TILE ARTICLES


What kind of stone gives the rustic charm that we associate with a quaint European village? Natural stone like travertine and even slate tile lends itself to the rustic appearance. While slate can be a bit tricky to walk on indoors (it has layers that heels or other shoes could get caught on), travertine doesn’t.
I’ve always considered myself someone who leans more toward classic décor rather than contemporary design. Modern looking furniture doesn’t ever seem to quite suite my taste. However, I’ve been pretty impressed with some of the contemporary design styles I’ve seen at Floor & Decor. With each passing year, the products we see become more enticing, affordable, and appealing to the do-it-yourselfer and consumer. Here are some contemporary additions to flooring that I love.
Marble is quite a beautiful piece of stone, wouldn’t you agree? The polished look is so posh, but also can be very pricey. Is there a room in your home, perhaps your master bath, you’ve wanted to make extra special with the likes of a marble stone? If you have, but the price of marble was a bit much, you’ll be happy to know about polished porcelain.
Remember several years ago, when the textured finish was all the rage on walls? Oh yeah, I jumped on that bandwagon and did a faux finish on my walls. It brings an aged appearance to the walls and adds a new depth of color. Now, those same sorts of options are available on many kinds of stone. Two of these new looks are called flamed and brushed.
The flooring industry has come a long way in the last decade. There have been vast improvements in laminate, vinyl and even inkjet printed ceramic tiles. So, if now is the time you are weighing your options on tile flooring, you should re-examine inkjet ceramic tile. The options and durability of this product might surprise you.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles offer a combination of durability, versatility and convenience and are available in hundreds of different styles, shapes and colors. Ceramic and porcelain tiles can add an attractive touch to floors and walls throughout the home.
Don’t be a square…at least when it comes to your tile. Rectangular tiles are totally hot in the design world right now. There are so many styles and textures available at Floor & Decor there’s no reason to limit yourself to a square shape. What’s more, you don’t have to use just one type of tile. Mix and match from a wide array of different materials and shapes to create a look that is uniquely yours.
Stones such as slate are well suited for outdoor installation. The slate provides a beautiful variation in color and still holds up the to the outdoor elements through the cold winter and hot summer days. However, slate tiles, with their rich color palettes, add a bold and extravagant look to interiors as well.
Decisions, decisions. When it comes to picking out tile for any room in your house, you may think the only decision is color and size. However, there are a variety of different kinds of tiles and you need to know how they differ so you can choose the best one for your space. Do you know the difference between ceramic, white body and porcelain tile? Here's everything you need to know about these three common styles of tile.
Remember last week when I talked about my visit to a high end resort and their use of porcelain hardwoods throughout? I wanted to continue the discussion this week as this tile is H-O-T! Not only is the look trendy, but quite durable. Wood Plank Porcelain is versatile enough to work in a variety of rooms.
I'm somewhat of a newish homeowner when it comes to renovations. You see, I've done lots of upgrades from what was originally installed in my home: tile flooring in bathrooms, kitchen backsplash and appliance upgrades, hardwood flooring replacing carpeting, etc. But I've never done a replacement of a replacement. You know what I mean? However, I think it might be time to do just that in my kitchen.