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Moroccan-Inspired Cement Tiles: Art for Your Kitchen

Granada Tile

Kitchens are the Heart of the Home. We like to think of them as the Art of the Home. With Moroccan-inspired cement tiles highlighting key areas of your kitchen, you can inspire your family, friends and guests with the visual “flavor” of faraway lands.

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July Featured Tiles: Arabia and Victorian Mosaics

The London Tile Co.

Whether you’re getting ready for a well-earned break or busy with weddings, parties and barbecues, summer is usually a busy time of year for many of us so it’s easy to forget about the interiors projects you have been considering.

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Update Your Patio This Year With This One Outdoor Decorating Trend

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Desert-inspired earth tones and bohemian chic vibes are the biggest trends this year for the home. And the trend goes outdoors this summer, too. You don’t have to break the bank to update your patio every year.

10 Stylish Accent Walls To Dress Up Your Dining Room

Trendir Magazine

For many that don’t entertain or cook frequently the dining room can be a difficult area to decorate or redesign. One of the main challenges that occur during this decorating the dining room is not knowing how to properly bring a focal point to the room.

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Creative Blue Backsplash

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Why Tile rounded-up a host of beautiful blue backsplashes: No two look alike. See more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights Innovations Product Information #backsplash #interiors #kitchen #kitchendesign #tiledesign #WhyTile

Week of July 1, 2019 – Summer Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

Summer is in full swing and we are feeling inspired by the beach waves and sunshine! Long gone are the dreary days of winter – it’s time to break out some vibrant colors and soak up the sun. This week we found some stellar designs that use bright colors, tropical inspirations, and outdoor elements.

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5 Inexpensive Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Summer

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

There’s a lot of information out there on how to make your home more energy efficient. While it’s all meant to be helpful, some of the advice is not the most practical. Not all of us can afford to install solar panels or to buy all new appliances.

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CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

There’s a reason blue’s been the long-favored color in home decoration: It covers so many bases! It can bring serenity, act as a neutral, spark creativity. Here are some great iterations of the blue backsplash trend. Read more here: [link].

Bring the Bling

Diary of a Tile Addict

Concrete is no longer simply the dull grey surface that gets hidden under something more stylish- it is now becoming something of a modern look to crave (see, for example, Andrea Maffei’s DOT or Kaza Concrete ‘s sucessful rebranding of concrete as a luxurious material).

Are You a Slave to Trends?

Kitchen and Residential Design

It's one thing to design a stylish house, but it's another to follow trends too religiously. Your wallet might be suffering unnecessarily. In this day and age, everything is a commodity.

GIO Looks at Floor Tile Trends


Because porcelain tile is durable, easy-to-maintain, and inherently green, it’s often the interior and exterior floor surfacing material of choice for restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, office spaces, and many other non-residential environments.

Top 60 Best Home Swimming Pool Tile Ideas – Backyard Oasis Designs

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Pool season is here! A beautifully tiled pool turns a backyard oasis into a work of art. Slip-resistant tile options keep the deck safe as well. Learn more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights Innovations Product Information #patioseason #poolseason #poolside #summer #WhyTile

13 Fun, Stylish Ways To Add Red, White And Blue To Your Home — From

JG Kitchens

Here are 13 fabulous ways to add color in big and small ways to your home , just in time for Fourth of July. Which ones appeal to you? Which ideas do you want to try in your kitchen, bathroom or living spaces? Are you a red hot lover, or a cool blue enthusiast?

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Forget “Sparking Joy”: 8 Decluttering Questions That Actually Work

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The wave of Marie Kondo’s popularity has devotees asking themselves if their cheese graters “spark joy” and thanking their college textbooks for their service.

Small Bedroom Design Ideas That Are All The Rage

Trendir Magazine

Having a small, cramped headquarter might seem disappointing or even discouraging, especially when you want to take your room from ordinary to extraordinary. The key to do so is taking into consideration the amount of décor you will use and the size of the room.

Happy 4th of July!

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

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As-Built Drawing Adventure

Life of an Architect

If you are an architect, it's a pretty safe bet that at some point in your career you've had to go on site and collect some existing dimensions for a project. My career is now almost 30 years in the making and not only have I done this possibly hundreds of time, I did it just last week.


Hidden Fire Dangers in Your Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

In the U.S., fire departments respond to one fire every 88 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Cooking is the most common cause of home fires and smoking is the leading cause of home fire deaths. But there are many other ways that you could inadvertently start a fire.

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Nursery Trends for The Modern Parent

Trendir Magazine

For decades decorating, your nursery has been done pretty routine like, almost in a uniformed manner- if it’s a baby boy hues of blue or green are used, while if it’s a girl shades of pink, white, and pastels are displayed.

Economic Indicators June 2019

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

CTDA is happy to bring you June 2019 Economic Indicators from Joseph Lundgren Consulting. Click to read the full report >>

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Minster Wins National Green Business Award

The A to Z of Building

Minster, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, won Circular Economy Project of the Year for its work to reduce waste and for its commitment to recycling. The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards


What’s Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You’re cooking, washing clothes or just turning on the blender. All of a sudden, the power goes out in some area of your home. Something is tripping one of your circuit breakers. But what could be causing this?

Swoon-Worthy Bookshelves That Push The Boundary On Chic

Trendir Magazine

Whether you’re an avid reader, a lover of books, or simply want to add an additional layer of texture to your décor, adding a bookshelf is one of the best ways to do so. From chic DIY wall mounts to savvy full-on libraries, bookshelves are making a comeback in the most glamorous way.

4 Decorating Tips for Home Improvement Projects

Kitchen and Residential Design

When you’re planning to decorate your home to give it a makeover, it helps to be prepared first. This allows you to take proper precautions to protect carpeting and floors during the decorating process.

6 Great Deals You’ll Want to Nab During the Lumens 4th of July Sale

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This article is sponsored by Lumens. The opinions and statements below are those of our writer’s experience. Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. If you care about having covetable lighting for your home, you’re probably familiar with Lumens.

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