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. At its surface, floors can define a space, create the flow of movement, provide a sense of direction from one room to another and impact the emotional connection an individual has with a space. Blog ceramic tile Floor Tile Tile Trends

Patio Flooring Buying Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

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. What is patio flooring? As the name implies, patio flooring is any flooring option used on an outdoor patio. Choosing the style and color for your flooring is an opportunity to show off your personal expression. How to buy the best patio flooring. Types of patio flooring.


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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. Without further ado it’s time to answer the question… Which flooring is better, tile or hardwood? Is there any other substitute for wooden floors?

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! Come with us back in time to learn a few quick facts about medieval flooring, from stone to encaustic! The image above shows the intricate detail that was put into floor mosaics. Ceramic floor tile first started to appear in medieval England in the thirteenth century. Rarely do homes from that period retain the original floors.

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.

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. Engineered wood floors.

Colorful Bathroom Floor Tile Ideas

Why Tile

Looking for fun flooring ideas for your bathroom? Colorful bathroom floor tile is just the pick-me-up we need to inspire our days, with options that span the rainbow and creative multicolor designs, as well.

Hot Kitchen Flooring Tile Trends

Why Tile

Last week we shared cool kitchen flooring tile ideas with you, and now we’re heating things up with hot kitchen flooring tile. All in all, you’re sure to find a… The post Hot Kitchen Flooring Tile Trends appeared first on Why Tile.

Floor Tile Installation Methods

The Tile Doctor

Letand#39;s start out by choosing a method. The method includes how the substrate will be prepared to receive the tile, the necessary materials, and can include the type of tile used. General

Floor Removal

The Tile Doctor

Generally any existing surface that would interfere with a good bond, is dimensionally unstable, or poses a threat to the quality or durability of the new tiled installation should be removed. General


KB Culture

Linear brass inlays on the floor pick up the metallic accents elsewhere in this bath, and make the room truly memorable. Picture the floor as plain marble, and you'll see what I mean.] Sometimes the smallest gesture has the largest impact on a design. architect bathroom stone

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. There are so many tiling choices to suit every tiling need that it can quickly become overwhelming, so use this guide to help choose the best bathroom floor tiles for you. Choose from Grey or Moon colours in 600x600mm porcelain floor tiles and matching 900x300mm ceramic wall tiles.

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The Most In Demand Flooring Trends of 2018

Tile of Spain USA

Floors in homes and commercial spaces can set the mood for the entire atmosphere of a design. New ceramic tile technology makes it possible to get creative with flooring by playing with colors, shapes, installation techniques and textures for spaces that are uniquely your own. Below are some of the most popular and innovative flooring trends of 2018. Blog Cevica Flooring Trends Grespania Land Porcelanico Mayolica pamesa STN Ceramica tile of spain

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Some Like It Hot: In-Floor Heating Options

Architectural Ceramics

Before the weather gets cold or you complete your next tile project, consider using in-floor heating as a way to keep your toes warm during these next few months. Because of our vendor partnerships with Laticrete and Schluter, AC offers multiple types of in-floor heating options. They’re experts in what goes between and under our tile; which includes floor warming systems. AC offers both an in-stock and special order in-floor heating system: Strata Heat.

Mixed Floors

The Tile Shop

I like the floor tiles in this bathroom.mixing materials adds so much interest to a space! You could create a similar look using our Lansdale Carrara 1" Hex and Fresh Grey Ceramic tile

Creative Edge acquires Custom Flooring Insets

Stone Update

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Large-scale waterjet fabricator Creative Edge acquired Custom Flooring Insets (CFI) of East Dundee, Ill. CFI has partnered with Chicago-area flooring contractors since 1946, engineering and fabricating custom flooring designs from their plant in East Dundee, IL. Move strengthens Creative’s position in architectural fabrication. Terms of the deal weren’t announced.

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Ramp Floor Tile Installation

The Tile Doctor

When selecting a method, you will encounter height differences between existing floors and the new installation. If the new installation does not involve a height difference more than 3/4, a threshold may not be necessary. General

How to Tile Interior Floors - Installation Tutorial

The Tile Doctor

Interested in tiling an indoor floor? This installation tutorial will detail the application of stone tile or ceramic tile on interior floors. In the following photos, we will see an upstairs bathroom remodeled. General

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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. It's great for a fast economic floor covering with many options in texture, style, feel and look. It is almost indistinguishable when placed next to the real thing in many cases but the reality ends the second a piece of furniture compromises the very thin Formica type surface or water invades the substructure of this flooring.

Avente Tile Talk: Creative floor tiling

Tile Talk

Creative floor tiling. Its a bit of a story to this tile project as this section of the floor has been concrete for a few years. Well this year we decided we would tackle this floor when we returned but there were complications that worked out for the best. Now once the decision was made I had to start the layout and plan on the concrete floor for how the tiles were to be spaced so that they looked like the design that I had made. The finished floor. floor tile.

Setting Floor Tile

The Tile Doctor

Setting Floor Tile Once the bond coat or setting bed has been trowelled, it is time to set the tile. Remember that it is a good idea to back butter tile larger than 8and#8243; or any tile where 100% coverage is desired. General

GIO Looks at Floor Tile Trends


Because porcelain tile is durable, easy-to-maintain, and inherently green, it’s often the interior and exterior floor surfacing material of choice for restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, office spaces, and many other non-residential environments. Design Trends Floor Tile Tile Trends floor tile flooring floors

How to Install Specialty Tile Floors

The Tile Doctor

In this section, weand#39;ll describe three specialty tile installation situations you may encounter given how versatile ceramic, porcelain and stone tile are for flooring and transforming them into beautiful surfaces. General

Cool Floor

The Tile Shop

I like the pattern of this stone floor from Brandon Morrow''s friend in California

How to Choose Kitchen Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The floor of your kitchen might not be the first thing you decide on, but it can make a huge difference to the look and feel of the room. We’ve put together some tips to help you just the right floor tiles for your kitchen. Don’t be afraid to use a coloured floor tile, particularly if your overall colour scheme is quite simple. Ceramic can be used on the floor, but it is not ideal in high traffic areas.

Great Floor

The Tile Shop

Love this great tiled floor

All about laminate flooring: Understanding your options

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Laminate flooring buying guide. Laminate flooring has come a long way in recent years. Rather than just a cheaper alternative to natural wood or stone flooring, laminate flooring is available in a spectrum of styles to offer a beautiful and durable complement to any decor. When purchasing laminate, there are a lot of variables to keep in mind, like the surface on which the floor will be laid, in what room it’s going, cost and the look of the space. Flooring

Feature Floor Fashion

Diary of a Tile Addict

Bold and bright, or discreet and understated; whatever the style, sales of feature floor tiles are on the up and outselling plain floor tiles, claims British Ceramic Tile. The brand has reported a 70% sales increase of patterned floor tile in retail channels over the last year (2017 to 2018), with its feature floor and designer collections proving a sure fire hit with consumers. Laura Ashley Mr. Jones by British Ceramic Tile.

Grouting Floor Tile Installations

The Tile Doctor

Letand#39;s talk first about Portland cement based grout since this is the most commonly used material. Once the grout is mixed per the Manufacturers instructions, it needs to be installed. General

Cement Tile Patterns for Patios and Floors

Tile Talk

Cement tile floors for outdoor patios or indoor living spaces allow you to create unparalleled visual appeal using patterns together with the colors of your choice. Each project shows how cement tile is being used to create flooring that is both personal and unique. Cement tile floor pattern using Wave in Stormy Blue and White. Desiring a casual look for their floor, one of our Southern California customers chose the hip, contemporary and stylistic Wave pattern.

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The Known Dangers of Vinyl Flooring

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Most people shop for vinyl flooring because of its low price, and waterproof claims. What they may not realize is that it’s made of chemicals including plastic, which release hazardous VOCs. Natural ceramic or stone tiles on the other hand, are non-toxic and won’t give off any VOCs. Considering how much safer they are to your health and how long they will last, ceramic tiles are the smart choice for your home. Link: [link].

Fab Floor

The Tile Shop

I like the way they used four tiles to create the color blocks in this black and white floor

How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor

Tile Excellence

In response to the question, "How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor" "To i nstall ceramic tile , first grout the area. Even "expert" how-to books will say to start in the middle of the floor with the whole tiles, thus insuring full tiles on all sides. I won''t even touch the " aesthetic " value of a floor which starts in a corner. After the floor is laid with thin-set the floor is covered with grout.

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Money Floors

The Tile Shop

I found these tiled floors on Apartment Therapy.what a cool use of coins! Nickel floor tile featured in a Seattle bathroom: The Nickel floor bathroom was inspired by the Standard Grill''s penny tiled floor in NYC

Green Afoot: Environmentally Friendly Flooring

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

“Few places in your home have a bigger impact on your family’s health and planetary footprint than your floors…Tiles made from recycled porcelain, concrete or glass are durable, low-maintenance and generally have low carbon footprints.

Laying a Travertine Marble Tile Floor Successfully

Tile Excellence

Laying a travertine marble tile floor seamlessly (i.e., do-it-yourself project grout home improvement laying a travertine marble tile floor mortar natural stone thin-set thinest til floor tile travertine marble tile travertine tile installation without grout) is a skill that you can easily develop. Only a little bit of knowledge, a few tools, patience, and diligence are required to complete this job successfully. There is no need to be intimated by this type of project.

Tile Flooring for Kitchen – A Sleek Look Flooring


Searching for a modern kitchen’s design with a sleek looks of beige and white or black and white can be realized by the tile flooring for kitchen. When you want to look for tile flooring for kitchen and you want to accentuate kitchen, those tile flooring for kitchens can be your option. These tile flooring for kitchens are being so popular for hundred years ago and back again during these recent years which can be a new trend for kitchen’s flooring.

GIO Looks at Floor Tile Trends


Because porcelain tile is durable, easy-to-maintain, and inherently green, it’s often the interior and exterior floor surfacing material of choice for restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, office spaces, and many other non-residential environments.

"Cool New Laminate Flooring Designs"

How to Floor Tile

I happened to visit a new Floor And Decor that recently opened in The Colony Texas. This application was on the walls but it would look great on floors as it was intended too. Laminate used to be a bland, noisy, cheap floor covering that was slow out of the gate but now with advancements in photocopy technology and graphic application laminate is almost unbeatable in appearing even better than the real thing.

Mixing for Floor Tile Installation

The Tile Doctor

As usual, follow the Manufacturers instructions for mixing the materials chosen for the project. In addition to the mixing instructions, Manufacturers will include instructions concerning application and estimated coverage. General

Trickling Patterns: Flooring Blended Together

Decorative Materials

At Decorative Materials, we are consistently amazed by the revolutionary concepts at play in today's most fascinating designs. Just when we think tile designs can't get any bolder or more creative, we observe intriguing new ideas with the potential to shake up interior design as we know it. Tile Trends

Tired of Cold Floors?

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Did you know that Nuheat Floor Heating System brings soothing heat to tile and stone floors? Simply install a Nuheat mat under your tile and stone floor for a maintenance-free, economical, efficient heating alternative – with no cold spots. With a programmable thermostat, you can control the temperature of your floors as well as reduce your energy costs.

Get The Look: Union Sun Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Also in the Union range are matching wall and decor tiles in Steel and Light grey colours, and Union Sun floor tiles are also available with an anti-slip finish. Advice Tile Design Tips floor tiles get the lookUnion Sun tiles have a mid grey-brown colour that features a stone effect look. These square porcelain tiles are hard-wearing and perfect for high traffic areas in the home such as kitchens and hallways.