2020

An Ode to Ceramic Floors

Tile of Spain USA

Serving as the foundation of a room, floors have a significant impact on the aesthetic and personality of a space.

Nostalgic Flashback: Psychedelic Ceramics

As The Tile Turns

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 No matter how outdated they seem, it's only a matter of time before they somehow creep back, regardless of how 'out' they previously seemed.

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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.

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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How to Properly Clean Concrete Tiles

Granada Tile

Cement or concrete tiles are a great addition to any indoor or outdoor design scheme. They are hand-poured — with their unique, colorful, and detailed patterns poured in as well — to resist fading over time. They are low maintenance, but they do require some upkeep, as with any kind of tile.

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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.

Playlist of the Week – Snow Days

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 13th, 2020. Anyone who has been to the DC area knows that it can deliver anything from warm 70 degree days to blizzards and icy roads – all in the same week! We are getting our houses ready to hunker down in when winter weather strikes.

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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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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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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.

Trends in Ceramic Surfaces

Tile of Spain USA

This season’s ceramic tiles are focused on conveying a warm feeling that awaken your senses. The use of color and matte finishes, along with the varying ceramic wall tile reliefs and micro reliefs will set the stage for comfort and well-being. Bestile, Eunoia.

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Resurgence of Exotic Stone

As The Tile Turns

Minimalist design can be gorgeous in the right setting, but as far as we're concerned, bolder is better. We love vibrant looks that make an instant statement while remaining as sophisticated as possible.

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Cevisama Curiosities

Diary of a Tile Addict

As with Cersaie , we have not only sought out the trends and fashions of the tile world at Cevisama , but also had some fun collecting some of the more intriguing designs. Among these curiosities are a few recurring themes, such as the prevalence of strokes, splatter, and all things paint.

Why You Might Want a Leak Detector (And Six Plumber Tips for Choosing One)

JG Kitchens

The floor didn’t look quite right. I spotted some warping that hadn’t been there before. I didn’t notice it at first, since it’s in a hallway that leads to a half bathroom, in front of the laundry closet.

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High-Quality Outdoor Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are an outstanding option for your outdoor renovation, design, or new construction project. They are solid, long-lasting, low-maintenance, and they look beautiful.

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A Word About Laminate Flooring

How to Floor Tile

Laminate Flooring has a place and technology is trying to keep up to survive normal wear and tear. Reasons why you should use Laminate are many as are reasons not to. It's great for a fast economic floor covering with many options in texture, style, feel and look.

Week of January 20, 2020 – Ski Resorts and Spa

Architectural Ceramics

January 20, 2020. Winter is a great time to plan a ski resort getaway. Dreaming of slopes and spas has inspired us to search out this week’s top 5 resort inspired design posts. Mountaintop Suites. 7 incredible Suites at Europe’s Top Ski Resorts , Architectural Digest.

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.

Modern Rustic décor the only decorating style your truly need

Trendir Magazine

Why is it that when we think of decorating the home, there is always the habit of considering one decorating style alone? Though most of us always have a particular decorating style in mind, others do not. For those that don’t this article is specifically designed for you.

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.

Common Causes of Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Imagine settling in for the night to watch a few episodes of your favorite binge-worthy TV show when suddenly, your streaming service stops loading, and all you can do is watch the Wi-Fi go in and out, hoping the endless buffering stops soon.

Meet the 2020 Passport to Creativity Attendees

Tile of Spain USA

This February, Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) will be heading back to Spain for its annual “Passport to Creativity” Tour.

Why Salvatori Remains a Leader in Italian Stonework

As The Tile Turns

Inspiration is all around us, but there's no denying that the world's most impressive stonework hails from Italy. Hence, our love of Italian design house Salvatori should come as no great surprise.

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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.

Twin Cities Tile Spotlight: Porcelain Inspired by Ancient Architectural Traditions

Rubble Tile

We often find inspiration from the architecture and design of past eras and civilizations. With that in mind, Mediterranea has designed two porcelain tile collections that evoke the timeworn stone look of ancient Egypt and ancient Babylon. These collections, Giza and Babylon, portray the uniquely.

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5 Things You Should Ask Your Tile Manufacturer

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are popular in just about all aspects of home renovation and even commercial and industrial design for good reason. They are sturdy and great looking, lasting for decades with proper care and maintenance.

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Bathroom Design for Teens

Kitchen and Residential Design

Your teenagers probably spend more time in the bathroom than you do. So it’s not a bad idea to dedicate a bathroom just to them. But how do you transform a bathroom from a young kid’s to a teenager’s? Here are a few tips to get you started.

Week of March 23, 2020 – Spring Cleaning

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. It’s the time of the year to dust off your shelves, bring out the Spring décor and store your cold weather apparel until the next winter season.

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Subway Tile Patterns For Creative Installations

Garden State Tile Blog

Subway tile has long been a fan favorite in homes and businesses for its ease of maintenance, hygienic properties, and timeless look.

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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How Instagrammable Are Your Commercial Spaces?

Giotile

There’s no doubt that social media (and Instagram in particular) has made a huge impact on the world of commercial interior design over the last decade. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, though, images are the whole point of Instagram.

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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Tile of Spain Companies Preview their Latest Collections Ahead of Cevisama 2020

Tile of Spain USA

CEVISAMA 2020 is just a few short weeks away and Tile of Spain companies are preparing their latest collections that will be on display at the 38th annual International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings in Valencia, Spain.

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Playing with Contrasts

As The Tile Turns

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.

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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.

Rubble Tile Now Represents Mosa Tile in the Dakotas

Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile is pleased to announce our expanding partnership with Dutch tile manufacturer, Mosa.

4 Most Instagram-Worthy Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

If there’s one thing that just about every designer wants in this day and age, it’s to have their room be Instagram-worthy. A great way to start is to choose elegant, sturdy, and vibrant cement tiles. These are outstanding for foyers, bathrooms, kitchens, patios, or just about anywhere.

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