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Avente's Tile Talk Blog
Find out what's new in tile design, get great tile tips, and view fabulous installation ideas.

Avente's Twitter Feed
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Avente's Facebook Page
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Aguayo Cement Tiles
Try the virtual design center (Microsoft Internet Explorer Browsers Only) by selecting a design on the main page after intro. You can change patterns and colors with a click. Try it and create your own design. Ideal for architects, designers, and creative folks anywhere.

Tile Information
Learn more about tile and tile designs. Explore the history behind different tile designs and discover the processes used to create various types of tile.

Cement Tile Sealers

Plan on sealing your cement tile installation with a "high quality" water-based penetrating stone and tile sealer. Cement is a porous material and we recommend that you seal your cement tile installations to minimize staining and reduce problems from water. Sealing cement tile can help mitigate problems like efflorescence.

Richard James Specialty Chemicals Corp.
Richard James Specialty Chemicals Corp. manufactures a full line of sealers and cleaners for cement tiles and other surfaces. Protect your investment for years to come with a product made specifically for your floor. We have used their Stonelok" MLT-Plus water-bourne sealer for concrete in a matte finish. The application required a spray finish to avoid streaking. Please contact Richard James Specialty Chemicals Corp. or call them at (914) 478-7500 with your requirements and they will recommend a product that's right for your project.

Fila Tile Sealer
FILA manufactures a full line of sealers and cleaners for cement tiles and other surfaces. Protect your investment for years to come with a product made specifically for your floor.

Desert Brand
Desert Brand provides penetrating sealers that are commonly found on the west coast and western US. Find out more at Desert Brand Penetrating Sealer

Miracle Sealants
511 Porous Plus is a penetrating sealer designed for the protection of the most porous surfaces including concrete tiles. 511 Porous Plus forms an invisible barrier that is resistant to moisture and stains while allowing vapor to escape. You can order from their online store or contact Miracle Sealants for questions.

Professional Interior Designers & Design-Related Sites

Modenus is a networking platform and resource catalog for the interior design community. If you are a design professional or passionate about interior design, connect with the Modenus community in their forums, find inspiration in their daily blogs, Before & After submissions and live event coverage. Modenus is free to users and very easy to use.

The largest collection of interior design and decorating ideas on the Internet, including kitchens and bathrooms. Over 500000 inspiring photos and 90000 idea books include product catalogs.

Find a Designer
The American Society of Interior Designers is the leading organization for interior design professionals. You can find a qualified professional in your area or get more information from the ASID Web site.

Interior Design Product Finder

Tile Installation Standards and DIY Guides

The Concrete Tile Manufacturers of America is dedicated to promoting the use of concrete tile products through research, educational activities and marketing! The link to this handbook provides standards and recommendations for installing cement tile.

Tile Home Guide
The Tile Home Guide is a dedicated team of writers that provides excellent information related to helping you with everything related to tile.

National Tile Contractors Association or NTCA
John Bridge Tile Forums for DIY or

Handmade Tile & Art Tile

Handmade Tile Association
A great resource for Art Tile. The Handmade Tile Association is a group of handmade tile and mosaic artists, tile historians, tile setters, tile showrooms and galleries, tile organizations, material suppliers, educators, design services, and tile related fields all across the United States.

Ceramic Tile Dictionary
A great resource for all terms, methods, processes, and techniques with ceramic tile

Tile Heritage Foundation
The Tile Heritage Foundation, founded in 1987 as a nonprofit charitable organization, is dedicated to promoting an awareness and appreciation of ceramic surfaces in the United States.
One of the largest free website directories for residential building products and services.

Tile Magazines & Trade Journals

Tile Magazine Online
A resource of tile and tile-related products, vendors, resources, and editorial information.

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