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10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

It’s summer and your vacation is calling. Come globe trotting with us to beautiful vacation spots, home and abroad, that offer endless design and tile inspiration. While sites like offers suggestions of where to go with their article, the Top 10 Most Searched Summer Destinations , at Architectural Ceramics, we’ve come up with our own 10 cities, as well as tile collections inspired by each popular place. The European Traveler. Barcelona, Spain.

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Can Picafort Project Dazzles Mallorca Coastline

Tile of Spain USA

The Can Picafort Project from TED’A Arquitectes continues to be one of the most stunning revivals in Mallorca. The entire inside of the existing building was renovated to transform it into seaside apartments with one of the most stunning views on the island. The building sits on prime real estate in Mallorca, looking directly out onto the ocean.


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August Featured Tiles: Sentry & Insignia

The London Tile Co.

Is the summer flying by for you too? At London Tile HQ we’ve been so busy that the start of August seems to have snuck up on us! While we don’t want to be seen to be wishing the summer away, the start of a new month does bring new Featured Tiles – so that’s something to be excited about. This month we’ve got a classic wall tile and a beautiful natural stone inspired range to tell you about – read on for more. Sentry. Keep it classic with the Sentry range.

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Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

PRESS RELEASE / Castellón, 24th July 2019. Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards. The jury is chaired by architect Jacob van Rijs of the famous MVRDV studio. The awards are divided into three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project, with prizes totalling €39,000. Access all the information at : bases, results of previous editions, etc. View the Awards promotional video.

Week of July 29th, 2019 – Hotel Design and Vacation Inspiration

Architectural Ceramics

Summer is here and lots of people take that as a sign that it’s time to take vacation. Unless you’re a camper, odds are you spend your vacay nights in a hotel. Feeling comfortable in your home away from home is something that hospitality interior designers take seriously – and it shows from some of the posts we’ve uncovered this week.

What’s In For Outside Design


As an alternative to natural stone and concrete, porcelain pavers have become a big trend in outdoor design. Though porcelain tile options have long been available for outdoor use, these thick, high-tech pavers are made from the highest grade porcelain and are specifically designed for easy installation over a variety of foundations, including grass, sand, gravel, … The post What’s In For Outside Design appeared first on Gio Tile.


Ceramics of Italy

Quick installation with Impertek’s adjustable supports. Antony Hotel, a 4-star hotel with more than 100 rooms, is just a few minutes from the beautiful city of Venice, conveniently located between Venice Airport and the city’s old town. The hotel, newly renovated with all the modern comforts, offers its guests a large 25-square-metre panoramic terrace, where they can enjoy a fantastic view of the lagoon and of the city of Venice.

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Keep it Karoistanbul

Diary of a Tile Addict

Using their education and experience in design and craft, Karoistanbul have created an extensive portfolio showcasing their impressive product range. Creating encaustic cement-based tiles since 1990, they have produced copious amounts of flooring and wall coverings and also offer a restoration service. Karoistanbul Restoration. In order to create tiles that have been lost to time, they take an original sample tile which is cleaned to fully reveal its intricacies.

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International Perspective: The World’s Leading Hotel Lobbies

Decorative Materials

No first impression quite delivers like an elegant hotel lobby. This sophisticated space can instantly elevate accommodations, granting the entire structure an upscale feel. Below, we've highlighted a few of the most stunning examples of hotel lobby design — and the integral role tile selection plays in these beautiful spaces: Tile Trends


United Tile's Blog

Tile is an imperfect product. And quite frankly, that’s what we love about it. Make no mistake, we appreciate all the advancements and innovations our industry puts forward in the pursuit of making a flawless product: rectification, double or triple glazes, multiple firings at various cone levels – the list goes on. But there’s something to be said for a tile that’s beautifully unrefined. The folks at Wow Design Studios get this.

Tile America Collects Over 1,000 Gently-Worn Shoes to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty in Q2

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. July 25, 2019. Tile America Collects Over 1,000 Gently-Worn Shoes to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty in Q2. New Haven, CT – One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need.

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Introducing The Rubble Tile Stock Program!

Rubble Tile

Here at Rubble Tile, we do our best to make your tile selection experience as smooth as possible. We’re always looking for design solutions, and now we have a great way to streamline your time as well. With our new Stock Program, finding the.

Granny flats aren’t just for grannies any more! What, why, how from the San Diego Union-Tribune

JG Kitchens

Granny flats (AKA accessory dwelling units) are one of the hottest trends in real estate these days! Homeowners are using them to house elderly relatives or returning college graduates, year-round tenants and short term rental income (i.e., Airbnb or VRBO) guests. ADUs (for short) are small add-on living spaces to your home that make it live larger, but the costs aren’t necessarily small. I spoke with some experts on the topic to bring readers some realism and ideas around this topic.

Lawn Care Tips to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes, its pays to wary about a house with bad curb appeal. If you’re selling your home, you can bet that potential buyers are making judgments based on the condition of your yard. In fact, you could have a beautiful, well-kept home, but if the outside doesn’t match the inside, you could be missing out on a sale before buyers even step inside. Your landscaping says a lot about your pride of ownership.

KB Tribe Chat topic: Bathroom Design Trends – A Mid-Year Review

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]. Featured Articles Innovations Product Information #kbtribechat #WhyTile

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10 Chic Ways To Decorate With Animal Print

Trendir Magazine

Animal print has been out on the prowl for years. It’s one of those prints you either love or love to hate ether or the pattern is here to stay! We love to use it in the home; however, while we might love using it others might not know how to do so. That is where we come into play. Here is a guide on chic ways to decorate with animal print that does not include your wardrobe or hidden tricks. It’s a simple, straight-forward method to create an outstanding animal print filled the display.

Oculus and Skylights

Life of an Architect

Unless you've been living under a rock, you would know that there are few things I enjoy as much as a proper oculus. While I don't try to stick them in every project (I've only done two in a career that is currently 27 years long), there are very few projects that an oculus* couldn't improve. So for the second time in my career, I've got a project under construction that has an oculus as a primary design feature.

Don’t Waste Your Money on These Renovation Projects

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When you’re thinking of renovating a home, it’s easy to go overboard and perhaps waste your money on projects that don’t have a significant return on investment. Aside from the ROI factor, some partial renovations may actually leave your home in worse shape. This is a particular concern when you buy an older home. Knowing where to draw the line with a fixer-upper can be a battle between your budget and your heartstrings.

VACON® 100 X Controls RUBBLE MASTER’s Compact Crushers

The A to Z of Building

Compact, mobile recycling systems have become a growing trend. RM compact crushers are very handy: thanks to their compact size, low noise level and dust emissions they can be used anywhere. RUBBLE

Refreshing Cheap Ways To Update Your Living Room

Trendir Magazine

Since our last post on cheap ways to update your kitchen did so well, we wanted to take you down the road of cheaply updating your living room. While the kitchen might be $20,000 to upgrade, the living room has a beginning budget of $40,000. This is mainly due to how many decorative items go into the living room. It’s not all about you already have, it’s all about bringing something new and fresh to the space without spending a boatload of money.

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

via Home upgrades often focus on improving appearance, and energy efficiency has also gained importance in recent years. However, indoor air quality (IAQ) is fundamental for human health, and the subject tends to receive less attention. The US Environmental Protection Agency has determined that indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air on average, and this applies even for urban areas.

Should You Rebuild After a Tornado?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The U.S. has more tornadoes than any other country in the world. According to the NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center, there were 555 preliminary tornado reports just in the month of May. Note: it takes several months to confirm preliminary tornadoes.) These storms have the potential to rip off roofs and doors, shatter windows, fell trees, and cause significant structural damage – including flattening a building. If a tornado damages your home, should you rebuild or move to another area?

BSI Establishes New Framework for the Installation of Energy Efficiency Measures in Existing Dwellings

The A to Z of Building

Introducing energy efficiency measures into buildings brings benefits and savings, namely the reduction in energy bills and carbon emissions resulting from e.g. better insulation, windows, or a more


Home Bar Design Ideas That Are Too Enchanting To Pass Up

Trendir Magazine

Since the weather has been nicer most of us have begun to entertain more often at home. With that in mind, to have the best place to entertain you want to have a bar. Home bars have become quite popular and having them be just as lavish and enchanting as outdoor ones, is key. The idea is to allow your home bar to feel like the perfect entertainment center for family and friends. The following guide will help you create a home bar design that is too enchanting to pass up.

Kitchen Cabinet Details that Will Make You Say “Wow”

Kitchen and Residential Design

via People renovating their homes is incredibly common and spending in the area is on the rise. Many people want to make their homes more modern, or just want a change of scenery without buying a new home. However, in addition to changing up their space, many people may renovate their homes to increase its value. If that is your goal, one of the best types of renovations to consider is one in the kitchen.

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How to Get a Stylish Laundry Room

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Normally, when we picture laundry rooms, we see these dank spaces shoved to the side of basements. Laundry rooms are traditionally strictly utilitarian. They don’t have to be pretty, they just have to be a place to do the laundry. But if you’re tired of looking at that dank laundry room, there are some classy ways to update it. Depending on how you decide to update your laundry room, it could require anything from some inexpensive reorganization to a whole remodel.

How to Decorate Your Bedroom for a Calming Effect

Kitchen and Residential Design

There’s no limit when it comes to decorating your bedroom. However, your bedroom should be a place for sleep and relaxation. Giving your body enough sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. That said, here are some tips to ensure that your bedroom decoration style promotes a calming effect: Carefully Position and Set Up the Bed Your bed is the main element of your bedroom and it should set the tone of the whole room’s style.

How To Tell If You're A Minimalist Or A Maximalist

Kitchen and Residential Design

via In life, every person has their own unique personality and no one else has one just like yours. In addition to your personality impacting how you act, behave and dress, it can also have an impact on your home. How we design our home is a reflection of ourselves and our passions and interests. No two homes look exactly the same and we have our own unique styles and personalities to thank for that.