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.

Porcelain Paving Vs. Natural Stone

The London Tile Co.

It goes without saying that all paving materials will have pros and cons, but with porcelain fast becoming the material of choice for patios we wanted to see how it compares to another popular material: natural stone. The most common types of natural stone used for paving are sandstone, granite, slate and limestone – all of which have a beautiful natural look. PORCELAIN. NATURAL STONE. Natural material.

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Divine Italian Innovation: Porcelain Pavers

Decorative Materials

Outdoor Porcelain Design: Why Pavers Are Taking Over. A variety of innovative solutions are available, but few are as practical or as stylistically versatile as porcelain pavers, which are slowly starting to take over in Colorado. Design Natural Stone Product Pavers

Why Use Porcelain Tiles Outside?

The London Tile Co.

Not all tiles can be used outdoors, and you might have heard about using porcelain paving on your patio or in your garden – but why? Porcelain is the perfect choice for your outdoor paving, but only when 20mm thick or more. Porcelain Tiles & Paving Are Perfect For Outdoors.

Tiles in Disguise: Wood, Brick & Natural Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

From natural looking wood to vintage-style distressed brick, there’s no shortage of designs available. These tiles allow you to create the look of natural wood, stone & brick at a fraction of the cost and with little to no maintenance. Browse our range of natural and distressed style wood effect tiles online today. Our Absolute and Calacatta ranges both feature a subtle marbling, available in matching ceramic wall and porcelain floor tiles.

How To Care For Marble Or Natural Stone From?

How to Floor Tile

link] I personally do not advocate using Marble, Travertine and other natural stone in showers or wet areas because it is too soft and hard to maintain. I built this shower recently and all the tile looks like marble but it really is Porcelain and manufacturers copy natural stone for a reason. Trivets : While many stones can withstand heat, the use of trivets or mats is recommended. Sand, dirt and grit are abrasive and can damage natural stone.

PorcelPave Porcelain Paving: PorcelPave Cathedral

The London Tile Co.

Refresh Your Porcelain Patio Paving With PorcelPave Cathedral. It’s been a long trek to get to this point, so those dirty old block paving slabs need to go – and be replaced with stunning and hard wearing outdoor porcelain tiles! Why do I need porcelain patio slabs?

Our Florim USA Ethos Tile Adds the Look of Natural Stone

Conestoga Tile Blog

That’s the only way to describe Florim USA Ethos porcelain tile and we’re pleased to include it within our inventory. Source: Conestoga Tile Designed to mimic the appearance of natural stone tile , Florium USA has combined this look with the durability and and strength of porcelain. In fact, the only “downside” to the Florium USA Ethos porcelain tile collection is that it is an indoor only tile. Beautiful, durable, and reliable.

Spa-Like Design: Creating an Oasis in the Home

Decorative Materials

How Natural Stone And Porcelain Can Promote Spa-Like Tranquility. Design Natural StoneNothing rejuvenates quite like a trip to the spa.

Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

From porcelain to specialty ceramic, here are how a few materials compare in an exterior application: Porcelain & Glass. These two tile types are mentioned together, because porcelain and glass both undergo high heat and pressure when made. Porcelain tile, as a result of the production process, is a durable tile that is not only freeze and frost proof, but also fade resistant, slip resistant, and non-porous. Natural Stone & Specialty Ceramic.

Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. About Porcelain Tile. Why are large format tiles typically porcelain? Porcelain tile is fired at a higher temperature. It all equates to better durability and the ability to increase the size of surface area of porcelain tile. Porcelain tile is an excellent option for commercial or residential spaces. Chances are, it’s a porcelain tile.

Porcelain Paving Pros and Cons

The London Tile Co.

We stock a wide range of external tiles, which are often referred to as porcelain paving slabs, so we thought we would run through the pros and cons of this new-ish paving material. Pros of Porcelain Paving. Porcelain is strong and hard-wearing, meaning that it will last for years and often still looks the same as when it was installed. Stone and decking will require regular sealing and sometimes specialist cleaning products. Cons of Porcelain Paving.

Penny Round Tile Inspiration to Fill Your Home Renovation Idea Bank

Architectural Ceramics

From ceramic to porcelain and glass to marble, you’re sure to find something that fits your style and your wallet. What makes our Kiln & Penny Collection unique, is that the tile is made of a porcelain body instead of a ceramic one. This porcelain option allows you to cover the floors and walls for a modern take on a classic shape. This special-order natural stone mosaic is worth the wait. Tax Day.

Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

Architectural Ceramics

Check out the following tips below, organized into categories, to care for and maintain your porcelain, ceramic, glass or natural stone tile. Porcelain. Simply put, when it comes to porcelain tile, the care and maintenance required is almost none. Porcelain tile from AC’s Himalaya Collection , made to look like polished or matte marble. Porcelain tile is non-porous, stain-resistant and antimicrobial, which means it’s easy to take care of.

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10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

This hand-chopped and tumbled mosaic pairs two natural stones in black and beige tones, similar to those found in Lisbon. A natural red clay terra cotta tile, a machine-made ceramic, or a hand-made cement tile with a custom colorway — There is more than one way to incorporate red tile into a residential or commercial design. This unglazed porcelain tile is appropriate for wall and floor use. It’s summer and your vacation is calling.

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5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

Architectural Ceramics

The collection, shown above, features a dimensional mosaic in three natural stone marble choices: Thassos (pictured), Crema and Grigio. The trick, is that the glossy white pattern which is printed on a matte white porcelain body, goes almost unnoticed until light is reflected off of the tile’s surface. AC’s Invisible 9 Collection, displaying the nine pattern options printed on each 9″x9″ decorative porcelain tile.

Keeping Your Porcelain Patio Clean This Summer

The London Tile Co.

Though both natural stone and wood can be used for your patio, they are notoriously hard to clean, collecting dirt, weeds and mould. have decided to help make your life as easy as possible with our range of outdoor porcelain tiles. Due to the vitrification process the porcelain material undergoes, where the tiles are fired at high temperatures, they become impermeable to water, dust, mould and moss growth. Advice Indoor-Outdoor Tiles Outdoor Tiles Porcelain Paving

Tile with Money in Mind

Architectural Ceramics

Since we’re on the heels of our March Madness: ACI’s Final Four Tile Matchups blog, let’s round out a list in the same main tile types: porcelain, ceramic, glass and natural stone. Porcelain: This hard-wearing glazed porcelain tile from our Kiln & Penny Collection is a stoneware tile made to look like ceramic. Our Monroe Collection isn’t a ceramic, but a porcelain that looks like one. The deadline is here.

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Create an Outdoor Oasis with Porcelain Tile

Garden State Tile Blog

Whether you’re relaxing on the patio, entertaining on the rooftop, or cooking up a meal in your outdoor kitchen, one material reigns supreme for sustainability and durability in every season – and that’s porcelain tile. POOL: Canova 24″x24″ Grip Porcelain Paver.

Week of December 14th, 2020 – Game & Entertainment Rooms

Architectural Ceramics

Best Of Community Custom Designs Design HGTV Marble Natural Stone Porcelain Top 5 Design Posts of the Week Trends game rooms marble floors tile backsplash tile installation Top 5 top 5 design postsTop 5 Design Posts of the Week.

Alluring & Durable Porcelain Tile with the Timeless Charm of Metal

Rubble Tile

Yet like natural stone, the metals we use for our architecture and everyday items come from the earth. Milestone’s designers infused a timeworn metallic look to their latest porcelain tile offering, Element. When we think of metals, we often picture steel structures and skyscrapers. New Product

Tile Tour: A Master Bathroom Decked in White

Architectural Ceramics

Browse featured collections on our website using the Stone Products filter, where you’re able to sort by size, color and more. You can also consider these porcelain, ceramic and glass collections that include nice white tile options too: Gilt Brick. The arrow texture on this decorative glazed porcelain tile will point you in the right direction toward a unique tile installation.

Expect the Unexpected from Tile Variation

Architectural Ceramics

The same could be said when considering a handmade ceramic or natural stone, because the variation in the tile’s glaze or veining may surprise you. Architectural Ceramics is here to help you know what type of range, be it subtle or extreme, to expect from ceramic, porcelain and stone; and to know how best to prepare for it. Ceramic & Porcelain Variation. Porcelains too, can be made with a uniform look or to mimic veining found in natural stone.

4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

Architectural Ceramics

The dark rich tones of the natural wood vanity work well with the rich fabric-like texture of the tile. AC’s Kiln & Penny Collection, porcelain penny round in the color Petrolio. AC’s Kiln & Penny Collection is unique because it is a porcelain that looks like ceramic. The benefit is that it has the softness of a ceramic tile but the durability of a porcelain. Here, our DC client opted for natural stone in their shower-tub surround.

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March Madness: ACI’s Final Four Tile Matchups

Architectural Ceramics

Let’s see how your tile picks compare to a few of our own; and which material, porcelain, ceramic, glass or stone is favored to take it all. Porcelain. Durable, non-porous, predictable — Porcelain is an obvious choice when consistency is the name of the game. Our Bethesda Showroom Manager, Vanessa Pereira, likes the softness that comes from one of our hard-edged rectified porcelain collections: “My favorite new porcelain is Genesis.

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Get the Look of Hand-Finished Italian Travertine with a Contemporary Feel

Rubble Tile

The beauty of the natural world is often found in its smallest details—and the same is true with the beauty of human craftsmanship. When it comes to natural stone, it’s the slight variations in color, shape, and texture that help to create the unique, organic.

2CM Porcelain Pavers Stocked in the USA!

Garden State Tile Blog

High-style meets advanced durability with 2CM porcelain pavers from Garden State Tile – all manufactured in the USA! These 10 porcelain collections are the ideal for patios, pool decks, roof tops, outdoor kitchens, and more. Browse 2CM Porcelain Pavers from Garden State Tile.

Sealed with a Kiss: Hexagon Kiss Dipped Tile

Architectural Ceramics

From ceramic and porcelain to glass and marble, we have plenty of hexagon types to choose from. The Kiss Dip Hexagon, is a hand-made porcelain with several features that will make your heart flutter: available in 3.5″ This natural stone product, made of volcanic rock, is available in large format field tiles like 16″x16″ and 12″x24″ or mosaics like a 1″ and 3″ hexagon.

Sophisticated surfaces with Maximum impact

Diary of a Tile Addict

Agata, Amazonite, White Beauty, Grey Beauty, Calacatta Bellissimo, Arabescato Orobico, and Rock Salt are the latest editions to this best-selling premium porcelain collection; while Roc de Bourgogne, and Solida are new colour ranges in the Stone Effects category. Agata Atena by Fiandre.

The Rich Hues & Varied Tones of Rubble Tile’s New Porcelain Collections

Rubble Tile

Variations in tone, shade, and hue are some of the most prominent features of natural stone tile. We’re excited to introduce two new porcelain tile collections by Mediterranea that use color variation to replicate the beauty of natural stone. And the most sought after.

How To Choose Your Tile Material

The London Tile Co.

There are 3 materials that you’ll find everyone talking about, ceramic, porcelain and natural stone. Porcelain. Available as glazed, unglazed and polished, Porcelain Tiles are a popular choice in kitchens and bathrooms. Also made using clay, Porcelain is fired at a much higher temperature, this improves many of the qualities Ceramic tiles already have. Benefits of Porcelain Tiles. Natural Stone. Benefits of Natural Stone Tiles.

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Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

Architectural Ceramics

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. Our Naturals Collection is a natural choice to showcase a 3″x6″ glass subway tile option. To learn more about this collection, read our blog entry, It’s Only Natural: AC’s Glass Tile Collection. Losing weight. It stinks.

Everything You Should Know About Porcelain Countertops

Garden State Tile Blog

Porcelain countertops are about to take over the commercial and residential design industry – and for good reason. Engineered to provide unique style and endurance for both interior and exterior applications, the technology behind Crossville’s new 12mm thick 100% porcelain slabs outperforms alternative countertop surfaces such as natural stone, engineered quartz and laminates. While other materials may stain, crack or yellow, porcelain is designed to last.

Sensational Stone Simulation

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, contractors, and specifiers alike. Barriers between natural stone and ceramics in the tile sector have long since broken down.

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What’s New: 2CM Porcelain Pavers Made in the USA!

Garden State Tile Blog

High-style meets advanced durability with 2CM porcelain pavers from Garden State Tile – all manufactured in the USA! These 10 porcelain collections are the ideal for patios, pool decks, roof tops, outdoor kitchens, and more. Browse 2CM Porcelain Pavers from Garden State Tile.

Can I Use Porcelain Tiles Outside?

The London Tile Co.

Porcelain is ideally suited to use outdoors as it is extremely strong and hard-wearing. Often natural stone or concrete slabs are used on patios, however these materials can require regular cleaning and sealing, and can look a little old fashioned. If you are looking for a long-lasting and modern looking alternative to traditional paving products, porcelain is the perfect choice. Benefits of Using Porcelain Tiles Outside.

Rubble Tile’s Newest Stone-Look Porcelain Collections, Tudor Stone & Kensington

Rubble Tile

Stone-look porcelain has come a long way. With today’s technology, it’s possible to use porcelain tile in place of natural stone tile without sacrificing beauty, elegance, or even luxury. Designers and homeowners choose porcelain over stone for a number of reasons, but the most compelling.

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Three New Porcelain Collections, Stocked in the USA!

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile is pleased to introduce three new, natural stone-inspired porcelain collections – Countryside, Terrace, and Tuscany – all made and stocked in the USA! A modern reinterpretation of a neo-industrial cement-look combined with rustic stone.

Get the Look of Marble with Rectified Polished Porcelain

The Tile Doctor

Material - Tile, Natural Stone, Marble marble rectified polished porclain tile If you are like me, you’ve always liked the look of polished marble. It seems rather elegant and classy, wouldn’t you say? It is also pricey. It is heavy and much harder to cut than other tile. The price hovers around $5-6 a square foot. That’s why you need to.

Why External Porcelain Paving is a Safer Choice for Your Patio

The London Tile Co.

have made sure that all our external porcelain paving tiles have a minimum R11 slip resistance rating. PorcelPave engineered porcelain is extremely strong and hard-wearing. Much more scratch resistant than natural stone or concrete. Stunning stone effect with a realistic silver-grey travertine effect, Athena Silver is perfect for adding a natural look to patios. See our full range of outdoor porcelain tiles here.

10 Benefits of Outdoor Porcelain Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Want to know why everyone’s buzzing about external porcelain tiles at the moment? Read on to find out why people are choosing porcelain over traditional materials like cement, stone and wood. 10 Benefits of Outdoor Porcelain Tiles. Strong – At double the thickness of a standard indoor tile our external porcelain is very strong and hard-wearing. we stock two ranges of external porcelain for you to choose from.

Quantum Of Quartz

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Hard Surfaces & Natural Stone Show is fast approaching. From 30th April to 2nd May 2019, buyers visiting ExCel, London, will be presented with a powerful line up of ceramic, porcelain, conglomerate, ultra compact, and natural stone surface solutions, making this a must-visit event for retailers, distributors, contractors, and specifiers alike. Barriers between natural stone and ceramics in the tile sector have long since broken down.

Soft and Stonelike

Diary of a Tile Addict

Committed to providing the best solutions for floors, walls, worktops, and steps, they take inspiration from nature to create comforting and calming products for the home. Soft, subtle textures, and a choice of three different reliefs, these 300mm by 600mm formats offer a gentle style of stone. The shape and relief provide the essence of modernity whilst the varied texture offers a reminder of nature and ancient builds. Living Ceramics takes surfaces very seriously.