October, 2019

Why You Might Want Porcelain Slab Countertops

JG Kitchens

I first spotted porcelain slab countertops in a European cabinet showroom in West Hollywood, either in 2009 or 2010. I didn’t know what they were, but I loved the sleek look.

The Paseo Marítimo: Where the City Meets the Sea

Tile of Spain USA

The Paseo Marítimo (Promenade) by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti of OAB is a colorful esplanade built along West Beach in Benidorm, Spain. The promenade is not meant to be a border, rather a transition where the city meets the sea.

Your Room’s Focal Point: The Fireplace

Architectural Ceramics

The product above is our VTile in a classy step pattern. It’s that time of year when fireplaces become more than a beautiful centerpiece — they are also a source of warmth and comfort.

Wacky Wood

Diary of a Tile Addict

Wood-effect tiles don’t have to be limited to simple planks, and the companies at Cersaie did a good job of showing just how versatile they can be. Ceramica Rondine was the first to draw Tile Addict’s attention with its curious multi-layered effect wood-look planks.

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The Zellige Revival: Introducing The Marrakesh Series

Garden State Tile Blog

One of the most desired home decor trends of the year has arrived at Garden State Tile! A much anticipated addition to the Garden State Tile Porcelain and Wall Tile Collections, the Marrakesh series is reminiscent of traditional 10th century Moroccan Zellige Tiles.

GIO Tile in Real Life!


While professional room scenes are great for showcasing our tile collections attractively on our website’s product pages, and digital swatches can be a designer’s best friend, there’s nothing like the actual installation for seeing how a particular tile collection really stacks up.

Cut Your Risk of Catching a Cold with these Three Simple Home Changes

JG Kitchens

It’s that time of year again! Kids are back in school. Work is ramping up. So it must be time for another head and chest cold to kick in. if you’re as sick of getting sick as I am, consider making these simple changes to your home. I shared three of them in my latest Forbes.com piece.

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Week of October 7, 2019 – Fireplaces

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts. As summer weather slowly gives way to cooler temperatures, we feel compelled to cuddle up with a blanket and our favorite book (or streaming service when the mood strikes.)

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Cersaie Curiosities

Diary of a Tile Addict

We have covered many of the main trends and styles that caught Tile Addict’s eye at Cersaie , but there were many, many more special and intruguing works that have not yet received a mention. Firstly, this range from leftfield by Novoceram – Kawaii.

Case Study: The Hatman Building Penthouse

Garden State Tile Blog

PROJECT TYPE. LOCATION. Mixed Use Residential. Charleston, SC. The Middleton Group. PROJECT OVERVIEW. Located on the corner of Broad and Church Street in Charleston, the historic Hatman Building built in 1855 is considered to be the oldest hat store in South Carolina.

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Reader Question: How to connect exterior drain tile to sump crock?

The Armchair Builder

October 9, 2019 We had a question come in this week regarding one of our drain tile videos. The question was: “How do you connect the exterior drain tile around the foundation to the sump crock in the interior of the basement?”So ”So it’s pretty common to run drain tile around the foundation of today’s new […]. Owner-Builder

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Minimalism Offers Surprising Wellness Benefits

JG Kitchens

You’ve read all about the benefits of decluttering. There’s more to minimalism than that, with far-reaching benefits for many people — including those with asthma or allergies, caregiving for an elderly or injured relative, living with autism or just needing some stress relief.

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How Your HVAC Unit Affects Your Power Bill

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Once a month, you’ll be faced with an unpleasant surprise in your mailbox: the power bill! No matter how careful you are about turning off the lights or how much you budget for the bill, it can still catch you off guard. .

Week of October 14, 2019 – Fall Harvest Season

Architectural Ceramics

Autumn is a fantastic time to celebrate with harvest festivals, apple picking, and general Fall fun! Our idea of fun can be found in these Fall-inspired design posts of the week. From old farmhouses to hip restaurant spaces, there are lots of ways to let Fall inspire your design. A season for change.

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Trending: Tropical

Diary of a Tile Addict

In August we took a look at the tile world’s tropical offerings and this year at Cersaie company after company were incorporating jungle print into their collections.

Closet organization ideas to help you get the most out of your space

Trendir Magazine

Whether you have a small, large or medium size closet, having some sort of square footage where you can store your clothing is always a must. However, not all of us have the space, which is why being organized is key.

The High Point Market Guide For Growing Your Brand

The Ace of Space

High Point Market is just days away, undeniably of the largest home furnishings markets in the world. It’s become the barometer for the design industry and an indication of what we can expect to see in the following year.

035: Architecture and Math

Life of an Architect

If you ever thought about being an architect but thought you couldn’t handle the math, you aren’t alone.

Window Types — The Complete Guide for Picking the Right Windows

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Window Types Guide. Windows are a fundamental part of your home. The window types you choose will determine how much light reaches the interior and what type of view you get from each room. Installing the wrong type of window can make your home feel poorly lit and closed off.

Weekend Playlist: Oktoberfest

Architectural Ceramics

Cheers to the weekend – Or Prost! if you’re in the Oktoberfest spirit! We’re rolling out the weekend with some German jams and the tiles they remind us of. Nena – 99 Luftballons. Island Stone, Paragon Hex. You and I in a little toy shop buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got…”.

Pretty Pastels

Diary of a Tile Addict

The bold colour trend of the year has definitely not disappeared, however some companies have preferred to take a gentler approach. Incorporating pastels in a range of ways, these soft collections add a graceful air to interiors.

Outdoor kitchens that will make you want to spend more time outside

Trendir Magazine

Whether you already have an outdoor kitchen setup or you have been thinking about adding one- outdoor kitchens are the new biggest thing. Not only are they convenient to have but it makes going outdoors that much more fun. Especially, if you already have an outdoor setup.

The Essential Market Guide For Growing Your Brand

The Ace of Space

High Point Market is just days away, undeniably one of the largest home furnishings markets in the world. It’s become the barometer for the design industry and an indication of what we can expect to see in the following year.

Airthings Launches New Healthy Building Solution at EXPO REAL to Make Your Building Smart Now

The A to Z of Building

Airthings, award winning Norwegian specialists in air quality and manufacturers of the best-selling digital radon detectors, is launching its new Healthy Building Solution at EXPO REAL at Hall A3 at


Do’s and Don’ts to Deter Burglars | Direct From the Mouths of Intruders

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your home should be a safe haven where you feel comfortable and protected. However, if you are a victim of a burglary, you will feel unsafe and violated that a stranger has set foot in your home and rummaged through your things.

What To Include In a First Aid Kit and Where To Put It

Kitchen and Residential Design

via Parents always have their children’s safety in mind and it can be quite stressful. The primary reason for this is that there can be a large number of things to look after, such as making sure they don’t get hurt, preventing any allergic reactions, and much more.

Skinny Selection

Diary of a Tile Addict

Skinny formats have been trending a lot this year so Tile Addict took a look around Cersaie to see how companies have incorporated them into their ranges. And there are definitely some interesting formats, decors, and effects to see!

Essential tips to keep your kitchen counter tops in tip-top shape

Trendir Magazine

Though the kitchen is one of the most loved and used areas of the home, it is also one of those places where clutter can occur quite quickly.

Steel Stair Panels – Guardrails and Handrails

Life of an Architect

"Stairapalooza" might not be the best word for it but guardrailapalooza definitely isn't any better. Handrailapalooza? Nope, that's not it either, but that's really what today's post is all about. the steel guardrails and wood handrails at the monumental stair at my Oak Grove project.

Sherwin-Williams Flooring Systems Gain Accreditation from Dubai Central Laboratory

The A to Z of Building

High-performance floor coating systems offered by Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings have been approved by the Dubai Central Laboratory accreditation body (DCL). Inspectors from the

Kitchen Windows Guide — Find the Right Choice for You

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

From sipping coffee in the morning to cooking family dinners at night, we spend a lot of our day in the kitchen. For most homeowners, it’s important for the kitchen to be a happy and cheerful space. One of the most effective ways to do this is through kitchen window design.

4 kitchen design secrets your probably didn’t know

Kitchen and Residential Design

Are you planning a kitchen renovation? Good for you. A brand-new kitchen is the ticket to a better lifestyle. You don’t need a justification to embark on a home renovation project. A good kitchen design should combine form and function.

Partners in light play

Diary of a Tile Addict

Metallic tiles and pearlescents both bring something magical to the tile world. The way they play with light and change colour offers a new experience each time they are viewed. At Cersaie many companies incorporated these two effects into their ranges, each presenting something a little different.

The Ultimate Kitchen Lighting Guide

Trendir Magazine

Lighting does wonders for your complexion, the ambiance, and your kitchen. It’s one of those essential items that simply makes sense to have. There is truly no other place in a home that begs for a lighting plan quite like the kitchen.

Poured Foundation Quality Check Video

The Armchair Builder

Many of you visiting Armchair Builder are thinking of building a new home. Whether you plan on managing the process yourself or even if you are going to hire a general contractor/builder to handle the details, it’s always good to know more about the process.

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NUS SDE4 Awarded Prestigious WELL Certification

The A to Z of Building

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been presented the WELL Certification at the Gold level by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for its SDE4 building. The building is the

Best Home Internet

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

GaudiLab / Shuttershock. Best Home Internet: Reviews and Comparisons. Internet access is basically a necessity these days. About 87% of Americans use the internet; we rely on it for everything from online banking to keeping up with friends.

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