Tile Designs

urbanite_23805_carbonWhen trying to make your home unique we always try for some kind of concept or design to use. Whether it is modern or traditional the look and feel of your house should make it a home to you. The endless amount of choices that are before you when you start can be intimidating.

When you decide on your flooring you should pick a general tone of color to help keep your home uni-formal. There are many homes that every room is a different tile and set differently. But if you keep the floor uni-formal in design and color the area will appear larger and more inviting. Even if you have small rooms such as bathrooms and laundry rooms keeping the floor with the same pattern and design from one area to the next can change the appearance of a small home to a large one. By choosing dark colors you will make the rooms appear to the eye smaller, and when you use light colors you will make the area appear larger than life. By using a mixture of both you will highlight and accent different areas to make your home truly unique. Come visit our showroom for even more ideas.

urbanite_23835_gild urbanite_23821_stone2

Las Vegas Tile Store

dtm photo

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 Designs and Patterns

 

Grandeur Magnificent Ivory

Grandeur Magnificent Ivory

Most tiles have patterns in some form or another. Whether the design or pattern in the tile is crisp, clear, focused, blurry, repetitive, or singularly unique all comes down to the price we pay. When tiles look almost identical we lose some of the illusion of what we were going for with tile. If we wanted a marble look we want some of the characteristics of marble. When we look at stone looking tile we want that tile to vary just as much as stone but without the upkeep of a natural stone. When we look at Slate looking tiles we want the floor to have as much variation as slate. The ability to vary from one extreme to another. With woodlooking tile we want  to give that appearance of wood. When the design and pattern in the tile looks that real it is an easy choice to make.

 

Thrill Rock

Thrill Rock

What we would all like is when someone comes into our home that they are impressed with our home .  We would like our friends to notice how realistic looking our new marble looking floor tile is. We would like them to be  amazed at how realistic looking the porcelain tile is and how carefully the manufacturer has mimicked the stone. We want them to notice how realistic the grain and texture of the wood looking tile is to actual wood. We want our neighbors to look at our slate looking tile and be impressed with how smooth and even it is. The easy maintenance of tile is usually what makes us all look at tile initially. But when the tile pattern and design looks just as realistic as the real thing. That is what makes us choose tile over the real woods, laminates, marbles, granites, travertines, and limestones. The look and richness of natural products in the pattern and design but with the simple maintenance of a tile floor.

Magnolia Burl

Magnolia Burl

Legend Magna

Legend Magna

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