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: Simple Cleaning  Well-known for being…

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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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2020 Tile Trends: Speckled Surfaces

We’re extending our celebration of National Tile Day another week with a spectacular 2020 tile trend: speckled tile surfaces. Given postmodernism’s recent comeback in the world of design, it’s not surprising to see speckled surfaces as one of this year’s biggest tile trends. Look out for technicolor dots and specks, playful chips and fragments both…

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2020 Tile Trends: Modernized Marble

We still have more 2020 tile trends to share with you in honor of National Tile Day! This week brings a contemporary interpretation of a classic favorite: marble-look tile. Marble looks and other traditionally inspired ceramic materials are adapting to the contemporary styles of 2020. Normally seen as floor tiles, marble looks are a luxurious…

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2020 Tile Trends: Industrial Chic Tile

Our celebration of National Tile Day isn’t over yet! We’re extending the celebration with another look at a top 2020 tile trend.  In contrast with the warm feel of the refined natural wood looks we highlighted last week, this week brings us an emphasis on urban design and its unique aesthetic traits. Metal- and concrete-look…

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2020 Tile Trends: Refined Natural Wood Looks

Our extended celebration of National Tile Day continues with another 2020 tile trend, but this week’s trend isn’t a style newcomer. The natural wood look has been a staple in the tile industry for years, and was even one of the 2019 tile trends we highlighted last year. This year, we’re taking a different approach…

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2020 Tile Trends: Counter Culture

For our focus on the tile trends of 2020, we highlighted geometric tiles with mixed colors last week and now we’re graduating from intricate designs to gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs. The increasing availability and variety of these large-format tiles has seen them become a popular countertop material. Wow-factor aside, gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs are an…

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2020 Tile Trends: Mixed Geometric Tile

Another week, and another 2020 tile trend to celebrate National Tile Day!  Last week highlighted nonrectangular tiles, and this week we’re looking at shapes again — but with a twist. Homeowners, designers, and architects can play with creativity in 2020 by sprinkling same-shaped tiles of another color into a layout.  The possibilities are nearly endless…

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2020 Tile Trends: Think Outside the Box

Our celebration of National Tile Day continues with another 2020 tile trend! We began with an exploration of giant gemstone tile looks. Now, let’s focus on trending tile shapes.  Geometric tile shapes other than rectangles make for an interesting and impactful installation, so prepare to be wowed. Here are some nonrectangular tile examples from Instagram…

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2020 Tile Trends: Giant Gemstones

Inspired by National Tile Day, we’re highlighting eight eagerly anticipated tile trends of 2020! Starting off our series is the unique look of precious stone- and gemstone-look tiles. Precious stone looks bring the beauty of nature to your home in the glamorous way only nature can create.  This tile style is expected to take off…

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Make the ’20s Roar Again With Art Deco Tile

The roaring ’20s are back! To celebrate, we’re embracing Art Deco style and all its glamor.  Art Deco, short for Arts Décoratifs, is characterized by decadent details, bold patterns, and rich colors — lending perfectly to ceramic tile design. Here are some Art Deco tile looks from Instagram that we think are the bee’s knees! …

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Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Pantone has announced its color of the year for 2020, and we couldn’t be happier with the choice: classic blue.  “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Pantone This timeless blue…

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