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.

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.

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.

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."

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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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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"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.

Update from the Vibrant Ceramics 2016 Roadshow in Tampa on August 31

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. Update from the Vibrant Ceramics 2016 Roadshow in Tampa which was held on Wednesday August 31st.

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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.

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.

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.

Inspiring Photos

The Tile Shop

Good morning! I want to share some inspiring photos with you today. These first two are from the 2016 New American Home just outside of Las Vegas, NV. Erik took these while we were at KBIS- the tile designs are so cool!!

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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Tile Excellence

2000 FT OF TILE LAID THIS WEEK IN DAYTONA FLA. IN DOMINOS PIZZA AND CIRCLE K GAS STATION Hey guys There is a tremendous opportunity for someone to pick up the tileexcellence.com web site for a great deal!!

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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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We All Like Before And After Shots

How to Floor Tile

We all like to see completed projects but sadly I am gone before many of the accessories like glass doors and other finishes are complete. But in this example I tore this shower out that had a fiberglass shower pan and the wall tile was leaking.

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Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital Horticultural Therapy Suite Glass Tile Mosaic "The Four Seasons of Healing"


Hi all, Last spring I was contacted by Debbie Lewis from University Hospitals of Cleveland. Some time back, Debbie and I had worked on a ceramic tile mural at her daughter's elementary school.

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.

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.

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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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.

3 Keys to Strong Business Financials

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. 3 Keys to Strong Business Financials. Businesses fail for many reasons — dysfunctional management, insufficient working capital, insurmountable competition. Why they succeed, on the other hand, is often easily explained.

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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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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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.

Niche Placement, Can Be Tricky And Why

How to Floor Tile

Niche placement can be tricky for many reasons as well as size but you do have options. Often because of the existing framing behind the cement board your niche inset will have to go on one side of the mixer controls or the other because of the limited space.

Restoring the Mosaic Entrance Columns at Fairmount Temple


The Restored Mosaic Covered Columns at Fairmount Temple in Beachwood Ohio For nearly sixty years the congregation of Fairmount Temple synagogue of Beachwood Ohio has worshipped in one of the area's most beautiful religious buildings and sanctuaries.

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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Harvard’s Ceramic Program presents an exposition of their projects

Tile of Spain USA

‘Formations in Ceramic Material ‘ showcases the work of students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design , which has used the Ceramic Program as a place to experiment since the last semester of 2015.

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.

The Layman’s Class on Glass: Design & Installation Tips for Glass Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Rockville, MD – The supposed fragility of glass tile does nothing to deter from its beauty, and how much designers and homeowners adore it. And it’s no wonder, because glass tile can transform a space into something truly unique.

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!