August, 2019

10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

It’s summer and your vacation is calling. Come globe trotting with us to beautiful vacation spots, home and abroad, that offer endless design and tile inspiration.

Delicious Pairings: Gourmet Food and Artisan Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Since the advent of social media, ‘foodies’ has become a movement which spans borders, cultures, and platforms.

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The Spanish Tile Industry Differentiates Itself Through Sustainability

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish sector of ceramic tiles, represented mostly in part by ASCER, is dedicated to improving the environmental impact of member companies’ production processes and ceramic products.

Terrazzo: Making a Long-Awaited Comeback in 2019

As The Tile Turns

Set foot in any 2019 tile show or convention, and you're bound to see terrazzo. While this marble and cement composite has made its mark for five centuries, it was regarded for several decades purely as a product of the 1970s.

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August Featured Tiles: Sentry & Insignia

The London Tile Co.

Is the summer flying by for you too? At London Tile HQ we’ve been so busy that the start of August seems to have snuck up on us!

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Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

PRESS RELEASE / Castellón, 24th July 2019. Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards. The jury is chaired by architect Jacob van Rijs of the famous MVRDV studio.

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Week of August 12th, 2019 – Beach House Bonanza

Architectural Ceramics

Summer is coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time for a beachside vacation. We’ve found some amazing oceanview condos and seaside escapes that we’d love to visit for their stellar design alone!

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: TILE OF SPAIN AWARDS 2019

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) announces the call for entry for the annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

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These are the Most Popular Rooms to Remodel – And the Cost for Each

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A new report by Houzz reveals that kitchen renovations are still the most popular remodel – and also the most expensive. In 2018, the kitchen was the top interior room renovation among homeowners who renovated last year. The report also notes that costs are rising.

Garden State Tile Designer Series: Meet Tina Delia from Delia Designs

Garden State Tile Blog

At Garden State Tile we take pride in the strong relationships that we have built with the interior design community.

Tile America Collects Over 1,000 Gently-Worn Shoes to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty in Q2

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. July 25, 2019. Tile America Collects Over 1,000 Gently-Worn Shoes to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty in Q2. New Haven, CT – One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need.

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Week of August 5th, 2019 – Food Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

One of the reasons we love summer so much is the wealth of delicious foods that are in season! This week we went shopping for some hot restaurant designs that range from quaint to ritzy. Feed your interior design appetite with our latest top posts. Simply Delicious Design.

Hand-crafted Haveli

Diary of a Tile Addict

Fabric and wallpaper designer Neisha Crosland has always had an eye for pattern. Transforming her gift onto textiles and wall coverings allowed others to enjoy her keen sense of style – to simply marvel at her creations or to be lucky enough to incorporate them into their own homes.

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Cement Tile: A Statement-Making Solution for a Historic Home Remodel

Cement Style

Julie and Barret Blondeau wanted to make a statement when they updated the bathroom in their 90-year-old home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To achieve their design goals, they selected cement tile from the Caprice collection from Villa Lagoon Tile to replace the outdated flooring in their bathroom.

What is a Transitional Kitchen?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Transitional is the most popular kitchen design in the National Kitchen + Bath Association’s 2019 kitchen design trends.

Garden State Tile Expands Its Ceramic Wall Tile Offerings with Arkstone Italy

Garden State Tile Blog

In line with the today’s most popular trends in ceramic wall tile, Garden State Tile has introduced Arkstone Italy into its ever-expanding catalog of innovative surface materials.

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TERRACE WITH A VIEW OF VENICE

Ceramics of Italy

Quick installation with Impertek’s adjustable supports. Antony Hotel, a 4-star hotel with more than 100 rooms, is just a few minutes from the beautiful city of Venice, conveniently located between Venice Airport and the city’s old town.

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Kitchen Shelving Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

Trendir Magazine

Exposing your clutter, old dishes and even a mixture of both can be quite intimidating. The chaos is there, but many of us prefer to have it behind doors where no one can see it. Keeping that in mind is why most of us prefer having cabinets and hiding it all away.

Hand-crafted Haveli

Diary of a Tile Addict

Fabric and wallpaper designer Neisha Crosland has always had an eye for pattern. Transforming her gift onto textiles and wall coverings allowed others to enjoy her keen sense of style – to simply marvel at her creations or to be lucky enough to incorporate them into their own homes.

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Amalena Meadow Cement Tiles Celebrate Global Design

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile designers bring a global perspective to every new tile design, finding inspiration in the shapes, patterns, colors and textures of different parts of the world.

The Pros and Cons of Purchasing a New Build

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We all love “shiny and new” — and newly-built single-family homes are downright irresistible. And when the existing home inventory is limited, and consumers have confidence in the market, a significant number of homeowners will consider a newly-built residence.

Garden State Tile Opens Its 15th Location in Columbia, South Carolina

Garden State Tile Blog

Garden State Tile has officially opened its 15th location at 425 Huger Street, Columbia, South Carolina. The expansive 3,000 sq.ft. showroom and 10,000 sq.ft.

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United Tile's Blog

Tile is an imperfect product. And quite frankly, that’s what we love about it.

Upgrade Your Trip Planning and Home with a Travel Closet – from Forbes.com

JG Kitchens

Do you travel regularly, as I do? If so, packing and unpacking are also regular features of your life. Make both easier with a travel closet. Here are some strategies for creating one in your place from my latest Forbes.com article.

Ceramic Pop Art

Diary of a Tile Addict

Retro-feel products, toys, and scenes grace the glazed earthenware tiles of Greg Hicho. These whimsical pop art creations are filled with life, nostalgic scenes hand sculpted and moulded, and finished in vibrant colours. Beauty Parlor (4″x6″). Drive in Movie (4″x6″).

Rubble Tile Debuts a Concrete-Look Porcelain Tile with The Core Collection

Rubble Tile

The natural world is often the muse of choice for tile artisans, full of beauty and phenomena that inspire designs we’ve all come to love. But sometimes, great inspiration can come from humankind itself. The things we create can be just as beautiful as what.

Porthole Windows: They’re Not Just for Ships and Boats

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Porthole windows are standard on ships and boats. However, they’re now showing up in residential homes. Just as garage doors aren’t just for garages anymore , porthole windows are being used in other applications.

Slick Ways To Make The Most Out Of A Small Dining Room

Trendir Magazine

Most of us have always dreamed of having a huge dining room where we can entertain guests and have holidays. However, not all of us are as lucky to have one. Do not be discouraged, small dining rooms can make excellent spaces to enjoy.

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030: Starting Your Own Architecture Firm

Life of an Architect

Is It the dream of every architect to start their own architecture firm? Most architects think about it at one point or another and Austin Architect Michael Hsu sits down to talk about how he started his own firm. Continue reading 030: Starting Your Own Architecture Firm at Life of an Architect.

The Importance of Serenity at Home — from the San Diego Union-Tribune

JG Kitchens

I wrote this article on creating serene spaces at home for the San Diego Union-Tribune three and a half years ago.

Finnish Finesse

Diary of a Tile Addict

Finnish designer Maija Puoskari dabbles in all sorts, from lighting to pottery, and from furniture to textile. She also has a few things for the Tile Addict.

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M Downes Earthworks Secures Contract at Major New Business Development

The A to Z of Building

North West-based groundworks specialist, M Downes Earthworks, has won the contract to build new storage areas for the UK’s largest salvage and dismantling company, SYNETIQ. Earthworks has

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How to Get a Stylish Laundry Room

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Normally, when we picture laundry rooms, we see these dank spaces shoved to the side of basements. Laundry rooms are traditionally strictly utilitarian. They don’t have to be pretty, they just have to be a place to do the laundry.

Porch Lighting Ideas to add charm to your exterior

Trendir Magazine

There are several different options when it comes to porch lighting. But which ones are the best option? The answer is never easy due to multiple factors coming into play.

Architectural Sketch Series: Schematic Design

Life of an Architect

Melted Siding: A Reader Question

The Armchair Builder

August 15, 2019 We’ve gotten a lot of questions regarding the window reflections that are continuing to melt vinyl siding. Here is a question that came in today along with the Armchair Builder response. Hello, I just saw your post today about low e windows and melted siding. I live in southwest Michigan and own […]. Owner-Builder

Keep it Karoistanbul

Diary of a Tile Addict

Using their education and experience in design and craft, Karoistanbul have created an extensive portfolio showcasing their impressive product range.

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