Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

During the month of March, we all feel a sudden surge run through our bodies, that sends us running to the party store for shamrock cut-outs, leprechaun hats and the like. So if you like St. Patrick’s Day and the color green, then you’re in luck with our Surge Collection. Check out Architectural Ceramic’s Surge

Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

Losing weight.  It stinks.  Many of us use the New Year to kick off a new exercise plan.  At Architectural Ceramics, we’ve done a little exercise of our own to come up with some of our favorite tile shapes and patterns. Let’s get the skinny on a few tile shapes and patterns, and see how

Sealed with a Kiss: Hexagon Kiss Dipped Tile

I think we can all agree that hexagon tiles aren’t going away any time soon.  At Architectural Ceramics, we heart hexagons.  From ceramic and porcelain to glass and marble, we have plenty of hexagon types to choose from. Because of Valentine’s Day, we’re crushing on one hexagon in particular: the Kiss Dip Hexagon. Sealed with

Best of 2017: A Reflection on AC’s Core Values

Looking back on 2017, it was a good year for tile and for Architectural Ceramics.  Each January, AC has a company-wide meeting, where we reflect on the previous year and create goals for the new year.  We’d like to let you in on a bit of what went on. Here is the Best of 2017,

Keeping Warm with Fireplace Tile

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. This year, winter brought falling temperatures and snow that broke records from coast to coast. Thankfully, we’re done rushing around for the holidays and we can stay warm inside. So, before we rush into the New Year, let’s settle in at home next to

‘Tis the Season for Trimming Tile Edges

Tis’ the season for trimming the tree, making a list, and checking it twice. Whether you’re hanging the last ornament on your Blue Spruce or sprucing up your home for the holidays with a renovation, small details make a space feel complete.  You may be adding garland to your White Pine or pining after tile

Going Above & Beyond: Backsplash Tile That Wows

Thanksgiving.  We all know a lot of effort goes into making a meal that typically features turkey. We all spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking in front of our backsplash. While subway tile is a popular option and has it’s place, we’re here to challenge the norm. For those of you nonconformists

A Growing Trend: Matte Black Tile is Back

In the month of November, we’re thankful for Thanksgiving feasts, Black Friday sales, and the ‘Movember’ trend where men grow a mustache to bring awareness to men’s health.  In case shopping at midnight or facial hair aren’t your thing, there’s another trend that’s growing attention: matte black tile. At Architectural Ceramics, we’re excited for this

Trick or Treat: Trade Tips for a Sweet Install

We all know the phrase: trick or treat! On Halloween, candy is the sweet reward after going house to house in our best robot or superhero costume. When it comes to tile in our homes, we all want a sweet looking space.  If the renovation is done poorly, however, the result can be scary. Because

Expect the Unexpected from Tile Variation

Friday the 13th before Halloween — If you’re superstitious, you’re avoiding bad luck by way of black cats, cracks in the sidewalk, and broken mirrors.  On a day like today, you might expect the unexpected.  The same could be said when considering a handmade ceramic or natural stone, because the variation in the tile’s glaze