81 Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

Regardless of whether you have a small or large space, a ceramic tile backsplash can make a huge design impact.  Particularly in the bathroom, backsplash tile can set the tone for the whole space while also protecting your walls from water damage and creating a low-maintenance, easy-to-clean surface. Of course, the impact of bathroom backsplash…

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Blush herringbone tile backsplash

Blush Tile: Applications and Design Ideas

Blush at the thought! Consumers aren’t being shy about a desire for a fresh start this year. Interior designers and manufacturers are answering the call with a fresh take on a warm neutral: blush. Sherwin-Williams has selected a blush hue as its 2023 color of the year. Likewise, Farrow & Ball, the iconic wallpaper and…

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Rare Trojan War Mosaic Discovered in Syria

Archaeologists have uncovered a rare 1,600-year-old mosaic with imagery from the Trojan War underneath a building in Rastan, Syria.  Businessmen from the Nabu Museum in Lebanon had purchased the property on which the building sits and donated it to the Syrian government. Syria’s General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums was excavating the building, which itself…

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Wallpapered-look bathroom backsplash tile with a gold design

Go for the Gold With Gold Tile

Searching for a “wow factor” look that’s sure to impress? Gold tile might just be the answer. Gold tile offers everything from luxurious gilded designs to clean contemporary aesthetics. At the same time, it provides all of the low-maintenance benefits you’ve come to expect from ceramic tile, including scratch, stain, fade, and fire resistance. Easy…

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39 Tips for Using Ceramic Tile Outdoors

Versatility within the “ceramic tile family” (porcelain tile, quarry tile, wall tile, pressed floor tile, and mosaic tile) gives you a wide variety for specifying the appropriate option for your outdoor project. Each of these tile subsets is ceramic tile and thus shares ceramic tile’s general benefits.  For example, ceramic tile is water-resistant, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant,…

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New 2 cm Gauged Porcelain Tile Paver Specifications Released

The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) is proud to announce the revised ANSI A137.3 American National Standard Specifications for Gauged Porcelain Tiles and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs – 2022 publication. This standard is available now from TCNA and includes new specifications for 2 cm gauged porcelain tile pavers. The Importance of the Standard 2 cm…

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Guide to Hotel Tile

Choosing surface materials for hotels means prioritizing durability without sacrificing style.  Hotel surfaces need to stand up to wear and tear from constant foot traffic and luggage carts, plus the quick turnover of unpredictable guests. Additionally, creating a safe and hygienic environment is important to preserve the health of your guests, and a surface that’s…

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Vintage Tile Bathroom Ideas

There’s something about bathroom décor inspired by vintage tile designs that speaks to an appreciation of the classic beauty and functionality of ceramic tile, as well as tile’s versatility in modern designs.  We know we’re not alone in this sentiment, so we’re sharing vintage bathroom tile ideas to stoke your creativity — plus some new retro…

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Bathroom Tile Trends: 2022

Designing a new bathroom, or simply refreshing an existing space? Either way, browsing the latest bathroom tile trends is a great place to start. Bathroom tile trends give you not only insight into what’s popular in interior design, but also a launching point for exploring your own personal aesthetic and preferences. Increasingly, we’ve seen homeowners…

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Rare Mosaic Floor Discovered in London

Archaeologists excavating a construction site in London have uncovered a rare mosaic floor dating to ancient Rome. It’s not uncommon to uncover Roman ruins and artifacts in South London, where the Roman city of Londinium was located. (The Romans ruled Britain from the first to the fifth century and founded the capital of Roman Britannia…

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Tile Trends from Coverings ’22 Showcase Ceramic Tile at Its Best

For this year’s Coverings exhibition, which took place in Las Vegas, the tile trends seen on the showfloor reflect trends we are seeing reverberate across the country and internationally: organic textures, plaster looks, warm stone looks, earthy jewel tones, floor-to-ceiling marble looks, and shapes scaled. Textures Bring Touchability to Trends We’ve seen textures develop beyond…

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Coverings 2022: Health and Beauty on Display

We are excited to announce that Coverings, the most important event of the year for the tile and stone industry, is taking place this week. Manufacturers, distributors, architects, and other industry professionals will all convene in Las Vegas to learn from live presentations and — our favorite part — admire exhibits and new products on…

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The Tile Industry Comes Together to Provide Humanitarian Relief for Ukrainian Children

UPDATED 4.12.2022 In response to information from industry colleagues in Ukraine, the North American tile industry launched a fundraiser to support Save the Children’s humanitarian efforts in the region. Save the Children is a top-rated global humanitarian organization that has been working in Ukraine since 2014.  TILE$4UkrainianChildren is an industry-wide fundraiser co-sponsored by: Tile Council…

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