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Fleeting Moments: Integrating Tile into the Home

Tile of Spain USA

With Autumn quickly approaching, it is time to start thinking about how to dress our homes to make our spaces as cozy as possible for the upcoming season.

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Hispaniola Relief Cement Tiles Offer Island-Like Feel

Tile Talk

Colorful, dimensional Hispaniola cement tiles liven up a powder room. The Hispaniola Collection from Avente Tile is an exclusive, made-to-order series of beautiful handmade cement tiles inspired by the climate, textures and surroundings of the Dominican Republic.

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Granada Tile Fez Cement Tiles Make Great Patio Tiles On Homepolish

Granada Tile

Elizabeth (Beth) Penn of Bneato Bar is an amazing organizer working with such interior designers and social media stars as Emily Henderson, Oh Joy! and DesignLoveFest who are drawn to her ability to not only make a home or workplace work well and efficiently but to also make those spaces look good.

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Customer Photos

The Tile Shop

Good morning! I have some fantastic customer photos to share with you today. First is a stunning fireplace from Steve Gilerman in our Westbury, NY showroom. He worked with Precision Plus Home Improvements on this project. It features our Baoding Creme stacked stone , one of my personal favorites!

Florim’s Galaxy plays a starring role in this bathroom remodel

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

This bathroom was in need of a serious makeover when tile installer Jeff Engebretson was called to the job. Using Galaxy from Florim USA as the feature, he created a modern yet timeless bath that is both chic and functional.

The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Flooring Ideas and Materials

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re considering kitchen flooring ideas to upgrade your cooking area, make function and durability a priority. Most flooring today is designed to be low maintenance and durable.

How To Choose Your Tile Material

The London Tile Co.

If you’re considering updating your kitchen or bathroom, or any other room in your house, have you put any thought into which tile material you’re going to use? If you haven’t we’re here to give you some advice about the different types of tile. We know that the choice can be a little overwhelming when it comes to deciding, so why not narrow it down by knowing which material you want for your tiles.

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Edgewood breathes contemporary life into a traditional style

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Edgewood is a bold series that puts a contemporary twist on a time-honored classic. Wood plank porcelain tiles are re-imagined in larger formats to create a uniquely modern style.

10 Laundry Room Ideas That Organize, Add Value and Upgrade Your Space

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A laundry room is increasing in popularity as a necessary household improvement. The 10 laundry room ideas we share will help create a space that’s organized, up to date and attractive enough to enjoy during laundry chore time.

Tips For Planning Outdoor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to do with our outside spaces. For some of us they seem too small to do much, or we don’t want anything too maintenance heavy, or perhaps we’re just uninspired. But don’t worry, we’ve got some advice you should bear in mind when you’re tiling an outside space, whether that’s a patio, path, balcony or terrace.

Trusting the Artist Self

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Orange Patchwork Trivet by Margaret Almon, glass, gold smalti, ceramic, 6×6 inches, ©2015. The individual pieces that make up a mosaic are called tesserae, and making a topography of tesserae is restorative to my soul. Especially in orange.

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Six Tips You Need To Know About Extreme Heat and Humidity Grouting

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Six Tips You Need to Know About Extreme Heat & Humidity Grouting In the blazing heat of summer, grouting tile can sometimes pose challenges. Save time and avoid problems by following all of our best practices.

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How Hotel Design Makes Us Never Want to Leave

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

What is it about luxury hotel design that has us wishing we could change our address to theirs? Image Source: Niccolini Home Sweet Hotel. We can say that we’ve never seen that in kitschy cross stitch at any of the luxury hotels in the world, but it may be what you are thinking as your checkout date gets closer. So, forget the destination, the adventures, the cuisine—what is it about luxury hotel design that has us wishing we could change our address to theirs?

London Tile August Tile Offers

The London Tile Co.

This month we have some very special offers on some of our favourite ranges. Whether you’re looking to freshen up your bathroom or installing a brand new kitchen, we have the perfect tiles for you. Click through to find out more about the tiles on offer in August. First up we have the gorgeous 3D Sahara tiles. Available in Silver or Sand, each colour consists of a swirling textured wall tile, a decor tile featuring prehistoric-inspired fossil or leaf design, and a co-ordinating floor tile.

The Boho Bathroom

Conestoga Tile Blog

If you absolutely adore the Bohemian chic style of décor you will love these fabulous ideas for translating it into a bathroom design. It might seem a little out of place at first because of the emphasis on textiles and somewhat crowded styling.

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Diamonds in the Rough

KB Culture

Some may say that stone-cutting is a dying art—beware the 3D printer!—but but these Kariota tiles restore my faith in the supremacy of craft. The meticulous mitering, the sculpted curves, and the controlled texture cut onto the face of each piece all confirm that hand-work is alive and well.

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MIA Online Library for Architects/Designers

Stone Update

New resource contains Dimensional Stone Design Manual chapters, tech bulletins/modules. Featured Associations News

Get The Look: Modern Rouge

The London Tile Co.

Using a deep, warm tone, such as red, steps away from the usual bathroom colour palette of blues and whites for a more modern look. A red bathroom will add some fun to your decor, while remaining classy. Using Zodiac Rojo tiles, you can create a timeless look for your red bathroom. Use these stunning tiles on your walls or floors as glazed porcelain tiles are suitable for use on both.

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New Product: Astor Fusion

United Tile's Blog

Astor Fusion Greys. We’re thrilled to announce the latest and greatest addition to our STOCKED products! Fusion by Astor is just what the name implies – a “fusion” of multiple elements to create a visual sensation.

Enhance Your Shower With Tile

Conestoga Tile Blog

Bathtubs and showers are the most significant fixtures in a bathroom. While you may be tempted to stick with the basics, upgrading to a spa-like bathtub or glass-enclosed shower with multiple shower heads is a sure way make a big impact.

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Texas Bank Facade Gets Natural-Stone Makeover

Stone Update

San Antonio building gets renewed look with new natural quartz and marble renovation. Featured Projects Articles

Oh the Ways to Work with Glamour Grout!

The Tile Doctor

When it comes to redecorating, you put serious thought into color, right? Paint, tile, flooring, curtains, etc. You want everything to match, of course. But your grout shouldn’t be an afterthought. Especially when you’ve got the chance to sparkle…literally.

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Studio work (at Health Ceramics)

Heath Ceramics

Studio work (at Health Ceramics

Shimmering Glass Mosaic Style in Northeast Minneapolis

Rubble Tile

Cool silver glass mosaic tiles This high contrast look uses glass mosaic tiles to add light and luxury to the combination lobby and lounge of the Grain Belt apartments in Northeast Minneapolis.

Indiana Limestone Featured in Finance Industry Award

Stone Update

Company owner receives Turnaround Award based on rebuilding of stone quarrier’s business. Featured Company News

Big Showers, Big Style

The Perfect Bath

The perfect way to start the day (after exercising, of course) is in a shower with fabulous stream of hot water pouring over your body, eyes closed, and the fragrance of aromatic soaps permeating the shower box. How dreamy, especially if you have a large shower with a place for your amenities.

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Fantastic @brendantheblob sculpture emerging from the kiln.

Heath Ceramics

Fantastic @brendantheblob sculpture emerging from the kiln. Getting ready for his show Morphology in the Boiler Room opening Sept 25th. brendanmonroe #heathceramics #sf #morphologyatheath #boilerroomsf (at Heath Ceramics San Francisco). morphologyatheath brendanmonroe heathceramics sf boilerroomsf

Marazzi's Beautiful Reclaimed Wood Look, Preservation

ISC Surfaces

Preservation Aged Walnut Preservation replicates the gorgeous nuances of reclaimed wood, aged and enhanced with heavily grained saw cuts, and worn, scraped boards.

Spanish Dimensional Stone Design Manual in the Works

Stone Update

AEMA, MIA join forces on effort; first edition set for January. Featured Associations News

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Customization Trend in Kitchen and Bath Design

JG Kitchens

It wasn’t Burger King’s “Have it Your Way” campaign that spurred the mass customization trend in kitchen and bath design. It was Apple’s iPhone.

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Possibilities are endless with little diamond tiles. (at Heath)

Heath Ceramics

Possibilities are endless with little diamond tiles. (at at Heath

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New Research Report on Global Ceramics Market

The A to Z of Building

The vendors in the ceramics industry have to invest in high-quality production processes, logistics systems that guarantee fast delivery, and the development of innovative products in order to keep

Throwback Thursday: MIA Past Presidents Pause for a Celebration


Past MIA Presidents Tony Malisani, Jeffrey Matthews, Jonathan Zanger, Guido Gliori, Scott Lardner, Louie Carnevale, and Jim Hogan pause for a moment of celebration at the 2014 MIA Awards Luncheon on January 22, 2015 at StonExpo. Matthews was honored as the 2014 recipient of the Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement was established in 2003 and recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the natural stone industry and MIA.

Bar Raval Brings Tapas and Sculptural Design to Toronto

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

What makes a social space attractive? The atmosphere, details and sounds, aromas and laughs? These are all to be found at Bar Raval in Toronto, Canada. Designed by Canadian architects Partisans , the modern social space greets guests with a unique display of undulating mahogany lines.

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Celebrating a Birthday at The Village Teahouse in Upper Gwynedd, PA

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Celebrating my birthday at The Village Teahouse in Upper Gwynedd. Photo by Wayne Stratz. Stratoz had the fine idea to try the new tearoom for my birthday, The Village Teahouse in West Point, PA(Lansdale address).

Why I am an Architect (and not an Astronaut)

Life of an Architect

I don’t ever wonder why I am became an architect, just like I don’t ever wonder why I didn’t become something else … like an astronaut, or a belly dancer.

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Minimalist Green Roof System Offers a Custom Design Option

The A to Z of Building

While it may appear simple on the outside, considerable product engineering, research and testing goes into a minimalist green roof to ensure it achieves the necessary performance goals. A minimalist