Budgeting for a Bathroom Remodel

Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms to remodel. The average bathroom budget can cost between $5,000 and $25,000+ depending on a number of factors like size of your space, quality of materials, geographic region, and the number of items being updated. Putting a cool mosaic tile in a half bath, for instance, will

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,

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

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

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,

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