sheer durability. You want something that will age like a fine wine, and get better over time. Not every tile option can provide you with both. But fortunately, Ragno is here to save. Commercial Inspiration Love the Look Residential Tile

Modernizing Marble

Decorative Materials

From Ancient Greece to the Far East, many of history’s most notable structures have marble to thank for their longevity and enduring beauty. A symbol of sophistication through the millennia, marble has long evoked luxury. Tile Trends

Designing a Home with Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Designing a home with ceramic tile has never been more exciting! From geometric walls and patterned floors, to decorative facades, there are more options than ever to curate a truly one-of-a-kind house. With series available in anti-slip finishes, multilateral shapes and dynamic decorative reliefs, Spanish tile manufactures have crafted collections to cover surfaces in all areas of the home.

How To Create a Modern Bathroom Design With Olvera Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Bathrooms are one of the most common rooms to upgrade. If you’re looking to impress your guests, look no further, we have the answers for you. Check out how to make a magical area with our Olvera Collection. What Makes a Design Contemporary?

Case Study: Di Bruno Brothers Market & Eatery

Garden State Tile Blog

PROJECT TYPE LOCATION MATERIAL Retail / Restaurant Wayne , PA Ceramic Wall Tile. PROJECT OVERVIEW. In March 2021 the beloved Philadelphia staple, Di Bruno Brothers , officially expanded with their first ever suburban location in Wayne, PA.

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2021 Tile Trends: Biophilic Tile

Why Tile

Only one week remains until Coverings ‘21, meaning we have one more 2021 tile trend to explore. Biophilic tile is a trend that started growing last year and has certainly hit its stride in 2021’s post-pandemic renovation surge.

Trending: Timeworn Wood-look Tile that Fuses Vintage with Modern

Rubble Tile

One tile design trend we love that’s here to stay is the timeworn look. Whether it’s tumbled marble, artisan-style ceramic tile or any other material, people enjoy the warm, lived-in feeling that a weathered look provides. Two new wood-look porcelain tile series by Del Conca. New Produc

Principles for Sustainability

Decorative Materials

Sustainability is a hot topic. This buzzword means different things from one industry to the next. In interior design, it involves selecting materials and processes that limit waste. How this is accomplished depends on the project’s location, scope, and desired materials.

Creating a Vegetarian-Friendly Kitchen

JG Kitchens

There's info in this piece I just wrote for Forbes.com on which features help make produce last longer. There's also info on the best ways to prep and cook your favorite vegetables in your kitchen, and how you might create a vegetable/vegetarian-friendly kitchen for this way of eating.

3 Backyard Oasis Inspirations From Granada Tile

The Cement Tile

Granada Tile is popular for residential homes, and our handcrafted tiles can create an astounding statement. Check out some backyard oasis inspirations from our collection to give you ideas to take your outdoor area to the next level.

6 Sizes. 21 Colors. 4 Finishes: Introducing Tribeca

Garden State Tile Blog

Raw textures and gentle colors combine to create harmonious escapes with the Tribeca collection from Garden State Tile. Featuring 12 glossy porcelain wall tiles and 9 coordinating urban-inspired porcelain wall and floor tiles, Tribeca has all you need to create transitional industrial designs.

2021 Tile Trends: Assorted Aggregates

Why Tile

Our countdown to Coverings continues, and to pass the time we’re looking at another top 2021 tile trend: assorted aggregates.

Kitchen Fire Cleanup and Precautions

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Chris Karidis on Unsplash The kitchen is arguably the hub and heart of every home. Unfortunately, it is the most vulnerable room to fire damage from ovens, stovetops, fryer oil, toasters, and microwaves.

7 Steps to Concrete Finishing

Onfloor Technology

Are you considering concrete for your next commercial flooring project? Concrete is an economical, durable, and versatile building material. Concrete Finish

Why You Might Want Air Fryer Capability

JG Kitchens

Air fryers are probably the hottest home-related gift right now. It's estimated that close to 40 percent of American homes have one. That's good news! It means that people are looking for healthier ways to enjoy their favorite foods.

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New Data Suggests Increase in Number of Women Working in Engineering

The A to Z of Building

New analysis from EngineeringUK has shown 14.5% of those working in engineering are female, which is an increase from 12% as reported in 2018. The latest data is taken from the Labour Force Survey Q3

Ep 077: Design Better

Life of an Architect

Most architects design until the drawings leave the office so why is there so much bad architecture out there? We can all aspire to Design Better. The post Ep 077: Design Better first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 077: Design Better at Life of an Architect.

2021 Tile Trends: Vast Veining in Marble-Look Tile

Why Tile

Three weeks remain until Coverings 2021, and we’re hyping ourselves up by looking at the top 2021 tile trends we expect to see on display. This week’s focus is a new take on a long-time favorite: marble-look tile.

How to Redecorate Your Kitchen For a Higher Home Resale Value

Kitchen and Residential Design

When staging a property for reselling, the kitchen is among the most overlooked sections. Floors, walls, landscapes, and doors are always prioritized. But redecorating your kitchen can have a significant impact on your property sale value.

FILA to zero-emissions by 2040

Ceramics of Italy

Wellness Benefits of Outdoor Living Spaces (Plus Bonus Nuggets!)

JG Kitchens

I shared some ideas and inspiration with Design Milk in my latest piece. Here's a link for you to enjoy. Whether your living space is surrounded by rolling hills, trees and jasmine, as mine is, or city streets, as when I lived in New York, there are numerous benefits to being outdoors.

How to Level Concrete Slabs

Onfloor Technology

Workplace injuries happen every day. The most recent available data in the US shows an estimated 2.5 million workers in the US experienced either severe or non-serious work-related injuries, with 27% of those resulting from trips, slips, and falls. Concrete Floor

Ep 078: Redlines

Life of an Architect

“Redlines” is the word used by architects to reference the red ink that is used to mark up corrections that need to be made on architectural drawings. The post Ep 078: Redlines first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 078: Redlines at Life of an Architect.

2021 Tile Trends: Green Tile

Why Tile

As we anticipate Coverings ‘21 (less than a month away), thinking about the 2021 tile trends we expect to see is helping us pass the time. This week brings us to green tile, a trend we couldn’t be more excited about. Of all the colors we can explore, green ceramic tile options are enormously varied.… … The post 2021 Tile Trends: Green Tile appeared first on Why Tile. Tile Trends

The Ultimate Guide to Womanhood

Kitchen and Residential Design

Your womanhood isn't defined by the work you do, your body parts, or the relationships you have — you define your womanhood. Womanhood involves a ton of milestones, most of which are life-changing.

Mosaico+ launches a platform for the world of architecture and design

Ceramics of Italy

With the aim of creating a real community based on sharing and direct communication, Mosaico+ has launched M+ATES, a free platform that provides architects, interior designers and contractors with personalised and dedicated design services and initiatives.

20 Wellness Design Gifts For Father’s Day 2021

JG Kitchens

If you have a great (or OK) dad -- or celebrate the observance with one -- here are 20 ideas on gifts to enhance his physical and emotional well-being from my latest Forbes.com piece.

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How Use a Concrete Angle Grinder

Onfloor Technology

Did you know that angle grinders can be used to grind, smooth, and level concrete flooring? Concrete Floor Grinder