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Week of September 28th, 2020 – Coffee Shops and Café Aesthetics

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. The weather around the DMV is getting chilly, which means you’re either shaking your fist at frosty mornings or ecstatic to be wearing sweaters again.

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Decorative Materials

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How to Elevate Your Fall Decor With Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Fall is upon us once again, and it’s time to look toward your seasonal home decor. For some people, this means a complete renovation of one or more rooms.

The Rich Hues & Varied Tones of Rubble Tile’s New Porcelain Collections

Rubble Tile

Variations in tone, shade, and hue are some of the most prominent features of natural stone tile. And the most sought after. We’re excited to introduce two new porcelain tile collections by Mediterranea that use color variation to replicate the beauty of natural stone.

Playlist of the Week – Coffee Shop Vibes

Architectural Ceramics

Week of September 28th, 2020. National and International Coffee Days both happen this week! Whether you’re a fan of the pumpkin spice latte or you’re more of a chai tea fan – these relaxing songs from our Playlist of the Week are the perfect mix to sip to. Listen on Spotify. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to help advise on tile design. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation.

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Sharing 7 Home Hacks for Better Productivity, Happiness, Health with Blue Zones Readers

JG Kitchens

You can imagine how incredibly honored I was when they asked me to write a guest post for the Blue Zones newsletter. I'm proud to share it here as this week's featured Gold Notes post too.

Updated Fall Porch Décor For 2020

Trendir Magazine

The year 2020 has done quite the number on us, most of us are stuck at home without much to do or even much socializing. Reason being why decorating your home has become so important. It’s no longer just a space where you get to relax, it’s become everything in between.

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059 Architectural Visualization with Alex Hogrefe

Life of an Architect

Do you have architectural visualization skills? Maybe you’re asking yourself “what does even mean?”

Aircon Not Working? Durham NC AC Repair Says It Can Be the Thermostat

Kitchen and Residential Design

Did you know that the number of Americans that have invested in an air-conditioning system in and around their house surpasses over 70 million and counting? This is according to the energy consumption surveys online source.

Loferski Appointed Bostik Marketing Director

Stone Update

Brings wealth of marketing experience. Featured People+Places News


Peab Builds a New Port in Arendal in Gothenburg

The A to Z of Building

Peab has been commissioned to build a new port terminal in Arendal in Gothenburg. The customer is Göteborgs Hamn AB and the contract is worth SEK 237 million. Image/Illustration: Vision of


Top Instagram Accounts for Architectural Visualization

Life of an Architect

So as a follow-up to the recent podcast this week, I wanted to delve into the world of visualization and find some of the best Instagram accounts to follow for this industry.

Tips for Choosing the Right Skirting Boards

Kitchen and Residential Design

Making changes to your home decor can be a serious project. Deciding how to go about the design would take a great deal of effort. And if you will be using skirting boards in any phase of the work, you want to get the right one.

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NKBA Hall of Fame Seeks Noms

Stone Update

Industry group accepting names through Oct. Featured Association Beat News

GHD Appointed by TfL to Support on Development of Designs for Cycle Future Route 15 to Help Transform Travel in London and Support the City’s COVID-19 Recovery

The A to Z of Building

GHD, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Transport for London (TfL) as its Traffic Engineering Support Partner to

Peab Builds New Elementary School in Barkarbystaden

The A to Z of Building

Peab has been commissioned to build a preschool and elementary school, Ålsta School, in Barkarbystaden northwest of Stockholm. The customer is Järfälla Municipality and the contract is


Pine Discount Furniture vs. Austina Discount Quality Pine Furniture

Kitchen and Residential Design

Pine trees belong to the softwood family, which means that they are softer than other materials made of hardwood. You can read more about them on this site here. These trees grow all around the world, and they are shock-resistant and stiff, which makes them the right choice for furniture.

Donley Joins BB Industries

Stone Update

Will work for distributor as Ohio sales consultant. Featured People+Places News

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Salem Rebrands and Restructures

Stone Update

Industry distributor retools to meet needs of fabrication industries. Featured Company Insider News

Dekton® Goes Carbon-Neutral

Stone Update

Cosentino group meets international goals for production of the ultra-compact surface. Featured Latest News

Easy and Affordable Ways to Fix Up Your Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

As the fall and winter holidays get closer, you may be planning to have relatives visit or stay with you for a short period of time. Not only do you want to create a welcoming experience, but you also need your home to be in good condition.