Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

Our thoughts are in the Medieval ages this week, with the Renaissance Festival wrapping up a few days ago and the chilly (sometimes gloomy) days that evoke a feeling of days past. Come with us back in time to learn a few quick facts about medieval flooring, from stone to encaustic! Quick History of Tile

10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

It’s summer and your vacation is calling. Come globe trotting with us to beautiful vacation spots, home and abroad, that offer endless design and tile inspiration. While sites like Travel.com offers suggestions of where to go with their article, the Top 10 Most Searched Summer Destinations, at Architectural Ceramics, we’ve come up with our own

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Whether you prefer the song’s original version by Seals & Crofts or the 1974 remake by the Isley Brothers, both Summer Breeze hits reached the Top 100 charts when they were released. Today, the song still blows through our mind when thinking of the perfect summer playlist. Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through

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

Penny Round Tile Inspiration to Fill Your Home Renovation Idea Bank

Tax Day. It always goes one of two ways: receiving a refund or owing Uncle Sam a penny or two. If you plan to use your refund on a home renovation project, then Architectural Ceramics is here to fill your idea bank with inspiration. We searched Instagram for penny round tile inspiration and found more

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

Tile Tour: A Master Bathroom Decked in White

Fresh white snow on Christmas morning, bright white lights strung over bustling streets, or white champagne bubbles on New Year’s  — What classic imagery comes to mind when you think about the holidays?  If you haven’t already guessed, at Architectural Ceramics, we can’t help but think of winter whites. For interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale,

4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

We all know the phrase, bigger is better. Heck, at Architectural Ceramics, we wrote a blog about it featuring our large-format tile. But, what if you’re not big on space?  Inside the District, square footage often comes at a premium.  For those of you looking to maximize every inch in your home, check out our

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,