Porcelain Tile as We See It Now!

In the early 1980’s the design profession was offered a new product to specify as a commercial floor. Porcelain tile arrived with very little [...]
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Color, Mood…. and Designing for Both, Part Three.

Since this is the final post in our color, mood and design trilogy. We have covered nine colors so far and by way of review we have noted that there are very distinct human [...]
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Glass Mosaics: A Brief History and Three Current Trends

It is generally accepted by scholars that glass mosaics date back to at least 2500 B.C. Of interest, is that clay tiles are first thought [...]
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The Arts and Crafts Movement: Tiles

The International Design Movement, later to be known as Arts and Crafts, began in Europe, and especially in Britain, in approximately [...]
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Trending Metallics in Tile

All things metallic have been creeping towards center stage this year. Trending Metallics in tile is no exception. Website [...]
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Terracotta Tiles: Part One

Terracotta tiles inspire creative thoughts and engender romantic design notions. However, there is often a bit of confusion for the homeowner and even for the professional. Let’s start with the name. Is it terracotta as one word or terra cotta as two words? Is this really another word for [...]
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Color, Mood…. and Designing for Both, Part Two.

We covered six colors in our last [...]
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The Diamond Shape

Naturally, “Diamonds Are Forever”, at least according to Ian Fleming and his alter ego, James Bond. So too does this shape keep its place in contemporary design. Recently, interior designer Gabrielle Di [...]
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