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What Is the Average Size of a Tile? When it comes to size, tile knows no limits: Tiles come in sizes ranging from mosaic tiles measuring less than nine inches squared to expansive gauged porcelain panels/slabs. That means no standard size of a tile exists, although specific ceramic tile sizes have trended over the years. In general, tiles have gotten bigger over time, with the largest options now measuring up to 10 by 15 feet. How Tile Size Can Influence Your Space Read More

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The official term for thin tile is gauged porcelain tile (GPT). These thin porcelain tiles can be manufactured in panels/slabs (GPTPS) that measure up to 10 x 15 feet, making them perfect to show off unique designs and looks that are mostly uninterrupted by grout lines. There are two categories of GPT and GPTPS, 3.5-4.9mm thick and 5.0-6.5mm thick. Both are defined by the industry standard ANSI A137.3. Because of their reduced thickness, gauged porcelain tiles are also lighter than traditional thickness tile, typically less than 4 lbs/ft2. The unique combination of large size and thin depth — plus porcelain’s inherent strength and durability — make ultra thin tile uniquely suited for a wide range of residential and commercial projects. Read More

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There’s Nowhere to Go but Up With Vertical Tiles

Simply put, vertical tile is tile that’s laid vertically rather than horizontally. Vertical tile layouts have been trending, initially as a creative use for subway tile. Laying subway tile vertically is more than a new approach to the classic look. It also draws the eye upward to create the illusion of higher ceilings. All sorts of shapes can work in a vertical layout. If a tile is laid vertically, you can consider it a vertical tile — whatever the tile shape. Pro Tip: Vertical rectangle tiles that are not staggered are often referred to as vertical tile grids. Read More

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Ceramics possess distinctive properties that allow it to become an enduring and versatile cladding material. Exceptional in both quality and design, Spanish manufacturers offer collections in a variety of finishes, colors, graphics and formats, enabling homeowners to flawlessly fuse tiles of different styles in the same space. There are numerous possible combinations of ceramic tile that can help you to discover the decorative style that best suits your home. Continue reading to explore five different ceramic combinations: Read More

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Tile 101 with Atelier Interior Design

Decorative Materials Design Consultant, Monica Lozano, recently had the opportunity to chat with Denver design powerhouse, Atelier Interior Design, on their expert use of our products. The award-winning design firm, headed by Katie Schroder, is known for one-of-a-kind aesthetics driven by vibrant color, pattern and culture. Katie and her team never cease to amaze us with their creativity and ingenuity when it comes to using tile and stone in their designs. It's always a delight when the Atelier team comes into the showroom because we know they don't shy away from the playful products to create something fabulous! Read More

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Driving Purchases

What makes generations tick Consumers do not shop as a monolith. What drives an 18-year-old is far different than what drives a 60-year-old. Understanding what motivates different generations on their path to purchase is a crucial element to marketing to them. Read More

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A Sunny Outlook for Tile Pool Installations

Pool installations are expected to trend upward through 20271, fueled by rising disposable incomes. Though the pool industry is still recovering from its pandemic dip, pools continue to be a highly valued amenity and a great way to experience the social and health benefits they offer. Tile offers construction versatility, stunning design options and outstanding durability with less maintenance than other materials. Whether for residential or commercial use, tile pools require meticulous attention to detail for proper installation. Read More

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Aging Population Creates Opportunities

Aging Population Creates Opportunities Wednesday, June 7, 2023 from Floor Covering Weekly By Sharyn Bernard Shaw’s Redefined Luxury is ideal for use in luxury… Read More

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Coverings 2023: Trends + Product Picks

Every year brings new opportunities to attend the astonishing trade shows and other inspiring events, but there's no North American extravaganza quite like Coverings. In 2023, this must-attend event brought together over 1,000 exhibitors from all around the world – and we were once again excited to join the fun. There has often been an element of the expected in the past with porcelains having dominated the show for so long. This spring, the styles we saw were wonderfully creative, different and out-of-the-box. During our latest Coverings adventure, we were dazzled by gorgeous mosaics, tantalizing textures and so much more. Below, we’ve touched on some of the product trends from 2023 that both inspired and delighted us. Read More

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North America Wood Flooring Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report 2023 - 2030

The North America wood flooring market size is expected to reach USD 8.95 billion by 2030, expanding at a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to Increasing demand for aesthetically, superior and durable floor covering solutions, and consumer trends in floor design. Read More