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

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

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

Ready for Resale: Tips on Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

Ready to renovate for resale? It’s that time of year: you’re already done with your spring-cleaning, and the weather is warming up for summer. If you’re putting your house on the market, check out what local DC metro area real estate and home staging professionals have to say about getting ready to sell. The DC metro area

Bringing a Modern Country Look to an Old Farmhouse Bathroom

Florida, August 2016 – Before and afters are such a fun part of design, reminiscing the old and celebrating the new. A country farmhouse with a vintage guest bathroom had an abundance of character, but not a lot of space to work with! It started out very dark, and the tile and fixtures were beyond outdated. The bathroom even had a

Not All Wood-Look Tiles Are Created Equal

Rockville, MD – July 2016 – Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago, and has only been increasing in popularity since. True wood floors are so warm and welcoming, but can’t handle humidity, water, pets, and kids like tile can. So, when wood-look tile was first manufactured, it was the best of both worlds!

Creating Custom Designs with Homemade, Handpainted Terracotta Tiles

  March 2016 – Rockville, MD – There are few things more exciting for designers and homeowners than being able to customize their projects exactly the way they want it! Tabarka Studio is making it possible to do just that! Architectural Ceramics is helping bring homemade, hand painted terracotta tiles to the DC Metro area and

Paving with Porcelain

  February 2016 – Rockville, MD – Twice as thick as most tiles, Garden 2cm is one of Architectural Ceramic‘s first outdoor pavers. Despite its exterior purpose, it is actually made out of porcelain, affording it all the same benefits – being frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable and easy to clean – yet Garden 2cm has an incredibly

The Making of a (Transitional) Tile Mosaic in Historic Baltimore

  January 2016 – Baltimore, MD – As a design consultant at Architectural Ceramics in Canton, a neighborhood of Baltimore City, I recently had the privilege of meeting a great couple that allowed me to create a mosaic design for the fireplace in their Bolton-Hill home in downtown Baltimore. It was in a series of row homes

HGTV Highlights ACI’s Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash

January 2016 – Virginia – A Virginia couple wanted to mix their two styles, his being more modern and hers more classic, for their kitchen remodel. The outcome is a beautiful new age farmhouse design that has been highlighted on many big outlets like Houzz, and HGTV. Architectural Ceramics was honored to be able to