Monday, February 28, 2011

Endless Possibilities with Porcelain

Natural stone can be beautiful, but we often recommend porcelain for so many reasons. Here are a few:
  • Porcelain Tile from Florida TileConsistency – with porcelain you can enjoy the look of natural stone without the inconsistencies inherent in natural stone. Porcelain tile has come a loooong way! We can direct you to styles that have variation in the design to achieve a natural stone look while getting the big porcelain benefits.
  • So many options! – Matching trim pieces, decorative pieces, square, rectangular, large small. All designed to coordinate within the style you choose.
  • Low maintenance – Porcelain doesn’t need to be sealed so it is easier to maintain and clean. Plus it isn’t porous, so you don’t have to worry about staining.
  • Strong and durable – The firing process creates a tough product that withstands wear and tear and the elements.
  • Installation – The installation is easier and less expensive than stone installation.
Our Design Team has more tips to share. Visit our Expert Tile Tips page for some great ideas. From design to construction, these guys really know their stuff!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tile Design Gallery

There are so many beautiful ways to use tile in your space. Check out our Tile Design Gallery for some great ideas.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Today's Tile Trends

For thousands of years tile has been used for both practical and artistic purposes. Recognized for its beauty and ability to make a statement - be it subtle or dramatic - tile can set the tone for your space. Here's a quick list of what people are asking for now.

Modular design (also known as Versailles or French Pattern) adds an old-world, authentic feel - think castle. This example is from Florida Tile is made from porcelain giving it strength, beauty and durability.
For a fresh, contemporary look, stainless steel metal tiles are perfect for back splashes. They coordinate beautifully with stainless steel appliances and are easy to keep clean.

Glass can infuse a space with movement and color. These small, mosaic glass tiles are so retro and eye catching. So many great colors are available to create a space you'll love to live in.

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