Everything You Need to Know About Subway Tile

Subway tile: you’ve heard of it and admired it, but do you really know what makes subway tile subway tile?  We’re here to help! We’ve included a little historical perspective, the general characteristics of traditional subway tile, creative subway tile installation patterns and adaptations, and some ideas on how to use subway tile in your…


Using Ceramic Tile in Your Home Office

Whether you’re new to remote work or need to give your home office some new energy, ceramic tile is the workhorse you need for efficient and comfortable workspaces.  The Rising Need for Home Offices One-third of U.S. workers are working remotely full-time in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19. About two-thirds of these…


Colorful Bathroom Floor Tile Ideas

Looking for fun flooring ideas for your bathroom? Colorful bathroom floor tile is just the pick-me-up we need to inspire our days, with options that span the rainbow and creative multicolor designs, as well. Here are some of our favorite colorful tile bathroom floors from Instagram, guaranteed to cheer you. Yellow Bathroom Floor Tiles View…


Tiles Help Restore Coral Reefs

You may know that ceramic tile can be used just about anywhere inside and outside your home or business, but even we were surprised to learn that tiles are now flourishing on the seafloor as a solution for coral restoration. Mass Destruction of Coral Reefs Calls for Innovative Problem-Solving Hong Kong’s Hoi Ha Wan Marine…

Tile coasters

Easy Tile Coaster Crafts for DIYers

We love tile crafts, and one of the easiest and most fun tile crafts out there involves making coasters out of tile. Whether you’re creating tile coasters as a gift for a holiday or to use in your own home, you can’t go wrong with this simple tile craft project. Not sure where to start?…

Marble-Look Gauged Porcelain Tile Kitchen Table

Our Favorite Porcelain Furniture on Instagram

We recently explained why gauged porcelain is our new favorite material for furniture, and now we want to share some of our favorite porcelain furniture examples from Instagram. All of these examples showcase different designs and even types of furniture, but they have one thing in common: gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs. Intrigued? Read on.  Gauged…

Gauged Porcelain Tile Kitchen

Gauged Porcelain Tile: Our New Favorite Furniture

Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs — porcelain tiles measuring as long as 15 feet, as wide as five feet, and as thin as 3.5 millimeters — are currently one of the trendiest surface coverings available, and we don’t just mean for flooring and walls. These big and beautiful tiles are also becoming a popular option for…

Kitchen with a wood-look tile wall and flooring

Hot Kitchen Flooring Tile Trends

Last week we shared cool kitchen flooring tile ideas with you, and now we’re heating things up with hot kitchen flooring tile.  What makes kitchen tile sizzle? We searched for tile in warm hues, as well as tile in patterns that evoke cozy, passionate, and playful feelings. All in all, you’re sure to find a…


Cool Kitchen Flooring Tile Trends

Looking for kitchen flooring ideas? Stone-, slate-, and wood-look ceramic tile are all popular options for kitchen flooring, but no one said you have to stick with a traditional style. Unusual kitchen tile flooring is currently trending, especially in cool colors such as blues, grays, and greens. Whichever shade you choose, cool hues inspire feelings…


Easy Cleaning Tips for Porcelain and Ceramic Tile

Different types of ceramic tile collectively make up the ceramic tile family and all share ceramic tile’s easy-cleaning benefits. Each of the tile subsets is produced slightly differently and may consequently have additional advantages that lend themselves to specific applications. “Ceramic tile” (nonporcelain ceramic tile surfaces, such as quarry tile, regular ceramic tile, pressed floor tile,…


Back to Nature: Ceramic Tile in Earth Tones

Inspired by the colors found in the outdoors, earth tones are soothing shades that bring the calm and peacefulness of nature to your home.  Ceramic tile presents a great opportunity to incorporate earth tones into your interior decor. Before you jump to conclusions, we’re not just talking about a range of browns and beiges, but…


Five Places You’ll Secretly Find Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile is known for its functional benefits and aesthetics, but did you know that porcelain isn’t just for flooring? Thicker porcelain pavers and thin panels/slabs have expanded porcelain’s versatility to include impressive uses.  The most recent advancement in porcelain is gauged porcelain tile: Specially manufactured porcelain tile in panels or slabs as long as…


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…


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…

Beautiful kitchen with ceramic tile floor

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?…