2019

Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 18th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL December 2019 – Tile of Spain, the association of over 125 Spanish tile manufacturers, announces the winners of the 18th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

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No Curb Barrier Free Linear Drain Tile Shower in Tampa

CeramicTec

I had a customer that wanted to do a custom “no curb” barrier free walk in tile shower in Tampa, Florida and came to me with their idea. I set up an appointment with them to go over what they had in mind and to make suggestions with my professional opinion. They were looking to […].

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BDNY 2019 – Trends & Tile at Boutique Design New York

Architectural Ceramics

In its 10 th year, Boutique Design New York (BDNY) showcases trends targeted to the hospitality boutique and lifestyle market.

Why You Might Want Porcelain Slab Countertops

JG Kitchens

I first spotted porcelain slab countertops in a European cabinet showroom in West Hollywood, either in 2009 or 2010. I didn’t know what they were, but I loved the sleek look. Fast forward to my first European trade show, LivingKitchen, in January 2011 and I spotted more of them around the show floor. In fact, one manufacturer had a slab set up on a stand and let visitors stand and even jump on it. I did. It didn’t break. I was impressed! I included them in my first and second books.

CTDA is excited to announce the 2019 Supplier of the Year, Crossville, Inc!

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Last night at CTDA’s Coverings Happy Hour, Crossville, Inc. was announced as the Supplier of the Year. This is Crossville’s THIRD time winning this award and is the first supplier to do so! The Supplier of the Year award, which is voted on by CTDA’s members, recognizes domestic and international supplier(s) who provide the most value to our distributor members and the ceramic tile and stone industry. Congratulations, Crossville, Inc.! Crossville, Inc.

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May Featured Tiles: Malmo Cement Effect & Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

May seems to have crept up on us and we’re finding it hard to believe we’ll soon be half way through 2019. We’re looking forward to BBQ season and seeing all the wonderful garden designs created using our range of outdoor porcelain tiles. This month we’ve got an extra-special treat for our customers as both of our Featured Tile ranges are best sellers. Malmo.

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Kitchen Case Study: Old Florida, New Vision

Kitchens for Living

One hundred years ago Addison Mizner brought Spanish style to Florida. Incidentally, the state’s written history begins with the arrival of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon in 1513. Functionally, the tall open arches, windows and loggias typical to that architecture invite sea breezes within and were the perfect antidote to our hot steamy summers prior […] Read more. The post Kitchen Case Study: Old Florida, New Vision appeared first on Artful Kitchens.

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Confounding Ceramic Clothing

Diary of a Tile Addict

Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova is re-purposing tiles in a way you have to see to believe. It started with second-hand tiles found in São Paulo in 2014 but she has since made use of tiles from Soviet-era buildings in her native Ukraine, decorated a mannequin with materials from Chernobyl, and most recently has used tiles from an old Venetian hotel to craft her masterpieces. PERMISO PARA EL CÓCTEL exhibition views Galleria Continua, Habana.

Bathroom Tile Ideas That Are Sure To Inspire Your Next Renovation

Trendir Magazine

Whether your bathroom is big or small, creating a relaxing space is the key. After all, its the space where you shower, but it’s the room where you get to relax and unwind away from the world. Therefore, creating a personalized space is key. What better way to do that than to bring in a unique display and that can easily be done by adding in tiles. Tiles have been around forever and there is no doubt they aren’t going anywhere. Here are bathroom ideas to inspire your next renovation.

How to Use the 2019 Colors of the Year with Tile

United Tile's Blog

Color abounds! Even with countless colors at our disposal, we need to remind ourselves of that sometimes. It’s easy to get caught up in the comfort and familiarity of creams, whites, beiges and greys. But the promise of color – and the challenge of color! – is always there. Which brings us to Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 – Living Coral. We’ll admit, at first glance this bright coral shade seemed arbitrary, maybe even a bit perplexing.

Tile of Spain Partners with Valencia Coverings for a Night of Tile and Trends

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain completed its 2019 education and networking series in Miami, FL with co-hosts Valencia Coverings for an immersive night of tile and trends.

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The Ins and Outs of Specifying Tile with Anthony Carrino

Garden State Tile Blog

One of the most exciting moments as a homeowner is when it finally comes time to start a room remodel. Whether you’re sourcing tile for a new build or updating an existing, there is something special about selecting the material that makes a space all your own. Although exciting, it’s no secret that remodels aren’t always as easy or glamorous as they appear on TV, and with so many sizes, colors and formats available it can be difficult to know where to start.

Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

Architectural Ceramics

Many people have asked us about how the newly implemented Chinese tariffs will affect the tile and flooring industry. They wanted us to go into detail about the actual tariffs and their impact. Here it is. Retailers and product-based companies in many consumer categories are affected by the new tariffs and countervailing charges implemented on goods from China. The threat of anti-dumping charges is imminent. Keep reading to see what these changes mean and how each has increased.

Sexy Home Design Styles Make a Comeback

JG Kitchens

I recently returned from the massive Design & Construction Week expo in Las Vegas. DCW combines the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show with the International Builders Show , both large events by themselves, tremendous together, as many feet will attest! It has become one of Las Vegas’ largest conventions – no small thing, since Las Vegas is one of the country’s largest convention cities.

COVERINGS ANNOUNCES CHARITABLE INITIATIVES AT THE 2019 SHOW

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

(ARLINGTON, VA—March 18, 2019) Coverings ( coverings.com ), the largest international tile & stone exhibition and conference in North America, will give back to the local community through a range of charitable initiatives at this year’s show in Orlando, Florida from April 9-12. Continuing its tradition of supporting the host city, Coverings will partner with both Clean the World and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

How To Choose Bathroom Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Whether building a new property or renovating a current one, choosing the bathroom floor tiles should be one of the highlights. Tiles can transform your house into a home and bathrooms can really set the tone for your property. Are you looking for a sleek, modern finish? Or how about a vibrant colourful feature wall to start your day right?

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Large Pattern: Ceramic “Wallpaper”

Decorative Materials

Some interior design concepts are timeless — and some come and go in waves. Wallpaper definitely belongs in the latter category. While it has seen some significant booms, it spent the early 2000s out of favor among most design enthusiasts. All that is about to change, however, wallpaper is currently making a long-awaited comeback. Large patterns were an especially big deal at 2019 Coverings , where bold and decidedly vibrant looks captivated design enthusiasts. Tile Trends

What is a Transitional Kitchen?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Transitional is the most popular kitchen design in the National Kitchen + Bath Association’s 2019 kitchen design trends. In fact, 65% of kitchens designed in the past year were transitional, more than double the kitchens that were traditional, contemporary or farmhouse, according to Tricia Zack, Market Research Analyst at the NKBA. Why are transitional kitchens so popular? And, perhaps more importantly, would this style fit your design aesthetic?

Ceramic Pop Art

Diary of a Tile Addict

Retro-feel products, toys, and scenes grace the glazed earthenware tiles of Greg Hicho. These whimsical pop art creations are filled with life, nostalgic scenes hand sculpted and moulded, and finished in vibrant colours. Beauty Parlor (4″x6″). Drive in Movie (4″x6″). Hicho’s ceramic art subjects range from the popular TV dinner, Fluffo Pancakes and messy kitchen, to Troll Dolls, Sea Monkeys, and gumball machines.

10 Stylish Accent Walls To Dress Up Your Dining Room

Trendir Magazine

For many that don’t entertain or cook frequently the dining room can be a difficult area to decorate or redesign. One of the main challenges that occur during this decorating the dining room is not knowing how to properly bring a focal point to the room. Furthermore, its on what do you truly do with your large walls? The answer is simple: you dress them up. Here’s a guide on how to do just that in a stylish manner.

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Why Tile? Easy Care and Low Maintenance

Conestoga Tile Blog

As we continue our blog series on why you should choose tile for your home, today we wanted to focus on tile’s superior easy to clean nature and unmatched durability. Among a variety of different advantages, homeowners love tile floors because of its easy care and low maintenance properties. Regardless of where it is installed, homeowners can have ease of mind when it comes to maintaining and cleaning their tile floors.

Experimenting with Color

Tile of Spain USA

When designing a new space, there is always much to consider. We must visualize the result we want, assess the style, finishes and effects that best meet our design needs and have an understanding of the different catalogs of Spanish ceramic brands to coordinate with each design.

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Create the Mosaics of the Mediterranean at Chautauqua

Tile+Mosaic

Create the Mosaics of the Mediterranean at Chautauqua Moroccan Mosaic Details from Columns at the Palau in Barcelona Byzantine Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora For those fortunate to visit Chautauqua in upstate New York during the summer of 2019, I will again be offering the course Create the Mosaics of the Mediterranean during Week Five (July 22–26) of the summer season.

Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

Architectural Ceramics

The image above shows the tiled floor of Winchester Cathedral , which boasts the largest area of original medieval tiles in the United Kingdom! Our thoughts are in the Medieval ages this week, with the Renaissance Festival wrapping up a few days ago and the chilly (sometimes gloomy) days that evoke a feeling of days past. Come with us back in time to learn a few quick facts about medieval flooring, from stone to encaustic! Quick History of Tile in Medieval England.

Tile Trends at Coverings — From Kitchen & Bath Design News

JG Kitchens

This month’s Trend Spotting takes us to Orlando, where the massive Coverings tile expo took place. Check out the latest global tile trends. Which ones do you love? Which ones would you include in your home? There are so many new, and new-old, styles to choose from. There are also new innovations to consider. Read all about them in my latest report for Kitchen & Bath Design News, the leading trade magazine for the industry. One of the top tile trends is realistic stone looks.

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Rick Church, Executive Director of CTDA, will be chairing the panel debate on the Globalization of the Ceramic Tile Quality

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Rick Church, Executive Director of CTDA, The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, will be chairing the panel debate on the Globalization of the Ceramic Tile Quality which will take place at Qualicer 2020. Also participating on the panel are Federica Minozzi, CEO of group Iris Ceramica and Alfredo Peña, CEO of Graiman.

Why External Porcelain Paving is a Safer Choice for Your Patio

The London Tile Co.

Though it may technically be summer in the UK right now, it sure doesn’t always feel like it. The UK’s weather has a tendency for sudden downpours when there hasn’t been a cloud in sight, or that infuriating incessant drizzle that leaves you always a little bit damp. Besides the risk to your BBQ’s burgers and sausages, these changes in the weather can make your patio a slippery hazard to all those in attendance. But never fear, The London Tile Co.

Tile Store, Why Your Installer Should Go With You!

How to Floor Tile

There are a lot of important items to consider when selecting tile. One is cost of installation. Why do we charge X for one type of tile and Y for another? It's easy to answer, some tile is much more time consuming to install than others. Typical 4"x4" builders grade tile is the fastest to install because it is small, light, easy to cut and you can cover a lot of space in a hurry with that.

National Kitchen & Bath Association 2019 Bathroom Design Trends

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) released its 2019 Bathroom Design Trends, which coincided with its annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), celebrating the best in kitchen and bathroom design trends. Freshome has already covered the latest trends in bathroom technology and bathroom faucets. But we asked Elle H-Millard , Certified Kitchen Designer and Industry Relations Manager at the NKBA, for photos and insights regarding some of the other key U.S.

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Qwerty Mosaics

Diary of a Tile Addict

There’s a wonderful movement in the art world. Mosaics have been branching out of their ceramic hold for a while, but now there’s a whole new branch to explore. There seems to be no better name for it than the Qwerty Mosaics which were brought to Tile Addict’s attention by none other than mosaic master Gary Drostle. Debris, Qwerty by Sarah Frost. Qwerty, Debris by Sarah Frost.

How To Add Texture Right Where You Need It

Trendir Magazine

If you have been following us for a while, then you know one of the best ways to add character to a room is by adding textured pieces. Furthermore, texture is great because it brings a cozy touch with a twist of chic. Keeping that in mind, we wanted to share how to add texture the right way to any room in order to create a chic well-characterized space. The following guide will ensure you not only know how to add texture, but you will bring your personality forward with these tips and tricks.

5 Unique Ways to Incorporate Handmade Cement Tiles to Your Home

The Cement Tile

In a world of IKEA furniture and DIY projects, architects and designers need to be creative when adding unique elements to a home. Incorporating handmade encaustic cement tiles is an excellent starting point, but everyone has seen a backsplash, and it may be lacking the ‘wow factor’ a client is looking for. There are creative and simple ways to incorporate encaustic cement tiles, which will lend an air of intrigue to a home, and we’re here to give you five unique ways.

The Rehabilitation of Casa Vicens

Tile of Spain USA

Nestled in the heart of downtown Barcelona, sits Casa Vicens, a home that holds the history of one of Spain’s most notable architects, Antoni Gaudí. Born in 1852 in Catalonia, Spain Gaudi adopted an early appreciation of the rich Spanish and Mediterranean culture of his hometown.

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Why Tile? It’s The Healthy Choice!!

Conestoga Tile Blog

Dating as far back as the 8th century, tile has been a staple flooring choice for even our ancestors. Loved for its delicate details, dependable strength, and uncanny beauty, no wonder our predecessors choose this reliable material for their homes. Lucky for us, not only is it beautiful but ceramic tile is the healthy choice when it comes to flooring and wall finishes. Tile features various health benefits to create an environmentally-conscious space.

10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

It’s summer and your vacation is calling. Come globe trotting with us to beautiful vacation spots, home and abroad, that offer endless design and tile inspiration. While sites like Travel.com offers suggestions of where to go with their article, the Top 10 Most Searched Summer Destinations , at Architectural Ceramics, we’ve come up with our own 10 cities, as well as tile collections inspired by each popular place. The European Traveler. Barcelona, Spain.

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Top Seven TIle Trends for 2020

JG Kitchens

I couldn’t go to Cersaie again this year because of my book deadline, but was happy to get a highlights “reel” from the show’s producer, Ceramics of Italy. It was like walking the show floor without Ibuprofen or jet lag! Here are seven top trends to watch — and more than 20 great tile pics to savor. If you’re planning on remodeling your home, building a new home or updating an investment property, then you almost certainly have a tile budget.

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Arizona Tile Fourth Quarter Press Release 2018

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

John Huarte, University of Notre Dame Alumni, Gives Back. It is no secret that Arizona Tile founder, John Huarte, has strong and lasting ties with his alma mater. The shared legacy between John and the University of Notre Dame is one that is so profound, it can still be felt by many, years after the glorious revival of the 1964 Fighting Irish football team.