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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

Nostalgic Flashback: Psychedelic Ceramics

Decorative Materials

In the world of interior design, old trends inevitably resurface. No matter how outdated they seem, it's only a matter of time before they somehow creep back, regardless of how 'out' they previously seemed.

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.

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.

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.

Enjoy Your Outdoor Space All Year Long with this Backyard Remodel ‘How-To’

Cement Style

Our backyard has become an extension of our home living routine and we’re spending more time living and entertaining on our decks and patios. As we head into the colder weather months, interest is increasing in extending outdoor living because it is a safer option.

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.

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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.

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.

Week of May 11, 2020 – Graduation

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. With the stresses of academic work, the excitement of school sports, and the even the pressure to get involved, there are few occasions that invoke celebratory sentiments stronger than graduations.

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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.

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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Our Tour of the Colorado Stone Quarries

Decorative Materials

Inspiration is all around us in the beautiful state of Colorado. At Decorative Materials, we are committed to finding the state's most impressive design elements at work. Recently, we had the opportunity to check out a famed quarry in Marble, Colorado.

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.

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.

2020 Vision: Tile Trends to Look Forward to This Year

Garden State Tile Blog

A new year, a new decade, and yes – new tile trends! From bold colors and classic shapes to the latest advances in manufacturing, 2020 tile style offers a prime opportunity to create residential and commercial spaces unlike anything seen before.

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.

An Ode to Ceramic Floors

Tile of Spain USA

Serving as the foundation of a room, floors have a significant impact on the aesthetic and personality of a space.

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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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.

Playlist of the Week – Summer Concerts

Architectural Ceramics

Week of May 25, 2020. As many artists and musicians have had to cancel their live shows for the foreseeable future, the summer concert scene will look a bit different this year. That’s no reason not to rock out on your own from the comfort of your own backyard.

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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.