New Wood Looking Tiles

Kerala Mantra

Kerala Mantra

One of the hard parts after awhile is finding something new and exciting in tile after awhile. But luckily for us, Florida Tile does make it simple for us to see some of the new hot new looks. This U.S.A factory is constantly looking for that hot new look in tile. And with the Kerala series they have changed their looks in wood looking tile. With the Kerala series they are still using high definition technology to make the design and the variation of the tile to be crisp, clean and elegant looking. With this new look the Kerala Series is showing a more dramatic variation in color with their wood appearance giving you a more natural and realistic look. The variation coupled with its satin finish gives the appearance of real wood with the durability and the strength of tile.

Kerala Karma

Kerala Karma

One of the more interesting things that Florida Tile did with this line is they created a mosaic with the Kerala series taking the wood look and forming a 12×12 basket weave mosaic that would be perfect in a number of different settings from bathrooms and beyond. It also adds new dimensions and giving the entire look a different feel and texture that is not typical of your standard wood looking tile.

 

Wood Looking Tile with Stairs in Mind

 

Magnolia Cherry

Magnolia Cherry

Lately everyone who seems to be looking for wood looks in tile seems to be doing at least one set of stairs. With Wood Looking tile if you are in search of making the tile look as realistic as possible and you do not want to make it look tacky or to go looking for some wood trim to try and match with your wood looking tile you need bullnose. A surface edge bullnose gives you a nice clean look that matches your tile and gives you a nice rounded edge that is simply perfect when you are going up your stairs. And with Florida Tile one of the benefits is that they make a bullnose with their wood looks. Making them in either a 3×24 or a 4×24 inch piece depending on the series you are looking at.

Berkshire Hickory

Berkshire Hickory

Now as you may go around town you will find that not all wood looks or other tiles come with a bullnose but Florida Tile makes a bullnose with all of their tiles and since they are based out of Louisville, Kentucky, worst case scenerio we can order it and have it within 7 days. In our minds at Designer Tile Plus this is wonderful becasue we are no longer trying to match or coordinate wood looking tiles with something else to go up stairs at all. Now all our customers have to do is pick the wood look they like and if it’s Florida Tile we use the bullnose that comes with it and go up the stairs.

Natura Cayman Red

Natura Cayman Red

Natura Hampton Blonde

Natura Hampton Blonde

Flooring with Trim

 

Urbanite Stone

Urbanite Stone

When we are looking at floor tiles we are not usuallly thinking of what trim pieces may come with it. One of the Best things for having the Florida Tile line is that Florida Tile is based in the United States, but also that Florida Tile makes trim pieces with their tile. So when you have stairs that you would like to do with your floor, or if you would like to take your floor tile and put it on the wall, Florida Tile has the coordinating and matching trim pieces. Even on their wood looks. A handy thing to know when you are searching for your home.

It is one of the unfortunate of things when you are out searching for tile in Las Vegas that most of the tiles you see and find do not have matching trim pieces available. Trim pieces do not sound super important

Tides Sand Castle

Tides Sand Castle

until you have a step down or a couple stairs to do and having sharp edges is not something you want at all.

So wouldn’t it be nice to have matching trim pieces to go with your flooring instead of searching and trying to come close or matching the tone of the tile but not the look. You may not need trim pieces for everywhere in your floor but is it not a nice thing to not have to worry about that when you are choosing your flooring.

And don’t worry if you run short on your trim pieces, everything we bring in from Florida Tile we bring in the surface bullnose for, and if we run short we are only a week away from having more available for you.

Grandeur Rich Honey

Grandeur Rich Honey

Berkshire Olive

Berkshire Olive

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.

 

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.

 

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