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

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

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

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

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

April Showers Bring May Flowers

If April showers bring May flowers, then Architectural Ceramic’s brings you a twist on the classic rhyme. Instead of flowers, let’s talk showers and shower tile. From the ground up, we’ll see what goes under and over shower floors and walls.  This blog post may give you a few ideas now that we hope blossom