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.

 

 

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

Updating your Kitchen

 

Taconic Slate Gold Summit

Taconic Slate Gold Summit

One of the most common upgrades everyone wants to do in their home is the kitchen. Appliances, counter tops, back-splashes, cabinets, flooring, dishes, it seems like the list can go on forever if you let it. But there is hope. If you are building your home the easiest thing you can do is take your flooring and put it underneath your cabinets. The reason you will want to do that is if you decide later on to move your cabinets adding more or removing parts of them you don’t have to redo your floors when all you want to do is change your cabinets.

 

Tuscania Verde

Tuscania Verde

But what if you already have tile or some other flooring done and you don’t have any extra and you want to change out your cabinets. Well here at Designer Tile Plus we specialize in making liners, listellos, and various transition pieces. So we can make your cabinet changing look like it was planned and designed that way.  Trying to match tiles can be very difficult if you are looking at tile that is over a couple years old. Difference in dye lots, calibers, and the fashion of tile can make matching near impossible and very difficult.

But with our helpful and friendly staff we hope to make updating your kitchen an easy and simple process for you.

Kitchen Backsplashes for 2015

 

Silver (Polished Travertine)

Silver (Polished Travertine)

The hottest new looks for kitchen back-splashes for the 2015 season is the 3×6 subway tiles. Glass is still popular but the old fashion thick 3×6 ceramic tiles are making a big splash into the market. Even stone and glass is becoming available in the 3×6 sizes for the back-splash.

The thick subway tiles are the original classic look for kitchen back-splashes. Back when tiles were hand pressed and hand painted. These thicker ceramics are using old fashion technology for making ceramics but using 21st century glaze applications to make a bold new look that is perfect for the traditionalist and the modernist for their kitchen back splash.

Retro Classique Mocha

Retro Classique Mocha

One of the nice things with the thicker body subway tiles is the easy with how you can incorporate stone without the thickness of the stone being substantially thicker than the tile. Allowing you to accent your back splash with pieces of your granite counter top.

Even if you keep it a solid color with no other trim pieces or decorations. The thicker ceramics lend themselves to more depth and variation than the standard subway tiles that are being massed produced in solid colors that you can find so easily at Home Depot and Lowe’s.