Decorative Materials Blog

Three Weeks of Magnificent Kitchens. Masterful Mix.

Posted on Oct 07, 2015 in Expert Advice, Product

 

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles selected their top kitchens across the state, Decorative Materials played a key role in these stunning projects!

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Three Weeks of Magnificent Kitchens. Modern Mountain.

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 in Expert Advice, Product

 

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles selected their top kitchens across the state, Decorative Materials played a key role in these stunning projects!

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Meet Luxe Style Makers, Julep Tile

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in Expert Advice, Product

 

 

Meet Luxe Style Makers, Kirsten & Peter Sharp of Julep Tile. Kirsten entered the doors of Decorative Materials years ago and we knew it was a perfect match. Her passion for thoughtful patterns combined with exquisite glazes perfectly translated into tile is something we don’t see every day.

 

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How To Choose Natural Stone Cleaning Products

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 in Expert Advice, Natural Stone, Product

Because many suppliers offer stone clearning products, it can be difficult to find a go-to brand. Your beautiful natural stone will garner some stains, spills, and scratches, and you need an effective, easy-to-use, and safe cleaning product that meets the environmental standards.

But, where do you start?
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6 Tips To Clean Your Natural Stone

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 in Expert Advice, Natural Stone

Spills, stains, and scratches are going to happen. Follow these 6 tips from Decorative Materials to clean your natural stone tile products when accidents happen.

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Understanding Your Natural Stone

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 in Expert Advice, Natural Stone

The first step in proper care and maintenance of stone is to understand your stone’s geological classification and composition. This information will help you to identify what cleaning products to use and how best to care for your natural stone.


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Basic Tips To Preserve Your Stone Products

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 in Expert Advice, Natural Stone

Natural stone products require attention and upkeep to maintain the wow-factor that compelled you to purchase the stone in the first place. Clients often ask us about the best ways to to take care of natural stone. Below, you'll find a handful of essential tips to remember when cleaning natural stone and removing stains from stone tile. Stone care professionals are the most knowledgeable resource for stains and etching, your Decorative Materials Design Consultant can make a recommendation.

 

 

To get the longest life and preserve the beauty of your natural stone, follow these simple tips:

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When Installing Crackle Tile Always Use A Penetrating Sealer

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 in Expert Advice

The uses and applications of ceramic crackle tile span a range of design concepts and projects. From bathrooms and kitchens to showers and backsplashes, clients love the accents and character that crackle tile adds to a space.

To make sure that the crackle tile you're installing garners as many oohs, aahs, and compliments as it should, be sure to always use a penetrating sealer when installing crackle tile!

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Style Guide: Rustic Elegance

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 in Design, Expert Advice, Rustic Elegance

You know the style.  If you’ve ever wanted to move in to one of the Restoration Hardware layouts, or order up a cozy Bavarian chalet or even step into certain pages of historical fiction it’s rustic elegance that calls out to us.  How do you define it?  Not sure, but we know it when we see it.  

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5 Things to Consider When Selecting Tile

Posted on May 29, 2015 in Expert Advice

Whether you're an interior designer, an architect, or a homeowner, picking the perfect tile for your client, a jobsite you're working on, or a DIY project at your own home posses a handful of challenges and hurdles. An endless array of options to chose from, applications of certain products, and installation techniques make selecting tile an intimidating decision.

Rest assured, Decorative Materials is here to help! For tile that lasts and keeps your client happy for decades, here are a handful of tips from our very own Margot Hampleman to remember. [NOTE: These tips were originally published by one of our favorite resources, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.]

These are the five most important things to consider when selecting tile.


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