From the Floor Up

Designer Reveals Secrets to Picking Bathroom Tile You’ll Love Forever

Posted by Daltile Team on Aug 23, 2017 2:14:21 PM

Picking tile should be the easiest thing in the world, but you wouldn’t be the only one to feel slightly overwhelmed after stepping into a showroom.

There is so much to choose from and you can easily get derailed when faced with a huge selection of great tile and innovative vignettes. Designer Amy Slaughter at Slaughter Design Studio gave us a few hints at how to best narrow down the choices.

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Topics: Bathroom Tile Ideas, Design

Get the Look: Authentic French Style

Posted by Daltile Team on Jun 28, 2017 10:01:00 AM

by Nelly Reffet

As an interior designer born and bred in France, I have quite often been contacted by potential clients who want me to create a French style for their home. At first, I was dumbfounded. I never knew that “French style” existed, and I certainly didn’t know what people had in mind when they referred to it. I quickly learned that in most cases it meant lots of whitewashed pieces, some antique-looking items, many candles and hurricane lanterns, with the occasional glitzy crystal chandelier, linen towels, cute white lace and silver trays.
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Topics: Design

Outdoor Tile Ideas

Posted by Daltile Team on Jun 9, 2017 12:09:05 PM

As summer comes into its full glory, we thought you might like to see a few tile ideas for sprucing up your outdoor spaces.

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Topics: Exterior Tile, Pool Tile, Design, Countertop

5 Popular Architectural Styles and the Tile to Go with Them

Posted by Daltile Team on May 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Farmhouse, Glass House, True Original and Everything in Between

Six hot home styles are taking over as favorites with staying power. They aren’t just passing fads, but nods to the past and future alike that have enduring and quality style. That style doesn’t stop once you go through the front door. Continue the style in the kitchen, on the patio, and throughout the house.

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Topics: Design

How Tile Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Posted by Daltile Team on May 10, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Tile has always been considered an eco-friendly choice, but today's wide range of styles and materials take green home design to the next level. If you're looking for sustainable, eco-friendly materials for your home, ceramic, porcelain, and glass tile products are great options to consider.

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Topics: Sustainability, Design

Finding the Right Ceramic Tile Design to Pair with Dark Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Daltile Team on May 9, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Yacht Club in Top Sail on the floor with Stone Radiance on the backsplash

Although white cabinets are popular in kitchen design, the drama of darker colors can also be used to create a stunning design. Darker wood or black cabinets are an especially great choice for contemporary kitchens. If you gravitate toward the dark side of the spectrum, here are some ceramic tile design options to complement your dark cabinets.
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Topics: Design

Hexagonal Tile Ideas: How to Choose the Right Color and Pattern

Posted by Daltile Team on May 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Design-smart homeowners are forever on the hunt for that next special touch that will turn heads and even set trends. But when you're working with permanent floor tile, how far from usual should you venture? As long as your design is timelessly trendy, it's probably within today's boundaries.Savvy six-sided tile options come in a number of sizes, hues, and bold patterns. A focal wall, tub surround, entryway floor, or kitchen backsplash of contemporary hexagonal tile makes a unique impact on your design, and will impress guests. Here are some color pairing ideas and layouts to consider before you get started on your design.

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Topics: Design

4 Outdoor Patio Flooring Ideas

Posted by Daltile Team on May 5, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Saddle Brook XT in Oak Trail on the patio

Why not expand the amount of living space you have by making the most of your outside space? When you have the right outdoor patio flooring, you'll want to spend more time outside, and you'll have a beautiful base to build your design off of. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you get started on your design:

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Topics: Exterior Tile, Design

Design Inspired by Countries around the World

Posted by Daltile Team on May 2, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Woodbridge in Spruce

Spend five minutes on a home improvement TV channel and you’ll quickly realize that designers speak in terms of design style. This house is French countryside style and that house is classic American style, etc.

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Topics: Design

How to Incorporate Color in the Laundry Room

Posted by Houzz on Apr 26, 2017 10:31:00 AM

We see a lot of showhouse-worthy laundry rooms on Houzz, but reality for most of us is starkly different. Our laundry areas are often tiny, unfinished spaces — no flair, no style, just purely utilitarian. But we can make the tiniest of laundry closets boost our mood while we’re tackling this chore. The answer is to create a more finished look with color.

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Topics: Design, Laundry Room

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