Finishes & Surfaces

Supporting a Top-Quality Ceramic Floor

A stiff, rugged floor and a waterproof bond-breaker membrane are keys to lasting performance in a top-quality ceramic tile floor. Read more

The New Stone Age The New Stone Age

For home buyers, exterior stone accents bespeak quality. Read more

Ragno Barnwood Tile Ventures Where Wood Can't Go

Bring the look of reclaimed wood into the bathroom and elsewhere thanks to 3D printed porcelain tile. Read more

Fixing Fine Cracks in Stucco Fixing Fine Cracks in Stucco

How to minimize cracking in stucco—and how to fix it when it occurs. Read more

Solutions for Cracked Ceramic TilesSolutions for Cracked Ceramic Tiles

Tile isn't flexible, so don't ask it to bend or stretch. Read more

Tiles, Textures, and Frits Seen at Cevisama 2013 Tiles, Textures, and Frits Seen at Cevisama 2013

The annual convention in Valencia, Spain, showed that nearly any design and decoration is possible on ceramic tiles with the help of advanced printing capabilities and ingenuity. Read more

15 Fabulous Finds in Italian Tile

This year’s Cersaie, the Italian ceramic tile show, offered a glimpse of the cutting edge in tile trends and products. Read more

Granite with a leathered finish is a go-to product for Comito Building and Design Granite with a leathered finish is a go-to product for Comito Building and Design

For years, Debbie Comito of Comito Building and Design honed the polish from slabs of granite for a natural finish that required less maintenance to keep clean; a technique called “leathering.” Read more

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