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.

 

Wood Looks

Legno Biondi

Legno Biondi

Wood Looks have been one of the more interesting things that everyone seems to be bringing in and installing now a days. Out of the many that we show and Stock at Designer Tile Plus. The Legno series seems to be one of the best not only in looks but also in installation. Legno is one of the unique wood looks in tile that actually comes in two different sizes. Using the two sizes together takes this wood look one step beyond the rest. Those contractors who come in and  install tile and wood have all remarked on the realistic look of this series when it is installed.

 

 

Legno Grigio

Legno Grigio

This is partly do to the use of HD technology that some of the tile factories have switched to. This change has allowed the variation from one tile to the next to increase dramatically. Instead of having a print on the tile appear every thirty or forty tiles. The pattern repeats itself once every 180 feet or more. With a distance over half a football field away one can see how someone could mistake this man made product with natural wood. Couple that with the variation in size if you choose to use the two sizes together and you have a floor tile that looks like a real wood floor

Designer Tile Plus becomes the Florida Tile Distributor for Southern Nevada

Retro Classic White

Retro Classic White

 

Gallant Travertino Bianco

Gallant Travertino Bianco

The excitement level continues to build here at Designer Tile Plus.  We recently became the Florida Tile Distributor for Southern Nevada.

Florida Tile, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer and distributor of porcelain and ceramic wall tile, as well as natural stone and decorative glass and metal tiles. For over 50 years, Florida Tile has consistently taken the lead as an innovator by implementing new technology, delivering high quality products and protecting our indoor and outdoor environments. The corporate headquarters are located in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. Products are manufactured and distributed from a state of the art facility in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

Florida Tile found a perfect partner in 2006, when Panariagroup purchased the company. One of the leading Italian manufactures, Panariagroup is comprised of 8 brands with manufacturing in 3 countries. With a strong international presence, the brands are distributed in over 100 countries around the world.

With Florida Tile and our Custom Marble Medallions and Marble Decorative Pieces we offer a beautiful custom look without the high custom prices.