May, 2018

Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

Architectural Ceramics

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. No matter the type of renovation, we can change the look of your home in a big way. About Porcelain Tile.

Neutral Tones & Tempting Texture From The Napoli Range

The London Tile Co.

Texture has been making waves in the tile world over the last year, following on from other popular trends like wood and stone effect – which both seem to be here to stay.

Tile of Spain Showcases Tile Innovations from over 85 Manufacturers at Coverings 2018

Tile of Spain USA

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Add Elegance to Your Patio with Black and White Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Tiles have been one of the most classic and beloved décor materials for centuries. The craft dates back to 20,000 BC when humans started making figures and objects using clay and other materials with in-ground kilns.

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Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The Aquarius range features natural stone effect wall and floor tiles as well as a modern decor tile in Dark or Moon grey. Bathroom Tiles Kitchen Tiles

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Now Trending: Notable Looks from Tile of Spain Manufacturers at Coverings 2018

Tile of Spain USA

This year, tens of thousands of attendees from every facet of the design community happened upon the Spain Pavilion at Coverings 2018, where the term eye candy took on a whole new meaning.

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3 DIY Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions for Your Spring Clean

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Get your home sparkling this spring, with eco-friendly cleaners. Image: Marlowe Hues Color & Design Spring cleaning is supposed to refresh your home. It’s a little counterintuitive, then, that traditional cleaning methods lean on harsh, often toxic chemicals to do the job.

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Outstanding Ornamenta

Diary of a Tile Addict

Deco by Ornamenta When it came to achingly beautiful tiles in all the current design trends, Coverings delivered in spades.

2018 Salone del Mobile Milano's Most Magnificent Marvels

As The Tile Turns

Every spring, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to beautiful Milano for the Salone del Mobile. This renowned conference brings the world's most talented designers together to acknowledge and celebrate their latest creations. In past years, the renowned trade fair has given rise to some of the industry's most electrifying developments.

Ways to Waterproof Your Kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

In a home, the kitchen is often the center of all activity.

May Featured Tiles: Echo & Temple

The London Tile Co.

We’re certainly getting a taste of every weather this year; from snow to a mini heatwave and back to de-icing our cars. Hopefully, warmer weather is on its way (again) and we can concentrate on summer plans and choosing new tiles. Our range of external porcelain tiles have been flying out of our warehouse and we cannot wait to see the exciting patios you are creating with them.

Latest Recipient of the FCICA Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship: Michael Lancaster

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Aliquippa, PA, May 3, 2018 – FCICA , the Flooring Contractors Association, in partnership with ARDEX Americas and nora systems, Inc. announced the 2018 1 st quarter recipient of the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Certified Installation Manager Program (CIM) Scholarship.

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8 Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Modern farmhouse kitchens are rustic and relaxing. Image: Todd Glowka Builder, inc Modern farmhouse style is a huge influence on kitchens right now. HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” propelled this warm and welcoming look into our kitchens in a big way.

Canine Collaboration

Diary of a Tile Addict

Coverings doghouses by Alyss Edwards, American Wonder Porcelain, and Casa Ceramica. Exhibition organisers have long shown ingenuity in adding value to their events. Educational seminars programmes. worthy and well received. Free food and drink … what’s not to like. Badges and tee shirts. why not?

Feel the Breeze with Tom Scheerer in House Beautiful Magazine

Cement Style

Pick up the May 2018 issue of House Beautiful and escape to the Bahamas with Tom Scheerer’s enchanting interior design featuring our handcrafted cement tile. Tom Scheerer’s designs are always inspired, and this Caribbean Colonial is no exception.

Ways to Update Your Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

It might seem like a superfluous task to fix up your home. You already live there and, as long as things work, you may feel fine with the way things are. However, taking the time to remodel and repair has beneficial effects on your cost of living, quality of life, and your overall health.

Ask An Interior Designer: Tips For Choosing Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Clare Phillips is an independent consultant on interior design and house building who has recently completed her own self-build project in Surrey. Having spent a significant amount of time choosing and styling tiles for her own contemporary five-bedroom home, we thought she would be the perfect person to give us some tips on choosing tiles. Clare has used a mix of large format grey and wood effect tiles in her home to create a modern feel with a touch of Scandinavian style.

Breton Gets Majority Stake in Tecnema

Stone Update

Italian firms will work together in ceramic-tile cutting and finishing machinery. Featured Industry News

5 Affordable Ways to Make your Home Feel More Luxurious

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Let us show you how to add affordable luxury into your home. Image: Polo MA Inc. Interior Design Creating a luxury retreat in your own home may seem like an expensive and overwhelming task.

10 Spring Trends To Spruce Up Your Space

Trendir Magazine

Spring is finally here! Which means it is time to spruce up the home and add a few key elements that will bring the cheery season directly into the home. The key is working with fun, trendy that are currently all the rage. Here are the latest Spring trends that will bring your home back to life.

Spanish Surprises

Diary of a Tile Addict

Granada by Oset. Tile of Spain’s many Spanish member companies promise to deliver a riot of pattern, colour and innovation at Coverings. Below are just a few of the beautiful new ranges that will be on show at Atlanta. Bernini by Saloni.

The Colorful World of Laminate Flooring

Kitchen and Residential Design

Flooring is not something that you would frequently consider as a key aspect of your home design. After all, when looking around your own or someone else’s home, you will rarely look at their floor first. Normally it’s their wallpaper, mirror or other decorative feature instead.

It’s The Real Thing!

Garden State Tile Blog

For the first time in its history, GST will be selling natural hardwood flooring. Luxury Hardwood now available at Garden State Tile! Sold exclusively at these Garden State Tile Showrooms: ~ Savannah, Charleston, Wall, Roselle Park, Bethlehem, Philadelphia ~. The post It’s The Real Thing!

Muehlbauer Recognized for ASTM Work

Stone Update

Natural Stone Institute tech director finishes six-year stint as chair of stone standards committee. Featured Association Beat News

4 Ways to Bring the Outdoors Inside, Without the Mess

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you like the outdoors, it’s natural to want to bring some of that beauty inside. However, Pinterest boards often suggest adding real branches and pinecones to your home decor in order to bring the outdoors inside — a potentially messy affair, and hard to accomplish if you live in an urban area.

Deck Trends That Are Taking Over The Outdoor Scenery

Trendir Magazine

Deck trends are always evolving, especially when the weather is getting warmer. This year deck trends are a little bit simpler yet put together and easy to incorporate at any time. The following deck trends are taking over the outdoor scenery, while still being charming and chic.

Winsome Wow

Diary of a Tile Addict

Mini Hexa Contract by Wow. As Tile Addict has observed is past posts, when a company that specialises in the design and production of special pieces for mainstream tile manufacturers creates its own commercial brand, the results can be spectacular.

Milestone’s Heritage Tile Collection: an Homage to the Natural World

Rubble Tile

It’s a brand new month and our trusted manufacturer, Florim USA, has undergone a brand new beginning. Now known as Milestone, the dual Italian-American tile manufacturer is moving toward the future while honoring the past. Their Heritage collection is the perfect embodiment of their embrace.

Smart Home Kitchen Intel — from RICKI

JG Kitchens

RICKI is the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence , a super-savvy market research company serving the industry. I asked for permission to share this graphic with you and they were happy to help. It’s overwhelmingly clear that convenience is the greatest motivator.

Pacific Shore Expands Caesarstone Partnership

Stone Update

Stone importer/wholesaler will now sell quartz-brand beyond California locations. Featured Company Insider News

4 Ways to Decorate with Antiques and Heirlooms

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Though antiques may carry special emotional relevance, randomly throwing them up on the wall risks making a home look outdated — or worse, trashy. But there are several ways to decorate with antiques to keep your house looking timeless.

Unearthing Inspiration From Top Talent

As The Tile Turns

Each year, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles pays tribute to talented Colorado designers that continue to inspire, innovate, and create breathtaking spaces. We connected with these notable individuals to unearth their design inspiration. Insider

Consummate Concreto

Diary of a Tile Addict

Concreto by Fabio Novembre for Ceramiche Lea. Concrete-effect tiles, for both walls and floors, have been a mainstay of international ceramic tile exhibitions for some years now.