Decorative Materials Blog

How the Right Ceramic Finish Can Transform a Space

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Tile Trends

Beautiful, versatile, and highly durable, ceramic tile is a wonderful option for creating a practical and aesthetically pleasing space. Unfortunately, choosing ceramic is just the beginning. Once you've decided to install ceramic tile in your project, you'll need to delve into the details. Their finish will quickly become one of your chief considerations; the same ceramic designs can look and feel completely different depending on whether they are glossy, glazed, textured or matte. What's more, textured finishes can take otherwise ordinary tiles to a whole new level. Below, we highlight the top finishes, as well as considerations worth making as you choose the right finish for your favorite ceramic tiles:

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How It’s Made: The Euphoria Collection

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 in Tile Trends

Sonoma Tilemakers is a top name in the interior design sphere, and for good reason. Boasting 25 years of success, this tile authority has made a name for itself by introducing intriguing style concepts while holding true to some of the world's most cherished traditions. From ceramic to glass, the creative geniuses at Sonoma Tilemakers bring undeniable artistry to their intricate, handcrafted tiles.

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The Creative Genius of Maison Surface

Posted on Apr 18, 2019 in Tile Trends

At Decorative Materials, we're proud to work with some of the world's most innovative designers. We love the unique visions that our favorite designers bring to life — particularly when they infuse classic concepts with new elements. Hence our current enthusiasm for Maison, which has long been regarded as a creative force in the tile industry. Maison's looks draw on a variety of intriguing concepts, bringing fresh ideas to design elements we'd assumed were long forgotten.

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Designing for a Masculine Aesthetic

Posted on Apr 10, 2019 in Tile Trends

Stereotypes abound regarding masculine and feminine decor. Guys allegedly bemoan the loss of their bachelor pads, while women are thought to take over with flowers, pastels, and piles of throw pillows. In reality, however, interior design is rarely so simple. Modern need not be limited to a stereotypically feminine aesthetic; masculine elements can be just as visually arresting. Increasingly, we are seeing not only a greater emphasis on masculine style, but also the careful integration of stereotypically masculine and feminine elements — resulting in a multifaceted, yet cohesive end product.

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Denver Showroom Showcase: Bringing Our Favorite Floor Tiles to Life

Posted on Apr 02, 2019 in Tile Trends

At Decorative Materials, we're passionate about finding design inspirations all around the world — but we also aim to incorporate these designs in a way that feels authentic to our beloved state of Colorado. This blend of international aesthetics and local sensibilities appeals to those who desire a clean look with hints of sophistication.

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Pantone Makes a Splash with Living Coral: How to Incorporate the Vibrant Color

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Tile Trends

Every year, Pantone spurs worldwide design trends by highlighting a hue that reflects the stylistic mood of the times. The color authority draws on themes seen in the latest artwork, music, and technology to ensure that its selected shade evokes the essence of the year it represents. This carefully chosen color is a big deal; once announced, it is seen regularly on runways, on social media, and in our homes.

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Trending in Tile for 2019

Posted on Mar 05, 2019 in Tile Trends

With the new year comes new opportunities for making your space pop. The latest tile innovations could play perfectly into your most daring design goals for 2019. Tasteful, yet edgy, this year's trends offer stunning artistry without feeling excessive.

At Decorative Materials, we're excited to bring the year's most impressive tile trends to homes and businesses throughout Colorado. We predict that locals will quickly embrace the natural inspiration that underlies several of this year's hottest styles.

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How to Incorporate Luxurious Statement Stones

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Tile Trends

Have you ever fallen head over heels in love...with stone tile? It's a surprisingly common phenomenon, and one we encourage at Decorative Materials. Many of our clients find themselves drawn to a particular type of stone —and eager to incorporate it into their projects. Typically, their goal is to elevate interiors by creatively incorporating bold stone features. Our job is to capitalize on each client's preferred stone styles, and, in many cases, make it the focal element of the entire design.

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How to Make Your Powder Room Pop

Posted on Feb 08, 2019 in Tile Trends

Is your powder room a place of sanctuary — or has it become your home's most forgotten and neglected corner? If this tiny room is anything less than spectacular, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to make a design statement while keeping costs to a minimum.

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Client Feature: Armijo Design Group

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Insider

Beth Armijo has a natural eye for design. She has long held a deep fascination with the arts, with her diverse interests and inspirations manifesting in her acclaimed Colorado design firm: Armijo Design Group.

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