Design Trends: Going for Gold

Happy Holidays!  Architectural Ceramics hopes you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Now, it’s time to transition from trimming a turkey to trimming the tree.  Christmas is almost here! Children everywhere want to spot Santa sliding down the chimney. Until then, we’re here to get you in the holiday mood with two

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

5 AC Tile Collections with a Fall Feeling

Pumpkin-spiced lattes, chunky knit blankets, falling leaves — Fall has finally arrived and there’s nothing better than the taste of nutmeg, the feel of soft wool, or the sound of crunching leaves underfoot.  Whether it’s the collection’s name or color palette, Architectural Ceramics is getting into the seasonal spirit with tile that is fit for

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,

Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Whether you’re barbecuing near our Baltimore showroom, or you’re fixin’ to go grillin’ closer to our Atlanta showroom; summer is made for poolside meals on an outdoor patio. Check out a few Architectural Ceramics tile collections, suitable for outdoor use, that have you covered under foot and under water. The Ins and Outs of Outdoor

Summer Blockbusters: New AC Tile Collections

Lights, camera, action!  Just like movies released this time of year hope to be the blockbuster hit of the summer, Architectural Ceramics recently launched a few new tile collections that we hope will be a hit among clients like you. From drama and romance, to action and comedy, the movie industry and AC have something

Subtle Seaside Style: Tile Inspiration & Collections With a Soft Touch

Summer is here.  The beach is calling.  This time last year, we featured a beach blog about AC’s Naturals Collection whose soft color palette and names are inspired by nature.  Architectural Ceramics is at it again, this time with a focus on sea shells and mother of pearl as inspiration. Just like collecting shells at

Made By Moms, For Moms: Tiled Spaces with a Feminine Touch

For a lot of mom’s, a simple gesture like a hand-made card, breakfast in bed, or a bouquet of flowers means a lot on Mother’s Day.  But what about when she simply wants to get away to pamper herself in a feminine space? Claire from the show Modern Family wanted to create her own ‘she-shack’

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

Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

Losing weight.  It stinks.  Many of us use the New Year to kick off a new exercise plan.  At Architectural Ceramics, we’ve done a little exercise of our own to come up with some of our favorite tile shapes and patterns. Let’s get the skinny on a few tile shapes and patterns, and see how