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

Las Vegas Tile

 

Cinema Burbank Beige

Cinema Burbank Beige

Here at Designer Tile Plus we are constantly looking for the Las Vegas Tile look. The look that those in the Las Vegas Area are in search for. We have found the high gloss tiles that we believe are the must haves, if shinny tiles is what you want. The slate looking tiles that makes you wonder if that is slate or tile. The modern looking tiles with their rich colors and depth. Thousands of different colors and sizes in glass and metallic tiles. If you want Decorative Pieces or Medallions we have the largest selection and color choices within the Las Vegas Valley. If you want wood looking tiles we have hundreds to choose from and a number of them are in stock.

Urbanite Stone

Urbanite Stone

With our helpful and friendly staff we have years of experience to help you with your selection for any project.  Many of our tiles have matching and coordinating trim pieces, such as surface bullnose, and chair rails. No more trying to find a trim piece to match what you are looking at in our showroom. At Designer Tile Plus it is as easy as choosing your tile.

One of the biggest benefit of coming in to our showroom is that you can see the finished installation of many patterns installed in the floor. As well as our custom made handcrafted medallions installed throughout the showroom. Showing you different colors and designs that you can choose from.

Fontana Terrina Clay

Fontana Terrina Clay

The benefit being is you are no longer having to think of what it will look like with one or two tiles.  You will see exactly what it can look like in your home.

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

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.

 

The Best Tile Showroom in Las Vegas

Braided Medallion in Las Vegas HomeOur tile showroom is almost complete. You can come in as we are putting on the finishing touches though. With close to 200 floor tiles installed we believe that it will compete favorably with the nicest tile showrooms in the Las Vegas area and beyond.  Most people, we believe are like us in that they would like to see an installation of their tile prior to purchasing there tile. We have hundreds of different tile patterns and designs throughout our showroom installed to help  give you ideas of what you can do in your home today. With our custom handcrafted designs made locally you can pick and choose what you want and not just what you see.

 

Tuscania Verde

Tuscania Verde

Highlands Dover 4 Piece Pattern

Highlands Dover 4 Piece Pattern

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.

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.

 

Designer Tile Plus

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Designer Tile Plus is the Las Vegas Valley’s finest tile store.  We have a great selection and over 30 years in the business.  Let us help you find the perfect selection for your next home improvement.

We have the only tile store in the Valley that does on site custom work!

Let us help you select the perfect materials for your project.  Call us today at 702-547-9300.