June, 2023

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The Call for Entries for the 22nd Annual Tile of Spain Awards is Open

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) announces the call for entry for the 2023 edition of the Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. This year marks twenty-two years of honoring innovation in design. Celebrating the excellence in precision and progression of ceramic craftsmanship, the Tile of Spain Awards highlights the careful consideration, meticulous installation and design enhancements of ceramic tiles, in projects, from around

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Tile 101 with Atelier Interior Design

As The Tile Turns

Decorative Materials Design Consultant, Monica Lozano, recently had the opportunity to chat with Denver design powerhouse, Atelier Interior Design , on their expert use of our products. The award-winning design firm, headed by Katie Schroder, is known for one-of-a-kind aesthetics driven by vibrant color, pattern and culture. Katie and her team never cease to amaze us with their creativity and ingenuity when it comes to using tile and stone in their designs.

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Crafted with Passion and Sustainability: Granada Tile’s Eco-Friendly Masterpieces

Granada Tile

Discover the artistry and sustainability of Granada Tile. Handcrafted with care using eco-friendly materials, their encaustic cement tiles redefine style and responsibility. The post Crafted with Passion and Sustainability: Granada Tile’s Eco-Friendly Masterpieces appeared first on Granada Tile Cement Tile Blog | Tile Ideas, Tips and More.

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Virginia Tile announces new distribution hub

Floor Covering News

Indianapolis—Virginia Tile is expanding its operations into Indiana with the opening of a brand-new, all-in-one, full-service branch located here. The new location will feature a state-of-the-art showroom, a user-friendly order and pick-up desk and a fully stocked warehouse of tile and installation materials providing customers with a comprehensive and convenient tile shopping experience.

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Ceramic Mural for Downtown Wichita Falls

Why Tile

If you’ve been to downtown Wichita Falls recently, you’ll have noticed a new ceramic tile mural gracing the intersection of 7th Street and Indiana Avenue. Spanning four stories, the mural depicts larger-than-life creatures working together to hang the moon. About the Project Local artists Steve Hilton and Jesse Baggett designed and installed the mural, which… The post Ceramic Mural for Downtown Wichita Falls appeared first on Why Tile.

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Royce Wood Studio

Diary of a Tile Addict

Located in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside neighbouring the rolling hills of the Peak District and in the hamlet of Toadhole Furnace, the Wheelhouse of Amber Mill is home to the studio and showroom of the glaze extraordinaires of Royce Wood Studio. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Peter Wood, Royce Wood Studio (@roycewoodstudio) Since 1997 Peter Wood and his team have been wholly focused on ceramic tile and glaze production, creating a large number of unique reactive glazes co

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Casa MYM, A CID Award Winning Project

Tile of Spain USA

During this year’s annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, special recognition in the International category was awarded to Casa MYM designed by Estudio Número 26 and Pastor y González Arquitectos. Located among the lush fruit and vegetable orchards in Murcia, Spain, Casa MYM was built with simplicity in mind; locally sourced materials, creativity, innovation, beauty, love and memories.

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Exploring the Color Palette Choosing the Perfect Tile

Granada Tile

Discover the impact of color psychology in interior design with Granada Tile. Explore their color palette, evoke emotions, and transform your space. The post Exploring the Color Palette Choosing the Perfect Tile appeared first on Granada Tile Cement Tile Blog | Tile Ideas, Tips and More.

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Stats 2023: Commercial flooring rebounds

Floor Covering News

C all it the “year of the comeback.” That’s how some industry observers might describe the commercial flooring industry in 2022, which continued to emerge from the wreckage of a global pandemic to experience a vibrant rebirth. As businesses reopened, construction and renovation projects activities increased, breathing new life into building interiors.

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Exploring the Best Uses of Stacked Stone | A Comprehensive Guide

Realstone

What are the Best Uses of Stacked Stone Introduction to Stacked Stone Stacked stone , an architectural material used for centuries, can provide a timeless, rustic , modern , funky, or retro look to any design project. Its versatility and natural aesthetic appeal make it a popular choice in both interior and exterior design. Stone offers many design choices.

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New Stone-Look Porcelain Tile Collection Inspired by Italian Sandstone

Rubble Tile

This month, Rubble Tile is featuring a new stone-look porcelain collection that evokes the depth and strength of ancient Italian stone, and brings it into a contemporary aesthetic. This Italian-designed series is produced in the US. Ragno’s tile designers drew inspiration from the dense grey.

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Studio Kulilk

Diary of a Tile Addict

We’re all for tile as art, whether it’s grouted in or hung with a hook and at Studio Kulilk it looks like they feel the same way. View this post on Instagram A post shared by S t u d i o K u l i l k (@studiokulilk) Founded in 2018 by Zozan Kotan and her partner Onur, Studio Kulilk’s colourful soul is a one-stop shop for tantalising tile art.

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Why Ceramic Tile (Part 2)

Conestoga Tile Blog

In the first part of the series, we discussed the advantages of incorporating ceramic tiling in your home’s design scheme. Yes, ceramic tile is beautiful, durable, and retains its value, but what else? In addition to these wonderful attributes, tile is quite low maintenance and is available in a wide array of colors and patterns. But if this still hasn’t convinced you to choose tile, there are still more benefits of this wonderful material!

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What to Expect From an NTCA Experience With CTEF

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation

An NTCA Experience is genuinely priceless. That's why it's included in the CTEF Auction. It allows you to experience what makes the tile industry special.

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Flooring STATS 2023: Dollars see gains, volume down

Floor Covering News

Generationally high inflation. A seemingly unending number of interest rate hikes. Disruptions in supply chains. The war in Ukraine that created a global energy crisis. A drop in American consumer confidence. Falling stock prices and unrealized profit forecasts. Such were the main challenges that defined 2022 for civilization in general and the flooring industry in particular.

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Understanding Thin Brick: An In-depth Guide to Features, Applications, and Installation

Realstone

Understanding Thin Brick Thin brick, often referred to as brick veneer, is a versatile and lightweight construction material that mimics the look and appeal of conventional brick. It comes in various forms, such as thin brick veneer ,(sometimes referred to as thin brick tile , or thin brick wall panels. A particularly appealing variant is the white thin brick , which adds a refreshing brightness to any space.

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New Stone-Look Porcelain Tile Collection Inspired by Italian Sandstone

Rubble Tile

This month, Rubble Tile is featuring a new stone-look porcelain collection that evokes the depth and strength of ancient Italian stone, and brings it into a contemporary aesthetic. This Italian-designed series is produced in the US. Ragno’s tile designers drew inspiration from the dense grey.

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Studio Kulilk

Diary of a Tile Addict

We’re all for tile as art, whether it’s grouted in or hung with a hook and at Studio Kulilk it looks like they feel the same way. View this post on Instagram A post shared by S t u d i o K u l i l k (@studiokulilk) Founded in 2018 by Zozan Kotan and her partner Onur, Studio Kulilk’s colourful soul is a one-stop shop for tantalising tile art.

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Why Conestoga Tile supports the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA)

Conestoga Tile Blog

Conestoga Tile has a strong kinship with the Ceramic Tile Distribution Association (CTDA) due to several compelling reasons. Firstly, the CTDA serves as an invaluable resource for the ceramic tile industry, providing Conestoga Tile with access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Through its network of industry professionals, the CTDA facilitates information sharing, market research and educational opportunities, empowering Conestoga Tile to stay at the forefront of industry trends and adva

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Making Work Look And Feel Like Home

Giotile

The majority of the population is vaccinated, Covid restrictions are mostly lifted, and companies are having people come back to the office. Or they are trying to. Although many offices have reopened and are welcoming workers back, a large number of employees are pushing back strongly against the return-to-office. After so much time at home, … The post Making Work Look And Feel Like Home appeared first on Gio Tile.

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Crossville launches Snippet wall tile

Floor Covering News

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville has launched Snippet, a ceramic wall tile collection. The product is noted for its unique tone-on-tone graphic geometry expanding creative options for custom wall designs. “Today, we’re seeing more designers and property owners embracing color in unique, new ways,” said Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s vice president of marketing.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Stone Fireplaces with Porcelain Hearths – Practical Tips and Designs for Homeowners

Realstone

A Comprehensive Guide to Stone Fireplaces with Porcelain Hearths – Practical Tips and Designs for Homeowners Elevate the aesthetic of your living space with a blend of rustic charm and contemporary elegance. This comprehensive guide unravels the intricate beauty and functionality of stone fireplaces and porcelain hearths. Bluestone fireplace with matching porcelain hearth The Majestic Charm of Stone Fireplaces Stone fireplaces encapsulate the quintessential balance between robust dur

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Rubble Tile in St. Louis Park: A Local Minnesota Company

Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile has been a local Minnesota tile company for nearly one hundred years – the original business was founded back in 1929! We know some designers and homeowners prefer to work with local businesses, so we’d like to take this opportunity to tell you.

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EnergieKer obtains UNI EN ISO 14001: 2015 certification

Ceramics of Italy

In 2023, EnergieKer has obtained UNI EN ISO 14001: 2015 certification demonstrating its commitment to minimise the environmental impact of its production processes. The standard sets out a detailed set of criteria for a company’s environmental management system (EMS) and certifies the validity of the measures adopted to protect the internal and external environment.

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Why Tile? Easy Care and Low Maintenance

Conestoga Tile Blog

As we continue our blog series on why you should choose tile for your home, today we wanted to focus on tile’s superior easy to clean nature and unmatched durability. Among a variety of different advantages, homeowners love tile floors because of its easy care and low maintenance properties. Regardless of where it is installed, homeowners can have ease of mind when it comes to maintaining and cleaning their tile floors.

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Summer 2023 Emerging Home Design Trends Feature Wellness

JG Kitchens

Here are five interesting trends identified by the massive home improvement platform Houzz that can potentially enhance healthy living. The post Summer 2023 Emerging Home Design Trends Feature Wellness comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Stats 2023: Tile flooring price increases buoy dollar sales

Floor Covering News

F or the second year running tile flooring experienced sales growth after its 2020 decline, which had been the category’s first decrease in several years. Tile flooring was up mid-double digits in dollars in 2022 compared to 2021’s high single-digit increase. However, while dollar sales were up, much of that came from price increases and inflationary pressures.

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How to Update a Brick Fireplace with Stone 

Realstone

Why Update a Brick Fireplace? Choosing the Right Stone Stone Fireplace Surround White Stone Fireplace Faux Stone Fireplace Stone Fireplace Ideas Fireplace Hearth Stone Stone Fireplace Mantels Conclusion FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Introduction Hey there! Are you tired of looking at that old, outdated brick fireplace? Well, we have got some exciting news for you!

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Concrete Calculator: Figure Out How Much Concrete You Need

Onfloor Technology

A concrete calculator considers the cubic feet of the area, allowing you to estimate how many bags of cement and other materials you need.

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Ep 127: Context and Design

Life of an Architect

Do architects have a responsibility to acknowledge the time, place and style of architecture they design? How does form based zoning figure into this? Context and Design are the topics we are exploring in today's episode. The post Ep 127: Context and Design first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 127: Context and Design at Life of an Architect.

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Why Ceramic Tile (Part 1)?

Conestoga Tile Blog

Searching for the best flooring that will best complement your home? No doubt, with the countless number of options available making such a decision can be overwhelming. However, ceramic tile is one of the most popular flooring options. In fact, ceramic tile is also used on walls, backsplashes, and so much more. Ceramic tile rates quite high in durability and ease of maintenance making it a perfect option for any home.

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Tips And Trends For Super Man Cave Spaces

JG Kitchens

There are likely to be some disappointed dads this week who got ties or golf balls for Father's Day, when what they really, really wanted was a cool new man cave! Well, this post can help make that a possibility with expert advice. The post Tips And Trends For Super Man Cave Spaces comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC, Wellness Design Consultant and Author.

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Stats 2023: LVT continues to drive industry growth

Floor Covering News

When the dust settled, Floor Covering News research found the resilient flooring category as a whole generated $9.522 billion in sales in 2022, a 13% increase over 2021’s $8.426 billion—much of that thanks to LVT. In terms of volume, the category accounted for 6.156 billion square feet (not including rubber) at the first point of sale, a 4.7% increase over 5.881 billion square feet in 2021.

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Everlasting Concrete Reduces Negative Climate Footprint

The A to Z of Building

Researchers recently created everlasting concrete, which requires no maintenance and produces 80% less CO2 than conventional products. Its developers were given a research prize for their.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONCRETE FLOOR GRINDER

Onfloor Technology

A concrete floor grinder is essential for smooth and beautiful concrete flooring. Here's how to choose the right one for your business.

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Ep 128: Focus

Life of an Architect

Focus is a subject matter that warrants revisited attention from each of us as it is something that is in a constant state of change and in need of improvement. The post Ep 128: Focus first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 128: Focus at Life of an Architect. Focus is a subject matter that warrants revisited attention from each of us as it is something that is in a constant state of change and in need of improvement.

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Helpful Tips for When You Visit Our Showrooms

Conestoga Tile Blog

After many, many years of helping thousands of people in our showrooms, we’ve come to understand what helps the most when selecting tile for your home or business. We have more ceramic, stone, glass and metal tile than you can shake a set of blueprints at. To streamline the selection and design process, come prepared with a few items. Following these tips will greatly assist our design consultants to better understand your vision and needs.

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