Tile Flooring

 

Paramount Ultima

Paramount Ultima

We all think about how to improve and what we would like to add or put in our homes constantly. That new couch you saw, or that new appliance that you just have to have. In flooring it seems like there is more to choose from everyday. You have vinyl, laminate, parquet, hardwood, carpet, marble, travertine, porcelain, ceramic, quarry tile, stained concrete, the list seems endless to say the least. And with tile all the difference in colors and designs and patterns it is almost enough to make you crazy. Or at least throw your hands up in despair just walking into another floor covering store. It is enough to make you wonder how many forms of cream, beige, tan and every other color that is possible can be seen or imagined.

 

Calcite noce 12x24One Key piece of advice when you are looking at flooring whether in tile or not start off with a general color or look you want. Once you narrow down the color start adding slowly what you want more of until  you are thinking to yourself you are being too picky. As you slowly add more details in what you want in your floor the selection gets narrower and narrower. Once the selection is down to two or three than the fun begins. Than you can say OK I want a tile I can do a pattern with on the floor, or I want to keep it simple and just go with a basic install. Do you want a decorative piece to go every so often in your house or do you want a medallion? Why not do both and have the same design for both?

Braided 12x24

Braided 12×24

Here at Designer Tile Plus we are making these medallions and decorative pieces so what we can do is make it so the colors are the same, and the design is the same. Not only that but what we can also do is make the decorative pieces the same size as the tile so you will have a true custom designer look. Designer Looks and Designs at Outlet Prices.

 

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

Las Vegas Tile Store

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The Showroom is Complete and Ready For Inspection. When you walk into our store at 6290 South Pecos Road Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120. Here at Designer Tile Plus you will see what Designer Quality at Outlet Prices looks like. We show a wide variety of tile in patterns, and designs installed. You will even see different Medallions and Decorative Pieces Installed in our showroom so you can get an idea of what you can do in your own house. Our medallions are also showcased in our medallion rack with over two dozen designs and colors to look at. And if you like the design but want it in different colors no problem. We will make one up special for you in the colors of your choice.

Plasma Star

Plasma Star

You can go to other tile stores, carpet stores, and flooring stores in Las Vegas, but when you come to Designer Tile Plus we will help you make your dreams becomes a reality. If you are looking for back-splashes, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, or just the whole house come on in and and check out our store. We will be happy to help you throughout the whole process.

Whether you are a Do-It-Yourselfer, a Contractor, or a Designer we have a wide range to choose from, and tiles for any budget. We have Thousands of Square Feet In Stock and Millions of Square Feet available within Three Days. Our Medallions are made here at our store. So when you come in you may hear the saws running as we are making someone’s medallion in the Back, in the Warehouse. And Who Knows maybe it could be the medallion you just have to have in your house when it is done.

Thrill Frost

Thrill Frost

Urbanite Stone

Urbanite Stone

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

Tile Patterns For Your Home

 

Cinema Burbank Biege12x24 and 18x18

Cinema Burbank Biege12x24 and 18×18

 All of us want to make our home unique.  In flooring we see floors set straight and floors set on an diagonal. But is that all we can do on the floor, without putting in a medallion or some other kind of mosaic work?

With most floors it is easy to make a change from a straight or a diagonal installation. Simply by installing a tile in a pattern suddenly you go from having the same pattern everyone has to a completely different floor. And one that you can walk into many of the homes in Las Vegas and else where and never see this pattern repeated on the floor.

 

Legend Titan 3 piece pattern

Legend Titan 3 piece pattern

Even using a simple stagger joint pattern can make your home truly unique. Offsetting the tile by half or thirds is a very simple pattern to do. The question after that is usually does offsetting your tile by a half or a third cause you to waste more material when you are setting the floor. And the answer is no. When you cut the tile in half you already have the next row you are using that cut. If you are off setting your tile by thirds you have the next two rows. So while you may be cutting more tiles, you are not wasting more tile when you are setting your floor.The next question that is usually on everyone’s mind is, does setting your tile this way take you more time? Initially, yes it does but only during the initial start of the project. Once you get  the pattern you chose going in a few hours you will be moving right along having the floor installed.

Grandeur Elegant Amber 12x12 and 18x18 in a Step Pattern

Grandeur Elegant Amber 12×12 and 18×18 in a Step Pattern

Now if you want to make your home even more unique you may be thinking of using more than one size of tile. And if that is the case, you will need to keep the pattern not only firmly in your mind when you are installing your tile but also when you are purchasing your tile. For example a true Versailles pattern will have seven different sizes that you are setting when you are doing your tile project. More commonly used patterns will use two, three, or even four different sizes.

The pattern when you are setting your tile will give the appearance of being random when you start using three sizes or more. And the more sizes one uses means the tiles should be calibrated so they can be used in a pattern. Calibrated means that the tiles are designed to be used together in a pattern.

Urbanite Stone

Urbanite Stone

In most patterns this is very important if you want to maintain a proper grout joint. But if you are doing a step pattern, or a pinwheel pattern this is can be less of a concern for you. But as long as you stay consistent doing the pattern the way you start, you should never run  into cutting one of the tiles into a different shape in the middle of your floor.

Once you figure out your square footage at Designer Tile Plus and you decide to go with a pattern with 2, 3, 4 or even 7 pieces. We will simply break down how much you need in every size that you will need to do the pattern you want to do. Our number one goal when you are doing a pattern on your floor in our store is to get the right amount of each size. That way when you do your pattern you are not running back and forth from your home to our store.