White on White in Stone Design Trends
White on White in Stone Design The physicists say that as far as light is concerned white is not really a color. Rather, it is the collection of all the colors in the spectrum. In terms of white on white in stone design trends it is certainly a color. To a degree, some designers see [...]
Three “Cool” Bathroom Tile Trends
Three "Cool" Bathroom Tile TrendsThe old saying goes that "pretty is as pretty does" but perhaps you can also say "stylish is as stylish does". However, talking about having style in your interior design plans is one thing and having the courage to express your own style is quite [...]
Houzz: Fall Kitchen Trends 2013
Kitchen TrendsNo one can any longer doubt the impact of the social media concept on contemporary life and culture. What is very interesting to observe is how, in the maturation process, it begins to segment itself into very useful "bites." A site of great value for anyone living and [...]
Tunisian LimestoneTunisia, as a country on the southern shore of the storied Mediterranean Sea, has found itself astride the advances of Western civilization for over 2000 years. The ancient city of Carthage was located not far from present day Tunis. American school children are told of [...]
Cleaning and Protecting a Travertine Floor: A few tips from a pro!
Cleaning and Protecting a Travertine Floor Today, travertine is a relatively common flooring in the luxury residential space. In order to best understand cleaning and protecting a travertine floor, let's first learn a little about it geologically. We have previously discussed travertine in [...]
Slate Trends 2013
Slate Trends 2013 Slate is defined by Wikipedia as "fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism" In no small part due to its relationship to shale, slate is [...]
Q is for Quartz and Quality
Q is for Quartz and Quality It is always fun to add some science to fashion-oriented posts. So here we go on the subject of the mineral Quartz.The always helpful Wikipedia tells me that "quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust" and that "there are many [...]
Porcelain Tile: Then and Now!
Porcelain Tile: Then and Now!It would not be an exaggeration to say that porcelain tile burst upon the hard surface flooring scene in the early 1980’s. At the time, a typical hard surface in a commercial flooring application would be specified as an American quarry tile or in an upgraded [...]