Erin’s Picks

Erin’s Picks • The Art of Grout

Published: March 19, 2024
Author: Erin DeMuth
I feel like grout can be a touchy subject, some love it, some hate it, but I want to take this time to explain why you should love it, and why it should look at grout as the paint to your tile canvas. What’s your BEEF with Grout? We’ve been seeing this trend with grout:[...]

Erin’s Picks • You Spin Me Right ‘Round

Published: December 7, 2023
Author: Erin DeMuth
“…baby, right ‘round… Like a record, baby, right ’round, ’round, ’round…” When I hear this song, I always picture Adam Sandler singing it in The Wedding Singer. And you’re welcome, if this song gets stuck… or spinning in your head. 😉 And speaking of Spin, what a great collection! I hope it’s one of the[...]

Erin’s Picks • Cersaie 2023 Trends

Published: October 25, 2023
Author: Erin DeMuth
“Good design is a language, Can we talk?” – Harmony Inspire I’m declaring it… 2023 is the year of good, if not great, designs in products. From Coverings to NeoCon to Cersaie, all of the product-focused tradeshows brought their A games this year. My favorites from NeoCon were hidden acoustics, gamifying spaces, and active seating;[...]

Erin’s Picks • NeoCon 2023 Trends

Published: July 26, 2023
Author: Erin DeMuth
“…And when I’m back in Chicago, I feel it / Another version of me, I was in it” – Djo, End of Beginning In the days leading up to NeoCon 2023, this song was stuck on repeat in my head. It’s a catchy tune with a fun crescendo that I enjoy singing/shouting in my office.[...]

Erin’s Picks • Top Tile Trends

Published: May 31, 2023
Author: Erin DeMuth
Tile Trends from Coverings 2023 Check out the Top 3 Trends We Saw At The North American Tile Tradeshow Every year, our team attends Coverings - North America’s premier international tile and stone tradeshow -  to discover new trends and aesthetics developed by our US manufacturers. The show also recaps what Italian and Spanish manufacturers[...]

Erin’s Picks February 2023

Published: February 9, 2023
Author: Erin DeMuth
Welcome to your sneak peek of the 2023 Spring Summer Featured Collections! As I discussed in my November 2022 blog, the macro trend we see this season focuses on technology and the advancements of 3D digital printing.

Erin’s Picks November 2022 | Cersaie

Published: November 2, 2022
Author: Erin DeMuth
The defining macro trend for Cersaie is technology-based and focused on 3D digital printing, and let me tell you it was impressive!! The details of the 3D technology sync with other design elements occurring on the tile.

Erin’s Picks August 2022 | NeoCon

Published: August 4, 2022
Author: Erin DeMuth
NeoCon was back to its regularly scheduled programming in mid-June. This was my second time attending, (the first time was October 2021) and it seemed like it was back to its full grandeur; and boy, were my feet crying and my design brain overflowing after two days at the show.

Erin’s Picks June 2022 | Let’s Talk Color

Published: July 18, 2022
Author: Erin DeMuth
In early April, the Creative Materials team attended Coverings, which is the largest tradeshow in North America for ceramic tile and natural stone. This show is where North American tile manufacturers showcase their latest collections and trends.

Erin’s Picks March 2022 | In Like A Lion…

Published: March 30, 2022
Author: Erin DeMuth
... Out Like a Lamb? Happy Spring!(?) I say that with hesitation because it was 35 degrees today in Albany and 2 days ago we had snow flurries. March has been a bit like a mutant lamb-lion this year with the snow, warm temperatures, down pours, lightning, but it's looking like it will be out[...]
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