AC’s Best of 2016

Happy New Year from Architectural Ceramics! We’re celebrating heralding in the new year by reflecting on 2016 and our favorite moments. Check out the 12 projects below with AC tile, including our Illusion, Milk & Honey, Bianco Venatino, Brocade, Sabine Hill, Calacatta Chablis, Kiln & Penny, Coach, City Hall, Duquesa, and more. Partnering with companies like Sagatov,

Cementing The Latest Trend In Design: Cement Tile

Wait…Cement Can Be Tile? Cement tiles are an ingenious combination of cement, marble powder, water, sand, pigments, time and patience. Manufactured in the mid-nineteenth century to cover floors with novel designs, bold colors, and to withstand footprints and the passage of time. A technique that uses a mold to make designs in many colors and

Bringing a Modern Country Look to an Old Farmhouse Bathroom

Florida, August 2016 – Before and afters are such a fun part of design, reminiscing the old and celebrating the new. A country farmhouse with a vintage guest bathroom had an abundance of character, but not a lot of space to work with! It started out very dark, and the tile and fixtures were beyond outdated. The bathroom even had a

Not All Wood-Look Tiles Are Created Equal

Rockville, MD – July 2016 – Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago, and has only been increasing in popularity since. True wood floors are so warm and welcoming, but can’t handle humidity, water, pets, and kids like tile can. So, when wood-look tile was first manufactured, it was the best of both worlds!

The Layman’s Class on Glass: Design & Installation Tips for Glass Tile

Rockville, MD – The supposed fragility of glass tile does nothing to deter from its beauty, and how much designers and homeowners adore it. And it’s no wonder, because glass tile can transform a space into something truly unique. With such uniqueness, however, comes complex installations and tricks of the trade that often elude most homeowners. That’s

Creating Custom Designs with Homemade, Handpainted Terracotta Tiles

  March 2016 – Rockville, MD – There are few things more exciting for designers and homeowners than being able to customize their projects exactly the way they want it! Tabarka Studio is making it possible to do just that! Architectural Ceramics is helping bring homemade, hand painted terracotta tiles to the DC Metro area and

Paving with Porcelain

  February 2016 – Rockville, MD – Twice as thick as most tiles, Garden 2cm is one of Architectural Ceramic‘s first outdoor pavers. Despite its exterior purpose, it is actually made out of porcelain, affording it all the same benefits – being frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable and easy to clean – yet Garden 2cm has an incredibly

Custom Glass Mosaics for the Win!

January 2016 – Rockville, MD – There’s nothing we love more than fun and exciting custom designs! New Ravenna knocked it out of the park when they partnered with Architectural Ceramic’s designer, Yuvinka Deugarte, to design this glass mosaic.    Basketball player Ty”Reke Havoc” Evans inspired the mosaic and we’re absolutely in love! What do you think?