Open Door Policy

KB Culture

And here's a little something for the absent-minded among us. This clever door-within-a door feature [aka, 'AddWash'] is quite the convenience.

Consider the Endless Marble Flooring Design Possibilities

Conestoga Tile Blog

However, it can be easily scratched so if you do install honed marble, you’ll want to adopt a “no shoes” policy in the home.

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Diary of a Tile Addict

At CDW, many flooring and surface showrooms have an open door policy, so Clerkenwell is well worth a visit during the day. The Specifier’s Guide to Flooring from Kick-Start Publishing.

Crossville, Inc. Wins CTDA Supplier of the Year Award

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Members rate up to three suppliers each on the following criteria: leadership, marketing, training, technology, communication, policies, and product shipment and support. Congratulations to Crossville, Inc. on winning the second annual CTDA Supplier of the Year award!

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Aqua Mix® Grout Release

CUSTOM Insights Blog

It’s like an insurance policy, making the cleanup of typical grout residue faster and easier. Have you ever experienced grout sticking to your tile making cleaup time consuming? There is a better and more efficient way to work. Many common tile types, including porcelain and stone, can pose a challenge during the grouting process. Natural stone, textured tile, matte unpolished porcelain tiles, or tiles with a coating commonly pose a challenge when cleaning grout haze or residue.

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Benefits of Pre-Sealing Cement Tile

Tile Talk

This optional step is a great insurance policy to protect your tiles from the hazards of installers while making sure the grout is easily removed. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile.

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Aqua Mix® Grout Release

CUSTOM Insights Blog

It’s like an insurance policy, making the cleanup of typical grout residue faster and easier. Have you ever experienced grout sticking to your tile making cleaup time consuming? There is a better and more efficient way to work. Many common tile types, including porcelain and stone, can pose a challenge during the grouting process. Natural stone, textured tile, matte unpolished porcelain tiles, or tiles with a coating commonly pose a challenge when cleaning grout haze or residue.

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Aqua Mix® Grout Release

CUSTOM Insights Blog

It’s like an insurance policy, making the cleanup of typical grout residue faster and easier. Have you ever experienced grout sticking to your tile making cleaup time consuming? There is a better and more efficient way to work. Many common tile types, including porcelain and stone, can pose a challenge during the grouting process. Natural stone, textured tile, matte unpolished porcelain tiles, or tiles with a coating commonly pose a challenge when cleaning grout haze or residue.

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Avente Tile Talk: Innovation, possibilities and technology in ceramic.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Innovation, possibilities and technology in ceramic tile. This past week I attended an event in Boston that was hosted by Tile of Spain which showed the advances that have been made in ceramic tile.

Avente Tile Talk: Artist Series Cement Tile Collection Grows with.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Artist Series Cement Tile Collection Grows with Guillermo & Tania. By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry.

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Avente Tile Talk: Creative floor tiling

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, November 27, 2012. 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.

Avente Tile Talk: Avente Tile Owner Selected to Participate in.

Tile Talk

From strict sale policies, to reduced prices and no sales tax, the internet has created a new frontier for the industry to navigate. Comment Policy. Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Avente Tile Owner Selected to Participate in Coverings Discussion.

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Avente Tile Talk: Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design. By Selena Madden. As a recent Art History graduate from Loyola Marymount University, the Arts of Islam became a favorite subject among the various cultures and styles I studied. Iran or Central Asia, 15th Century.

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Avente Tile Talk: New & Old Cement Tile Patterns Heat up the Strip

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, April 29, 2014. New & Old Cement Tile Patterns Heat up the Strip. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Greetings from Las Vegas! This week Im in Las Vegas making my yearly pilgrimage to Coverings 2014 , an annual tile trade show.

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Avente Tile Talk: The Buyer's Guide to Ceramic Tiles

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The Buyers Guide to Ceramic Tiles. Ceramic tiles are materials that can add glamor and value to any part of your home. Although initial cost can be expensive, these tiles are easy to maintain and can stand the test of time.

Avente Tile Talk: Portuguese Ceramic Tile: Architectural History and.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Portuguese Ceramic Tile: Architectural History and Preservation Through the Ages. Ceramic tile façade in Portugal.

New Study Findings Reveal Several Widespread Performance Issues Faced by Building Owners

The A to Z of Building

A new study entitled "Optimizing the Owner Organization: The Impact of Policies and Practices on Performance" has recently been published by Dodge Data & Analytics as part of its

Avente Tile Talk: Tile Mosaics at the Cologne Cathedral

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Tile Mosaics at the Cologne Cathedral. Recently I had the pleasure of traveling to Cologne, Germany as part of BlogTour Cologne and while I was there I visited The Cologne Cathedral.

Avente Tile Talk: Carter's Hand-Painted Ceramic Tiles, Murals and.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Carters Hand-Painted Ceramic Tiles, Murals and Façades - Disappearing History. When I set out to write this blog article, I intended to put a few words to a photograph of the Poole Arms (in Poole, Dorset, UK,) with its striking green tile fa ç ade.

Avente Tile Talk: Fragments - Our New Cement Tile Accent Strips

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Fragments - Our New Cement Tile Accent Strips. Meet our newest line of cement tile: Fragments ! Its pretty easy to see that these tiny, tesserae have cement tile pedigree. Fragments Cement Tile Accent Strip.

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Avente Tile Talk: Patterned Tiles are Power Play at Coverings 2014

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Patterned Tiles are Power Play at Coverings 2014. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile.

NAW Update on Overtime Regulations

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

A number of members of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO), the business coalition NAW helps manage which is leading the effort in opposition to the proposed regulations, have met with OIRA (and the representatives of other federal agencies including the White House’s Domestic Policy Council, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and DoL) to explain in oftentimes granular detail, the impact of the rule. CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us.

Avente Tile Talk: Portuguese Ceramic Tile Artistry

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Portuguese Ceramic Tile Artistry. Panel of Portuguese ceramic tiles by Jorge Colaço (1922), representing Henry the Navigator at the Sagres Promonory. Lisbon, Pavilhão Carlos Lopes. Photo by Joaquim Alves Gaspar, Lisboa, Portugal.

Avente Tile Talk: California Dreaming: A Profile on ARTO Brick and.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, March 5, 2013. California Dreaming: A Profile on ARTO Brick and California Pavers. Los Angeles is a place where California history is still held sacred.

Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tile Tips for the Pattern Shy

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Cement Tile Tips for the Pattern Shy. — By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Weve been Playing with Pattern in Tile Design this month and shown you how Simple Patterns are Powerful !

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The Best Homeowners Insurance to Safeguard Your Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Shopping for the right home insurance policy on your own isn’t a simple or fun process. For that reason, we wanted to show you how to pick the best home insurance and the most important things to consider when searching for a provider and policy. It is essential an extended HO3 policy.

Avente Tile Talk: A tile shower installation- Time lapsed video.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, September 25, 2012. A tile shower installation- Time lapsed video/explanation. How to tile a shower in 48 seconds! Ah wouldnt that be nice but in reality it took a bit longer.

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The Ultimate Guide to Shopping at the 30 Best Online Furniture Stores for a Modern Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Return Policies Demystified When ordering online, a general rule of thumb for returns and exchanges is to save your receipt, save all packaging and contact the company right away if you discover damages or change your mind about the item(s). to 10% of order Return Policy: Good, 30 days.

Avente Tile Talk: Coverings 2013 Floors Attendees with New Tile.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Coverings 2013 Floors Attendees with New Tile, Stone Designs. Coverings 2013 lived up to, and exceeded, all expectations as THE Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience.

Avente Tile Talk: Go Green with Tile

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Sunday, March 17, 2013. Go Green with Tile. Project Pick: Create a Mosaic with Gourmet Garden Tiles. The green of Saint Paddys day, springing the clocks forward, and the warmer temperatures have us thinking about Spring and the outdoor garden.

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Avente Tile Talk: Step Up to Spanish Tile | September 2012

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Step Up to Spanish Tile | September 2012. Project Pick: Hand-Painted Spanish Ceramic Tile Risers Aventes Spanish Tiles are beautifully hand-painted in a variety of colors and patterns on ceramic bisque using time-honored techniques.

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Avente Tile Talk: Discover Design with Historic Spanish Tile.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Discover Design with Historic Spanish Tile Installations in Los Angeles. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile.

Avente Tile Talk: Pavers, Tiles and Fountains: Mediterranean.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Pavers, Tiles and Fountains: Mediterranean Gardens and Courtyards. It is a warm summer evening in the south of Italy and the garden beckons for company.

Avente Tile Talk: Tile Patterns: Playing with Pinwheel Designs

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Tile Patterns: Playing with Pinwheel Designs. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. The pinwheel pattern is a popular and versatile tile layout that adds great visual interest by integrating solid color with decorative tiles into a timeless design.

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Avente Tile Talk: Turkish Tile: Artistry Through the Ages

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Turkish Tile: Artistry Through the Ages. The significance of Turkish ceramic tiles occupies a prominent place in the history of Islamic art.

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Avente Tile Talk: Porcelain Tiles from Spain and the World Cup

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Porcelain Tiles from Spain and the World Cup. If you, like millions of others, watched the Brazil vs. Croatia soccer match that marked the start of the World Cup on June 12, then you saw the Arena Corinthians stadium in Brazil where the game was played.

Avente Tile Talk: The Bellagio Resort: A Mosaic Tile Showcase

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The Bellagio Resort: A Mosaic Tile Showcase. Image via Photographersnature.

Avente Tile Talk: The Tile and Stone Industry, Social Media and the.

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. The Tile and Stone Industry, Social Media and the Value of Pinterest.

Avente Tile Talk: Cheers! Looking forward to Tile in 2014

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Cheers! Looking forward to Tile in 2014. 2013 has been a year of tremendous growth, exciting change, stronger partnerships, and a lot of learning coupled with fun about a product I really love. Cuban Heritage Tile in Lobby.

Avente Tile Talk: Playing with Pattern in Tile Design

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Playing with Pattern in Tile Design. — Written by Bill Buyok , Avente Tile & Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. The natural world and everyday common objects can be the inspiration for decorative patterns.

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Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tile Tips for the Pattern Addict

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Cement Tile Tips for the Pattern Addict. — By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. The month of March was devoted to tile patterns and designs. Ive had so much fun and such a great response, Ive decided to continue playing with pattern through April!

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Avente Tile Talk: Ceramic Tile's Creative Nature

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Monday, October 29, 2012. Ceramic Tiles Creative Nature. Bathroom Blogfest 2012: Oct. 29 through Nov.

Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tile Stair Treads Provide a Great Look

Tile Talk

Comment Policy. Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Cement Tile Stair Treads Provide a Great Look. When considering handmade cement tile for an installation, customers often ask, "How do I finish a stair riser or stair tread with cement tile?"

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