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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
"bathroom walls and floors, including costs and maintenance needs, before you commit... porcelain and is much lighter, it's often used for wall and ceiling installations. However... durability and variety, ceramic tile is a popular choice for bathroom finishes. If you're... color and texture, this material can deliver on both fronts. But the sheer variety... winter, and heavy tile can be difficult to install. Curious if ceramic tile will..."
Shape Up Your Surfaces With New Tile Textures and Forms
Take your walls and floors to a different dimension with innovative sculptural tiles, as shown at the 2013 Coverings expo
"your walls and floors to a different dimension with innovative sculptural tiles... shows and printing into three dimensions, and now it's taking tile there. Tile not... stone and textiles in its new looks, but has also become an integral part of architecture... dimensions to walls. Tiles bump, undulate, weave, wave, crimp, crumple, create rhythms and... stone and tile show in Atlanta.... corner and we had to hand scribe and grind down the tiles to get better alignment..."
Woven Works of Art: Mexican Textiles Offer Rich Hand-Crafted Style
For colorful embroidery and patterns to decorate furniture, accessories and even walls and floors, look to the indigenous people of Mexico
"embroidery and patterns to decorate furniture, accessories and even walls and floors,... decor and armchair traveling go hand in hand, and learning about the origin of your... woven and embroidered textiles, and the bright woven blankets, intricate pillow covers... Otami and the Zapotec. Each has its own signature pattern and style. Here's a breakdown... covers and graphic rugs bring rustic Southwestern style to any room. Mexico is a..."
11 Reasons to Love Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Again
"wallet and downstairs neighbors may be nodding... embrace wall-to-wall carpeting again. In fact, I’m not sure why it fell out of favor... to sit and play, and gives a room such a warm feeling. To be honest, for me the echo... echo and starkness of vast wood or tile floors can be downright uncozy. Bruised... I've had floor throughout, and wall-to-wall, and I always preferred bare floor. My current... again. Wall to wall carpeting???? NEVER. My Marble and Hardwood floors are so clean..."
My Houzz: Mod Chic for a Midcentury Riverfront Home
White walls and floors set off gorgeous river views and brightly colored furnishings in a 1950s Ohio home
"White walls and floors set off gorgeous river views and brightly colored furnishings... marble floors and whitewashed walls let colorful midcentury furnishings and the outside... “With floor-to-ceiling windows facing the river, the house had me at hello," says... a kid and had dreamed of giving her 5-year-old daughter, London, the same experience... London and their Labrador, Jimmy Location: Northwest Ohio Size: 2,954 square feet;..."
My Houzz: Graphic Vintage Style in an East London Townhouse
White walls and dark floors provide a canvas for framed vintage prints and midcentury furnishings in the home of a fashion writer
"White walls and dark floors provide a canvas for framed vintage prints and midcentury... white walls and dark floors to serve as a blank canvas for my furniture and accessories... white walls to handpicked furniture, fashion writer and journalist Hywel Davies'... kitchen and knocking down walls. Then he added his own decorative touches to make the... light and bright space fit his fashion-forward style. Houzz at a Glance Who lives..."
My Houzz: Color Hits the Spot in a White-on-White Scheme
"snowy walls and floors in a Montreal loft... planning and some design savvy, Nguyen and Klein transformed the space into a custo... Nguyen and David Klein were looking to buy a home in Montreal, they wanted something... character, and they weren’t afraid to put in the effort to make it theirs. So although... Nguyen and David Klein Size: 900 square feet (84 square meters); 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom... today and wondered why it was so daunting-using built ins and cabinets as you've..."
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
"designs for walls and floors courtesy of the Coverings 2013 show... watching and responding. Here's a sampling of some of the most cutting-edge looks from... that on walls with paint decades ago, I prefer those tiles on the floor. Floors can... stone and ceramic (the local counter and tile fabricator just throws it out and it... the UK and where I am very interested in these new wall coverings - is there another... Atlanta and the Fiandre booth had the full slabs on display and all I can say is WOW..."
Guest Picks: Kidproof Furnishings and Decor
"these floor and wall coverings, furniture pieces and accessories... tip-proof and stylish? Yes! The 20 picks I've rounded up this month are here to help... youngsters and cleaning up their messes doesn't mean you can't also enjoy good design... are fun and yet sophisticated. Can't get better than that. and several of them also... furnishings and cabinetry work great for kid proof rooms! All the dings and scratches they..."
13 All-White Bathrooms With Clean and Classic Style
"space, and it looks clean and bright. But there are other reasons to love the all-white... cleaning and upkeep. That's part of why white is so seductive in a bathroom: It creates... tiled floors too and they show just as much fluff, dust and hair. Definitely dust... white and cream tile floor. Can you help me with color for the walls. nickanna... marble top and white hex tile floor. Need to find a great vanity at a great price? Look..."
Bold Patterns: Harlequin and Argyle
"Patterns on Wall, Window, Furniture or Floor... look on a wall or piece of furniture with paint and painter's tape. Or you can use wallpaper... middle and start from there! But no. I mapped the entire wall on graph paper and... math" and tape the wall but it was a fun project! Most people think it's wallpaper... cardboard and mad pencil marks on the wall to tape from. It was theraputic - I worked... before and after example that was originally hand-painted and can be custom printed..."
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
"space and provide a cohesive look... surge in floor-to-ceiling tiled walls. Designers and builders are paying careful attention... space, and extending the same tile throughout a smaller space can help make it look... tilers as walls and floors aren't always perfectly flat and even and getting it right... tiled walls and floors have to be always plumb, level and even otherwise you'll get... all the walls are true and the floor level and even. Nothing worse than being at the..."
Bamboo Products — Earth Friend or Foe?
The ecofriendliness of this grass for flooring, wall coverings and furniture isn't cut and dried. Get the facts here
"grass for flooring, wall coverings and furniture isn't cut and dried. Get the facts here... pesticides and fertilizers and little irrigation, it has become a popular environmentally... found and used in China about 5,000 years ago. Technically classified as a grass... per day and can reach maturity in five to eight ears — compared with 30 to 50 years... bamboo floors, we also know that certain manufacturing processes, deforestation concerns..."
How to Use Color With an Open Floor Plan
Large, open spaces can be tricky when it comes to painting walls and trim and adding accessories. These strategies can help
"painting walls and trim and adding accessories. These strategies can help... consultant, and one of the biggest concerns my clients have is how to use color with an... an open floor plan. These days, many homes are built where the rooms open up to one... entertaining and keeping an eye on the kids, but when it comes to painting, many homeowners... start and stop each color. Some people decide to use one color throughout the entire..."
Guest Picks: Up the Wall
Free up floor space by going vertical with attractive wall storage solutions that put books, toys and jewelry within easy reach
"ee up floor space by going vertical with attractive wall storage solutions that put... toys and jewelry within easy reach... mited floor space can drive you up the wall. Luckily, there are so many wonderful... bookshelves and wall storage that go far beyond your typical styles. These products are... function and form. — Heather and Vanessa from At the Picket Fence... clever, and whimsical, and affordable ideas I've seen in a really long time. I love..."