Sat.Aug 22, 2020 - Fri.Aug 28, 2020

7 Fresh Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Garden State Tile Blog

When it comes to the kitchen backsplash, subway tile has been the lasting choice for homeowners. And while this classic selection is as stylish as it is timeless, sometimes a fresh take can reinvigorate an entire design.

Playlist of the Week – Walking the Dog

Architectural Ceramics

Week of August 17th, 2020. We have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home with our pets, like 9-year-old chocolate Labrador appropriately named “Cocoa” After spending a lot more time at home, whether it’s working or simply not going out as much, we’ve definitely become much closer and have spent much more time together with our four-legged friends!

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Tile that Brings the Natural World into Your Living Space

Rubble Tile

Whether we’re talking about porcelain, ceramic, metal, stone, glass, or cement tile, the core materials from which all tile design stems are from the natural world. Clay becomes ceramic and porcelain, sand is transformed into glass, metal and stone are what make up the Earth’s.

Tile, the Right Choice in a Post-COVID World


The focus on clean indoor environments in all areas, both commercial and residential, has never been as great as it is now during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no secret that ceramic tile (and that includes porcelain) is one of the most sanitary surfacing choices available.

Radio Stone Update -- August 26, 2020

Stone Update

TISE 2021 Moves from January to June; Coverings Connected Begins; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Week of August 24th, 2020 – Pet Friendly Design

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. August 26 th brings us National Dog Day, which is a friendly reminder to give your furry friend some extra love, or maybe add another mile on your morning walk.

Client Feature: Anne Grice Interiors

Decorative Materials

Over the years, Decorative Materials has formed a strong relationship with award-winning Aspen designer Anne Grice.

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Columbia University Far-UVC Light Study Shows Promise As Wellness Design-Based Covid Killer

JG Kitchens

Wouldn't it be awesome if we could all worry less about catching Covid at home? Or the flu? Or any number of other illnesses? Columbia University professor David Brenner has a long-term solution. It's called far-UVC light and he's been researching it for years.

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Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Life of an Architect

Should you paint your fence black? I came pretty close and settled in on a charcoal color (which was a nice change from the previous color of "raw hot dog") and I'm here to tell you that going dark can be a very good thing.

PASSINGS: Robert L. Wieland

Stone Update

Award-winning kitchen designer and a founder of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Featured People+Places News

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Construction of a New 25000sqm Yard Facility at UK’s Largest Salvage and Vehicle Recycling Company

The A to Z of Building

North West-based groundworks specialist, M Downes Earthworks, has commenced work at the UK’s largest salvage and vehicle recycling company, SYNETIQ, in Gloucester, to construct a new yard


3 Warning Signs You May Need a New Roof

Kitchen and Residential Design

If you're thinking your roof looks run down and you notice wear, tear, and other forms of damage, it’s likely time for a new roof. Extreme temperatures, severe weather and precipitation, and old age are all factors that can result in a ruined roof that needs repairing or replacing.

7 Tips for Hiring Contractors to Work on Your Home

The Armchair Builder

When you hire the wrong contractors to do work for you, life can get messy. We’ve all heard the horror stories…a homeowner gives a “down payment” to XYZ company to put a roof on but they never show up.

Cosentino Wins Risk-Control Award

Stone Update

Honored by PMA Insurance Company. Featured Company Insider News


Tullo Joins LATICRETE Board of Outside Directors

Stone Update

Brings four decades of corporate finance experience. Featured Company Insider News


Replace old drawers with decorative bent and curved glass shelves for elegant walls

Kitchen and Residential Design

Do you feel your old drawers need replacement with something more sophisticated? Decorative Bent and Curved Glass Shelves are better alternatives, as they blend well and add more beauty to the room.

How to Find Affordable Foundation Repair Companies in Sugar Land

Kitchen and Residential Design

Finding professional help these days can be a hassle, especially if you face a problem for the first time. In the case of a foundation repair, you should know that not just anyone is qualified to offer help.

Budget-Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen This Week

Kitchen and Residential Design

Ready for a kitchen makeover but nervous about the cost? That's a very valid feeling. According to recent reports, the average cost to remodel a kitchen in the US ranges from $12,700 to $33,200 — but never fear! It's possible to upgrade your kitchen without breaking the bank. Here are five quick, easy, and budget-friendly kitchen updates that will completely transform the look of your kitchen. Give your cabinets a fresh coat of paint.