April, 2019

Tile of Spain Heads to Coverings 2019!

Tile of Spain USA

In just one week, nearly 100 Spanish ceramic and stone manufacturers will be heading to Coverings 2019: The Global Stone & Tile Experience to showcase their latest products and innovations during North America’s premier event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry.

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Penny Round Tile Inspiration to Fill Your Home Renovation Idea Bank

Architectural Ceramics

Tax Day. It always goes one of two ways: receiving a refund or owing Uncle Sam a penny or two. If you plan to use your refund on a home renovation project, then Architectural Ceramics is here to fill your idea bank with inspiration.

Kitchen Case Study: Old Florida, New Vision

Kitchens for Living

One hundred years ago Addison Mizner brought Spanish style to Florida. Incidentally, the state’s written history begins with the arrival of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon in 1513.

CTDA is excited to announce the 2019 Supplier of the Year, Crossville, Inc!

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Last night at CTDA’s Coverings Happy Hour, Crossville, Inc. was announced as the Supplier of the Year. This is Crossville’s THIRD time winning this award and is the first supplier to do so!

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The Creative Genius of Maison Surface

As The Tile Turns

At Decorative Materials, we're proud to work with some of the world's most innovative designers. We love the unique visions that our favorite designers bring to life — particularly when they infuse classic concepts with new elements.

April Featured Tiles: Andalusia & Statement

The London Tile Co.

Will April bring the traditional showers, or are we heading for another early heatwave? Either way, we’re entering the perfect time to spruce up your home. Sometimes all you need to freshen up your space is a small change, and replacing that splashback or those old floor tiles could make all the difference. Take a look at this month’s Featured Tiles for inspiration, or browse our wide selection of wall and floor tiles online today. Andalusia.

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Preview 2019’s Top Tile Trends For American Homes — From Forbes.com

JG Kitchens

I’m in Orlando at the moment, checking out the latest tile innovations, products and trends at Coverings. Here’s an early look at the top looks at this massive tile expo. As you might expect, there’s eye candy for days!

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From Dilapidated To Delightful: A Neglected Back Bedroom is Converted Into a Modern Master Ensuite

Garden State Tile Blog

When it comes to adding personality to a functional space, many interior design professionals will suggest selecting the statement piece for the room and designing around that.

Rick Church, Executive Director of CTDA, will be chairing the panel debate on the Globalization of the Ceramic Tile Quality

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Rick Church, Executive Director of CTDA, The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, will be chairing the panel debate on the Globalization of the Ceramic Tile Quality which will take place at Qualicer 2020.

Denver Showroom Showcase: Bringing Our Favorite Floor Tiles to Life

As The Tile Turns

At Decorative Materials, we're passionate about finding design inspirations all around the world — but we also aim to incorporate these designs in a way that feels authentic to our beloved state of Colorado.

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15 of the Best Open Design Showers

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

One of the popular ways to get a sleek, modern bathroom is to opt for an open design shower. As the name suggests, these showers are typically fully open to the rest of the bathroom, or at least only partially covered. Many are even simply behind clear glass partitions.

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Beautiful Grey Bathroom Ideas – How To Bring A Timeless Touch

Trendir Magazine

Grey- a mid-ground color that seems to work best when it is accompanied by bolder hues yet can be quite the show stopper when it’s left to become the star of the room. That one shade that simultaneously works well in every room, every style and every time of year.

12 Different Ways to Lay Subway Tile

Architectural Ceramics

It’s Easter weekend. How are you celebrating with friends and family? If you have young children, they’re likely taking part in an Easter egg hunt. If you’re hunting for ways to update your traditional subway tile, then look no further.

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What’s On The Horizon for Residential and Commercial Tile Trends in 2019

Garden State Tile Blog

It’s been a pivotal few years for the tile and surface industry. From porcelain to cement to natural stone, new designs and innovations have lead to some of the most breathtaking new collections for both residential and commercial projects.

Awesome Araldica

Diary of a Tile Addict

From CEDIT by Florim comes a truly magical collection. The brains behind these bold and beautiful pieces is artist and graphic designer Federico Pepe.

Designing for a Masculine Aesthetic

As The Tile Turns

Stereotypes abound regarding masculine and feminine decor. Guys allegedly bemoan the loss of their bachelor pads, while women are thought to take over with flowers, pastels, and piles of throw pillows. In reality, however, interior design is rarely so simple.

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022: Residential Construction Costs

Life of an Architect

In the beginning, when you are starting to plan your budget for building a new house, residential construction costs are not that complicated unless you really want to make them that way.

Timeless Ways To Bring Traditional Style To Your Living Room

Trendir Magazine

Traditional living room décor has remained a staple and withheld the test of time due to comfort and ease. When it comes to decorating a living room being comfortable is key but with a high-end feel.

The Great Outdoors: Tile for Outside Applications

Architectural Ceramics

When you first think of landscaping your patio or other outside space, you probably don’t immediately think of tile. But tile is not just for your kitchen or bathroom – there are tons of great tiles for outdoor use.

2019 Texas, Tennessee Stone Study Tours Set

Stone Update

Natural Stone Institute sponsors journeys to Austin in June and Knoxville in August. Featured Association Beat News

Outdoor Oak and Cindered Cedar

Diary of a Tile Addict

This week Tile Addict is taking a look at ten stunning new ranges from Ceramics of Italy members that we are likely to see next week at Coverings. Wood-effect tiles are today’s focus, and we have two incredibly different interpretations of the wood-look to share.

Why Tile? A Style For Everyone

Conestoga Tile Blog

Amongst a variety of reasons, tile has been one of the most sought-after flooring and wall covering products in the industry. From health benefits to easy maintenance, tile is a tried-and-true fan favorite that even our ancestors loved.

Master Bathroom … Again

Life of an Architect

Apparently, I don’t like myself very much, I am basing this on all the evidence I have on hand … and I use the word “evidence” because the master bathroom in my current home is a crime scene.

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Unique Ways to decorate with Shiplap

Trendir Magazine

As the weather gets warmer and the trees finally begin to blossom for most of us, it’s time to redecorate the home to match the difference in the air. Which is where shiplap comes into play, but what exactly is shiplap? Unknown to many shiplap is actually part of the insulation of farmhouse homes.

Just Enough Tile is Not Enough Tile

Architectural Ceramics

You’ve measured your project space and know your total square footage, but there’s more to ordering tile than an accurate take-off. Ordering the bare minimum to cover your square footage is a recipe for disaster.

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Why Tile? A Style For Everyone

Conestoga Tile

Amongst a variety of reasons, tile has been one of the most sought-after flooring and wall covering products in the industry. From health benefits to easy maintenance, tile is a tried-and-true fan favorite that even our ancestors loved.

Translating Tessuto

Diary of a Tile Addict

This week Tile Addict is taking a look at ten stunning new ranges from Ceramics of Italy members that we are likely to see next week at Coverings. On today’s agenda are two companies playing with colour and texture to create their own disparate worlds with tile.

StatWatch January 2019: Granite Moving Up

Stone Update

Brazil drives initial month’s growth in granite; China quartz imports down more than 95%. Featured StatWatch (Monthly Report) Stone Imports

Some Fave New Products at KBIS 2019 — from the San Diego Union-Tribune

JG Kitchens

Here were some of my favorite products from KBIS and Design & Construction Week in February. It was a huge show this year, making it tough to pick just six products. (I’ve I’ve got six more coming up on HomLuv soon, too, that I’ll share here when that piece goes live.

Milestone’s Essence At The Rubble Tile Showroom

Rubble Tile

Photos Courtesy of Milestone Scandinavian design is known for clean lines, minimalist style and high functionality. But did you know that slate is the backbone of Scandinavian design? Quarried from coastal regions, Norway’s fine-grained slate has been the foundation of grand cathedrals and modest homes.

The Power of Colors: Why Your Color Choices are Important

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Do you have a favorite color? Have you ever wondered why you prefer a certain color and how it affects you? One of the most amazing things about color is its close tie to emotions, making color extremely subjective,” according to Andrea Magno, a color and design expert at Benjamin Moore.

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Charming Bedroom Ideas For Teenage Girls

Trendir Magazine

Every teenage girl has her own specific style, whether it be edgy with a punk rock twist or sweet and sassy with a hint of love for fashion.

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In Lea Ceramiche We Trust

Diary of a Tile Addict

In Milan, Italy, the Briscola Pizza Society is staying true to its name. With help from Lea Ceramiche , and architectural design from Fabio Novembre, these two new locations in Porta Nuova and Duomo transform the classic Italian playing cards into ceramic decor.

Top 6 Indicators You Need an Expert Plumber ASAP

Kitchen and Residential Design

There is nothing as boring as drainage sluggish in your sink when washing your utensils. Every avid dishwasher will attest to that truth, especially when they are in a hurry of doing something else. Of course, this is a common phenomenon in many homes in Hamilton.

Outdoor Kitchen and Living Space Trends – From Forbes.com

JG Kitchens

The American Institute of Architects’ most recent survey put outdoor kitchens at the top of homeowners’ project wish lists. I thought it would be interesting to explore how they’re designing and equipping these spaces, and their related outdoor “living rooms.”

Notre Dame Cathedral – A Tragic Fire

Life of an Architect

Yesterday was April 15th, a Monday, and the day that the world-wide beloved Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire and suffered heartwrenching damage.

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Think You Don’t Have Space for a Home Library? Think Again

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you love to read – or you just love books, whether you actually read them or not – consider creating a home library. Most people who don’t have a home library think that they don’t have enough space. But, by thinking creatively, you can find enough room to house your own books.