Tile Face-Off: Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

As The Tile Turns

Choosing the right tile is an important decision, and there are a number of factors to take into account. For example, you will need to consider the shape and size of your room, how your tile will be used, durability, lighting and, of course, your own personal style.

Digital Printing Allows for New Tile Finishes

Tile of Spain USA

While the art of ceramic textiles itself is an old craft, the use of textiles throughout modern society is constantly evolving. Now with digital printing available from Tile of Spain manufacturers, the creation of unique and beautiful textile finishes is even more readily available and affordable.

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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.

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.

Cement Tile Is The Best Tile Flooring For Indoor Showers

Granada Tile

This post originally appeared on Steam Showers Inc , the largest distributor of steam showers and walk-in tubs in the US. Top decorating trends in 2016 and 2017 involve homeowners reinventing the way they think about the various spaces in their home.

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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.

The Magnificent Mosaics of Khirbat Al-Mafjar


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."

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How to Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen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.

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September Featured Tiles: Savanna and Scorpio

The London Tile Co.

Summer is nearly over and although we will miss the warmer weather, we have to admit that the thought of autumn leaves and winter walks is starting to sound inviting.

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Offering MORE solutions to every day problems

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

MORE is a line of care products that makes cleaning tile and stone surfaces a snap! If you ever thought that caring for a ceramic or stone tile surface was going to be difficult, your worries are over. A comprehensive product line, it was created with simplicity in mind.

Top Three Trends from Cerasie 2017: The International Tile + Stone Show

As The Tile Turns

At the end of September 2017, designers from around the world convene in Bologna, Italy to share the hottest tile and stone trends of the season. Some of the most exciting looks are expected to include tribal prints, large format tiles and natural stone.

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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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Cersaie Impressions – Flaminia Bathware

JG Kitchens

As I mentioned last week in my Cersaie Impressions – Scavolini post , I used some of my time in Bologna to explore booths we didn’t visit with the Ceramics of Italy press tour. This was one I really enjoyed.

Artisan Shares Creative Vision with Mosaics

Kitchens for Living

“Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials.” ” -Wikipedia. At the intersection of “skilled artisan” and mosaic art” you will find Ariel Shoemaker. Actually this talented artist found me.

Granada Tile Cement Tile in March 2016 Bon Appetit

Granada Tile

We have this thing with cement tile floors. And walls. And we love when we see our beautiful cement tile in restaurants. Especially, as we’ve often said, where you find Granada Tile, we’ve noticed that you’ll also find great food.

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Not All Wood-Look Tiles Are Created Equal

Architectural Ceramics

Rockville, MD – July 2016 – Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago, and has only been increasing in popularity since. True wood floors are so warm and welcoming, but can’t handle humidity, water, pets, and kids like tile can.

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts By Chris Lawson Tile repairs are a very specialized service and it can be hard to get tile contractors interested in small, sometimes difficult, detailed repairs.

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Oakley Station

The Tile Shop

Good morning! I just returned from a trip to our new showroom in Oakley Station, OH (Cincinnati) and want to share some photos of the new vignettes. What a great new location!!

Traditional French Cottage A Stone’s Throw Away from Paris

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This traditional cottage is located on a large green plot of land in the idyllic suburb of Haut-de-Seine, a stone’s throw away from Paris. This architectural project included the redevelopment and modernization of a traditional stone house.

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New Retro Metro Crackle Glaze Bevelled Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Our Cactus crackle glaze tiles are one of our best selling kitchen tile ranges, thanks to their classic and timeless style. So when we saw these new bevelled crackle glaze tiles we knew we had to stock them.

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Start with a clean slate

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Woah! . Geology is a glazed porcelain that resembles highly variegated natural slate. Gorgeously paired with our Portoto silver glass mosaic and 4×16 matte grey glass tile, this stellar combination gives the right glamour and practicality to this residential bathroom.

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Designing Your Ideal Custom Bathroom

As The Tile Turns

Are you bored with your bathroom? Updating your bathroom tile is the perfect way to give this cherished space the attention it deserves since it’s used daily! Let’s take a look at some of the best bathroom tile options available today. Bathroom Tile

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Ceraspaña 37 now available from Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Explore the world of Spanish ceramic tile with Ceraspaña 37 , the newest edition of the magazine published by ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association.

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Molten Gold – Island Oasis

JG Kitchens

I’m not an avid chef, as I’ve shared before in my In Praise of Slow Cookers post , but I love eating healthfully. One of my strategies for achieving that, regardless of whether I’m using my Crockpot, stovetop or oven, is with herbs and spices.

Gold and Bold for Your Powder Room

Kitchens for Living

The powder room is one place where you never have to be shy and it should decked out to impress! Normally I shy away from the pedestal style sink for everyday usage but as an artful, sculptural element it can be the perfect focal point for your Powder Room.

Granada Tile Fez Cement Tile In The Kitchen of Emma Magazine’s Editor

Granada Tile

Sarah M. Hubbell is the editor-in-chief of Emma Magazine , a quarterly publication for the modern domestic featuring lots of beautiful DIYs (that are actually do-able), gorgeous food shots (that are delicious) and tips on home and entertaining (that are actually practical).

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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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"Cool New Laminate Flooring Designs"

How to Floor Tile

Because of the nature of this business I have the opportunity of visiting numerous design stores on a regular basis. I happened to visit a new Floor And Decor that recently opened in The Colony Texas.

Meredith Media Presentation!

The Tile Shop

Good morning! Kevin and I just returned from a trip to Meredith Media Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa. For those of you not familiar with the Meredith, it publishes a wide variety of magazines including Traditional Home, Better homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, and Every Day with Rachael Ray.to

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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.

Get The Look: Senate Snow Flagstone Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The Senate range of tiles have a rustic looking textured surface that resembles natural stone. The tiles are actually made from hard-wearing porcelain, which means your flooring will not need specialist sealing or cleaning like a natural stone tile, and will keep it’s colour for many years.

The Fifth Day of Tile | 2016

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Designed for use in rugged exterior applications, these Exterior Porcelain Pavers are a frost-resistant porcelain stoneware slab that offers a blend of durability, versatility, performance, eco-sustainability and most importantly, ease of installation.

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4 Unique Ways to Use Tile

As The Tile Turns

Tile is one of the most practical and beautiful ways to update the finishes in your home. Whether tile is used on a feature wall, living room floor or backsplash, tile is one of the most versatile finishing materials available.

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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Cersaie Impressions – Villeroy & Boch

JG Kitchens

One of the booths I enjoyed visiting in my last (free) day at Cersaie , Italy’s annual bathware and tile show, was Villeroy & Boch. As their products are widely available in the US, I was somewhat familiar with the brand.

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!

GET THE LOOK: A Glamorous Outdoor Patio On Apartment Therapy

Granada Tile

In a home in Cape Town, South Africa seen on Apartment Therapy , an inviting courtyard is made even more attractive with the addition of a floor of cement tiles.