October, 2022

Tile of Spain Mourns Passing of Pedro Riaz, Former General Secretary of ASCER

Tile of Spain USA

It is with great sadness that Tile of Spain announces the death of Pedro Riaza, who was general secretary of the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) for a quarter of a century.

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Cyberspace Curiosities VIII

Diary of a Tile Addict

After a little break from curiosities, we’re back with another fabulous five. Canine Collection from Lili Cement Tile. Six dogs, each named and artistically rendered make up this adorable collection from Lili Cement Tile.

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Top 4 Interior Design Styles in Ski Towns

Decorative Materials

Colorado’s most impressive natural features power not only our top recreational pursuits, but also, the eye-catching designs that accompany them. Nowhere is this more evident than in our state’s most popular ski towns.

Fall in Love With Tile: Fall-Inspired Tile Styles

Why Tile

Fall has arrived, and with it comes all the charms of this enchanting time of year. We’re celebrating the change of the season with fall-inspired ceramic tile! Incorporate these tile styles in your home for looks you will love year-round! Pumpkin Patches View this post on Instagram A post shared by Space Like This –… The post Fall in Love With Tile: Fall-Inspired Tile Styles appeared first on Why Tile. Tile Design Ideas

Sustainable, Coastal-Inspired Ceramic Tiles with a Hand-Made Feel

Rubble Tile

For over 130 years Mosa has been manufacturing tiles using the purest materials and the magic of innovative Dutch design. By embracing the Cradle to Cradle sustainability philosophy and a commitment to design, Mosa has become one of the most innovative tile makers in the.

MARBLE, REDEFINED: 3 NEW MARBLE-EFFECT COLLECTIONS

Garden State Tile Blog

Three beautiful collections that all offer the elegant, timeless look and feel of marble and stone in versatile porcelain which is perfect for design projects that focus on sustainability, wellness and creativity.

ASCER Announces the Five Jury Members Presiding the 2022 Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association (ASCER) has announced the five acclaimed architects and designers who will serve on the jury for the 2022 edition of the Tile of Spain Awards. This year’s panel is led by Eric Parry , founder and director of Eric Parry Architects.

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Make Your Wood Floors Brand New - Top Wood Floor Restoration Products

Onfloor Technology

Wood flooring has become more popular than ever in recent years. It’s a versatile and natural choice for homes of all styles, residing perfectly under modern furnishings and traditional antiques alike. Not to mention, wood floors have a variety of benefits over other flooring types.

Blush Tile: Applications and Design Ideas

Why Tile

Blush at the thought! Consumers aren’t being shy about a desire for a fresh start this year. Interior designers and manufacturers are answering the call with a fresh take on a warm neutral: blush. Sherwin-Williams has selected a blush hue as its 2023 color of the year.

New Spanish Tile Collection with Timeworn Elegance

Rubble Tile

At Rubble Tile, we’re always on the lookout for new tile makers and tile distributors whose collections excite our design senses and help us stay ahead of tile trends. Our newest vendor, Interior Surfaces Group (ISG), fits the bill perfectly. They stock gorgeous tile collections.

Hexagon Heaven: Habitania

Garden State Tile Blog

The Habitania collection from Garden State Tile is an update to a classic favorite. The trending 8″x10″ porcelain body is available in a variety of soft encaustic-look solid and patterned options that can be mixed and matched for creative wall and floor applications. Browse Habitania.

TILE OF SPAIN COMPANIES SHOWCASE NEW COLLECTIONS AT CERSAIE

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish companies traveled to Italy this September to showcase their latest collections at Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings.

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It’s Your Home; Why Knock-offs Won’t Due

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles have been used throughout the world for centuries and have kept their popularity over time due to their versatility, durability, and beauty.

Top 2023 Kitchen Design Trends

JG Kitchens

Every year the National Kitchen & Bath Association, my first professional membership group as a designer, surveys the industry about the top trends for the coming year. Here's my post on their 2023 report.

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Rare Trojan War Mosaic Discovered in Syria

Why Tile

Archaeologists have uncovered a rare 1,600-year-old mosaic with imagery from the Trojan War underneath a building in Rastan, Syria. Businessmen from the Nabu Museum in Lebanon had purchased the property on which the building sits and donated it to the Syrian government.

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Sustainable Seawater Concrete Mimics the Cementation of Ancient Roman Concrete

The A to Z of Building

A civil engineering researcher from the University of Texas at Arlington is drawing inspiration from ancient civilizations to develop a more resilient, long-lasting, and durable cement material

3Barrel: A 3-Part Wood-Look Series

Garden State Tile Blog

The 3Barrel collection from Garden State Tile is a 3-part wood-look collection developed in separate oak typologies. Each of the 3 series features unique planks, mosaics, and decorative pieces with distinct coloring and shade variations.

EP 110: Modern Home Challenge

Life of an Architect

We are starting a design exercise called the "Modern Home Challenge" with the intent to go through a design process that would help us understand how to design a modern house that people could afford and would actually want to live in.

Concrete Grinding and Polishing Must-Know Best Practices

Onfloor Technology

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How And Why To Reduce Noise At Home

JG Kitchens

You would think growing up in New York City would inure me to the impacts of noise. It didn’t. The cacophony of street noises — loud even from my 10th floor East Village apartment — was crazy-making. That and the harsh winters drove me away.

Limited Availability Sale

Realstone

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New Method to Manufacture Carbon Negative Concrete

The A to Z of Building

The world demands new ideas to reduce the carbon footprint of construction processes. Concrete is one of the single most significant emitters of carbon dioxide. VTT’s Carbonaide project has

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Things to Consider Before Using Artificial Grass

Kitchen and Residential Design

Using Artificial Grass is becoming more popular as a result of its versatility, durability and environmental benefits. It is a great way to beautify your lawn without the environmental issues and health risks associated with real grass.

Ep 112: Final Presentations in Architecture School

Life of an Architect

We are talking about "Final Presentations in Architecture School" today as we review what that process looks like, how to prepare, and discuss what really matters. The post Ep 112: Final Presentations in Architecture School first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Best Concrete Resurfacing Options

Onfloor Technology

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Is There a Cannabis Grow Room In Your Future?

JG Kitchens

I predict a growing segment of the wellness design craft will be focused on creating residential cannabis consumption and cultivation spaces. I also share the risks of an uninformed or misinformed DIY setup. Hint: You really don't want to stink up or, worse, blow up, your home!).

The Gun Safety Conversation We Should All Be Having

JG Kitchens

I don’t share this story often, but I felt compelled to do so after another spate of mass shootings this summer. What could I contribute to the health and safety of my fellow citizens? Well, I could put my knowledge of wellness design to use… So I did.

Developing Structural-Grade Construction Materials Using Natural Fibers

The A to Z of Building

An international research team is laying the groundwork for more sustainable concrete by substituting synthetic reinforcement materials with natural fibers and materials derived from various waste

Landmark Museum Embraces Sustainable Wood Technology to House Vast Historical Collection

The A to Z of Building

Sleek, sustainable and striking, the recent development by Haslob Kruse + Partners fuses past and present with an expansive wooden exterior made with sustainable leader, Kebony wood, which

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Work on Public Square Underway as Part of £200m Regeneration Scheme

The A to Z of Building

Work is underway on a new public square next to the #BuiltByGMI apartment block at the £200 m Becketwell regeneration project in Derby city centre. Image Credit: GMI Construction GMI

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Lucideon Unveils Pioneering New Test for Mortar Durability

The A to Z of Building

Construction industry testing specialist Lucideon has launched a pioneering new method to assess the durability of mortar. Dr Geoff Edgell. Image Credit: Lucideon The company’s new special

Betolar Announces First Indian Low Carbon Concrete Products Made with Geoprime®

The A to Z of Building

Betolar announced today its first concrete products manufactured with Geoprime® for the Indian construction markets. The Geoprime products will be on display at the World of Concrete India event

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Ep 111: Talking Shop with Kevin Rice

Life of an Architect

In this episode of our Talking Shop series. we are joined by Kevin Rice of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and we discuss careers, office culture, and architecture. The post Ep 111: Talking Shop with Kevin Rice first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Hiring A Contractor Guide: Checklist & Must Have Tips

Onfloor Technology

As much as we love DIY, some tasks are too big and require the expertise of a contractor.

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Savings and Impact of Switching to Artificial Turf

Kitchen and Residential Design

Choosing to install artificial grass is a decision that will benefit you in so many ways. Not only do you get the benefits of the green, lush look that you have always wanted, but you will also save water and money in the long run.