2020

Enhance Outdoor Spaces With Ceramic Tile From Spain

Tile of Spain USA

With Autumn quickly approaching, now is the ideal time to savor the warm weather and bask in the summer sun. However, the arrival of crisp fall air doesn’t mean you’ll have to forgo your patios, gardens, and terraces. Make the most of your outdoor spaces year-round with ceramic tile from Spain.

Guest Post: Denise Daniels of MB Stone Care on Preserving Your Home’s Natural Stone Surfaces

JG Kitchens

Regular Gold Notes readers know that I’m a big fan of engineered stone and porcelain slab for their low maintenance properties. You also know that I consider Mother Nature to be the finest artist in the world and greatly admire the incomparable beauty of natural stone.

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Glass Tile Backsplash Installation Wesley Chapel, Florida

CeramicTec

A new customer contacted me after locating a beautiful Lunada Bay paper-faced glass tile from a tile showroom In Tampa, Florida. The glass tile was a Lunada Bay “Agate” Luca Pearl 1×4 Brick purchased from the Ceramic Matrix tile showroom.

Week of August 17th – Beat the Heat

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we enter Fall, it’s important to keep in mind the “new normal” and remember to do your due diligence in cutting the spread of COVID-19.

Patio Flooring Buying Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A well-designed patio can become a second living room for your home, so it’s important to make smart design choices. One of the biggest decisions you will need to make is what to use for your patio flooring. With so many patio flooring options, it can be tough to decide which is best.

Slate Tile, Another Warning, Not For A Shower!

How to Floor Tile

We like the appeal of warm Natural Stone and Slate offers an earthy look but it's days are numbered in your shower. There are a number of Natural Stone products you see installed in shower design centers all over made from Marble, Travertine and yes, Slate.

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7 Fresh Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Garden State Tile Blog

When it comes to the kitchen backsplash, subway tile has been the lasting choice for homeowners. And while this classic selection is as stylish as it is timeless, sometimes a fresh take can reinvigorate an entire design.

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Stone fireplace Ideas for Classic, Intimate Charm

Trendir Magazine

If there’s one thing fireplaces do well, is bring intimacy. They were pretty much created to make the room feel warm. However, there is one fireplace style that offers something a little fresher and even modern- a stone fireplace.

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Wood Effect Tiles or Engineered Wood Flooring?

The London Tile Co.

This is a question we get asked all the time by customers wanting a solid and reliable flooring solution in their homes. We obviously have a favourite – the clue is in our name – but let’s explore this idea together and see the pros and cons to both sides.

Tile that Brings the Natural World into Your Living Space

Rubble Tile

Whether we’re talking about porcelain, ceramic, metal, stone, glass, or cement tile, the core materials from which all tile design stems are from the natural world. Clay becomes ceramic and porcelain, sand is transformed into glass, metal and stone are what make up the Earth’s.

Warmer Weather Brings New Ceramic Tile Trends

Tile of Spain USA

The arrival of summer and warm weather calls for a change in design trends both in and out of the home.

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10-Point Pandemic Kitchen Rating Guide

JG Kitchens

How are you holding up? It’s been a couple of months since so many aspects of our lives changed so suddenly and dramatically. Millions of Americans are working from home now, exercising at home, homeschooling their kids, and doing much more cooking and cleaning than they have in years.

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

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 18 th Annual Tile of Spain Awards. . 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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Playlist of the Week – Gardens & Patios

Architectural Ceramics

Week of May 18, 2020. With the unprecedented times it seems as if many homeowners are experiencing a renewed interest in DIY and home projects.

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Top Home Bathroom Flooring Options

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Choosing the most suitable bathroom flooring can be daunting. You want your bathroom flooring to complement the rest of the home yet still withstand high moisture levels, humidity and heavy foot traffic.

Choosing the Right Travertine Grout for Your Project, Made Easier: Starlike� Specialty Grout for Stone Projects

The Tile Doctor

Stone tile is a popular option for both indoor and outdoor projects, but whether youand#39;re using marble, slate, granite or travertine, grout and stone choice is an important decision. General

Home Bar Tips That Bring The Entertainment To You

Garden State Tile Blog

Staying home just got a lot more fun! Whether you’re looking to install a wet bar, have the room to accommodate a full bar, or simply want to up your bar cart game, it’s easy to transform your space at home into your new favorite entertainment destination.

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Low-Maintenance Benefits of Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

Why Tile

When it comes to beautiful materials for your home, stylish looks may often come with the price of high-maintenance care, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Kintsugi Art: Inspiring Tile Design

Decorative Materials

Many of today’s loveliest ceramic tile designs draw on ancient concepts and artforms to deliver classic aesthetics. These styles can often be traced back to Japan, where design takes on a spiritual element while also highlighting the value of imperfection. Tile Trends

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How to Craft Your Fireplace With Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

If you’ve got a living room, dining room, master bedroom or other room in your house with a fireplace, it’s almost certain that the fireplace is the visual centerpiece of the room. If it’s not — it should be! Fireplaces are much more than places to keep warm in the winter.

Mesmerizing outdoor kitchen ideas to Inspire your next big renovation

Trendir Magazine

The hotter it gets, the more time we want to spend outside. Whether that is swimming in a pool, sitting and enjoying the summer heat, or simply being outside, there’s something about summer that just feels oh so right. With that being said, who doesn’t love cooking outside?

Trends in Ceramic Surfaces

Tile of Spain USA

This season’s ceramic tiles are focused on conveying a warm feeling that awaken your senses. The use of color and matte finishes, along with the varying ceramic wall tile reliefs and micro reliefs will set the stage for comfort and well-being. Bestile, Eunoia.

Five Facets Of Wellness Design Enhance Homes During Quarantine

JG Kitchens

How are you doing? These are extremely trying times. I hope you and your family are safe and well. I wrote this article to share some things you do while sheltering at home to make your living space function better for you during your quarantine.

Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

Diary of a Tile Addict

Agata Atena by Fiandre. With Coverings cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic, Diary of a Tile Addict has been opened up to select tile manufacturers to keep the flow of tile information flowing world-wide.

Week of May 25, 2020 – Concert Series

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we approach June, its hard not to reflect on the artistic excitement that usually follows suit.

Aging in place: Renovating with independence in mind

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Getty Images/Mint Images RF. Most Americans settle in a home, envisioning a permanent life refuge. Achieving this vision of aging in place, though, means preparing the home now to anticipate future needs.

Regrouting Tile and Stone is The New Cool Fashion Trend!

The Tile Doctor

Tile and stone, when installed properly, is rarely ever changed due to failure of performance or because the tile or stones surface is wearing-out. On average, a tile installation remains in place about 17 years. General

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How To Clean Your Tile & Grout: The Simple Guide

Garden State Tile Blog

Hard surfaces such as ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and glass tile are some of the most durable and easy to maintain options for floors, walls, and backsplashes. And, with just a little routine cleaning, you can keep them looking like new for years to come.

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Tiles Help Restore Coral Reefs

Why Tile

You may know that ceramic tile can be used just about anywhere inside and outside your home or business, but even we were surprised to learn that tiles are now flourishing on the seafloor as a solution for coral restoration.

Know Your Cement Based Tile Adhesives

The London Tile Co.

What Are The Differences Between Cement Based Tile Adhesives? There are many different types of tile adhesive available today, each for a different purpose and application.

A Word About Laminate Flooring

How to Floor Tile

Laminate Flooring has a place and technology is trying to keep up to survive normal wear and tear. Reasons why you should use Laminate are many as are reasons not to. It's great for a fast economic floor covering with many options in texture, style, feel and look.

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11 Luxury Home Ideas with Enchanting Swimming Pools

Trendir Magazine

Whether you want to own a home with a pool or you’re in the process of designing your own, it is always a great idea to look for inspiration. While luxury homes tend to always have a magical view, your home can easily have the same aesthetic without much complication or elements to incorporate.

ASCER Announces Highly Distinguished Jury for the 19th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association (ASCER) has announced the six highly distinguished architects and interior designers who will serve on the jury for the 19 th annual Tile of Spain Awards.

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Top 10 Residential Tile Trends for 2020

JG Kitchens

I love tile! It’s one of the most versatile, durable, low maintenance design materials available anywhere. You can see still see intact tile installations created hundreds or thousands of years ago when you travel to historic sites.

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The Mosaic Tile House

Diary of a Tile Addict

We’ve explored the wonderfully vibrant streets of Fusterlandia , Isaiah Zagar’s visionary Magic Gardens of South Philadelphia, and, of course, Barcelona’s famous Park Güell, but still the Tile Addict doesn’t tire from spaces decked out in the most fantastical of mosaics.

Week of June 1st, 2020 – Baths and Bathrooms

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Finding unique and comforting ways to relax is majorly important! With the age of technology in full swing, we’ve seen Bluetooth activated showers, remote-controlled saunas, and self-closing medicine cabinets.

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Give Your Brick Fireplace a Facelift – Reader Story

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Did you update your bathroom? Revamp your kitchen? Install new flooring? We would love to share your project, big or small! Send us what you did and our editorial team will consider it for our “My Fresh Home” series, which will be published every Thursday.