Learning Center

Architectural Ceramics is committed to sharing resources that can help grow and educate all the stakeholders in our industry including; but not limited to, homeowners, contractors, installers, designers, architects, employees, and builders. This Learning Center can provide insight, answer questions and assist you in your current and future projects. Visit frequently to get up-to-date tips and information.


Slim Slab Installation

Jul 16, 2014 9:07:32 PM

Porcelain Tile Installation and Cleaning Instructions

Glass Tile Installation and Cleaning Instructions - English & Spanish Version

This document contains information on standard natural stone care and maintenance including daily cleaning procedures & recommendations, cleaning do's and dont's and identifying & removing stains.

This article from Laticrete provides installation details for large format thin porcelain tiles, such as Architectural Ceramics Slim Slab.

Types of Stone

Apr 23, 2013 11:17:00 AM

Familiarize yourself with the 5 types of stone and learn how they all are different. The 5 types of stone include granite, limestone, marble, slate and travertine.

Types of Finishes

Apr 23, 2013 8:24:00 AM

Familiarize yourself with the 5 types of finishes a stone can have and learn how they all are different. The 5 types of finishes include polished, honed, textured, bush hammered and cleft-stone.

Maintenance for Stone

Apr 22, 2013 11:37:42 AM

Routine maintenance for stone includes sweeping or vacuuming to remove dirt. If dirt is caked on we recommend using the Miracle Sealant Company's product Mira Clean to remove residue. Mira Clean can be purchased at any of our Architectural Ceramics store locations.

When necessary, reseal your stone. When water no longer beads on the surface of the stone it should be resealed. Resealing frequency will depend on traffic and use. Stone, like any other natural product, will age and patina, adding to its beauty and character.

Maintenance for Tile

Apr 22, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Ceramic tile can be cleaned with common household cleaner or with Miracle Sealant Company's product Mira Clean. Mira Clean is a concentrated cleaner developed specifically for marble, terrazzo, granite, tile, and masonry surfaces. This product can be purchased at any of our Architectural Ceramics store locations.

Do you really need to back butter tile?

Jan 29, 2013 10:54:57 AM

In this video six different substrates are tested to see if back-buttering tiles really makes a difference to the coverage on the back of the tile and in the long run, to the probability of a more permanent tile installation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF2SgLBF6qI&feature=youtu.be