2016 Design Trend: Sustainable and Practical

Many modern finishes and surfaces promote their sustainability benefit. What exactly makes a surface sustainable? Sustainable products are products that have a capacity to be maintained or sustained over time. In other words, the primary benefit of sustainable products is in taking only what one needs now without impacting the future supply to others. Ceramic […]

Bold Branding With Tile

What exactly is a branded environment? “In architecture and interior design, branded environments extend the experience of an organization’s brand, or distinguishing characteristics as expressed in names, symbols and designs, to the design of interior or exterior physical settings.”  –Wikipedia We experience branded environments on a daily basis and at every level. Architects and designers today are creating […]

2016 Design Trend: Inside Out

Current home designs blur the line between traditional indoor functionality and outdoor spaces. Bringing the inside out turns seldom-used space into outdoor rooms. Think fully functional kitchens, living rooms with televisions and luxury finishes—chandeliers, padded furnishings and tile flooring in wood plank, stone and marble finishes—all outdoors. How about outdoor office environments? According to the USGBC, […]