October, 2021

Join Tile of Spain USA on the Passport to Creativity Tour

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) will be returning to Spain this February for the 2022 edition of the “Passport to Creativity” tour.

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New Tech On Tile Demo! "Thank God!"

How to Floor Tile

In this photo I removed carpet to install engineered wood in a glue down format. Wasn't bad at all, just pull up the tack strip, pad, and carpet and haul it off. Not so with the kitchen and utility room.

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Curated Maximalism Inspired from Around The Globe

Garden State Tile Blog

There are few things more exciting than jumping on a plane and traveling to a new destination. The new sights, smells, people, and cultures all make for an exciting journey that will leave you inspired for years to come.

Spa-Like Design: Creating an Oasis in the Home

Decorative Materials

How Natural Stone And Porcelain Can Promote Spa-Like Tranquility. Nothing rejuvenates quite like a trip to the spa. Massages and fluffy bathrobes are wonderful, of course, but spa-based pampering goes far beyond these trademark treatments and amenities.

CEU-Tile and Stone Materials and Methods 

Realstone

Tile and Stone Materials and Methods. LIVE DIGITAL SEMINAR-PRESENTED BY REALSTONE SYSTEMS AND LATICRETE. October 20th 2021- Register Here > CEU Course for architects & designers.

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Eden Porcelain Stoneware Tile by Ragno: Timeworn Style with a Modern Feel

Rubble Tile

This month we spotlight a tile that brings a sense of classic style to your space. The Eden porcelain tile line by Ragno consists of beautifully crafted glazed porcelain stoneware that combines timeless shapes with artisan details and contemporary sizes. These high quality Italian tiles.

Tile of Spain Presents a New Web Series: “Meet the Makers”

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing over 120 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), invites you to meet the creative minds responsible for crafting some of the world’s most exquisite ceramic collections in its brand-new web series, Meet the Makers.

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Curated Maximalism Inspired from Around The Globe

Garden State Tile Blog

There are few things more exciting than jumping on a plane and traveling to a new destination. The new sights, smells, people, and cultures all make for an exciting journey that will leave you inspired for years to come.

Divine Italian Innovation: Porcelain Pavers

Decorative Materials

Outdoor Porcelain Design: Why Pavers Are Taking Over. When you imagine a modern outdoor living space, what do you picture? Pergolas and rope lights might come to mind, but what about flooring?

Tile Color Inspiration Room by Room

Why Tile

Searching for a tile color for your space? With so many attractive tile colors to choose from, settling on the perfect one can be a challenge.

"what Lies Under Your Old Laminate"

How to Floor Tile

While installing engineered wood flooring in glue down configuration, I had to remove the laminate flooring as I was installing the wood. After removing the vapor barrier that had been down for many years I found this. A damp spot.

25 Modern Backyard Home Office Sheds You Wouldn’t Want to Leave

Trendir Magazine

Remote work becomes more and more popular each year, encompassing ever more professions that don’t require workers to be at the office to perform their duties. And so does the rise of home office pods that you can plonk inside your garden, and enjoy working in peace and quiet.

Small Kitchen Appliances Help Support Healthy Cooking Needs During Pandemic And Beyond

JG Kitchens

I need a new refrigerator. The freezer side of my 15-year-old GE Profile side by side doesn’t work well any more. Fortunately for me, I don’t eat much frozen food, so the replacement can wait. Given how scarce major appliances are these days, that’s a blessing!

New Product Promises to Revolutionize Construction and Other Sectors

The A to Z of Building

Two scientists - José Ramón Albiol Ibáñez and Miguel Sánchez López - from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have developed and patented a new

How to Choose the Best Concrete Resurfacing Options

Onfloor Technology

Concrete doesn't age gracefully. That's for sure. Concrete Finish Concrete Maintenance Concrete Floor

Residential Architecture 101 – Specifications

Life of an Architect

Specifications are a critical part of the construction documents, and we are developing a standard for our residential projects. The post Residential Architecture 101 – Specifications first appeared on Life of an Architect.

How to Floor Tile - Untitled Article

How to Floor Tile

Engineered wood flooring offers a warm, inviting home environment. I've done enough to offer some advice to homeowners who might wish to install this material. It is less expensive the standard wood or exotic and glue down feels better than installing over moisture barrier.

Plant Delivery Services: An Overview for First Timers

Kitchen and Residential Design

When it comes to home decoration and aesthetics, there are so many things that one can do to beautify the home to make it livelier and more inviting. Paints and wallpapers do a great job of setting the tone of a room; art as well gives a home a lot of character.

Study Combines Medieval Building Principles with Futuristic Construction Techniques

The A to Z of Building

HiLO, the latest NEST unit, integrates medieval building principles with futuristic construction techniques. The two-story building unit with an attractive doubly-curved concrete roof and a novel

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Researchers Develop Ultra-Resistant and Self-Repairing Concrete Materials

The A to Z of Building

A collaborative study led by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Politecnico di Milano has resulted in a new ultra-resistant and self-repairing concrete

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Concrete Grinding and Polishing Must-Know Best Practices

Onfloor Technology

A newly refinished concrete floor can bring a whole new look and improved function to a venue, whether it is a shopping mall, warehouse, or residential garage. Providing concrete refinishing services can be a lucrative business, but only if you're doing it correctly.

Growing food in a balcony garden or other small spaces

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Sandie Clarke on Unsplash Growing vegetable plants doesn't require more than decent soil, lots of sunlight and paying attention. Notice that "a lot of room" isn't on that list. It's entirely possible to grow vegetables in pots for a balcony garden if all you have is a balcony.

Calcium Carbonate Concrete Has the Potential to Replace Conventional Concrete

The A to Z of Building

A new variety of concrete capable of reducing emissions can benefit the construction industry. Calcium carbonate concrete is produced from waste concrete and carbon dioxide from the air or industrial

Ep 086: Reimagining the Path to Licensure

Life of an Architect

Getting licensed as an architect is difficult. It requires considerable time and dedication but what if we reimagined the Path to Licensure. The post Ep 086: Reimagining the Path to Licensure first appeared on Life of an Architect.

Is Window Replacement Worth it in Texas

Kitchen and Residential Design

Window replacement is one of the most significant improvements Texas homeowners can make. Thus, the question "is it a good investment?"

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How to Prepare You House Against Winter Pests

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Ante Hamersmit on Unsplash Winter is just around the corner, and depending on which state or region you are currently residing in, the weather is definitely getting colder.

Why Quality Deck Materials Matter

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by JuniperPhoton on Unsplash A beautiful home requires a beautiful and durable deck. And a durable deck will only last longer and look good if you use suitable materials. Using cheap materials for your deck and completing it under a low budget can cost you a lot in the future.

Ep 085: Design and Fabrication

Life of an Architect

Design and fabrication is a topic that all architects discuss. How does it inform the creative process, who gets involved, why does it make sense? The post Ep 085: Design and Fabrication first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 085: Design and Fabrication at Life of an Architect.

Why You Need a Mold Removal Professional

Kitchen and Residential Design

What if we told you that from the twenty-one million reported asthma cases in the United States, 4.6 million are said to be associated with mold and dampness? Furthermore, a whopping 90 percent of chronic sinus cases are associated with mold.