#FlexboneFriday Feature: Fantasy Tile of Stevensville, Maryland

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A special treat, Fantasy Tile recently used ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Membrane with ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar on a residential installation and shot some video of the process! Click to view: Fantasy Tile Installs ARDEX 740. Justin Howell stated: “I personally like the built in overlaps. ARDEX UI 720 has the strongest elasticity to it, and is very easy to fill when troweling with no need to pre-fill.” ” #FLEXBONEFriday Did You Know

ModCraft welcomes new showroom in Maryland


ModCraft tile is very happy to announce the availability of our modern and contemporary wall tile at Hunt Valley Tile and Stone showroom in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Dave Clark, owner of ModCraft, had the pleasure of meeting Temple Don at the showroom and within a day of receiving the concept boards, Temple already had them displayed in a fantastic display and great location and reports that they have already gotten a solid response from designers and customers.

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Slate Sophistication

Diary of a Tile Addict

in Baltimore, Maryland. Situated on three acres and surrounded by Maryland Environmental Trust land, the Slate House is a contemporary retreat that respects the nature and legacy of the vast and densely wooded site. Slate House, Baltimore by Ziger/Snead Architects.

Modular House Goes Modern in Maryland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Photos by Maxwell MacKenzie ] The post Modular House Goes Modern in Maryland appeared first on Freshome.com. There was a time when modular houses were looked down upon. These days, they are still easy and relatively inexpensive to build, but are also easily customized to offer the best of both worlds. Robert M. Gurney kept that in mind when designing the bm Modular One House in suburban Washington, D.C. Built as a spec house for a developer, this house in Bethesda, Md.,

Bright, Creekside Home in Maryland Built for Its Views

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Michaels, Maryland, this modern residence by architect Robert M. The post Bright, Creekside Home in Maryland Built for Its Views appeared first on Freshome.com. Situated on the edge of Solitude Creek, in St. Gurney makes the most of its privileged location. The project replaces an existing Dutch Colonial Style house, built in 1989, that had a cramped layout and was in danger of being flooded.

GSky® Supplies Versa Wall® Indoor Living Wall to Maryland’s Universities at Shady Grove

The A to Z of Building

GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in the design and production of interior and exterior green walls, announces it supplied a Versa Wall® Indoor Living Wall for the new Biomedical

Unique Color Combinations for Your Olney, Maryland Kitchen

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

You’ve no doubt heard the endless praises sung about custom cabinetry (And if you haven’t, let us enlighten you with one of our previous articles: Prefab or Custom? ), but let’s talk a little bit about practical application. You know custom cabinets provide a superior product, but that tells you nothing about how to apply custom cabinets to your kitchen design. Namely, it tells you nothing of color.

Wood Partners to Commence Construction on 340-Unit Apartment Community in Laurel, Maryland

The A to Z of Building

Wood Partners, a leader in real estate development and acquisition, has announced that they will break ground this month on a new 340-unit apartment community in Laurel, Maryland. The project will be

NAIOP Maryland/DC Awards of Excellence Honors FOX Architects with Multiple Awards

The A to Z of Building

FOX Architects, LLC won multiple awards October 2 at the NAIOP Maryland/DC Chapter's 2014 Awards of Excellence. FOX Architects was recognized for their Nuclear Energy Institute, American Forest

Taking the First Steps Towards Your Maryland or Washington, DC Kitchen Renovation

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Contact Jack Rosen for kitchen renovation design and custom cabinets in Washington, DC and the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas! If it’s time for a kitchen renovation in your Maryland, Virginia or D.C. metro area home, start the process by bringing measurements and magazine clippings to the Jack Rosen showroom in Rockville, Maryland. The kitchen is the heart of your home.

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinetry Brand for Your Maryland or Washington, DC Home

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

If you’re looking for new kitchen cabinetry in your Maryland, Virginia or DC metro area home, look no further than the Jack Rosen showroom. When you enter a kitchen showroom, you’re immediately overwhelmed with glistening countertops, cabinet doors unmarred by dents and dings, spotless shelves, and perfectly functional drawers. Everything you see seems high quality, like it could belong in your kitchen, but looks can be deceiving.

Week of October 21, 2019 – Renaissance Styles

Architectural Ceramics

The Maryland Renaissance festival just ended this weekend and it got us thinking about what inspiration we can draw from the Middle Ages. Did you get a chance to visit the Renaissance festival this season? From refurbished 1500s castles to the melding of contemporary design in renaissance spaces, these are your Top 5 Design Posts of the week. Castles Close to Home. 6 Fairytale Castles in the U.S., The Discoverer.

Week of March 9, 2020 – International Women’s Day

Architectural Ceramics

Check how Mona Hajj incorporates floor, wall, and window design in a lovely Baltimore, Maryland interior design project. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Women’s History Month! Architectural Ceramics had the privilege of being certified as a national Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Week of May 18, 2020 – Gardens & Patios

Architectural Ceramics

and Maryland residents alike. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Though the nationwide shelter in place mandates haven’t been easy on anyone, one major highlight has been seeing more people getting outside and exercising in safe ways. Some of the more common activities include seeing families on extended walks or runs, while other methods consist of garden workouts and DIY landscaping projects.

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10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

Ocean City, Maryland. Ocean City, Maryland; image by Jerry Driendl via Travel Channel. metropolitan area, Ocean City, Maryland is famed for its boardwalk, old-fashioned amusement rides, and of course Old Bay french fries. It’s summer and your vacation is calling. Come globe trotting with us to beautiful vacation spots, home and abroad, that offer endless design and tile inspiration.

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

Architectural Ceramics

Nadia Subaran co-founded the design firm based in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, John Schmiedigen. Danziger Design , based in Bethesda, Maryland creates spaces in private homes throughout Maryland, Virginia and the DC-metropolitan area. Here, Danziger and her young clients renovated a 300-year old farm house in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

We serve Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the Washington, DC area. Located in Rockville, MD, we serve Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the entire Washington, DC area. Is your kitchen a bit outdated?

New Method to Make Wood As Strong As Titanium Alloys

The A to Z of Building

Engineers at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) have discovered a method to make wood more than ten times tougher and stronger than before; creating a natural substance that is stronger

BDNY 2019 – Trends & Tile at Boutique Design New York

Architectural Ceramics

From left to right: Joey Caponiti / Maryland Commercial Rep, Kersi Press / Baltimore Commercial Rep, Betty Sullivan / Owner and CEO, James Lewis/ National Hospitality Rep, David Arabe / Commercial Sales Manager and David Benson/President and Principal (not shown). In its 10 th year, Boutique Design New York (BDNY) showcases trends targeted to the hospitality boutique and lifestyle market.

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

Architectural Ceramics

The DC metro area is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the country, centered on our nation’s capital and reaching out to areas of Maryland, northern Virginia, and a small portion of West Virginia. Here, for her client’s home in Maryland, Kaplan pairs a light sand-colored backsplash with a medium-tone gray countertop. Rockville, MD – May 26, 2017 – Ready to renovate for resale?

Week of June 29th, 2020 – American Design

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics’ HQ state of Maryland finds itself among the #CoastalLiving category, which is a common theme for a lot of other east coast states. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As June comes to an end, we enter July – the month of humidity, hot dogs, and of course some American spirit.

Some Like It Hot: In-Floor Heating Options

Architectural Ceramics

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland just outside the DC-metropolitan area, Architectural Ceramics is familiar with chilly temperatures in winter. 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.

ARDEX Receives 2017 Vendor Partner Award from Fishman Flooring Solutions

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

The 2017 Vendor Partner Award was presented at Fishman’s recently-concluded annual sales meeting, which was held April 16 to 18, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. About Fishman Flooring Solutions: Fishman Flooring Solutions, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is the “Solutions Provider” distributor of flooring and flooring installation products. Originally published by Fishman Flooring Solutions. ARDEX Receives 2017 Vendor Partner Award from Fishman Flooring Solutions. BALTIMORE, MD.,

#TileTuesday Congrats Choose Your Experience FLEXBONE Sweepstakes Winners!

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Matt Williams (Excel Tile – Bel Air, Maryland). Congratulations Choose Your Experience FLEXBONE® Sweepstakes winners! Grand prize winners each received the trip of a lifetime: Simon Alongi (Alongi Flooring Contractors- Stoney Creek, Ontario) is heading to a five-star resort in Banff, Alberta and Steve Stoecklin (Ashland Distribution – Hunt Valley, MD). First prize winners received a custom ARDEX Tool Package! Winners are:) will travel to Montana for a Fly Fishing expedition.

New Home and Design Magazine

The Tile Shop

I just finished reading the new Home and Design Magazine for Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. I always find it inspiring.here are some featured designers work I liked: Studio Santalla: Robert Shields Interiors: Whittington Design Studio:

New Year’s Resolution: Remodel Your Kitchen!

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Design Your Dream Kitchen in Maryland, Washington, DC or Virginia. If it’s time for a kitchen renovation in your Maryland, Virginia or D.C. metro area home, start the process by bringing measurements and magazine clippings to the Jack Rosen showroom in Rockville, Maryland. People often make unrealistic resolutions at the beginning of each New Year, but it doesn’t have to be that way! One goal you can make and actually stick to in 2016 is a kitchen renovation.

Italy Inspired

Diary of a Tile Addict

Baltimore Slate House, Baltimore, Maryland by Ziger/Snead Architects. Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence by ZAS Architects.

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Marble Kitchen Countertops

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Looking to transform your kitchen in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or the DC area? Pros & Cons of Using Marble in the Kitchen. One of the most commons things we hear is, “We’re thinking about putting marble countertops in our kitchen, what do you think?” Marble countertops are beautiful and make a great addition to a home if you’re looking to create a contemporary-style kitchen. But some are wary of the stone, so get the truth about putting marble in your kitchen!

Trick or Treat: Trade Tips for a Sweet Install

Architectural Ceramics

Tile contractor and trade professional, Gianna Vallefuoco with the Maryland-based Vallefuoco Contractors, LLC. We all know the phrase: trick or treat! On Halloween, candy is the sweet reward after going house to house in our best robot or superhero costume. When it comes to tile in our homes, we all want a sweet looking space. If the renovation is done poorly, however, the result can be scary. Because very few of us have powers like Superman or Wonder Woman, we may call on the pros.

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What’s New at AC?

Architectural Ceramics

For more information on purchasing or sampling a product found in this blog post, please email sales@architecturalceramics.com or call/visit any of our six showrooms throughout Maryland and Virginia. . 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! We’ve got several new products to tell you about below! (

Cinco de Mayo: 5 Ways to Use Mexican-Inspired Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Chevy Chase, Maryland-based interior designer, Sarah Turner, of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd. Rockville, MD – May 5, 2017 – The Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day – May is never short on it’s share of holidays and celebrations.

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Architectural Ceramics Receives Best Of Houzz 2015

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ACI has six convenient locations in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area: Maryland: Baltimore, Bethesda, Rockville and Virginia: Alexandria, Chantilly, and Falls Church. Architectural Ceramics has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

Structal-Bridges Secures over $90M in Contracts to Replace Two NY Bridges with Steel Structures

The A to Z of Building

with US corporate office located in Point of Rocks, Maryland, has obtained two contracts totaling over $90M for the fabrication of the steel Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc.,

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Architectural Ceramics

For local firm, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath of Bethesda, Maryland, when designing her client’s open-concept kitchen, our Ambra Collection in the color Gris was a natural choice. Whether you prefer the song’s original version by Seals & Crofts or the 1974 remake by the Isley Brothers , both Summer Breeze hits reached the Top 100 charts when they were released. Today, the song still blows through our mind when thinking of the perfect summer playlist.

Harkins Contracting Receives NASA Contract to Construct New MLCC at Wallops Flight Facility

The A to Z of Building

of Salisbury, Maryland, for the construction of a new Mission Launch Command Center (MLCC) at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in NASA has awarded a contract to Harkins Contracting Inc.

MBIA Honors Mid-Atlantic Builders with Environmental Award for Most Energy Efficient New Home

The A to Z of Building

Mid-Atlantic Builders has won the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) Environmental Award for Most Energy Efficient New Home. The Mid-Atlantic Builders Modena model received a HERS rating of

Maximize Space in Your Small DC Kitchen

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

In the DC metro area, and especially the Maryland suburbs, space is at a premium. Finding just-right cabinetry for small kitchens in the DC and Maryland area can be tough, so make the most of custom kitchen cabinetry. If you’re considering remodeling your small kitchen in the DC Metro or Maryland areas, don’t hesitate to call Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens.

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Create a Focal Point in Your Kitchen

Conestoga Tile Blog

Photo Credit: Cabinet Discounters, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Backsplashes–originally destined to protect the walls in your kitchen with little to no fanfare–have come a long way. Today’s variety of style makes it easy to use them as the focal point of a room. . Some backsplashes can help draw together the color scheme of your kitchen or it can simply be a finishing touch to the overall design.

Choosing a Kitchen Sink

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Custom Kitchen Design in Maryland, DC & Northern VA. A kitchen sink may seem like a minor detail during a kitchen renovation , but since you’ll be using it daily, it is important to choose the best one to fit your usage patterns, kitchen style, and personal tastes. With hundreds of premanufactured choices available as well as endless custom options, this can be a challenge. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing a kitchen sink: Size & Shape.

10 Gorgeous Washington, DC, Metro Area Kitchens that Feature White Cabinets

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Below we’ve highlighted 10 kitchens we’ve designed in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC areas that flawlessly showcase all the amazing aspects of installing white kitchen cabinets. White Kitchen Cabinets in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. White cabinets aren’t only in style, they brighten up the space of any kitchen, making it look larger and more elegant.

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

Architectural Ceramics

Here, the client’s kitchen in their Maryland home brings back a bit of the beach with the use of our 6×12 glossy tile in Cotton. School’s out for summer. The sun is shining. It’s only natural that we all want to run for the Rehoboth beaches. Better yet, let’s collect bits of sea glass off the beaches of southern Spain. In the meantime, here’s one of Architectural Ceramic’s own collections: Naturals.

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Fishman Flooring Solutions Celebrates 100 Years of Business Success in 2019

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Fishman Flooring Solutions, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is the “Solutions Provider” distributor of flooring and flooring installation products. It has approximately 240 employees and 37 branches serving Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. BALTIMORE, MD.,

Aging in Place Kitchen Design

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Age-Friendly Kitchen Design in Maryland. If you live in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia and are interested in a custom kitchen design that can complement your more advanced stages of living, Jack Rosen can help. Many adults choose to stay in their homes as they advance into the older stages of their lives. This ensures the utmost comfort and convenience. As one of the most important parts of the home, the kitchen should be efficient and safe.