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Casa Ter, a 2020 Tile of Spain Awards Winning Project

Tile of Spain USA

Earning top honors in the Architecture category of this year’s prestigious Tile of Spain Awards is Casa Ter, an enchanting bungalow crafted by architecture studio, MESURA.

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Playlist of the Week — Our Favorite Hits

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 18th, 2021. Following our top 5 favorite projects we’ve been apart of in recent years, we thought it was fitting to get some input from our staff and see what tunes they’ve been relying on!

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Open Shelving Tile Backsplashes and Tile Walls: Explore Your Options

Why Tile

Open shelving is one of the hottest storage trends, allowing you to show off your books, collections, beautiful dishes, canister sets, plants, and more. And, when paired with your favorite backsplash tile design, open shelving can make an even greater design impact.

5 Key Elements of Hygge Design

Decorative Materials

When you picture the perfect evening, do you imagine an exciting night out on the town, complete with stylish outfits and elaborate activities? Or would you rather curl up with a good book while wearing your favorite pair of PJs?

10 Concepts Of Custom Home Builders And Custom Home Designs

Kitchen and Residential Design

The biggest joy of building a custom home is that every feature that you add is uniquely designed to suit your requirements. In such a house, every detail is customized exclusively for you. For a custom home builder, it means they get to try out their creativity on the way to build dream nests.

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Week of January 18th, 2021 — Our Favorite Projects

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

Everything You Need to Know About Subway Tile

Why Tile

Subway tile: you’ve heard of it and admired it, but do you really know what makes subway tile subway tile?

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Signature Porcelain Tile Surfaces, Made Easy

Rubble Tile

Introducing Rubble Tile’s newest porcelain: the Core Collection by Dutch tilemakers, Mosa. They’re known as innovators in the porcelain tile space, bringing to the market design-forward concepts that are highly eco-friendly and suitable for both residential and commercial spaces.

Nine Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

JG Kitchens

Today we're looking at nine kitchen design trends for the year. My sources were surveys and reports from Houzz, Ferguson, NKBA and Zillow and the article was published on my page. Many of the trends showing up in our kitchens are being driven by the pandemic. That's unsurprising.

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Tips to Know During Your First Remodel

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Milivoj Kuhar on Unsplash Home remodeling can be an exciting experience, but it hides many surprises that the average homeowners need to be aware of.


Garden State Tile Blog

An extension of the popular Design Positive collection, Garden State Tile introduces Design Composite, Design Form, and Design Motif. Three new harmonious collections that recall the look of terrazzo, hand-worked concrete, and the patterns of classic cement tiles all revisited in a modern key.

Bio-Inspired Patterns can Help Make Stronger 3D Printed Concrete

The A to Z of Building

According to a new study, bio-inspired patterns such as lobster shells, can render 3D-printed concrete more robust and thus support more creative and complex architectural structures.

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Architectural Graphics 101: Finish Schedules

Life of an Architect

Finish Schedules are a topic that I've been wanting to discuss for years. What do they look like, what information do you show, how do legends really work. all this and more. The post Architectural Graphics 101: Finish Schedules first appeared on Life of an Architect.

OHM, CaraGreen Will Partner on Products

Stone Update

Companies will key on each other's strengths in different customer bases. Featured Company Insider News

Owner Builder Loans

The Armchair Builder

January 22, 2021 One of the first challenges an owner builder needs to tackle for their new dream home project is the financing. Many traditional banks don’t want to provide construction loans to the owner builder due to the increased risk associated with the project.


Morgan Sindall Construction Named Main Contractor to Deliver Two New School Projects Utilising Off Site Methods

The A to Z of Building

Morgan Sindall Construction continues its legacy of delivering first-class educational facilities across the Northern Home Counties after being awarded two major upgrade contracts, totalling


U.S. Cites Vietnam for Manipulating Currency

Stone Update

No tariffs planned for now. Featured Latest News

Park Named CEO at Hyundai L&C USA

Stone Update

Will take on additional responsibilities after leading company to record U.S. sales last year. Featured People+Places News

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New Soffit System Delivers Fire Protection At Every Level

The A to Z of Building

An advanced and lightweight prefabricated brick slip soffit system from market leader IG Masonry Support, manufactured to meet A1 fire rating regulations and suitable for applications over 18 metres