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In the late 40s thru early 60s, new home constructions boomed across American suburbs to accommodate the burgeoning Post-World War II economy and the resulting multiplying  family unit. It is no surprise then that what was popular during this time as a standard option, namely square tiles (typically 4”x4”), can still be found in many of today’s homes that boast their original porcelain tile. In contemporary homes and newer builds, on the other hand, the hot shape in flooring tile is now the rectangle – which means that many of today’s homeowners are updating their bathrooms and kitchens. Larger, rectangular tiles are on the way in for a fresher, more current appearance.
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Comments | Posted in Information By Findstone

You don't have to wait to think renovating until your roof caves in. But if you've begun to store your stuff on the floor or the teens are singing for their own space, then renovating to accommodate lifestyle change now makes perfect sense. It's an ongoing process - Bit at a time.

People renovate for all sorts of reasons but most of us would prefer to put it off until we simply have to. Call it being in denial. What we're really afraid of is the domino effect — you change one thing and it impacts on another, then another... What begins as a minor alteration can end up a major nightmare. We choose instead to jump in the car, drive to the local hardware store or storage shop and come home with yet another bookcase, tin of Spackle or can of paint. Spending money on temporary solutions to on-going problems is a bit silly really and is certainly not cost-efficient.

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Comments | Posted in Information By Sam Alexander

Meshed flagstone are interlocking tiles, each 2.75 sft, which creates the needed movement inside or outside bringing the magic of "natural look". Today more and more of this stone is coming inside the house. Install it on the floor or accent wall - it sure will raise lot of praise and questions in your circle.

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Comments | Posted in Updates By Sam Alexander

Ceramic Vs Porcelain Tile

1/28/14 2:12 PM

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are essentially very similar. They are both made from clay and undergo a similar baking process. Ceramic tiles are more absorbent as they're made from porous clay, and are therefore best suited for indoor walls. Porcelain tiles, made of refined clay are harder and better for high traffic or wet areas. Because of the cost effectiveness they are mostly referred as Cheap ceramic and porcelain tiles or cheap ceramic and porcelain floors.

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Comments | Posted in Educational By Sam Alexander

Imagine a beautiful surface for your bathroom walls, backsplash, flooring, fireplaces, and more.... that is designed to your unique taste and preferences, requires little or no maintenance, is easy to clean and lasts for decades. Mosaic tile is created from glass, natural stone, or a combination of the two. If you can dream it, glass and stone mosaic tile can make it happen. As easy as a weekend project for DYI' ers.

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Comments | Posted in Educational By Sam Alexander

Designers have seen it all from stainless-steel overload to poor quality cabinets, from laminates to travertine tiles, from paint to mosaic backsplash. Here we bring you few pointers.

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Comments | Posted in Educational By Sam Alexander

Mosaics: Rising Popularity

12/3/13 2:12 PM

We want to be able to share with you a lot of knowledge we have learned along this journey. Most of the information has been learned the hard way, so sharing is our best way of helping you avoid the normal and natural pitfalls when attempting something unknown. Please subscribe to our blog and newsletter.

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Comments | Posted in Information By Sam Alexander

We previously wrote about the Top 10 reasons to consider white for your next home design project in "White - When colorless is the color in question !" Native Americans associate grey with friendship. Grey is the symbol for security, maturity and dependability. It connotes responsibility and conservative practicality. No surprise then that there’s another color which joins white as a designer’s top favorite for a contemporary, monochromatic palette – and 10 reasons you should consider grey for your next project:

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Comments | Posted in Information By Nick Dailey

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