Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Published Articles

81 Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

Regardless of whether you have a small or large space, a ceramic tile backsplash can make a huge design impact. Particularly in the bathroom, backsplash tile can set the tone for the whole space while also protecting your walls from water damage and creating a low-maintenance, easy-to-clean surface. Of course, the impact of bathroom backsplash tile makes it even more important that you choose the right design for your space. Thankfully, there are numerous (dare we say limitless?) designs for you to choose from, with options for different tile colors, shapes, sizes, textures, natural looks and patterns. Read More

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Touting Tile's Toughness

The tile category is putting its best foot forward to guarantee products that consumers can rely on in the new year. Even amid unpredictability in the overall economy, tile’s wide array of stylish, high-performing options are set to keep the category afloat this year. Read More

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Mosaics Masterpieces

Tile is known for its design versatility as it can add a hint of artistry to any space. This is especially true when tile is installed in the form of a mosaic, which can deliver performance benefits as well as intricate style. Mosaics can be installed on feature walls and on backsplashes, and today’s mosaic products help provide a continuous design that covers more square footage of the home and can follow one overarching design aesthetic throughout. Read More

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A New Bathroom for the New Year Using a Full Year of Tips

2022 is a wrap. And once again, we have the pleasure of looking back on the tile tips and trends we’ve covered over the last year. As in years past, we’ve shared ideas on using tile in every room of the house. But one room stands out this year for being of particular interest to designers and homeowners alike: the bathroom. Whether you’re designing a new home or remodeling your existing space, our 2022 tips can help you create the bathroom you’ve been dreaming of in the new year. Read More

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The Top Kitchen Backsplash Trends for 2023, According to Designers

A kitchen backsplash isn't exactly a design element you want to go through the hassle of changing often. It's time-intensive and expensive. That being said, if you're ready for a new look, you might as well take a new year as an opportunity to go for it! Luckily, designers and industry experts are predicting a few kitchen backsplash trends will take off in 2023. Whether you're ready to display a dramatic marble slab or build a creative wall made of mixed materials, there's sure to be a kitchen backsplash trend ahead that offers inspiration and unlocks motivation for your next kitchen makeover. (And while you're at it, make sure to consider the other kitchen trends and kitchen cabinetry trends experts expect to gain popularity in 2023, too.) Read More

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Published Articles

81 Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

Regardless of whether you have a small or large space, a ceramic tile backsplash can make a huge design impact. Particularly in the bathroom, backsplash tile can set the tone for the whole space while also protecting your walls from water damage and creating a low-maintenance, easy-to-clean surface. Of course, the impact of bathroom backsplash tile makes it even more important that you choose the right design for your space. Thankfully, there are numerous (dare we say limitless?) designs for you to choose from, with options for different tile colors, shapes, sizes, textures, natural looks and patterns. Read More

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CTEF Adds Two New Training and Education Programs

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) has newly expanded training and education for professionals in the ceramic tile and stone industry for 2023. The new programs address the foundations of tile installation and practical training to prepare installers for the Certified Tile Installer program, as well as an enhanced inspection course and additional sessions of a historically popular program. Read More

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Reputation Management

Reviews are more important than ever because people trust what others say much more than they trust what you (the brand) say, observed Shannon Vogel, owner of Reach Social. “If people know what to expect because others have shared their experience, there is a higher level of buying confidence.” Read More

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Mohawk Acquires Vitromex for $293 Million

Mohawk Industries, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Vitromex ceramic tile business from Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS) for approximately $293 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022 and is subject to the approval of GIS’s shareholders, as well as customary government approvals and closing conditions. The Vitromex business is expected to be accretive to Mohawk's earnings. Read More

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Flooring Inspection: Who’s Policing the Flooring Police?

At a time when the flooring industry is working furiously to come up with solutions to supply chain issues, installer shortages and ever-changing product demands, what is it to toss another log on the pyre? Money is being pulled off the table for someone when an inspector is called, whether that is the homeowner, building owner, the retailer, the installer, the builder or the floorcovering manufacturer. Someone pays when an installation goes awry. But how do you know if the person responsible for passing judgment is going to tell the truth? How do you know if the credentials that inspector is flashing are legitimate? Who is policing the flooring police? Read More