Week of June 24th, 2019

Is white a color? Of course! Well, at least in the world of interior design. White provides an excellent backdrop for more dramatic colors or can work to create a clean, minimal look. Not only is white extremely versatile thanks to being the most neutral of neutral colors, it also evokes all sorts of emotions

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 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,

A Dozen Ways to Lay Subway Tile

It’s Easter weekend. How are you celebrating with friends and family? If you have young children, they’re likely taking part in an Easter egg hunt. If you’re hunting for ways to update your traditional subway tile, then look no further. Architectural Ceramics is ready to hop to it, with a dozen EGG-cellent subway tile patterns

The Great Outdoors: Tile for Outside Applications

When you first think of landscaping your patio or other outside space, you probably don’t immediately think of tile. But tile is not just for your kitchen or bathroom – there are tons of great tiles for outdoor use. Patios, pools, sun rooms, and lounge areas can turn out great using outdoor tile. But what

Just Enough Tile is Not Enough Tile

You’ve measured your project space and know your total square footage, but there’s more to ordering tile than an accurate take-off. Ordering the bare minimum to cover your square footage is a recipe for disaster. The recommended overage or waste amount for tile is 20% to 30% depending a number of factors. Make sure you

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:

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

6 Steps to Prep for an Appointment with AC

Have a tile project on your hands and not sure where to start?  How about with an appointment with Architectural Ceramics.  Our associates are eager to start the creative collaboration process with you. Whether working with a designer or tackling it on your own, here are six steps to prep for an appointment. Request an