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5 Care Tips for Cooking on Your Surfaces

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 21, 2017 6:25:44 AM


With the hustle and bustle of the season, we make use of all our kitchen surfaces when cooking a hearty and crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving meal. Protect your floors and countertops this holiday season with these five care tips:

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Topics: Insider, Tile

Introducing Ombre

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 16, 2017 9:25:16 AM

From art and furniture to fashion and beauty, color gradients and ombre hues are transcending industries. One of the materials in which we see this ombre effect come to life is throughout the beautiful reflective qualities and depth of glass.

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Topics: Tile

1 Series, 3 Ways: Cultura

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 10, 2017 6:21:11 AM

Texture is one of the most unique elements we find in master bath installations. While providing a sense of dimensionality, it can be used differently from space to space - as a cushioned bath mat, layered shelving, or accent floor to wall design. A pebbled natural stone is a beautiful and functional way to make a defining design statement while offering peace of mind in environments where water is prevalent.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Introducing the Design Series

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 2, 2017 12:04:12 PM

Inspired by intricate and ornate graphics, Design™ glazed porcelain tiles explore how color, pattern, and finish combine to create unique looks. The series’ four distinct patterns, Art, Form, Portrait, and Sketch, each illustrate their own stories through line and shape, from retro and mod-inspired to distressed layering.

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Topics: Tile

5 Inherent Ways Tile Contributes to an Eco-Conscious Workplace

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 19, 2017 9:20:54 AM


In today’s eco-conscious culture, designers and end users search for ways to create healthier, more environmentally friendly interior spaces. Significant importance is placed on a material’s impact in both the natural environment and the one it is used to create, especially the evolving corporate workplace.
 

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Topics: Insider, Tile

Introducing Latitude

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 12, 2017 9:17:37 AM


Inspired by the ethereal beauty of the northern lights, Latitude’s painterly movement provides an organic sense of structure and transforms interiors through dynamic movement and design.

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Topics: Tile

Introducing Borigni

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 28, 2017 9:22:45 AM


A nod to old factories and urban spaces, today’s interiors are mixing traditional industrial aesthetics with modern appeal. Concrete floors, urban lighting fixtures, and exposed bricks and beams can be found throughout residential and commercial design. Merging function and form, our new Borigni series brings the contemporary appeal of concrete with the simplicity of porcelain tile.

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Topics: Tile

1 Series, 4 Ways: Alpine

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 19, 2017 7:52:00 AM

Of all the ways to achieve a rustic luxe aesthetic, one of the most popular is to incorporate wood materials. Wood-look tile is both an easy and functional way to achieve a rustic luxe environment, as it can serve as a singular rustic design element or ground the entire design concept. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Introducing Cassero

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 7, 2017 9:45:04 AM

The versatility of concrete-look interiors goes beyond industrial design. Transforming upscale and contemporary hospitality and commercial environments, tile with linear concrete texture is lending new perspective to spaces.

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Topics: Tile

1 Series, 4 Ways: Access

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Aug 24, 2017 10:10:11 AM

From home exteriors to cutting-edge fashion, we are seeing materials drawing inspiration from sandstone across all types of design. With eye-catching variations, Sandstone is at once sophisticated and down-to-earth. We capture the look of this sought-after stone in our Access porcelain tile series.

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Topics: Tile

Design trends and inspiration for tile & natural stone

We are driven by design, and in Finishing Thoughts, we bring it to life - sharing tile trends, spotlighting those who inspire us, and sparking creativity for residential and commercial spaces.

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