Decorative Materials Blog

2018 Salone del Mobile Milano's Most Magnificent Marvels

Posted on May 22, 2018 in Insider, luxury tiles

Every spring, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to beautiful Milano for the Salone del Mobile. This renowned conference brings the world's most talented designers together to acknowledge and celebrate their latest creations. In past years, the renowned trade fair has given rise to some of the industry's most electrifying developments. In 2018, designers expanded on a variety of trends seen at CERSAIE and other top trade shows: texture, clean lines, intricate mosaics and eco-friendly elements. Salone's designers also presented many new concepts, which both delighted and inspired hundreds of thousands of design enthusiasts.

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Black and White Tile Done Right

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 in Insider, Tile Trends, luxury tiles

On the hunt for a timeless, sophisticated look that stands out from typical neutrals? Black and white should do the trick. These contrasting colors combine classic appeal with a modern edge. Available in several materials, patterns and glazes, they're versatile enough to let you live out your grandest vision. 

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Eye Catching Tile Design for 2018

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Tile Trends, luxury tiles

Tile design trends change significantly from one year to the next, but select patterns deliver long-term satisfaction. When hunting for a new look, it's important to consider not only what will feel fresh at the moment, but also what will continue to make a statement in years to come. 

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Collaboration Corner: Decorative Materials & Mountain Living 2017 Home of the Year

Posted on Jan 18, 2018 in Project Highlights, luxury tiles

Every year, acclaimed magazine Mountain Living asks architects, designers and homeowners to share their latest accomplishments in pursuit of the coveted Home of the Year Award. The magazine receives a myriad of impressive entries, which include photographs of several rooms and special features. Finalists often receive walk-through evaluations from the judging committee, which may express curiosity surrounding the home's in-person atmosphere.

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Italian Inspirations: Italian Stone Tile Designs

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in Natural Stone, luxury tiles

Few modern materials capture the classic appeal of Italian stone tile, which grants any room an instant burst of glamour. Stunning and versatile, Italian stone is an increasingly popular option in today's homes and businesses. It's ideal for decorative kitchen tiles, contemporary bathroom tiles, outdoor patio tile and everything in between.

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Trending Now: Artistic Collaborations to Look For

Posted on Jul 06, 2017 in Tile Trends, luxury tiles

In addition to making spaces comfortable and functional, thoughtful attention to Interior Design elements can capture the attention and imagination of potential home buyers. From paint colors to fixed finishes, including unique colors and materials keep spaces fresh and inviting.

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Fashion + Tile Design Collide

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in Design, luxury tiles

In any industry, there are trends that come and go — just like fashion — and tile design is no different. Because tiles are a base material, like textiles that make up larger functional pieces, we often see significant overlap and borrowing in the fashion and interior design industries. 

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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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