Tile Updates: Current Tile Trends

As The Tile Turns

Tile makes a statement while retaining the durability, versatility and other numerous benefits that have made it such a popular flooring material through the years. Tile Trends Design

Custom Commercial Cement Tile Inspiration

Tile Talk

Customizable cement tiles, from clockwise (top right), include: Traditional Melilla ; Classic Serengeti ; Traditional Gran Cordoba ; and Geometric 02 Cement Tile. Handmade cement tiles are a great choice for commercial, hospitality, and retail spaces. Designing with Tile.

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Cementing The Latest Trend In Design: Cement Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Wait…Cement Can Be Tile? Cement tiles are an ingenious combination of cement, marble powder, water, sand, pigments, time and patience. A technique that uses a mold to make designs in many colors and a press to harden the tiles without requiring heat. How Do I Install Cement Tile?

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Cinco de Mayo: 5 Ways to Use Mexican-Inspired Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Because the percentage of people interested in horse-themed tile is slim and it’s hard to give your mother a bouquet of tile, let’s instead honor Cinco de Mayo with 5 ways to bring Mexican-inspired tile to your next project. Handmade Talavera Tile. Terra-cotta Tile.

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Vintage Tile Tour, Continued

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. If you love tile, then you can''t miss this rare opportunity to tour a house with tiles installed in nearly every room, including some Royal Delft cloisonné decorative tiles. Royal Delft cloisonné decorative tile accent: swan.

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5 Unexpected Ways to Use Tile in Your Home

Architectural Ceramics

January 2016 – Rockville, MD – Tile is everywhere. Unless you’re a cowboy, you probably see tile on a daily basis. The utility of tile in residential and commercial spaces provides a ubiquitous flora and fauna of shapes, texture, and color to the masses.

Tiled Stair Riser Design Picks

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Nothing adds more curb appeal, sense of personal style, and a real design punch than using decorative tiles on stair risers. Decorative tiles used on stair risers showcase personal style and add curb appeal. Rule #2: Start with tiles you love!

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What tile should I pick if I don’t know my cabinets or counter yet?

Architectural Ceramics

Coordinating your tile when you haven’t selected your cabinets and counter yet can be confusing. Fortunately, it’s much easier than selecting tile that coordinates with existing cabinets and countertops. 4) Do not let a non-existing paint color dictate your tile choice.

Tile Inspiration For Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Tile Talk

Vibrant blue Arabesque tile adds visual interest. Tile is a popular choice for kitchen floors and backsplashes, so popular that even the priciest and most custom options can seem bland. One tile company is changing that, one beautifully unique tile at a time.

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Not All Wood-Look Tiles Are Created Equal

Architectural Ceramics

Rockville, MD – July 2016 – Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago, and has only been increasing in popularity since. True wood floors are so warm and welcoming, but can’t handle humidity, water, pets, and kids like tile can. Ceramic vs. Porcelain Wood-Look Tiles.

It’s Only Natural: AC’s Glass Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

This glossy and matte glass tile brings the beach to your home without all the sand. 3×6 field tile color options, see Data Sheet for full collection offering. The kitchen backsplash makes a subtle splash with AC’s Naturals 3×6 glossy sea glass subway tile.

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Graphic Symmetry from Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile design today is filled with geometric shapes such as hexagons, octagons and rhomboids that create stunning visuals and dynamic spaces. These designs are seen on both floor tile and wall tile, and often coordinate with more traditional formats to create a standout appearance.

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Handmade Cement Tile: Defining Quality

Tile Talk

Handmade Alcala Cement Tile on a bathroom wall. In my last post, I introduced Avente Tile’s newly published Guide to Buying Handmade Cement Tile. This 14-page downloadable Guide features information, examples of cement tile installations, FAQs, and more.

Renovating? We’ve Got Your Tile

Making Tile Modern

Modwalls Lush glass subway tile at the lowest price ever. We’ve got some good news for you: Our best selling Lush glass subway tile collection in great colors and sizes is now at the lowest price ever. Lush 4×12 Surf Green Glass Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash.

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Porcelain Tile Tile Manufacturing Green Tile Porcelain Ceramics Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile technical porcelain

A Better Saltillo Tile: Rustic Cement Tile Pavers

Tile Talk

A Saltillo tile entry features a cement tile rug. A few weeks ago, we spoke about the history, production and properties of Saltillo tile. The process of turning this special Mexican clay into tiles has remained unchanged since 1577. How to Buy Rustic Cement Tile Pavers.

The Layman’s Class on Glass: Design & Installation Tips for Glass Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Rockville, MD – The supposed fragility of glass tile does nothing to deter from its beauty, and how much designers and homeowners adore it. And it’s no wonder, because glass tile can transform a space into something truly unique. What Type of Glass Tile Should You Pick?

Saltillo Tile's Centuries-Old Allure

Tile Talk

Coupled with decorative ceramic tiles, Saltillo tile exudes Old World charm. Hand-crafted from natural clay deposits, authentic Saltillo tile can only come from one place in the world - Saltillo, in the state of Coahuila in Mexico. Designing with Tile.

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Tile Backsplash Ideas for Modern Vanities

Tile Talk

Your options for backsplashes are wide-ranging, not only based on the materials available, but the orientation of the tiles, techniques used, and molding features. Style of Decorative Tile Backsplash: Handmade Cement Tile. Natural Stone Tile. Glass Tiles.

Tile Trends: Geometic Patterns Showcase Spanish Tile Creativity

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish tile industry continues to showcase its creativity with beautiful geometric designs. Vibrant colors, creative patterns mixed in with unique versatility, makes Spanish ceramic tile ideal for any space. Blog Geometric natucer peronda Tile trend Vives

Tile Tuesday: Parente to Parasol, Old Tradition-New Expression

Kitchens for Living

Welcome to the second installment of the Tile Tuesday series! We were able to really dig in to both aspects on our Tile of Spain tour of Sevilla led by architect Gonzalo Cantos. We visited the studio where she creates her handmade tile and custom glazes.

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Amish Quilt Pattern Ceramic Tile Fireplace Surround


One Tradition Meets Another Detail of Amish "Wedding Ring" Quilt Pattern in Tile I''ve been amazed for years in the never ending design possibilities in tile and mosaic. In a recentt post we looked at tile I created for a coffee table done in a Navajo rug pattern motif.

Geometric Tiles Create Style on any Budget

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Geometric tiles in classic shapes, such as chevron, hexagon, stripes, honeycomb or octagon, are a great way to add style to your home''s wall or floors. More intricate patterns reproduced on a single tile will always be more expensive than plain tiles.

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Modern Tile Designs for Your Kitchen

Making Tile Modern

Modwalls Modern Kitchen Backsplash Tile Ideas. Modwalls® unique tile collections are the perfect solution. Whether you’re remodeling a kitchen, updating your kitchen tile backsplash or building a cook’s kitchen in your dream home, we’ve got you covered.

Tile of Spain reveals global design trends and innovation at CEVISAMA 2016

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish ceramic tile exports grew by 6%, continuing to make Tile of Spain Europe’s leading ceramic tile producer – and the second largest exporter of tile worldwide.

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Support the Tile Heritage Foundation

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Tiles tell tales!" Menzies, Executive Director of the Tile Heritage Foundation , explained it to me many years ago. The Tile Heritage Foundation (THF) is a well-run, non-profit organization that is benevolent and generous.

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Glass Mosaic Tile Design You Can Create Online

Making Tile Modern

Customize your kitchen tile, shower tile or pool tile using our Modwalls tile blender. Mix your own colors of our Brio glass mosaic tiles, then order a sample. “Live Your Colors” with Modwalls tile! Custom Brio glass mosaic tile blend.

Amish Star Quilt Pattern Tile End Table


Hi all, Over the years I've enjoyed adapting my hand made ceramic tiles for use in furniture. In Fall of 2014 I posted photos and a description of a coffee table with a tile top in a Navajo rug design.

There’s Subway Tile, and then there’s SUBWAY TILE!


There’s no denying that subway tile is a classic. The shiny white 3″ x 6″ ceramic tiles were the surfacing material of choice for the New York subway system that opened in 1904. It didn’t take long for these rectangular tiles to make their way into our bathrooms and kitchens across the country, where they … Commercial Design Specifications Design Trends Tile Trends Wall Tile Subway tile tile design

New Textured Glass Tile by Modwalls

Making Tile Modern

We’ve created a unique glass tile design inspired by textiles. Lush Linen by Modwalls is available in any size and color of our Lush subway or square tile. Our Lush Linen collection is meant to evoke the patterns loose woven linen and retro bark cloth.

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Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Porcelain Wood Look Tile Porcelain Tile wood look wood porcelain tile wood tile

Avente Tile Talk: Spanish Tile Design, Innovation Inspires Coverings.

Tile Talk

Spanish Tile Design, Innovation Inspires Coverings 2013 Attendees. Tile of Spains exhibit at Coverings 2013. Image courtesy of Tile of Spain. Ceramic tile use throughout Spain is prolific. Java , Daino and Nepal wall tiles were introduced as well. Lets Talk Tile.

Cuban Tile Makes Grand Entrance for Resort Hotel

Tile Talk

The above commercial installation of Cuban cement tile uses a classic rug design in rich, warm colors. The hypnotic pattern of our Cuban Heritage Design 110-3B 8x8 handmade cement tile features prominently in this resort''s airy and grand entry. Tips for Creating a Cement Tile Rug.

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Cement Tile Rug Creates a Welcoming, Warm Patio

Tile Talk

The stunning pattern of our Traditional Alcala cement tile series, in a custom colorway, creates a spectacular entry for this Southern California home. This particular installation shows how the traditional method of using cement tiles can create a focal point in any area.

Avente Tile Talk: Tile Fireplace Design Tips

Tile Talk

Tile Fireplace Design Tips. — Written by Bill Buyok , Avente Tile As February comes to a close, so does this month’s focus on tiled hearths and fireplaces. Today I will share three tips that can help you achieve the best design for your tiled fireplace.

Live Your Colors with Modwalls Tile

Making Tile Modern

A Hot Dog from @boomhound Modwalls #coolpool Brio glass Mosaic tile helps #beattheheat. tiles #pooltile #Repost of @boomhound. redbonecoonhound #puppylove. coonhound. coonhoundpuppy. losangeles.

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Tile Trends: Encaustic and Hydraulic Cement Looks

Tile of Spain USA

Encaustic and hydraulic cement styles are making a comeback in tile. Spanish tile manufacturers are on the forefront of this ceramic tile trend. Blog Aparici Apavisa cement ceramic Cevisama Coverings encaustic hydraulic Mainzu natucer Tau Tile Tile trends Trends

Avente Tile Talk: Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour

Tile Talk

Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour. I just returned from a business trip in the Dominican Republic meeting with the owners of the Aguayo Cement Tile Factory. Aguayo Cement Tiles are well known for their quality, large color palette, and commitment to new design. Lets Talk Tile.

3 Ways to Create Style with Plain Hexagon Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Here are three ways plain hexagon tiles lead to an overall stylish look. Our style guide below uses both ceramic, porcelain, and cement tiles - all available from Avente Tile. Hexagon tile looks great with hand-painted glazes.

Geometrical Ceramic Tiles Offer Everlasting Design

Tile Talk

Our new Geometrical Glazed Ceramic tile collection was used to create this appealing kitchen backsplash. Our Geometrical line of ceramic tile mixes classic hand-painted glaze techniques with modern, geometric patterns to achieve an absolutely stunning look. Designing with Tile.