2020

Guest Post: Denise Daniels of MB Stone Care on Preserving Your Home’s Natural Stone Surfaces

JG Kitchens

Regular Gold Notes readers know that I’m a big fan of engineered stone and porcelain slab for their low maintenance properties. You also know that I consider Mother Nature to be the finest artist in the world and greatly admire the incomparable beauty of natural stone.

The Spanish Tile Industry Returns to Normal Productive Activity

Tile of Spain USA

Since Friday April10, 2020, the Spanish ceramic tile industry is gradually resuming work after stopping their production activity, following the restrictions set by the Spanish Government to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

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Glass Tile Backsplash Installation Wesley Chapel, Florida

CeramicTec

A new customer contacted me after locating a beautiful Lunada Bay paper-faced glass tile from a tile showroom In Tampa, Florida. The glass tile was a Lunada Bay “Agate” Luca Pearl 1×4 Brick purchased from the Ceramic Matrix tile showroom.

Week of August 17th – Beat the Heat

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we enter Fall, it’s important to keep in mind the “new normal” and remember to do your due diligence in cutting the spread of COVID-19.

Patio Flooring Buying Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A well-designed patio can become a second living room for your home, so it’s important to make smart design choices. One of the biggest decisions you will need to make is what to use for your patio flooring. With so many patio flooring options, it can be tough to decide which is best.

Stone fireplace Ideas for Classic, Intimate Charm

Trendir Magazine

If there’s one thing fireplaces do well, is bring intimacy. They were pretty much created to make the room feel warm. However, there is one fireplace style that offers something a little fresher and even modern- a stone fireplace.

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Ceramic tile for safe and sustainable homes

Diary of a Tile Addict

Altered State by Crossville. Ceramic tile is not only beautiful, it is also healthy for your home. So states a Bulletin from TCNA (Tile Council of North America)s. The Bulletin notes that tile is also long-lasting, easy to clean, fire-safe, and offers many slip-resistant choices.

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Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 18th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 18 th Annual Tile of Spain Awards. . Miami, FL December 2019 – Tile of Spain, the association of over 125 Spanish tile manufacturers, announces the winners of the 18th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

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Slate Tile, Another Warning, Not For A Shower!

How to Floor Tile

We like the appeal of warm Natural Stone and Slate offers an earthy look but it's days are numbered in your shower. There are a number of Natural Stone products you see installed in shower design centers all over made from Marble, Travertine and yes, Slate. My advice and I know a lot of design centers will hate me for this but, "don't do it". Marble, Travetrine and Slate are porous even if polished and will absorb water.

Designer Feature: Allison Eden

Decorative Materials

There’s no denying that mosaics are hot right now. We like to think we’re ahead of the curve, however, we’ve long regarded mosaics as one of the most intricately beautiful options for adding a touch of artistry to any space. Another longtime enthusiast?

10-Point Pandemic Kitchen Rating Guide

JG Kitchens

How are you holding up? It’s been a couple of months since so many aspects of our lives changed so suddenly and dramatically. Millions of Americans are working from home now, exercising at home, homeschooling their kids, and doing much more cooking and cleaning than they have in years.

Enhance Outdoor Spaces With Ceramic Tile From Spain

Tile of Spain USA

With Autumn quickly approaching, now is the ideal time to savor the warm weather and bask in the summer sun. However, the arrival of crisp fall air doesn’t mean you’ll have to forgo your patios, gardens, and terraces. Make the most of your outdoor spaces year-round with ceramic tile from Spain.

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GIO Looks at the Non-Residential Construction Market Forecast for 2020

Giotile

As a company focused on commercial design, not only do we track style and design trends, but we also stay apprised of what’s happening on the construction side. Economic barometers play an important in role in how we prepare to supply and service our customers’ needs responsively.

Week of June 1st, 2020 – Baths and Bathrooms

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Finding unique and comforting ways to relax is majorly important! With the age of technology in full swing, we’ve seen Bluetooth activated showers, remote-controlled saunas, and self-closing medicine cabinets.

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Top Home Bathroom Flooring Options

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Choosing the most suitable bathroom flooring can be daunting. You want your bathroom flooring to complement the rest of the home yet still withstand high moisture levels, humidity and heavy foot traffic.

Stone fireplace Ideas for Classic, Intimate Charm

Trendir Magazine

If there’s one thing fireplaces do well, is bring intimacy. They were pretty much created to make the room feel warm. However, there is one fireplace style that offers something a little fresher and even modern- a stone fireplace.

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A sector-specific eco-label for ceramic tiles

Diary of a Tile Addict

Deco Tattoo by Apavisa. Ceramics are a safe choice for the environment. Made by combining fire, clay, and water, tiles are a natural material and do not give off harmful emissions.

2020 Vision: Tile Trends to Look Forward to This Year

Garden State Tile Blog

A new year, a new decade, and yes – new tile trends! From bold colors and classic shapes to the latest advances in manufacturing, 2020 tile style offers a prime opportunity to create residential and commercial spaces unlike anything seen before.

Sorting CounterTop Tile for Installation

The Tile Doctor

Both stone and ceramic tile can have patterns on their surface as well as color variances. Ceramic tile is often manufactured with patterns imprinted on the surface. The patterns may be identical on each tile. General

Tile that Brings the Natural World into Your Living Space

Rubble Tile

Whether we’re talking about porcelain, ceramic, metal, stone, glass, or cement tile, the core materials from which all tile design stems are from the natural world. Clay becomes ceramic and porcelain, sand is transformed into glass, metal and stone are what make up the Earth’s.

Playing with Contrasts

Decorative Materials

Contrast is a big deal in modern tile design. The most impactful looks balance elements that seem, at first glance, radically different. This infusion of multiple colors, patterns, or textures can quickly make a statement while also granting your space an undeniable sense of personality.

Five Facets Of Wellness Design Enhance Homes During Quarantine

JG Kitchens

How are you doing? These are extremely trying times. I hope you and your family are safe and well. I wrote this article to share some things you do while sheltering at home to make your living space function better for you during your quarantine.

Tile of Spain Companies Present the Latest in Products and Innovations at the 38th Edition of CEVISAMA

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain manufacturers returned to Spain earlier this month to bring their latest productions and innovations to CEVISAMA, the International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings.

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Coverings 2020 Cancelled

Stone Update

Next edition of tile-and-stone event will be in 2021. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Playlist of the Week – Summer Concerts

Architectural Ceramics

Week of May 25, 2020. As many artists and musicians have had to cancel their live shows for the foreseeable future, the summer concert scene will look a bit different this year. That’s no reason not to rock out on your own from the comfort of your own backyard.

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Give Your Brick Fireplace a Facelift – Reader Story

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Did you update your bathroom? Revamp your kitchen? Install new flooring? We would love to share your project, big or small! Send us what you did and our editorial team will consider it for our “My Fresh Home” series, which will be published every Thursday.

Beautiful White Rooms Decor With A Fresh Twist

Trendir Magazine

Even a neutral room needs a quick revamp. For those that have read our trends for 2020 then you know white rooms are no longer the trend to keep. However, for those that love a white room, and want to keep their white room all-year-round, but give it a fresh twist this is the article for you.

Exploring the sustainability of ceramic surfaces

Diary of a Tile Addict

Aix by Atlas Concorde. Product quality, design, innovation, Italian origin, and sustainability are all key components of the Italian ceramic tile industry’s success.

Why Tile: The Safe, Stylish, and Sustainable Choice

Garden State Tile Blog

Tile is everywhere. From the backsplash of your kitchen, the floors of your shower, the walls of your local bar, to the lobby of your favorite hotel – there’s no questioning the fact that tile covers some of our favorite and most intimate spaces.

How to Install Specialty Tile Floors

The Tile Doctor

In this section, weand#39;ll describe three specialty tile installation situations you may encounter given how versatile ceramic, porcelain and stone tile are for flooring and transforming them into beautiful surfaces. General

Tile, the Right Choice in a Post-COVID World

Giotile

The focus on clean indoor environments in all areas, both commercial and residential, has never been as great as it is now during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no secret that ceramic tile (and that includes porcelain) is one of the most sanitary surfacing choices available.

Nostalgic Flashback: Psychedelic Ceramics

Decorative Materials

In the world of interior design, old trends inevitably resurface. No matter how outdated they seem, it's only a matter of time before they somehow creep back, regardless of how 'out' they previously seemed. When this happens, however, these throwbacks are typically complemented by fresh looks that deliver a surprisingly modern edge. Such is the case with several of the latest styles we've seen taking over in the ever-changing world of interior design. Tile Trends

Top 10 Residential Tile Trends for 2020

JG Kitchens

I love tile! It’s one of the most versatile, durable, low maintenance design materials available anywhere. You can see still see intact tile installations created hundreds or thousands of years ago when you travel to historic sites.

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Tile of Spain Remains Active in Sales and Service Network to Customers

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL April 2019 – Despite the exceptional situation caused by COVID-19 and the restrictions set in Spain, the Spanish ceramic tile manufacturers will continue to meet their customers’ needs and international orders dispatch times.

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Stone Events Off in Turkey, Germany, Canada

Stone Update

Covid-19 concerns also may affect Italian tile, stone industries. Featured Latest News

Playlist of the Week – Game Night

Architectural Ceramics

Week of February 10th, 2020. Don’t let Valentine’s Day go by without spending it with your loved ones – plan a game night with close friends and family to make this year’s Valentine’s day full of love and care!

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Wifi vs Walls: Why Historic Homes Have Terrible Connections and How to Fix It

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you live in an old or historic home, you may have noticed it can be difficult to get a WiFi signal, or certain rooms have almost no signal at all.

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