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Five Tile Trends Worth Considering For Your Home In 2024

I love porcelain tile! And I’m super-looking forward to my umpteenth visit to Coverings – The Global Tile & Stone Experience in two weeks! This international expo brings together the best of Spanish, Italian and North American tile brands, along with natural stone companies from around the world. It’s a fantastic opportunity to trend watch without jet lag!

Here’s a preview post, focused on wellness-enhancing trends from the show’s exhibitors. Hope you enjoy both the insights and the eye candy. (More to come when I get back!)

Covered patio with tile deck imitating stone. Lap pool just beyond overhang.

Porcelain tile’s slip resistance, heat and frost tolerance make it an excellent surface for outdoor living spaces.
[COURTESY: WONDER PORCELAIN]

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FREE AUTHOR TALK — SATURDAY, MAY 18 AT 1 PM

Click the photo for a link to the library page with map and registration information. You can also register by phone (619-475-4642) or by emailing the librarian: Elissia.Buell@sdcounty.ca.gov. (This talk will be recorded for future upload!)

Flyer with author photo and kitchen with pull-out desk promoting Five Lessons for How We Live Now talk

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If you have a copy of my award-winning 2020 Wellness by Design book from Simon & Schuster, you’re also able to access a FREE copy of my new Bonus Chapter, chock full of timely new information about making your home safer, healthier, more resilient and updated for how we live now!

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NEW — GRAPHIC GOLD

Every so often, I come across a great infographic online. When those look helpful for my readers, I’ll post them in this feature. Here’s one I spotted on social media from the American Stroke Association. Feel free to share this post with family and friends who’d benefit. Rapid response is crucial in stroke recovery.

Infographic sharing stroke response: F.A.S.T. (face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, time to call 911).

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GOLD DUST

Here are a few links from around the web to enhance your home, health, safety and life:

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SOCIAL GOLD

You can catch my WELLNESS WEDNESDAY recorded interviews on a range of safe, healthy home topics in my archives here:

  • 2023 Interviews – Allergies, Music Spaces, Dementia, Outdoor Kitchens, Man Caves and More!
  • 2022 Interviews – Noise Reduction, Work from Home, Garages, Back to School, Pets and More!
  • 2021 Interviews – Fitness Rooms, Laundry Rooms, Outdoor Living, Smart Home Technology, Self Care Spaces and More!

 

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San Diego, CA

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