February, 2022

The Power of Size: Large-Format Ceramics

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish tile sector, more specifically, the Castellón tile group, stands out for their capacity to innovate and never cease in their quest to improve the possibilities of ceramic tile coverings.

Green Tiles at The London Tile Co.

The London Tile Co.

Green interiors go in and out of style and while some deserve to stay away (we’re looking at you avocado bathroom suites), we’re glad to see that green tiles seem to be standing the test of time.

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Locally Sourced Tile and Stone: Colorado’s Hidden Treasures

Decorative Materials

Colorado boasts an abundance of talent and passion, not to mention raw materials. All this provides a wealth of opportunities for our team at Decorative Materials.

2022 Tile Trends: Plaster Looks

Why Tile

Happy National Tile Day! Each National Tile Day, Why Tile celebrates by starting a countdown. Every week leading up to Coverings, the preeminent event of the North American tile and stone industry, we share one of the tile trends we expect to see this year.

Why You Can Like A Shower With No Door

How to Floor Tile

Having torn out and replaced many showers I have determined in many construction related instances it is possible to reduce the shower surround and thus probability of reducing mold growth. Black mold to be exact.

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Maria Starling Designs

Diary of a Tile Addict

Norfolk-based mosaic artist Maria Starling turned her attention to Moroccan cement tile some years ago, and has been designing delightful patterns ever since.

The Bétera House, A Love Letter to Terracotta Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Situated just outside the city limits of Valencia, Spain, where the mountains meet the sea, is a humble abode that pays homage to the traditional craftsmanship of handmade terracotta tile and the true essence of ceramic materials.

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US-Made, Weather-Resistant Porcelain Pavers with Contemporary Elegance

Rubble Tile

When it comes to outdoor flooring projects, it’s important to balance aesthetics with long-term durability and function. That’s especially true here in Minnesota. Here our super cold winters and hot, humid summers mean that our building materials have to be strong enough to withstand the.

Upgrade Your Kitchen With a Tiled Kitchen Island

Why Tile

A tiled kitchen island is the perfect way to upgrade your kitchen in both style and functionality. Read our guide to learn why ceramic tile is an ideal material for kitchen island surfaces and how to choose the perfect island tile for your kitchen.

Marazzi among Italy’s and Spain’s Top Employers for 2022

Ceramics of Italy

For the sixth consecutive year, Marazzi Group – international leader in the design and production of ceramic floor and wall tiles – has been certified one of the Top Employers based on the company’s excellent working conditions and the quality of its training and development programmes.

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Five Incredible Alternative Glazes

Diary of a Tile Addict

Enjoy ceramics with a huge range of curious features and finishes with this selection of five unique, alternative glazes from around the world. 1) Metal waste.

Tile of Spain Celebrates National Tile Day

Tile of Spain USA

Sustainable, durable and versatile in design and use, ceramic tiles have played a vital role in architectural and interior design for thousands of years and have become a standout building material in projects around the world.

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Don’t Miss These Romantic Interior Design Remodels for Your Next Date Night

The Cement Tile

Want to impress that special someone? A movie-perfect setting never fails to set the mood! Create a romantic atmosphere with lovely concrete tiles from our new Olvera Collection and take your date to soaring new heights. Creating Sunlit Romance with Osuna Tiles.

Artisanal, Elongated Ceramic Bricks at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

For 35 years out of Devon, England, Original Style has been renowned for making some of the industry’s most well-designed ceramic tile. They also know that trends are never set in stone. Trends are cyclical and yet ever changing, so Original Style develops their designs.

It’s time to take responsibility with the sustainable beauty of GST Revolution

Garden State Tile Blog

Revolution from Garden State Tile is the industry’s first entirely carbon neutral product line, revolutionizing sustainability in the tile industry. The collection consists of a beautiful concrete design paired with six bold hues that replicate the artistic layering of venetian plaster.

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Florim joins Altagamma Foundation

Ceramics of Italy

A taste for the beautiful, cultural heritage and a strong identity are just some of the qualities shared by Florim and Altagamma, the Foundation which since 1992 has brought together the ambassadors of the Italian lifestyle in the world.

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Kitchen And Bath Industry Show Awards Honor Wellness And Innovation

JG Kitchens

Here's my first post-KBIS piece, looking at the award winners from the event. I'll be writing up my trends piece for later publication.

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The Best Areas to Stay in Texas

Kitchen and Residential Design

People in Texas are famous for friendliness and patience as supersized as the state. This is one of the reasons there are so many visitors to the Lone Star State. Whether you want to travel to San Antonio, Austin, the Hill Country, or surrounding communities, you'll find the best areas to stay.

Economical Alternative to Concrete Consumes CO2 During its Formation, Mitigating Climate Change

The A to Z of Building

One of the biggest challenges that humans face is alleviating climate change. Currently, a team of scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has created a totally new material that is an


Glossy Ceramic Tile Designed in Spain, In-Stock in the U.S.

Rubble Tile

The Neri Collection by ADEX USA features solid-glaze, glossy ceramic tiles with versatility that is only matched by its refined look. Available in glossy field tiles, beveled tiles, decos, and trim pieces, this series gives you the variety and creativity to craft a design all.

Every Architecture Firm is Hiring

Life of an Architect

Every architecture firm is hiring right now. If you are an architect with 5+ years experience, you are as rare as a flying donkey reciting Shakespeare. but way more desirable. The post Every Architecture Firm is Hiring first appeared on Life of an Architect.


Ceramics of Italy

The third edition of the Caesar Design Film Award, the contest organised by Ceramiche Caesar as part of the Ennesimo Film Festival in Fiorano Modenese, is about to get underway. The call for short films that will take part in the 2022 contest has been opened and will be open until 15 March.

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Wellness Design Provides Benefits To Individuals On The Autism Spectrum

JG Kitchens

That was confirmed by all three of the professionals I consulted for this article: one child psychologist, one interior designer specializing in adaptive spaces for special needs clients and one technology integrator serving the same community with smart home services to enhance well-being.

Polished Concrete vs. Sealed Concrete

Onfloor Technology

Renovating your home or business's concrete flooring? You may be wondering what type of floor designs are available to you and which one is the best option for your needs. Floor Polishing Concrete Floor

Nano-Engineered Sealer Offers Better Protection to Concrete in Colder Regions

The A to Z of Building

Researchers from the Washington State University (WSU) have developed a nanomaterials-engineered penetrating sealer that can better guard concrete from moisture and salt, which are two of the most

Types of Kitchen Islands

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Our Favorite Kitchen Islands & When To Use Them. Kitchen Islands can provide extra storage, seating, and workspace, as well as create a beautiful focal point for the room. Depending on your home’s aesthetic and your workflow, one kitchen island style may serve you better than another.

Architectural Detail Books

Life of an Architect

As an architect, you need to understand details, and one of the easiest ways to expose yourself is by referencing Architectural Detail books. There are a large number of books out there that focus on details. So today, I will list out a few of my favorites and the rationale behind my choices.

Tips to Choose the Best Plumbers in Fort Lauderdale

Kitchen and Residential Design

Plumbing issues are common in Fort Lauderdale, with average humidity levels of around 72%. There are several things that can go wrong with your plumbing system at home or office. The most common problems include blocked pipes, leaking faucets, and broken water lines.

Technology Innovations Support Safer, Healthier, Aging-Friendly Living

JG Kitchens

Here are some innovations from my latest Forbes.com piece for your consideration. My three sources for the piece will be discussing their thoughts in today's WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS Clubhouse conversation. I hope you'll join us at 4 pm Eastern/1 pm Pacific and all the adjacent time zones!

What Is A Concrete Edger, And How Do You Use One?

Onfloor Technology

Updated February 2022. OnFloor Edge


Researchers Develop an Eco-Friendly Cooling System Without the Use of Fossil Fuels

The A to Z of Building

As far as warm climate countries are concerned, air conditioning already accounts for a significant portion of the total energy consumption. It is not just considered as a burden to the environment

What Homeowners Should Know About Tornado Safety

JG Kitchens

Inspired by last December's deadly twisters, I filled my latest Forbes.com piece with information about what homeowners can do to keep themselves and their loved ones safe against future tornadoes -- and how they might get help paying for shelter. You can read that here.

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EP 093: The Top 10 Reasons NOT to be an Architect

Life of an Architect

Ever wondered if you should be an Architect? Here are the Top 10 Reasons NOT to be an Architect - revisiting the list I wrote 12 years ago. The post EP 093: The Top 10 Reasons NOT to be an Architect first appeared on Life of an Architect.


Architectural Redlines on an iPad

Life of an Architect

I take a look at the process of creating Architectural Redlines on an iPad to determine if it is worth getting an iPad if you are an Architect? The post Architectural Redlines on an iPad first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Examining Vibration Patterns Caused Due to Laser-Induced Shock Waves to Detect Defects in Concrete Structures

The A to Z of Building

Researchers investigated the vibration patterns resulting from laser-induced shock waves to identify defects in concrete structures. Experimental setup used to perform the non-destructive telemetry

New Construction Industry Report by Patrick Parsons Reveals Poor Building Material Supply Chains are the Main Barrier to Achieving Net Zero

The A to Z of Building

A new report, ‘Sustainable by design’, by engineering consultancy Patrick Parsons, based on research* with 100 senior executives of UK construction firms, reveals that despite the majority

Efficient and Sustainable Wooden Modular Construction of 32 Schools in Berlin

The A to Z of Building

The sustainable and innovative wooden modular construction with its extremely short construction time aided the decision to build 32 wooden schools by 2025 in Berlin. First 6 schools have been