If you're drawn to the look of subway tile, but want just a little something extra, consider beveled subway tile. The extra texture that beveled tiles impart can make regular old subway tiles look boring by comparison.
I've been thinking a lot about painting our floors — and whether this is an insane undertaking or a project that could turn out perfectly. However, I'm very encouraged by this amazing tutorial for stenciling and sealing a bathroom floor. With the right amount of hard work and patience, this gorgeous (and cheap!) project might just be worth the effort.
I've played it. You've played it. Everyone we know has played it. Tetris: it's the greatest video game of all time...a game which has inspired numerous home and decorative goods that can fit into any home decor.
Creating beautiful things from ceramics comes naturally to Paul Burns. He grew up in a family where everyone painted and threw pots and created murals and mosaics with ceramics, and spent summers making tiles in his uncle's shop. These days, he's the president and Chief Ceramicist at Fireclay Tile, a company comitted to creating beautiful tiles using “old world” methods that are unique, affordable, and friendly to the environment.
I've been looking really hard at penny tile lately, for the flooring in a client's bathroom renovation. And in the specifications for all of the manufacturers I've come across, it is stated that the tile can be used indoors and out. While I've seen it used quite a bit indoors, I've never once seen it outdoors. So, I went searching for examples of people using penny tile outside and found almost nothing:
Spending two days at a tile and stone show may not sound like a great time to you, unless you're like me and you love rocks. Stone, after all, is just a fancy word for rocks. Rocks for your countertop, rocks for your backsplash, rocks for your walls. Rocks rocks rocks.
Subway tile is huge for kitchens right now. And for good reason — it looks good in traditional or modern kitchens, with light grout or dark grout. It looks pretty. It looks clean. If you love the look of subway tile but are searching for something just a little different, check out these alternatives from Coverings 2013, the international show that's all about tile.
This is the second of our reports from Coverings 2013, the show featuring tile and stone from all over the world. Previously, we shared our favorite picks for new tiles with interesting patterns. This installment is all about texture — tiles you just wanna touch.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend Coverings, the annual show featuring tile and stone from all over the world. I've separated my favorite tile finds into two groups — tiles with interesting patterns, and tiles with fascinating texture. First, the patterns:
In kitchen and bathroom renovations, you can use tile to bring a lot of style to a little space. So where should you get started when looking for tile for your own project? Start with our list of 10 quality tile resources!