Decorative Materials Blog

Contemporary Bathroom Tiles We Love

Posted on May 18, 2017 in Tile Trends

Contemporary bathroom tile gives designers a vast range of options to create dream bathrooms. Whether homeowners want an organic, spa-like feel to their bathroom, or prefer a sleek, avant-garde design, the right tile is available to help them realize their vision.

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Top Five Finds From Coverings

Posted on May 04, 2017 in Tile Trends

We just recently returned from our annual trip to Coverings 2017, the largest tile and stone showcase in North America, and here is a sneak peek at the colors, textures and tile for 2018! . The four-day annual event, held in Orlando, featured more than 1,100 vendors from around the world in more than 430,000 square feet of exhibition space. We truly didn't know which way to turn first.

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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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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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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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Posted on May 16, 2016 in Tile Trends, Product

Per Tile Maven, Margot Hampleman, her top product pick from Coverings 2016 was the below homage to hand painted tiles, one of her all time favorites. This collection reminds her of "the old beautiful tiles from the Almalfi Coast but with a modern twist."

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The best cleaning products for your bathroom

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in Tile Trends, Product

Is dirty grout and tile in your bathroom cramping your style? You’re not the only one. Between all the self-proclaimed tile cleaning products and grout cleaning products on the market, it’s hard to know which ones are really the best cleaning products for your bathroom. This article discusses several ways you can clean the stone tile and grout in your bathroom.

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Why homeowners love porcelain for their bathrooms

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 in Tile Trends, Product

A subtype of ceramic tile, porcelain is one of the most popular tile materials in the residential market due to its design potential and durability. If you are planning to renovate your home or considering new places to live, you’ll need general knowledge of your choices to make the most of your flooring selection. Here’s why many homeowners choose porcelain for their bathrooms, and other areas of the home.

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The New Neutral for 2016

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 in Tile Trends, Product

Here is glimpse into ColorMix 2016 according to the color forecasting experts at Sherwin Williams. Below are our favorite five tips & takeaways from ColorMix 2016!
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