2016

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Tile in Your Home

Architectural Ceramics

January 2016 – Rockville, MD – Tile is everywhere. Unless you’re a cowboy, you probably see tile on a daily basis. The utility of tile in residential and commercial spaces provides a ubiquitous flora and fauna of shapes, texture, and color to the masses.

Tile of Spain reveals global design trends and innovation at CEVISAMA 2016

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish ceramic tile exports grew by 6%, continuing to make Tile of Spain Europe’s leading ceramic tile producer – and the second largest exporter of tile worldwide.

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The Magnificent Mosaics of Khirbat Al-Mafjar

Tile+Mosaic

During the first half of the eighth century CE, near the ancient city of Jericho, in what is now called the Palestinian Territories near Israel, magnificent mosaic floors were created for the audience hall and the baths (hammam) of a palace, now known as "Hisham's Palace."

Cersaie Impressions – Scavolini Italian Cabinetry

JG Kitchens

I was very fortunate to be included in the Ceramics of Italy -sponsored press delegation to Cersaie last month. This was my second time touring the Bologna, Italy-based mega-show and it did not disappoint.

Summer, the Season for Outside Cabinets

Kitchens for Living

Summer is in full swing! I must confess I’m one of the few who loves a hot steamy Florida summer. Recently I got a call from a potential client with some extra space to fill outside by the pool (lucky them right?) Adjacent to the dining room and tucked into an alcove a new idea sprang to mind!

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Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Porcelain Tile Tile Manufacturing Green Tile Porcelain Ceramics Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile technical porcelain

Documenting Architecture with Photos

Life of an Architect

If you are an architect, you want to see your projects get built. One of the most enjoyable aspects about my job is going to the job site to check in on the progress of my projects as they are under construction.

Prevent Cracks in Tiled Surfaces Through Subfloor Preparation

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Tile installed in homes and businesses continues to get larger and larger. Tile 15”, 24” and larger make up the majority of tile installed today and these tile are considered large format, which is defined as tile 15 inches or longer on any side including plank shaped tile.

Cementing The Latest Trend In Design: Cement Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Wait…Cement Can Be Tile? Cement tiles are an ingenious combination of cement, marble powder, water, sand, pigments, time and patience. Manufactured in the mid-nineteenth century to cover floors with novel designs, bold colors, and to withstand footprints and the passage of time.

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Graphic Symmetry from Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile design today is filled with geometric shapes such as hexagons, octagons and rhomboids that create stunning visuals and dynamic spaces. These designs are seen on both floor tile and wall tile, and often coordinate with more traditional formats to create a standout appearance.

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5 Design Resolutions for 2016 to Make Today

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: BG Architecture “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey While Oprah probably said this in reference to self-improvement, why not take her quote and apply it to home improvement?

Introducing ARDEX FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Systems …

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

…delivering an enhanced level of protection for tile and stone installations! ARDEX UI 720™ FLEXBONE® Floating Uncoupling Membrane. The first and only unbonded, loose-laid uncoupling membrane. ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE ®. Uncoupling Membrane. Click to watch installation videos!

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Natural Stone 101

Kitchens for Living

Natural stone is sexy. There, I’ve said it. If you want a countertop that makes a unique statement with lots of movement and natural variations I recommend natural stone. Granite is a natural stone that blends perfectly with so many styles. Photo by Mike Spallholz Photography.

Creative Bathroom Tile Design on a Budget

As The Tile Turns

Is it time to upgrade your bathroom? Follow this detailed guide for getting creative, even while on a budget

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Great walls Start here

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Start is a unique wall tile series that features the contemporary looks of concrete and wood in complementary sizes and a coordinating decor. Combining the minimalist look of concrete with the warmth of stained wood, Start creates modern spaces with warmth and style.

What Paint Color Works With a Pink Bathroom Floor? — Good Questions

Apartment Therapy

Pin it. Q: I am the lucky owner of a 1950s condo with beautifully functional original bathrooms that are very pink! We discovered the pink pinwheel floor tiles when I ripped up the peel-and-stick tiles the previous owners had laid on top to help sell the place.

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Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Porcelain Wood Look Tile Porcelain Tile wood look wood porcelain tile wood tile

Graphic Standards for Architectural Cabinetry

Life of an Architect

Architectural drawings serve the obvious purpose of conveying specific information in a linear and direct manner. I also believe that they serve the additional purpose of letting everyone know that I take my drawings seriously and they had better take them seriously as well.

Self-Leveling Underlayments Improve Floor Covering Performance

CUSTOM Insights Blog

One key to a quality floor covering installation is starting off with a flat substrate. Only a stable and flat surface will allow for a rapid and durable installation of a variety of floor coverings like rubber, vinyl, wood and tile.

HGTV Highlights ACI’s Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash

Architectural Ceramics

Photo from Houzz. January 2016 – Virginia – A Virginia couple wanted to mix their two styles, his being more modern and hers more classic, for their kitchen remodel. The outcome is a beautiful new age farmhouse design that has been highlighted on many big outlets like Houzz , and HGTV.

Tile of Spain Prepares for CERSAIE ’16 with Launch of Show App

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL September 2016 – Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), has released the Cersaie ’16 App.

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How to Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Whether your kitchen is a true fixer-upper from decades ago or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it may be time to modernize your outdated kitchen.

#TileTuesday J&R Tile and ARDEX – a DESIGNER team

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

J&R Tile’s Advanced Certified Installers Adam Arellano & Triniti Vigil through the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation – CTEF on an imported Italian natural stone project at Gucci in San Antonio, Texas.

40 Stunning Luxury Bathrooms with Incredible Views

Trendir Magazine

There are rooms with a view, and then there are bathrooms with a view. What better way to bathe or shower? We've collected 40 of the most stunning, most luxurious bathrooms with incredible vistas if we do say so ourselves. We've got ocean, mountain, treetops, river and desert views.

5 Things to Consider When Selecting Kitchen Floor Tile

As The Tile Turns

When you’re choosing kitchen floor tile, considerations about usage and appearance should be at the top of your mind.

Catch a curl with Trio Bouger

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Why settle for plain when you can make a splash with our three-dimensional wave-effect wall tile? Trio Bouger is a glazed, glossy white ceramic wall tile that is certain to create waves in your living environment.

5 Times Peel and Stick Tiles Totally Floored Us

Apartment Therapy

Peel and stick tiles sound like a cheap compromise, but they are a really great option for quick and easy changes that even a novice DIYer can totally pull off in a weekend. These days you can buy fun and graphic designs, classic checkerboard patterns, and even the look of real wood planks. These five examples show just how great they turn out. READ MORE ». Flooring. Remodeling Ideas. Tile & Stone. Project Ideas

Coverings Show 2016

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

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Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest – The Big Winners

Life of an Architect

In September of last year, I found myself in Scottsdale, Arizona, attending the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest Summit and Gala.

How to Match Grout Color to Fit Your Project

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Choosing grout color is one of the most meaningful aesthetic choices you or a building/home owner will have to make when installing tile or stone. The right grout color can help transform an entire space by either accenting or blending with the tile.

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What’s New at AC?

Architectural Ceramics

April 2016, Rockville, MD – Architectural Ceramics has added some very exciting new lines of tile in 2016, and we can’t wait to show it off! We’ve got several new products to tell you about below! (

A Return To The Past

Tile of Spain USA

The latest trend in floor and wall tiles is a retrospective journey into traditional styles, allowing us to create vintage designs with the combination of different types of ceramic tiles.

7 Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: Decoist Privacy. The most coveted item on all backyard wish lists. Because no matter how fabulous your balcony or how inviting your chimenea, all of the summertime magic comes to a screeching halt when you feel like you’re on display.

Eco Tile Imports Demo Day

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

More than 25 tile installers and dealers attended an ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems demo day on July 14. ARDEX Sales Professionals Tom Quackenbush and Dan Costanza conducted demos of the new ARDEX FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Systems in addition to ARDEX mortars, grouts and more!

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