AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

Fantasy drafts, tailgates, watching the game — Football season is a much anticipated time of year.  At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile.  With our headquarters and showrooms located in the DC-metro area, we’ve been known to cheer for the the Washington Redskins or the Baltimore Ravens.  We’re also

A Clean Slate: How Rough Slate Can Have a Clean Aesthetic

Notebooks, pencils, backpacks — August is a time when school supplies hit the shelves; and parents and kids alike stock up to prepare for the new year.  Parents get their clean house back, and kids get to start off the new school year with a clean slate.  Let’s hope they did their summer reading assignments,

Subtle Seaside Style: Tile Inspiration & Collections With a Soft Touch

Summer is here.  The beach is calling.  This time last year, we featured a beach blog about AC’s Naturals Collection whose soft color palette and names are inspired by nature.  Architectural Ceramics is at it again, this time with a focus on sea shells and mother of pearl as inspiration. Just like collecting shells at

Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

Go big or go home. OK, we’d love to go through your home.  Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. No matter the type of renovation, we can change the look of your home in a big way. About Porcelain Tile Why are large format tiles

Made By Moms, For Moms: Tiled Spaces with a Feminine Touch

For a lot of mom’s, a simple gesture like a hand-made card, breakfast in bed, or a bouquet of flowers means a lot on Mother’s Day.  But what about when she simply wants to get away to pamper herself in a feminine space? Claire from the show Modern Family wanted to create her own ‘she-shack’

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

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

Made In the USA: AC Tile Lines Made in America

Because of the our nation’s Independence Day, the month of July is all about America. We take time off to visit family, take part in parades, and take a moment to reflect on our nation’s history that allows us today’s freedoms. We’re proud to be an American. While we’re hyped up on all things red,

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