How to Make Square Tile Unique

Square tile doesn’t mean your creativity is boxed in. In fact, these square tile ideas certainly qualify for thinking “outside the box,” for unique ceramic tile ideas.  If you thought square tile was simple or tame, take note — square tile is making a design impact, largely thanks to new manufacturing techniques and installation patterns…

Ceramic Tile Meets Radiant Heat: Guide to In-Floor Heating

Also known as in-floor heating, radiant heat can be a luxurious addition to a specific room or an effective solution for heating any space. Learn more with these tips about installing radiant heat in your home and why homeowners trust ceramic tile to protect and make the most of their investment. What Is Radiant Heat?  Radiant…

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Porcelain Tile: Your Complete Guide

Designing and remodeling your home can be an exciting and rewarding creative pursuit. With all the decisions required about specific products, we are grateful for the family of ceramic tile options with benefits that far exceed nonceramic materials. Different types of ceramic tile collectively make up what is commonly known as the “ceramic tile family”—…

Your Guide to Laundry Room Tile

Photo via Angle Eye Photography for Liz Walton Home It’s time to get excited about doing laundry and design the laundry room of your dreams! Ceramic tile is a natural choice for laundry rooms with its low-maintenance benefits, waterproof installation system, versatile applications, and impressive design options. Why Ceramic Tile Is Ideal for Laundry Rooms…

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…

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,…

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…

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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?…

Guide to Going Green With Ceramic Tile

Environmental sustainability in building design is becoming more and more of a priority as we better understand how our actions affect the world we live in. Research has revealed that we can do our part by choosing construction materials that can be sourced, manufactured, used, maintained, and disposed of with minimal impact on the environment.…

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: Stain-resistant: Your life is bound…

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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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 /…

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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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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.…