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May Featured Tiles: Malmo Cement Effect & Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

May seems to have crept up on us and we’re finding it hard to believe we’ll soon be half way through 2019. We’re looking forward to BBQ season and seeing all the wonderful garden designs created using our range of outdoor porcelain tiles.

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Celebrating Distinctions in Mexican History and Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Mexico is a country whose customs are rich in tradition, be it celebrating a day in history like Cinco de Mayo with an elaborate festival, or hand-crafting Saltillo tile almost the same way today as was done at its conception decades ago.

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Mirrored Tile

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Nothing throws light around a room like mirrored tile can. From reflective glazes on 3D ceramic, to completely mirrored glass tiles, there are loads of mirrored tile styles that can turn an everyday space into a jewel box. Read more here: [link].

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Caring for Windows: 5 Tips for People in Glass Houses

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. They say that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but 13 years in a window-heavy home has taught me even more.

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Join Villa Lagoon Tile at the HD Expo!

Cement Style

In the mood to be inspired by the rich, architectural beauty of historic Havana or the pearl of the Caribbean? Or, perhaps you’re mesmerized by the unique spontaneity of pigmented color that flows freely on a watercolor painting?

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Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

Architectural Ceramics

So you’re looking to remodel your kitchen. But how much does it cost to renovate a kitchen? Depending on the size of your space and the quality of finishes you’re looking to add, the total can range between $8,000 and $30,000+.

Conserving Character at The Corn Stores

Diary of a Tile Addict

The future now looks different for this Grade II listed building. Once left derelict and dilapidated, it has had the life breathed back into it by the folks from Rarebreed.

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Rubble Tile’s Porcelain Series, Luxury, Fuses Classic with Contemporary

Rubble Tile

Photo Courtesy of Milestone Natural marble tile is a classic, sophisticated choice for your residential or commercial project. Some of what makes marble’s organic beauty so appealing are its imperfections, random veining, and shade variation. But like all natural flooring or wall covering, stone requires.

Tech Pros Share Their Artificial Intelligence Insights on

JG Kitchens

What will artificial intelligence — popularly known as AI — bring to your kitchen and bathroom? Tech pros share their insights this week in my latest article , but I’ve been exploring this topic for years.

Doggy Décor

Diary of a Tile Addict

Last month at Coverings the tiled doghouse program returned seeing twenty members of Tile Council of North America , Inc. TCNA) generously donate unique, handcrafted tiled doghouses to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

Why Tile is the Best Choice for Commercial Surfaces


Sustainability, health and wellness, value engineering (satisfying the product’s performance requirements at the lowest possible cost), and functionality combined with exceptional aesthetics are what commercial interior design clients are demanding when it comes to building materials.

Farmhouse Living Rooms That Will Take Your Breath Away

Trendir Magazine

At one point or another most of us have dreamed of living in a farmhouse in the middle of a beautiful field while being surrounded by shiplap and gorgeous chandeliers. The coziness and ethereal feeling that comes from living in a farmhouse is almost a universal warmth.

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Ceiling Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your ceiling is more than just a wall. Use these ceiling tips to make the most of it. Image: Breadmaker/Shutterstock. Our ceilings are the unsung heroes of the home, but they’re so much more than that.

Doggy Décor

Diary of a Tile Addict

Last month at Coverings the tiled doghouse program returned seeing twenty members of Tile Council of North America , Inc. TCNA) generously donate unique, handcrafted tiled doghouses to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

Kitchen and Residential Design - Untitled Article

Kitchen and Residential Design

Stated by roofing companies in Dallas , your roof is critical to protecting your home from the elements, and if it’s damaged, water leaks are likely, which can lead to mold and other issues.

Awesome Sliding Barn Door Décor Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Barn doors have come a very long way since their humble beginnings. While they once were all about being outdoors, painted red, and being part of a barn, they’re now grandeur, fun, versatile and many of us would love to have them in our home.

How to Design a Small Space Open Floor Plan

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Usually, when you see a photo of an open floor plan, it’s this spacious, modern design. The kitchen sits way off in the distance, large windows let in plenty of natural sunlight and there may even be space for multiple sitting areas.

Working Towards Safer High-Performance Concrete

The A to Z of Building

Gotthard, Montblanc, St. Bernardino – tunnel fires recurrently cause the ceilings of the apparently stable tubes to collapse. Infernal temperatures of up to 1000 °C push concrete to its


023: The Fun Show

Life of an Architect

Sometimes bad things happen, and it impacts you in a way that you weren’t anticipating – takes you out of your normal head space. Since I don’t like feeling bad, we’re going to do something about it.

Fireplace Mantels perfect for any Season

Trendir Magazine

If you have a fireplace in your living room, then you know your fireplace is the heart of the room. Objectively, this happens because the fireplace seems to bring visual appeal to any type of personal style. Furthermore, there’s this sense of character that only a fireplace can truly achieve.

Arched Doorways Add Interest and Beauty

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Straight lines versus curved lines. In a study published in PNAS , participants were more likely to label a room as “beautiful” when it had curves than when it only had straight lines. Straight lines certainly serve a purpose, but they can be formal and predictable.

Considering the Reuse of Wastes in Architecture as a Sustainability Strategy

The A to Z of Building

The American University in Cairo, Egypt, held the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum titled “Re-materializing Construction” on April 4th to 6th, 2019. Over 350 experts from architecture, planning

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OUVERTURE – Fioranese @Fuorisalone2019

Ceramics of Italy

Fioranese was at the event Interni Human Spaces at the University of Milan, during the most eagerly anticipated days of Milano Design Week 2019. For the occasion, the three doors into the prestigious main lecture hall – the Aula Magna – were covered with a solid wall that open dynamically with three large portals rotated by 30°, inviting the visitor to enter.

Luxury bathrooms that are all about relaxing

Trendir Magazine

If there is one particular place in the home that simply makes us want to relax and indulge in the beauty of the room, it’s the bathroom. The bathroom is not only one of the most used spaces in a home, but it’s also one of the most personal areas as well. While most might not have the means to create an extravagant bathroom, there are ways you can make the space luxurious with a bold emphasis on relaxation.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Home’s HVAC Unit?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your HVAC system is one of those unsung heroes in your home. When it’s working well, you hardly notice. When it starts to falter, it becomes a big problem. Your HVAC system is responsible for keeping your home comfortable, no matter the temperature.

The Homeowners’ Essential Pre-Remodeling Checklist


(This post brought to you by Maxx AC & Heating.). Remodeling your home is a huge undertaking. You’ve probably been saving for years so you could build your dream kitchen or bathroom. Now that the time is finally here, you’re eager to start knocking down walls and demolishing cabinets.

Trend Alert: Kokedama (Japanese Moss Balls) Adds Live Art To Your Home and Garden

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Japanese moss balls, known as Kokedama, are hot right now.

HVAC Basics: Annual HVAC Maintenance Schedule

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When properly taken care of, an HVAC system can last nearly fifteen years. While much of that work should be done by a qualified professional, there are things that you, as the homeowner, can do to make sure that your system stays in good shape. We’ve laid them out for you below.