January, 2022

Ceramic Tile Selection: A Guide to Choosing Format, Color, and Decorative Relief

Tile of Spain USA

One of the most exciting aspects of architectural and interior design is experimentation. Design provides an outlet to play with colors, dabble in shapes, mix and match textures, explore patterns and expand creative boundaries, to craft a space that is as unique as the individual who inhabits it.

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New Range: Design Patterned Wall & Floor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Looking for a way to add some interest to your home? Unleash your inner interior designer with the Design range of patterned wall and floor tiles. Patterned tiles are nothing new, in fact, they were at their most popular during the Victorian period, when encaustic tiles began being mass-produced.


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What Your Unopened Box of Tile Could be Hiding

How to Floor Tile

On a current job I returned 5 boxes of tile and one box was so heavily damaged all I returned was the box with a forklift hole in it that destroyed the entire box of tile. Too many tiles were broke or chipped so I returned them to HD who had no problem with the exchange.

Every 2022 Color of the Year From the Top Color Experts

Why Tile

Every year, color experts and paint companies choose a color or color palette they feel best represents the current time.

Ceramiche Keope obtains WELL Building Standard V2® certification

Ceramics of Italy

In a further demonstration of its commitment to human beings and the environment, Ceramiche Keope has gained WELL Building Standard V2 ® certification.

Revamp your Fireplace with Dimensional Tile


Looking for a way to give an exuberant face lift to your fireplace surround? Light bounces across dimensional tile angles and facets and causes spectacular glaze shifts.

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“The New Headquarters of the Valencia Construction Sector Employment Foundation”: A 2021 Tile of Spain Awards Winning Project

Tile of Spain USA

Receiving top honors in the Architectural category of the 2021 Tile of Spain awards is “ The New Headquarters of the Valencia Construction Sector Employment Foundation ” an expansive educational warehouse designed by MRM Arquitectos.

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Top Issues Impacting 2022 Real Estate Reflect Wellness Design Priorities

JG Kitchens

One of the issues facing the real estate industry across the country, not just in my neck of the woods, is a shortage of housing, (especially affordable housing). It's one of the six top issues with wellness design ramifications that I wrote about in my latest Forbes.com piece.

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Beloved Dutch Porcelain Tile Collections In Stock in the U.S. & on Display at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

Dutch Tilemakers, Mosa, are known as innovators in the porcelain tile space. For many years they’ve created design-forward concepts that are highly eco-friendly and suitable for both residential and commercial spaces. The Core Collection underscores the timeless quality of Mosa products by bringing together three.

Objectives for 2022

Life of an Architect

There will be plenty of changes for the Life of an Architect in 2022, mostly in an attempt to keep my sanity, so I am taking a look at my objectives for 2022. The post Objectives for 2022 first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Objectives for 2022 at Life of an Architect.


Masterpiece from Lea Ceramiche wins Archiproducts Design Award 2021

Ceramics of Italy

Adding yet another achievement to Lea Ceramiche’s pursuit of excellence, the Masterpiece collection designed by Ferruccio Laviani has won the “Finishes” category of the Archiproducts Design Awards 2021.

When & How to Redo Your Flooring

Onfloor Technology

Our floors play an essential role in our home; they act as a support for the rest of the constructions. But over time, they start to deteriorate and become damaged or spoiled by external factors like water, animals, or accidents. If you find yourself with some lousy flooring, it is good to know that you can always redo it. You can choose to do it yourself or hire a professional to do the job for you.

Is Power Washing Better Than Pressure Washing? (Pros & Cons)

Kitchen and Residential Design

Towards the end of fall, you probably noticed that your home and patio areas have become dingy and dirty throughout the season. Like any homeowner, you want to keep your home clean, and you start thinking about doing it yourself or hiring a professional to get rid of stains and algae growth.

Six Big Picture Wellness Design Trends For 2022

JG Kitchens

As always, our homes play a supporting role in our lives. In addition to sheltering us, they provide sustenance, comfort, entertainment and functionality. COVID has really driven that point home, hasn't it?

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Bigger, Better Kitchen Pantries Are A Covid-Inspired Wellness Design Trend

JG Kitchens

Pantries have gotten more important since millions of Americans started cooking and eating more at home in the past two years. Bulk storage has been a pandemic trend, but it's not always ideal for making fresh, healthy meals for yourself and your household. .

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Creating a Work from Home Policy

Life of an Architect

Creating a Work From Home Policy is a vital part of any business and there are a lot of considerations to work through as we move on from business as usual. The post Creating a Work from Home Policy first appeared on Life of an Architect.

091: Architects and Traveling

Life of an Architect

Traveling is an important part of being an architect - Seeing different cultures, climates, materials, and spatial solutions is an ongoing life adventure. Welcome to Architects and Traveling. The post 091: Architects and Traveling first appeared on Life of an Architect.


Planning a Home Renovation: A Guide

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Milivoj Kuhar on Unsplash Home renovations are a fantastic way to put your own stamp on a property in the US, make it the most comfortable and functional place for your lifestyle, and can even add value to your property.

What To Look For In A Home Appliance Repair Company

Kitchen and Residential Design

Hiring the services of a trusted home appliance repair company is essential for managing your home appliances. Yes, you might not require appliance repairs daily, but calamities are bound to happen, and you might experience issues with your machines at home, which you can’t fix all by yourself.

Teaching Statement for Architecture

Life of an Architect

I am working on a project that I have never completed in my career: a teaching statement for architecture. This is a new challenge for me and one I am working my way through.

What Are the Easiest Home Improvements You Can Make?

Kitchen and Residential Design

Do you want to upgrade your standard of living? Are you looking for a way to increase the value of your home ? If so, one of the best ways to do so is to add a few home improvements. When people think about renovation projects and upgrades, they usually think about big-ticket items.