Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Perfect Tile- for YOUR Project

Have a New Tile Project? We Can Help!

There are a lot of things to consider when you start a new tile project: color, style, material, trims, decorative elements, grout, and of course, your budget!

Don't worry if you're not sure what type of tile you want. Global Sales can walk you through the choices to find the perfect tile for your project. We represent four trusted tile lines, with options from porcelain and ceramic to travertine, marble, glass, metallics and natural stone.

Emser Tile

For high-end designer looks, our go-to tile line is Emser Tile. Emser is an industry leader in design, with styles that include contemporary, traditional and rustic. They offer a stunning selection of shapes, patterns and finishes in unique combinations of materials and colors.
Emser's designers recreate a variety of finishes including wood, metallics and concrete, utilizing an assortment of materials including glazed ceramics, porcelains, and natural stone.

Whether you are going for tile with a conventional, traditional look, more rustic finishes, or something edgy and unique, Emser offers it all.

Their collections include the latest trends in fashion, colors, finishes, textures and patterns, with a broad assortment of coordinating trim and accent pieces.

Maria Talutis with Global Sales offers a helpful tip for coordinating floor or wall tile with trim and accent pieces.

Florida Tile

It's important to work with manufacturers that provide quality and consistency. That's why Florida Tile is one of our favorite suppliers of high quality tiles. They offer a wide selection of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, metal and decorative glass, and you can find the right style for your project in a wide array of color and texture options.

We like the high-definition porcelain tile offered by Florida Tile. With natural-looking finishes like wood, marble and stone, their production method provides incredible detail in the printing and almost eliminates the problem of the pattern repeating from tile to tile. Many of their tile options come with coordinated trim packages. Should you ever require additional tile for repairs, products from Florida Tile are dependably consistent, making it easy to match the tile flooring you already have.


Mohawk is an industry leader in all types of flooring, and we like their tile line for the price point and great value offered for a variety of attractive ceramic and porcelain tiles. Their line includes natural looks like stone and wood, in a range of size formats that include both squares and planks.

Many of Mohawk's field tiles are available with coordinating inserts, mosaics and listellos.

MS International
Decorative tiles and trims can be used to create a truly custom treatment. We like MS International for their huge variety of unique tiles, trims and mosaics. MSI supplies a wide assortment of materials including granite, marble, travertine, porcelain, slate, limestone, onyx, ceramic, quartzite and sandstone. They feature rich shades and textures in a range of sizes and patterns that inspire one-of-a-kind designer looks.

For example, MSI has a large selection of decorative backsplash tiles that combine a high-contrast mix of textures and elements such as natural stone, glass and metals. Their versatile palettes, finishes and materials come together to create distinctive designs.

Our service doesn't stop when you place your order. Tile is heavy, right? We want to make sure that you get all your materials on time, and at a reasonable shipping cost. We specialize in shipping to the Caribbean and Bermuda, and we're experts at freight consolidation. We understand the rules, shipper policies, and regulations, and know how to use them in your favor to get the most value possible out of your shipment.

With over 30 years of experience serving the Caribbean and Bermuda, the Global Sales Design Team knows how to make your tile project a complete success. Contact us today and let us know how we can help.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Outdoor Lighting That Holds Up in Coastal Climates

Patio light fixture from Kichler

Make the Most of Island Living- with Great Outdoor Lighting

Beautiful outdoor lighting will add curb appeal to your home, increase the safety and functionality of your outdoor spaces and enhance the value of your property. By following a few simple steps, you can create an outdoor haven to be enjoyed after dusk.

Wave Lighting flood lamps

Start with a Plan

Define your objectives for your outdoor lighting. For safety purposes, good outdoor lighting eliminates trip hazards on walkways and stairs. Security lights discourage intruders. Task lighting increases the functionality of outdoor living spaces such as decks, patios and grills after daylight hours. Well-placed landscape lighting provides hospitality to visitors and highlights the beauty of your property.
Progress pathway lighting

Develop a lighting plan by sketching out a simple diagram of your outdoor space. Include any structures, fences, walls, walkways, driveway, garden areas, large trees, etc. Consider lighting for focal points, entryways, walkways, and outdoor living spaces. The best plans include a variety of lighting techniques.

Silhouette effect created by Progress

Decide what types of lighting will be required for each area- for example, you may want to brighten a pathway with low lighting, or create drama by directing light up into a tree.

A good way to determine placement is to use a flashlight after sunset to illuminate each location. Be careful not to over-light. A common mistake is to place too many fixtures in one area, creating overly bright areas, glare, or a "runway" look on pathways. Remember that with outdoor lighting, less is often more.

Wave Lighting is 
 Oceanside Approved
Install Fixtures that Last

Choose the right fixtures to create the desired effect. There are many types of outdoor fixtures available, including floods, directional spots, deck and patio lights, path lights, in-ground lights, hanging lights, lamp posts, and more. Purchase the best quality your budget will allow, and take into consideration environmental factors such as proximity to salt water and harsh weather conditions. We recommend Wave Lighting for our customers who live in coastal climates.

Most outdoor lighting won't hold up when exposed to sea air and salt. Charlie Erkens from Global Sales explains why Wave Lighting is ideal for coastal climates.

The Right Materials for Your Lighting Plan

While low voltage lighting can be installed by do-it-yourselfers, 120-volt lighting may be better handles with the expertise of a licensed electrician to install the wiring and electrical components. Whether you plan to install your outdoor lighting yourself, or hire the services of an electrical contractor or lighting consultant, you can find everything you need for your outdoor lighting project at Global Sales. In addition to a full range of electrical supplies for both residential and commercial applications, we represent several manufacturers of outdoor lighting fixtures including Kichler, Progress and Wave Lighting.

Call Global Sales
for All Your Lighting and Electrical Needs

Global Sales offers a full line of competitively priced electrical supplies for both residential and commercial applications:

  • Breakers, distribution & load centers
  • Dimmers & switches
  • Electrical boxes, conduit & fittings
  • Electrical cords, cord management
  • Outlets & plugs
  • Wall plates & accessories
  • Wire & cable
  • And more.....
Click on the links below to view lighting fixtures offered by some of the trusted vendors we represent:

At Global Sales, we have the expertise and the resources to help you choose the best lighting and electrical supplies for your project. Contact us, and let us know how Global Sales can help.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Origin Doors and Windows- Ideal for Island Living

You live in Bermuda or the Caribbean for the wonderful island climates, beautiful views and gorgeous natural light. Make the most of your pleasant surroundings with bi-fold patio doors that move completely out of the way to create a continuous flow with your outdoor living space.

Made for Outdoor Living

The bi-fold door and window systems from Origin Doors and Windows are especially suited for the islands. Extremely durable in coastal climates, Origin products are constructed of aluminum with a large thermal break for optimum energy efficiency, and all hardware is stainless steel. Origin specially engineers their products to meet Florida's strict building code requirements and impact ratings for High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ). In addition, Origin's product warranty is valid outside the US. Visit Origin's  website  for more information.

Origin Doors and Windows are as easy to operate as they are beautiful. Danny Vega, head of the window and door division at Global Sales, tries out Origin products with the help of Ben Halvorsen, President of Origin USA.

Completely Customizable

Origin's products provide beautiful solutions for a multitude of design challenges. Whether it's one door, or a full wall of doors, Origin will custom produce the configuration that's right for your project. Origin's unique corner posts provide huge flexibility in designing your room opening. Additionally, Origin windows are available in casement, fixed frame, bay and awning styles. Origin even offers a variety of factory installed blinds for their products. Every Origin product is custom manufactured to exact sizes and the chosen configuration for each project.

Luxurious Details

With 150 colors in powder-coated aluminum to choose from, Origin products can be customized to enhance the d├ęcor of any style home.

The many wood grain finishes available are almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

The elegant hardware comes in a variety of styles, with finishes in both premium stainless steel and coordinated colors.

Safety Matters

There's never any danger of little fingers getting pinched in Origin doors, which are constructed with a finger-safe seal.

Origin bi-fold doors operate on a flush threshold, allowing for equal floor finishes inside and out. The track is flush with the floor; there's nothing to trip over, and the visual effect is of one continuous space from inside to out.

Windy days are no problem with Origin products. The folding doors are held open with magnetic keepers- the strongest magnet available today. The windows have adjustable friction stays that keep them in place in the event of a sudden wind.

High Performance Security

Origin's unique eight-point locking system, featuring smooth locking chambered 20mm linear bolts and 25mm deep throw security hooks, provides the utmost in security for your home. The high security hinges, exceptionally strong frames, and impenetrable locks ensure a level of compression that keeps the door weather resistant, too.

A Multitude of Great Options at Global Sales

At Global Sales, we have the expertise and the resources to help you choose the best doors and windows for your project. Contact us, and let us know how Global Sales can help.