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Rio Inspirations

JG Kitchens

This is the first time they’ve ever been played in South America. Are you watching the Olympics, too? The games are fascinating, but so is the setting. The location is not without its controversy, but that’s for someone else’s blog to cover. I’m sharing those elements of Rio and Brazil that fascinate and inspire me in a new Pinterest Board. Enjoy! Coffee art, inspired by Brazil’s leading export. Photo Courtesy: eBay

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Installation Equation: A Patchwork of Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

For her tile project, our client Paola Devis was drawn to cement tiles, because, “I grew up in South America—this was the floor in my grandmother’s house as well as historic houses in my hometown,” she says. Before we share a great new project, we wanted to toot our horn a bit. Design*Sponge recently did a q-and-a with Melanie and Marcos on cement tile—to reboot their Ask an Expert series. Be sure to check it out.

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Cool Cobogós

Diary of a Tile Addict

The 17th Expo Revestir – South America’s largest and most influential exhibition of ceramic tiles, surface solutions, and bathroom design – will take place from 12th to 15th March 2019 at Transamérica Expo Center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Stylish Amsterdam Home Dotted with Eccentric Decorations

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Or a mirror, whose spokes recall the sun that warms the African savannah, mixed with a reproduction of a scarlet ibis, a bird indigenous to South America, that is the undisputed star of the living room thanks to its bright orange colour.” Amsterdam-based studio Cocoon Living transformed a large three-story house into a contemporary home for a travel-loving family.

Metallic and Marble Masterpieces

Diary of a Tile Addict

The 17th Expo Revestir – South America’s largest and most influential exhibition of ceramic tiles, surface solutions, and bathroom design – will take place from the 12th to 15th March 2019 at Transamérica Expo Center, in São Paulo, Brazil.

ThyssenKrupp Installs High-Speed Elevators at One World Trade Center

The A to Z of Building

ThyssenKrupp has installed the fastest elevators in North and South America at One World Trade Center in New York. The technology group also supplied stainless steel for the spire of the tower.

Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

Architectural Ceramics

Importers are speaking with Central and South American countries. Now we are looking to South America, Mexico, and India for these products. Many people have asked us about how the newly implemented Chinese tariffs will affect the tile and flooring industry. They wanted us to go into detail about the actual tariffs and their impact. Here it is.

LaRochelle Cement Tiles For A Beautiful Deck

The Cement Tile

Just look at the plazas and cafes of Europe, South America and North Africa. A Beautiful Deck. Cement tiles are beautiful in outdoor spaces, like decks and patios. Through wear and tear and heat and rain, these cement tiles retain their vibrant looks. So they’re ideal for your outdoor space. Just take a look at this gorgeous deck that a client recently installed.

Majestic Magma And Much More

Diary of a Tile Addict

The 17th Expo Revestir – South America’s largest and most influential exhibition of ceramic tiles, surface solutions, and bathroom design – will take place from12th to 15th March 2019 at Transamérica Expo Center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Cement Tile Pattern Sets Theme for Resort Restaurant

Tile Talk

The use of cement tile in high-traffic areas is quite common throughout Europe and South America where it can be seen on the floors of centuries-old churches, homes and businesses. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Pattern adds detail and interest and often, very secretly infuses subtle meaning into a design. While color creates the atmosphere, the pattern''s motif provides a sense of style and place when executed correctly ? especially in commercial hospitality design for restaurants.

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Granada Tile’s Fez Cement Tiles Is The Welcome Mat In A Colorado Home

The Cement Tile

Paving the streets, main squares and outdoor spaces of Italy, France, Morocco and South America, they’ve survived the scuffle of feet over hundreds of years, retaining their bright, distinctive beauty. When editor in Chief Kate Meyers of Colorado Homes and Lifestyle moved into her best friend’s home, she chose Granada Tile’s Fez cement tile to delineate the front foyer and put her own spin on the house.

Tile Is A Trend Lonny Editors Want To Stick Around

The Cement Tile

Of course, knowing the long history and incredible durability of cement tiles — for proof, just look to the beautiful outdoor plazas and the colorful interiors of South America, North Africa and Europe. As 2017 slides into 2018 and the trend forecasting begins — what’s in, what’s out, what to keep, what to throw away — we were excited to see that tile remains high on the list of trends that Lonny editors want to stick around.


CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

shared a video demonstrating how they have used tile in orphanages, schools, medical clinics, homes, and community centers in fifteen countries in Central and South America and in Eastern Europe. The affiliation with Mountain Re-Source Center enables distribution of materials internationally as well, including to regions such as Central and South America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.”. CANTON, OH (Dec.

Introducing Granada Tile’s Latest Cement Tile Designs!

The Cement Tile

Inspired by ancient cultural patterns from North Africa, South America and Europe, Schatz has created stylish new designs rooted in history with a contemporary sensibility. As part of the continuing expansion of our flagship Echo Collection, Granada Tile is excited to introduce the Paul Schatz Group , a line of 13 new graphic tile designs.

Granada Tile in The July/August 2016 Luxe Magazine

The Cement Tile

This group of encaustic tile designs is inspired by ancient cultural patterns from North Africa, South America and Europe. Our latest cement tile collection, The Paul Schatz Group , is a winner right out of the starting gate.

10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

South Beach, the epicenter of Miami’s night life; image via Trip Advisor. Considered off-season to North Americans during the summer, Miami still attracts visitors from Europe and South America trying to escape the winter months. At night, it’s entertaining to take in the famed South Beach nightlife. A Trip to the South Pacific. It’s summer and your vacation is calling.

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A Clean Slate: How Rough Slate Can Have a Clean Aesthetic

Architectural Ceramics

The world’s second-largest producer and exporter of slate, takes us to South America. Notebooks, pencils, backpacks — August is a time when school supplies hit the shelves; and parents and kids alike stock up to prepare for the new year. Parents get their clean house back, and kids get to start off the new school year with a clean slate. Let’s hope they did their summer reading assignments, right?

Maison & Objet Americas Debuts in Miami

Kitchens for Living

Now its success has spawned a new version, Maison & Objet Americas which was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center May 12-15. Miami is at the crossroads between North and South America, both physically and culturally. M&O America’s Designer of the Year award went to Brazilian furniture designer Zanini de Zanine. A brooding and pensive Zanini de Zanine, Maison & Objet Americas Designer of the Year.

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The History of Ceramic Encaustic Tiles

The Cement Tile

When browsing our collections , you’ll find tile designs influenced by many regions and cultures, including Europe, South America, Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. At Granada Tile, we go above providing you with just the tile design you desire for your space. We give you background and share the encaustic tile history, so you can share what you’ve learned when you are entertaining and your guests are admiring your newly adorned home.

Truly Unique – Marble Countertops

Burgin Construction

Marble is a natural stone found in mountainous regions of North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Marble is a classic and visually striking choice for countertops. Marble has a crystalline nature that provides for the ability to be polished and has veins of mineral deposits that pattern it. Because this is a natural material, each piece is unique- no two slabs exactly alike. Marble develops a patina over time, reflecting your cooking history.

May Employee Milestones

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Jorge Garza celebrates his 10 th anniversary with ARDEX Americas on May 1. In 2009 Jorge’s job was expanded again, and he became the Regional Sales Manager for Latin America, which includes Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and the northern cone of South America. Jorge has been an integral part in building our business in Mexico and in Latin America. Jorge started his career with ARDEX in 2005 as a Manufacturer’s Representative in Mexico.