Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

Architectural Ceramics

The image above shows the tiled floor of Winchester Cathedral , which boasts the largest area of original medieval tiles in the United Kingdom! Quick History of Tile in Medieval England. Ceramic floor tile first started to appear in medieval England in the thirteenth century.

Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Since launching our new line of Porcelain Pool Tile earlier this month, we''ve been getting a lot of questions about what makes porcelain tile better than ceramic tile. Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile and nothing more.

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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.

Tile of Spain Companies Forecast Tile Trends for 2020

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL October 2019 – Tile of Spain manufacturers traveled to Italy last month to showcase their latest collections at Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. Pressroom 2020 Trends Cersaie Cersaie 2019 Tile of Spain Tile Trends

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Amazing Cement Tile Designs for Your Fireplace

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are becoming ever more popular with each passing year, from do-it-yourself remodeling jobs to the homes of big-name celebrity stylists. Cement tiles add a sense of style that can be rustic, deco or even modern. Why Use Cement Tiles?

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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. Because the colors and patterns are poured and pressed in rather than being painted or dyed, these tiles resist fading and will last a very long time.

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Fashion + Tile = A Love Story

Architectural Ceramics

There is no denying that we spend A LOT of time looking at (and obsessing over) fresh and innovative tile. To get us all in the right mindset, we pulled some of the top trends for fall and related them to some of the tiles we are loving now.

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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 low maintenance, but they do require some upkeep, as with any kind of tile. There are specific methods you’ll want to use to keep your tiles clean and to preserve their life.

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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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Building a Home with Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles can decorate the home inside and out. Each year Premios Cerámica de ASCER recognize the best architectural, interior design, and graduate projects.Below area few of the awarded projects, finalists and honorable mentions that use ceramic tiles in the most creative ways.

Moroccan-Inspired Cement Tiles: Art for Your Kitchen

Granada Tile

With Moroccan-inspired cement tiles highlighting key areas of your kitchen, you can inspire your family, friends and guests with the visual “flavor” of faraway lands. Granada Tile’s blue and white Fez cement tiles in studio kitchen and dining room, designed by Shubin + Donaldson Architects.

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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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Top Seven TIle Trends for 2020

JG Kitchens

Here are seven top trends to watch — and more than 20 great tile pics to savor. If you’re planning on remodeling your home, building a new home or updating an investment property, then you almost certainly have a tile budget.

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Making a Bold Tile Statement

As The Tile Turns

You love to experiment with new tile trends - but that little voice in your head warns you that bold looks could quickly go out of style. Ideally, you can balance your love of statement tile with your desire for practicality and long-term style. Tile Trends

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

Tile of Spain USA

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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Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Because we are in the business of selling tile however, we want to know how you feel about a cool, up-and-coming trend: dimensional tile. Here, we’re featuring just some of the dimensional tile collections available through Architectural Ceramics. Cement tile.

2018 Tile Trends from Tile of Spain

JG Kitchens

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the major Spanish tile show, Cevisama , in a hosted press tour, in 2012, and seeing Tile of Spain ‘s exhibits at Coverings at several shows. Gauged or Thin Tile. Photos: Tile of Spain.

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New Cuban Cement Tile from Aguayo Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. A few weeks ago, I shared 2015 Tile Trends from my annual pilgrimage to Coverings , a trade show for tile and stone. I promised to share some other great new tile finds that Avente Tile will be adding to our offerings. Love Cuban Tiles?

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White Tiles at The London Tile Co.

The London Tile Co.

Often overlooked as boring or too simple, we believe that the white tile is a classic that deserves more recognition. There are so many little touches that can set a white tile apart from the others and so many ways to style them to make stand out. At The London Tile Co.

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4 Most Instagram-Worthy Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

A great way to start is to choose elegant, sturdy, and vibrant cement tiles. Check out four Instagram-worthy cement tiles and the projects in which they were featured, and learn more about where to find these and other patterns for your own use. Fez Tile. Alhambra Tile.

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Tile Face-Off: Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

As The Tile Turns

Choosing the right tile is an important decision, and there are a number of factors to take into account. For example, you will need to consider the shape and size of your room, how your tile will be used, durability, lighting and, of course, your own personal style.

Behind The Cement Tile: Granada Tile’s Santander Concrete Tile

Granada Tile

As regular readers may know, Granada Tile’s global perspective and love of travel means that we like to name our encaustic tile patterns after cities, countries and favorite spots around the world that inspire us. Case in point, our Santander cement tile.

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3 Handmade Cement Tile Ideas for Your Indoor-Outdoor Bathroom

Granada Tile

Bold tiles in neutral color palettes are paired with large windows and rustic woods that elevate a utilitarian space. Look no further for inspiration, as we’ve curated three handmade cement tile ideas for your indoor-outdoor bathroom.

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Tile of Spain Partners with Valencia Coverings for a Night of Tile and Trends

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain completed its 2019 education and networking series in Miami, FL with co-hosts Valencia Coverings for an immersive night of tile and trends. Blog Ceramics for Life CEU Ryan Fasan Tile of Spain Tile Trends Valencia Coverings

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Decorative Geometrical Tile Coda

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Two weeks ago I introduced our new decorative glazed ceramic tiles. Geometrical Ellipse B is a new glazed ceramic tile pattern. Geometrical tile pattern glazes are from the Malibu Field Tile palette and make designing easy and fun.

Cement Tiles: The Difference Between High Quality and Faux

Granada Tile

Cement tiles have a lot of advantages over ceramic or porcelain tiles. They are long-lasting, relatively low maintenance, quite sturdy and totally eco-friendly, but you need to pay close attention when you choose your tile. Choosing High-Quality Cement Tiles.

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2019 Tile Trends Round-Up

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain , the association of over 125 Spanish tile manufacturers, is forecasting macro trends for 2019 which include: neutral colors, innovative formats, chiseled edges, vintage looks, geometric accents, gauged porcelain panels, and porcelain pavers.

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Adamson House Tile Tour

Tile Talk

So, I thought I'd share one of my favorite historical tile haunts, The Adamson House. Even if you aren't interested in tile and California history, it's hard to find a reason not to visit this lovely location. The flagstone entry pulls the eye to the resplendent tile entry.

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Just Enough Tile is Not Enough Tile

Architectural Ceramics

You’ve measured your project space and know your total square footage, but there’s more to ordering tile than an accurate take-off. The recommended overage or waste amount for tile is 20% to 30% depending a number of factors.

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Delicious Pairings: Gourmet Food and Artisan Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

There’s something equally soothing and exciting with seeing stunning gourmet food perfectly laid out against a background of beautiful kitchenware, gorgeous locales, and even artisan cement tiles. Very little makes a better background than a vibrantly patterned cement tile.

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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

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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.

Reasons Why Architects Choose Handmade Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

What could encompass all of these besides handmade cement tiles? Architects have chosen handmade encaustic cement tiles for years to add a touch of the avant-garde to modern homes, and there’s little reason to ask why when you see photos of the final product.

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Granada Tile x Bone Collective

Granada Tile

Granada Tile is making a name for ourselves as a premier manufacturer of handcrafted cement tiles. From restaurants and bars to hotels and homes, our cement tiles bring a sense of style that will stand the test of time.

Granada Tile Barcelona Cement Tile In Better Homes & Gardens

Granada Tile

Replacing your kitchen backplash tile with something prettier, bolder and easier to care for, like Granada Tile cement tiles! With all the wet and cold weather we’re all having these days, we’re spending a lot of time in our kitchens.

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European Tile Trends — From Forbes.com

JG Kitchens

What’s hot in tile? These were the ones on display at the massive tile expo, as I shared this week with Forbes.com readers , and coming soon to a floor or wall near you! Cevisama is the first major tile show of the year where the latest trends are on display. Photo Courtesy: Bestile, A Tile of Spain member company ). The post European Tile Trends — From Forbes.com comes to you courtesy of Jamie Gold Kitchen, Bath And Wellness Design, LLC.

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Top Tile Trends from Italy

JG Kitchens

Last year, I traveled to Italy’s top tile expo, Cersaie, with a press delegation. Wood-look tiles continue to impress. Among the abundance of graphic tiles at Cersaie, many companies turned to the world of comics and pop art to create playful collections of functional wall art.

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Great Little Tiles

Tile of Spain USA

The Almost invisible school, by ABLM arquitectos, was created using a combination of large format mirroring and colorful subway tiles. Blog Large Format Small Format tile of spainIn architecture, the incorporation of subtle details can make all the difference.

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Hexagon Cement Tile – Patterned and Plain

Tile Talk

Star and Hexagonal Tile Panel, 13th-14th century (Nishapur, Iran). The six-sided polygon, which can be found in honeycombs, crystals, snowflakes, and most importantly tile, creates a classic yet distinguished look. Arabesque Hexagon Spanish Paver Tile | Avente Tile.

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Tile of Spain Heads to Coverings 2019!

Tile of Spain USA

In just one week, nearly 100 Spanish ceramic and stone manufacturers will be heading to Coverings 2019: The Global Stone & Tile Experience to showcase their latest products and innovations during North America’s premier event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry.

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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. Engineering test reports are one way you can ensure your tile manufacturer is using the proper methods to create their tiles.

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Handmade Cement Tiles: How to Instantly Improve the Look and Feel of Your Space

Granada Tile

From the stunning Bordeaux to the Moroccan-inspired Arabesque , Granada Tile’s handmade cement tiles are sweeping the world as a unique way to improve the look and feel of any space. A beautiful laundry room backsplash, designed by Bethel Rock, features Granada Tile’s Badajoz pattern.

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A Granada Tile Fez Cement Tile Bathroom

Granada Tile

Adrianna and Paul’s Granada Tile Fez cement tile bathroom, recently shown in Living Etc. It’s hard to look at this one photo of our Fez cement tile used as shower floor tile and shower wall tile without wanting to see the whole thing!

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