Medallions made easy

Kissed Rectangle With Plasma Star

Kissed Rectangle With Plasma Star

Here at Designer Tile Plus we receive numerous requests for medallions that require only straight cuts during the installation process. With that in mind we have modified some of our medallions to make the installation easier. Eliminating cutting curves makes your installation a simpler.  We have modified our rectangles to make them less difficult to install. The curves that you fall in love with our still there. But the cuts you make to put it in your home are all straight cuts.

 

Often times we are approached with special color requests or unique size requirements. Most of the time making color changes to an existing design is relatively easy and the cost for the design does not change much.  When we substitute materials we mainly look to see that the marble or granite are suitable and we check to see that all of the material that we use are the same thickness. Thickness of the material being uniform is important so that the finished medallion is easy to install.

Modified Kiss Rectangle with Roth Star

Modified Kiss Rectangle with Roth Star

The creation of a medallion

We thought that there might be some interest in the process of making a medallion.

We first try to choose interesting stones
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We then cut the stone into the needed shapes
Corwin at the saw

From there we put the design together on a mesh
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After completion we store the design until picked up by the tile contractor.
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When the medallion is ready for installation a hole is cut the size of the medallion.
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Because of the size of some medallions, it is sometimes necessary to install the medallion in parts.
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After installation it is important to wait a day prior to grouting.during 2

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Elizabeth Design

Elizabeth Design

Roth Star in Absolute and Blue Pearl

Roth Star in Absolute and Blue Pearl

Parma Design

Parma Design

This last few weeks we have been making small marble inserts for installations in hallways and bathrooms. The marble medallions still take most of our time, it is nice to make some smaller designs. Corwin at the sawHever working on a Plasma Star

We are working on developing a new display for the smaller marble inserts.

Medallion Masters

Medallion Master  Creative Cuttingmedallion master As one of the major importers of porcelain tile in Las Vegas we have often tried to soft-pedal the custom marble designs that we make at our shop. The thought process was that creating our medallions and inserts is time consuming and often siphons away time that we need to spend on developing our core business of selling tile. This spring we made a decision that we would open the curtain and let people see what we create. The success we have had in this endeavor is humbling and we thank those people that have allowed us to create something for their home.