Consider tile. Fabricated largely if not completely of natural materials, tile (ceramic, porcelain and, of course, stone) is tough enough to walk on; elegant enough to make a design statement on any surface in your living room, hallway or bedroom; and versatile enough to install in kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor patios—even in a workshop or garage.
Varieties of tile include ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, natural stone, mosaics — even handcrafted concrete, cork and leather—and now come in sizes from 3/8-inch mosaics to 32-inch pieces. The larger formats are very popular, especially for larger homes.
Also fashionable is rectified tile, featuring perfected, very tight butt joints without grout lines for a seamless look and easier maintenance.
Wanting a more rustic or urban look? Try tile that has the appearance of wood as an accent wall!
Hot For Tile….
Tile is and has always been for more than just the bath, kitchen, spa or beach house. The reason? Tile in all its forms is incredibly versatile and thus can make a stunning contribution to any room in the house. Check it out… the very last word in versatile is “TILE”
The newest palettes feature nature inspired colors, from desert to shore to woodland. Talk about affordable, easy living. Talk about durability: There are many examples of Roman era tile still in existence, installed where they were two millennia or more ago! Talk about a lasting investment in style.
Stepping up… and stepping out… in style. A lot of changes have occurred in the tile industry over the past few years. Tile is more beautiful than ever—new colors, textures, formats and glazes, arresting patterns and finishes from matte to polished.