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Mar

12

The Ceramic top table design ideas

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Ceramic top table design ideas

Interior design ideas, Ceramic top table design ideas

 

May

30

Ceramic Floor Design Ideas

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  • Ceramic tile comes in four main forms: glazed ceramic, porcelain, quarry and terra-cotta. Glazed ceramic tiles are coated in hard, glassy glazes that you can tint with any color. It’s often used in mosaic patterns and easily showcases regional decorative styles. Porcelain ceramic tile is fired at higher temperatures than all other ceramic, making it more durable and resistant to scratches and breakage. Quarry ceramic tile is simply made of unglazed ceramic and has the look of stone. Terra-cotta ceramic tile is also unglazed and thus retains the color of the clay. It’s very porous, so make sure to seal it.

Mosaic

  • One of the most traditional mosaic floor designs is the checkerboard look, achieved by laying two colors in an alternating pattern across the floor. White tile partnered with another pale color tile is a refreshing twist on the classic black and white pattern. Glazed or porcelain ceramic works best in mosaic design, because the glaze provides any color possibility. Tiles also come in a myriad of geometric shapes, so conceivably, you can lay floor tile in the same pattern as a quilt or oriental rug pattern, for example. A professional tile artist can reproduce or create an original geometric pattern or even set a painting-like picture onto the floor by shaping each individual tile. Mosaic design also includes randomly placed color tiles, as if the colors are scattered as they’re laid, punctuated by a surprise element, like a few individual hand-painted tiles.

Shape

  • Design by shape works well with all ceramic tile types, but is especially effecting with terra-cotta or quarry tiles. Since these tiles are unsealed, they come in the color of the clay they’re made from. Several shades are available, including red, yellow, gray and orange. These tiles are manufactured in a variety of shapes, and you can lay them into practically any pattern. Squares, rectangles, hexagons, triangles, all of various sizes are used. Putting small tiles of one shape together to create a different large shape is a very effective design strategy. One such idea is to lay four interlocking rectangles into the shape of a square, and place a small square in the middle. On a staircase, interlocking tile triangles on the face of the stair in a dark color with a light-colored grout can really emphasize the design.

Single Tone

  • Porcelain, the most durable of all ceramic tiles, is used more often in flooring than any other tile. It’s often sold in large pieces, which makes it a good option for single-tone floors. Large white porcelain tiles with white or gray grout is a very clean single-tone look. You can also manufacture porcelain to look like marble for those who want that expensive look at a ceramic price. Smaller, rectangular porcelain tiles of a single striking color—like electric blue—running lengthwise down a hallway is an unexpected way to use color. The shape and direction of the tile also leads the eye through the space.

 

May

9

Accents Make the Tile

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Decorative Fashion Accent

It’s not all about field tile. Border and accent tiles, when used with discretion, can add pizazz without breaking your tile budget.This bathroom tile picture features a continuous band of accent tile from Daltile along the bathtub.

May

5

Instructions on How to Paint Ceramic Tile

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If you follow the instructions, you’ll enjoy years of life in your painted ceramic tile.

  1. Put on rubber gloves and cover any areas with a drop cloth near where you’ll be painting. Use painter’s tape to mask off the area and protect the surrounding walls.
  2. Repair any cracks or imperfections in the grout or tile. Allow the repair to dry for at least 48 hours before proceeding.
  3. Using a very fine grit sandpaper, sand the surfaces of the ceramic tile to break the gloss and allow the new coat of paint to stick. Take care to avoid pressing too hard. You don’t want to scratch into the tile.
  4. Wipe off all dry dust. Clean up the surrounding area.
  5. Even if it looks clean, clean the tile thoroughlywith a heavy-duty solution of TSP, also known as Trisodium Phosphate. Add ¼ to ½ cup of TSP with a gallon of water and mix well. Apply the solution to the area you’ll be painting with a sponge, starting at the bottom and working up. Let the solution sit on the tile surface for 1 to 2 minutes to remove the built-up soil, soap scum, or hard water deposits. Use a cleaning pad to scrub every area of the tile that’s to be painted.
  6. Rinse the surface several times and remove all residue of the TSP solution. Allow the tile to dry completely, then wipe with denatured alcohol to remove any little bit of dirt or residue that remains.
  7. Use a paint brush to cut the primer coat to the edges of the area, including around baseboards, cabinets, walls, ceilings, and appliances. Follow this procedure with both coats of thin primer and two coats of thin finish paint.
  8. Using the low-nap short roller, carefully apply one thin coat of primer, taking care not to push too hard on the roller. Roll the paint roller in all directions to avoid any edge marks and keep the surface smooth. Let the first primer coat dry thoroughly for several hours.
  9. Cut in around the edges with a paint brush and roll on the second thin primer coat.
  10. Let the second coat of primer dry overnight.
  11. If there are any noticeable paint lines on the surface, lightly sand to smooth the area. Wipe off all dust.
  12. Cut in the first coat of finish paint with a paint brush and apply a thin coat of finish paint with the roller. Let dry completely.
  13. Cut in the second coat of finish paint with a paint brush. Apply a second thin coat of finish paint with the roller. Let dry completely.
  14. If desired, paint the grout lines with a contrast paint and a small artist brush.
  15. To seal the newly painted ceramic tile surface, top coat with a fine quality urethane finish.
  16. Let dry about 2 weeks to achieve the hardest surface and allow the paint to dry and totally cure.

Now that wasn’t so bad, was it? If you follow the instructions, the surface can last for years.

 

May

5

How to Paint Ceramic Tile

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You can transform a kitchen or bathroom if you paint the ceramic tile. If the ceramic tile is old and dingy or just a color that you don’t like, you can get a fresh look with a careful covering of paint.Cautions Before You Paint Ceramic Tile

  • Do not paint a ceramic tile floor unless the main area of traffic is covered by a decorative rug. Shoes and dirt will cause the paint to scratch and wear off.
  • Do not paint ceramic tile in a shower or near a bathtub. The constant moisture will cause the paint to peel off.
  • To preserve the painted tile finish, you will always need to use a cutting board on a countertop.
  • Never place hot pans on a painted ceramic tile counter. The heat will cause the painted finish to bubble and peel.
  • The surface of your painted ceramic tile will be only as good as the base you paint over. If the grout is broken or cracked, repair it at least 48 hours ahead of the painting day. If the tile is cracked or gouged, fill the imperfections.
  • It will take about 2 weeks for the paint to thoroughly dry and cure. You must be patient so that the surface will last.
  • If you don’t do proper preparations, you will not be happy with the finished product. Take the time to clean, sand, dust, dry, and paint very carefully.

Tips for Painting Ceramic Tile

  • Since the paint could eventually wear or scratch off, painting ceramic tile should be reserved for vertical surfaces or countertops.
  • Select a top-quality 100% acrylic semi-gloss primer and paint. You’ll be spending several days on this project so you should use the best materials available.
  • You can choose any color you want and custom-match the paint to other decorative elements in your home.
  • When painting ceramic tile, the primer and paint should be slightly thin and you should apply several thin layers rather than one thick layer of paint. Use a brush to cut in the edges and roll the surface with a lint-free low-nap roller.
  • For a more realistic look, use a small artist brush to paint narrow contrasting grout lines after the final coat has dried thoroughly. This will require a lot of patience but the results will be amazing. You can use a straight edge to follow the grout lines.

Equipment for Painting Ceramic Tile

  • Top-quality tinted acrylic paint primer
  • Top-quality acrylic semi-gloss interior paint
  • Top quality urethane
  • Heavy-duty rubber gloves
  • TSP or other heavy-duty cleaner
  • Scrubber
  • Sponge
  • Painter’s tape
  • Very fine grit (220-grit) sandpaper, electric sander optional
  • A cloth to clean up paint drips
  • Lots of clean water
  • Rags
  • A paint brush to cut-in around edges
  • A high-quality, lint-free, low nap paint roller
  • An artist brush to paint the grout lines

 

Apr

18

Opera Mosaic

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A story is a mosaic of tessera reach in independent, but still inseparable, meanings.  The history of mosaic is then the mosaic par excellence, of which Appiani -with is living tradition since 1874 – is a tessera as well.  Small Big.Appiani, with Opera,  adds to this story a new important  tessera.
A products in monopressure ceramic for internal and external flooring, especially large sizes.
By composing in a creative manner tessera-tiles of different sizes and colours, Appiani has created Opera modules, which can be freely assembled in various composition with an high decorating and architectural value.

Apr

16

Brillante: incredible, it’s ceramic!

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From the skills of Fap ceramiche in creating complete solutions comes Brillante, the new collection of ultrathin, ultra-polish white body tiles with coordinated porcelain stoneware floor tiles. One large size 30.5×91.5 cm, rectified – just 5.5 mm thick, runs along the walls to create a sophisticated striped marble texture, with a vein which tells a centuries-old story.
 
The extraordinary design skill of Fap ceramiche is shown concretely in the presence of original special trims,all finished with the range of coordinated TonoSuTono grouts. This particular element is used to create perfect bathrooms, with attention right down to the last detail. The tiling becomes total, absolutely complete, like a veil laid over the floors and walls. This is one of the winning features of Fap ceramiche, which has always paid attention to the most advanced technological research, to create effective design solutions with unique beauty.  
 
New colours and decorations, evocative and shining, study marble from a unique point of view, examining the thousand aspects of the material and discovering hidden qualities and features, for increasingly sophisticated ideas. 5 exclusive colours: Brown, Champagne, Fumè, Lemon, Quartz.
 
Marble is reinterpreted with Brillante in an ultrathin tile, which maintains its strength and character but dresses it up in a new, lightweight and impalpable meaning. A contrast which becomes the expression guiding thread of this perfect synergy.
Its thickness allows Brillante to be laid on existing tiles, becoming an exclusive partner for creating practical bathrooms, kitchens and living areas, veritable works of art which pay attention to the demands of modern environments. 
With this collection, Fap ceramiche once again declares its attention to protecting the environment. An absolutely cutting-edge production technology has made it possible to create this ultra-thin product, limiting the use of raw materials, water, energy and above almost negligible amounts of waste – which is in any case correctly disposed of or recycled – and harmful substances.
 
The bathrooms created with this new range can be combined with the Fap+ collection of ceramic accessories.
 
Brillante: under the sign of lightness!

Sep

16

Shenzhen will become the leading city of the world’s ceramics industry

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Shenzhen will become the leading city of the world’s ceramics industry
“Ceramic Fair will Youngpoong source world, so that China’s traditional culture of the ceramic Games.” Yesterday, on the 1st in the Fair Lane, Yong Feng, chairman of the source of the Group, “Mission Hills porcelain Valley” to create the right Liu Yuen-fai fat face full of smile. Chinese ceramics in recent years as the rise of the brand new leader, he was busy reception wave and wave of hope into “porcelain Guanlan Valley” of the domestic and foreign businessmen to cooperate.

“Yesterday, through the Fair will be the platform that we and the State Development Bank, the Japanese company of your music in your music, Hebei and Jiangxi Jingdezhen Cixian two ceramic enterprises focus on the signing ceremony of cooperation, such cooperation or whether it is from the capital market, are Youngpoong source contribute to the completion of the dream of bigger and stronger, it can be said quite abundant harvest. “Liu told reporters the right-hui, in addition, he is more proud that, through the display of ceramic Youngpoong source, let the people see to accomplish a great deal of traditional Chinese culture, to enhance the international image of China plays a significant role.

It is understood that in March 2007 in the National Exhibition on Russia and China, fine porcelain Youngpoong source ceremony was elected the country presented to the Russian President Vladimir Putin and former President, when President Putin to take up a porcelain interesting interest called the “big Chinese goods.” Many people in the booth on the message that these magnificent porcelain fine behind a pool of national revival of the Chinese enterprises in the history of ceramic production responsibility.

“Porcelain Guanlan Valley” is introduced in Bao’an District, government regulation, business investment and a new model, the source model through the play Youngpoong brand to attract domestic and foreign brands of advanced ceramic entry. Its under the display of Chinese porcelain and cultural experience, the International Porcelain Expo Trade Center, the International Cultural and Creative Design Center porcelain, ceramic and cultural training for international exchange center, the International Cultural Forum porcelain features five theme areas, the ultimate goal is to build a global culture of high-end ceramic the core area. At present, Japan’s “Jingdezhen” of the “nine Valley” in ceramics, has been assigned to “porcelain Guanlan Valley.”

“Why ‘Guanlan porcelain Valley’ ability to attract as Japan ‘nine Valley fire’ this world-class ceramic art to join?” Mr Rutherford said the right, hit by the financial crisis, in Europe and the U.S. market a lot of prestigious ceramics enterprises declared bankrupt, in the midst of are the source of contrarian growth Shenzhen Yongfeng Porcelain giant international attention. “Nine Valley burned” many times, make unannounced visits to the Group of Experts sent Youngpoong source of Shenzhen high-tech transformation of traditional industries through to vigorously support the development of cultural industries to conduct a comprehensive survey the investment environment, the investigation eventually concluded that: Youngpoong source in Shenzhen the rise and development is not accidental, the near future, Shenzhen, China will undoubtedly become a world leader in ceramic industrial innovation, the development of the city, “they are ceramic cultural industries in the rapid development of Shenzhen as a deterrent.”

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Aug

14

Jiangxi building ceramics production growth rate ranking first in

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First half of this year, ceramic tile production in Jiangxi Province 128,770,000 square meters, up 74.6 percent, the national average growth rate of 10.8%, to become the country’s fastest growing ceramic tile production region. Completion of construction ceramics exceeded 900 million yuan of industrial added value, up 82.0 percent; the completion of main business income of 2.91 billion yuan, up 86.5 percent; more than 120 million yuan profits, an increase of 375.4%; 216 million pre-tax profits, an increase of 282.8%.