Decorative Materials Blog

Designing Your Ideal Custom Bathroom

Posted on Dec 06, 2016 in Bathroom Tile

Are you bored with your bathroom? Updating your bathroom tile is the perfect way to give this cherished space the attention it deserves since it’s used daily! Let’s take a look at some of the best bathroom tile options available today.

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Tile Face-Off: Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 in Expert Advice

Choosing the right tile is an important decision, and there are a number of factors to take into account. For example, you will need to consider the shape and size of your room, how your tile will be used, durability, lighting and, of course, your own personal style. Another consideration is the material from which the tile is made from. The most popular tile materials are porcelain and ceramic, and both offer their own features and benefits. Let's take a look at their attributes and compare those features so that you choose your tiles with confidence.

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Top Three Trends from Cerasie 2017: The International Tile + Stone Show

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 in Tile Trends

At the end of September 2017, designers from around the world convene in Bologna, Italy to share the hottest tile and stone trends of the season. Some of the most exciting looks are expected to include tribal prints, large format tiles and natural stone. Read on for a sneak peek of the upcoming trends at Cersaie this year.

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Color Forecasting 2017

Posted on Oct 19, 2016

What’s in store for design this coming year? 2017 is poised to see an influx of culture, spirituality, self-expression and soulful nostalgia.

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Creative Bathroom Tile Design on a Budget

Posted on Oct 12, 2016

Is it time to upgrade your bathroom? Follow this detailed guide for getting creative, even while on a budget.

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The Ultimate Kitchen Backsplash Cheat Sheet

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 in kitchen tiles

An artfully chosen backsplash can upgrade the look of your kitchen, or even become the stylish focal point for the room. By understanding available tile options, as well as how to balance the backsplash with other elements and bring your kitchen design together, you can discover the backsplash tile solution that is ideal for the room and your style.

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How To Design Your Bathroom Tile Like a Pro

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in Design, Bathroom Tile

Choosing bathroom tile can be a fun and rewarding experience, but the last thing you want is to regret your decisions after the fact. Fortunately, most of the decisions you’ll be required to make are fairly straightforward, and as long as you choose a tile that’s a good fit for your planned use, you can ensure a satisfying outcome.

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Selecting the Best Tiles for Hotel Lobby Design

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Design, Expert Advice

It’s no secret that the design of your hotel lobby is one of the most important factors when it comes to determining what impression your establishment will make on its guests and visitors. As a visual statement, hotel lobby design can establish the aesthetic of the entire building, and send a message about the quality and type of service you provide.

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5 Things to Consider When Selecting Kitchen Floor Tile

Posted on Aug 04, 2016 in kitchen tiles

When you’re choosing kitchen floor tile, considerations about usage and appearance should be at the top of your mind. Picking the right tile can ensure you’re able to enjoy a stylish and durable kitchen floor for years, while picking the wrong tile can lead to frustration, cost-overruns and even the need to re-do the tile installation in the worst cases.

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3 Luxury Tile Purchasing Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 in luxury tiles

Choosing luxury tiles can be a fraught experience, and in many ways the luxury sector is even more difficult to understand than more economy-oriented products. With its emphasis on visual appeal, the luxury tile market often paradoxically requires you to focus even more on the quality of materials, as surface features may be used to mask sub-par production standards underneath.

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