Variations in Tile

Nexa Copper

Nexa Copper

One of the most important things when choosing tile is the variation. Some tiles vary more than others. Some tiles vary subtly and others are more extreme. And choosing the right tile for your home is much easier when take the variations in the tile itself when deciding. One of the ways we try to help in that regard is by putting together displays with the tile and grouted to help in the decision process. Another way we do this is by installing a number of tiles on the showroom floor, in different patterns to help you find the right tile for you and your home. We also have a number of brochures and literature for you to look at and help you decide as well samples you can take home to see how it will look in your home and your lighting.

 

Kerala Mantra

Kerala Mantra

Even when you are choosing a tile with minimal to no variation you can help offset that with various patterns and designs. One of the most common ways to hide minimal and no variation within the tile is to put a medallion or decorative piece every so often. This helps by drawing the eye to different spots or focal points within your home. Helping offset the lack of variation within the tile itself. As well as drawing attention to areas of your house that you want to highlight.

 

 

Mid Century Modern Floors

Kerala Karma

Kerala Karma

One of the new trends is the mid century modern homes. These homes are now using more of the light to medium shades of wood looking tile rather than the darker shades that seems to be more prevalent in other home remodels. These homes can be found in the heart of Las Vegas that are being renovated and refurbished.

While there are those who are trying to go with the looks and styles of the mid century modern looking tiles. There are still those who are going with the wood looking tile. Going for more of the coastal and mid-western feel rather than what was more common to find in our desert clime.  And some of the more daring are going with the more modern larger format tiles that are coming into vogue.

Sequence Breeze

Sequence Breeze

Though many are going with more lighter colors verses the darker colors in many of the newly renovated mid century contemporary homes that are coming on the market as well as those who are staying in their newly remodeled homes. Both of the light wood looking tiles and the larger lighter modern looks are making a big debut with many of the new designs that are coming out in the new selections that the factories are now producing. Adding even more selection and variety to all who are looking at remodeling and building their homes today.

 

Modern and Contemporary Looks

Nexa Iron

Nexa Iron

The Modern and Contemporary looks are making a big splash into the Las Vegas Market this year. One of the new looks is available in not only in the 18×36 inch size but also is blending the high-low effect to give a striking and distinctive metallic look. Giving the look a semi gloss finish that when the light hits it just so it appears shinny without the high maintenance of a high gloss finish. While being available in a variety of sizes many of these new modern and contemporary looks are being done in the style of rectangles verses the standard square looking tiles. And many of the modern and contemporary looks are leaving the light colors and are going for more darker and richer colors.

 

Sequence Vortex

Sequence Vortex

One of the other series that is now being introduced is a modern palette with a traditional look. With the Sequence it is a liner travertine look. But with such light veining and with the richness and darkness in the veining gives this very traditional look a different and more modern appearance. And with the rich contrast in its coloring one can have a very modern and traditional style home. Perfect for those who are wanting to blend and merge the modern and traditional style in their homes.

The Classics are Coming Back

Retroclassique Lily

Retroclassique Lily

The thick body ceramics from the early 1900s are coming back in style. These old school tiles are being used again in kitchen back-splashes and bathroom walls. With these old school style tiles is the blending of the latest high tech in glazes and applications. Allowing for the merger and blending of the latest fashions and trends to go with the refurbishing and designing of these lost eras of time and making them new again. What might be considered imperfections in today’s world of tile is not true with these tiles. The soft rounded corners and edges are done on purpose by the manufacturers trying to revive and revisit this lost era of time.

 

Retroclassique Pewter

Retroclassique Pewter

For the architects and those who are trying to recapture the glory and looks of the Victorian Age, these thick ceramics are essential for kitchens and bathrooms. And if one is looking at blending of the Victorian Age with the modern looks of today. These tiles are a bonus since they are also available in the cool tones we are seeing people going with now in the more modern and contemporary settings. Not being available in only just dark or light greys but in both with the remarkable mixture of dark and light tones in each color palette in each color giving you the best possible to make the right choice for your home.

 

Retroclassique Avocado

Retroclassique Avocado

Retroclassique Mocha

Retroclassique Mocha

 

Vintage Wood Looking Tiles

Alava Lodge

Alava Lodge

Vintage is the new thing in all fashions this year. What was once considered old and out dated is now appearing as the hottest new trends in most fields of fashion. The reclaimed wood looks are becoming one of the most popular woods looks in the market. If you are looking for the reclaimed wood look from a farm or from the industrial revolution, these new wood looks are inspiring. The richness in color coupled with the feel and texture gives you the appearance of real hard wood floors. With the minimal upkeep of tile. With busy schedules, pets, and children the low maintenance and durability of tile makes these the best choice for those who want to have wood floors but don’t have the time, or want to maintain hard wood floors.

Cellar Char

Cellar Char

The rich and diverse colors that run in many of these new wood looks allows one to mix and match different colors and hues so you can work with more variety, and colors in your home. This is wonderful because it allows one to blend and merger different looks, without the clashing of different looks and styles that would make decorating more difficult in your home. And instead make it more harmonious when you are wanting to blend different looks and themes in your home. As well as allowing you to change your decor in your home without having to change your flooring as well as changing your furnishings.

 

Kerala Mantra

Kerala Mantra

Kerala Karma

Kerala Karma

With Wood Looking Tile Variation is Key

Cellar Tone

Cellar Tone

For many of the people who are looking at wood looking tile, the most important part is that there floor resembles wood. And for that to happen variation is key. With many of the wood looking tiles we are showing the factories have made that their goal. Using high definition and digital printing the images are crisper and cleaner. And with many of the tiles they are varying 70 feet or more before they are repeating. And in some cases even up to 180 feet. With that variation the appearance of these wood looking tiles are more in align with the natural wood floors. But with the durability and strength of tile to stand up to some of the most extreme tests you can perform.

Kerala Mantra

Kerala Mantra

Some of the factories have even gone to the trouble of going to old factories and looking for the reclaimed wood paneling and flooring that one would find in cabins, barns, and else where. To find and capture the looks and feel of some of these wood looking tiles. So at the first glance you think you are looking and walking on real wood floors and not tile. And even after walking, looking, and touching these tiles you are still almost believing that this is not tile but wood you are walking on.

One Size Or Two For Your Wood Looking Floor

Legni Identica - Acacia

Legni Identica – Acacia

One of the new lines we are bringing in is the Legni Identica Series. One of the great features of the Legni Identica is the fact that it comes in two sizes. A 9×36 inch plank and a 6×36 inch plank. Now not everyone is doing a two size two piece wood looking tile in there homes. But one of the great things is that if you are wanting to do something different in your home and are wanting to use the wood looking tile you have the choice of going with the two size wood looking tile planks. And with the wide assortment of colors that are available in the Legni Identica Series you are very likely to find the right color for you and your home.

 

Legni Identica - Teka

Legni Identica – Teka

The popular size people seem to be going with on the wood looking tile and in general for tile is the larger format. Most people are going with a 9×36 inch wood looking plank or a 8×36 wood looking. For example a 9×36 inch plank is going to cover over two times as much area as a 6×24 inch wood plank meaning you will have half the grout lines to clean. Even with a 8×36 inch wood plank you will have half the grout lines as a 6×24. Even the 6×36 inch plank will cover a third more area as the 6×24 meaning you will eliminate grout even going with the smaller 6×36 over the 6×24 standard wood looking tile.

 

Legni Identica - Roble

Legni Identica – Roble

One of the plus sides of going with the two size wood looking tiles is the varying widths. In many of the homes that one goes into and sees a real wood floor one can always see that the planks are varying widths and the lengths as well. With the varying widths one can give there home a more natural look of what a true wood floor would look like, and not just a good copy.

Spirit from ILVA

Spirit - Nirvana

Spirit – Nirvana

One of the newest trends in the tile industry is the melding and fusion of different looks and creating something new. Many of the factories are merging and melding the different limestone and travertine looks in a variety of color palettes. Mixing cool and warm tones with the limestone and travertine looks have given the industry new looks and ideas. But ILVA has taken it one step further and is leading the way in the melding and fusing of wood with stone looks. Mixing the graphics of wood and stone melding them into a unique and inspiring new look. Giving up the notion that melding and fusing different stone looks is the only thing people may want.

Spirit - Bliss

Spirit – Bliss

The Spirit from ILVA is one of these startling new creations. And with this fusion of looks and colors it is captivating. Within the line ILVA took some of the most popular sizes and transformed it to one of the most trend setting material in the market. ILVA produces this line in a variety of sizes such as a 9×36 inch plank to give you a more wood looking appearance. A 18×36  size to give you a more modern and contemporary look. As well as a 12×24 to give you the feel of a traditional modern look if you want something more modern but do not want to give up your traditional roots.

ILVA is Now In Las Vegas

Spirit - Zen

Spirit – Zen

One of the world’s premiere tile manufacturers in Argentina is coming to Las Vegas. ILVA is highly regarded for there gorgeous and beautiful tiles that they produce. With their high standards for producing and their beautiful selection it is easy to see why so many fall in love with their tile selection. While we will be showing all of their line some of the best items they are producing is the 18×36 inch tiles as well as their wood looking tiles as well. With ILVA they are producing their wood looking tiles in two large sizes. You can get them in a 6×36 and a 9×36 as well. Making it possible to do patterns as well as having a large plank that would work perfectly for your floor.

 

Piombo Alloy

Piombo Alloy

 

One of the other lines ILVA is producing is the more modern and contemporary looks. Not only are they making these lines in a 24×24 inch tile. But they are also producing these lines in 12x24s. Giving one the best options and selection with what modern or contemporary looks in the best and popular sizes that are trending at this moment as well as the more traditional sizes as well.

With their eye for color, size, and design it is easy to see why ILVA is such a popular tile manufacturer overall.

 

Legni Identica - Roble

Legni Identica – Roble

Legni Identica - Teka

Legni Identica – Teka

New Wood Looking Tiles

Kerala Mantra

Kerala Mantra

One of the hard parts after awhile is finding something new and exciting in tile after awhile. But luckily for us, Florida Tile does make it simple for us to see some of the new hot new looks. This U.S.A factory is constantly looking for that hot new look in tile. And with the Kerala series they have changed their looks in wood looking tile. With the Kerala series they are still using high definition technology to make the design and the variation of the tile to be crisp, clean and elegant looking. With this new look the Kerala Series is showing a more dramatic variation in color with their wood appearance giving you a more natural and realistic look. The variation coupled with its satin finish gives the appearance of real wood with the durability and the strength of tile.

Kerala Karma

Kerala Karma

One of the more interesting things that Florida Tile did with this line is they created a mosaic with the Kerala series taking the wood look and forming a 12×12 basket weave mosaic that would be perfect in a number of different settings from bathrooms and beyond. It also adds new dimensions and giving the entire look a different feel and texture that is not typical of your standard wood looking tile.