Matching Tile with Designs

 

Roth Star

Roth Star

The Medallions and Decorative Pieces that we make over at Designer Tile Plus, we would like to think of as unique. We like to think of  them that way because our customers have a choice in the colors and the size of the Medallions and Decorative Pieces. This allows our customers to match the color and theme of the tile they are using to their designs.  Such as going for a more modern look or going for the more cooler tones such as the greys. Which is very popular right now for the more contemporary or modern looking home. Or going the more traditional colors of beige and browns. Or instead of going with greys or browns you decide you want more color such as red.

Grandeur Elegant Amber

Grandeur Elegant Amber

Changing the colors of the Decorative Pieces and Medallions to better suit the colors of the tile will give a better flow and allow for them to stand out better on the floor as you flow throughout the house. Using accents in the brown and beige colors will stand out in a grey floor but probably not in the way you would like.

When we change the colors on the Medallions and Decorative Pieces the different colors and the placement of them will give the whole design a different feel and look. and before we send the medallion or the decorative pieces out to your home we let you come in and take a look at them and give your final approval. Allowing you one last chance to change the colors before they leave and make their way to your house to be installed.

Medallions in Las Vegas

 

Split Polaris Star

Split Polaris Star

There has been a surge in the resurgence of medallions in the Las Vegas Valley. Our Modified Kissed Rectangles as well as our new square medallions have been used in remodeling, and with people building and flipping houses. Many of our buyers have come in with a piece of their tile and have had us make it the width of one, two or even three tiles. Than all our customers or their contractors are doing is popping a few tiles up and prepping the floor and installing a medallion in its place. A very simple project for the average do-it-yourselfer, or contractor.

 

Braided Modified Kissed Rectangle

Braided Modified Kissed Rectangle

Circles, Half-Rounds and Octagons are still being made and sold. But our squares and rectangles with the simple ease they have with no cutting them into the existing floor makes them a wonderful thing to install if you don’t want to rip up your floor at all or are worried about cutting the medallion into the floor later on.

If you are in a rush we do have medallions that you can take with you when you come in. But if you have a little bit of time we can make your medallion in the colors of your choice and the size that you truly want and will love.

The turn around on our Medallions from Start to Finish is usually pretty quick. So even at the 11th hour we can sometimes even come in on time.

Modified Elegant Simplicity with Plasma Star

Modified Elegant Simplicity with Plasma Star

Modified Kissed Rectangle Medallion with Roth Star

Modified Kissed Rectangle Medallion with Roth Star

Floor Decor in Las Vegas

 

Paramount Ultima

Paramount Ultima

The mission for most of us is to decorate our homes in our style and taste that makes everyone say “WOW” when they walk into our homes. One of the biggest areas we have to decorate is the floor. Sure most people can walk into a home and see the different colors you painted on the walls and the pictures hanging up there. But as we all know it is rare for anyone to walk into someone’s home and look at their floor and the way it is is decorated and say “WOW”.

Here at Designer Tile Plus we specialize in Floor Decor looks. The way you envision seeing your home looking like. Whatever your budget we can make it so when you are finished with your flooring it looks like that “WOW” floor. Our highly trained staff will help you with choosing the right colors, patterns, and designs so your floor decor look is just as unique as you are.

Double Star Octagon

Double Star Octagon

No more looking like your neighbors home or just the same house as the everyone else on the block. Today is the day when people walk into your home they see that your home is no long the same as everyone else’s. Today they see your home as an extension of yourself. They see that your floor is the “WOW” floor, and the latest of fashion and design. Your Floor Decor look is just waiting for you to come on down and see what everyone is talking about. That Designer Quality at Outlet Prices for the Las Vegas Valley is here at Designer Tile Plus. With all the Decorative Pieces, trim pieces, medallions , and flooring patterns you can possibly want or need.

Legend Olypmic

Legend Olypmic

Thrill Rock

Thrill Rock

 

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

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.

 

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 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