From the Floor Up

Design with White Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 11, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Looking for a neutral color to jazz up your bathroom, living room, or kitchen? Consider using white porcelain tile, which is available in various shades and shapes, to brighten and visually expand your space. From white subway backsplash tile to large-format floor tile, white is the way to go. Here are some inspirational tips and ideas to help you get started on your design.

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Topics: Subway Tile, Wall Tile, Design, Backsplash

Let’s Talk about Midcentury Modern

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


Annapolis in Sail Gloss Bevel 6 x 16

If you haven’t already been mesmerized by Midcentury Modern, you’re about to be. The design, architecture, and furniture that pervaded interior design from the mid-1930s all the way through the 60s still lingers today. Though it has a fresh face now, Midcentury Modern design is big news.

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Topics: Subway Tile, Mosaic, Trends, Design

Herringbone Subway Tile Shower Ideas

Posted by Daltile Team on Jan 18, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Rittenhouse Square in Architectural Gray and Almond

Herringbone subway tile ideas don't stop with the traditional interpretation. If you stretch your design muscles, you can creatively explore modern ways to use this statement-making pattern. The subtle geometric design provides decorative movement in an otherwise sterile setting. Its vertical or horizontal arrowlike layout not only makes the pattern appear bigger than its standard 3 x 6 format, but it also visually stretches the walls in whichever direction needs more length. These are just a couple factors that make the herringbone subway tile pattern a savvy design choice for a shower of any type and size. Read on to discover fresh ideas for this ever-trendy tile layout.

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Topics: Subway Tile, Design

5 Eye-Popping Ways to Do Subway Tile in the Kitchen

Posted by Daltile Team on Jul 13, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Ever-popular subway tile is a great addition to the kitchen. It works with just about any style from contemporary to rustic. And there are more options than ever before, especially if you’re the sort that likes tile with a bit of flair.

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Topics: Kitchen Tile Ideas, Subway Tile

Choosing Grout for Subway Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Jul 6, 2016 10:45:53 AM

White or grey? Narrow or wide? Contrast or blend? Grout for subway tile might seem like a simple choice, but there is more to consider than you might imagine. Until the 1980s, there were only two choices when it came to grout: white or grey. Now there are endless colors—even metallic and glitter are available. There are even grout stains so you can change the color if you change your mind.

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Topics: Subway Tile, Trends, Design

50 Shades of Gray Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on May 10, 2016 10:30:00 AM

With another installment of 50 Shades on the horizon, we thought it was a good time to revist this post from the last time we all flocked to the theater for a little gray. Enjoy!

The lovely thing about gray is there are almost limitless shades of it. Gray, at its most basic, is just the mixture of black and white in different amounts. But these days, with gray being the primary color of choice in home decor, the options are boundless. Here are a few more options to add to your gray tile palette.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Bathroom Tile Ideas, Kitchen Tile Ideas, Subway Tile, Trends

Consider Beveled Subway Tile for a New Take on Classic Style

Posted by Daltile Team on Oct 27, 2015 8:30:00 PM

Subway tile derives its name from the white brick tiles placed in New York City subway stations during the early 1900s. This clean, easy-to-maintain, classic style has since become popular in homes and restaurants. Today, a variety of subway tile designs, including beveled subway tile, can be used to lend a retro feel to any room. The white brick shapes are also versatile enough for transitional and contemporary kitchens and baths where clean, simple lines are preferred.

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Topics: Subway Tile

Retro Bathroom Designs Zooey Deschanel Would Love

Posted by Daltile Team on Aug 11, 2015 8:30:00 PM

Some celebrities can pull off the retro look so perfectly nobody even bats an eye. When was the last time you saw Taylor Swift or Scarlett Johansson and thought they were anything less than stunning? Yet both have a flair for 50s style. Zooey Deschanel or Adele’s 60s style never looks out of place because they know how to make it work in a contemporary world.

Ready to add a little retro style to your bathroom as flawlessly as your favorite celebs? Here are seven things you can do to get a look that is timeless but flavored with retro.

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Topics: Bathroom Tile Ideas, Subway Tile, Trends

Doable Handcrafted Design for Personality-Filled Spaces

Posted by Daltile Team on May 1, 2015 6:00:00 AM

In an era when very little is unique, your clients are all about the artisan, handmade aesthetic. They want their home or business to make a statement about who they are—and they are matchless, special, and diverse.

However, most of them don’t have the budget or breadth of experience for that kind of design. Your job then becomes finding a way to give their design that one-of-a-kind look and feel without actually using products that are handcrafted. Think Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware—both replicate a legacy of the unique with new materials.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, New Products, Bathroom Tile Ideas, Kitchen Tile Ideas, Commercial, Subway Tile

2015 Insiders’ Trend Forecast Report

Posted by Daltile Team on Jan 22, 2015 9:53:00 AM

Right on Trend with Ceramic, Porcelain, and Wood-Look Tile

2015 brings with it some exciting developments in tile. Textures are more accurate than ever. Patterns reflect the hottest trends in design. And tile has more high-tech features. Get ready to remodel your kitchen or bathroom with on-trend designs and materials. Here are the trends to incorporate this year.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Bathroom Tile Ideas, Kitchen Tile Ideas, Subway Tile, Mosaic

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