Week of June 17, 2019

From finding the perfect purpose for that spare room in your house to open, contemporary office design – here are our top design picks for the week. 1. Finding Purpose for that Spare Room Our Room of Requirement, Lauren Liess Sometimes there are spaces that we just aren’t sure what to do with and it

Employee Spotlight: Commercial Sales Manager David Arabe

In honor of Father’s Day, we interviewed new dad and Commercial Sales Manager, David Arabe. We talk about a tile collection or two, but we talk about his six-month old too. Check out his thoughts on managing our commercial sales team, but also how he’s managing his role as a new dad. Architectural Ceramics: Your

Think Outside the Box: Rethinking the Square Shower Niche

The shower niche. It’s not going away, but we want to know – where is it going next? Time and time again, a square shower niche is recessed between two wall studs, above the water controls and below the shower head, but let’s stretch conventional thinking. At Architectural Ceramics, we love the look of stretching

5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

Fashionistas will tell you, it’s only acceptable to wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The fashion industry often influences retailers; did you see our post about the 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year? Now that Memorial Day Weekend is here, it’s time to kick off the unofficial start of summer with 5 tile

Employee Spotlight: Corporate Trainer Rachelle Bishop

Genuine, hardworking, fun, knowledgeable — AC’s Corporate Trainer, Rachelle Bishop, is a valuable asset to our company and our clients. Because the month of May is a time to appreciate teachers and Moms who shine in their roles, we wanted to shine a spotlight on Rachelle, who is an educator and a Mom herself. We

Interlocking Pattern Ideas to Create a Natural Looking Space

The standard go-to for laying tile is usually a one third offset or stacked pattern using one size of tile. If you don’t mind getting a bit creative, you can create a beautiful and organic look by using multiple sizes of tiles. Using interlocking patterns of tile creates a more randomized look while ensuring that

Budgeting for a Bathroom Remodel

Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms to remodel. The average bathroom budget can cost between $5,000 and $25,000+ depending on a number of factors like size of your space, quality of materials, geographic region, and the number of items being updated. Putting a cool mosaic tile in a half bath, for instance, will

Celebrating Distinctions in Mexican History and Tile

Mexico is a country whose customs are rich in tradition, be it celebrating a day in history like Cinco de Mayo with an elaborate festival, or hand-crafting Saltillo tile almost the same way today as was done at its conception decades ago. Americans often mistake Cinco de Mayo for Mexico’s Independence Day. Because we can’t

Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

So you’re looking to remodel your kitchen. But how much does it cost to renovate a kitchen? Depending on the size of your space and the quality of finishes you’re looking to add, the total can range between $8,000 and $30,000+. We can’t tell you how much you should spend to get your ideal kitchen,

4 Ways to Brighten Up Your Kitchen for Spring

At Architectural Ceramics, we often collaborate with local architects and interior designers to craft well-designed and personalized spaces. When working with Sagatov Design + Build, that meant creating a modern, rustic and bright farmhouse kitchen perfectly suited to their client’s style. Let’s break the project down, one element at a time, to see how you