A New Tile Trend for 2018
SaveEmail Fish-Scale Pattern Backsplash. If you’ve grown bored of subway tile, try this interesting and versatile scalloped pattern. It is still simple and classic but could work with almost any kitchen style.
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Real Homes has prepared a video showing how to install a back splash. You may not be aware that you may even purchase a back splash guard. They sell them on Amazon. Enjoy.
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Mosaic Tile Sale on Wayfair Site
Checkout the two day mosaic tile sale on the Wayfair website. They have some interesting patterns.
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Subway Tile Reimagined
The traditional subway tile is still commonly used but watch this utube video to see the new M S International, Inc. tiles, designs, and styles that have arrived on the scene recently.
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I work with Tile Outlets of America to create medallions for customers for their front porches, entry ways, showers, kitchen backsplashes, patios, etc. Medallions establish a focal point of interest in an area. They can be made by combining a variety of materials such as tumbled stones, polished stones, cut stones, and tiles. They can be pre-made in various sizes ranging from 8x8 inches, 16x16 inches, 24x24 inches, 36x36 inches, etc. or we can help you design your own for a dramatic effect. They come in a variety of styles as well. See some of Tile Outlets of America's newer options at the following site.
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Tile from A to Z
Do you know the difference between granite and travertine? Did you know that tile is graded based on its abrasion resistance from 0 to 5? For example, porcelain enamel is graded a 0 on this scale. Did you know that tile is also graded on its moisture absorption from .5% to 20%? You can purchase subway, tumbled, glazed, or even textured tile. When planning a tile purchase, it is recommended that you order an additional 10% in case of cutting errors or breakage.
I recently came across an article by Houzz written by Janet Dunn that does a good job of explaining the different types of tiles and their uses.
If you are in need of help with your next tiling project, consider Dreamland Interiors. We work with companies that offer high quality materials for affordable prices. You can see some of our completed projects on our homepage.
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Mapei, through detailed experimentation and study, has developed 50 new shades of colored grout and sealants. The new colors are grouped by mood into the following categories: serene, traditional, natural, romance, and glamour. It is now easier than ever to make the perfect selection of grout based on the type of residential, commercial, or industrial project that you are undertaking. A special color chart and leaflet is available upon request. Visit the Mapei site for further information.
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The Italian tile maker Cersaie is featuring geometric patterns for the new season. Watch their video and be prepared to be amazed at their creative designs.
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Kronos USA Porcelain Pavers
I recently attended The 2017 Coverings Trade Show in Orlando, FL. I was very impressed with a new outdoor product called Kronos USA Porcelain Pavers available at Tile Outlets of America. They have three locations: Fort Myers, Sarasota, and Tampa, FL. The pavers are thicker than ordinary pavers at 2 cm or 3/4 inch and can be installed outdoors. The pavers are unique because they consist of 14 SKUs (5 wood looks, 3 shell stone looks, 2 Travertine looks, 2 stone looks, and 2 Quarzite looks) that are each 2 cm thick and 24 x 24 inch square. The Coral Stone finish comes in white cool, tan, or black and is very popular in Florida as is the Icon Travertine in pearl and river shades. Kronos Pavers also manufacture two special coping pieces for pools that are 16x24 inches and have the added beauty of coming in either a rounded or beveled edge.
The tiles are great for outdoors since they are thicker and stronger compared to the normal 10mm tile. The Kronos USA Porcelain Pavers are being used to install walkways, garden paths, swimming pool areas, balconies, patios, terraces, garages, gazebos, etc. They are also slip-resistance, resistant to thermal shock, maintenance free, quick draining, easy to install, fade resistant, reusable, impact resistant, and available in many colors and styles.
There are four different installation systems with these pavers. They can be installed on grass for a Zen Garden Look. They can be dry installed onto soft ground. An adhesive installation is also available. Or, they can be installed using the raised floor installation process.
There is little maintenance because of the qualities of porcelain. Cleaning would only require using water mixed with a non-abrasive floor detergent.
The pavers are manufactured in Tennessee and can be delivered to Tile Outlets of America in 5 days from the purchase order.
Natalie A. Gauci
Licensed Interior Designer working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.