Custom Commercial Cement Tile Inspiration

Tile Talk

By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. Customizable cement tiles, from clockwise (top right), include: Traditional Melilla ; Classic Serengeti ; Traditional Gran Cordoba ; and Geometric 02 Cement Tile. Handmade cement tiles are a great choice for commercial, hospitality, and retail spaces.

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Amish Quilt Pattern Ceramic Tile Fireplace Surround


One Tradition Meets Another Detail of Amish "Wedding Ring" Quilt Pattern in Tile I''ve been amazed for years in the never ending design possibilities in tile and mosaic. In a recentt post we looked at tile I created for a coffee table done in a Navajo rug pattern motif.

Tile Trends: Encaustic and Hydraulic Cement Looks

Tile of Spain USA

Encaustic and hydraulic cement styles are making a comeback in tile. Spanish tile manufacturers are on the forefront of this ceramic tile trend. Available in a wide variety of colors and geometric patterns, hydraulic looks continue to attract attention.

10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

There are some basic exterior design lessons that everyone should know about. Image Source: Cardello Architects. While we all want a spectacular home that stands out amongst the rest; we also want a home that blends with its surroundings and neighborhood.

Style Guide: Rustic Elegance

As The Tile Turns

You know the style. If you’ve ever wanted to move in to one of the Restoration Hardware layouts, or order up a cozy Bavarian chalet or even step into certain pages of historical fiction it’s rustic elegance that calls out to us. How do you define it?

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10 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About

Apartment Therapy

Renters like nice things too! And, thankfully, each year more and more products emerge that are removable and won''t jeopardize your security deposit when you move out. So, you can fix up your space temporarily and not sacrifice style. Here are ten rental-worthy products —all adhesive — to consider.

Design in a Day

Life of an Architect

I have known architect Douglas Burke for a few years … although we have never met. Doug and I have formed a professional architect-to-architect relationship since I started writing my blog and we have routinely exchanged emails over the years discussing a myriad of subjects.

Interview with Atlanta General Contractor Todd DiFiore

Tile Doctor

At Tile Doctor, we’re on a mission: to promote contractors, designers, and industry professionals who support our vision of providing innovative solutions and products to homeowners.

Tile Backsplash Ideas for Modern Vanities

Tile Talk

By Cheryl Khan of Trade Winds Imports. Maybe your bathroom is stuck in the 60s or maybe you just need to freshen things up a bit.

Ceramic Tile Mural Celebrates Autistic Children and their Families


Ceramic Tile Mural Celebrates Autistic Children and their Families "Our Children" Achievement Centers for Children Lobby Tile Mural I had the wonderful experience of serving for a school year as an artist in residence at the Achievement Centers for Children in Warrensville Heights Ohio.

Coverings 2014 booth activities schedule for Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain is pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coverings. Visitors to the Spanish Pavilion (#5021) will witness some of the most advanced ceramic tile technology and breathtaking design choices the world has to offer from nearly 70 Spanish ceramic and stone manufacturers.

10 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Look Like A Luxury Hotel

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Creating a luxury hotel-style in your home creates the ultimate stay-cation. Image Source: Michael Abrams.

What a Difference Grout Can Make!

As The Tile Turns

We recently received this great tool from the experts at Artistic Tile showing the prominent effect of grout color in a mosaic application. As designers push the boundaries of mosaic design, grout can often become more visible thus altering the appearance of such mosaics.

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How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor

Tile Excellence

Tile Excellence responds to bad advise on "how to lay ceramic tile" found on ask.com. Consumers Beware! Here''s a question from answers.com, which Tile Excellence oftens answers. We''ve even won best answer a few times. In response to the question, "How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor" "To i nstall ceramic tile , first grout the area. Press the first tile on s tarting in a corner. Each additional tile should have 1/4" space all around the tile.

In The News: Cluny Tile Cluny tile in Consumer Reports Kitchen & Bath Guide

Granada Tile

Our Cluny tile makes the grade! Adrianna Lopez’s kitchen installation uses our Cluny tile in black and white, the most popular color combination for this historic tile, to add interest to an otherwise all-white space.

Interesting Ideas For Mosaic Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Mosaic tiles have been used for thousands of years to create works of art and decoration by people all over the world. Available in glass, stone, ceramic and even metal, mosaic tiles also come in a variety of colours and designs suitable for so many surfaces.

8 Bathroom Bettering Ideas You Can Do (When You Can't Renovate Your Rental) — Renters Solutions

Apartment Therapy

Staring all day at photos of enviable bathrooms full of bold tile floors, brand new fixtures, dreamy cabinets and claw foot tubs made for soaking in, it can be easy to get discouraged and focus on what you can''t do when you rent (or if you own but don''t have a huge budget for renovations).

Sketching during Schematic Design

Life of an Architect

So what exactly is schematic design ? In short order, schematic design is the initial design phase in any project. The first step is called programming which is when the client and architect discuss the requirements of the project (how many rooms, the function of the phases, etc.),

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How Much Tile Do You Need? Use Our Easy Tile and Grout Calculator

Tile Doctor

Wondering how much tile and grout you need for your project? Eliminate the guesswork with our easy tile and grout calculator! Anyone who has ever tackled a big tile project has inevitably come to a turning point at which a tile and grout calculator would have been a big. How-To

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Avente Tile Talk: Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design

Tile Talk

Dating back to as early as the 7th century the Islamic Arts have influenced an array of cultures and societies, such as the notable geometric designs in their tile work. These tiles were commonly used as floor and wall

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Trendy Bathroom Ideas

H.Winter Showroom Blog

The tile industry has become very creative at making new products in porcelain, glass, or metal that can withstand the moisture of a bathroom while offering a great new updated look to the space. We aren''t limited to glossy ceramic tiles.the options are endless.

Tile of Spain exhibits distinctively unique ceramic innovations at Coverings 2014

Tile of Spain USA

Celebrating 25 Years of Coverings: The Ultimate Stone & Tile Experience.

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10 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Scandinavian Interiors

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Scandinavian design is modern and minimalist with plenty of natural views. Image Source: Jeffers Design Group. You may be surprised to hear that the beauty of the Scandinavian design movement wasn’t fully recognized until the 1950′s.

Office Design Trends: GIO Looks at the Changing Work Environment


Work environments are changing–and those who design and furnish offices are striving to keep pace. Over the last decade, we’ve seen a major evolution in office space design as companies migrate toward more open, flexible, and communicative workspaces.

Rip out a tub and walk in a shower! - Tile Excellence - Blogger

Tile Excellence

Removing a Tub and installing a walk in shower is not as hard as it sounds. Here in New England most old tubs are cast Iron and can be broken up into pieces with a 9 lb sledge and carried right out side and in the truck

Breaking News: Granada Tiles On Instagram

Granada Tile

We’ve been on Instagram for just over a month and we’re loving it! We love sharing photos of projects, tiles, and the inspiring images we see all around us every day.

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Using Dark Tiles In Your Bathroom

The London Tile Co.

Often the advice we give is aimed at adding light and space to your bathroom by using bright or light coloured tiles. However, dark tiles are becoming increasingly popular in bathrooms as they add a cool, modern look, so we’ve been looking at the best way to use dark tiles in your bathroom. Bright white tiles can often look stark when paired with traditional white bathroom furniture.

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For Your Inspiration: 10 Beautiful Black Kitchens

Apartment Therapy

We''ve been seeing a lot of bright, white kitchens lately. but that doesn''t mean they''re your only choice. At the other end of the spectrum are these delicious, moody spaces, with black walls or black cabinets or black tile or maybe all three.

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Museum Inspirations, Italian Style

Kitchens for Living

There are still a couple of amazing experiences I have not shared from my Milan adventure, as a part of the Blanco Design Council earlier this year. One of them was a visit to the Triennale di Milano Design Museum. The Triennale di Milano Design Museum.

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Interview with Atlanta Bathroom & Kitchen Designer Chris Socci

Tile Doctor

At Tile Doctor, we’re on a mission: to promote contractors, designers, and industry professionals who support our vision of providing innovative solutions and products to homeowners. Today we welcome Atlanta Designer Chris Socci. Let’s welcome Chris as he shares his wisdom about how homeowners can have a great experience. Interview bathroom and kitchen interior designing

Interlocking Circles: The Power and History of Pattern in Design

Tile Talk

By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. For thousands of years, geometric shapes and symbols have decorated homes, structures, religious buildings and art work. Influenced by nature (such as the perfect hexagon of a honeycomb made by bees), geometry has, in essence, shaped our world.

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Edgy Design

KB Culture

Valencia-based Mut Design devised this collection of ceramic tiles after studying the way light plays off fish scales; they noted that color tends to seep and shimmer across the surface in an irregular, ripply kind of movement.

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Tile of Spain sneak peek at Cevisama 2014

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain companies are busy getting ready for Cevisama, the International Ceramic Tile and Bath Furnishings Show to be held February 11 to 14, 2014 in Valencia, Spain. We are excited to see all the new designs and innovations from Spanish Ceramic Tile manufacturers.

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Why You Should Use Natural Materials In Your Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Natural materials are good for the environment, your wallet, and your style. Image Via: Palm Design Group. You’ve probably been heard about the advantages of decorating with natural materials like marble, wood, metals, and clay.