October, 2018

White Tiles at The London Tile Co.

The London Tile Co.

In any area that involves creativity you will always find classics; a little black dress, an armchair, even a ball point pen. Often overlooked as boring or too simple, we believe that the white tile is a classic that deserves more recognition.

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Tile of Spain teams up with Garden State Tile for a one-of-a-kind CEU event

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain recently teamed up with the highly sought after tile, stone and wood distributor Garden State Tile for a “Tile and Tapas” CEU event at Garden State Tile’s ultra-modern, high-tech architectural and design showroom in Philadelphia.

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Events: Vienna Colormix 2018 with Sherwin Williams

Architectural Ceramics

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Colormix CEU Event in our Vienna showroom in partnership with Sherwin Williams. We took a look at the color trend forecast for 2019 in the form of six fabulous color palettes: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist, and Raconteur.

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Natural Slate & Glass Tile Bathroom Installation

Tile Excellence

Natural Slate & Glass Tile Bathroom Installation Natural stone slate tile is a very beautiful multi-color material that is not really a contemporary look but an all natural look. So it wouldn't seem that it would mix well with a modern contemporary glass tile look.

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How To Cut Glass Tile Video Explanation.

How to Floor Tile

Probably one of the most popular posts on this blog and viewed many thousands of time is how to cut glass tile. Still working an in depth video but I am sure this will help. Know that any glass tile can be cut with a wet saw.

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Fresco For Forward Fashion

Diary of a Tile Addict

The prototype Fresco design by Naxos.

October Featured Tiles: Concrete Effect Reflections & Malmo

The London Tile Co.

Whether you’re into cosy afternoons in front of the fire (or Netflix!), long autumnal walks or something a bit more spooky, October is here to satisfy your cravings.

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Get Your Home Ready to Sell with These Easy Updates

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A beautiful color scheme makes any home a buyer’s favorite. Image: Wayfair When getting your home ready to sell on a busy market, it may not make sense to take on big home improvement projects.

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Natural Slate & Glass Tile Bathroom Installation

Tile Excellence

Natural Slate & Glass Tile Bathroom Installation Natural stone slate tile is a very beautiful multi-color material that is not really a contemporary look but an all natural look. So it wouldn't seem that it would mix well with a modern contemporary glass tile look.

Tub Shower Demo Easy Way

How to Floor Tile

For those of you intrepid DIY'ers here is some advice from one who has done a lot of these. There are a number of things I don't like, like dust, tile shards everywhere, extended clean up, messy work site. So, I like the easy way and this short video might help even if you are experienced. Some showers are constructed in such a way that you will have no choice but to make a huge mess. Sorry, but they really built the heck out of showers a long time ago.

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Go Curbless Shower For Safety And Style

Conestoga Tile Blog

Photo courtesy of Cotto D’Este. In a generation where technology and innovations continue to make our lives easier, homeowners have begun to adopt innovative designs to increase their home’s functionality.

Product Benefits That Benefit Pros || James Hardie’s Contractor Alliance Program

Building Moxie

*. This is a partnered post with James Hardie Industries. 8 Million North American Homes Served. I remember clearly the first time I ran my hand over it. Of course, I didn’t know what this “new” siding product was.

15 Wall Covering Ideas To Fall in Love With

Trendir Magazine

Are you trying to think of the best way to create a unique accent wall for the living room? Or maybe you’re trying to bring an offbeat vision to life in the new baby’s nursery? There are so many different routes to take.

12 Covered Outdoor Living Areas to Maximize Patio Usage During Cooler Months

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

With the kids back in school, your calendar is probably heating up. But just when an evening spent relaxing on the patio is most needed, the cooling temperatures seem to conspire against you. But there is good news!

Easel Does It

Diary of a Tile Addict

Amani brown from Level, an Emilgroup brand. Having just returned from an Italian exhibition triple-header – Cersaie, Technargilla, and Marmomacc – I found myself contemplating just how would I display today’s XXL porcelain slabs if I was a tile retailer.

Polycor, Indiana Limestone Co. Merge

Stone Update

Deal enlarges Polycor’s base as largest North American dimensional-stone producer. Featured Latest News

Introducing Gem Vetrite Glass Slabs!

The Habitus Collection

Vetrite, a collection of large-format glass tiles and slabs by SICIS. A product made with fabric and polymeric film that is used as cladding for a variety of surfaces.

Go Curbless Shower For Safety And Style

Conestoga Tile

Photo courtesy of Cotto D’Este. In a generation where technology and innovations continue to make our lives easier, homeowners have begun to adopt innovative designs to increase their home’s functionality.

15 Basement Bar Designs To Finish Off That Man Cave

Trendir Magazine

Transforming the basement into something a bit more cozy and fun for the boys is a nice sentiment, but if all you’ve got is a couch down there, you’re just not doing the space or your beau justice. Why not add a bar to round it out?

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Building a House

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

What started as a lazy Saturday afternoon looking at model homes soon turned into a full-scale homebuilding project. That’s how my husband and I went from a pair of looky-loos to building our own home over the course of a year.

Projecting Pattern & Pizzazz

Diary of a Tile Addict

Anais, Oslo, and Mediterranea by Codicer. In a world dominated by concrete-effect tiles, white marbles and subtle neutrals, it is always refreshing to come across a stand at Cersaie that is all about colour, pattern, and daring to be different.

Original Style’s Winchester Elements Collection Now at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

We’ve been both huge fans and happy partners with Original Style for some time now, and through that we’ve had the pleasure of watching their designs and products evolve. Original Style knows that trends are never set in stone. They’re amorphous and ever changing, so.

Marmomac: 68,000, Again

Stone Update

International stone show in Verona, Italy, in September keeps pace with last year’s attendance; non-Italian visitors increase. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Spotlight on Matter Planning + Design: Putting Clients First

As The Tile Turns

Boasting over three decades of expertise in creative, technical, and management pursuits, Matter Planning + Design's team has an impressive history in a rapidly-changing industry.

12 Feminine Ways To Style Your Coffee Table

Trendir Magazine

While many may not think much of their coffee table, other then it holds drinks when needed or tired legs after a long day, your coffee table can make or break your space.

Do You Live in One of Orkin’s Top 50 Rattiest Cities?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Today, Orkin released its annual Top 50 Rattiest Cities List. The list is based on the metro areas where Orkin has conducted the most rodent treatments (residential and commercial) from September 15, 2017 through September 15, 2018. Do you live in one of the rattiest cities in America?

Just Draw it Up

Life of an Architect

There is a request that I receive a few times a week that I thought I would finally talk about in an effort to shed some light on a fairly taboo subject.

Secrets To Creating A Home With Showhouse Style

The Ace of Space

A star is born. Nestled in a sleepy suburb on the outskirts of Atlanta, is a burgeoning community created to meet the needs of professional creatives that are part of the film-making ecosystem.

Natural Stone Institute Partners with STONEX Canada

Stone Update

Industry group works with Toronto hard-surfaces show slated for late November. Featured Association Beat News

Six Preventive Maintenance Jobs in the Home That You Should be Doing

Kitchen and Residential Design

As a homeowner, you know better than anyone that things can go wrong when you least expect it. Whether through wear and tear, environmental factors, or even weather damage, home repairs are unfortunately just part of home ownership.

Secrets To Maximizing Your Small Living Area

Trendir Magazine

Whether you live in a studio apartment or in a beautiful large home finding space to keep all your stuff is always a hassle. Even when you think you have found space, somehow the room ends up not being large enough for all of your necessities.

Creating a Home Gym That Makes You Want to Exercise

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Nothing beats being able to exercise at your convenience – and in the comfort and privacy of your own home. No driving in traffic, showering with strangers, wondering if the exercise equipment has been disinfected recently or being too hot or too cold.

010: What Makes You a Designer

Life of an Architect

There are many things I do during a typical day – designing “stuff” is just one very small portion – but I still consider myself a designer more so than a project architect. Since I work at a smallish firm, everyone wears many hats and nobody has just one task or label.

WRW Chooses Incentive TEC for ECO Housing Development

The A to Z of Building

National construction business WRW has chosen Incentive Tec, part of Incentive FM Group, to provide a range of services at a new eco-friendly housing development in Bruton, Somerset. Under the terms

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Online Sign-Up Starts for Coverings 2019

Stone Update

Free registration for early-April industry event in Orlando. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

How To Make Your Kitchen More Glamorous

Kitchen and Residential Design

Many people want to make their home look glamorous but struggle when it comes to designing their kitchen. Finding the right mix of practical and glamorous can be difficult but the good news is that it is possible to achieve this.

10 Decorating Ideas For A Stunning Halloween Table

Trendir Magazine

Whether you’re thinking about hosting a spooky yet elegant Halloween party or you simply want to change up your décor according to the fun holiday, decorating your table is a way to go.