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 1980s. At the time, a typical hard surface in a commercial flooring application would be specified as an American quarry tile or in an upgraded space a European Klinker or split [...]
Renovating the luxury bath
Updating a residential bath has always been very high on a home owner’s to-do list. According to Michelle Menotti in the Huffington Post “The National Association of Home Builders released its 2012 Remodeling Market Index, in which they surveyed a panel of approximately 2,000 professional [...]
Elongated Shapes Trending in Stone and Tile Design
Elongated Shapes Trending in Stone and Tile Design Classical architecture has always been cognizant and held sacred the purity of shapes and proportions. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, known more simply as Vitruvius, is the author of De architecture which is more commonly known as the Ten Books on [...]
Designing with White Stone, Part Two: A few tips from the pros!
As previously discussed in this space, the color white is many things to many people and so does a white stone. Those things range from symbolic sanctity to bridal purity to wintry white clean. Of course, in the science of my youth, this “color” is the entire spectrum of light seen together [...]
The Hexagon as a Trending Shape
As we move into the new year, many people are starting to make changes in their homes. One of the easiest ways to freshen up your home is with hexagon tiles. This trend has been around for a while now and it's time you gave it a try. Hexagon tiles come in so many shapes, sizes, colors, and [...]
Designing with White Stone, Part One: A few tips from the pros!
The color white is many things to many people. In Hinduism, it is the color of sanctity. American wedding culture offers us a bride in white. The clean white dress shirt once theoretically distinguished the office man from the working man. Of course, the “white elephant” is symbolic of a [...]
Three Grout Tips from a Pro
What is grout? Grout is a type of mortar, usually made from sand and cement, that's used to fill the joints between tiles or stones. It provides protection against moisture getting into your home as well as filling in any gaps that may exist. If you have tile floors in your house, chances are [...]
Things to think about when selecting a granite kitchen countertop
Granite kitchen countertop is a popular choice for many homeowners and granite is beautiful, but it's important to consider the pros and cons of this type of countertop before making your final decision. While some people prefer granite because they feel that it is more durable than other [...]
Marble vs Granite? Which One Is Right For You?
Marble vs Granite? Which is better? Is marble or granite more expensive? What is the difference between granite and marble? Is marble a good countertop? The list of questions can be longer. You can wonder about their value as countertop materials. First of all, both natural stones have heat [...]