Easy Cleaning Tips for Porcelain and Ceramic Tile

As with all ceramic tile, porcelain has aesthetic and functional advantages over many other nonceramic surface options, including water, stain, and scratch resistance. Pair these benefits with easy maintenance and you have an ideal surface choice for flooring, countertops, showers, and more. Spend less time cleaning and more time admiring your beautiful porcelain surfaces with…

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Low-Maintenance Benefits of Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

When it comes to beautiful materials for your home, stylish looks may often come with the price of high-maintenance care, but that doesn’t have to be the case. As with all ceramic tile, porcelain tile’s limitless design possibilities are matched by performance and functionality, including the following low-maintenance, cost-saving benefits. Dirt & Allergen Resistance Ceramic…

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Artisan Planter Box Auction

Perhaps quarantine time at home has allowed you an opportunity to explore new ideas for improving your outdoor living spaces or you are keeping yourself and your family busy with creative craft projects. We’ve shared instructions with you earlier for one way to make a planter box from mosaic tile or leftover tile you have…

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Post-Pandemic Dream Kitchen Guide

“Home” has taken on new meaning in 2020. Once a place to rest and recharge after work, school, and socializing, our homes are now makeshift offices, classrooms, gyms, studios—you name it.  Kitchen-First Philosophy Sheltering in place and social distancing means spending more time in our homes in general, so why focus on the kitchen specifically?…

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Not Your Typical Pool Tile

Searching for an innovative look for your pool addition or remodel? If you are looking for a design that knocks typical blue pool tiles out of the water, make a style splash with these unique pool tile examples from Instagram. Patterned Poolside Tile View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ceramics of Italy…

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How to Add Hygge to Your Home

The Danish design trend hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) involves creating a comfortable home in which to spend quality time and connect with your loved ones. Hygge is more of a concept or way of life than any one thing, which is why there isn’t an adequate English translation for the word. A hygge approach promotes well-being…

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Indoor-Outdoor Tile: Your Complete Guide

As homeowners continue to embrace open-concept floor plans inside the home and designated living spaces outside, a trend to blur the delineation of these areas has emerged.  Indoor-outdoor transitional spaces combine the comforts of indoor living with the advantages of outdoor areas, such as fresh air, the view or beauty of natural surroundings, outdoor activities,…

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Guide to Going Green With Ceramic Tile

Environmental sustainability in building design is becoming more and more of a priority as we better understand how our actions affect the world we live in. Research has revealed that we can do our part by choosing construction materials that can be sourced, manufactured, used, maintained, and disposed of with minimal impact on the environment.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile’s superior performance means less mess and more peace of mind. Ceramic tile is low-maintenance, moisture-resistant, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant, so whatever life throws on your surfaces, you’re ready for it. Easy Regular Maintenance Ceramic tile is extremely low-maintenance. Unlike many other surface materials, ceramic tile offers options that are: Stain-resistant: Your life is bound…

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The Tile Industry, a Noble Profession

In celebration of National Tile Day, we’ve explored tile industry careers by sharing video messages from three professionals who speak about successful careers in the tile industry, plus we offer these weighty facts on the benefits of trade skills versus a college degree.  As Forbes reports, the cost of a university education has increased nearly…

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The Tile Trends We Saw at Coverings ’20

Instagram lifestyle influencers helped us explore tile trends leading up to Coverings ’20. We explored some impressive trending tile styles: giant gemstones, nonrectangular shapes, mixed geometrics, countertops, wood looks, industrial chic, modern marble, and speckled surfaces. In the wake of COVID-19 precautions, our experience with 2020’s tile design trends at Coverings was reimagined in an expanded digital…

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