July, 2021

The 2021 CID Awards Honors Two Tile of Spain Ceramic Projects

Tile of Spain USA

Coverings , the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, celebrates two projects featuring Tile of Spain products during this year’s annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards.

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Double Trouble — Wellness Benefits of Induction Cooking and Porcelain Tile

JG Kitchens

I've written about two of my favorite wellness design products in the last couple of weeks. The latest piece is about porcelain tile, with new features, styles, sizes and innovations for the Coverings expo starting today. (No,


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Why Use Porcelain Tiles Outside?

The London Tile Co.

Not all tiles can be used outdoors, and you might have heard about using porcelain paving on your patio or in your garden – but why? Porcelain is the perfect choice for your outdoor paving, but only when 20mm thick or more.

Ceramics of Italy Tile Trends Spring/Summer 2021

Diary of a Tile Addict

We’re still stuck at home, not visiting any tile shows and not getting our fix from Coverings , Revesti r , Cevisama , or Cersaie. But Ceramics of Italy have come through with a trends report so at least we can share that! Organic.

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Get the Look of Hand-Finished Italian Travertine with a Contemporary Feel

Rubble Tile

The beauty of the natural world is often found in its smallest details—and the same is true with the beauty of human craftsmanship. When it comes to natural stone, it’s the slight variations in color, shape, and texture that help to create the unique, organic.

Tile Trends and Rising Stars From Coverings 2021

Why Tile

In the weeks preceding Coverings ’21, we explored trending tile styles that we highly anticipated seeing in-person at the show: large hexagon tile, assorted aggregates (terrazzo) tile, green tile, XXL tile, and biophilic styles.

Spanish Companies Showcase Trends and Innovations at Coverings 2021

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish companies exhibit product innovations and trends during Coverings 2021, North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference.

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3D Bloom Star from FAP selected for the ADI Design Index 2020

Ceramics of Italy

Bloom Star from FAP ceramiche has been selected by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory for publication in the ADI Design Index 2020.

Terrazzo Tile Today

Garden State Tile Blog

Old-world trends have made a much-welcomed resurgence into the design world recently, and there’s one fan-favorite that is bringing its own contemporary twist: Terrazzo.



THE ART OF SPECIFYING NATURAL STONE. LIVE DIGITAL SEMINAR-PRESENTED BY REALSTONE SYSTEMS. CEU Course for architects & designers. This one-hour session is designed to give architects and designers an overview of how to specify natural stone.

Mosaic Tile Ideas: Your Big Guide to Little Tiles

Why Tile

Looking to add mosaic tile to your home or business? You’ve come to the right place. We have everything you need to know about why and how to use mosaic tile, including the best places to install it and the most creative designs.

Ceramic Tile: The Key Element to Sustainable Building

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles have become a fundamental building and surface material for the development, and design of sustainable commercial and residential projects. LaPlatera, Allure.

Rubble Tile Spotlight: Modern, Elegant Ceramic Wall Tile in Stock in the USA

Rubble Tile

When we imagine the Riviera, we think of sun, warmth, and colorful architecture. Whether it’s the Spanish, the French or Italian Riviera, the homes and businesses that dot the hillsides boast vibrant colors and add to the overall charm of each place. Positano, Italy.

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Ceramics of Italy

After the United States , the Arab Emirates and a temporary showroom in the heart of Paris , Progress Profiles , world leader in the production of technical and decorative finishing profiles and installation systems, arrives in the Iberian peninsula and opens a new branch in Alicante.

It’s Here and It’s Real: The Ancona Terrazzo Collection Has Arrived at Garden State Tile

Garden State Tile Blog

The Ancona Terrazzo collection from Garden State Tile is a true, authentic terrazzo line offering a distinctive look that’s both strong and beautiful.

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4 Reasons Why Our Clients Love the Olvera Collection

The Cement Tile

The Olvera Collection from Granada Tile lets you step straight into nature without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re using it for your indoor or outdoor space to create a lavish outdoor oasis, this collection fits perfectly.

Design Pros Share Tips For Living Room-Based Work From Home Spaces

JG Kitchens

My latest piece focuses on creating a work from home space in your living room, both for one person and two. I hope it's helpful to you or maybe someone you know.

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Architects on the Screen

Life of an Architect

Our profession has been represented as architects on screen for entertainment purposes for quite some time. As a profession, we have been portrayed in various movies and television series for almost as long as the mediums have been around.

5 Tips To Choose The Right Replacement Windows

Kitchen and Residential Design

Replacing the old, worn-out windows with new ones can significantly improve the overall appearance of your home. If you’re planning to replace the windows, it can be a challenging process with various options to consider.

6 Must Have Products for Grinding Concrete Floors

Onfloor Technology

Did you know that, according to IBISWorld , there are 121,876 flooring installer businesses this year in the US? The growth of these businesses in 2021 was 4.8%, and they experienced an annualized business growth of 3% between 2016 and 2021.

Registration Opens for the 9th Edition of the Engineering Design Show (EDS): The Leading Event for UK Design Engineers

The A to Z of Building

Registration for EDS 2021 is now open, heralding a return to live business events and reinforcing the value of meeting face to face for the UK’s engineering sector. Image Credit: Engineering


Ceramics of Italy

Laminam continues its Evolution by playing an increasingly leading role in the global market for architecture, interior design, furnishing and decor.

How to Design Your Home to Help you Move More, Eat Better, and Sleep Soundly

JG Kitchens

I've now had two of my pieces published by Blue Zones, including this past weekend. I'm extremely proud to share it here with my Gold Notes readers. The piece was inspired by my 15 Summer Fitness Goal Tips, and includes some of them. You can click this link to get the rest of the tips.

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Renderings for Residential Design

Life of an Architect

The use of digital renderings for residential design has become an integral part of the design process and valuable in client meetings and conversations. The post Renderings for Residential Design first appeared on Life of an Architect.

4 Easy Tips to Lower your Air Conditioning Service Costs

Kitchen and Residential Design

Did you know that as of 2015, air conditioning accountant for about 12% of the total amount of energy used in homes in the US alone? That means that a relatively significant portion of your total bills goes towards it. In some households, up to 50% of the electric bill goes to it.

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Concrete Grinder

Onfloor Technology

Contractors know that their worth is only partially their work ethic, skills, and reliability. What makes the difference between a booming business and a struggling startup is the quality of your tools.

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Construction Activity in Western Europe Set to Pick up Sharply and Grow by 5.7% in 2021, Says GlobalData

The A to Z of Building

Following a difficult start to the year for Western Europe’s construction industry, which contracted by 6.4% in 2020, economic activity has picked up significantly since the spring and is

Free Samples and Shipping


Most of our samples are always free, but to make things even better, for a limited time, we are offering free shipping for up to 2 samples!

Eight Wellness Design-Inspired Pro Tips For Your Back-To-School Experience

JG Kitchens

When I was growing up in Brooklyn, New York, we went back to school right after Labor Day. In many regions of the country, the school year begins much sooner. Where I am now in San Diego County, kids are returning this week! Yikes!

Ep 080: Is Architecture Art?

Life of an Architect

Is Architecture Art? THis is a question I have been asking architects for years and the answers are always interesting. The post Ep 080: Is Architecture Art? first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 080: Is Architecture Art? at Life of an Architect. Is Architecture Art?

Diagnosing and fixing blocked drains

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Jonathan Ford on Unsplash Blocked drains are a common problem for homeowners, but it doesn’t mean that they’re not still pretty stressful. Taking the plug out of the sink and having the water go nowhere is clearly worrying.

Planetary Grinder vs. Rotary Grinder: Which is Best for You?

Onfloor Technology

When you're newer to the concrete floor game, various tool options can be confusing and overwhelming. It can take some time to get used to your workflow and learn what techniques work best for your business

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Northeast Asia to Account for 40% of Global Construction Output in 2021, Says GlobalData

The A to Z of Building

The construction industry output in Northeast Asia is forecast to record a growth of 6.8% in 2021, rising from US$4.47 trillion in 2020 to US$4.77 trillion in 2021 and accounting for 40% of the

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Stop Driveway Failures

The Armchair Builder

July 28, 2021 We just published a new video in our owner builder online course that covers the pre-pour quality inspection for the concrete driveway. A new concrete driveway can cost up to $10k so it’s very important we hold our concrete contractor accountable.

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Happy Hour at the Borson House

Life of an Architect

According to a very scientific research study, conducted by me in my kitchen laboratory - a very high percentage of architects enjoy drinking. The post Happy Hour at the Borson House first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Happy Hour at the Borson House at Life of an Architect.

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Ep 079: Designing a House

Life of an Architect

Managing design vision, personalities, budget, and construction techniques are just a few things discussed today in Episode 79 “Designing a House”. The post Ep 079: Designing a House first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 079: Designing a House at Life of an Architect.

Choosing Reputable Heating and Boiler Repair Services in Edinburgh

Kitchen and Residential Design

Do you live in Edinburgh and have a broken heater or boiler? Whether it is not working properly or is about to be faulty, it is important to employ the services of a professional to fix the problem. Otherwise, it may escalate further and cause damage to property and lives.