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Designs Worth Discovering: Rookwood Pottery Tile
Get to know the company that put American ceramics on the map in the 1880s to see why its tiles are newly popular today
"why its tiles are newly popular today... Rookwood tile was showing up in homes around Houzz.... contemporary settings would be appreciated. I loved these tiles, thank you for this article... botanical tile. Tile Lovers, and fellow Houzzer's, I need your help! Can anyone identify... dragonfly tile? The tile is installed at the entryway of my home, which was built in... competing tile companies in the 1920's and some of the tile attributed to Rookwood was..."
'Weave' Stone Tile for an Elegant Bath
"basketweave tile on the floor. It adds elegance as well as visual and tactual texture... Beige. The tile workers cut the tiles in half, to provide a brick-shaped appearance instead... floor tiles. Our tile is Crema Marfil & Dark Emperador Basket Weave Mosaic Marble... , The tile used on the shower walls is Castello Beige Porcelain Tile. Here is the... possible? My tile is sandstone....I had to pick up a stock tile because of timing. My original..."
Design Details: Tiled Fireplace Surrounds
"realized that tile fireplace surround needed an ideabook of its own, as it is an entire... limestone brick tiles. This is AWESOME! I love seeing what everyone has done at home... Limestone Tiles with antiqued walnut mantle. I have red onyx tiles surrounding the great... for the tile on the wall behind! Stove is black No more tile left of the burnt red... porcelain tile fireplace surround that we love. Check it out here. Great post about..."
Choosing Tile: Durable, Versatile Porcelain
"ntain tile? Consider using porcelain. Porcelain tile is ceramic that has been dry... for each tile you're considering.) Take a look at some of the exciting new choices available... greatest in tile! "color body" tile features a similar tone to the glaze through the entire... of the tile, hiding any chips or nicks. The body of the tile will not exactly match... of the tile. Not only will chips not look so obvious, but usually this tile can be..."
10 Gorgeous Backsplash Alternatives to Subway Tile
Artistic installations, back-painted glass and pivoting windows prove there are backsplash possibilities beyond the platform
"subway tile, but sometimes you've just seen enough. And as the options for kitchen... chevron tiles to painted glass, pivoting windows, mirror and more.... decorate a tile which is then fired. They are using those tiles to tile their kitchen's... first tile you show(tiny metal bricks)? Love it! Love the tile murals! All great... http://custom-tiles.com/install-glass-tile Thin, vertical tiles look great in a contemporary..."
5 Edgy Trends in Today's Tile
Take a walk on the wild tile side, with unexpected designs for walls and floors courtesy of the Coverings 2013 show
"the wild tile side, with unexpected designs for walls and floors courtesy of the Coverings... modern, the tile industry is watching and responding. Here's a sampling of some of the... trending in tile for 2013, on display at the Coverings show in Atlanta in spring 2013.... com/porcelain-tile/technical-ceramic/precious-stones/ Digital printing on tiles is awesome... those tiles on the floor. Floors can be painted as well, but these tiles probably..."
How Brick Fits Into Today’s Gardens
Natural brick is often considered a traditional building material. Here’s how people are using it in contemporary gardens too
"tural brick is often considered a traditional building material. Here’s how people... against a brick garden wall warmed by the autumn sun, I pondered whether this ancient... gardens? Brick has been a favorite material for gardens for centuries, from Roman courtyards... found brick laying to be a form of relaxation and built an extensive wall at his... garden. Brick, which has been with us in one form or another since humans first started..."
Out With the Old Tile: 8 Steps to Prep for Demolition
This isn't a light DIY project: You'll need heavy-duty tools and plenty of protection for your home and yourself
"for your tile demolition project. Pick up a framing hammer and get rid of your frustration... ceramic tile from kitchen countertop and walls. The tile was set in concrete at least... bathroom tile and kitchen tile tested at a whopping 28 lead count, as do most tile in... remove tile without cracking it? We have some beautiful old tile we'd like to reuse... add that tile, even modern tile, can contain lead. Even dust without lead can be hazardous..."
Know Your House: Anatomy of a Brick Veneer Wall
"Brick's new role as skin versus structure offers plenty of style options for traditional... maintenance, brick has been a favored way to build for centuries. Brick has been used... Brick is just about the oldest building material. Small, modular, easily made from... piers of brick, architects and builders were able to construct large and small buildings... express brick's structural properties at door and window openings. Use brick jack..."
Brick: A Heavyweight for Modern Exteriors
If you picture only traditional homes when you think of brick, it's time to reconsider this modern contender
"think of brick, it's time to reconsider this modern contender... asked of a brick what it wanted to be; the brick replied, "An arch." Today, bricks are... in brick, glass and roof shingles; they use brick as another means of expression... building, brick is certainly rooted in traditional architecture and construction. Yet... here show brick used as an exterior material in a modern or contemporary manner. Brick... then, brick is not the predominant material. These are not ranch houses covered in..."
Renovation Detail: 4 Popular Brick Patterns for Patios
Classic, durable brick for patios and pathways creates a look that never goes out of style. Which of these four patterns is right for you?
"durable brick for patios and pathways creates a look that never goes out of style.... which the brick is laid? When designing a brick patio or path, you must consider key... settling on brick as our material of choice, who knew we'd then have to select the pattern... dominating the brick patios across our country, you're guaranteed to find one that best suits... age ) brick job we did using a variety of brick colors and a granite paver inlay..."
Kitchen of the Week: An 'Aha' Tile Moment in San Francisco
"the same tile walls almost every day in San Francisco's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)... hexagonal tile at first. "One day I actually took notice of them and thought, 'Wow, this... quirky tile fit right in with the eclectic aesthetic she wanted for her new kitchen... cracked tile and greasy cabinets and walls could be salvaged, so with the help of Nerland... makes the tile? And how much does it cost? Thanks! Love the bubble tiles. I tried..."
Polish Your Bathroom's Look With Wrapped Tile
Corner the market on compliments for your bathroom renovation by paying attention to where the walls meet and the edges round
"piece of tile folds around a corner, as the same size tile and pattern are used. If... If the tile has veining or graining, the same tile is used side by side in the corner... like the tile was bent into position. Tile layout can make or break a bathroom renovation... pleasing tile design. Here you'll see how wrapped corners and the right tile layout... pping tile around a tub or shower's curves and corners is a wonderful touch that..."
Live Boldly: Put the Floor on the Ceiling
"wood, brick or tile can do for a room... maybe tile is more your style! Try wrapping a traditional floor tile across the... Classic red brick is an another flooring material that can be used in arched ceilings.... of the brick complement the wood flooring, beams and cabinetry in this kitchen. A... marble tiles seems to soar above this bathtub and mimics the arch of the window below... of the tile on the wall and ceiling, all different variations of Bianco Carrara marble..."
Kitchen of the Week: Exposed Brick Arches in Illinois
A careful restoration of a surprising discovery lends an unexpected accent to this contemporary kitchen
"beautiful brick, and reworked the wall into an open and unique design.... exposed brick. Beautifully warm kitchen! Love love love those brick arches!! What... clean the brick? It came out great. And how did you locate matching brick and have... maker of brick? Brick arches in kitchen pass through... and old brick from the previous wall. They cleaned the brick and used it with a few... and the brick was furred out and drywalled. Great Rooms' Heath Siebert and his team..."