Get Cozy With These Outdoor Tile Fireplaces

When the temperature starts to drop, you may be tempted to store away your patio furniture, say goodbye to backyard barbeques, and head indoors for the season. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Outdoor fireplaces help keep your outdoor space warm and inviting throughout the colder months. If you’re warming up to the…


Get Creative With Staggered Tile Transitions

One of today’s hottest tile trends is a staggered tile installation. “Staggered” refers to a pattern of installing the tile so that the tiles’ natural shape is the edge of the area rather than the tile being cut to make a straight edge. This look embodies an “unfinished” style that is at once both casual…


Guide to Creating a Transitional Kitchen

Designing, renovating, or redecorating your kitchen? Transitional design may be just what you’re looking for.  The transitional kitchen is the perfect blend of older and more modern styles and offers endless room for design creativity and flexibility. Our guide to creating a transitional kitchen gives you all the intel to decide if this style is…


Bewitching Black Bathroom Tile

When you think of Halloween, you may think of black cats, witches garbed in dark robes, or spooky things that go bump in the night. We’re musing on something even more daring: black bathroom tile so bewitching that it gives us goosebumps.  This bold look is captivating every day of the year. Take a peek…

fall-inspired ceramic tile

Fall in Love With Tile: Fall-Inspired Tile Styles

Fall has arrived, and with it comes all of the charms of this enchanting time of year. We’re celebrating the change of the season with fall-inspired ceramic tile! Incorporate these tile styles in your home for looks you will love year-round! Falling Leaves Golds, Maroons, and Browns View this post on Instagram A post shared…


Celebrate World Honey Bee Day With Hexagon Tile

Advances in manufacturing techniques allow us to create limitless new tile designs, including twists on long-standing favorites. Hexagon tile has been a popular choice for decades and continues to lend a playful look to a variety of applications, both with traditional and contemporary approaches. In honor of World Honey Bee Day, here are some of…


Tile Trends We Love: Blue Backsplash Tile

Ceramic tile has been around for thousands of years, and we still haven’t exhausted all the tile style possibilities. Most recently, we’ve seen blue backsplash tile trending on Pinterest and Instagram, and we are amazed by the number of diverse and creative options in this style. Looking to add a Beautiful Blue Backsplash to your…

outdoor cafe in hotel garden

Travel With Tile: 2019 Summer Destinations

Planning where to spend your summer vacation is exciting all on its own, but deciding to travel with purpose can add an additional level of fulfillment to your trip. Traveling with purpose can mean traveling with certain goals in mind, be they goals for self-care, self-enrichment to learn something new, or a selfless journey to…

A man installing floor tile

Qualified Labor Is Critical for Successful Tile Installations

In celebration of National Tile Day, we honored the craftsmanship of qualified labor by sharing video messages from tile industry leaders. Bart Bettiga, executive director of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), set the stage for our series by outlining three components of a successful tile project: Proper use of the materials Proper specification /…


The Tile Trends We Saw at Coverings ’19

Why Tile followed influencers’ predictions for tile trends leading up to Coverings ’19. In previous blogs, we explored these trending styles: wood-look tile, geometric tiles and pattern play, dark marble-look tile, gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs, floral and leaf tile, mirror tile, and textured tile. So, how well did our anticipation match the beauty and excitement experienced at the show? Wood Looks…


2019 Tile Trends: Textured Tile

Since National Tile Day, we’ve been flaunting our #WhyTileStyle with a weekly spotlight of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends. Each trend has helped us count down the weeks to Coverings ‘19, the preeminent event for the North American ceramic tile and natural stone industry (yes, we’re that excited!). The weeks have flown by as we’ve…


2019 Tile Trends: Mirror Tile

We’ve been celebrating National Tile Day with a weekly highlight of one of the most anticipated tile trends for 2019. So far, this journey has brought us wood looks, geometric tiles and pattern play, dark marble looks, gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs, and florals and leaves. With less than two weeks remaining before Coverings ‘19 —…

Bathroom tile wall with a floral pattern

2019 Tile Trends: Florals and Leaves

Our celebration of National Tile Day continues with a weekly highlight of one of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends. We’re getting even more excited as Coverings ‘19 — the event of the year for the North American ceramic tile and natural stone industry — draws nearer. If you’ve been celebrating with us since our first…

Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs on a dining room floor

Tile Trend Ideas: Gauged Porcelain Tile

First, let’s ask: what is gauged porcelain tile? Gauged porcelain tile is a specially manufactured porcelain tile with extra-large panels/slabs (up to 10 x 15 foot slabs with 6 -12 mm thickness). Because of gauged porcelain’s strength—in a large size and thin depth—these panels/slabs are versatile options for commercial or residential projects from countertops to…

Living room with black marble-look tile flooring

2019 Tile Trends: Dark Marble Looks

To keep our National Tile Day celebration going, we’ve been revealing one of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends each week. Our first two entries brought us wood-look tile and geometric tiles and pattern play. This week’s trend is lustrous dark marble-look tile. This striking look has been turning heads all over the world and the…

Bathroom backsplash made of gray patterned ceramic tile

2019 Tile Trends: Geometric Tiles & Pattern Play

We are extending National Tile Day with a weekly celebration of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends. Last week we highlighted the first of these outstanding styles, wood-look tile. This week we’re switching gears to the playful trend of geometric tiles and pattern play. Get ready to be blown away because these designs include some incredibly…

Kitchen with a wood-look tile wall and flooring

2019 Tile Trends: Wood-Look Ceramic Tile

It’s National Tile Day, and we’re celebrating in true #WhyTileStyle by highlighting some of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends. The always classic wood look — wood-look ceramic tile has the allure of hardwood, plus all the superior advantages of ceramic tile. We’re seeing swoon-worthy scenes of wood-look tile captivating social media, especially Instagram, as the…

Remodeling plans laid over a photo of a kitchen

Five Ways to Make Your Home Remodel Pay Off

It’s time for a home makeover, but where to start? As fun and creative as this process can be, anyone considering remodeling their home knows that it’s more involved than choosing new paint colors and upgrading appliances. A properly planned home remodel also takes into account how the renovations will affect a property’s value. Renovations…