Decorative Materials Blog

Hot Tile Picks: 15 Kitchen Backsplashes You Will Love

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Tile Trends

Whether it is a tile, stone, art glass or even a simple design that stands out in its modesty, a backsplash gives a kitchen an aesthetic signature. An elaborate backsplash can serve as the centerpiece itself. However, the success of a kitchen backsplash, no matter its design, is a product of the materials chosen. Not only are the colors and patterns in the tile essential, so are the shapes of the tiles themselves. Down to the finest detail, every aspect of a backsplash is noticed.

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2016 Tile Review: Top Tile Products of 2016

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 in Tile Trends

If you’re looking for ideas to help you decide which tile to install in your home or business, taking a look at the top tile options of last year can serve as a great source of inspiration as you plan your project. Whether you want modern flooring for your foyer or hallway, or are trying to find a decorative backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom, you’ll likely appreciate at least one of trendiest tile choices from 2016. And considering that many of these are predicted to remain popular in 2017, it makes sense to see what’s been the most well liked type of tile in the last year. Let this list of trendy tile products guide you as you search for ideas, and then let us know if you need to know more about a particular product.

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Stone Care & Tips For Keeping Your Countertops Clean

Posted on Feb 07, 2017 in Natural Stone, kitchen tiles

Thanks to their timeless beauty and uniqueness, natural stone countertops are a gorgeous addition to any home. Available in various colors and patterns, natural stone countertops are a perfect fit for many interior designs, whether you're renovating your home or building a new one. However, you need to adjust your cleaning techniques so you keep your natural stone countertops looking like new.

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4 Unique Ways to Use Tile

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Tile Trends

Tile is one of the most practical and beautiful ways to update the finishes in your home. Whether tile is used on a feature wall, living room floor or backsplash, tile is one of the most versatile finishing materials available. Traditionally, you will find tile in the kitchen or bathroom, but when complemented with other decorating materials such as wood and paint, tile can be used practically anywhere in the house, both inside and out.

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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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