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Covering’s 2019 Tile Trends Report: Art Deco Glam to Retro Color Collections

Covering’s 2019 Tile Trends Report: Art Deco Glam to Retro Color Collections

Covering’s is the premier tile and stone trade show in North America, with more than 9 miles of tile and stone products there’s something for every market and every trend. This year we saw a shift to more aggregate style terrazzo looks, and a full force revival of Art Deco themes and retro color collections. Read on for the trend takeaways from Covering’s 2019!

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Design Trends: How Removing Upper Cabinets Can Enhance Kitchen Tile Design

Design Trends: How Removing Upper Cabinets Can Enhance Kitchen Tile Design

Surely by now, you’ve seen it on every pin board and at the top of every home design search on Pinterest. The muted pastels, vibrant patterned floors, and sleek lined cabinet doors without hardware or detailing, but something is missing… where are the upper cabinets? Perhaps you saw the single floating shelf neatly displaying a few glass jars and a painting, or you saw the absolute lack of anything from the counter all the way to the ceiling. And you were completely perplexed. How could anyone consider a kitchen without upper cabinetry to be a functional kitchen?

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Spec Local, Spec Smart: Why you should buy tile from a dealer instead of online

Spec Local, Spec Smart: Why you should buy tile from a dealer instead of online

We are seeing more Minnesota design professionals go to the internet for product selections and samples. This has led to specifications written to the benefit of out-of-state suppliers who are not even authorized to promote the products in our state. These designers may be saving a little time today, but they are, unwittingly, creating extra problems for the owners and contractors on their project.

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Design, Innovation, Style: Interview with Tile x Design Owner Dan Emmel

Design, Innovation, Style: Interview with Tile x Design Owner Dan Emmel

As we launch our new website, we thought it might be fun to interview you about TXD, and current events and issues in the tile industry. You founded TXD in 1990, and since then it has become an established leading ceramic, stone and porcelain tile importer and distributor for Minnesota. Can you talk a little bit about your early days?

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