Metal Tiles Give a Sparkle

Backsplashes protect the wall and add a special elegance to the bathroom and kitchen. Metal tile is the next level of protection and personality that is added. There are mesh backed tiles which are having a combination of metal and glass tiles. These tiles look very beautiful and easy to install also. To match with the modern décor metal tiles are the best. Other than the modern looks there is rustic, traditional and cottage style of tiles available in the market.

Capture

Keshi Blend Mini Brick 8mm has the shine of the crystal glass and sparkle of the metal tile. Glass tiles with the pearl colored glow would look marvelous if inserted in between other tiles. Classic marble around would make these tiles look grand. They are versatile and can look good in the kitchen or bathroom. They can be used plainly or mixed with other tiles. Gray colored tiles would match with these tiles perfectly.

Stella Interlocking Pattern 8mm can match with the veined gray flooring. It is in the brick pattern with petite metal and accent tiles. The brick pattern matches with almost any type of tiles. Whatever is the flooring or the wall tiles, these interlocking tiles would look great without any effort.

Paradise Bay Blend Pattern 8mm is made of random strips of natural stone, brushed metal and glass. The colors on it make the whole room lively. This can be used on its own but looks great when combined with other tiles. It can be added as a border with the marble or wood-look porcelain tiles.

Madison Avenue Interlocking Pattern 8mm adds more beauty to the kitchen. The lights high light these tiles giving a special look to the backsplash. These tiles come with a pre-assembled mesh backing. They are strips of glass and brushed metal in numerous light shades. The tiles of different widths are arranged closely in rows. These linear tiles can be installed horizontally or vertically.

Crystal Cove Blend Interlocking Pattern 8mm has sparkling white, brushed metallic gray and subtle and dark gray colors. All these colors together make a great impact when installed. It has good water resistance and thus suits for bathroom and kitchen backsplashes. Maintenance of these tiles is very easy. Just a mild soap and soft sponge would give a spark to the tiles.

 

Advertisements

Stone decor: Stacked Stone Decorates Big or Small Wall

To get a natural look inside the house with the split face, rough texture stone use stacked stone. This adds to eh modern décor of the room. The rustic and unpolished look of the room will give a special makeover. It suits well with rustic, elegant and aesthetic surroundings.

Types of Stacked Stones

California Gold Stacked Stone changes the look of the room. It changes the boring corner to an eye-popping décor. If you do not like to use the whole wall then a small space can be used for installing these stacked stones. Whether it is the bathroom or kitchen space is bright with these stones.

pietra dunes

This wall is the focal point in this room. These stacked stones have shades of slate with brown and gray shades. It gives a colorful combination with hints of rust and matches with the neutral colors of cabinet and flooring.

Golden Honey Pencil Stacked Stone looks good at fireplace surrounds. Though in modern houses they use the gas burner instead of the traditional fire, these stone veneer panel suits well around. This is the natural split face quartzite with shades of gray and gold. They have these stripes which give a linear look. The corner pieces define the installation and give a special meaning to the pop-outs.

 

Charcoal Pencil Stacked Stone is a split face gray slate. Instead of having plain walls these stacked stones can give an art finish. The texture gives a special effect to the wall. The thin pencil thin stone veneers this is a timeless modern décor.

Arctic Golden Panel is basically the split face Quartzite. They have variations of shades of cream and beige.

The color and texture of the stones add more elevation to the room. This gives a rich look to the room and the corner matching panels completes the look.

Charcoal Rust Stacked Stone is split face slate with shades of gray and hues of rusty gold. Instead of the boring plain wall, there is minimum style by installing these stacked stones. These stones are easy to install and longs for a lifetime. It suits minimalistic, modern, traditional and elegant decors. Aesthetic feeling is easily acquired with these stone veneers.

If it is used for a small wall or for the full room, definitely it adds charm to the entire room.  Choose the color which matches the home décor or furniture.

 

Modern Mosaics for Backsplashes in Kitchen and Bathroom

People are used to plain surface tiles. But there are designers and homeowners going for the 3D tiles. The light varies as it falls on these tiles to give a different look to the accent walls and backsplashes. These designs are basically traditional but have become popular these days. They look attractive and allow you to run your fingers over and the light on it looks fantastic. As the light moves, this design comes alive and there is a shadow play. There are dark and light colored mosaics available according to your creativity.

Investigate Before Remodeling

If you are planning to remodel the accent wall, fireplace or backsplash then go through these designs:

Carrara White Marble 3D Mosaic has gray veins with a white background. The 3D texture allows the light to play and leaves shadows at different angles. If the kitchen is completely white then these backsplash 3D tiles give a color scheme. It matches with the gray walls also.

Rustique 3D interlocking pattern has brown, tan and gray colored slate tiles. These tiles are stacked on one another and look like an art. This can be on the fireplace wall, shower and tub surround. They can be in two or three rows to grab attention.

Crema Arched Herringbone Mosaic is marble with cream and taupe colors. They have light colored rust and brown veins. They are available in 12×12 mesh sheets which have curved surface of chips of marble. It gives a look of basket weave pattern which looks exotic on countertops, backsplashes, and flooring. They match comfortably with neutral or bold colored cabinets.

Adella Viso Calcatta Mosaic is having honeycomb pattern all over. There are chocolate and rust colored veins on it. The surface is shiny and gives a smooth feel. This can be added to any other type of Carrara tiles to give a unique look to space. They look glamorous with dark colored flooring or cabinets.

Golden Honey Stik Wall Tile is a peel and stick quartzite veneer mosaic tile. There are shades of honey, gray, white and gold on it. There are raised textures on the surface and it is very easy to stick. There is no necessity of grout or mortar. Just peel off the back paper and stick it on the surface to be installed. They can be used as a backsplash, fire surrounds or tub surround.

 

 

What the room environment really needs is the right backsplash tile

Maybe you are contemplating a grand renovation of the kitchen or bathroom scene! That would cost a tidy sum of money and probably take weeks for the installation, getting in the way all right. The truth Is that all you need is to identify the right tile varieties and materials. Times have changed and backsplashes do not simply protect the wall behind the cooking range and appliances. Backsplash tiles represent the creativity and the taste and style of the homeowner and family culture. You get to quickly transform those old lifeless settings into a bewitching, lively environment that everybody would be happy to work in.

Perhaps the backsplash should serve the element of surprise. Maybe the gentle or bold color is in demand or 3D effects. Exotic blends and combinations of glass, metal, and stone? Traditional and elegant or shocking and modern? The home would begin to express so much more to get close to the heart after the makeover.

Greecian White Opus Marble Mosaic

Pristine white appears so vividly colorful. As a backsplash for the bathroom sink, install Greecian White Opus Marble Mosaic. The natural marble mosaic has white and gray tones along with smooth and rough split-faces. Combine it for contrast with a smooth subway tile.

Telaio 2″ Hexagon Honed Mosaic

Suiting classic and modern styles equally well, Telaio is white marble matte and honed, along with small gray tiles for impact. The mosaic does appear very costly but is easily installed with the pre-assembled mesh backing.

Taza Blend Lantern Pattern 8mm Mosaic

Set up a super mosaic kitchen backsplash behind the stove and on the counters. Taza has a unique shape, made of crackled glass that has three neutral shades of cream and cocoa. Taza would do very well in the bathroom and around showers too.

Dove Gray Arabesque 8mm Mosaic

Do you fancy a gray mosaic that reminds of the olden days with mid-tone grays? Esthetic splendor with a touch of mystery.  A lighter grout would suit the shape well and create a contrast.

Cecily Pattern Polished Mosaic

Many people would wish to install marble because of its beauty and exotic charm but are worried about proper maintenance.  Marble backsplashes would bring that sweet marble touch. Cecily Pattern Polished Mosaic presents white and beige in dramatic ways.

Decorate the vertical walls like backsplashes first as they attract all the eyeballs. Check out the immense range of mosaic colors, patterns, and materials in the web galleries to bring magic to the interiors. The imagination would discover new boundaries.

 

Today’s Best Choice: Monotone Home Interior Designs

Using one color for tackling the décor is not an easy task. Monotone home interiors have to be planned well before starting. If planned well with space, the room looks stylish and eye-popping with monotone. The whole thing would turn into a disaster if not planned well. Many elements of the pattern, color and texture have to be considered deeply to get the beautiful look.

Here are some of the ways where we can use the monotone interiors to get the best results.

Use of Wood Accent

Timber accents would give more life and warmth to space. The walls have to be painted with single color matching to the flooring. Wood looks great with the background of neutral shades like cream, beige, and eggshell. The furniture and other accessories in the room should have the shade to give that great effect. If colors vary there would be disruption and clutter in the background of the neutral palette.

hgtv

If the same color is used for the walls, cupboards, shelves, and tiles then the look is boring. The wooden accent brings life to the whole place. Using wood in the correct place is to bring the warmth; otherwise, the whole place looks pale and stark.

Match With Contrast Colors

Using contrast colors in between would give the neutral palette a great definition. Texture, pattern or colors of contrast is added to give the striking effect. The colors can be chosen taking expert advice. This color combination has to be done carefully to get the correct balance.

wood look.JPG

If full gray décor is used then the rust cushions on the sofa would break the monotony and give the best décor to space. Colored linen or furniture would become the focal point of the room here.

Try With Texture

Texture plays an important role in the monotone décor. Cushions, curtains, designer floor tiles or wall tiles and floor rugs would be the best way to integrate the texture into the setup. For the neutral palette, texture adds life.

Walls tiles with texture, match with the neutral colored floor rug. Small table stand on the floor also adds another way of décor to space.

Subtle patterns breathe life through the monotone interiors. The contrast colors display the taste of the house owner. With this subtle décor, the bathroom looks clean, sophisticated and classic. Though the whole look does not change much without the subtle décor, there is surely a breath of freshness added here.

 

Where would you install those alluring glass tiles in the home?

Even before glass tiles made their dramatic appearance, people were quite familiar with the magic of the shimmering glass mirrors that reflect everything so attractively!

Imagine a glass tile door that reflects the sun each morning. Homeowners, make special note that glass tiles would bring a world of charm and beauty to the interior spaces. They usually adorn the kitchen and bathroom scenes. Showers and tub surroundings turn picturesque and bright with glass tiles. With a little planning and lots of imagination, glass tiles could make a world of a difference to certain other home improvement projects like the living room and bedrooms.

Sandy-Beaches-Blend-1x2x8mm

Since kitchens and bathrooms need to be radiant and glowing with cleanliness and beauty, glass tiles seem most appropriate at these places. Yet, several design ideas would make heads turn. Luminescent Glass tiles present colors and designs of tremendous beauty and deserve a place in the most artistic homes.

Extend the glass tiles to walls and floors

The same colors and patterns may bring boredom. Some blends and contrasts could be used for dramatic effect. If you decided to install glass tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, perhaps similar tiles could decorate a stunning feature wall in the living room or bedroom. The bathroom itself could have one vivid wall to draw attention.

Black-And-White-Bamboo-Pattern-8mm

Another major advantage is that natural light floods the area with glass tile. Besides backsplashes, they fit into many useful applications in the home and business. The many varieties allow personal choices that truly elevate the imagination and customization would bring many sweet family smiles. Discuss exactly what you have in mind with our expert staff and study the catalog.

Glass tiles in fireplace surroundings

They might appear fragile but glass tiles are very strong and make appealing fireplace environments. Imagine the flames dancing in the glass reflections as the family settles down to the invigorating warmth. Besides, glass is easily cleaned and maintained. Perhaps glass and marble would increase the appeal and this is the age of the most unlikely blends. Do you fancy a glass/stone/metal blend?

Light and color scattered through the water pool

Bring the pool sides and bottom to luminous light and color with glass tiles in fancy colors and designs. The light reflecting properties of glass bring rich dramatic effects. Fountains too would bask in the aura of the fantasy glass tiles to create unforgettable surroundings near the patio, out in the garden or yard, amidst lush greenery. Make a decision or two.

Tips for Overcoming Problems during Backsplash DIY Installation

Backsplash tiles were introduced mainly for protecting the walls but this took a decorative turn. If you like to upgrade the kitchen then backsplash tiles have to be replaced. DIY requires good skills but saves a lot of labor costs. Anyway, professionals are always better to get a good finish.

white oak

If you have never tried to install the backsplash tiles then there may be some problems during installation. Here are some problems which you face during installation but you can solve them like a professional.

Support For Tiles

When the wall tiles are installed a solid support is needed until it gets fixed. If there is no support like behind the appliances then fix a wooden board with the help of screws. White glossy subway tile would best for a clear backsplash. After the installation, the board can be removed. Tile spacers should be placed between the tile and support. In between tiles also these spacers can be placed to complete caulking.

bathroom with nature

Corner Finish

For the tiles with different patterns, the edges would give an ugly finish if there are no frames. In corners, these trim pieces are fixed to give a good finish. Arabescato Carrara honed pencil molding is used with Trlaio 2˝hexagon honed mosaic to get that magical finish. These molds have a 3D effect and contrasting colors are also available.

Hexagon.jpg

Crack In Bottom Line Grout

When  Splitface Travertine is used for backsplash grout has to be used in the bottom row. But there are chances of the grout line cracking. If grout is not necessary then avoid using it. Caulk would be more flexible for using here.

Tiling Around The Outlets

There are many electrical outlets which may be difficult for installing tiles. Ice interlocking pattern Mosaic Tiles are available in pre-meshed sheets. A hand-held cutter is enough to make the necessary electrical connections pop out of the tiles.

Capture1

The measurement of the outlets has to be taken. The mosaic sheet has to be cut accordingly. The cut tiles have to be trimmed. The sheet has to be installed and the cut pieces can be used around the outlets.

Surface Looking Dull

Left-over grout or the cleaner used may leave a film on the surface of the tile. This has to be cleaned carefully every day to get back the shining. Calacatta Blanco Patterned Marble gives its best look when cleaned perfectly.

It takes time to learn the perfect techniques to install the tiles. Even a professional has to go through this learning process in the beginning.

 

What do you mean of hardscape Projects for a Dream Oasis

If we have enough space in the backyard, it would be wonderful to decorate it. Outdoor oasis or hardscaping would give a wonderful look to the backyard. There is a lot of selection in the market for hardscaping. Flagstones, stepping stones, and many other tiles are there to suit any style. A serene look can be got to the space using your imagination. Here are five hardscape ideas to make the backyard a tranquil retreat.

A Pond

A tranquil Koi pond would be a wonderful idea. The sound of the fishes swimming and the foliage rustles would give a deep soothing to the mind. Here neutral hardscaping ideas would be perfect. Mixed Polished Beach Pebbles has the colors of whites, gray and orange to give a neutral tone. With these ideas, the backyard turns into a Zen, the place for you to relax.

pietra dunes

Larger Stones for Bigger Space

If you have a large backyard, then use Pennsylvania Bluestone Pavers. These stones can be used for pool surrounds too. If space is large then these stones cover them with fewer installations. In summer this place would be inviting with the water and its surrounds. The pavers are in 12×12 and 24×36 size. They are in colors of gray, blue and rust tones. The pavers are of different sizes and this covers the space easily and attracts attention too. This place would be perfect for lounging and seating.

tuscany scabas

Stepping Stones

Stepping stones give more beauty to the backyard. This leads to the pool or a water fountain. This Venetian Gray Stepping Stone Pavers can be used for the front yard. There are hand-cut stepping stones which allow strolling into the garden.

Dream House

tuscany rivera

If proper stones are used there would be a cottage look to space. The patio in the front yard would be a perfect place for having tea-parties. VKD Quartzite Flagstone has the perfect color balance and looks gorgeous.

The gray and rust colors give warm tones for the fireplace and the dining set furniture. The grout matches the window trim. The windows are furbished with lemon chiffon curtains. All the colors match elegantly.

Edges With Cobbles

Edges can be added to the lawns. This helps in avoiding the weeds. In the past bricks were used as edges but now cobbles are used to give an enchanting look. Giallo Fantasia Granite Tumbled Tiles are perfect for edges. They have colors like cream, gray, yellow and black. Mix both the sizes of 4×4 and 4×8 to make a custom design. The whole hardscape becomes impressive.

Attractive bathroom designs with gorgeous marbles

It may be hundred years or more, since when marble has a great contribution towards making residential as well commercial places extremely glamorous. Yet, many of us feel confused regarding the installation of marble within the residence. Proper installation of marble can make the flooring just awesome and will normally raise the beauty of the home.  Here we can take a look at certain designs of marble which can surely give an excellent appearance of the bathroom.

  • Camouflage can become one of the most dedicated as well as gorgeous design to make the bathroom more beautiful. The natural veining of marbles on the floor will surely become a matter to observe the bathroom.
  • Apart from flooring, marble on shower walls and bathtubs will also give a presentable appearance within the bathroom. This is known as the versatile approach which has become quite popular in recent days.
  • Once you are planning to have marble flooring in the bathroom, you will surely be aware that the marbles will remain intact for years. Hence, it is always required to do proper sealing to the marble during installation. Such sealing procedure is also required to be repeated once in every three months.
  • Another charm of marble is Patina. This exposure mainly occurs when marble is exposed to moisture and humidity for years. If you like to have a rust-hued patina style, these special types of marbles can be used within the bathrooms. Here you can take a sample test by soaking the marble in a bucket of water for more than two days. Now you can notice the changes within the marble and you will feel the charm of it.
  • While you are planning to remodel the bathroom then marble can surely be a nice option. This will surely give an elegant appearance of the bathroom and will elevate the value. So, in case you are planning to sell your house then this will surely help to make the bathroom valuable than ever.
  • The natural veining of the marble always delivers a stunning appearance. Normally, marbles are designed with black, gray and charcoal veining and automatically these veining will give an exquisite appearance.
  • Marbles will always match with other materials such as wood, stainless-steel or granite, etc. Apart from using real marble, a homeowner can also select quartz or porcelain which possesses a marble-like look.

Hence, it is always suggested that using marble in the bathroom can definitely give a natural and elegant appearance.

Trending glazed porcelain tiles for special decoration

This year glazed porcelain became the most stunning tile some creative decoration. Designers are using the glass wear cover on porcelain to lift the loveliness of bedroom, hanging balcony or other fewer traffic spaces. Choosing glazed makes the tile selection for special project relatively easy. The factors of glazed porcelain tiles are comparable with renowned exterior tiles.

white1

Factors:

The manufacturing of the glazed tiles requires liquid coating over the surface. Such coating makes the look very glossy and shiny.

Less thickness of the material gives a soft and lightweight feeling.

The glass coating makes the surface slippery.

According to its style and color combination glazed shows more varieties than any other tile category.

gray glossy subway

If you have followed the factors the glazed porcelain thoroughly, then you might have decided about its application. Places, where less traffic pressure is expected, can be designed with glazed porcelain. Therefore, the category has left many promising tiles behind this year. According to its visual, style statement and softness, it became a buzz of bedroom decoration. The apartment that has a private balcony can be designed with trending glazed tiles. You may have a personal space to refresh yourself like music room, deck or open-air room. Such room needs a better ambiance for relaxation. In such cases, glazed porcelain is the unparallel selection.

How to utilize its positivity?

There are some dos and don’ts of the glazed tiles if you want to feel the benefits of this trending tile category, then you should be aware of it. Porcelain tile is specially made for floors, therefore, it has weather resistance, germ resistance and easy cleaning specifications inbuilt. Along with it, glazed porcelain has some personalize maintenance tactics.

Glazed surfaces don’t need any complicated cleaning. The simple sweeping technique is recommended. The owners have to include regular sweeping to throughout dust and wastes.

Pietra Orion

Any oil, chemical substances, abrasive cleaners or wax based materials are strictly prohibited for cleaning the surface. The chemical reaction would harm the liquid coating of the surface.

Use plain water without any mixture on every two days to clean the tile. As glazed tiles are covered by the liquid glass material, therefore, it needs to be dry. Owners have to leave the space for minutes for complete drying. After water cleaning procedure, don’t use the space. Moving on the wet surface of the glazed tiles causes spots. The inbuilt gloss and shine would be highlighted automatically in dry conditions.