Sat.Jul 20, 2019 - Fri.Jul 26, 2019

Why External Porcelain Paving is a Safer Choice for Your Patio

The London Tile Co.

Though it may technically be summer in the UK right now, it sure doesn’t always feel like it. The UK’s weather has a tendency for sudden downpours when there hasn’t been a cloud in sight, or that infuriating incessant drizzle that leaves you always a little bit damp.

Things You Need to Know Before Installing Encaustic Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Besides being stunningly beautiful, encaustic cement tiles offer a myriad of benefits which make them a step above the mass-produced ceramic tiles.

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Week of July 22nd, 2019 – History of Design

Architectural Ceramics

Each decade has its own unique style or set of trends. Chances are, you picture very different designs when you think of the 20s vs the 70s. If you need a refresher, you can get a crash course in architecture and design from this handy Décor Aid article.

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Which DIY Projects are Most Likely to Go Over Budget and Why?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

While homeowners typically take on DIY projects to save money, it turns out that many of them are breaking their fixer-upper budgets and spending much more than they planned, according to a recent survey by Porch.

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We Went to the Moon in 1969

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Keep an eye out for a Why Tile blog post commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights #wewenttothemoonin1969 #WhyTile

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Queen’s Park Art

Diary of a Tile Addict

A bright new symbolic mural was recently unveiled at Glasgow’s Queen’s Park Arena. After talking with business owners and primary school children, local artist Joanne Dawson designed the artwork to reflect what the park means to those who use it frequently.

Color Reimagined with the Garden State Tile Design Positive 2 Series

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile introduces the Design Positive 2 series into the Garden State Tile Wall Tile Collection. An upgrade of the popular Design Positive series, Design Positive 2 features an enhanced palette of 36 soft and deep tones that are in line with today’s color trends.

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New York Times Tiles

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Are you a puzzle fan? A visual thinker? Well, get ready for a challenge! TILES on the @NewYorkTimes is the new game of choice. If you didn’t realize how endless the design options were before… you will now. Learn more here: [link].

Mighty Mash-Up

Diary of a Tile Addict

Usually tile collections have one theme, one concept, and one colour palette. It makes for cohesive designs and predictable combinations. But Imola Ceramica have taken a different route with their appropriately named Mash-Up. Despite appearances, white was the inspiration behind this range.

Can I Use 10mm Porcelain Tiles Outside?

Valverdi Indoor-Out

At Valverdi we are being asked whether 10mm porcelain tiles can be used outside by many of our customers. While in theory you can use 10mm porcelain tiles outside, the 20mm porcelain tiles are much better suited for external use.

College Housing Goes Upscale – From

JG Kitchens

When I lived on campus at San Francisco State University in the late 70s, I shared a tiny room with a succession of roommates, a desk, bed, closet and hot plate. The bathroom was down the hall and we had a shared TV room. That was pretty much it. Boy, have times changed!

Five Reasons Tile is Trending in Hospitality

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

“Tile is nonporous. This means that it’s easy to keep clean and hygienic.” He adds, “There’s a reason that this is the material used where cleanliness is an absolute necessity, like in operating rooms.” (via via @Lodging). Read more here: [link].

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Best Colors To Paint Your Bedroom

Trendir Magazine

While having a relaxing bedroom isn’t nearly as enticing as not having to get up every morning. There are a few changes to the bedroom you can do to give the room an energizing, mood-boosting appeal that makes the space come back to life.

Contractor Fraud Expert Warns of 7 Home Improvement Scams to Avoid

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When you’re planning a home improvement project, it’s wise to comparison shop for materials and labor. However, the zeal to save money can also lead you to work with unscrupulous contractors eager to take your money and run. How do you avoid home improvement scams?

029: Architects Should Work Construction

Life of an Architect

If I have one regret during my college education is that I never worked on a construction site. Once I graduated from college, I went straight to work in an architectural office, drawing up all sorts of stuff that I had literally never seen before in my life.

Are you Celebrating Christmas in July?

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Are you Celebrating Christmas in July? Let’s check in on our Elf on the Shelf, to see how he’s enjoying summer vacation. See more here: [link]. Featured Articles Innovations #ChristmasinJuly #elofontheshelf #holiday #summer #WhyTile


Cheap Ways to Update Your Kitchen

Trendir Magazine

The average kitchen remodels costs upwards of $20,000 for an average upgrade, and over $60,000 for luxury, that is with a set budget. It’s quite the expense when you take into consideration all the things that need to be done and the labor that will go into it.

How to Use Room Dividers in Small Spaces

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you have a small space, you may think that the last thing you need is an element like a room divider, which was literally made to close off and separate spaces. But room dividers are a great addition to any small space.

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Work on UK’s First Test Centre for Automated Parking Gears Up in the Midlands

The A to Z of Building

In a major leap towards autonomous vehicle adoption, the UK’s first facility to test and support the development of automated parking solutions is under construction in the Midlands


KB Tribe Chat topic: Design with Living in Place in Mind – Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Keep an eye out for #KBTribeChat posts between 2-3pm EST on Wednesday afternoons. Like and re-tweet them with the Hashtag #WhyTile. Join the conversation at [link] using the hashtag #Kbtribechat. For more info: [link].

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Enchanting porch ideas for the ultimate summer experience

Trendir Magazine

They’re not only perfect for entertaining guests, but they’re also one of the best forms of bringing additional charm to your home- a porch. Today we want to take a deep dive in what having a luxury porch looks like.

6 Reasons to Build or Buy in Up-and-Coming Areas

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When searching for a new home, buyers often look for houses or land in the best neighborhoods — or, at least, the best neighborhoods that they can afford. And that’s certainly understandable.

Three Ways to Detect Air Leaks at Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

Leaks in a home can increase heating costs significantly. Here is how to detect and fix gaps in your house. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, more than 50% of the energy use in homes is for heating and air conditioning. The figure will increase in your home if there are leaks.

Parental Warning: Harmful Chemicals in Vinyl Floors, Furniture

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Researchers have found that children living in homes with vinyl flooring and sofas treated with fire retardant chemicals show increased levels of certain toxic chemicals.

Fascinating Masculine Dining Rooms

Trendir Magazine

The dining room is not only one of the areas that is used regularly but it’s also primitive to your decorating style. Just like the living room, the dining room is a focal point in any home. Keeping that in mind, we wanted to bring something unique and different to the forefront.

Should You Rent Or Buy A House?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Seems like everyone is buying a condo or house these days. And there are tons of shows on HGTV about renovating your home making you wonder: should you rent or buy a house? Can you even afford to buy? We’re here to help you make that decision.

4 Tips for Selling your Home Fast

Kitchen and Residential Design

Placing your home on the market and waiting for it to sell can be a stressful time. You want to find a buyer as soon as possible to help you move on with your life. However, this may not be as easy as you’d hoped. You’ll likely want to work with a real estate agent to speed up this process.

Yarra Valley Water Completes Work on Australia’s Largest Sewage Storage Facility

The A to Z of Building

Work has finished on the Craigieburn Sewage Transfer Hub, a critical piece of infrastructure which will service up to 420,000 people in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor. The $69 million

When is a Lowball Offer a Good Idea?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Let’s face it: buying a home is like a game of chess, and each person is trying to outwit the other. You want to purchase the house for the least amount of money and the seller is trying to get as much as possible out of the deal. So when should you use a lowball offer as a part of your strategy?