Architectural Ceramics

Your Room’s Focal Point: The Fireplace

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This fireplace, selected as one of HGTV’s favorite fireplace designs from the hit show Fixer Upper, shows solid marble slabs used for both the surround and raised hearth. The product above is our VTile in a classy step pattern.

10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

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As the saying goes, when in Rome… you’ll find monument after monument clad in marble. The Colosseum was once covered in white marble before Emperors commandeered it for use on their own palaces. Likewise, for us, marble as a tile material is an eternally classic choice.

Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

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Silver Wave Marble stone field tile; 2. For them, Fall is a comforting blend of warm bronzes, wood tones, saturated reds and greens, offset by the coolness of white and grey marble. Our stock Grey Chablis marble, honed. We are entering into a treasured season for many.

Weekend Playlist: Oktoberfest

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Both a tribute to the classics, Love Affairs has a lot in common with this high energy tune – classic looks like marble and wood but with a new hip twist when it comes to shapes and patterns! Cheers to the weekend – Or Prost! if you’re in the Oktoberfest spirit!

Tile Tour: A Master Bathroom Decked in White

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For interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale, the vision for her client’s master bathroom started with a classic material choice: white marble. For her client’s master bathroom, she kept the tile selection classic and timeless by using white marble from our Thassos Collection.

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

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The city’s iconic Contemporary Art Museum is a saucer-shaped building; the pattern of this wood and marble tile collection uses similar curves to bring a contemporary feel to tradition materials.

Penny Round Tile Inspiration to Fill Your Home Renovation Idea Bank

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From ceramic to porcelain and glass to marble, you’re sure to find something that fits your style and your wallet. AC’s Studs Collection, a Calacatta Gold marble penny round mosaic available through special-order. Tax Day.

5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

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Using white marble in a space, like putting on a pair of pointy-toed heels, is always a timeless choice. AC’s Candango Collection featuring a dimensional mosaic in Thassos marble. A mosaic sheet in Thassos marble from AC’s Candango Collection.

Employee Spotlight: Commercial Sales Manager David Arabe

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Going Above & Beyond: Backsplash Tile That Wows

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Marble. This marble backsplash from our Brocade Collection in the Riad pattern is in keeping with the design firm’s philosophy. A mix of Carrara Venatino and Moonstone marble, the natural stone is a classic choice for the space. Thanksgiving.

Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

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Porcelain tile from AC’s Himalaya Collection , made to look like polished or matte marble. Stains like red wine on a marble surface are the enemy. With this matte marble-look porcelain, stains from a capsized Cabernet aren’t as worrisome.

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Trick or Treat: Trade Tips for a Sweet Install

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“If you are ordering marble, limestone, or any natural stone, be prepared to go with flow. Keeping the look traditional in this DC-area home meant weaving together various shades of warm and cool-toned marbles. We all know the phrase: trick or treat!

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Made By Moms, For Moms: Tiled Spaces with a Feminine Touch

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The flooring, done in Architectural Ceramic’s polished marble herringbone from our Calacatta Chablis Collection adds a bit of femininity and sparkle to the space.

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A Growing Trend: Matte Black Tile is Back

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AC’s Legend Collection, in the Kumba pattern, Nero Marquina and Calacatta Tia tumbled marble. AC Stock Ceramic Marble Porcelain Special Order Trends architectural ceramics black matte tile fixer upper new ravenna tile trends

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Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

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Tatami: Our Tatami Collection features marble mosaics with soft color and texture. One of those mosaic options, mixes in Ming Green marble.

Why is my White Marble Turning Yellow?

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The availability of so many wonderful marbles. In conclusion, ensure if you’re going to install white marble or light stone use a white colored thinset and portland cement (or waterproof system).

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Design Trends: The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year

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This matte porcelain tile, made to look like honed marble, has an elegant look without the maintenance that natural stone requires. A sales and design associate would be tickled pink to pull together ceramic and marble samples for you. Remember Rose Quartz? That was so 2016. Really.

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Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

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Ceramic, marble, porcelain, glass — Square tile is available in a variety of material types. At AC, we have endless porcelain and marble options available as a 12″x12″ field tile. On the shower floor below, our marble Calacatta Chablis 1″ hexagon was used.

Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

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Throughout historic cities in Europe, their streets are paved in cobblestones, the statues are carved in marble, and their monuments are clad in limestone. Or, go for a vein-cut marble instead of a slate with an uneven cleft.

Sealed with a Kiss: Hexagon Kiss Dipped Tile

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From ceramic and porcelain to glass and marble, we have plenty of hexagon types to choose from. Calacatta Chablis: The veining in this 4″ marble hexagon gets our blood pumping. I think we can all agree that hexagon tiles aren’t going away any time soon.

‘Tis the Season for Trimming Tile Edges

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Base molding: Just like wood molding is used at the bottom of a wall where it meets the floor, base molding can be made out of ceramic, marble or porcelain, and functions the same way. Bar liners are not only available in ceramic, but glass and marble varieties as well.

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Back to Basics: Which material is right for my design?

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Some examples of stone tile include marble, quartz, limestone, slate, and granite. When designing for a tile project, there are more factors than just color and style to keep in mind. Architectural Ceramics carries a wide variety of materials each with their own features.

Tile with Money in Mind

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From a dime-sized circle to that of a Sacagawea golden dollar coin, these varying circles in Calacatta Gold marble show off the range typical of this stone’s cream, beige and grey well. Do you love the look of marble or natural stone but now, can’t stomach the splurge?

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Avoid Spooky Tile Situations with Advice from AC’s Customer Service Team

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Natural stones like travertine, limestone, slate and marble however, are of the high-maintenance tile variety. Don’t let tile mistakes haunt your home renovation.

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Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

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The Ivory tile, for example, blends well with the toilet and the floating white vanity’s marble countertop. Washington : Inspired by monuments on the DC mall, this collection features a directional marble look. Lights, camera, action!

4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

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AC’s Calacatta Chablis Collection, featuring floor to ceiling marble subway tile. From floor to ceiling, and from behind the vanity to the tub surround, the 3″x6″ marble subway tile from our Calacatta Chablis Collection adds subtle color and movement to the space.

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Expect the Unexpected from Tile Variation

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Thassos, for example, is a white marble that has little variation because instead of veining, it has a crystallized appearance. Here, our Waverly mosaic features Thassos and Crema Marfil marbles. Notice that the white marble is clean and crisp throughout.

Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

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And when it comes to color or “marble” options we have more than just the Calacatta that is shown. Go big or go home. OK, we’d love to go through your home. Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections.

Working in Harmony: Tile That Embodies the Principles of Feng Shui

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The 12″x24″ marble tile features a deeply brushed finish, similar to a flamed or textured finish, that accentuates it’s linear veining. Like any marble, our Vestige collection features a range of color variation to be expected from a natural stone.

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AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

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The look-alike marble Slim Slab is stunning. Fantasy drafts, tailgates, watching the game — Football season is a much anticipated time of year. At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile.

Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

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Italy: Most people likely think of marble before ceramic tile when they hear the name Italy. The Colosseum was once clad in white marble before Emperors repurposed it for their own palaces and monuments. It’s that time of year, when kids to go back to school.

A Recap: 2018 Coverings Tile & Stone Show

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The glass looks creamy in texture and color, but can also be screen-printed to look like marble. Glass mosaics that look like marble. // by Betty Sullivan //.

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Cersaie 2015: Tile Trends From the World

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Subtle Seaside Style: Tile Inspiration & Collections With a Soft Touch

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Terrazzo tile is a composite material, made of a cement bonding agent or body, with chips of marble, granite, glass or quartz on the surface. Summer is here. The beach is calling.

Indonesian Inspiration: AC’s Batik Collection

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Our Legend Collection, featuring the Flagstaff pattern in tumbled Thassos, Bardiglio and Cavern marbles; image via architecturalceramics.com. This natural stone collection features six distinctly different marble blends that create fabric-like patterns through hand-clipped mosaics.

Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

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Photo: AC’s Gears Collection, available in three main options: a honed marble or two matte porcelains. AC’s Gears Collection , offered as a marble or porcelain water-jet mosaic, has several features that will turn your tile project into a unique one: interlocking 12×12 sheet.

Ready for Resale: Tips on Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

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There has been a shift in the preferred finishes,” Fernandez says, “The hot look right now is light or grey cabinets, with light marble or quarts countertops, and dark flooring.”. The natural veining in the 3×6 marble backsplash, purchased at AC, provides a simple accent.

Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

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Photo: AC’s Gears Collection, available in three main options: a honed marble or two matte porcelains. AC’s Gears Collection , offered as a marble or porcelain water-jet mosaic, has several features that will turn your tile project into a unique one: interlocking 12×12 sheet.

Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

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The Ivory tile, for example, blends well with the toilet and the floating white vanity’s marble countertop. Washington : Inspired by monuments on the DC mall, this collection features a directional marble look. Lights, camera, action!

Making a Statement with Shower Accent Walls

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Photo: AC’s Brocade Collection, featuring the Chevron Mosaic in thassos and cararra polished marble, photo via AC on Houzz. The polished white thassos and grey cararra marbles give a lux feel to the design. Trends. They come and they go.

March Madness: ACI’s Final Four Tile Matchups

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“Every client strives to achieve that amazing look…to beautify their space,” Benson says, “so whether we are supplying Cararra marble with a solid grey background or a Calacatta Gold from the same mountain range, it is all beautiful.”

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“Keeping Up With” Architectural

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This product is Bianco Venatino , it’s a natural stone marble from Italy. Can you guess what is in the background of this picture below? That’s right! This is Architectural Ceramics tile.

A Latte Love: Fall Tile Inspiration

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Whether glass, ceramic, or marble, the arabesque shape is on trend. For one of our stock marble options, visit our website to view the Brocade Collection. The artistic mix of limestone and marble, comes from our Artistic Tile line.