Decorative Materials Blog

4 Timeless Tile Designs

Posted on Mar 06, 2018 in Expert Advice, Natural Stone

Whether for future sale or your own personal enjoyment, you're determined to freshen up your home. Like many homeowners, however, time and budget constraints limit the extent to which you can transform your interior aesthetic. A simple tile update could be the solution, but you need a versatile look that will complement your evolving home.

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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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Outdoors to Indoors: How to integrate your indoor flooring to your outdoor living

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Natural Stone, Design

Home design can be an incredibly rewarding field. As a designer, your goal is to see that look of wonder and satisfaction when your client sees your complete design as a perfect reflection of their ideal living space. From the homeowner’s perspective, your reward is finally getting to see your dream vision for a single room or your entire home become a reality. Yet going from initial consultations to the finished result is not always a straight-line path, and completion of an interior design project takes dedication and communication on both sides.

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Insider’s Guide to Stone Tile

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Insider, Natural Stone

When it comes to home finishes, stone tile has a unique way of creating a custom look of understated elegance that is effortlessly natural. Distinct characteristics, especially of natural stone tile, ensure that your home will be truly one of a kind. Yet stone tiles, ranging from granite and marble to limestone and slate, blend expertly with a wide range of other finishing details in a professionally designed home.

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Tile Spotlight: Using Marble Tile In Your Home

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 in Natural Stone

Design trends come and go, but there are some that remain classic and timeless. Marble is a perfect example, as it's a long-lasting material that never seems to go out of style. Marble tile is particularly popular with homeowners who want to update their bathrooms and kitchens.

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3 Ways to Use Tile Outdoors

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Natural Stone, Expert Advice

Whether you are a trade professional or homeowner you can appreciate the importance of patio flooring. A rough or slick concrete patio without tile, no matter how beautifully designed, feels bare and unfinished. Sand and chipped-rock patios give visitors a sense of the patio being separate from the house, but a patio should be an extension of a home's accomplishments inside, thus integrating outdoor living.

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Stone Care & Tips For Keeping Your Countertops Clean

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

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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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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