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Using Inexpensive Materials to Create a Rich Look

Our home is our castle. Naturally, we want to surround ourselves with materials that match our personal aesthetic. Thankfully, the investment we make to fulfill our dream home vision doesn’t need to break the bank. You can make your home look luxurious with inexpensive materials and just a few tips. It all boils down to…

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Five Important Reasons Your Baby Needs Healthy Tummy Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that babies who spend too much time in car seats and other equipment used to confine them can have delayed motor skill development. The AAP recommends introducing physical activity in early infancy. “Tummy time” — supervised time on the floor — can help your baby get the exercise…

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13 Style Innovators and Their Tile Inspirations

As one of the oldest forms of decoration, tile has been a favorite across the centuries because of its durability and beauty. With endless combinations of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, tile fosters our ability to create whatever our imagination can dream up. Here are 13 of our favorite creative innovators and their tile inspirations.…

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10 Craft Ideas for Your Leftover Ceramic Tile

So, you suddenly have a handful of leftover ceramic tile on your hands from a recent home improvement project. What can you do with all this ceramic tile than pitch it immediately into the garbage? You will be surprised to hear how versatile ceramic tile crafts and art projects are. These top 10 leftover ceramic…

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Improve Any Room With These 15 Easy Ceramic Floor Tile Ideas

Ceramic floor tile can visually expand narrow rooms, elongate wide rooms, and hide a room’s imperfections, if you simply use the right pattern. Ceramic floor tile also uniquely offers wide versatility in how your floor is installed, a versatility not possible in other flooring options. Imagine how any of the the following 15 patterns can…

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The Complete Guide to Bathroom Tile

All of your bathroom surfaces can be exposed to daily moisture that is potentially damaging. Protect your investment by choosing the best product for your bathroom flooring, walls, backsplash, and shower. Keep reading to discover that no other material can beat the combination of ceramic tile’s benefits. Then explore the options for ceramic tile, shapes,…

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Tile: The Modern Flooring Option

Ceramic tile has evolved. While tile has always been known for its durability and ease of maintenance, it is now also recognized for cost savings, functionality, health benefits, and sustainability. Thanks to advances in digital imaging and printing, tile is now the ultimate modern flooring option. 21st Century Convenience In today’s fast-paced world, efficiency has…

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The Complete Guide to Kitchen Floor Tile

You’ve made the right choice and decided to use ceramic tile for your kitchen flooring. Exciting options for shapes, colors, textures, and designs await you! Read on to discover which type of ceramic tile is best for your lifestyle and use our tile pattern templates to plan your space. Learn why the choice of ceramic…

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Ceramic Tile’s Answer to the Plastic Problem

The growing problem of plastic pollution is gaining more and more attention in the media, and for good reason. For example, National Geographic posed this singular question with their June 2018 magazine issue—Planet or Plastic? NatGeo has been covering plastic pollution for decades. After all, they are on the front lines with an army of…

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Health Benefits of Ceramic Tile

You could fill a book with the benefits of ceramic tile—from its timeless aesthetic value to its ecological sustainability. The greatest benefit of ceramic tile is that it is made of naturally occurring materials and therefore has a healthy advantage over other flooring options. The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) compiled a bulletin that…

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Fire, Water, and Mold Offer Advice on Flooring

Fire, Water, and Mold showed up to help a designer and his client make a flooring selection and we debuted the advice at Coverings’18 in Atlanta. These personas of mayhem describe what they love about plastic flooring: harmful chemicals and VOCs, damage by fading, cupping, denting, and scratching, and the health risks of susceptibility to mold…

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