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Top Tile Trends From the Coverings 2013 Show — the Wood Look
Get the beauty of wood while waving off potential splinters, rotting and long searches, thanks to eye-fooling ceramic and porcelain tiles
"Tile is big business — Americans bought 2.19 billion square feet of it in 2012.... less-expensive tiles like porcelain and ceramic, giving them the looks of marble, granite... wood-grain tile look, on show in a big way at the 2013 Coverings trade show in Atlanta... The wood tile trend has been gaining momentum for several years, and now there are more... dimensions for tiles we've never seen before — the most popular being long narrow planks,..."
Top 10 Tips for Choosing Shower Tile
Slip resistance, curves and even the mineral content of your water all affect which tile is best for your shower
"which tile is best for your shower... shower tile, and often the shower's design will dictate the type of tile that can... smaller tile. That might seem like an easy task, but remember, you need a tile that... of the tile needs to be in contact with the thinset (tile concrete). Often, thinset... not all tiles — such as many mosaic tiles — can reach 95 percent coverage. Using... large-format tile is great for barrier-free design and aging in place. But is that tile..."
Kitchen Counters: Tile, the Choice for Affordable Durability
DIYers and budget-minded remodelers often look to this countertop material, which can last for decades with the right maintenance
"Tile countertops can be rich in old-world charm or masquerade as luxe stone slabs... makeover, tile countertops might be the right surface for you.... heavy on tile the tile breaks. I like to supplant tile countertops with utilitarian... turquoise tile up above, but I couldn't have it in my kitchen. Had original tile in our... Iznik tiles, the back splash will include some traditional patterned Iznik tiles brought..."
10 Tile Patterns to Showcase Your Floor
There's more to a tile floor than the tile itself; how you lay out your tile can change the look and feel of the room
"more to a tile floor than the tile itself; how you lay out your tile can change the look... selected new tile for your home projects, think about how you would like it laid out. Here... Most tile showrooms have displays of floor patterns and the sales staff can recommend... multicolored tile which has the entry tile color in it, a darker tile with entry tile colored... bordered by a tile entry and tile kitchen/family room. I cannot match the existing tile..."
10 Top Tips for Getting Bathroom Tile Right
Good planning is essential for bathroom tile that's set properly and works with the rest of your renovation. These tips help you do it right
"bathroom tile that's set properly and works with the rest of your renovation. These... Tile layout is king in any bathroom renovation. Planning tile layout carefully from... in the tile and then start from the middle of the tile and chisel the tile carefully... below the tile not the tile itself or any application on the tile. It is alright that... excellent tile installation is when you "don't" notice the grout lines or the tile layout..."
Bathroom Surfaces: Ceramic Tile Pros and Cons
Learn the facts on this popular material for bathroom walls and floors, including costs and maintenance needs, before you commit
"ceramic tiles is endless, which can make finding just the right tile very difficult... heavy tile can be difficult to install. Curious if ceramic tile will work in your... ceramic tile is a popular choice for bathroom finishes. If you're drawn to color and... stone tiles and now it is either glass tiles or subway tiles. If you don't like... random tiles.... TILE TIP: Lighting Ceramic Tile Everyone should remember that you..."
8 Top Tile Types for Your Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash designs don't have to be set in stone; glass, mirror and mosaic tiles can create kitchen beauty in a range of styles
"mosaic tiles can create kitchen beauty in a range of styles... point. Tile tends to be the most popular choice — for its flexibility in style, budget... intriguing tiles can add to your kitchen's unique look.... when he tiled our kitchen, too. The house I grew up in had tile counters, tile walls... backsplash tiles - http://custom-tiles.com/tile-durability They meet NSF-UL requirements... cheaper tile, I would run a half section of the tile horizontally just above the countertop..."
How to Choose Tile for a Steam Shower
In steamy quarters, tile needs to stand up to all that water and vapor in style. Here's how to get it right the first time
"quarters, tile needs to stand up to all that water and vapor in style. Here's how to... from the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) or the Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association... type of tile chosen — that works and performs as one. Some cities have no specific... Picking tile is an important part of this process. Follow these 10 tips to help make... on the tile. Porcelain tiles will more expand and contract than ceramic tiles because..."
How to Install a Tile Backsplash
If you've got a steady hand, a few easy-to-find supplies and patience, you can install a tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom
"install a tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom... haven't set tile before, practice setting a few rows of tiles on a scrap of plywood until... cutting tiles and gloves when handling cut tile. Use caution with all power equipment... and a tile backsplash is one of those little details. A backsplash not only looks... basic tiling skills and a little practice, transforming your kitchen could be one... expense of tiles. Try faux glass mosaic tile vinyl wallcovering in 9 colorways that can..."
How to Match Tile Heights for a Perfect Installation
"gular tile heights can mar the look of your bathroom. Here's how to counter the... installing two tiles from two different suppliers, often the thickness of each tile is not... between tile set side by side. Too much lippage can cause an awkward and uneven look... Setting your tile with a 50 percent offset, or in a brick pattern, can draw more attention... in your tile. The effects of natural and artificial lighting can also draw attention..."
Contractor Tips: How to Install Tile Flawlessly
"single tile, pull from these tips for expert results... great-looking tile job takes more than just picking beautiful tile. Preparation, planning... joints in tile workCut: Tiles that must be trimmed to fit against a wall or other ob... Remember, tile is for the long haul. These tips will help ensure that your installation... to set tilesScreed: A flat wood or metal board used to level mortar or concrete before... to: Lay tile parallel toJolly trim: A finishing and edge-protection profile for the..."
So Many Reasons to Love Cement Tiles
You’ll notice their beautiful patterns right away, but cement tiles have less obvious advantages too
"cement tiles have less obvious advantages too... cake and tiles are made. Like checkerboard cake batter, cement tiles are formed by... cement tiles are a lot like checkerboard cake? Hear me out. When you slice into a... Cement tiles, popular in Mediterranean- and Latin-style spaces, are often highly patterned... and the tile is compressed under 2,000 pounds of pressure. The result is an irresistible... Granada Tile is in California and The Cement Tile Shop is in Florida. Your tiles are..."
Floor-to-Ceiling Tile Takes Bathrooms Above and Beyond
Generous tile in a bathroom can bounce light, give the illusion of more space and provide a cohesive look
"erous tile in a bathroom can bounce light, give the illusion of more space and provide... iling tiled walls. Designers and builders are paying careful attention to universal... the same tile throughout a smaller space can help make it look bigger while reflecting... ceramic tiles with white grout to colorful mosaics, from vintage Victorian to futuristic... fully tiled bathrooms. Notice: These are just 3D-Tile-Designs ("Tile-Sketches")..."
Tile Goes High Tech at Italy's Big Expo
"creating tile looks from handmade to avant-garde, as seen as CERSAIE 2013... Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. From what I could see at the 2013 event, the... ceramic tiles as the sustainable material of the future. Meanwhile, a large selection... sometimes no tiles. It would be interesting to know whether the tile market is shrinking... large tiles that look like steel. Unfortunately, the larger the tile, the steeper..."
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... http://custom-tiles.com/install-glass-tile Thin, vertical tiles look great in a contemporary... item like tiling which is very expensive to change. Subway tiles have been around for..."