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…

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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…

Bathroom with tile walls and flooring

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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…