What tile should I pick if I don’t know my cabinets or counter yet?

Architectural Ceramics

Coordinating your tile when you haven’t selected your cabinets and counter yet can be confusing. Fortunately, it’s much easier than selecting tile that coordinates with existing cabinets and countertops. On the other hand, you have so many more options, it can be overwhelming.

Tile Tuesday: Parente to Parasol, Old Tradition-New Expression

Kitchens for Living

Welcome to the second installment of the Tile Tuesday series! If you missed part one you can find it right here. If there is one big takeaway from last week’s post it is that there are two sides to Sevilla, the constant play between old and new.

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Tile Trends: Geometic Patterns Showcase Spanish Tile Creativity

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish tile industry continues to showcase its creativity with beautiful geometric designs. Vibrant colors, creative patterns mixed in with unique versatility, makes Spanish ceramic tile ideal for any space.

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25 Modern Bathroom Ideas to Create a Clean Look

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Since the bathroom is often thought of as one of the most valuable rooms in your home, it’s only natural to want to think long and hard about how to make the best design changes.

Vintage Tile Tour, Continued

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. As we conclude our tour of the Original Los Angeles Spec House, I''ll pick up where we left off from last week''s post. First, a little background information!

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London Tile’s Essential Guide To Wet Rooms

The London Tile Co.

There are a number of factors that have contributed to the increased popularity of the wet room in the UK; busy lives create the need for quick and easy showering, an ageing population and increase in multi-generation households require an accessible bathroom for the whole family, and our desire to have a stylish and luxurious bathing space in our own home. These reasons, amongst others, are why so many of us are banishing the bath and opting for an open plan wet room.

Celebrating Boone Distributors Success with ARDEX

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Boone Distributors Owners Glenn and Bob Boone, Jr. attended the ARDEX Sales Meeting as keynote speakers and received a top distributor award from ARDEX Americas. Thanks for your partnership with ARDEX!

The Final Stretch – KHouse Modern part 2

Life of an Architect

Since yesterday was my walk around the exterior of the KHouse Modern, I thought it was only fitting that today should be a walk around the interior.

How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! I recently saw this awesome photo on Ella Scott Design’s Instagram page that had our 4” Calacatta Chablis Hexagon mosaic on the wall and penny round mosaic on the floor.

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Big Trends from KBIS Part II

Kitchens for Living

Last post I shared some of my kitchen trend discoveries from KBIS2015, the 51st Kitchen & Bath Industry Show held last month in LasVegas. Today I’ve got the scoop on what’s trending in the bath. Gorgeous sculptural free-standing tub by Clark Architectural.

Tile of Spain announces winners of 2015 Passport to Creativity contest

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), is proud to announce the four winners of the 2015 “Passport to Creativity” contest.


30 Contemporary Shower Ideas for Your Bathroom

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re considering upgrading your shower, the decision not only will breathe new life into your bathroom but also will be a wise investment. According to Remodeling Magazine ’s Cost vs. Value report, the average cost of a bathroom remodel is $16,000, with an average return on investment of 72.5

Tile Inspiration For Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Tile Talk

Guest post by Jane Blanchard, Modernize. Vibrant blue Arabesque tile adds visual interest. Image via Modernize. Tile is a popular choice for kitchen floors and backsplashes, so popular that even the priciest and most custom options can seem bland.

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Art Walk: A Tile Mural for a Community Re-Development Project


The Clark-West 25th Street neighborhood of Cleveland has a large Hispanic population and a lively street scene. The Clark Metro Community Development Corporation led the the re-delopment of a large commercial building, converting it to retail space for rental.

All the Different Ways You Can Ease the Transition Between Two Floor Treatments

Apartment Therapy

Pin it. I grew up in Miami, where it's not unusual to have one seamless tile floor extend around to and through every room in the house.

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Set a trend with Oxford style

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Oxford is a contemporary collection of wall tiles in a modern rectilinear shape with the look of finely-crafted, handmade tile in both crackle and gloss finishes. Classic hexagons strike a classic pose with a handmade glossy finish. Perfect for all residential and commercial wall applications.

Color as Abundance and Opportunity

Making Tile Modern

Artist Dove Drury. “If I am truly living my color, I am viewing my life as an abundant opportunity and wishing to share that with the world.” ” Artist Dove Drury is a painter, muralist and ceramicist who speaks about color metaphorically, passionately, and personally.

ARDEX FL Review: “It saved us so many man hours…”

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Thomas Hughes of Stonecraft Tile completed a high-end residence in Gig Harbor, WA exclusively using ARDEX products. Here’s what Tom had to say: “ ARDEX FL saved us so many man hours! This grout gave me confidence that every joint is as full as it can be.

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Tile a Backsplash with SimpleMat!

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you going to be hosting guests? Improve the appearance of your kitchen quickly with the addition of a backsplash. Achieving a designer look using SimpleMat® Tile Setting Mat, is quicker and easier than you may think. It’s a great do-it-yourself project.

Architectural Ceramics aids the Capital Area Food Bank through Can-struction

Architectural Ceramics

Washington, DC – November 2015 – Architectural Ceramics, Inc was honored to be able to donate to the BVA Can-struction team this holiday season in a project that benefited the Capital Area Food Bank!

Everything You Wanted to Know About Tile: An Interview with Ryan Fasan

Kitchens for Living

Before we get too crazy with the art here (I’m so sure we will!) I wanted to share some solid info about tile from the man who knows it best, Ryan Fasan. I had the pleasure of meeting “THE tile man” on my recent trip to the trade show Cevisama with Tile of Spain.

Savvy Timeliness: 2015 Tile Trends & Innovations

Tile of Spain USA

Ryan Fasan, Tile of Spain consultant, recently presented on trends and innovations in ceramics at Coverings 2015.

30 Ceiling Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Home Makeover

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We’ve seen our fair share of creative ceiling design ideas. There are so many ways to accentuate a room by using the ceiling as a focal point; the untapped potential lies in the choices you and your architect make.

Geometric Tiles Create Style on any Budget

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Geometric tiles in classic shapes, such as chevron, hexagon, stripes, honeycomb or octagon, are a great way to add style to your home''s wall or floors. More intricate patterns reproduced on a single tile will always be more expensive than plain tiles.

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Gaudi in New York: A Broken Tile Mosaic Masterpiece in Riverside Park


Hi all, New York City abounds with mosaics of all kinds if you know where to look. On a walk through Riverside Park in the Upper West Side of Manhattan I came upon Grant''s Tomb near West 122nd and Riverside Drive.

Surprise! 5 Homes With Totally Unexpected Interiors

Apartment Therapy

The crumbling stone building above looks run down and abandoned. If I were a burglar, I''d walk on by and not spare it a second glance. I''d also be a dumb burglar that should learn a good hard lesson about not judging a book by its cover, and all that good stuff. You''ll see why in a second.

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Being an Architect is Hell

Life of an Architect

This was a day, just like any other day. I was minding my own business when I was visually assaulted by my hotel shower. That’s right … assaulted. ) For most people, they probably wouldn’t have even noticed.

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U.S. Countertop Market Annual Growth: 4.2%

Stone Update

Natural stone will take up to one-fifth of demand by 2019, study says, but quartz, alternative surfaces will gain share faster. Featured Latest News

See you at Coverings- April 14-17

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Have You Experienced the ARDEX Tile & Stone Revolution? High-performance, German engineered technology designed to significantly reduce the time, cost and risk of tile & stone installations in the most demanding environments.

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Hospitality Design: Designing Hotels for Millennials


Millennials, born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s and with an estimated population of 70 to 80 million, are the fast-growing segment of today’s business travelers.

Why is my White Marble Turning Yellow?

Architectural Ceramics

The classic look of a Bianco Carrara or Calacatta Gold bath is popular, and the current availability of field (in a variety of finishes and textures like honed, polished, tumbled, hand antiqued, marmo antico, brushed, etc.), moldings and mosaics allow for many design options.

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Tile Tuesday: The Inspiration of Antiquity

Kitchens for Living

Welcome Tile Tuesday! This is the first installment of a series inspired by my discoveries exploring Seville and Valencia Spain with Tile of Spain.

The Freshness and Elegance of Blue Ceramics

Tile of Spain USA

Classical blue and white hues, which were used so frequently in the past, are making a return to center stage in inspiring the latest interior design trends and adding a touch of Bohemian style to our interiors.

Top 2016 Design Trends You Need To Know

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

As 2015 comes to a close, the question on most design fanatics’ minds is: “What’s next?” Which design trends will be popping up everywhere in the coming months? We have compiled a list of what we predict will be the biggest 2016 design trends.