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.

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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. I have done dozens of backsplashes for customers of this tile showroom and the help […].

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. Here’s a detailed guide to your options. What is patio flooring? As the name implies, patio flooring is any flooring option used on an outdoor patio.

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.

Cool Kitchen Flooring Tile Trends

Why Tile

Looking for kitchen flooring ideas? Stone-, slate-, and wood-look ceramic tile are all popular options for kitchen flooring, but no one said you have to stick with a traditional style. Unusual kitchen tile flooring is currently trending, especially in cool colors such as blues, grays, and greens.

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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. Having a stone fireplace can easily and quickly vitalize your home instantly. It gives you a contemporary feel while still keeping it intimate and modern. Here are a few ways to upgrade your stone fireplace without having, it feel cold and frigid.

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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. My advice and I know a lot of design centers will hate me for this but, "don't do it". Marble, Travetrine and Slate are porous even if polished and will absorb water.

Introducing New Tempered Colors 2020

Realstone

Bewitching. The only way to describe our new Jade Tempered stone tiles. The rich, classic jewel green radiates depth and warmth for a look that is comfortable yet sophisticated. It will leave you spellbound.

Choose Ceramics for Safety

Tile of Spain USA

Never before had we been so aware of the importance of hygiene as during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new cleaning and disinfecting habits are undoubtedly here to stay and concepts such as ease of cleaning and hygiene will be prioritized when it comes to choosing materials.

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. Does this sound like your life? Minus the homeschooling, it’s pretty much been my reality since mid-March. As regular Gold Notes readers know, I’m not an enthusiastic cook.

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. And today we share with you the ceramic construction from this creative couple – Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran.

Playlist of the Week – Feel Good Music/Cozy Time Vibes

Architectural Ceramics

As we count our blessings shortly after a nice holiday, and prepare for 2021 and it’s promises of “not being as bad as 2020”, take a moment to reflect on what helped you get through the year.

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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. The sheer number of bathroom floor designs, colors, textures and material types further complicate the process. To help cut through the clutter, we’ve narrowed down the best flooring for bathroom areas as well as the pros and cons of each. Best waterproof bathroom flooring options.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Designer Feature: Allison Eden

Decorative Materials

There’s no denying that mosaics are hot right now. We like to think we’re ahead of the curve, however, we’ve long regarded mosaics as one of the most intricately beautiful options for adding a touch of artistry to any space. Another longtime enthusiast?

Lunch and Learn with Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Are you an architecture firm or design studio interested in expanding your tile expertise? Would you like to continue your education while exploring the world of Spanish architecture and design?

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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. My goal is to be helpful at a time that is not ideal for building or remodeling. You can click above or here to read it.

Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

Diary of a Tile Addict

Altered State by Crossville. Ceramic tile is not only beautiful, it is also healthy for your home. So states a Bulletin from TCNA (Tile Council of North America)s. The Bulletin notes that tile is also long-lasting, easy to clean, fire-safe, and offers many slip-resistant choices. Contessa by Interceramic.

Week of December 28th, 2020 – Top 5 of the Year

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Year. As we count down the final days of 2020, a year that was certainly one for the history books, let’s take a moment to go back through the year via our top 5 design posts, and highlight some of our favorites from the last 12 months!

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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. Doing so successfully can allow older adults to remain independent, autonomous and in charge of their home security as they age. As many as 94% of today’s older adults (defined as ages 65+) wish to stay in their own homes as long as possible.

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. The panel of judges, chaired by architect Jacob van Rijs of MVRDV, met on Wednesday, November 20 th to select the award winners. Winners – Architecture.

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Easy Cleaning Tips for Porcelain and Ceramic Tile

Why Tile

The post Easy Cleaning Tips for Porcelain and Ceramic Tile appeared first on Why Tile. Tile Tips

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. Below is our simple guide for how to clean your tile and grout, including product recommendations and DIY solutions! Veneziano and Maritime Collections from Garden State Tile.

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Kid friendly yet trendy apartment decor

Trendir Magazine

So, you’re living in an apartment, have a couple of kids and a dog, with no clue on how to have a well- put together home that isn’t boring.

Tile, the Right Choice in a Post-COVID World

Giotile

The focus on clean indoor environments in all areas, both commercial and residential, has never been as great as it is now during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no secret that ceramic tile (and that includes porcelain) is one of the most sanitary surfacing choices available.

How about a little black magic to add drama to your space?

Realstone

Enjoy our Spotify Halloween Playlist while perusing some of these magical product pairings. 1.Our Pale Gold Tempered Tiles and mosaics are pure magic! Pair them with black like our Tempered Toro Leather , Midnight Sky Thinstone or Nero Honed Tiles to create a dramatic look.

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. I’ve enjoyed seeing those in Italy, Greece, Germany, California’s Central Coast and Mexico on trips. What’s hot now for your home? Check out these top 10 tile trends for 2020 in my latest Forbes.com article.

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An ethos of quality fuelled by colour

Diary of a Tile Addict

Joyful by Tonalite. In 2010 Tonalite – an Italian floor and wall tile manufacturer founded in 1974 at S. Agata Bolognese – came under the control of the Pagani family. With strong hand-made roots, allied to great attention to modern methods of production, the Pagani brothers have not changed the main characteristics of this family-run company, but have improved aspects such as planning, technology, and marketing. Tonalite’s ethos is that quality is essential and that passion creates ideas.

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. To each their own, but one thing remains constant and that’s the art of the shower. That blissful moment after waking up, feeling the water cascade over your face, or perhaps you’re more of the relaxing bath after dinner type.

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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. Check out our submission instructions at the bottom of the page.