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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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!

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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

‘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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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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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.

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!

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.

Cersaie 2015: Tile Trends From the World

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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.”

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.

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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.

“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.

Keeping Warm with Fireplace Tile

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A natural stone option with a twist, the Perfect Pebble Collection from our vendor Island Stone , gives a natural look other than marble that’s perfect for a fireplace. The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.

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Cementing The Latest Trend In Design: Cement Tile

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Cement tiles are an ingenious combination of cement, marble powder, water, sand, pigments, time and patience. Wait…Cement Can Be Tile? Manufactured in the mid-nineteenth century to cover floors with novel designs, bold colors, and to withstand footprints and the passage of time.

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5 Unexpected Ways to Use Tile in Your Home

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Emperador Dark Marble Mosaic Tub (above). January 2016 – Rockville, MD – Tile is everywhere. Unless you’re a cowboy, you probably see tile on a daily basis.

What tile should I pick if I don’t know my cabinets or counter yet?

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5) If you really want a natural look, something natural like white marble, or something with texture like ledger stone or a split face stone will convey that feeling. Swiss Alps White Marble. Design brick tile Terra Cotta tile white marble

6 Steps to Prep for an Appointment with AC

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Given the allowance, we know whether to consider a porcelain that looks like marble or if you may want to spring for the real thing. Have a tile project on your hands and not sure where to start? How about with an appointment with Architectural Ceramics.

6 Steps to Prep for an Appointment with AC

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Given the allowance, we know whether to consider a porcelain that looks like marble or if you may want to spring for the real thing. Have a tile project on your hands and not sure where to start? How about with an appointment with Architectural Ceramics.

It’s Only Natural: AC’s Glass Tile Collection

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By mixing the same Cliff glass color from our Naturals Collection with Calacatta marble, the Brocade series in the Oval pattern marries a traditional and modern aesthetic. School’s out for summer. The sun is shining.

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Cersaie 2015: Tile Trends From the World

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Uncategorized 2015 backsplash bathroom cersaie home design italian marble italian trends kitchen kitchen remodel tile trends

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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. Uncategorized bianco venatino italian marble marbleCan you guess what is in the background of this picture below? That’s right! This is Architectural Ceramics tile.

What’s New at AC?

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The 4 x 12 size brings a unique element to traditional marble by mixing six different textures. April 2016, Rockville, MD – Architectural Ceramics has added some very exciting new lines of tile in 2016, and we can’t wait to show it off!

HGTV Highlights ACI’s Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash

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The tiles are an ingenious combination of cement, marble powder, water, sand, pigments, time and patience. Photo from Houzz. January 2016 – Virginia – A Virginia couple wanted to mix their two styles, his being more modern and hers more classic, for their kitchen remodel.

Basketweave is the New Weave

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Literally 3 of our top selling stones are this white marble with grey dot basketweave mosaic. Lastly, this white & grey marble basketweave which has a little less contrast between the larger pieces and the dot. White / Grey Marble Basketweave Mosaic.

Basketweave is the New Weave

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Literally 3 of our top selling stones are this white marble with grey dot basketweave mosaic. Lastly, this white & grey marble basketweave which has a little less contrast between the larger pieces and the dot. White / Grey Marble Basketweave Mosaic.