Celebrating Women’s History Month: Women in Architecture

Tile is what we do, but without architecture there would be no buildings to tile. This Women’s History Month, we salute the women who blazed the trail in the architecture industry. Marion Mahony GriffinFebruary 14, 1871 – August 10, 1961 A pioneer for women in architecture, Marion Mahony Griffin was among the first licensed female

Design Trends: The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year

Remember Rose Quartz? That was so 2016. Really. In 2016, PANTONE’s Color of the Year was Rose Quartz 13-1520. Three years later, we’ve come full circle with another pink hue, but now in a much more lively option: Living Coral. Learn more about how the PANTONE Color of the Year is selected, this year’s color:

Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

It’s no secret that Americans have fallen in love with Marie Kondo and her mission to clean up homes across the nation. From her NY Times best-selling books, to her overnight hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, the KonMari method teaches us to focus on organizing by way of categories and to

Tile Tour: A Master Bathroom Decked in White

Fresh white snow on Christmas morning, bright white lights strung over bustling streets, or white champagne bubbles on New Year’s  — What classic imagery comes to mind when you think about the holidays?  If you haven’t already guessed, at Architectural Ceramics, we can’t help but think of winter whites. For interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale,

Design Trends: Going for Gold

Happy Holidays!  Architectural Ceramics hopes you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Now, it’s time to transition from trimming a turkey to trimming the tree.  Christmas is almost here! Children everywhere want to spot Santa sliding down the chimney. Until then, we’re here to get you in the holiday mood with two

Some Like It Hot: In-Floor Heating Options

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland just outside the DC-metropolitan area, Architectural Ceramics is familiar with chilly temperatures in winter.  Before the weather gets cold or you complete your next tile project, consider using in-floor heating as a way to keep your toes warm during these next few months. Because of our vendor partnerships with Laticrete and

Community: Architectural Ceramics Proudly Supports Shepherd’s Table

Architectural Ceramics attended Shepherd’s Table’s Fall fundraiser Infused with Love: An Evening at the Pearl on October 4th, 2018 to support their mission of providing services to those in need within the community. Supporting groups like Shepherd’s Table is just one of the ways Architectural Ceramics is living out our Core Value of Community. The

Avoid Spooky Tile Situations with Advice from AC’s Customer Service Team

Don’t let tile mistakes haunt your home renovation.  With expert advice from Architectural Ceramic’s Customer Service team, you can be prepared throughout your tile purchase and renovation.  Whether you’re an architect, interior designer, or a DIY homeowner, we’ll help you avoid spooky tile situations. Our CS team knows its ways around the block.  It takes

Design Trends: Colormix 2018 with Sherwin Williams

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Colormix CEU Event in our Vienna showroom in partnership with Sherwin Williams. We took a look at the color trend forecast for 2019 in the form of six fabulous color palettes: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist, and Raconteur. From the bold and funky tones of

5 AC Tile Collections with a Fall Feeling

Pumpkin-spiced lattes, chunky knit blankets, falling leaves — Fall has finally arrived and there’s nothing better than the taste of nutmeg, the feel of soft wool, or the sound of crunching leaves underfoot.  Whether it’s the collection’s name or color palette, Architectural Ceramics is getting into the seasonal spirit with tile that is fit for