2021

Modern Applications for Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles offer an exciting and infinite number of design possibilities for decorating interiors and exteriors. Thanks to their versatility in size, shape, format and pattern, architects, designers and homeowners have an extensive selection of options to choose from to craft unique designs.

Playlist of the Week — Our Favorite Hits

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 18th, 2021. Following our top 5 favorite projects we’ve been apart of in recent years, we thought it was fitting to get some input from our staff and see what tunes they’ve been relying on!

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March Tile Trends for Spring

The London Tile Co.

Our Top Tips for Wall & Floor Tiles for March. With the trash fire of 2020 in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look forward to 2021. Spring has sprung, and the lifting of lockdown restrictions is finally on the horizon.

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Your Guide to Laundry Room Tile

Why Tile

It’s time to get excited about doing laundry and design the laundry room of your dreams! Ceramic tile is a natural choice for laundry rooms with its low-maintenance benefits, waterproof installation system, versatile applications, and impressive design options.

Bathroom trends for 2021 that will take your selfcare routine to the next level!

Trendir Magazine

This past year home and self-care have taken a new meaning. Not only are we spending more time at home, but we have all discovered that for us to feel our best, self-care is important. With that being said, most self-care is done in the bathroom.

Color Forecast for 2021

Decorative Materials

Color forecasts have rarely been so reflective of current events as they are in 2021. It’s increasingly evident that the challenges of the past year are shaking up many of the trends we previously took for granted. Tile Trends

Bringing Tile To The Forefront With Saiman Design

Garden State Tile Blog

One of the most multifaceted materials out there – tile – can be used in almost any part of the home. With its unsurpassed functional and sustainable properties, ceramic and porcelain tile make a great addition to any project whether it be to walls, floors, showers, or even outdoor spaces. A key feature that was once overlooked due to its focus on functionality is using tile as the aesthetic cornerstone of interior designs.

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5 Elements of a Traditional Kitchen

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

While modern interiors have taken the design world by storm in recent years, traditional kitchens remain as popular as ever. The traditional style is classy, charming, and sophisticated.

Italcer and Tonino Lamborghini collaborate on a new collection

Ceramics of Italy

Italcer has signed an agreement with Tonino Lamborghini, a brand of accessories and luxury real estate projects, to create a new collection of floor and wall tiles bearing the Tonino Lamborghini Luxury Surfaces brand name.

New Process to Use Sewage Sludge to Optimize Building Materials

The A to Z of Building

At South Ural State University, a team of researchers has optimized building materials with advantages for the environment. Samples of the ceramics obtained by adding sewage sludge. Image Credit

Small Space, Big Design: The Atlantis Gastrobar

Tile of Spain USA

Receiving first place in the Interior Design category at the 2020 Tile of Spain Awards is the Atlantis Gastrobar, one of Barcelona’s best kept culinary secrets.

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Playlist of the Week – Fresh Takes

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 4th, 2020. Happy New Year! We hope you’ve started off your 2021 on a great note filled with positivity and looking ahead to a brighter future for yourself, your family, and everybody else.

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Third Edition of SmartFair Ready to Go

Stone Update

Online stone event set for March 3-5. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Porcelain Tile: Your Complete Guide

Why Tile

Designing and remodeling your home can be an exciting and rewarding creative pursuit. With all the decisions required about specific products, we are grateful for the family of ceramic tile options with benefits that far exceed nonceramic materials.

2021 Home Decor Trends You Will Want To Use Right Now

Trendir Magazine

2020 has been one of the most unpredictable years we’ve all seen in a very long time. We’ve all spent a lot of time at home and done pretty much all the rearranging we can do. However, every year it is our duty to bring in new items that will create a new feel in your home.

5 Key Elements of Hygge Design

Decorative Materials

When you picture the perfect evening, do you imagine an exciting night out on the town, complete with stylish outfits and elaborate activities? Or would you rather curl up with a good book while wearing your favorite pair of PJs?

GIO’s New Product Review

Giotile

What a year it has been! As we near the one-year mark of when the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, we can look back on how we have experienced so many changes in the design and construction industry.

The Luxury Collection Fuses Classic & Modern at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

Natural marble tile is a classic, sophisticated choice for your residential or commercial project. Some of what makes marble’s organic beauty so appealing are its imperfections, random veining, and shade variation. But like all natural flooring or wall covering, stone requires some extra care and.

Introducing Glass Mosaics by Erin Adams for Realstone

Realstone

In a partnership with MVM and designer Erin Adams, Realstone Systems introduces a collection of mosaic tile that is as versatile as it is gorgeous.

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Massimo Barbari new CEO of Ceramica Fondovalle

Ceramics of Italy

Ceramica Fondovalle’s recent change of leadership reflects its ongoing commitment to investments in products, processes and people. After 30 years at the helm of the company, Maurizio Baraldi has handed over the reins as CEO to Massimo Barbari while staying on as chairman.

Swatches Collection from Crossville

Garden State Tile Blog

Swatches wall tile by Crossville offers the ultimate palette for interior vertical surfaces. This powerhouse line is comprised of 16 versatile hues grouped into three color sets that make creating and specifying wall applications simple and fun.

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The Benefits of Renovating your Home with Ceramic Tile From Spain

Tile of Spain USA

When planning a residential renovation, there are a surprising number of decisions to consider. From floor plan arrangements to the color scheme selection, each design detail has a strong influence on the overall environment of a home.

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Week of January 18th, 2021 — Our Favorite Projects

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

Virtual Stone Summits Continue

Stone Update

Three more sessions scheduled this spring. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

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Open Shelving Tile Backsplashes and Tile Walls: Explore Your Options

Why Tile

Open shelving is one of the hottest storage trends, allowing you to show off your books, collections, beautiful dishes, canister sets, plants, and more. And, when paired with your favorite backsplash tile design, open shelving can make an even greater design impact.

Contemporary Kitchen Ideas

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

If you love sleek lines, shiny finishes, and sophisticated color schemes, a contemporary kitchen could be right for you. How do you begin narrowing down your options? The goal is to formulate a cohesive design that suits your preferences and lifestyle.

5 Trends in the Luxury Residential Market

Decorative Materials

It would be an understatement to say that life has changed in the past year, but there’s no denying that the era of social distancing and remote work has influenced interior design. With this takeover comes the need for flexible spaces that can easily be used for a variety of purposes.

Add a Gorgeous Touch to Your Staircase with Our Cement Tile

The Cement Tile

If you’re looking to upgrade your staircase, whether it’s a grand staircase, an outdoor stairway to your house or any other set of steps, cement tile is an outstanding option.

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Classic Meets Contemporary at Rubble Tile: Semi Matte Porcelain that Wows

Rubble Tile

Adex USA’s highly functional and timely porcelain collection, Floor, is now available at Rubble Tile. Designers love the tiles’ natural semi matte glaze, classic shapes, and neutral colors that have made them a popular choice for both traditional and transitional spaces.

When choosing between natural stone and quartz composites, Vadara makes that choice a breeze

Kitchen and Residential Design

I have natural stone floors and counters in my kitchen and yes, they’re beautiful. But man oh man are they a chore to keep looking clean. My travertine floors somehow manage to hide dirt and be dirty at the same time and so we sweep them every day and mop them two or three times a week.

Design2Curtain developed as a partnership between Florim and Schüco Italia

Ceramics of Italy

The combination of Florim’s product and design culture and Schüco Italia’s expertise has led to the development of a distinctive and sustainable solution for the building envelope. It provides a concrete response to the demands of architects, who see an urgent need to introduce innovative and sustainable solutions in architecture. Design2Curtain is an aluminium framed façade solution consisting of fixed and retractable elements that can be combined with glass and porcelain tiles.

THREE COLLECTIONS, UNLIMITED DESIGNS: INTRODUCING DESIGN COMPOSITE, DESIGN FORM, AND DESIGN MOTIF

Garden State Tile Blog

An extension of the popular Design Positive collection, Garden State Tile introduces Design Composite, Design Form, and Design Motif. Three new harmonious collections that recall the look of terrazzo, hand-worked concrete, and the patterns of classic cement tiles all revisited in a modern key.

Ceramics, the Material of Choice for Residential Environments

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tile has earned notoriety as the top building and surface material when it comes to commercial design, but did you know it has also gained prominence as the material of choice for residential design? Techlam, Slate Ivory.

Week of January 25th, 2020 — Mosaic Tile Designs

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Monday to all the fellow tile – enthusiasts and designers out there! January 29 th brings us a holiday that’s come to be more appreciated during COVID-19 lockdowns – National Puzzle Day!

Radio Stone Update -- Feb. 10, 2021

Stone Update

Coverings gains a partner for July show; U.S. hard-surface imports show only slight 2020 loss; more. Featured Episodes Radio Stone Update

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Everything You Need to Know About Subway Tile

Why Tile

Subway tile: you’ve heard of it and admired it, but do you really know what makes subway tile subway tile?

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Influencers Share Five Key Design Trends From The 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

JG Kitchens

Covid turned KBIS into a virtual event this year and I thought it would be fun to bring you the perspective of six top industry-watching pals on the KBIS trends they spotted. You'll find that here.

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