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Week of June 22nd, 2020 – Lake Houses & Nautical Vibes

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we officially enter Summer, we also enter another exciting time for most families and couples – vacation season.

GIO Looks at Tile Styles: “Natural” Materials


An interior staple for centuries, tile has evolved into many formats and finishes over time. Tile technology has gotten so sophisticated that it’s often difficult to distinguish with the eye ceramic tile from the “real” thing.


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Minnesota Tile Spotlight: Stone-Look Porcelain Tile with Timeworn Elegance

Rubble Tile

Two of our newest porcelain tile collections, Neopolis, and West 57th, are inspired by architectural marvels from past and present. While these collections differ slightly in look and feel, they both possess a timeworn finish that works in both modern and more traditional spaces.

Spanish Study: The Long Tail of Silicosis Effects

Stone Update

Disease worsened for workers years after stopping labor with engineered stone. Featured Latest News

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Playlist of the Week – Waterways

Architectural Ceramics

Week of June 22nd, 2020. As Summer officially enters the domain, everyone looks for their own escape to make-up for those long, cold, and dreary Winter hours. Hit the road and get stoked for your family beach trip, or for that quiet week away in your favorite lake-house rental.

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Ceramics of Italy

Originally developed as a project for big ceramic slabs, to all extents and purposes OVER has become the fourth brand of the Fincibec Group, flanking its traditional Monocibec, Naxos and Century ranges with large-format state-of-the-art tiles. The OVER slabs are produced with Continua+ technology and offered mainly in a 162×324 cm non-rectified format and a 160×320 cm rectified format, in 12 mm thickness.

Eye-catching Colors and Never Before Seen Sizes: Introducing Bolt & Dash

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has introduced the Bolt and Dash collections – two new colorful product lines offering a multitude of complementary hues to set the scene for any design.

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Coronavirus Drives Residential Outdoor Living Demand And Trends

JG Kitchens

If you spent the last few months of winter cooped up in your home, keeping yourself and your family as safe as possible from catching the highly contagious coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably grateful for these longer, warmer days spent outdoors.

Fire pit ideas for a fun, chill summer

Trendir Magazine

Summer is officially here, and we are spending the most time outdoors, whether that is enjoying the weather, grilling a little more, or reading a good book. Regardless of the reason, your outdoor space deserves an upgrade!

052: Architectural Tools

Life of an Architect

When an architect goes to work … what happens? Do they pull out a pen and sketch paper? Maybe they power up some hardware – quite possibly a bit of both.

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Cloud Xiamen Stone Fair: 193K in First Week

Stone Update

Online event from industry’s largest trade show draws international interest, including from the United States. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

Winners of Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability Revealed

The A to Z of Building

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is delighted to announce the winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability awards. Now in its fifth year, the 2020 WE50 celebrates women


Smart bathroom shelving ideas to make your space feel larger

Trendir Magazine

When it comes to decorating the bathroom, having space is key. You want to make sure you have enough space to store all of your necessities without making your bathroom look cluttered. That is where smart shelving comes into play.

Request A Virtual Product Presentation: The New Reclaimed Wood


Request a private presentation for your team> LIVE DIGITAL SEMINAR: The New Reclaimed Wood. A visually rich product presentation, showing the new Reclaimed Wood color and new features to the collection.

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Natural Stone Institute: 27th R.I.S.E Home

Stone Update

Industry group continues work with Gary Sinese Foundation for veterans, first responders. Featured Association Beat News

Engineering Must Work Harder to Attract Females, Expert Urges

The A to Z of Building

Alan Lusty, Founder and CEO of multi-disciplinary engineering business, adi Group, says his industry must develop a laser sharp focus on inspiring a generation of female engineers, if it is to secure

Customer Question: Is There a Maximum Step Riser Height?

The Armchair Builder

Good afternoon,I am in the process of having a new driveway put in. The cement extends toby the back door. The height of the old door step was 5″ high, after theypoured on friday the height of the new door step is 8″ Is there a minimum/maximum door step height? Thank You, Irene S.

Choosing the Perfect Washing Machine Repair Technician

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash A broken washing machine can lead to increased monthly costs as dry cleaning bills add up quickly. Choosing the perfect washing machine repair technician may appear daunting at first, as countless types in all price points are readily available.

Neolith® Reaches Carbon-Neutral Status

Stone Update

Surface manufacturer shows no net release of CO 2 in 2019. Featured Company Insider News


Residential Kitchen/Bath Market: $130.8 Billion in 2020

Stone Update

outlook, modified for economic effects of Covid-19, still shows some good news, says industry group. Featured Latest News

Cersaie, Hardscape North America Cancel 2020 Shows

Stone Update

Both events will move ahead with regular events in Fall 2021. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

Cosentino Opens New West Coast Hub

Stone Update

Northern California facility will distribute surfacing company’s products throughout the Western United States. Featured Company Insider News

Options for Aging Parents: From ADUs to Assisted Living

Kitchen and Residential Design

As your parents age , they may need a little more help. This is always a delicate conversation, especially because some parents believe that if they're put in an assisted living facility you'll never visit them and will forget about them. Although it can be a sensitive subject, it's important to begin having a conversation about your parents' wishes and what you can afford as their child.