Matching Tile with Designs

 

Roth Star

Roth Star

The Medallions and Decorative Pieces that we make over at Designer Tile Plus, we would like to think of as unique. We like to think of  them that way because our customers have a choice in the colors and the size of the Medallions and Decorative Pieces. This allows our customers to match the color and theme of the tile they are using to their designs.  Such as going for a more modern look or going for the more cooler tones such as the greys. Which is very popular right now for the more contemporary or modern looking home. Or going the more traditional colors of beige and browns. Or instead of going with greys or browns you decide you want more color such as red.

Grandeur Elegant Amber

Grandeur Elegant Amber

Changing the colors of the Decorative Pieces and Medallions to better suit the colors of the tile will give a better flow and allow for them to stand out better on the floor as you flow throughout the house. Using accents in the brown and beige colors will stand out in a grey floor but probably not in the way you would like.

When we change the colors on the Medallions and Decorative Pieces the different colors and the placement of them will give the whole design a different feel and look. and before we send the medallion or the decorative pieces out to your home we let you come in and take a look at them and give your final approval. Allowing you one last chance to change the colors before they leave and make their way to your house to be installed.

Timeless and Classic Medallions

 

Split Polaris Star Square Medallion

Split Polaris Star Square Medallion

Medallions have been made for floors and walls for centuries. Medallions tend to make a classic and beautiful focal point in the dinning room, entrance way down a hallway, or in a bathroom. This timeless art we have had the privilege of continuing is truly inspiring.

Occasionally we will hear from people who think medallions are outdated and old-fashion. But we tend to look at it and say the look is not out dated but what people may find is out dated. The 5/8ths by 5/8ths medallions and the medallions with wide spacing for grout we tend to find for our customers is a turn off. We tend to find that tighter joints and bigger pieces used tend to make our customers happier.

Circle Plasma Star Medallion

Circle Plasma Star Medallion

With our ability of making the medallions here in Las Vegas and allowing our customers of changing the colors to suit their taste and change the size to fit there needs our customers seem to love our creations and love showing them off to their friends. Even when people have bought the same medallion but choose different colors the medallions have a different look and feel to them.

Such timeless pieces of art I cannot see going out of style. But as this year has progressed I have found that our more unique and captivating colors are being used more than the the traditional neutral colors. And when they are done they tend to look even better than the original designs.

Braided Circle Medallion

Braided Circle Medallion

Circle Medallion with Eternal Star

Circle Medallion with Eternal Star

 

 

Popular 12×24 Tiles in Las Vegas

 

Aventis Cotton and Aventis Nut

The New Fashion Trend in Tile is no longer square tiles but rectangles. The most popular is the 12×24 tile size that people are using on their floors. 18x36s and 24x48s are also being used as well. But the easy installation of the 12x24s make it the most dominate size sold today.

18x18s and 16x16s are still being sold but the difference is the 12x24s give you a more modern look than the traditional square tiles. The difference between using a 12×24 than the traditional 18×18 is a quarter of a square foot so you are not adding tons of grout to your floor with going with the 12x24s.

 

Urbanite Gild

Urbanite Gild

Many of the more modern looks that are available are only available in the 12×24 format verses the 18×18 or 16×16. Some of them are available in the 20×20 and 24×24 format but not all of them are. So if you are looking for a more modern looking floor the easier selection is in the 12x24s than an any other size.

Even if you decide to go with the more traditional square tiles on the floor. The 12×24 is the most dominate of the tiles being used on the walls. It makes a dramatic statement on the walls as it does on the floor. And compared to the 3x6s 4x4s and the traditional 6x6s that you see on the walls it is stunning to see, and with the fewer grout lines much easier to clean and maintain.

Legend Apollo

Legend Apollo

Tile Patterns with Decorative Pieces

 

Grandeur Elegant Amber

Grandeur Elegant Amber

One of the Best things when we are doing tile patterns is how easy it is to use Decorative Pieces with them. Making a Decorative Piece the size of the tile. No cutting or waste is involved when we make our decorative pieces that way when you are laying your tile and they are very easy to install.

The other nice thing is if you are putting a medallion in your home it is very easy for us over at Designer Tile Plus to incorporate the Medallion Design into your Decorative Pieces. Giving your home a nice easy way of keeping everything uniform instead of trying to mix and match designs and looks with your tile.

Tides SandCastle with Plasma Stars

Tides SandCastle with Plasma Stars

To help our Customers we usually try and tell them for their homes to never put the Decorative Pieces no closer than one in sixteen tiles. That way it gives you a better chance of not covering them with furniture when your project is completed. In some homes it may even be better to go one in twenty or more depending on how much furniture you do have.

With just a few of these designs inserted into your floor your home will no longer be the same as other homes it will be as unique as you are.  Because at Designer Tile Plus you can choose the colors, design, and size of all our Medallions and Decorative Pieces, making them truly one of a kind.

Grandeur Rich Honey with Roth Stars

Grandeur Rich Honey with Roth Stars

Las Vegas Tiles with Marble Medallions

 

Calcite Noce 12x24

Calcite Noce 12×24

One of the Great Things we offer at Designer Tile Plus is our Custom Made Medallions that we sell to our customers. We take pride in our medallions and we enjoy seeing them installed in our customers homes. And to help those who are thinking of putting a medallion in their homes we thought to give you a few pointers on how to install them.

Due to the netting that we put on the medallions as we make them the medallions are a hair thicker than your standard 8 millimeter tile. Because of that we suggest you use a half inch notch trowel when spreading your thinset to give a thicker bed for the tile so when you put the medallion in they are the same thickness.

Hole for the medallion

Hole for the medallion

Now there are tiles out there that are thicker than 8 millimeter so you don’t have to use a thicker notch trowel when setting those tiles on your floor with a medallion. and when you are purchasing your medallion you can verify the thickness of the medallion to the tile to make sure which notch trowel you will need to use.

Now at our showroom all our medallions were set after the tile. Meaning we set the tile than centered the medallion to where we wanted it and than traced and cut the hole for the medallion to go. It takes longer but for us it gives a better look in the end. And if you are still on the fence come on down and see 4 of our bigger medallions installed and see if it interests you at all.

 

Medallions in Las Vegas

 

Split Polaris Star

Split Polaris Star

There has been a surge in the resurgence of medallions in the Las Vegas Valley. Our Modified Kissed Rectangles as well as our new square medallions have been used in remodeling, and with people building and flipping houses. Many of our buyers have come in with a piece of their tile and have had us make it the width of one, two or even three tiles. Than all our customers or their contractors are doing is popping a few tiles up and prepping the floor and installing a medallion in its place. A very simple project for the average do-it-yourselfer, or contractor.

 

Braided Modified Kissed Rectangle

Braided Modified Kissed Rectangle

Circles, Half-Rounds and Octagons are still being made and sold. But our squares and rectangles with the simple ease they have with no cutting them into the existing floor makes them a wonderful thing to install if you don’t want to rip up your floor at all or are worried about cutting the medallion into the floor later on.

If you are in a rush we do have medallions that you can take with you when you come in. But if you have a little bit of time we can make your medallion in the colors of your choice and the size that you truly want and will love.

The turn around on our Medallions from Start to Finish is usually pretty quick. So even at the 11th hour we can sometimes even come in on time.

Modified Elegant Simplicity with Plasma Star

Modified Elegant Simplicity with Plasma Star

Modified Kissed Rectangle Medallion with Roth Star

Modified Kissed Rectangle Medallion with Roth Star

Las Vegas Listellos

 

Topeka Beige

Topeka Beige

 

Listellos seem to be all the rage today in Las Vegas. Luckily we make them here at Designer Tile Plus. Though we tend to call Listellos, borders or liners here. We create them in marble, granite, travertine, and occasionally even in tile. We try not to make them in porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles because of the occasional chipping you may get when you cut them into small pieces.

One of the great things when we make the listellos, or borders, is the fact that we can change the width or the border with usually retaliative easy. One example of this was we had a customer come in and bought some of our borders to go in a few of her doorways allowing her to break up certain rooms. We were able to expand and shrink the design she choose to fit her needs and her doorways exactly.

Jasper Liner

Jasper Liner

Borders are wonderful for transitioning between flooring, and between different tiles. But if you are doing the projects as you can it may be difficult to use the listellos or borders from Home Depot, or Lowe’s. You may have to travel to three or four stores. Or it may not be available when you are doing the next phase of your project. But here at Designer Tile Plus you are ordering, and buying the design that you want, the colors you want, and the size that you want. You don’t have to wonder if it will work or kind of go with your floor or tile. It will go with your tile and flooring.

 

Emerald Liner

Emerald Liner

Floor Decor in Las Vegas

 

Paramount Ultima

Paramount Ultima

The mission for most of us is to decorate our homes in our style and taste that makes everyone say “WOW” when they walk into our homes. One of the biggest areas we have to decorate is the floor. Sure most people can walk into a home and see the different colors you painted on the walls and the pictures hanging up there. But as we all know it is rare for anyone to walk into someone’s home and look at their floor and the way it is is decorated and say “WOW”.

Here at Designer Tile Plus we specialize in Floor Decor looks. The way you envision seeing your home looking like. Whatever your budget we can make it so when you are finished with your flooring it looks like that “WOW” floor. Our highly trained staff will help you with choosing the right colors, patterns, and designs so your floor decor look is just as unique as you are.

Double Star Octagon

Double Star Octagon

No more looking like your neighbors home or just the same house as the everyone else on the block. Today is the day when people walk into your home they see that your home is no long the same as everyone else’s. Today they see your home as an extension of yourself. They see that your floor is the “WOW” floor, and the latest of fashion and design. Your Floor Decor look is just waiting for you to come on down and see what everyone is talking about. That Designer Quality at Outlet Prices for the Las Vegas Valley is here at Designer Tile Plus. With all the Decorative Pieces, trim pieces, medallions , and flooring patterns you can possibly want or need.

Legend Olypmic

Legend Olypmic

Thrill Rock

Thrill Rock

 

Decorative Pieces for the Floor

Eternal Star

Eternal Star

When you are using Decorative Pieces  in our floor we always wonder how many and where they go. In a general installation it is our recommendation that you should have them no closer than one every sixteen tiles. This way when you are installing them in your floor you have better discretion on where they go inside your house. The worst feeling is knowing that once moved all your furniture back into place and half the decorative pieces are now covered.

One of the nice things at Designer Tile Plus is that we make all the designs at our store, at 6290 South Pecos Road Suite 100, the decorative pieces can be done in the colors and size of your choice. So what you are seeing is just a small fraction of what is available. The sizes and the colors are all mutable so you can choose exactly what you want to go into your home. You are no longer looking at what you see is all there is. The sky is truly the limit here at Designer Tile Plus.

Grandeur Elegant Amber

Grandeur Elegant Amber

As the this picture of Grandeur Elegant Amber in a Pin Wheel Pattern is a nice example of not only making the Stephano Design better suited than our traditional brown colors but also making the design replace one of the 12×12’s in the pin wheel pattern. Removing any need for cutting corners when installing the tile to add the decorative piece while installing.

So if you want that true designer look without that designer price come on down and let us help you choose the design and colors you want in your decorative pieces.  Because here at Designer Tile Plus we specialize in Designer Quality at Outlet Prices.

Elizabeth Design

Elizabeth Design

Verona Design

Verona Design

Designer Tile Plus Medallions

 

Red medallion

Red medallion

At Designer Tile Plus we like to think of ourselves as the medallion masters. We create what we believe are some of the most beautiful designs by hand rather than waterjet. Making our medallions designs are more unique. We are able to change colors and shape on every design that we produce. We strive to make every medallion we sell to the best of our abilities, and we try to make it something we would be proud to have in our own homes. While we do not have the precision of a water jet but  we like to think we are a close second best.  With our years of experience we have come along way from where we started from. Instead of using tumbled stone to make our designs we try to make our designs with more precise and solid pieces. We no longer use little 5/8 by 5/8 material we are using larger pieces to minimize the grout lines. We are constantly pushing ourselves to make more intricate designs and match what people have made by waterjet.

Braided Medallion

Braided Medallion

But even if we are not there yet on matching a waterjet medallion we are able to fix and repair our medallions if a installer or homeowner when they are laying them in breaks a piece. The homeowner or contractor brings the piece in and we cut the piece again to make it so the homeowner is not looking at a broken piece in their medallion. A better fix than using epoxy  and crushed stone to make it work. Or at least we think so.

Double Star Octagon

Double Star Octagon