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

Employee Spotlight: Corporate Trainer Rachelle Bishop

Genuine, hardworking, fun, knowledgeable — AC’s Corporate Trainer, Rachelle Bishop, is a valuable asset to our company and our clients. Because the month of May is a time to appreciate teachers and Moms who shine in their roles, we wanted to shine a spotlight on Rachelle, who is an educator and a Mom herself. We

Celebrating Distinctions in Mexican History and Tile

Mexico is a country whose customs are rich in tradition, be it celebrating a day in history like Cinco de Mayo with an elaborate festival, or hand-crafting Saltillo tile almost the same way today as was done at its conception decades ago. Americans often mistake Cinco de Mayo for Mexico’s Independence Day. Because we can’t

4 Ways to Brighten Up Your Kitchen for Spring

At Architectural Ceramics, we often collaborate with local architects and interior designers to craft well-designed and personalized spaces. When working with Sagatov Design + Build, that meant creating a modern, rustic and bright farmhouse kitchen perfectly suited to their client’s style. Let’s break the project down, one element at a time, to see how you

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

Design Trends: The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year

Remember Rose Quartz? That was so 2016. Really. In 2016, PANTONE’s Color of the Year was Rose Quartz 13-1520. Three years later, we’ve come full circle with another pink hue, but now in a much more lively option: Living Coral. Learn more about how the PANTONE Color of the Year is selected, this year’s color:

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,